Issue Why Alternative ways to vote 1. Climate Change Anthropogenic climate change is real, folks. We have to deal with it, not waste taxpayers’ money (i.e. yours) rewarding big polluters – which is extremely unlikely to make any difference whatsoever. Emissions trading schemes are models that have proven to work to eliminate N2O and […]
Cambodia as a target for Gulf-state land investments in pursuit of food security published by Georgetown University’s Center for International and Regional Studies – Summary Reports. Or here.
Rundle: Yemen’s multiple proxy wars a recipe for a famine | Crikey.
Saudi heir apparent Prince Nayef dead – Middle East – Al Jazeera English. For those of you interested in Saudi politics (probably just me, huh?) this is really interesting. Not the death of Prince Nayef of course, PBUH, and not that Salman is now next in line (that was everything but official when Sultan died […]
The militarisation of poverty in Africa – Opinion – Al Jazeera English.
Mafia States | Foreign Affairs.
Spotlight G20: Will Mexico Lead Action on Biofuels, Food Crisis?.
The Jet That Ate the Pentagon – By Winslow Wheeler | Foreign Policy.
How interesting are the different reports?! Cambodian police shoot anti-logging activist – Asia-Pacific – Al Jazeera English. versus Shooting Suspect to face court – Phnom Penh Post
Love this definition of globalization as “markets escaping governments.” Are we on the deck of another Titanic? – Opinion – Al Jazeera English. Excellent piece.
Sustainable food supply chains: what we can learn from Greece and Ethiopia.
The two-fold voter fraud fraud – Opinion – Al Jazeera English.
Ethiopia stages fresh attacks inside Eritrea – Africa – Al Jazeera English. This comes after a spate of violence in Ethiopia; hijackings, shootings, and kidnappings. Very worrying.
On Intellectuals and Democracy by Tony Judt | The New York Review of Books.
Lessons from the First Cyber Commanders | Atlantic Council.
Two really interesting ideas from Karaganov: “Social inequality has grown unabated in the West over the last quarter-century, owing in part to the disappearance of the Soviet Union and, with it, the threat of expansionist communism. The spectre of revolution had forced Western elites to use the power of the state to redistribute wealth and […]
An astonishing piece. David Grossman: a man and a nation dumped on the side of Israel’s road | Jews for Justice for Palestinians.
Great piece of analysis. God and Caesar in America | Foreign Affairs.
Mr Meles Zenawi African leaders launch ‘super port’ project – Africa – Al Jazeera English. I heard rumours of something along these lines while in Addis. I was skeptical, but it seems to have become official. This is huge for RoSS – a game changer: removes reliance on north Sudan. I can’t see Omar Bashir […]
Attacks paid for by big business are ‘driving science into a dark era’ | Science | The Observer.
Debt doldrums: what a miserable bunch we are – The Drum Australian Broadcasting Corporation.
Syria: Liberation or catastrophe? – Opinion – Al Jazeera English.
Can technology save us? Reality-checking Andrew Charlton’s Quarterly Essay.
Great piece. Mitt Romney, ‘welfare queen’ – Opinion – Al Jazeera English.
Large donations creating ‘cynicism of democracy’ – ABC News
An excellent piece. Tent Embassy protest speaks for itself – The Drum Opinion
Saudi women win victory in lingerie shops – ABC News Australian Broadcasting Corporation.
Calls to censor details of potential killer flu – ABC News Australian Broadcasting Corporation.
China’s cyber heist.
Los Angeles and Occupy LA Agree: It’s Time to End Corporate Personhood | Truthout.
Drones: A deeply unsettling future – Opinion – Al Jazeera English.
The Paris-Berlin-Moscow Axis Back Again | Immanuel Wallerstein.
How about an Israeli destruction freeze? – Opinion – Al Jazeera English.
Full text of Barack Obama’s speech in Osawatomie, Kansas | World news | guardian.co.uk.
Insight contributor Ben had a short, but hopefully controversial, piece published in The Conversation today: Australia’s opportunity to develop an ethical uranium trade.
We are not alone! The coal-seam gas and fracking disaster that is befalling Australia is happening in the US too. The one difference is that in America your land title is meaningful: If you own land with gas under it, at least you (a) have the right to tell the mining company to fuck off […]
Syria and the unfolding hegemonic game – Opinion – Al Jazeera English.
Energy resource bureau aims to bring State Department out of the dark ages | Environment | guardian.co.uk.
How Private Companies are Transforming the Global Public Health Agenda | Foreign Affairs.
Vulture funds await Jersey decision on poor countries’ debts
Life in a Cambodian rubbish dump – ABC News Australian Broadcasting Corporation.
The emergence of the Frankfurt Group has turned back the democratic clock | Business | guardian.co.uk.
Torres Strait Islanders Push for Secession.
Change in Saudi Arabia could come from conservative view – The National.
It’s What They Asked For – NYTimes.com.
Fuel poverty ‘will claim 2,700 victims this winter’ | Money | guardian.co.uk.
Malawi: Going the wrong way | The Economist.
Iran’s new message to the US – The Drum Opinion (Australian Broadcasting Corporation).
What makes some people so scared of free education? – The Drum Opinion (Australian Broadcasting Corporation).