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  • Tanya Plibersek’s patriotism is the last refuge of a scoundrel
    by pip.hinman on January 28, 2020 at 5:19 am

    nationalismPeter BoyleIssue 1251AustraliapatriotismRacismour common causeJanuary 28, 2020When, in 1774, the British essayist Samuel Johnson wrote in the famous words “Patriotism is the last refuge of a scoundrel” the context was an aggressive British colonial expansionist push and associated wars with its European colonial competitors. When Tanya Plibersek Labor’s shadow minister for education and training used her speech at a January 26 […]

  • Dystopia in the land of Oz: A climate change story
    by pip.hinman on January 28, 2020 at 4:19 am

    climate emergencyHans BaerIssue 1251AustraliaecosocialismbushfiresJanuary 28, 2020Climate scientists and other observers often refer to various regions, such as the Arctic, low-lying islands, the Andes, and Bangladesh, inhabited by Indigenous and peasant peoples as the canaries in the birdcage when it comes to the adverse impacts of anthropogenic climate change. It is often said that those people who have contributed the least to greenhouse gas emissions are the […]


  • Swedish Racism: Engineering a False Image of Democratic Solidarity
    by Masoud Kamali on January 12, 2020 at 4:13 pm

    TweetEssay 3 (part two) Swedish systemic racism: An academic perspective After completing my work at the Board, I returned to my position at Mid-Sweden University and continued to participate in public debates regarding racism and … The post Swedish Racism: Engineering a False Image of Democratic Solidarity appeared first on . […]

  • Swedish Racism: A False Image of Democratic Solidarity
    by Masoud Kamali on January 3, 2020 at 6:50 pm

    TweetEssay 3 (part one) Swedish systemic racism: An academic perspective The ways Swedish structural and institutional racism functions and hides itself behind the old mantel of its reputation—as a country of solidarity and equality—is discussed … The post Swedish Racism: A False Image of Democratic Solidarity appeared first on . […]