In early March, then Minister of Home Affairs Peter Dutton signalled his intention to proscribe British Neo-Nazi group Sonnenkrieg Division (SKD), a terrorist organisation. This represented a significant, if contextually alarming, moment in Australian history.
After witnessing the carnage caused by the Trump administration, the 701-page first instalment of A Promised Land, Obama’s presidential memoirs, seems like a gift from what was, in retrospect, a golden age; an age in which the President took advice and made a serious effort to communicate complex ideas.
In this poem, John Bartlett examines scenes from the past and present day to consider how absolute power corrupts absolutely.
Our three most-read stories this year encapsulate the adage ‘the personal is political,’ exploring wider issues in the world through lived experiences. Look out for these writers in 2021.
Filmmakers Jesse Moss and Amanda McBaine reflect on the tensions arising from an atmosphere of budding masculinity and divisive politics in their 2020 documentary Boys State.
In this moment of rising authoritarianism and political theatre, Dave Clark reminds us not to lose sight of the cumulative effects of small shifts and injustices.
The Coalition of Supporters of Bernard Collaery and Witness K are calling for the prosecutions to be dropped, issuing a statement signed by leading public figures.
In 2019, a leaderless protest movement may have changed Hong Kong forever. Antony Dapiran’s latest provides a detailed analysis of the movement and the city
The Wikileaks founder’s extradition case could set a dangerous precedent that strengthens government overreach and limits freedom of the press.
Hong Kong’s new National Security Law must be understood as a transnational, as well as a local mechanism for repression.
This month marked 22 years since the adoption of the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court but Australia is still not living up to the promise of international justice.