Tag: United States

The Dismissal: The Beginning of the Era of Total Surveillance

The Kerr–Palace letters have turned attention back to the role of the Queen and British power in the sacking of the Whitlam government. But the dismissal was really the beginning of a new type of US power, linked to total surveillance, with Sir John Kerr as its willing accomplice.

Editorial: Speaking Power to Truth: Trump’s Contradictory Strength and the Possibility of a Coup

Flash forward a few months into the very near future and imagine a moment when Trump, having to face up to an election, thinks it might just be better not to have one.

American Dream

Not just precarity but destitution threatens under conditions of COVID, and especially in the United States it threatens people of colour.

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.

Why don’t American blacks “know they’ve got it good”?

Kelly and Sheridan are inclined to have it that the reason for the US protests is in part anguish (over disadvantage) but largely the result of a fashion in political identification: identity politics and the fracturing of the polity/society into incommensurate groupings that refuse to identify with the whole.

Unmasked: Face-work in a Pandemic

The vehemence of debates, especially in the United States, over whether to mask or unmask indicates that far more is at stake than simple infection control.

American–Iranian Enmity

Trump’s regional strategies are being undermined by Iran’s new alliances

Regional Inferno

The turbulent state of the Middle East

May Curious Eyes Never Run Dry, by Felicity Ruby and Scott Ludlam

On the courage of Julian Assange

Syria, by Jeremy Salt

The war the United States cannot allow to end

A Platypus in New York City, by Marcus Breen

Sydney Theatre Company does Chekhov in NYC

Our Poisoned Heart, by Richard Tanter

The transformation of Pine Gap