Articles by: Binoy Kampmark

Author Biography:

Dr. Binoy Kampmark was a Commonwealth Scholar at Selwyn College, Cambridge. He lectures at RMIT University, Melbourne.

Much More than a Mirror Man: John Pilger’s life of truth-telling, remembered

Pilger’s lengthy career marked the high-water mark for a certain type of journalism that could still at the time make it into various mainstream outlets. This eventually altered.

Indian Rope Trick?: The US thinks India is no more than an anti-China bulwark while Modi remakes Asia

Binoy Kampmark

7 Nov 2023

In all of the foamy self-congratulatory rituals, it was hard to forget that Modi was banned from travelling to the United States in 2005...

Rupert Murdoch: Permanent Overlord

Murdoch’s open letter to employees is a fabulous reminder that totalitarian empires are not merely to be found in the public sphere.

Bearer of War: How Asia views AUKUS

Fundamentally, AUKUS must be seen as a critical capitulation to Washington’s power interests and a danger to Australia’s neighbours.

Gangsta Grannies and Taser Torments

No Royal Commission could possibly deal with all the social and structural issues that afflict the treatment of the aged in a country where they are commodified and forgotten.

Outsourced Sovereignty: The US Mandarins Take Over Australia

Is Australia becoming: a retirement village for servants of the US defence-security-intelligence complex?

Politicians Manipulate Anzac

Anzac has become a militaristic prop, a promotions exercise for arms manufacturers and the publicity for war.

Warmongering in the Australian Defence Establishment

The Red Alert exercise is yet another dangerous exercise in the manufacturing of consent for war, an amorally bankrupt exercise that will sideline peaceful approaches. Again, Australian personnel and citizens will find themselves perishing in conflicts at the behest of an insensible hegemon.

Assange in Extremis: The Atlantic powers are determined on extradition

Should Assange find himself shackled in the less than salubrious surrounds of the US carceral system, he will face one of the country’s most vicious statutes. The Espionage Act of 1917, also known as 18 USC 793, has worried the US legal profession for decades.

What Did East Timor Do To Deserve Us?

Binoy Kampmark

9 Jun 2022

Even on the eve of East Timorese independence, Australian establishment forces around the pro-Jakarta lobby rallied with monochromatic consistency.

The UK–Rwanda Refugee Deal: Modelling Fortress Australia

Unfortunately for those who still believe in the merits of international human rights laws, the Australian model, revised for European application, is bound to become ever more popular for populists and reactionaries. 

The Manchurian Candidate in Australian Politics

The Manchurian candidate accusation can be said to be part of the toolkit of politicisation that has characterised the brief history of the Australian Commonwealth.