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Students hit the streets in the first climate strike since the pandemic

By CHRISTINE CHEN On Friday afternoon, thousands of students converged on Town Hall in Sydney as part of the School Strike 4 Climate movement. Protests calling for urgent climate action and a sustainable COVID-19 recovery plan were held across the country, for the first time since September, 2019. Undeterred by the pouring rain, protesters held […]

Thousands take to George Street in solidarity with Palestine

By ALLISON HORE Thousands of pro-Palestinian protesters filled George Street in Sydney on Saturday in response to escalating violence in Gaza.  Upwards of 2,500 people marched along George Street to mark what Arabs call “the Nakba,” that is the “disaster” surrounding the of establishment of Israel in 1948 and the mass exodus of Palestinians.  The […]

Asian-Australians call for an end to anti-Asian sentiment at Sydney vigil

By ALLISON HORE With anti-Asian racism on the rise, Asian-Australians in Sydney are calling for the federal government to tighten anti-racism laws. The call comes as part of the global #StopAsianHate campaign.  According to a survey by the Asian Australian Alliance which launched in April last year, there have been 520 incidents reports of COVID-19 […]

Thousands take to the streets in national day of action against Indigenous deaths in custody

By ALLISON HORE Protests were held across the country on Saturday to mark three decades since the Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody. The national day of action called for justice for Indigenous people who have lost their lives in police custody.  The royal commission, which ran between 1987 and 1991, made 339 recommendations […]

Pride protesters take over Oxford Street ahead of Mardi Gras

By ALLISON HORE Protesters took over Oxford Street on Saturday, ahead of the Mardi Gras parade, in an effort to put the politics back in pride. Despite police threats to shut down the protest earlier in the week, at around 2pm hundreds of protesters carrying pride flags of all sorts descended onto Taylor Square, the […]

Sydney Burmese community rally against coup

By ALLISON HORE With just a day’s notice, hundreds of members of Sydney’s Burmese community gathered at Martin Place on Wednesday to raise awareness about the unfolding coup in Myanmar. On Monday, Myanmar’s military detained Aung San Suu Kyi, the democratically elected civilian leader, and declared a year long state of emergency in a television […]

Invasion Day rally to go ahead despite COVID-19 restrictions

By ALLISON HORE A mass rally in Sydney to mark the 26th of January is set to go ahead despite COVID-19 restrictions prohibiting protest gatherings larger than 500 people. Undeterred by COVID-19 restrictions on the number of people allowed to attend protest gatherings, organisers of the annual Invasion Day protest have confirmed their Sydney protest […]

Police response to campus protest “disturbing” and “violent”

By ALLISON HORE University of Sydney staff and students have been left feeling “disturbed” by footage showing the heavy-handed actions of police at a campus protest on Wednesday. Around 200 students gathered on the lawn at University of Sydney at around midday on Wednesday to participate in a public “teach out” organised by the National […]

Trans rights protesters arrested at rally against One Nation bill

By ALLISON HORE Two protesters were arrested at a transgender rights rally in Sydney’s Taylor Square on Saturday. The “kill the bill” rally was organised in opposition to a set of legislation to strip schools of educational content relating to transgender and gender diverse people. The Education Legislation Amendment bill proposed by One Nation’s Mark […]

Students call on government to fund their future, not gas

By ALLISON HORE Hundreds of COVID-safe rallies took place across Australia on Friday as part of a national day of action calling on the government to commit to funding renewable energy.  Last year’s school strikes around the country were amongst the largest protests in Australia’s history. However with COVID-19 restrictions making such mass gatherings impossible, […]