Category Archives: international politics

Houston, we have a problem

Despite Harvey’s battering, US political and opinion leaders are holding fast to the idea that extreme events are unrelated to man-made climate change. Deluged with news from Texas, we can be forgiven for thinking that Hurricane Harvey was the worst global weather event … Continue reading

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The Trump-Pruitt war on science and the environment

The Trump administration’s anti-science campaign is a threat to us all. We love America and we hate America, which is another way of saying we can’t ignore it. For better or worse, the United States determines much of what happens … Continue reading

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Pussy Riot brings its defiant message to Hobart

Brave young warriors put their case for a more civil Russia Russia. Enormous, harsh, lonely, puzzling, stubborn, crazy. Unique. I visited European Russia in 1978 during Leonid Brezhnev’s Soviet regime –not for the politics, which thoroughly repelled me, but because … Continue reading

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