Writing plays a subversive role in our political movements, yet, are we growing ambivalent or disengaged because of information-fatigue?
The right to protest is an abstract freedom, one that saw Fed Square swarmed by March for Men protesters. Madison Griffiths and Sam Biddle watched on.
The government of Nauru has blocked the ABC from covering the Pacific Islands Forum and PM Malcolm Turnbull has barely criticised the move. Gary Dickson explains.
Poet Sanam Sharma explores the meaning of democracy when religious and communal segregation is used within communities.
Sally Percival Wood’s book, Dissent: The student press in 1960s Australia, exemplifies the power students can wield against social and political injustices.
Australian foreign correspondent Peter Greste’s memoir, The First Casualty, provides a stark reminder of the importance of a free, independent media.
Everything changes – In this poem Edward Caruso considers the importance of speaking up.
At the Ubud Writers and Readers Festival, Sam Flynn spoke to those who write from the margins, despite the real and violent repercussions they face for doing so.
How her work in advocacy shaped her debut novel; how to combat slippery political rhetoric; and the hazards of the word ‘refugee’.
Poet Edward Caruso has a chance encounter over the tomb of Salvador Allende Gossens.
Roj Amedi wants to reclaim the fight for free speech from dog whistling politics.
Monash University will soon implement a policy of “trigger warnings” for sensitive course content, but is making trigger warnings mandatory a sensible move?