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A vibrant, multicultural, racist society

A vibrant, multicultural, racist society

Good morning, early birds. Coronavirus-related discrimination has reached new highs (or lows, really) on both sides of the country, and in the past four years, fossil-fuel companies have increased their political donations two-fold. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

Closing the Gap approach an utter failure

Closing the Gap approach an utter failure

Good morning, early birds. This year's Closing the Gap report reveals a staggering failure to meet targets addressing Indigenous disadvantage, and the High Court has narrowly struck down the Coalition’s attempt to deport First Nations people. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

What Hollywood gets right (and wrong) about deadly pandemics

What Hollywood gets right (and wrong) about deadly pandemics

Films often depict disease epidemics originating in non-Western countries. What does this say about our attitudes, and how does it shape our reactions to real-world crises?

Santa the socialist (and other Christmas stories)

Santa the socialist (and other Christmas stories)

Welcome to Side View — a curated guide to new and overlooked content on politics, policy, and public affairs. This week: rat kings and other Christmas tails, remembering '83, Buckley versus Baldwin, and ban business class!

Sun sets on the British empire, but its racist legacy remains

Sun sets on the British empire, but its racist legacy remains

Years of racist scapegoating came to a head in the aftermath of the Brexit referendum, with a spike in racist harassment and abuse against ‘outsiders’ of all descriptions.

The media legacy of a forgotten comic’s extraordinarily racist act

The media legacy of a forgotten comic’s extraordinarily racist act

Beers' legacy is more than just another illustration of the contortions journalists will perform to avoid calling something racist.

Australia has normalised Islamophobia. Is anti-Semitism next?

Australia has normalised Islamophobia. Is anti-Semitism next?

Islamophobia may be more visible in modern Australia, but anti-Semitism is just as deeply entwined with the ideologies of the growing far-right. And it's becoming more common.

The original ‘Waterworld’

The original ‘Waterworld’

This week in Side View: where does water come from? Plus, Turkey's nukes, dispatches from the nanny state, and old age sucks.

What the Gladys Liu saga says about Australia’s cultural anxiety

What the Gladys Liu saga says about Australia’s cultural anxiety

Fraught relations with China could affect Chinese-Australians for generations to come.

How the idea of the ‘white damsel’ has been used to sell racism

How the idea of the ‘white damsel’ has been used to sell racism

White society hinged on the myth of 'protecting' white women from rape but, in reality, what they were really 'protected' from was their own liberation and any capacity to form meaningful relationships with people of colour.