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Think Tankers Against China: The Australian Strategic Policy Institute

Security think tanks are the leeches of industry. Attached to their appropriate field, they compile analysis that is supposedly masterful,

Why the Cosmic Kite Never Fell: Football and Diego Maradona

In Argentina, beatification and canonisation can happen to living figures. Unlike the officialdom of the Catholic Church, the processes take

Not Adding Up: Australia, Iran and the Release of Kylie…

Australia’s ambassadorial offices and political leaders have a consistent record of ignoring their citizens in tight situations. David Hicks, Mamdouh

Top 10 Reasons to Reject Blinken

Antony Blinken is not the Secretary of State the United States or the world needs, and the U.S. Senate should

Skewed Responsibility: Australian War Crimes in Afghanistan

The Inspector-General of the Australian Defence Force Afghanistan Inquiry was always going to make for a gruesome read – and

The Yemen Civil War Arms Bonanza

“Making billions from arms exports which fuel the conflict while providing a small fraction of that in aid to Yemen

Dim Halos: Suppressing the Cult of Pope John Paul II

As chief conductor of the saint factory, Pope John Paul II was always going to be, in time, canonised. Almost

The New U.S. War on Western Sahara

I’m not misusing the word “war” to mean something like the war on Christmas or drugs or some TV pundit

Re-Learning to Reject War

Chris Lombardi’s fantastic new book is called I Ain’t Marching Anymore: Dissenters, Deserters, and Objectors to America’s Wars. It’s a

Everything Will Fundamentally Change

In June 2019, Joe Biden promised wealthy so-called donors that nothing would fundamentally change. At this moment hundreds of millions

One America, Two Nations

As I write this, officials across the United States continue to count votes in the 2020 US presidential election. When

Glory: The Deadliest Drug

Yale Magrass and Charles Derber’s latest book is called Glorious Causes: The Irrationality of Capitalism, War, and Politics. I hope

Google meets the Sherman Act

“Ambition is the subtlest Beast of the Intellectual and Moral Field,” wrote John Adams to his son, John Quincy Adams,


During the most recent debate in Nashville on October 22, President Trump was not unexpectedly asked about his administration’s 2018


Essential workers, who must continue to work even as COVID rates spike and shelter in place orders are re-issued, largely

What Trump and Biden Should Have Done in War on…

Donald Trump and Joe Biden were athletes who got deferments and dubious medical-based exemptions to participating in the mass slaughter

Peace Crimes

A new book by Kieran Finnane has the title “Peace Crimes.” It refers to acts of civil disobedience against war,

Assange’s Fifth Day at the Old Bailey: Supermax Prisons and…

Having had a coronavirus scare towards the end of last week, necessitating a brief suspension of proceedings for September 11,

Kevin Zeese: Irreplaceable

Kevin Zeese was a major constant reliable presence in the movement for peace and justice. He used writing, editing, online

Monopoly: Root of All Evil

From sneering dismissiveness of the coronavirus as nothing more than a common cold to a grand promise to find a