JUDGING GENOCIDE 

JUDGING GENOCIDE 

Australia’s reluctance from afar to recognise Israel’s genocide in Gaza is being challenged by the genocide case against Israel in the World Court

A MASTER OF TERROR

A MASTER OF TERROR

The murky background of the likely next President of Indonesia may come to haunt Indonesia, and Australia.

THE SECRET RULES OF WAR

THE SECRET RULES OF WAR

In war, the rule of law can be a ‘flexible’ concept – but one man stepped forward and blew the whistle on the secret cover-up of Australian war crimes.

HIGHLIGHTS

‘Top Secret’ NSA map, this extract showing the Pacific Ocean and the XKeyScore surveillance facilities located in Australia and New Zealand and other nations.
The NSA surveillance facilities are located in Australia at Pine Gap (Rainfall) near Alice Springs, the signals intelligence satellite stations outside Geraldton in Western Australia, at Shoal Bay near Darwin, and at the HMAS Harman listening post in Canberra, and in at New Zealand’s Waihopai satellite interception station (Ironsand). (Image: NSA, via Edward Snowden) 
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DEATH OF A HERO

DEATH OF A HERO

On the anniversary of the Balibó killings, the Australian government is still holding tight to its secrets on the East Timor genocide. As the fight to unearth those dark secrets continues, we remember one of the heroes of that fight.

FREE-FIRE ZONE, WEST PAPUA

FREE-FIRE ZONE, WEST PAPUA

High-tech automated lethal drones and rocket-firing helicopter gunships of the Indonesian military are being used in attacks on indigenous villagers in West Papua – just a few hundred kilometres north of Australian territory.

KILLING BY ALGORITHM

KILLING BY ALGORITHM

Australia lacks adequate ethical restraints on its booming development of autonomous weapons that kill with minimal human input.

TRUTH LIES BLEEDING

TRUTH LIES BLEEDING

When two Reuters media workers were killed in Baghdad in the Iraq war, the US military moved rapidly to hide the truth – until WikiLeaks revealed the cover-up.

THE TIME FOR LOUD DIPLOMACY – A COMMENTARY

THE TIME FOR LOUD DIPLOMACY – A COMMENTARY

Despite a year of grace given to the Prime Minister for ‘quiet diplomacy’ to work, the release of Julian Assange from political incarceration and extradition looks as remote as ever – so it seems it’s time to get out the loudhailer once more.