Oppression and liberation
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”.

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”.

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.

Will we learn the lessons from the defeat of Roe?
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.

Our bodies, our lives!
Liz Ross

The chants rang out through cities and towns around the world as protesters defiantly challenged the US Supreme Court’s 1 July decision to end national access to abortion: “We won’t go back!” and “Our bodies! Our lives! Our right to decide!”

Reproductive freedom and equality

Red Flag recently spoke to Liz Walsh, Victorian Socialists upper house candidate for Western Metro and organiser of the 15,000-strong abortion rights rally in Melbourne on 2 July. We started by asking her what prompted her to call the rally.

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