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Australia and Asylum Seekers: Media Perspectives

The issue is not 'boat people' but imperialist expansion explains Finn Bowen ... [read more]

Australia and Asylum Seekers: Another Offshore Solution?

Catherine Wilson reports on the Australian Government's approach to refugees and its attempts to avoid its obligations to the Refugee Convention by processing them overseas.... [read more]

The State of Racism in Britain

UK society is dead. Or that is what its detractors would like you to think. Many will point the finger not at our leaders or themselves but towards those who they believe don’t belong here - immigrants and asylum seekers, writes Chris Bath.... [read more]

Tamil Asylum Seekers Face Arrest and Torture in Sri Lanka

Catherine Wilson reports on the plight of asylum seekers detained in a Sydney immigration centre.... [read more]

Malcolm Fraser, RIP

John Malcolm Fraser, prime minister of Australia from 1975 to 1983, passed away on 20 March 2015... [read more]

Zionists Outraged as Holocaust Memorial Day Recognises Other Genocides

A number of recent initiatives have sought to place the narratives of Armenian, Rwandan and other genocide victims alongside the memory of the Jewish Holocaust. A vocal hardcore of Zionist bigots has reacted in predictable fashion, as Amanda Sebestyen explains.... [read more]

Manhunt

Uri Avnery, Israeli journalist and former Knesset member, writes about the abuse of African migrants in his country... [read more]

The problem with ‘Workfare’

Karl Davis discusses the unfairness and flaws inherent to the Workfare scheme... [read more]

Trading Places

More than ever in human history, we're caught in a tug of war that threatens to destabilise entire populations and even to redefine geo-political and cultural boundaries.... [read more]

Weep, Beloved Country

Sometimes, a small incident can pierce the darkness and reveal a frightening picture... [read more]

Farage's demagoguery obscures UKIP's reactionary nature

Dr Tomasz Pierscionek discusses how UKIP seek to plug an electoral void that ought to be filled by a Labour Party offering a socialist programme... [read more]

Carry out the legacy of Hugo Chavez!

5th March marked one year since the death of Hugo Chávez, the great Venezuelan revolutionary, who was an inspiration to the masses in Latin America and across the world... [read more]

Suffer the Children: Persecuting Christians in the Middle East

Hussein Al-alak demonstrates how the Western media have failed to address direct attacks and murders against Middle Eastern minority communities, in particular the Christians of both Syria and Egypt... [read more]

A Bird’s Eye View

Uri Avnery explains a principle that has long guided Zionists: 'accept every compromise that gives us what we can get at any stage, but never let the final aim out of our sight'... [read more]

Embracing the Working Time Directive

Karl Davis has some advice for David Cameron... [read more]

The Corporate Welfare State

Despite the crisis, it’s still socialism for the 1 per cent, capitalism for the rest.... [read more]

The Roma of Iraq- a forgotten community

Iqbal Tamimi considers the fate of the Roma women of Iraq: from dancing and prostitution before the US invasion of Iraq to harassment and begging on the streets afterwards.... [read more]

Government Watchdog Report Highlights Need for Asylum Reform

With a woefully inefficient asylum system letting down applicants and taxpayers alike, Sara Hall makes the case for much-needed reform.... [read more]

Benefit Claimants in Government's Firing Line

Fred McDowell on New Labour's latest populist diversion.... [read more]

The Immigration Minister Can’t Be Serious

Sara Hall on the junior minister who's picking a fight...with NGOs and asylum seeker charities.... [read more]

Venezuela Advances Integration and Shares New Satellite with Ecuador

James Suggett on the latest development in the ongoing Venezuelan-led initiative for greater Latin American integration in the face of the world economic crisis.... [read more]