Claire G Coleman blurs the lines between the personal, political and speculative, asking us to reconsider where it is our stories come from.
Daryl Yang considers the increasingly common phenomenon of friendships breaking down over political differences, and muses over the question: should we be friends with homophobes?
Poet Juan Garrido Salgado writes an homage to Licha Ortiz and her father Fernando Ortiz, who was Disappeared in 1976 in Chile.
Can people with opposing political views come together to have respectful and productive conversations?
Geoffrey Aitken questions the choice to keep quiet in the face of injustice.
This poem from Kim Waters explores the importance of freedom of speech and artistic expression.
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.