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Keystone Pipeline report a ‘sham’

Originally published in New Matilda, 4 February, 2014 The final environmental report for the controversial Keystone Pipeline was released over the weekend. It’s no more than a fig leaf for a horrendously dirty project, writes Simon Copland The weekend saw another milestone in the debate over the proposed Keystone Pipeline, which would ship tar sand … Continue reading

All hail Malcolm Turnbull

Originally published in New Matilda on 4 April 2012. (http://newmatilda.com/2012/04/04/all-hail-malcolm-turnbull) Progressive people in Australia are facing a significant dilemma: as Prime Minister, Julia Gillard is disappointing many and Tony Abbott is not an acceptable alternative. If elected, he would be the most conservative prime minister in decades. This dilemma is leading to some strange conclusions. … Continue reading

What to do if it’s worse the Workchoices

Originally published in New Matilda on 2 June 2011 (http://newmatilda.com/2011/06/02/what-do-if-its-worse-workchoices). As Barry O’Farrell prepares to get stuck into the entitlements of public sector workers in NSW, what lessons can be gleaned from the recent surge in union action in the US, asks Simon Copland This February, tens of thousands of union activists took to the streets of … Continue reading

Obama goes the chop

Originally published in New Matilda on 14 April 2011. (http://newmatilda.com/2011/04/14/obama-goes-chop) Obama the big spender has changed tack on his deficit reduction plans and has negotiated big cuts to pass his budget. It’s a risky strategy, writes Simon Copland The first version of US President Barack Obama’s 2011 budget — announced way back in February 2010 — involved … Continue reading