Archive: Arena Magazine Essay

Encounters with Nuclear Space and Time, by N. A. J. Taylor

Experiencing the uncanny nuclear

The Cars That Ate Paris, by Stephen Pascoe

Complicity with our own destruction: can we break out of our cultural dependencies?

Remembering at Woolgangi, by Skye Krichauff

As a lagoon re-emerges and country heals, an Aboriginal past is revealed

Incarceration, Autonomy and Resistance on Manus Island, by Behrouz Boochani

Our resistance demonstrated our rejection of violence, affirming our dignity as human beings by imbuing our struggle with peace.

Trump as Singularity, by Roland Kapferer

The American election will not take place

Something Worth Dying For? by Andy Blunden

Andy Blunden

13 Jun 2015

How we might understand the motivations and self-sacrifice of ‘foreign fighters’

Story-telling: Justice and recognition in the narratives of those who have suffered, by Kirsty Sangster

The justice process is tied to telling stories and to telling the truth. All around the world, victims of human-rights abuse are judged on their stories.

‘So How Do You Like It Here in Hampshire, Miss Rand?’, by Robert DiNapoli

The neoliberals’ Jane Austen

Why Settler Australia Needs Refugees by Lorenzo Veracini

A specifically settler society relation to our borders

Australia’s Mining Legacies by Gavin M. Mudd

The impacts of mining waste will be felt for years to come.

Tearing Syria Apart by Jeremy Salt

A war is being waged in and on Syria. Protecting the people from the dictator is no more than the usual pretext for attacks on Middle Eastern countries.

Microserfs, by Justin Clemens

November 2012 was yet another decisive month for digital revelations. The new CIA Director David Petraeus, a self-professed ‘scholar-monk’ and Obama’s Iraq hero, was caught out in an adultery scandal with—surprise!—his ‘embedded’ biographer Paula Broadwell. Alex Hern was right onto it in The New Statesman with the raunchy header ‘Two Generals, Agent Shirtless and 30,000 […]