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Against Equality

Originally published in the Overland Journal, 16th October 2013 ‘Equality is inevitable.’ This has been the catch-cry of marriage equality campaigners for years now. A call to conservatives to ‘get on the right side of history’ and finally accept that we’re all born equal. Look across progressive movements and you can see similar messaging. Demands … Continue reading

Wikileaks’ Ideology Problem

Originally published in the Overland Journal 19 August 2013 It seems like the progressive love affair with WikiLeaks may be coming to an end. On Sunday it was revealed that WikiLeaks had preferenced the fascist Australia First and the Shooters and Fishers parties ahead of the Greens in the NSW Senate, as well as the … Continue reading

Turkey and the fight for space

Originally published in the Overland Journal, 1 August 2013 I travelled to Turkey in late June to attend Global Power Shift, hosted by 350.org. It was about a month after the start of a nation-wide protest movement sparked by the proposed demolition of Gezi Park in Istanbul and I was intrigued to see what was … Continue reading

The debate we should be having

Published in the Overland Journal, 30th May, 2013.  I learn more about privilege from what I get wrong about misogyny than from what I get right about racism –Teju Cole After reading Mia Freedman’s piece about Delta Goodrem’s ‘blackface incident’ (not sure what else to call it) a couple of weeks ago, I couldn’t help but find … Continue reading