Topic archives: civil rights

Ruddock’s record on rights makes a joke of his retirement gig

February 9, 2016 15

Philip Ruddock's time in public life has been devoted to undermining human rights. His appointment as an envoy on the issue is ludicrous.

Vale to an ally of Dr Martin Luther King Jnr

October 7, 2011

Reverend Fred L. Shuttlesworth, a civil rights leader who'd been beaten, arrested and nearly bombed by white supremacists, passed away yesterday. Read how he took full advantage of his 89 years...

All that glitters is not necessarily gold as US athlete sells iconic medal

All that glitters is not necessarily gold as US athlete sells iconic medal

October 14, 2010 9

Legendary American athlete and symbol of the American civil rights movement Tommie Smith is selling his gold medal, made famous by the iconic Black Power salute photo. But there's an Australian angle to this story we should never forget, writes Leigh Josey.

Obama the singing president

Obama the singing president

February 11, 2010

President Obama joined Smokey Robinson, Natalie Cole, Morgan Freeman, Jennifer Hudson and co onstage for a rendition of Lift Every Voice and Sing during a concert celebrating music in the civil rights movement.

What’s all the fuss about ‘blackface’?

October 8, 2009 43

In light of all the scandal following last night's Hey Hey it's Saturday, which featured a blackface skit, Crikey intern Melanie Mahony clarifies the history of blackface. Is it racist?

Amid dreams of independence, Indonesia goes to the polls

April 8, 2009

Indonesia goes to the polls to elect its national and local legislatures today, in what many see as a foretaste of the presidential polls in July, writes Damien Kingsbury.