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The Rise of the Right

The hunt for scapegoats has seen far-right parties surge in popularity in Europe. While far-right parities have always been a part of European tradition, the emergence of remodelled far- and extreme- right parties in the past decade, and the increasing palatability of these parties, is seen by many as the alarming rise of fascism, writes Jackson Busse.

Smash the Rich, Save the Base
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Smash the rich, save the base

While the history of Chinese communism is complex, a little polishing makes the parallels with contemporary Australian political life shine through. A few years ago, I was walking down Eastern Avenue with a senior journalist from a major Chinese news organisation when we were approached by a couple of Socialist Alternative (SA) leafleteers. The SA…

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I want to be a Superhero

They’re the self-appointed guardians of our streets, patrolling the suburbs and fighting crime. Rob Morrison embarks on a journey to become his own real life Superhero and discovers there’s something far greater being represented here than just adults playing dress-up.

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The Hard Times

It’s a tough time for print media. With the rivers of gold long dried up, digital in a state of flux, and the news cycle more complex than ever, now out newspapers face the threat of further regulation. Nick Rowbotham looks to the future after Finkelstein.

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Shooting to kill: time to rethink the Taser?

The recent death of a Brazilian student stunned by a Taser has failed to change perspectives on Tasers as non-lethal alternatives to guns, writes Eleanor Gordon-Smith. The question is not whether they quell crime. For guns, too, quell crime. The question is whether they are truthfully a non-lethal alternative to handgun use.

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An Education Revolution?

In the battle to absolve the national crisis of education inequality, Tech for Australia picks our best and brightest graduates and sends them to the most disadvantaged schools. There’s just one thing – they’re not teachers. Edwin Zorilla looks at a program that divides as much as it conquers.

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Riding the Tech Wave

Innovative. Entrepreneurial. And all aiming to stike it big. James Alexander shines the spotlight on the surging number of Sydney University students founding tech startups.

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Fukushima fall out: Japan one year on

“Yes, even by Koriyama standards, this is cold,” the cabbie says cheerfully, snow-laden winds buffeting the windscreen. I’m in northern Japan, Fukushima Prefecture, to attend a meeting between a group of Tokyo lawyers and local farmers. A group of schoolgirls on bikes struggle past in skirts and socks, and a small, morbid part of my…

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Money Changes Everything

While universities are required to consult student organisations about how the Student Services and Amenities Fee should be spent, they have no obligation to pass any of it on to student unions, councils, or other organisations. Adam Chalmers investigates where your money might end up, amid ongoing tension between the student union and the university.