Australia’s policy of exclusion towards families who have a disabled child has meant the break-up and deportation of families.
Histories of the Present
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.
January 21, 2017 witnessed the largest one-day protest led by women that the world has ever seen. We want to help preserve the spirit, energy, hope and optimism of that day by asking those who attended the march to submit their thoughts, impressions and memories of the day.
How can the Freudian tradition of mass psychology help us understand use of the term “populism”?
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.
We have to rethink history. We have to question it and change paradigms to make our national history more inclusive.
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.