Oppression and liberation
Racism—capitalism’s strange fruit
Tess Lee Ack

Southern trees bear a strange fruit,

Women’s oppression and capitalism
Diane Fieldes

Women’s oppression looks quite different today than 60 years ago. Women’s rights are more accepted now, women are a bigger part of the workforce, contraception and abortion are legal in much of the world. There are more women world leaders and CEOs than ever before. At the same time, the vast majority of women, even in a wealthy country like Australia, are still paid less on average than men, still do most of the unpaid child care and other domestic labour in the home and still have to contend with demeaning sexist stereotypes.

The Voice to Parliament: stuck between symbolism and conservatism
The muted Voice to Parliament
Jordan Humphreys

Prime Minister Anthony Albanese has confirmed that the proposed Indigenous Voice to Parliament will be an utterly symbolic affair. Not only will it be a merely advisory body without any real power over government policy, Albanese has also made clear that “the legislation of the structure of the Voice won’t happen before the referendum”.

Fury over Indigenous centre closure
Fury over Indigenous centre closure
Jordan Humphreys

A fiery community meeting of several hundred people convened on Tuesday to oppose plans to close the National Centre of Indigenous Excellence (NCIE) in the Sydney suburb of Redfern.

Archie Roach: 1956–2022
Tess Lee Ack

Archie Roach’s sons, Amos and Eban, have given permission for their father’s name and image to be used “so that his legacy will continue to inspire”.

The lessons from the defeat of Roe
Jordan Humphreys

When Sydney Harper, producer of the New York Times’ podcast the Daily, went to the Supreme Court of the United States in the wake of the overturning of Roe vs. Wade, she talked to a bystander who was “shocked” to see a large celebration of anti-abortion activists outside the courthouse.

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