Racism

There was a sense of relief as former Collingwood president Eddie McGuire was forced to quit, but why is it that racists, or apologists for racism, often escape the consequences, asks Jacob Andrewartha.

Far-right activist Phillip Galea has been jailed on terrorism charges after threatening to commit violence against left-wing activists and Muslims. Sue Bolton discusses what it will take to defeat such extremists.

Trump defeated, now we need to battle Biden

Donald Trump's defeat does not mean that Trumpism is dead. The struggles are going to have to continue, argues Alex Bainbridge.

Markela Panegyres uncovers some of the history of the Hyde Park Barracks, a former convict dormitory and Female Immigration Depot.

Socialist councillor Sue Bolton argues that listening to, and working with, affected communities is critical for any government wishing to stop the spread of the coronavirus pandemic.

It’s an uncomfortable and disorienting time to be alive but to achieve justice we have to continue to speak in the 'language of the unheard', writes Benji PK.

Being Indigenous in one of the richest countries in the world is a risk factor for COVID-19, quite apart from the other factors dispossessed people struggle with, such as high rates of incarceration, unemployment and suicide, writes Emma Murphy.

When British essayist Samuel Johnson wrote in 1774 the famous words “Patriotism is the last refuge of a scoundrel” the context was an aggressive British colonial expansionist push and associated wars with its European colonial competitors.

Disgracefully, Victorian authorities took more than a week to confirm the death in custody of another Yorta Yorta woman on January 2. Veronica Nelson was being held at a maximum-security prison in Melbourne for a minor crime when she died.

Support for the Djab Wurrung Heritage Protection Embassy continues to grow, nearly a month after the Victorian Labor government gave Traditional Owners and supporters two weeks to vacate the protest camp site.

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