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Shark Menace: Nets and perceptions of fear/risk

It was not a misunderstanding of the natural world and its hazards, but an understanding of the public: an understanding that fear can outweigh data, and that a token act of protection would be enough.

Climate Conference in the Hottest Year, Again: Australia’s Bid to Host COP31

This year we are once more witnesses to grand pledges in the hundreds of millions and saccharine self-adulation that rarely has any cause for celebration—but sometimes there are also breakthroughs.

Fusion Edgelords: Climate-Energy Futures at COP28

Fusion is both thirty years away and will always be thirty years away, and that disappointment needs to be constantly massaged.

Dogecoin Milei Argentina: Populism, anarcho-capitalism, cryptomagic and the world after growth

What greater, fearless, audacious commitment to freedom could one man have, but that he would let the willing dismemberment of the poor be drawn into the cash nexus? Surely, if we are now offering the ritual carving up of humans, the Gods of the Market will finally, finally return explosive growth to us?

Critical Attitudes to Israeli Colonialism and the Diversity of Nazi Victims in Popular Culture

In support of Israeli exceptionalism, the reality of the eugenicist Nazi regime and the diversity of its victims have been re-spun as purely anti-Semitic.

Australian Doctors Cannot Remain Silent on Gaza

At what point is it that we are permitted to speak, to advocate in the manner that truly is befitting this profession?

YIMBY or NIMBY? Both are worse…

While it would be some years before the term ‘NIMBY’ was born, the unionists, residents and progressive professionals behind the Green Bans faced similar criticisms, with developers, politicians and media sympathisers labelling them ‘anti-development’ and ‘anti-progress’.

Who has the right to self-defence, the occupier or the occupied?

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Ali Kazak

10 Nov 2023

All colonialists and occupiers have called the resistance they have faced ‘terrorism’, from the French, British and Dutch colonialists to the Nazi, fascists and South African apartheid regime.

We are Spartacus

In my lifetime, the United States has overthrown or attempted to overthrow more than 50 governments, most democracies.

Designated Indigenous Seats in the Senate

Vesting authority in local Aboriginal communities gives the people tools to overcome dysfunction where it occurs, revives community integrity and enables people to plan for a healthy and vibrant Aboriginal society.

Lost in Translation

After the first paragraph, he paused and took a breath. The interpreter started speaking in Pitjantjatjara. You could see the prime minister wasn’t expecting it. After all, who was he translating for?

Play Half-Earth: Planning Fantasies and Eco-Politics

The game simulates a postrevolutionary future in which a planetary sovereign has emerged, and lo and behold, YOU sit at the head of a planning console that governs the next sixty years via successive five-year plans.