Chants of “Black, Indigenous, Arab, Asian and white—unite, unite, unite to fight the right!” echoed across the streets of Sunshine West on Saturday, when 500 anti-fascist activists and local community members gathered to protest against Legacy Boxing Gym.
The battle to stop the establishment of an elite police training hub in forest surrounding Atlanta, Georgia—dubbed Cop City by activists—has reached a fever pitch over the last weeks.
Posie Parker (also known as Kellie-Jay Keen), a far-right transphobic activist from the UK, is touring Australia in February and March. The National Union of Students has called a series of demonstrations against her and her followers.
When Nepalese student Praisda Neupane arrived in Perth last month to start a master’s degree in environmental engineering, he expected to quickly settle into his pre-booked accommodation. Instead, he discovered that it did not exist. “I couldn’t find the address [on a map]”, he told the ABC.
Emily* is one of the many residents whose future in the Ascot Vale public housing estate remains uncertain. This enormous public housing complex in Melbourne’s north, which includes 57 freestanding, low-rise buildings spread across fifteen hectares in a well-resourced central suburb, is one of eleven inner-city estates slated for demolition under the state Labor government’s Public Housing Renewal Program.
When a furious elderly man berated former Prime Minister Scott Morrison on the federal election campaign trail over the government’s treatment of disability pensioners, he not only burst the bubble of forced civility and stage-managed good cheer that characterise most politicians’ interactions with the public; he also exposed something interesting about the limits of capitalist ideology.