Early Friday morning reports came in of US missile strikes targeting a Syrian Air Base. US officials report that the base is believed to have been the site from which the chemical weapons were launched earlier this week. Mike Anderson reports.
"The True Blue Crew and Reclaim Australia group constantly point fingers at average peace-loving Australian Muslims, claiming that we are ISIS supporters and that we have the same mentality as jihadists. I wonder whether they know how hard it is for some to deal with being placed in the same category as the people who kill their families overseas on a daily basis."
Yosra Al Awadi, Events Coordinator and writer for UWA's Muslim Students' Association, writes a response to Pauline Hanson and her supporters following Saturday's United Against Bigotry and Racism rally in Perth's CBD.
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.