All lives will matter when Black lives matter

Kim Bullimore Tens of thousands of people have taken to the streets in Britain, Ireland, the Netherlands, South Africa, Germany and Australia in the wake of the police murders of Philando Castile and Alton Sterling in the US in early July. In Australia, Black Lives Matter solidarity actions drew attenti...CONTINUE READING

A Palestinian love story too much for Zionists to bear

Kim Bullimore Tales of a city by the sea , a play depicting a love story in Gaza, has come under attack from the Victorian Liberal Party and Zionist organisations. They have demanded it be withdrawn from this year’s Victorian Education Certificate (VCE) drama list, which is studied by more than 1,300 se...CONTINUE READING

Fact: Australia was invaded, not peacefully settled

Kim Bullimore Renowned Australian anthropologist W.E.H. Stanner identified, in his 1968 Boyer Lecture, what he termed “the Great Australian Silence”. Addressing the structural racism and the violent settler-colonial history on which Australian society is built, Stanner explained that a “cult of disremem...CONTINUE READING

British government tries to intimidate Palestine solidarity campaigners

Kim Bullimore David Cameron’s Conservative government in Britain has published new public procurement guidelines in an attempt to stop local council and public authorities supporting “town-hall boycotts” of Israel. The move is part of increasingly strident attempts in Israel, Britain, France, Europe and...CONTINUE READING

Patrick Wolfe: scholar, activist and friend of Palestine

Kim Bullimore Respected Australian scholar and Palestine solidarity campaigner Patrick Wolfe passed away unexpectedly on 18 February. A long-time advocate for Palestinian human rights, self-determination and justice, Wolfe was a groundbreaking scholar. He researched and taught in Australia and internati...CONTINUE READING

Korean government targeting unions

Kim Bullimore More than 410 trade unionists have been targeted in South Korea, as the Park Geun-hye government continues to crack down on workers and organised labour. Among those arrested are nine members and officials belonging to the Korean Public Transport Union and five officials from the Korean Co...CONTINUE READING

Why we support the Palestinian rebellion

Kim Bullimore Young Palestinians across the Occupied Territories have continued to clash with the Israeli military, while inside Israel more than 20,000 Palestinian citizens of Israel have taken to the streets to call for an end to the country’s apartheid and occupation polices. Thirty-three Palestinian...CONTINUE READING

Clashes escalate as Palestinians fight back

Kim Bullimore Palestinian youth and the Israeli military have clashed repeatedly in the occupied West Bank and East Jerusalem. Violence has also spread to Gaza. Since 3 October, 21 Palestinians have been killed by Israeli forces. Nearly all of those killed have been 20 years old or younger, including fi...CONTINUE READING

Israel continues ethnic cleansing in East Jerusalem

Kim Bullimore Israel launched a three-day assault on the Al Aqsa Mosque compound in Jerusalem on 13 September, causing widespread destruction and injuries. Video footage shows Israeli occupation forces firing tear gas, stun grenades and rubber bullets inside the mosque, which is also known as Al Qibli....CONTINUE READING