Analysis

As Victoria enters its second week of COVID-19 lockdown, there are calls for a broader debate on suppression versus elimination strategy. Sue Bull argues we need to do the latter.

Those crowing the loudest about the Black Lives Matter movement pushing “cancel culture” should take a good hard look at exactly who is cancelling whose culture, writes Sam Wainwright.

David Lowe looks at the dangers of, and struggle against, the unconventional gas industry in Australia.

Green Left interviews Greens councillor Jonathan Sri about the refugees imprisoned at Kangaroo Point.

A special ABC investigation has painstakingly uncovered war crimes by Australian SAS troops in Afghanistan. It must lead to the criminal prosecutions of those responsible, along with those who ordered the invasion, writes Peter Boyle.

The rise in consciousness about Black deaths in custody makes the labour movement’s passive inclusion of police “unions” increasingly difficult to justify, writes Leo Crnogorcevic.

The release of the Palace letters between the governor general and the Queen have given renewed impetus for a republican movement, writes Jim McIlroy.

Rather than spending $270 billion on offensive weapons, Alex Bainbridge argues funding should go to permanently raising the JobSeeker rate.

Rupen Savoulian writes that modern history is full of examples where, rather than erasing history, tearing down statues of racist conquistadors has been a necessary starting point for illuminating the darkest corners of imperial colonisation.

Prison rights campaigner Debbie Kilroy argues we need to abolish prisons, police and other systems of social control, and that the rising movement around Black Lives Matter–Stop Black Deaths in Custody offers a valuable opportunity to talk about the alternatives.

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