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View commentsView articleCooperating with Iran’s president-elect Pezeshkian will far outweigh the risks
With the best intentions, Pezeshkian may not be able to deliver on all his foreign and domestic agenda; nevertheless, it serves the US’ and Israel’s interests to give him every opportunity to succeed.
By Alon Ben-Meir - 12/7/2024
217 hours ago
View commentsView articleUN can no longer ignore Hashemite Kingdom of Palestine solution
Redrawing the international border between Israel and Jordan could achieve these outcomes without anyone - Jew or Arab – having to leave his current home.
By David Singer - 12/7/2024
22 days ago
View commentsView articleThe only funding model Gonski ever got
We are treated on an almost continuous basis to justifiable complaints from the public education lobby about the underfunding of government schools. Yet, no one in that lobby even put a funding model to the Gonski panel.
By Chris Curtis - 11/7/2024
23 days ago
View commentsView articleEric Kaufmann’s new book pillories ‘progressive’ (woke) extremism – including Albanese Labor
Kaufmann’s Taboo argues that ‘woke’ or ‘progressive extremism’ is no joke, but a new and destructive cultural schism between elite governance and ordinary voters.
By Stephen Saunders - 11/7/2024
105 hours ago
View commentsView articleWoke and broke: how fake Tories' turned the UK into a political circus
As the curtain falls on this act, it's clear that the party's own buffoonery and internal squabbles over Brexit have brought the nation to the edge of chaos.
By Vince Hooper - 10/7/2024
44 days ago
View commentsView articleBattery baloney, hydrogen hype and green fairy tales
There are two troublesome Green Energy Unions – the Solar Workers down tools every night and cloudy day, and the Turbine Crews stop work if winds are too weak or too strong.
By Viv Forbes - 10/7/2024
54 days ago
View commentsView article‘Reliable’ wind power: what cost battery storage?
Either seasonal reliability is sacrificed, or customer costs soar even more. Or both.
By Geoff Carmody - 9/7/2024
132 days ago
View commentsView articleTime Trump focused on Hashemite Kingdom of Palestine solution
Presidential debate descended into virtual silence when President Trump surprisingly blew the opportunity to clearly differentiate his policy from President Biden's long-standing policy supporting the creation of an independent Palestine.
By David Singer - 9/7/2024
133 days ago
View commentsView articleAustralia's clean energy experiment
Australia's official power generation statistics make it obvious that we have no chance of meeting the clean energy needs of an all-electric fossil-fuel-free modern industrialised economy.
By Tom Biegler - 8/7/2024
155 days ago
View commentsView articleMassacre at the ballot: the punishing of the Tories
It was clear that most voters were less keen on Sir Keir Starmer's dour Labour team, supposedly reformed and devoid of dangerous daring, as they were of voting against the Tories.
By Binoy Kampmark - 8/7/2024
34 days ago
View commentsView articleCanberrans want good deaths
Why are dementia and like conditions such a big issue? Dementia is now the greatest burden of disease in the over-65s, the most significant cause of death in women and the second leading cause of death for all Australians.
By David Swanton - 5/7/2024
295 hours ago
View commentsView articleIs Taiwan sleepwalking into an energy crisis?
The stubborn determination to keep the
By Angelica Oung - 5/7/2024
117 days ago
View commentsView articleState budgets tinkering around the edges of our housing crisis
The reason why we are struggling to build new homes is because the states have loaded their tax systems onto the housing sector.
By Graham Young - 4/7/2024
824 hours ago
View commentsView articleStarmergeddon: Labour's cosmic conundrum on earth
Deep in the blackhole that is the United (sic) Kingdom immense forces are gathering to dislocate.
By Vince Hooper - 4/7/2024
27 days ago
View commentsView articleBiden & UN must rethink two Arab States in former Palestine
This solution like those of Obama's predecessors - Presidents Carter, Reagan, Bush and Clinton – had all remained unfulfilled when their time to vacate the White House arrived.
By David Singer - 4/7/2024
110 days ago
View commentsView articleWomen on top
Why so many prized jobs are now in female hands.
By Bettina Arndt - 3/7/2024
68 days ago
View commentsView articleNetanyahu is Israel’s most dangerous enemy
Hamas' ferocious attack and the disastrous war that followed is the culmination of a series of tragic mistakes that Netanyahu had committed over the years.
By Alon Ben-Meir - 3/7/2024
311 days ago
View commentsView articleAssange's release: exposing the craven media stable
The media response to the release of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange from his scandalous captivity provides a fascinating insight into a ghastly, craven and sycophantic tendency all too common among the plodding hacks.
By Binoy Kampmark - 3/7/2024
111 days ago
View commentsView articleGet with the program – buy a nuclear boat that doesn't need fuel
The MMRs offer a combination of power for propulsion and shore powering, which for very remote nations is highly attractive. The highest national cost component of remote nations even with some hydro and renewables, is imported diesel.
By Stuart Ballantyne - 2/7/2024
36 days ago
View commentsView articleEcosocialism and degrowth folly
The more fruitful option is to concentrate one's efforts on prodding the present system to do a far better job of decoupling our increasing economic activity from undesirable environmental impacts.
By David McMullen - 2/7/2024
64 days ago
View commentsView articleWhy America’s future hangs in the balance in November
To this end, I listed where these two men-former President Trump and President Biden-stand today and what can be expected of each if he is elected.
By Alon Ben-Meir - 1/7/2024
513 days ago
View commentsView articleHunted Biden: the first presidential debate disaster
At stages, this left Trump, his predatory instinct aroused by a limping animal, able to land a stinging jab or two. 'I don't know if he knows what he said either.'
By Binoy Kampmark - 1/7/2024
312 days ago
View commentsView articleWhere to from here?
Distribution of income and effectiveness of Australia's industrial system are not on political or industry agendas.
By Ben Rees - 28/6/2024
314 days ago
View commentsView articleThe dangers of stereotyping: critical lessons from the Uyghur genocide
Drawing parallels from the Uyghur genocide, it is evident that the extreme form of the current anti-racism movement in the US is heading down a dangerous path, mirroring the tragic experiences of Uyghurs.
By Mamtimin Ala - 28/6/2024
85 days ago
View commentsView articleThe implicatations of dispatchable versus intermittent electricity generation
Although solar and wind are cheap to operate, per se, their total costs are not cheap and they are not fit for purpose alone. World experience to date confirms this.
By Charles Hemmings - 28/6/2024
4510 days ago
View commentsView articleOur living standards depend on energy density
The global history of rising living standards is a history of harnessing more energy-dense, cheaper, power sources.
By Geoff Carmody - 27/6/2024
1112 days ago
View commentsView articleJulian Assange's release: a victory for press freedom or a perilous precedent?
Assange's release underscores the evolving landscape of journalism in the digital age. Platforms like WikiLeaks have disrupted traditional media's gatekeeping role, democratizing information dissemination but also posing new challenges.
By Vince Hooper - 26/6/2024
1613 days ago
View commentsView articleUN climate agencies primarily only lobbyists
The IPCC therefore has a single focus, man-made climate change, rather than a broader look at all plausible reasons why the climate might change. No discernible risk would mean no need for an IPOCC.
By John McLean - 26/6/2024
414 days ago
View commentsView articleNuclear, and Labor's lying lips
First stop France, whose President Macron called on Australia to lift its nuclear ban after our government rejected a nuclear pledge at the Cop 28 summit last year.
By John Mikkelsen - 25/6/2024
837 days ago
View commentsView articleDean should not be spreading genocide allegations against Israel
Sadly, we have another Anglican clergyman spouting the sort of undergraduate anti-Israel bias that must surely shock many in his denomination's pews.
By Honestus Pampeluna - 25/6/2024
812 days ago
View commentsView articleQuixotic regulation: Australia’s eSafety Commissioner capitulates
Because an Australian official had deemed a video too disturbing and offensive for Australians of ordinary sensibility (the standard remains opaquely absurd), the world's citizenry were also to be barred from viewing it.
By Binoy Kampmark - 25/6/2024
119 days ago
View commentsView articleThe US State of Kansas takes Pfizer to court under consumer law
These cases will also define the scope future authorities might have in laying down draconian regulations on their citizens in the future.
By Murray Hunter - 24/6/2024
312 days ago
View commentsView articleDutton’s nuclear thuggery
Former Liberal prime minister Malcolm Turnbull famously described Coalition leader Peter Dutton as a thug'. That description appears particularly apt in Dutton’s nuclear power plans.
By Jim Green - 24/6/2024
2017 days ago
View commentsView articleBiden & UN Security Council ignore HKOPS - opening gates to hell
President Biden and the UN Security Council have combined to threaten Israel, Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Iran, Gaza and the West Bank turning into one giant killing field.
By David Singer - 24/6/2024
120 days ago
View commentsView articleHitler as the face of evil
When Hannah Arendt observed Adolf Eichmann at a trial in Jerusalem in 1963, she was aghast at witnessing an average German individual, a bureaucrat, appearing so ordinary and speaking so persistently to defend his position.
By Mamtimin Ala - 21/6/2024
4412 days ago
View commentsView articleSay My Name: Macedonia
Sadly, new despots in fake liberal democracies like the USA, Canada and the EU are implementing reckless denialist policies and practices aimed at robbing Macedonia of its name, distinct identity and evolution from the Ancient Macedonian Kingdom.
By Ordan Andreevski - 21/6/2024
322 days ago
View commentsView articleBuilding a resilient democracy: trust and action
As we approach another election year, we face historic lows in Americans' trust and confidence in institutions with little signs of recovery. One doesn’t have to look very far to imagine why.
By Jeffrey Roth - 20/6/2024
622 days ago
View commentsView articleThe economic situation in Asia and the Pacific as of mid-2024
It is hoped the Summit will maintain its focus on the stated priority: renewing people's trust in global institutions by making them more representative of today's world and more effective in delivering on their commitments.
By Ioan Voicu - 20/6/2024
124 days ago
View commentsView articleLost in illusions: the West's struggle for realism in a changing world
Moreover, the rise of 'woke' culture in the West has shifted focus from strategic international issues to domestic social debates.
By Vince Hooper - 19/6/2024
2319 days ago
View commentsView articleUkraine, continued aid, and the prevailing logic of slaughter
With Ukraine looking desperately bloodied at the hands of their Russian counterparts, the horizon of the conflict had seemingly shrunk of late. Fatigue and desperation has set in.
By Binoy Kampmark - 18/6/2024
520 days ago
View commentsView articleA fragile hope: diplomatic drive for Gaza ceasefire
The recent diplomatic efforts led by US Secretary of State Antony Blinken and backed by the UN aim to secure a ceasefire and facilitate a hostage release and exchange deal in Gaza.
By Vince Hooper - 18/6/2024
426 days ago
View commentsView articleBunyip aristocracy annoints its own
The role of the Council for the Order of Australia is devolving into full-blown support for those nominees who support left-of-centre narratives.
By Graham Young - 17/6/2024
1012 days ago
View commentsView articleGantz's resignation will have serious implications on the war
Netanyahu must decide who will govern Gaza ‘The Day After’, following the end of hostilities, and what role, if any, Hamas will play.
By Alon Ben-Meir - 17/6/2024
527 days ago
View commentsView articleBeyond Mad Max with dystopian AI
So while the Teslas pile up unwanted at Port Melbourne and sales of EVs are declining globally, they represent just the tip of the iceberg on which the Western world seems destined to founder.
By John Mikkelsen - 14/6/2024
629 days ago
View commentsView articleBiden and UN wake up: time you backed Israel to vanquish Hamas
President Biden and the United Nations continue to call on the Hamas Government in Gaza to accept a ceasefire – whilst Hamas's tactics are to prolong the Israel-Gaza war.
By David Singer - 14/6/2024
1129 days ago
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