Perth's Black Lives Matter peaceful rally organiser Christelle Barrere-Collet talks with Ishita Mather on the movement, its aims, and the various forms of ongoing violence still perpetuated against black communities worldwide.
"So how exactly did “an orange Elvis squirted from a can of Cheez Whiz” manage to slip through the cracks of social common sense (which retrospect indicates is actually gaping ravines) and become a very real contender in the race to replace Obama as the next president of the United States of America?" Leona Mpagi wonders.
"Our reforms shouldn’t be reactions to threats to the major parties, but rather a tool to create a more accountable and representative system." As the Australian Federal election looms (at last), Mike Anderson writes on how your vote still doesn't count the way it should.
‘’It is on every front: discrimination, hostility, abuse, indefinite detention, uncertainty… It’s a toxic mix for any human being, and to me, it is surprising that more refugees and asylum seekers haven’t attempted suicide.’’ Co-author of the recently-released 'Protection Denied, Abuse Condoned: Women on Nauru at Risk', Professor Carmen Lawrence talks with Pelican on the report’s findings, as well as the possibility of a more empathic alternative to Australia’s brutal response to the international humanitarian crisis.