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Border Farce: Keystone Cops boxed in by protesters and own incompetence

Border Farce: Keystone Cops boxed in by protesters and own incompetence

August 28, 2015 12

It's on! Now it's off! Now it's on again! Oh wait, no... the Border Force operation planned for Melbourne today was not the most well-executed plan. Crikey journalists Sally Whyte and Josh Taylor were on the ground.

Why Jake Lynch was waving money around at an anti-Israel protest

Why Jake Lynch was waving money around at an anti-Israel protest

March 25, 2015 14

Jake Lynch is a long-time supporter of Palestine, but he has shown no evidence of anti-Semitism, whatever his ideological enemies might say, writes Sydney University senior lecturer Nick Riemer

What the Melbourne student protest was really like

What the Melbourne student protest was really like

May 22, 2014 5

News Corp reported violent clashes between students and police at yesterday's Melbourne protest. But Crikey intern Danielle Thompson, who was there, says it was much less dramatic ...

Tips and rumours

Tips and rumours

March 20, 2014 3

The RiotACT to shut down? ... reports of Qantas snouts in the trough ... was this Melbourne protest fair? ...

How Victoria is quietly riding roughshod over basic freedoms

How Victoria is quietly riding roughshod over basic freedoms

February 3, 2014 13

If a bill passes Victorian Parliament this month police will have extraordinary powers to curtail public assembly. Lizzie O’Shea, associate in the social justice practice at Maurice Blackburn Lawyers, says basic human rights are under attack.

Razer’s class warfare: a weekly diary of dissent

Razer’s class warfare: a weekly diary of dissent

November 28, 2013 39

Social protest has dwindled in recent centuries to become a mild affair of noting each passing Awareness day and perhaps donning a ribbon. Helen Razer yearns for the good old days of radicalism and, well, mass theft.

Time for Tor at Thatcher’s funeral

Time for Tor at Thatcher’s funeral

April 16, 2013 31

Margaret Thatcher's state funeral is attracting its share of protesters, most of whom are blithely posting their plans on social media. But the smart ones will turn to encrypted communication.

In defence of anti-abortion protesters’ right to free speech

In defence of anti-abortion protesters’ right to free speech

March 28, 2013 6

Yes, they can be upsetting and distressing. But anti-abortion protesters have as much right to demonstrate outside a clinic as anyone else -- that's what free speech is.

Wilders from the outside: ‘here comes Nazi scum’

February 20, 2013 26

As Geert Wilders spoke in Melbourne last night, protesters gathered outside -- but it was less violent, and more ideological, than mainstream media reported. Crikey intern Michelle Slater was there.

Crikey Says

September 5, 2007

Another sole subscriber, Crikey reader Ben Pearson, has been musing on APEC. And we think Ben has a point.