Brereton report

Defend whistleblowers, defend democracy - protesters outside the ACT Supreme Court on November 13

Whistleblower David McBride is going to be sentenced in the new year after he was denied the opportunity to appeal and prosecutors argued against further delays. Binoy Kampmark reports.

This episode of the Green Left Show highlights the campaign to defend whistleblower rights, in particular the case of David McBride who faces trial in November.

David McBride speaking outside Labor's national conference in Meanjin. Photo: Alex Bainbidge

Three years after the Brereton inquiry into war crimes in Afghanistan, not one of the perpetrators has been charged but David McBride faces jail for revealing them. Alex Bainbridge reports.

Ben Roberts-Smith

Ben Roberts-Smith was meant to be a poster boy of the regiment that served in Afghanistan. But the recent defamation case cracked the image of a plaster saint, writes Binoy Kampmark.

PM Scott Morrison is using a nationalism-charged diversion to take the focus off the Brereton report's findings into Australian special forces war crimes in Afghanistan, argues Pip Hinman.

The federal police is considering charging SAS soldiers for war crimes. Pip Hinman argues senior officers and politicians responsible for the Afghan war must also be held accountable.

Australia’s role in Afghanistan wasn’t a contribution to the cause of global peace or democracy: it helped destroy a country, argues Nick Riemer.