Rupert Murdoch expands his empire (again) … British PM Theresa May in Murdoch’s pocket … Aleppo and Mosul: tale of two cities … Australia drawn deeper into Middle East quicksand … Phillip Knightley’s take on war correspondents … Rupert Murdoch: local and global This week Rupert Murdoch secured full ownership of my local paper, The…

Phillip Knightley, master craftsman of newspaper journalism, leaves a legacy of accuracy, independence and getting stuck into the rich and privileged … Mainstream media straining for rebirth of fascism … Why media got Austria so wrong …. Time to fight for the ABC Personal tribute to my captain Phillip George Knightley, newspaper journalist par excellence,…

A farewell tribute to Cuba’s President Castro … ABC moralists prompt “no platforming” of dead painter Donald Friend …Trump V Clinton: war goes on … Women pollies break Euro-ceiling … Guest contributor Judith White writes: This Sunday, in Cuba’s easternmost city Santiago, Fidel Castro will be buried in the Santa Ifigenía cemetery. When I was there last…

Simple way to end the barbaric culture of greyhound racing … Britain’s UKIP in disintegration … War crimes in Yemen: but don’t mention Australian involvement … Media corrupted in New York and Australia … Festival of Dangerous Ideas – 2 … Great Crashing Bores continued How to stop greyhound savagery There is a simple way…

How long will Malcolm Turnbull last as prime minister? … Tony Abbott wants his old job back but Liberal MPs aren’t rallying … Australia’s sickening fiasco in Afghanistan … World’s newest nation becomes failed state … When Abbott talked up DIY terrorism … Rupert Murdoch’s slaughter of Fairfax … Great Crashing Bores continued … Prime Minister…

Malcolm Turnbull green lights war crimes in Syria and Iraq … Helping hand for Brexit Britain? No! … Sexual depravity in Murdoch land … Remembering Richard Neville … Nick Xenophon’s Party redacted … Great Crashing Bores continued … When everything else fails, play the anti-terrorism card Australia’s armed forces have been given an expanded “licensed…

Prime Minister Turnbull on a hiding to nothing pursued by three zealots, Tony Abbott, Cory Bernardi and Kevin Rudd … UK Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn being pursued too – by avenging Blairites … Turkey torn apart by two autocrats, President Erdogan and religious intriguer, Fethullah Gulen … Great bores continued … Turnbull – a fumbling…

Rupert Murdoch takes voluntary redundancy at News …. Murdoch’s anti-beard psychosis explained … why his sons Lachlan and James have grown beards … the demise of Roger Ailes … Julie Bishop and Tanya Plibersek support Julia Gillard-destroyer Kevin Rudd … Great bores continued … Baton change at Murdoch empire Rupert Murdoch’s two sons, Lachlan and…

UK feminists spurn second female prime minister … Theresa May’s new Lord Chancellor knows nothing about the law … All-Ireland referendum gathers support … US veterans start shooting American cops … Crashing bores continued …. LONDON, July 22 – The adverse response by UK feminists to Theresa May, Britain’s new Tory Prime Minister, marks the…