Former NSA director, Gen. Keith Alexander, gave the most “comprehensive public interview” to date since his retirement. The interview was granted to Christopher Joye of the Australia Financial Review.
|By: Kevin Gosztola Thursday May 8, 2014 6:44 am|
|By: DSWright Tuesday April 29, 2014 2:57 pm|
For those unaware of the new US “grand strategy” it involves not just overthrowing governments in Ukraine to expand power into Eurasia but also trying to encircle East Asia’s newest power, China. Called throughout Washington policy circles as the “Pivot to Asia” the plan to encircle China involves both moving greater military forces into the region as well as an anti-democratic “trade deal” known as the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP).
|By: Dennis Trainor Jr Thursday March 20, 2014 6:00 pm|
Last week, the Legislative Council of Victoria passed the Summary Offence Act 2013, which outlaws the right to protest in Victoria, by a vote of 20-18.
|By: Lisa Derrick Thursday March 6, 2014 12:34 pm|
Knitting sweaters for penguins, a perfect storm of squee and awww that hits every hipster button: Cute widdle birds, knitting, helping some faraway land during an environmental disaster, and social media. Except the sweaters don’t get put on the birds; they are used for fundraising.
It’s possibly one of the best yarns that the internet has even spun.
|By: Phoenix Woman Sunday January 12, 2014 8:00 pm|
Sophie Lester, having seen the film How to Train Your Dragon, was keen on having a dragon of her very own. On the advice of her parents, she wrote to the scientists at Australia’s national science agency, CSIRO, asking them if they could possibly make a dragon for her.
|By: Alvin McEwen Thursday September 5, 2013 2:00 pm|
This video is being called a “historic moment” in Australian politics. Prime Minister Kevin Rudd simple answer to New Hope Church pastor Matt Prater’s question regarding marriage equality has supposedly caused a lot of controversy – much of it positive – on the subject of marriage equality in Australia. Oh if we only had moments like this in America.
|By: DSWright Monday June 17, 2013 6:40 am|
Something tells me the State Department staff are not Edward Snowden fans. The first set of Guardian leaks came right before the Sino-American summit on cybersecurity where the United States was preparing to take a firm line with China regarding alleged cyber-attacks. Now the Guardian is reporting that documents disclosed by Snowden reveal that British and American intelligence services spied on other countries at the G20 summit in London in 2009 which comes as Britain hosts the 39th G8 summit beginning today.
|By: ThirdandState Thursday February 14, 2013 4:52 pm|
The Australian minimum wage this year is $15.96 per hour. I know this mostly because my daughter lives in Melbourne these days (not forever, I hope). When she arrived there 18 months ago, she got a job at a minimum-wage restaurant. She earned enough to cover her rent and other expenses.
|By: Attaturk Wednesday January 9, 2013 1:30 am|
Time for another round of … hey the arctic is opening up for oil exploration articles in the Wall Street Journal.
|By: Gabe Rottman Saturday November 10, 2012 1:59 pm|
Genetic Justice provides an accessible, yet exhaustive, review of this vital public policy issue. Many of us fail to appreciate that every time we discard a coffee cup, use a napkin, eat with a fork and spoon or otherwise interact with our environment, we leave a piece of ourselves behind. And that piece of ourselves—that DNA—can be used not just to discern our identity, but to provide clues on whether we’re likely to develop a particular disease, what we look like and where we come from. The physical trail of DNA can also be used to track our movements, and legal theories that permit the authorities to freely collect this “abandoned” DNA could theoretically make the warrant requirement and other checks on law enforcement abuse obsolete.
The issues raised by Genetic Justice may be complicated, but they are crucially important to our modern civil liberties. And, as the technology for analyzing DNA becomes smaller, faster and cheaper, these considerations just become more pressing. Genetic Justice provides a needed glimpse into that brave new world.