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Friday, 25 September 2015

Australia shifts its policy on Assad

Mountain view of Damascus

Here is a link to a story concerning Australia's shift on Assad - next we need to officially recognise the autonomous region of Rojava: http://www.sbs.com.au/news/article/2015/09/26/bishop-signals-policy-shift-assad

Daryl McCann Online achieves a milestone




This site has achieved a milestone today and thanks to the people who check in here regularly or not-so-regularly.  

Australian Kulture


Sam Frost, courtesy of the television series of The Bachelorette (or whatever) 


Here is a piece by James McCann on the hit television series The Bachelorette: http://junkee.com/men-get-to-play-a-completely-different-game-and-other-first-impressions-from-the-bachelorette2/66058. This James McCann guy can really write but might we get serious for a minute?

Wednesday, 23 September 2015

The Enemies of Erdogan fight the Islamic State



Here is the story of three women, Raparin, Roza and Deijly, who are members of the PKK's armed wing, the Free Women's Units (YJA-STAR), an outfit that is taking it to the Islamic State in the Sinjar region of northern Iraq: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3244795/This-revenge-Yazidi-girls-three-brave-female-fighters-killing-10-ISIS-brutes-day-frontline-Iraq.html

Tuesday, 22 September 2015

Has Turkey become a fascist state? Now, let me see...

A scene from the police brutality against the 2013 Gezi Park protests 


Here is is an interesting critique of Erdogan's Turkey in the lead up to the November 1, 2015, election: http://www.counterpunch.org/2015/09/22/has-turkey-become-a-fascist-state/

Sunday, 20 September 2015

Malcolm Turnbull, Party of One

Malcolm 'Mansplainer' Turnbull


Here is my piece on the hijacking of the Liberal Party leadership. I think there might be more articles to come on this issue: http://quadrant.org.au/opinion/qed/2015/09/malcolm-turnbull-party-one/

Friday, 18 September 2015

Israel is suicidal Europe's last bulwark against Islamic radicalism

They never learn, they never learn, they never learn...


Europe has been trying to commit suicide since at least August 1914. The struggle to die, as Friedrich Nietzsche might say, continues unabated: http://www.israelnationalnews.com/Articles/Article.aspx/17566#.Vfvwjs54JsY

Vichy TV: Salisbury Review, Autumn 2015

The cover of the Autumn 2015 edition of The Salisbury Review



The Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) runs a television programme called Q&A, our very own version of the BBC’s Question Time. Five (mostly left-leaning) public figures make up the panel, along with left-leaning host Tony Jones, who responds to left-leaning questions posited by a left-leaning audience in what the ABC officially calls “adventures in democracy”. The purveyors of left-wing opinion in Australia, the ABC, the Fairfax press, the cognoscenti, the Labor-Greens and so on, are not only subject to groupthink but the kind of groupthink that is seemingly incapable of entertaining a contrarian position on anything. For the most part, Q&A’s treatment of token conservative politicians or pundits has all the attraction of watching Romans feeding Christians to the lions.


Tuesday, 15 September 2015

Obama's Munich Moment



Here, in the September 2015 edition of Quadrant magazine, is my article on the Iranian nuclear deal: http://quadrant.org.au/magazine/2015/09/obamas-munich-moment/

Fear and Self-Loathing in the West



I was invited to write a piece for the ABC's The Drum. This is the outcome. Many of the responses are meant to be critical but, paradoxically, tend to confirm my thesis: http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-09-14/mccann-blaming-the-west-for-islamic-state-is-arrogant-and-wrong/6772986   

Sunday, 6 September 2015

Friday, 4 September 2015

Thursday, 3 September 2015

Australian writer demands right of reply to New York York Times slur against the Australian people


The New York Times is being racist against Australians


      Does the New York Times newspaper WANT people to drown on the high seas? The Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott, elected in 2013, has closed down the People Smuggling Industry (Australia division) and saved arguably 1,200 lives. This is the estimated number of people who drowned during the Rudd-Gillard-Rudd Labor-Greens era in Australia (2007-13). One Greens Senator, Sarah Hanson-Young, responded to the growing number of people drowning on the high seas when her party was in a coalition government with the Australian Labor Party, with this line: "Tragedies happen. Accidents happen". Instead of acknowledging Abbott's policy has saved good people from drowning, the New York Times is actually attacking Australia's leader! I invite my American readers to complain to the New York Times forthwith. Please, write to them and demand that I be given a right of reply. Here is the offending article: http://www.theaustralian.com.au/in-depth/europes-migrant-crisis/migrant-crisis-new-york-times-editorial-attacks-australias-inhumane-immigration-policies/story-fnws9k7b-1227512265923
       And here is an article I wrote on the subject for Quadrant magazine: http://darylmccann.blogspot.com.au/2014/07/how-boat-people-brought-down-rudd-and_2.html
      Here is a piece I penned for the British magazine Salisbury Reviewhttp://darylmccann.blogspot.com.au/2014/03/operation-sovereign-borders-salisbury.html




Tuesday, 1 September 2015

The September 2015 edition of Quadrant is out now!



My article in this edition is titled "Obama's Munich Moment" - it is behind the subscriber's wall at the present. On that subject, here is the subscription link: http://quadrant.org.au/subscribe/