The Balfour Declaration: a century of colonisation and resistance

Kim Bullimore As the hundredth anniversary of the Balfour Declaration is marked this month, Israel and its supporters – including the British and Australian governments – are celebrating the anniversary, while Palestinians are mourning and protesting it. The Balfour Declaration was a statement of suppor...CONTINUE READING

Israel attempts to silence Palestinian media

Kim Bullimore Israeli occupation forces raided 10 Palestinian media offices in the occupied West Bank on 18 October, arresting several media workers, confiscating media production equipment, welding shut building doors and closing down production facilities for six months. Carried out simultaneously in...CONTINUE READING

Debunking the myths of Israel/Palestine

Kim Bullimore Over the past 120 years, the Zionist movement and later the Israeli state have constructed a web of fallacies that surround the creation of Israel and the ongoing conflict, and which also seek to justify Israel’s ethnic cleansing and oppression of the Palestinian people. This web of histor...CONTINUE READING

The fall of Park Geun-hye

Kim Bullimore On 11 March, more than 700,000 South Koreans once again took to the streets in anti-government rallies, this time celebrating the ratification of president Park Geun-hye’s impeachment. The previous day, eight Constitutional Court judges announced that they would unanimously uphold the 9 De...CONTINUE READING

We should support the Palestinians, not Israel

Kim Bullimore Arriving in Australia for a four-day diplomatic visit on Wednesday, 21 February, Benjamin Netanyahu is the first sitting Israeli prime minister to visit Australia. Netanyahu – who also held Israel’s prime ministership between 1996 and 1999 – is responsible for the ongoing illegal blockade...CONTINUE READING

Big anti-government protests continue in South Korea

Kim Bullimore A week after more than 1 million people took to the streets of Seoul on 12 November to call for the resignation of South Korean president Park Geun-hye, anti-government protests again broke out in more than 70 locations around the country. The demonstrations on 19 November brought out more...CONTINUE READING

The new Stolen Generation

Kim Bullimore Victoria’s commissioner for Aboriginal children and young people has released a two-year investigation into state removals of Aboriginal children. Always Was, Always Will Be, Koori Children reveals not only an over-representation of Aboriginal children in child protection and out-of-home c...CONTINUE READING

South Korea erupts in anti-government protests

Kim Bullimore More than 200,000 South Koreans took to the streets of Seoul on 5 November to demand the resignation of the country’s president, Park Geun-hye. The event swamped Gwanghwamun Square as protesters chanted, “The owner of this country is the Korean people!” Protests also took place in South Ko...CONTINUE READING

Israel no model for Aboriginal people

Kim Bullimore Aboriginal journalist Stan Grant told the ABC’s Recognition: Yes or No? program on 20 September: “I have been to Israel and I have seen the sense of Jewish belonging, whether you are an Ethiopian Jew or a Russian Jew or an American Jew, with a whole range of ethnicities and everything else...CONTINUE READING