So basically, my father and his children and grandchildren have been paying taxes to compensate those who enslaved our ancestors, and you want me to be proud of that fact. Are you f**king insane???” And the slave owners not only...

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An increasing clamour of calls to wipe slave trader Ben Boyd off the NSW map has come after state environment minister Matt Kean said he would investigate replacing the controversial name. Boyd in the 1860s was responsible for 'blackbirding', a...
Late in the day on June 1, demonstrators gathered near the White House, on the edge of Lafayette Square, to protest police abuse following the death in custody of Minneapolis resident George Floyd. Similar protests had erupted across the...
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Art has been changing its appeal to the man on the street. You no longer have to visit museums and art galleries to get a taste of contemporary art. You can easily find wall paintings, graffiti and murals that...
As Minneapolis burns, Trump's presidency is sinking deeper into crisis. And yet, he may still be re-elected Timothy J. Lynch, University of Melbourne Violence has erupted across several US cities after the death of a black man, George Floyd, who was...
Three years on from Uluru, we must lift the blindfolds of liberalism to make progress Stan Grant, Charles Sturt University The Uluru Statement from the Heart offered a new compact with all Australians that would reset our national identity and enhance...
Australians are about to discover that a national framework does not end the confusion over what is allowed when social restrictions are eased. Scott Morrison has outlined a three-step plan to relax the curbs but he is outnumbered in national...
Make no mistake: Cook’s voyages were part of a military mission to conquer and expand Stephen Gapps, University of Newcastle Captain James Cook arrived in the Pacific 250 years ago, triggering British colonisation of the region. We’re asking researchers to reflect...
250 years since Captain Cook landed in Australia, it's time to acknowledge the violence of first encounters Phoebe Roth, The Conversation; Sophia Morris, The Conversation, and Sunanda Creagh, The Conversation Captain James Cook arrived in the Pacific 250 years ago, triggering...