Markela Panegyres

The mainstream media’s apologisms for mass murder are sickening. Markela Panegyres argues we need to reject and call out attempts to silence resistance to genocide, before it is normalised.

 

Palestine protest Melbourne

As Israel enacts a genocidal war on Gaza, the words of  Palestinian-American poet and physician Fady Joudah echo in my mind, writes Markela Panegyres.

At the biggest National Tertiary Education Union meeting ever held at Sydney University, union members voted for two days of strikes to be held on March 31 and April 5. Markela Panegyres reports.

An NTEU picket line at the University of Sydney in June.

Progressive, grassroots activism was the winner in tightly contested elections for the NTEU Branch Committee and National Council elections at the University of Sydney. Markela Panegyres reports.

First Nations people have historically been excluded from Australian universities. Even so-called “sandstone universities” were built on a foundation of invasion, genocide and land theft, writes Markela Panegyres.

The new IPCC report is upbeat about the possibilities to keep global warming at bay. Markela Panegyres argues there is no doubt that leaving fossil fuels in the ground is the bottom line.

Russia possesses the largest stockpile of nuclear weapons. The US has only slightly less. This makes the escalating crisis in the Ukraine all the more terrifying, argues Markela Panegyres.

Grace Tame signalled that women are not happy with the system, bravely pulling off her widely acclaimed, and criticised, protest. Markela Panegyres argues women have a lot to be angry about. 

M1 tank

The Prime Minister refuses to provide free Rapid Antigen Tests, instead blowing billions of dollars on tanks and other offensive military equipment. Markela Panegyres reports.

1972 Land rights protest in Canberra

The Aboriginal Tent Embassy, the longest running protest by First Nations peoples, is about to mark its 50th year. This brief timeline was put together by Chloe de Silva and Markela Panegyres.

On its 50th anniversary, Markela Panegyres and Chloe de Silva spoke to Gumbainggir activist and historian Gary Foley about the history and significance of the Aboriginal Tent Embassy.

Children and young people are experiencing a mental health epidemic. Markela Panegyres argues that resources are not being made available either for treatment or to tackle some of the causes.