No. 2, Vol. 58 (2012)

If I Ruled The World: John Kaye

The very first priority is the restoration of democracy. As global ruler, I immediately lead a revolution against myself to establish a powerful, locally-controlled, globally-focused, wealth redistributing democracy that respects human rights, the environment and social justice and eradicates poverty and wealth inequality. Well, actually we delay the storming the …

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Opinion: The Trouble With Syria

The Syrian Conflict raises some important issues, some would say contradictions, in how the West conceptualises democratic transition. The Assad regime has committed to holding a referendum on Article 8 of the Syrian Constitution in two weeks. The article has heretofore prevented any genuine democratic dialogue, with Assad’s secular socialist …

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Far Right Wants International Students Out

The Eureka Youth League, a controversial white-separatist offshoot from the far-right Australia First Party, has recently received media attention surrounding its controversial policies that include putting an end to international students in Australia. Placing emphasis on universities as a vital area for political influence to be exerted, the party credits …

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Whatever Happened To Occupy Sydney?

They came, they occupied, they were dispersed and now they are fighting legal cases on a score of fronts. Occupy Sydney might not have fired public imagination like its counterparts in recession-ridden cities across the United States and Europe, but in its bid to highlight corporate greed, the movement has …

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Politics, Ice-Cream, Gossip Girl: Gonski

Education funding. It’s all the rage these days. “Should we fund it?” “How should we fund it?” “What should we fund?” During O-Week this year I participated in a political debate where the moderator, who was about to launch into the topic of education, added a caveat. She said “Education …

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