"A people without the knowledge of their past history, origin and culture is like a tree without roots."

Marcus Garvey

July 18, 2014

Wadjemup: Black Prison – White Playground (film review)

  Wadjemup (Rottnest Island) is a beautiful place that is also culturally and spiritually significant to Aboriginal people.  But it is also a site where gross harm took place and […]
July 4, 2014

Archie Roach’s song: ‘Took the Children Away’

When Archie Roach penned Took The Children Away, it became one of the most important songs in Australia’s contemporary history. This song tells of the forced separation of children from […]
June 28, 2014

Continuing attack on voices of dissent in what was once a civil society

After recently cutting funding to community legal centres (CLCs) the Australian Attorney-General, George Brandis,  now claims that with the limited resources available, funding for legal assistance through CLCs must be confined […]
June 20, 2014

Murdoch’s Media and Global Tobacco

Every now and then you see a headline that makes you think, ‘hang on a minute, that’s wrong; what is going on here?’ The Australian’s front page story (June 6, […]

"Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about the things that really matter"

Martin Luther King Jr