Tag Archives: Australia

The veil in anxious times

An Australian MP’s burqa-wearing stunt this week won’t be last time this issue will come up. But under the veil of the Western preoccupation with head covering, what is this really about? This week, Australia’s far-right One Nation party leader … Continue reading

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Islamophobia in Australia

Aussie Muslim women 3 times more likely to face #Islamophobia: Read the @IslamophobiaReg @CharlesSturtUni report. https://t.co/KnUapMKcke pic.twitter.com/AlbNQArhXb — DiversityCouncilAust (@DivCouncilAus) July 14, 2017

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A Crisis of White Identity… – Dr. Woolombi Waters

With the US election now decided and Donald Trump President it’s interesting watching the fallout asking how this could ever have happened. I read an article last week that provided some insight. “Behind 2016’s Turmoil, a Crisis of White Identity” … Continue reading

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Anzac Day Memories: The Sullen Child of History by BINOY KAMPMARK

“Periodic vigilance will protect us against new generations of lords and masters who exploit national myths to lure us into enterprises born in timidity and corrosive mateship.” -Andrew Hamilton, Eureka Street, May 6, 2015 Old countries have baggage so heavy … Continue reading

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The Rape of East Timor: “Sounds Like Fun” by JOHN PILGER

Secret documents found in the Australian National Archives provide a glimpse of how one of the greatest crimes of the 20th century was executed and covered up. They also help us understand how and for whom the world is run. … Continue reading

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Burqa ban a political excuse for persecution – Waleed Aly

Even before the embarrassing back-down there were problems. For starters, it’s not a burqa. A burqa is that particularly Afghan garment, usually blue, with the mesh covering the eyes. The one you’ve seen on the news (or perhaps on Jacqui … Continue reading

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How the Same Godfather Rules from Canberra to Kiev The Forgotten Coup by JOHN PILGER

Washington’s role in the fascist putsch against an elected government in Ukraine will surprise only those who watch the news and ignore the historical record.  Since 1945, dozens of governments, many of them democracies, have met a similar fate, usually … Continue reading

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