Helen RazerMar 6, 20144 Comments
There are plenty of horrifying accounts of individual acts of violence on Manus Island. But we need to step back from them and see what is really at fault here: policy, not people.
Helen RazerFeb 24, 201429 Comments
Trolling is not about the trolls. It's the product of increasingly histrionic communication, where everything provokes outrage. And the reasons behind Charlotte Dawson's death are much more complicated.
Helen RazerFeb 21, 2014
Boycotting is the laziest form of protest, and won't hurt Transfield as much as it will harm artists.
Helen RazerFeb 20, 20147 Comments
Stop declaring the violence in Manus Island is "not in your name" or due to Australians' antipathy, because it's really not you. It's the government and the power structures we have put in place.
Helen RazerFeb 11, 201429 Comments
The tabloids tell us every scintillating detail about Schapelle. The broadsheets tell us the bogans who read the Murdoch press are idiots. They are both completely wrong.
Helen RazerFeb 6, 20144 Comments
We have become so inured to pain, violence, racism and abuse as infotainment that we can't find the compassion in our conscious minds to cry for the pain of others.
Helen RazerJan 30, 201418 Comments
Sexuality doesn't exist; it's a Western construct. The human rights framework that we should all love who we love is a solution to a Western problem -- and not a very good one.
Helen RazerJan 23, 201425 Comments
The claim that Aboriginal Australians have a "special relationship with the land" is, quite frankly, racist and extremely unhelpful. Let's make some real reparations -- cold, hard cash.
Helen RazerJan 17, 201444 Comments
The arguments against ABC youth station Triple J -- from people too old and too white to be making them -- are back in print. A former JJJ presenter mounts a more knowledgeable defence.
Helen RazerJan 16, 201429 Comments
When did we decide that economics and a real class struggle were too hard and we could just get by with our feely feely feelings?