If there are more than 100 matches, only the first 100 are displayed here.

Best of 2013: Losing Chavez the indispensable

2 Comments
07 January 2014 | Antonio Castillo

Hugo Chavez in uniform, waving regallyWith Hugo Chavez's death Latin America has arguably lost the most influential political leader of the last two decades. Chavez was one of those men that Bertolt Brecht called the 'indispensible ones'. He has been the champion of the socially and economically marginalised since he came to power in 1999.


Best of 2013: Watching as Iraq crumbled

06 January 2014 | Donna Mulhearn

Donna Mulhearn in BaghdadI sat with my Iraqi friend in his photo store. I was his last customer, he said; the bombs would begin tomorrow. And then he began to weep. I remember thinking that his life, and the lives of others like him, would not be given a second's thought once the invasion started. The next day, the bombs began.

 


McGuire ape gaffe exposes Australian tolerance as myth

28 Comments
30 May 2013 | Ruby Hamad

Adam Goodes in actionThose who object to Indigenous people being called 'apes' and to white men painting themselves black are dismissed as being politically correct and denying free speech. But how can Adam Goodes choose not to be offended by comments conceived for the very purpose of justifying crimes against the racial group to which he belongs?


Hope for a Malaysian Spring

1 Comment
28 April 2013 | Lily Zubaidah Rahim and Sven Schottmann

Najib Razak looking thoughtfulAmid democratic transitions in Asia and protest movements in the Middle East, a growing number of Malaysians are unwilling to countenance any further their government's paternalistic politics. Whoever wins next Sunday's election will have the task of forging a new consensus on what it means to be Malaysian. 


Real men don't rape

8 Comments
22 April 2013 | Andee Jones

Predatory sharkA recent study of sexual violence in six Asia-Pacific countries revealed that one in every four men had committed rape. When men who don't rape tell the violent minority that they have no such right, the dreadful statistics will start to plummet. 


Maintaining empathy as Boston mourns

12 Comments
17 April 2013 | Irfan Yusuf

Woman grieves following Boston Marathon bombingThe image of the face of eight-year-old Boston victim Marty Richards will touch the hearts of all. Yet in his name, and depending on the outcome of the investigation, we might see calls for invasions of other lands. Such actions are hardly representative of the express wishes of terror victims and their families.


Taking the Mickey out of North Korea

9 Comments
15 April 2013 | Duncan MacLaren

Mickey Mouse earsWe seem to think it is okay to publish pictures of Kim Jong-un with Mickey Mouse ears or refer to his late father Kim Jong-il as a 'pygmy'. Insulting a proud people, no matter how weird we think the regime is, does not win friends. The west would do well to remember this if it is to engage the regime in meaningful dialogue.


Exceptional Thatcher and the feminist fallacy

26 Comments
14 April 2013 | Ruby Hamad

Margaret Thatcher's face superimposed on Star Wars action shotWhereas feminism realises the inherent potential and worth in all women, Exceptional Women succeed because of their perceived likeness, not to other women, but to men. Consequently, they make things harder, not easier, for other women. Margaret Thatcher was many things, but she absolutely was not a feminist.


Turkey's Kurdish Spring

3 Comments
11 April 2013 | William Gourlay

Ocalan in manaclesA public letter from the imprisoned leader of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK), declared that PKK insurgents should forego armed struggle against the Turkish military. An end to terror is one thing, but there is a way to go before Turkey's Kurds have the rights and freedoms they've long hankered for. 


Margaret Thatcher versus the Scots

72 Comments
09 April 2013 | Duncan MacLaren

Margaret Thatcher headshotWhile any man's death diminishes me because I am involved in mankind', I must admit to pouring a glass of good malt at the news of Thatcher's passing. The Southern English may laud her as the greatest prime minister after Churchill but for us Scots she was a hate figure who in the last days of her premiership scarcely dared to cross the border for fear of being assassinated.


page:  1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   10   11   12   13   14   15   16   17   18   19   20

1-10 out of 200 results.