Anti-racism

The mass protests erupting in the United States in response to the police killing of George Floyd have led to support from some unlikely allies, writes Jacob Andrewartha.

Actions in solidarity with those protesting in the United States against the murder of George Floyd by Minneapolis police will be held across Australia this weekend. The protests will also be demanding an end to Black deaths in custody in Australia, reports Kerry Smith.

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.

In response to the murder of George Floyd by white police officers in Minneapolis, Minnesota, protests have erupted across the United States. Protesters took to the streets of New York City on May 31. These images were captured by Edward Leavy.

President Donald Trump held a Rose Garden gathering of mainly white male staffers on June 1 to announce he had invoked the rarely used Insurrection Act of 1807, writes Malik Miah. Trump said if state governors do not “dominate” protesters with force he would do so.

As the gruesome footage of George Floyd’s death has gone viral, activists here point to a similar death in 2015 when Dunghutti man David Dungay Jr was knelt on by prison guards in Long Bay Jail, notes Paul Gregoire.

Blood and destruction are on the hands of the cops and the criminal justice system, writes Malik Miah, as an emboldened civil protest movement sweeps the United States.

Solidarity action with refugees detained at Kangaroo Point May 29

About 150-200 people took part in an "exercise for refugees" solidarity action outside the Kangaroo Point detention facility. It was the seventh week of Friday afternoon actions and the biggest yet, reports Alex Bainbridge.

The recent destruction of a major cultural heritage site, Juukan Gorge in Western Australia, was undertaken in the name of Rio Tinto shareholders' profit, writes Samuel Knight.

A tweet by Victoria’s deputy Chief Health Officer Dr Annaliese van Diemen on the 250th anniversary of Captain Cook’s arrival in Australia, which provoked a furious response from right-wing culture warriors, has led to a greater awareness of the legacy of colonialism, writes Chloe DS

Pages

Subscribe to Anti-racism