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THE NAKED CITY – MINAJ A TROIS!

With vaccination rates soaring and the promise of a clear pathway out of lockdown it’s hard to reconcile last weekend’s violent demonstration in Melbourne. Whilst scheduled Sydney protests might have been a fizzer, Bleak City saw some 235 arrests and numerous police injured. Why anybody would risk a substantial fine and a criminal record a […]

“User-beware” social media model to blame for anti-lockdown protest

By EVA BAXTER Reset Australia is demanding greater transparency about how Facebook’s algorithms work. Reset Australia is the local affiliate of the global initiative working to counter digital threats to democracy and society. Executive director Chris Cooper told City Hub that the anti-lockdown protest on Saturday was organised on social media. “We know that a […]

Climactic clash, riled Royals, traumatic trawler, gay apple: News Bites – 9 Oct 2019

Bite-sized bulletins by ALEC SMART Climate Chained Radical environmentalists Extinction Rebellion (XR) have chosen this week and next for rallies and civil disturbance to draw attention to the climate crisis threatening the planet. Protests, many involving activists chaining themselves to immovable objects (or each other), have taken place in the USA, Europe, India, and Australasia. […]

THE NAKED CITY – DEATH ZONE ON EVEREST!

Amidst a hyperbolic frenzy and a protest over billboarding of the Opera House sails, the world’s richest horse race on turf was run last Saturday – but what does it all mean? The organisers Racing NSW will tell you it was a massive success, attracting a bumper crowd at Randwick and considerable media coverage. They now claim […]

The long wait on Manus Island

Recent protests by refugees and the reprisal by local police and security contractors at the Manus Island Detention Centre have left one asylum seeker dead and more than 60 others wounded. The unrest was sparked by an announcement made to asylum seekers that they would not be leaving Manus Island or Papua New Guinea regardless […]