Friday. Woo. Overnight, we lost Aretha Franklin, Scotland gained a nonsense award we should heavily salt and one couple attempted to make a difference.
They’re two vastly opposing spheres of political thought, but Islamic extremism and the far-right actually need each other to survive, to keep on hating each other. Here’s how.
Fortunately, the incident aboard the Malaysian Airlines flight yesterday wasn’t Terrorism. Crisis averted, sure, but as we wipe our brows in relief, are we ignoring the more pressing issues?
The key in beating ISIS is directing our ire clearly. For if we criticise Islamic State by criticising Islam, it emboldens them further.
Yes, Donald Trump dropped the largest bomb since WW2 on Afghanistan, but the target was not ISIS as reported.
Merry Christmas to you and yours. For those looking for a dash of reality on the grandest day of all, here’s what happened in the week that was.
Morning! What happened while you were asleep? Well ISIS claimed responsibility for the Berlin attack, NSW Public Transport removed their rubbish festive vid and a things got slimy in Hollyweird.
The two Sydney men charged with planning a terrorist attack could face a lifetime behind bars under the government’s recent legislation.
With the general consensus in Europe being suspicion toward the US, they’ve started quietly forming their own combined army via a joint bank account.
Humpday! Tee hee. What happened while you were asleep? Well, Google decided to take on Uber, IS suffered a blow and Australia has a new PM (sort of)!
Nadia Murad, an escaped captive of IS is on our shores to speak with Malcolm Turnbull; but it is the crimes that she has faced that should be the lasting lesson.
While ISIS have lost ground of late, national stability in Iraq is a distant goal. Unity is not in Iraq’s past, nor probably its future either.
Soon after the Brussels attacks, the political point scoring began, but in taking that approach, the real lessons are lost.
Last night, Oliver Bridgeman spoke out against the charges levelled at him by the AFP, but his conviction could lead to vast ironic blowback.
The US foreign policy stereotype of “Democrats: good, Republicans: bad” is dead; so who’d be the most destabilising? And no, it’s not who you think – Nicholas Harrington
Rob Idol is back with the first Current Affairs Wrap of 2016 and he’s ringing in the new year with our new Federal frontbenchers who will, hopefully, not be partying as hard as their former colleagues…
A Prime Minister saves a life, Bushfires threatened countless more and the gaffe of all gaffes at the Miss Universe Pageant. All in Rob Idol’s Current Affairs Wrap.
2015. What a crazy, horrible and beautiful year it was. Youtubers Vox take us through every grating event. In four minutes or less!
Holly Whitman explains how Saudi women gaining the right to vote could lead to marginalising the power that ISIS exerts over women in the region.
John Moneir looks at how the world has a gained a strange peace waging war against ISIS, but sees that removing ISIS doesn’t remove the problem.
YouTube brainiacs Vox explain why the ISIS propaganda machine is so effective in recruiting new members.
Jordan King-Lacroix measures up the previous and potential contenders for the “honour” of being named Time Magazine’s Person of the Year for 2015.