Month: October 2019

African Migration and the Looting of Africa

25th October 2019

There is a view that Africans are somehow “invading” Europe, even worse “swarming” into Europe. Anti-immigration rhetoric speaks of building fences and creating a Fortress Europe. It is as if there is a war, and Europeans must protect themselves against invaders.  A year ago, the UN’s Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide Adama Dieng […]

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Australian members of International Forces East Timor (INTERFET), talk to a citizen in Dili, East Timor. (Photo by PH3 Dan Mennuto)

Indonesia: From Anti-Imperialism to Imperialism

24th October 2019

In August, East Timor (Timor Leste) celebrated 20 years independence from Indonesia. The 1974 left-wing coup in Portugal led to the dismantling of its colonies including what was then called Portuguese Timor. Indonesian forces commenced covert attacks, then invaded in 1975. An estimated 100,000 conflict-related deaths through the entire period 1974 to 1999, including 18,600 […]

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Capitalism’s Holy Grail

24th October 2019

Here’s an easy question – what’s your view of censorship? If you’re a socialist and a democrat, you’re probably against it. After all, you argue, the only really effective way to combat bad ideas is to bring them out in the open and put them up against good ideas, and you can’t do that if […]

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