“Electoral politics on this continent is about the furthest thing there is from genuine democracy, short of just shooting peaceful protestors on the street. This is not the news many people want to hear. But it is a crucial wake up call, for all of us to become active political actors, to reclaim our ability to have a say in our future, and to destroy the ability of elites to act without the consent of the people they harm.”
“The acknowledgement of justice, humanity and freedom for POC’s won’t be found in signs, statements of solidarity or book clubs. It won’t be found in ‘unlearning’ oppression, it will be found in your willingness to pick up a hammer and smash it to fucking pieces, to destroy the systems that stand in our way, whether at your job, your social network, your neighbourhood, your family, or your home.”
“It is first important to recognize that the Park Hotel is an embodiment and continuation of the ongoing colonial project of Australia, a project which was always constructed upon spaces of extraterritorial incarceration. Mandatory detention is spatially, politically and ideologically linked to various historical forms of administrative detention, government processes which render entire categories of peoples as detainable, based not on action, but upon their social, racial or religious categorization.”
War Remembrance or White Nationalism? The ANZAC Legend and its Meaning to Australian Identity Today
"The ANZAC legend is inseparable from its foundations as a national identity based on whiteness, masculinity and colonialism. When Bean, Howard, Abbott and Tudge make comments on Australia’s national identity being guided by a romanticised war narrative, they erase the many identities on this continent that don’t align with the mythologised ANZAC figure."
A Snag of the Democracy Sausage: Political Participation and Dissent for Non-Citizens
"Elections are often romanticised as ‘hope.’ As an immigrant, I feel very little hope in outcomes for me, and that is not to say I don’t believe in elections. It means that I place hope in my protection from precarity in the strengths and weaknesses of my communities. When the nation-state makes my body an issue of border security—my disabled, trans body that is the centre of political culture wars—I’m nourished and cared for by my communities."