Stop the rush to war (with China)

I’m happy to have signed this public letter to Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison to stop the rush to another war (ie. with China). The letter was written by Australians for War Powers Reform: With multiple military and defence commentators offering increasingly bleak assessments of the possibility of armed conflict, now is the time to…

Decades of settler-colonialism in focus

I was interviewed by global broadcaster TRT World about the latest violence in Israel/Palestine and how it fits into a long history of occupation and discrimination: What is happening in Sheikh Jarrah might also amount to a war crime, a recent EU statement suggested, seeing it as an “alarming” development. Israeli settlements across Palestine are illegal, violating…

The rise and rise of (bought and sold) suicide drones

Israel sells huge amounts of defence equipment to some of the worst autocrats in the world. A recent scandal, mostly ignored in the Western media, revolves around Israeli-designed suicide drones being sold to China. Journalist Shir Hever interviewed me about the story for Middle East Eye: Antony Loewenstein, an independent journalist, filmmaker and author, said…