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That Julian Assange cannot be extradited is welcome, but the ruling comes after the charade in which British authorities held him in a top security prison and made his defence as difficult as possible, argues Stuart Rees.

Like Donald Trump, Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro has normalised white supremacists, peddled fake news, downplayed the coronavirus pandemic and used conspiracy theories to attack science, writes Michael Fox.

The push back against NSW Police's 'war on drugs' is growing as they pay up hundreds of millions of dollars in lawsuits and restrictions on strip-searches are being considered by the parliament. Rachel Evans reports.

This interview with Federico Fuentes unpacks the issues around the December 6 national assembly elections in Venezuela.

Many Australians watched the shit-show of the recent United States elections and questioned the level of democracy in that country. Alex Bainbridge asks if there's much of a difference here.

NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian is facing increasing pressure, externally and internally, over her links to alleged corruption and her brazen normalisation of pork barrelling, writes Jim McIlroy.

Before Donald Trump, no US president had declared themselves the winner after losing, writes Malik Miah. Trump is becoming increasingly theatrical in his desperation to hold onto power. What happens next is not known.

Thailand's royal excesses were mercilessly parodied in street theatre in Sydney, reports Peter Boyle.

Unidas Podemos is engaged in a thuggish operation against members of the Forward Andalusia coalition, writes Dick Nichols.

The Murdoch media is an impediment to democracy

While Kevin Rudd’s petition for a “strong” and “diverse” news media has proved to be very popular, Alex Bainbridge suggests a royal commission won't solve the fundamental problem.

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