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Whistling in the wind: is there anybody out there?

AS MOST Australians contemplate a traditional Christmas of over-indulgence and recuperation, we should spare a thought for one of our less fortunate compatriots. He lives in exile under house arrest, awaiting one last hopeful court appeal. He faces a perilous

Chomsky: “Without honour in his own land”

Months before Chomsky is due in Australia as guest of the Sydney Peace Foundation, the seats for his public lecture in the Sydney Town Hall had already sold out. Despite his near-invisibility in the US and Australian media, Chomsky is in

Unequal Partners Can’t Negotiate

By Paul Duffill Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies, the University of Sydney Opponents of UN recognition of Palestine want the parties to sit down and talk it out. Will this be effective? Paul Duffill on the conditions necessary for real negotiation

American hypocrisy confirmed, Palestinians still pawns.

American hypocrisy is enormous: in alliance with Israel they have vetoed so many attempts to identify the real obstacles to peace, such as America enabling Israel to maintain massive armed forces, such as the continued building of settlements in defiance

Noam Chomsky: Looking Back on 9/11 a Decade Later

Tuesday 13 September 2011 by: Amy Goodman, Democracy Now! | Interview Ten years ago, at a time when lawmakers from both sides of the aisle joined together to authorize endless war, Noam Chomsky’s was the leading voice to call for the United

The debasement of public debate

By Dr Ken Macnab Dr Ken Macnab is an historian and President of the Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies (CPACS) at the University of Sydney. John Stuart Mill argued in On Liberty (1859) that it was 'imperative that human beings should

Silencing David Hicks is absurd and shameful

By Jeff Sparrow. Jeff Sparrow is the editor of Overland literary journal and the author of Killing: Misadventures In Violence. If there was nothing wrong about how David Hicks was treated, why won't they let him talk about it? Whenever a government

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