Tag: security

Weaponising Human Rights: Can the Magnitsky Act deny due process?

The Australian parliament seems about to approve a ‘human rights’ law that would establish the ability to exert arbitrary state power over individuals in other countries who have been accused of human rights violations.

Kafka on Steroids: Summarising the Extradition Hearing of Julian Assange

Embarrassing the powerful is the harm for which the publisher is on trial, while those who have committed the crimes revealed are free to strike again, to profit again and to continue killing in cold blood.

Eyewitness to the Agony of Julian Assange

I have sat in many courts and seldom known such a perversion of due process. This is due revenge.

Kafka on Acid: The Trial of Julian Assange

After waiting handcuffed in the holding cells, he is placed in a glass box at the back of the courtroom. Then he is forced back into the Serco van to be strip-searched back at Belmarsh to face another night alone in his cell.

Sub-Imperial State: Australian Dirty Work

The instruments of statecraft, as exposed by Brian Toohey and Bernard Collaery, are wielded in the interests of those with real power: elite elements in the private sector and the US national-security state, which defends a global order protective of its interests.

‘Push’Em All’: Corroding the Rule of Law

Australian society is being slowly fractured into classes of differential vulnerability, to whom different laws and rights apply.

A War Footing?, by John Hinkson

The global security emergency and its economic eruptions

Keeping Us Safe?, by Simon Cooper

The fetishisation of safety points to a larger transformation across Western democracies.

All that Melts…, by Alison Caddick

What does security—the necessity of being able to assume the contours of a relatively stable life-world—mean any more?

Netanyahu in Australia: Just what is he selling? by Jeff Halper

Jeff Halper

26 Feb 2017

For Israel, the Palestinians have long since ceased being of any interest, let alone an existential threat. So what is really on Netanyahu's mind, and what are he and Turnbull really discussing?

The Militarisation of Defence

The Defence White Paper assumes an aggressive posture and receives unprecedented funding

The State and Terror in the New Era

Jenny Hocking: Imprecision over the language of 'terrorism' and its application, leads to concerns that counter-terrorist security measures will be broadly targetted in ways that are neither appropriate nor efficient, ways that may impinge upon legitimate political agitation and dissent