So long and thanks for all the fish
By Mark Bahnisch on July 31, 2011
Writing at Open Democracy, Sara Silvestri makes an excellent argument about the massacres in Norway, and how we should act to avoid their repetition.
By Mark Bahnisch on July 27, 2011
Shakira Hussein has written the best piece I’ve seen on the response to the massacres in Norway.
By Kim on July 26, 2011
We mourn the victims of these massacres by working to ensure that such abominations never occur again. To do that effectively, it is necessary to understand, without illusions and avoiding polemics, why this tragedy occurred.
By Mark Bahnisch on July 24, 2011
Commentary which seems to gloat “Oh look! It wasn’t a Muslim, but a right wing Christian” reinscribes the crazy narratives about terrorism and political violence which precisely require a more dispassionate analysis.
By Kim on July 19, 2011
Fred Nile today is threatening to torpedo Barry O’Farrell’s public sector wages squeeze if ethics classes aren’t abolished. I can’t even begin to list the ironies. But I’ll try.
By tigtog on July 4, 2011
Dedicated thread for following the peloton and keeping up with who’s wearing the yellow jersey right now.
By Robert Merkel on May 20, 2011
Well, even his own employees don’t believe it, but biblical interpreter extraordinaire, and radio host, Harold Camping is convinced the rapture arrives 6am tomorrow morning. That’s apparently 6pm, local time.
By Kim on March 21, 2011
Stupid talking point of Ozpolitics of the day – Julia Gillard’s view that the Bible should be taught so that the kiddies can understand where literature and Western culture is coming from (hint – second bit more important, for all […]
By Kim on March 20, 2011
A couple of interesting pieces on the likely implications of Libya, the Arab revolutions, and the impact on US power and strategy come from John Quiggin and Samer Frangie.
By Mark Bahnisch on March 12, 2011
I guess I should probably be flattered by Christopher Pearson’s contention that Julia Gillard’s chances of being an enduringly successful Prime Minister would be enhanced by taking more advice from sociologists. No doubt he’s right about that. Though I’m not […]
By Guest Poster on March 7, 2011
Reproduced from today’s Crikey by kind permission; previous related discussion at LP can be found here and here. The 10th anniversary year of 9/11 is proving a signal one in many respects. The Arab uprising began against rulers whose tenure […]