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U.S. Reps. Bennie Thompson and Liz Cheney, chair and vice chair of the committee investigating the Capitol insurrection, after voting to hold Steve Bannon in criminal contempt. Alex Wong/Getty Images

Steve Bannon is held in criminal contempt of Congress, pushing key question over presidential power to the courts

Donald Trump asked his former presidential aides not to testify before a congressional committee investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection – testing the limits of congressional oversight.
Nigel Farage is due to make a return to Australia at this weekend’s CPAC event, alongside Tony Abbott, Raheem Kassam and other right-wing speakers. Richard Wainwright/AAP

Alt-right white extremism’ or conservative mobilising: what are CPAC’s aims in Australia?

The theme of the conference is ‘protect the future’, an allusion to the culture wars that conservatives are waging against the left. There are fears this could include alt-right messages of hate.
The French film School’s Out is a masterpiece. Avenue B Productions, Canal+, OCS

Five films not to miss from the 2019 Sydney Film Festival

A flawless French film, a Macedonian parable and a documentary following alt-right strategist Steve Bannon are three of the stand out films from this year’s festival.
Venezuelans carry buckets filled with water. A power outage that began on March 7 left much of the capital, Caracas, without electricity, running water or public transportation for days. Reuters/Carlos Garcia Rawlins

US pulls diplomats from its embassy in Caracas, and tensions between Venezuela and Brazil escalate

Citing security concerns, the US is evacuating its embassy in Caracas, where President Maduro blames the US for a calamitous power outage. Venezuela’s relations with Brazil are eroding quickly, too.
Former White House strategist Steve Bannon holds a news conference with National Front party leader Marine Le Pen in the northern French city of Lille in March 2018. (AP Photo)

Stephen Bannon’s world: Dangerous minds in dangerous times

Fears about the resurgence of fascism might have seemed irrelevant during the past 70 years, when it was discredited. It doesn’t seem irrelevant today with liberal democracy on the defensive.
In this November 2017 photo, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg meets with a group of entrepreneurs and innovators in St. Louis. Zuckerberg is preparing to testify before U.S. Congress over Facebook’s privacy fiasco. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

Why we should all cut the Facebook cord. Or should we?

Why are the masses not disconnecting from Facebook despite the litany of revelations that the company’s brass has long viewed them as dumb sheep?
With a new wave of authoritarianism in the United States and beyond, it’s time for universities and colleges to defend democracy. (Shutterstock)

Why universities must defend democracy

The rise of neo-Nazism under President Donald Trump signals a new wave of authoritarianism. Now more than ever, colleges and universities must help students become informed and compassionate citizens.
A protestor in New York City reacts to the events in Charlottesville. Reuters/Joe Penney

Charlottesville: A step in our long arc toward justice

When Martin Luther King Jr. was met by violent opposition, he remained hopeful, believing that ‘the arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward justice.’ While racism remains, there’s reason for hope.
Donald and Ivanka Trump walk to board Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House, Feb. 1, 2017. AP Photo/Evan Vucci

Do Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner have too much power?

Does Trump’s family have too much sway in the White House? We consider parallels ranging from the Ottoman empire to the Clinton administration.

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