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.
Australia has yet to grapple in a co-ordinated and meaningful way with the pervasiveness and severity of coercive control in the lives of abused Australian women.
How does one person make a difference? Samantha Power’s memoir shows how she balanced her activist nature with her work as presidential Cabinet official, along with the challenges she faced in developing her own idealism.