This is part of the Festival of Democracy 2017 Rob Wijnberg, De Correspondent  Chair: Professor Peter Fray Comments by Lenore Taylor, The Guardian Australia  Co-hosted by Sydney Ideas, Post-Truth Initiative, UTS School of Communication and Sydney Democracy Network The Great Hall, the Quadrangle | 14 September 6pm Our news is broken. It informs us most about the...

DESCRIPTION David Vine will discuss Australia's critical role in the unprecedented global network of U.S. military bases, now totalling an estimated 800 outside the United States. He will explore the utilisation of these bases in recent U.S.-led wars, and their significance for global peace and security....

Wednesday 28 June 2017 11:30AM [audio mp3="http://sydneydemocracynetwork.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/mld_20170628.mp3"][/audio]   [caption id="" align="alignright" width="340"] IMAGE: IN A PERFECT WORLD, IS IMPERFECTABILITY CRUCIAL? (GETTY IMAGES/MONTY RAKUSEN)[/caption] This week on The Minefield, we’re concluding our month-long focus on some of the more systemic moral problems that hold us all in their grip –...

Democracy Futures seminar series Listen to the podcast [audio mp3="http://sydneydemocracynetwork.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/post-truh-JohnKeane.mp3"][/audio] We live in a revolutionary age of communicative abundance. New information platforms, robust muckraking and cross-border publics are among the exciting trends of our time. Yet this seminar shows why the unfinished revolution is dogged by decadent counter-trends,...

Thursday 17 November 2016 8:05PM (view full episode) Across Europe, the US and Asia right-wing political parties have created what Jean-Claude Juncker, president of the European Commission, termed "galloping populism." Movements like the Sweden Democrats, the National Front in France, the Party for Freedom in the...

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