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Benjamin Clark — Freelance writer

Benjamin Clark

Freelance writer

Benjamin Clark is a Melbourne-based freelance writer and arts worker. His writing has appeared in Crikey and The Age, and focuses on Australian politics and culture.

Meet the women taking on Alan Jones... and winning

Meet the women taking on Alan Jones... and winning

There’s been plenty written about the boycott campaign against Alan Jones, but we’ve heard little from the organisers behind it. Crikey spoke with the online activists.

We can't tackle climate change without tackling striking laws

We can't tackle climate change without tackling striking laws

How much larger and more effective would climate protests be if Australian workers truly had the right to strike?

Australia's most liveable cities are only liveable for some

Australia's most liveable cities are only liveable for some

Australian cities' celebrated 'liveability' is being hoarded by a lucky few. Until we focus on growing urban disparity, this won't change for generations.

State of the union: what next for the ACTU?

State of the union: what next for the ACTU?

In the face of eroded union powers, failed campaigns and blurred class lines, young workers are turning to new ways of organising in the fight for their rights.

No wonder millennials distrust capitalism: it keeps failing them

No wonder millennials distrust capitalism: it keeps failing them

How are millennials supposed to keep believing in hard work and 'food dreams' when those with real power keep cooking the books?

Who's afraid of the upper-middle class?

Who's afraid of the upper-middle class?

After the shock loss at the federal election, Labor is running scared. But backing away from a progressive tax agenda is a mistake.

Australia can't build a future on franking credits 

Australia can't build a future on franking credits 

Counter to many election predictions, it's the boomers wot won it. Now we desperately need to reckon with the results.

Finally, some decent arts policy! But who actually cares?

Finally, some decent arts policy! But who actually cares?

Labor’s proposed boost to arts funding comes after a decade of declining public support. Funding isn't the only problem the sector faces.

We should nationalise Australia's major sporting codes

We should nationalise Australia's major sporting codes

Sports fans are fed up with corporate capture of the leagues we follow. It's time to fight back.

Fair dinkum fraud: the Morrison government is patriotic in words alone

Fair dinkum fraud: the Morrison government is patriotic in words alone

Don’t be fooled by the ultra-Aussie rhetoric: the Coalition's actions show contempt for Australia’s most beloved institutions and national symbols.