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It begins with a gruesome account: a tourist, paddleboarding and swimming in an idyllic setting baked by sun – in this case, Cid Harbour in the Whitsundays, Queensland – attacked by a shark.  He suffers a massive loss of blood;

Ghosts of Hiroshima

You could not make these landscapes up and have people believe it. Even as fiction, no one would believe it. That is why, for over sixty years, I kept what I saw to myself… until the day others [who] spoke

A sign of desperation before the firing squad is jitteriness and the desperate sense that history needs revision.  You were not the one responsible for the debacles and the cockups; everybody and everything else was.  You knew who was guilty,

With over 800 million people, rural India is arguably the most interesting and complex place on the planet. And yet it is also one of the most neglected in terms of both investment and media coverage. Veteran journalist and founder

“Sold for 40 Yen”: Nishioka Tsutomu Admits Fabricating Evidence on the “Comfort Women” By , October 19, 2018
What Killed Thousands of Indonesians — The Quake or the Misery? By , October 16, 2018
The Russia -US -India Geopolitical Triangle: Will India’s “Balancing Act” Between Russia and the US Break Down Over Iran? By , October 11, 2018
Agent Orange and the Legacy of the Vietnam War: Living Disabled By , October 11, 2018
Australian Complicity: Nauru and Silencing Journalism By , October 11, 2018
The Oral History of a Japanese Soldier in Manchuria By , October 11, 2018
Japan’s Integrated Approach to Human Security By , October 11, 2018
China’s Belt and Road as a Conduit for Clean Power Projects Around the World By and , September 21, 2018
Australia’s Naval Base in Papua New Guinea: Power Play in the South Pacific against China By , September 20, 2018
Asia’s Troubled Waters: The South China Sea Dispute By , September 20, 2018
Senator Fraser Anning and the Smugness of Australian “Values” By , September 04, 2018
Lifting the Darkness: American and Vietnamese War Poets By , September 04, 2018
India’s Arrest of Leftist Activists. Fear of Social Revolution By , September 02, 2018
The Himalayas: Literature Can Displace Anthropology By , September 02, 2018
The Kerala Deluge: Global Warming’s Latest Act By , September 02, 2018
Why Women From Asia Are Confronting U.S. Fracking: Oil Extraction Equals Plastic Production By , August 27, 2018
The Illegal Entry of GMOs into India By , August 25, 2018
Sodding the Australian Voter: Accidental Prime Ministers and Political Indulgence By , August 25, 2018
Baby Elephants in Southeast Asia Are Separated From Their Mothers and Tortured For the Sake of Tourism By , August 21, 2018
Readying Knives: The Mortality of Australian Prime Ministers By , August 20, 2018
Kerala Flood Is Thousands of Times the Magnitude of Thai Cave Rescue! Yet Still… By , August 18, 2018
Fukushima, Media, Democracy: The Promise of A Documentary Film By , and , August 16, 2018
The Abe State and Okinawan Protest – High Noon 2018 By , August 16, 2018
India’s Water Resources: Save Activist Swami Gyan Swaroop Sanand, Save River Ganga By , August 16, 2018
Batam Island – Indonesia’s Pathetic Attempt to Create A Second Singapore By and , August 08, 2018
Conferencing, Extortion and Political Science 2018: “The Meat Market” of the 2018 World IPSA Congress By , August 08, 2018
The Lasting Condition: Drought in Australia By , August 08, 2018
India: The State of Independence. British Colonialism Replaced by a New Hegemony By , August 08, 2018
Justice Postponed: Ito Shiori and Rape in Japan By , August 02, 2018
India Mortgaged? Forced-Fed Illness and the Neoliberal Food Regime By , July 30, 2018
Migrant Labor: A Central Pillar of Nepal’s Grim Economy By , July 28, 2018
Nepal’s Economy – Can Contented Tourists Match Desperate Migrant Laborers? By , July 21, 2018
The Papua Attacks Prove That Insurgency Is Still Alive in Indonesia By , July 11, 2018
Agrarian Crisis and Climate Catastrophe: Forged in India, Made in Washington By , July 09, 2018
Militants Threaten China’s OBOR Initiative in Myanmar By , July 08, 2018
Five Years Since the Suspension of Proactive Recommendation of the Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Vaccine in Japan By , July 08, 2018
The Hidden History of the Women Who Rose Up By , July 08, 2018
The Untold Story of Japan’s Secret Spy Agency By , July 03, 2018
CIA: How to Shape Okinawan Public Opinion on the U.S. Military Presence By , July 03, 2018
Australia: Send in the Troops! Deploying the ADF Against Rioters By , July 03, 2018
Australia Is Attempting to “Contain” China By , July 02, 2018
GM Crops in India: Approval by Contamination? By , June 30, 2018
Australia, The Catholic Church in Resistance: Priests, Child Abuse, and Breaking the Seal of the Confessional By , June 29, 2018
Hong Kong’s Paradoxical “Independence” Movement By , June 29, 2018
India’s “Playing Hard to Get” with America by Letting the AIIB Fund China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) By , June 29, 2018
The Philippines Tax Reform Acceleration and Inclusion (TRAIN) Law Triggers Mass Poverty. A Calamity Worse Than Yolanda By , June 29, 2018
Evading Medical Care: Australia’s Refugee Arrangements with Taiwan By , June 24, 2018
India: Communalism and Development. Religious Identity Politics By , June 21, 2018
Vietnam Protests Against Special Economic Zones (SEZ) By , June 20, 2018
Pro-GMO Activism and Smears Masquerade as Journalism: From Seralini to Jairam Ramesh, Aruna Rodrigues Puts the Record Straight By and , June 17, 2018
Pushing China’s Huawei Out: Australia, the Solomon Islands and the Internet By , June 14, 2018
Elite Atrocities: Australia’s Special Forces in Afghanistan By , June 10, 2018
The Empire Strikes Back: Leaving Indian Farmers in the Dirt By , June 03, 2018
Nuclear Hawks in Tokyo Call for Stronger US Nuclear Posture in Japan and Okinawa By and , June 03, 2018
States of Cruelty: The Dead Refugees of Manus Island. Australia’s Detention of Asylum Seekers By , June 01, 2018
What Was “The 1968 Movement”? Japan’s Experience in A Global Perspective By , June 01, 2018
Local Autonomy: A Key to Protection of the Ecosystem. The Philippines Apo Island By , May 28, 2018
Malaysia: Debts and the Push for Reforms By , May 28, 2018
Australia’s China Syndrome By , May 23, 2018
Prime Minister Mahathir Will Continue Malaysia’s Multipolar Course By , May 22, 2018
In Blow to Monsanto, India’s Top Court Upholds Decision that Seeds Cannot be Patented By , May 18, 2018
Swaths of Native Forest Near Great Barrier Reef Set to be Bulldozed By , May 18, 2018
The Commercial Heavens: The New Australian Space Agency By , May 18, 2018
Revisiting “Love Serenade” in Australia By , May 08, 2018
Confronting Global Agribusiness: Natural Farming Is the Future By , May 08, 2018
The Greening of China’s Energy System Outpaces Its Further Blackening: A 2017 update By , and , May 08, 2018
Malaysia Prime Minister Najib Razak Dirty Tricks: Opposition Leader Mahathir Under Investigation for “Fake News” By , May 06, 2018
Elections in Malaysia 2018. Tun Mahathir’s Campaign against Najib and His Cronies By , May 06, 2018
New Jubilee Report: Efic-funded PNG LNG Has Hurt PNG's Economy By , May 04, 2018
Plunder Down Under: The Rot in Australia’s Financial Services By , May 03, 2018
Australia’s Unintentional Extremist: Rugby Union Player Israel Folau, the Bible and Homophobia By , May 03, 2018
The “Japanese Village” at Dugway Proving Ground, Utah: An Unexamined Context to the Firebombing of Japan By , May 03, 2018
Sugar Demons, Sweet Lobbies and Taxes in Australia By , May 03, 2018
Medical Assistance for Korean Atomic Bomb Survivors in Japan: (Belated) Japanese Grassroots Collaboration to Secure the Rights of Former Colonial Victims By , May 03, 2018
Pakistan: Missing Persons Issue Swept Under Rug as Pashtun Anti-war Movement Spreads By , May 03, 2018
Irresistible Urges: Surveilling Australia’s Citizens By , May 03, 2018
Japan to Build Roads Out of Radioactive Fukushima Dirt By , May 03, 2018
“Soft Power” in Thailand: US Gives Award to US-Funded Agitator By , April 18, 2018
Vietnam Locks Up US-funded Agitators By , April 16, 2018
Could Student Protests Break the Back of Bangladesh’s Ruling Party? By , April 16, 2018