Gareth Stedman Jones reflects on the history of referenda, and the ways they can be used to bring about unconstitutional or unscrupulous changes in government.
Rather than treat the far-right as an exceptional political movement, we should see it as a logical outcome of the transformed political landscape of post-Cold War Europe.
A recent campaign against Safe Schools, an anti-LGBTI bullying program operating in Australian primary and secondary schools, has generated a remarkable, and remarkably successful, mobilisation by homophobic defenders of ‘traditional’ values.
Exclusion has, in fact, been central to the configuration of political power in the US and in other white settler states.
Stephen Heathorn explores what the rise of the far right, authoritarianism and fascism looks like in the 21st century, as opposed to the 1930s.
An outspoken free press is one of the great obstacles to demagogues, who prefer simplistic propaganda to open public debate.
Protestors from around the world share their thoughts and experiences of the Women’s March, 21 January 2017.
Fascism is not just the big bang of mass rallies and extreme violence; it is also the creeping fog that incrementally occupies power while obscuring its motives.
Rather than righting the wrongs of the past, the pardon exploits LGBTQ issues and people, a perverse outcome of the Conservative government’s ongoing attempt to appear progressive, inclusive, and LGBTQ friendly.
The burkini furore is another disappointing reminder that women’s bodies and appearances remain more relevant (and newsworthy) than women’s intellects and voices.