Jeff Sparrow

Jeff Sparrow is a Walkley award-winning writer, editor and broadcaster. His latest book is Crimes Against Nature: Capitalism and Global Heating, published by Scribe.

The unmaking of natural world
Jeff Sparrow

Human destruction of the environment is not inevitable. It’s rooted in the capitalist economic system, writes Jeff Sparrow in this edited extract from his latest book, Crimes Against Nature: Capitalism and Global Heating, published by Scribe.

Outside agitators
Jeff Sparrow

There's a long and sinister history behind Trump's claims that "Antifa-led anarchists" are behind the movement for racial justice in the US.

The Australian communist in the thick of Sri Lanka's independence movement
The Australian communist in the thick of Sri Lanka's independence movement
Jeff Sparrow

With every Australian government in recent years obsessing about repelling Tamil asylum seekers from Sri Lanka, one could be forgiven for thinking the interests of ordinary people in the two countries are diametrically opposed. That’s why it’s worth remembering the role played by an Australian activist in the struggle for independence and social justice on the island.

Capitalism is a virus
Capitalism is a virus
Jeff Sparrow

Organisers of the UN’s COP26 conference have postponed the world’s most significant international climate summit. Paradoxically, the cancellation has taken place as scientists noted a fall in the very carbon emissions that COP26 was to discuss. The same COVID-19 pandemic that rendered the summit unviable delivered a result that three decades of talks hadn’t managed: a substantive reduction in greenhouse gases.

Conservatives hate Bruce Pascoe
Jeff Sparrow

“We stab out our eyes rather than regard Aboriginal achievement in this country.” Bruce Pascoe’s claim in in a recent Meanjin essay has, ironically, been confirmed by the agitation against his own work, the subject of a prolonged conservative smear campaign culminating in his referral to the Australian Federal Police.

Reckoning is due after Afghanistan endgame
Jeff Sparrow

The war in Afghanistan is approaching its end – and no-one in Australia seems to much care. Last week, Washington’s chief negotiator, Zalmay Khalilzad, announced a framework for peace, based upon a supposed Taliban commitment to prevent terrorist groups using the country as a base.

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