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New Zealand: Sexual violence, racism and exploitation, the sad state of student housing

Oceania/ New Zealand/ 07.07.2020/ Source: www.stuff.co.nz. Sexual violence, racism and exploitation are all prevalent in the halls of residence at Victoria University, according to the university’s student association. Victoria University of Wellington Students’ Association (VUWSA) has released its submission to the inquiry into student accommodation with students detailing horror stories they have faced while living in halls […]

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Slavoj Zizek: Politically correct white people who practise self-contempt are contributing NOTHING in the fight to end racism

By: Slavoj Zizek Smashing up monuments and disowning the past isn’t the way to address racism and show respect to black people. Feeling guilty patronizes the victims and achieves little. It was widely reported in the media how on June 21, German authorities were shocked by a rampage of an “unprecedented scale” in the centre of Stuttgart: […]

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Slavoj Zizek: Greta and Bernie should be leading in these troubled times, but they are NOT RADICAL ENOUGH

By: Slavoj Zizek With everything that’s plunging the world into chaos right now, one thing surprising me is, why are Greta Thunberg and Bernie Sanders comparatively quiet? Make no mistake, racism, climate issues and the pandemic are all connected. Except for a short note from Greta that she thinks she survived the Covid infection, the […]

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China cautions students about ‘racist incidents’ during coronavirus pandemic if they return to Australia

Asia/ China/ 09.06.2020/ Source: www.abc.net.au.   China’s Education Bureau has taken the rare step of warning Chinese students about studying in Australia when campuses are set to resume classes in July due to “racist incidents” during the coronavirus pandemic. Key points: China is the number-one source of foreign students for Australian universities China’s Education Bureau […]

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Fascism’s return and Trump’s war on youth

By: Henry Giroux Fascism is all too often relegated to the history books. The word conjures up a period in which civilized societies treated democracy with contempt, engaged in acts of systemic violence, practised extermination and elimination, supported an “apocalyptic populism,” suppressed dissent, promoted a hyper-nationalism, displayed contempt for women, embraced militarism as an absolute ideal […]

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