Exodus: Why Europe’s Jews Are Fleeing Once Again


The mob howled for vengeance, the missiles raining down on the synagogue walls as the worshippers huddled inside. It was a scene from Europe in the 1930s – except this was eastern Paris on the evening of July 13th, 2014. Thousands had gathered to demonstrate against the Israeli bombardment of Gaza. But the protest soon turned violent – and against ... Read More »

Hong Kong’s pro-democracy movement is about inequality. The elite knows it

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What prominent tycoons really fear is a pro-democracy movement which will convert demands for increasing suffrage into robust demands for redistribution  Jump to comments Popular analyses of burgeoning political agitation around universal suffrage in Hong Kong often side-step an inconvenient reality – that the underlying story is not simply about relations with the mainland or concerns over its authoritarian ways, ... Read More »

Not All Jews Support Israel


To both Jews and non-Jews the idea of an anti-Zionist Jew can sound like a contradiction in terms—an abuse of Rabbi Hillel’s most famous ethical aphorism, “If I am not for myself, who will be for me.” But for Sam Weinstein, and for around 30 others, me included, tucked together in a small Jewish bloc at Saturday’s Gaza demo in ... Read More »

Israel’s Bloody Apartheid: What Happened And Why You Should Be Outraged

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Israel’s latest assault on the people of Gaza has failed to move most Australians. Michael Brull explains what happened, and why we should be outraged. READER WARNING: This story contains images of an extremely graphic nature. On July 8, I wrote about the military escalation between Israel and the Palestinians. I noted that when Israel killed Palestinians, nothing happened, and no one ... Read More »

Protestors Claim Victory In Round One To Save The Block

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Opposition to the construction of commerical housing at the iconic Block in Redfern is building. Max Chalmers reports. Aboriginal activists in Sydney have claimed a victory – however short term – in the most recent skirmish over plans to redevelop the iconic area of Redfern known as ‘The Block’. Over 150 activists, tenants, elders and students gathered early Monday morning ... Read More »

Indigenous Australians Are Uniting Against A New Stolen Generation


In February 2008 the then Prime Minister, Kevin Rudd, issued a public apology to the Indigenous peoples of Australia. The apology acknowledged the policies of successive federal and state governments that led to the Stolen Generation—tens of thousands of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children forcibly removed from their homes and placed in out-of-home care from the late 1800s right ... Read More »

We Demand Justice for Cyprus

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The refusal to accept what was done to Cyprus in 1974—the refusal to accept the legitimization of what was done—has a value beyond Cyprus, for it shows that acquiescence in injustice is not “realism”, but a betrayal of the most sacred principles of justice and human rights. In July 1974, Turkey invaded Cyprus, divided the island by force, and ethnically ... Read More »

Clashes spill into Israel over teen ‘burned alive’

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Clashes sparked by the murder of a Palestinian teenager have spread from east Jerusalem to Arab towns inside Israel, with autopsy reports showing he was burned alive. Plugins 5Rocket fire targeting Israel from Gaza also increased on Saturday, raising fears of an escalation with the Islamist Hamas movement which controls the Palestinian enclave. Mohammed Abu Khder, 16, was abducted from ... Read More »

Police in Hong Kong arrest more than 500 protesters after massive pro-democracy rally

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Police in Hong Kong have arrested more than 500 people at a sit-in that followed a huge pro-democracy rally in the city centre. Organisers say 500,000 people took part in the march through Hong Kong’s central business district to demand electoral freedoms from China. Afterwards, they vowed to remain overnight to ‘occupy’ a street in the city’s financial district. More ... Read More »