Morrison: bigot and loser

Lily Campbell Under the guise of freedom of speech, defending religious freedom and “letting kids be kids”, LGBTI people have faced an assault from recently anointed prime minister and homophobe in chief Scott Morrison. He went on 2GB radio earlier this month to gabber with cretin Alan Jones, discussing...CONTINUE READING

A people’s history of the Vietnam War

Lily Campbell Images of battle-weary soldiers and children drenched in napalm are burned into the minds of those who lived through or have studied the Vietnam War, a conflict that left up to 5 million people dead. The war is often painted as a dark chapter in the history of an otherwise free and democra...CONTINUE READING

What’s behind the Ramsay Centre for Western Civilisation?

Lily Campbell University of Sydney vice-chancellor Michael Spence has spent many months in negotiations with the Ramsay Centre for Western Civilisation, causing a great stir on campus and in the national media. The $3 billion centre – established with a bequest from private healthcare tycoon and greates...CONTINUE READING

Violent racist attack at University of Newcastle 

Lily Campbell On the evening of Saturday 4 August, 21-year-old Pakistani international student Abdullah Qaiser was driving to the University of Newcastle library to finish an assignment. On his way, he was approached by a group of eight men and one woman. The group stepped out in front of the car, in th...CONTINUE READING

Tony Jones is wrong, Tony Abbott is definitely a racist 

Lily Campbell On a recent episode of the ABC’s Q&A program, I was picked from the audience to ask about the Ramsay Centre’s attempts to partner with an Australian university to offer a degree promoting Western civilisation. My question, directed at Sydney University vice-chancellor Michael Spence, relat...CONTINUE READING

Black deaths in custody rally demands justice

Lily Campbell More than 600 people gathered at Sydney Town Hall on 12 May to demand an end to Black deaths in custody. The protest, called by activist organisation Fighting in Resistance Equally (FIRE), heard from families of Aboriginal people killed by police, and committed Black activists, including n...CONTINUE READING

Books not bombs!

Lily Campbell Australia is a global leader in exporting death and participating in predatory wars. And its ranking among warmongering states is only climbing. This was made clear in the Turnbull government’s 2016 Defence White Paper, which outlined “the largest [military] procurement program in Australi...CONTINUE READING

Dream, believe, do nothing, succeed. Rinehart’s children make the big league

Lily Campbell “There is no monopoly on becoming a millionaire. If you’re jealous of those with more money, don’t just sit there and complain – do something to make more money yourself.” Inspirational words from Australia’s richest woman, Gina Rinehart, in Australian Resources and Investment magazine. Ri...CONTINUE READING

Another Aboriginal man murdered by cops

Lily Campbell I’m walking through Waterloo, Sydney, on 11 February, as smoking eucalyptus drifts through the muggy air. Ahead, 100 people are gathered in a housing commission car park, surrounding a colourful memorial of flowers, bottles, a snapback cap and an Aboriginal flag. The feeling of outrage is...CONTINUE READING