Tag: Political

Climate Change

COP26: A comfy, convenient throne for the capitalist elite

At the COP26 conference commencing this Sunday, world leaders will once again meet to discuss what they will describe as “transformative” and “innovative” climate policies designed to put “people and planet first”. Sadly, the all-too-common political mistrust we now see across most leading democracies means the majority of us are likely to dismiss this event…

#BLM, Arts

First ever Indigenous winner of Australia’s Archibald Prize receives $100,000

Vincent Namatjira, an Indigenous artist, has won Australia’s 2020 Archibald Prize, an annual award for portraiture painted by a resident of Australasia. It comes with a cash prize of $100,000. Namatjira’s winning painting, entitled ‘Stand Strong for Who You Are’, features retired Australian footballer, Adam Goodes, as “a proud Aboriginal man who stands strong for…

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‘It’s a shame and it’s infuriating’

In the wake of the announcement that ISIS had been defeated, the US withdrew troops from Syria, with an understanding that there wouldn’t be fighting between the Kurds and Turkey. However, President Erdogan took the opportunity to launch an invasion into Northern Syria and push back the US-backed Kurdish fighters. As a result, Trump sent…

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