The so-called anti-terror laws are not about protecting people; they’re a recipe for State-sponsored terror. These laws are designed to silence and punish political opponents. Since the 1970s in Australia,… Read more »
Chasing votes. Enraging the remnants of One Nation, the Howard Government has pinched its immigration policy by enacting the Border Protection Act. This cruel law permits officials to board refugee… Read more »
Rural Queensland is fertile ground for reactionary populist groups. Isolation, withdrawal of services and sharp practices by the banks have given farming communities a lot to be angry about. In… Read more »
From 1999, after the Columbine high school shootings: how adult neo-Nazis make use of angry, alienated teens.
In the ‘80s and early ‘90s, the shocking resurgence of fascism in Europe was marked by jackbooted racist skinheads, marches of uniformed “seig-heiling” Hitlerites and the torching of Turkish refugee… Read more »
My participation in the 13th Annual International Gay and Lesbian Youth Organisation (IGLYO) Conference in Pisa, Italy [27 July – 3 August 1997] was a unique experience. It was the first time any delegate from Australia had been accepted to attend an IGLYO conference, and the first time a representative from any bisexual organisation in the world took part.
That capitalism is in bad shape is not news. What is news is the sharpened polarisation of class forces, which has the decaying system as its source. Attacks by fascist groupings are on the rise. Anti-Semitic slogans, such as ones recently daubed on a synagogue in Brisbane and another in Perth, follow a global trend.
On 10 April 1989 members of the fascist organisation, National Action, invaded a meeting of the Lesbian and Gay Immigration Task Force in Sydney. Twelve men stormed into the meeting… Read more »