Tag: colonialism

It’s the voice of ‘rural nullius’ on ABC’s Jim Crow Country Hour

Farmers in the south of Israel were granted nearly as much ABC air-time in the four weeks before the Voice vote as all the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander nations across all of Australia.

Mongrel Mobs? The Gang Crackdown in Aotearoa

Emerging out of postwar state- and church-run institutions, early gangs were a social and cultural response to shocking abuse perpetrated predominantly upon Māori and Pacific Islander children.

History and Ancestry: On the collective imagination of our past

Harnessing the widely held belief of identity being connected to ancestry might well have the potential to break the spell of the triumphalist version of our history and hopefully others will follow in its wake.

Who has the right to self-defence, the occupier or the occupied?

Arena Online

Ali Kazak

10 Nov 2023

All colonialists and occupiers have called the resistance they have faced ‘terrorism’, from the French, British and Dutch colonialists to the Nazi, fascists and South African apartheid regime.

Still Fighting the Frontier Wars

Taking a thoroughly Orwellian approach, Katter’s Australian Party’s ‘Newspeak’ produces a twisted white supremacist discourse that easily forgets the killing times.

Settler Nationalism and Progressive Discourse

Even searching accounts of Australia’s founding can’t resist the assimilationist logic they expose.

Sitting on a balcony in Marseille

The police shooting has reminded the French of the basic racist nature of their society that is so entrenched and pervasive it seems reductive to blame the problem on racist police - it isn’t racist police, it is a society that is divided in every way by race.

The ‘China Threat’: Can we escape the historical legacy of anti-Chinese racism?

Marilyn Lake

29 Jun 2023

The ‘Chinese threat narrative’, as it has recently been labelled, was constitutive of Australian nationhood.

Subverting the Grievances of Anti-Racism and the attack on Diane Abbott MP

The evils of the slavery and colonialism gravy-train—of which apartheid Israel is the only latest manifestation—are absented from history and the Western racist-imperialist agenda can be spun as a giant white saviour narrative.

Rupture in Remote Australia

Australians are being asked to vote in support of the constitutional establishment of an Indigenous Voice to Parliament while the work of successive governments, Coalition and Labor alike, has been complicit in the killing of First Nations people.

Statement Against Racism in Western Australia

Colonialism is a system of violent occupation, theft and exclusion, and systematising of this occupation through generations and into any imagined future.

France’s 2022 Burkini Ban: Ongoing State Policing of Muslim Women’s Bodies

The evidence presented so far points up the hypocrisy of the French attitude towards veiled Muslim women.