Cambodia’s modern repression has Khmer roots
Alphonsus Pettit |
30 March 2018
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 this country's communist past.
Prime Minister Hun Sen and many in his inner circle had their training with the Khmer Rouge, joining the ultra-Maoists after then Prince Norodom Sihanouk took to the airwaves from China in 1970 and urged support for Pol Pot.
| 30 November 2017
For more than a decade, Australia has treated Timor with disdain.
Mersiha Gadzo | 30 November 2017
"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.
Stuart Rees | 30 November 2017
The 100-year anniversary of one of Great Britain’s great betrayals is upon us this month, writes Professor Stuart Rees for New Matilda.
Jonathan Cook | 30 November 2017
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.
David James | 31 March 2018
A 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.