On Australia Day and divide and conquer strategies

So I wrote this about the billboard campaign featuring two young women wearing hijab. It was emotionally exhausting, but needed to be said. Full piece: http://www.sbs.com.au/nitv/article/2017/01/23/comment-only-way-defeat-january-26-come-together  Excerpt: Ultimately, it is the very same racism that has been used as justification for the invasion and oppression of Indigenous people that is now used as a template … Continue reading On Australia Day and divide and conquer strategies

On Aboriginal culture

I wrote this piece for The Guardian Australia about how practising culture is resistance. I was surprised at what a stir it caused - both positive and negative. You can read the full piece here. An excerpt: This is why I view all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artistic and cultural practice as sites of … Continue reading On Aboriginal culture

More Than One Nation panel discussion

Here is a storify wrap up of the panel discussion organised by the Asian Australian Democracy Caucus More Than One Nation. Panellists included myself, Celeste Liddle and Charendev Singh - the conversation was about race in Australia, particularly against the backdrop of the return of Pauline Hanson. Storify is here: https://storify.com/Janmolloy/asian

Interview with Let’s Talk

Amy Mcquire is an amazing journalist and I always love talking with her on 98.9FM's Let's Talk radio program. Here is the interview where we talked about Pauline Hanson, Islamophobia, solidarity and Don Dale Youth Detention Centre. You can listen to it here: https://player.fm/series/lets-talk-on-989fm/eugenia-flynn

On justice for refugees and power dynamics

I wrote this for Right Now about the pro-refugee movement and the toxic power dynamics within this movement. Justice is achieved through empowering the vulnerable by Eugenia Flynn To change the status quo of power in society, we must privilege the voices of those directly impacted so we don’t lose sight of why we campaign … Continue reading On justice for refugees and power dynamics