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