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Drone | Tonje Hessen Schei Imaging living under the threat of being killed by an unmanned aircraft at any moment. This is the reality of villagers living in Pakistan or Yemen who face extrajudicial killings from the United States, whose use of drones is highly questionable in the continued War on Terror. While the hunt for…

The Coal Face, book review.

Originally published at Right Now : Human Rights in Australia Book review by Samaya Borom The Coal Face | Penguin Books Australia On 9 February 2014, a fire started at the Hazelwood coal mine and would continue to burn almost unfettered for nearly two months. During this time, the residents of Morwell and the greater…

Human rights off the table?

Street scene in Beijing This article was originally published at G20 Watch Given that the G20 is being billed as the most significant leadership meeting that Australia has ever hosted and will ‘address the global growth challenge in an ambitious and meaningful way” we need to ask where the discussion on human rights is taking place.…

Whatever happened to …?

This article was originally published at Election Watch 2013 Whatever happened to …? Credit: Takver, Flickr Both The Wikileaks Party (WLP) and the Pirate Party of Australia (PPAU) failed to win any seats, despite heavy campaigning and a solid groundswell of dedicated volunteers spruiking their respective platforms. So what are some of the theories as…