Height of hypocrisy as Australian Foreign Minister calls for ouster of Syrian leader during Australian election campaign

Australian Foreign Minister, Julie Bishop, speaking on national radio all the way from Vienna this morning, called for the ouster of a sovereign nation’s leader … while at the same time cranking up the campaigning for her own government’s re-election in the upcoming federal elections on 2 July. Democracy’s fine for some, but not for…

Peace for our time: Obama channels Chamberlain in Germany

Disembarking a British Airways plane on the tarmac at Heston Aerodrome on 30 September 1938, British Prime Minister, Neville Chamberlain, waved a piece of paper in the air bearing the signature of Herr Hitler along with his own. Before the assembled crowd, Chamberlain read the contents of the letter to which the two leaders had inked…

Panama Papers: Exposing lifestyles of the rich & famous or western media’s new cold war?

Startling revelations last week as the story-of-the-year-so-far flashed across our TV screens, daily news sites, Twitter timelines and Facebook feeds. Hashtag PanamaPapers quickly trended across the social media multiverse and the world was dutifully outraged by the revelations exposed by what has been sensationally referred to as “the biggest data dump in history”. And the amazing…