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Vatican blasts inequality – greed

05 June 2018 | Bruce Duncan

The Vatican has launched a stringent critique of widespread abuses in global economies, which are driving astonishing degrees of inequality, threatening ecological sustainability, and unleashing powerful reactionary political forces in response, as seen in parts of Europe and elsewhere.


No one's exercise of free speech should make another feel less free

09 May 2018 | Moana Jackson

Some of the noblest moments in human history have been struggles for freedom, but in the far from noble history of colonisation, the notion of freedom, and certainly free speech, has always been a term subjected to troubling interpretations.


Macron visits Ouvea on eve of anniversary

09 May 2018 | Radio New Zealand

The French president Emmanuel Macron has visited the island of Ouvea on the 30th anniversary of the bloody end of the 1988 hostage crisis


At last agreement with Timor-Leste over oil and gas field

30 March 2018 | Lindsay Murdoch

Australia and Timor-Leste will sign a landmark agreement aimed at opening the way to share revenue from the $50 billion Greater Sunrise oil and gas field in the Timor Sea at the United Nations next week.


Cambodia’s modern repression has Khmer roots

30 March 2018 | Alphonsus Pettit

The Cambodian government has succeeded in shutting down the political opposition, critical thinking in the media and has sharpened its focus on non-government organizations, which have tried its patience over human rights issues. For some "The Repression" is shocking, for others the crackdown is simply a return to the country's communist past.


Welcome to the matrix of materialism

30 March 2018 | David James

MatrixA visitor from an earlier time would be stunned to see how much we understand the world using monetary measures. Finance has come to be considered the first reality, not defined by, or reflecting, reality. To see how this creates distortions, consider GDP, which is taken to be a measure of national wellbeing, but is anything but, writes David James for Eureka Street.


The Balfour declaration: Britain broke its feeble promise to the Palestinians

29 November 2017 | Jonathan Cook

There is more than a little irony in Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s decision to attend a “celebration” dinner this week in London with his British counterpart, Theresa May, marking the centenary of the Balfour Declaration.


Balfour another colonial distortion of history

29 November 2017 | Stuart Rees

The 100-year anniversary of one of Great Britain’s great betrayals is upon us this month, writes Professor Stuart Rees for New Matilda. 


How Israel engages in “water apartheid”

29 November 2017 | Mersiha Gadzo

"The level of unrestricted access to water enjoyed by those residing in Israel and Israeli settlers demonstrates that resources are plentiful, and that the lack of sufficient water for Palestinians is a direct result of Israel's discriminatory policies in water management,” says a 2013 report Water for one people only quoted in Mersiha Gadzo’s article for Al Jazeera.


A call for Australia to agree on a fair and just boundary with Timor-Leste

29 November 2017 |

For more than a decade, Australia has treated Timor with disdain. 


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