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The rise of the rightwing authoritarians

What explains this tidal wave of authoritarians taking over supposedly mature secular democracies? ...  
ACTU claims Australian jobs and Labor sold out over free trade agreements

An ALP move to back Liberal free trade agreements has outraged the ACTU, warning of a spike in ...  
President Trump has perfected the art of corruption

The impeachment investigation and corruption of President Donald Trump has reached the dramatic ...  
Letters from Belmarsh: What Julian Assange says we should do to save his life

Imprisoned journalist Julian Assange has found another voice from prison in order to urge people ...  
Betrayal of Kurds one of Trump’s gravest errors

It hasn’t all just been trash talking. U.S. President Donald Trump’s tenure in office has seen ...  
Morrison is wrong: Global cooperation is the way forward

During Scott Morrison’s recent trip to the U.S., did he absorb some of Donald Trump’s inte ...  
Between China and America, we chose the wrong friend

While the Australian Government panders to America's every whim, China continues to be a progre ...  
Impeachment moves against Trump: Republicans scramble to fight back

The first witness in the Congressional inquiry into President Trump’s links with Ukraine, Kurt ...  
No simple resolution to Hong Kong unrest

Last Friday at midnight, the Hong Kong Government, led by Carrie Lam, enlivened their “emergency ...  
Prison life in Rodrigo Duterte's Philippines: A personal story

Australian author Luke Williams gives a brutally honest account of life in a Filipino prison ...  
Uncertainty rife as U.S. exits nuclear disarmament treaty

Professor Ramesh Thakur unpacks the nuclear landscape and whether Australia should host U.S. ...  
Wren's week: Economy tanks, protest rights threatened, Morrison keen on Trump

This week, John Wren considers Peter Dutton's attempts to stifle protest, Anne Ruston's comments ...  
Morrison's antics: Australia apparently sides with U.S. in China trade war

Washington D.C. is usually a busy place, but it has been particularly busy of late.   
Avoiding war between a rising China and a waning United States

1 October 2019 was the 70th anniversary of the foundation of the Peoples’ Republic of China.  
Why calls to impeach will probably boost Trump

The very people who supposedly want Trump impeached the most, are the ones paving the way for his ...  
MUNGO MCCALLUM: Welcome to conservative tribalism — rah, rah, rah!

In the age of Trump and Johnson, it is tempting to assume that a new wave of irrational loyalty to ...  
Young women speaking out: We are not free

"Women here are not free," said a young Afghan woman.  
Morrison's condescending response to kids and climate

The best you can say about Prime Minister Scott Morrison is that he doesn’t get it.