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The Progressive Except on Palestine phenomenon

While living and working in Israel and Palestine, filmmaker Kate Johnston has discovered an ...  
Seeking asylum — but no Pinochet praise

Memory and context have become victims of the political debate, says Dr Adam Hughes Henry, and ...  
How conservative is Cory?

Senator Cory Bernardi calls himself a conservative but he isn't one at all — and we should stop ...  
Old media ethical failure propelled Gillard demise

The mainstream media's demonstrable lack of impartiality and contextual accuracy, and willi ...  
Is Julia REALLY Juliar?

Did Julia Gillard really lie during the 2010 election campaign about introducing a carbon tax?& ...  
The rise of the Radical Right (Part Three): Australia today

In this final part of his three part series, Dr Geoff Davies surveys the current political scene ...  
The rise of the Radical Right (Part Two): False economics

In this second part of his three part series, Dr Geoff Davies looks at the causes of the dramatic ...  
Historicising animal welfare and live trade

The assumption animals don’t think, feel or remember is wrong; in fact, that description might ...  
In praise of Luddites

Matt Mitchell is a proud Luddite, who says "the Luddite fight for a more humane and just society ...  
Bernardi and Benson’s illogical arguments against same-sex marriage

As shown by Cory Bernardi's resignation today, the arguments against same-sex marriage are neither ...  
Love and marriage

What conditions are necessary to discriminate a married couple from other couples? Matthew Mitc ...  
Beyond left and right

A new book of essays, Left Turn, has given managing editor David Donovan an opportunity to reflect ...  
Earth and Mars

In this new series, Gee reflects on journeys and destinations. This work is ...  
How technology dehumanises us (Part 2)

Technology has a greater potential for destruction than ever before, says Matthew Mitchell, so ...  
How technology dehumanises us (Part 1)

There is nothing wrong with technology — except when it begins to stand in the way of our ...  
The problem with life

Here’s the problem with life... You work really hard your whole life so you can lay back and ...  
On wilful ignorance

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Violence is the problem, not extremism

Labelling the events in Norway the result of extremism is missing the point, says Nick Carson ...