Published in Overland Issue 220 Spring 2015 Uncategorized Issue 220 Editorial team REGULARS Editorial Giovanni Tiso Mel Campbell Alison Croggon Contributors FEATURES Luke Stegemann Trouble on the hour, every hour The tensions in Europe’s borderlands Anonymous Statement of vindication Tracing misogynist-driven violence Jason Wilson A presence that disturbs Climate change: natural and inevitable Jennifer Mills Detroit, I do mind In capitalism’s graveyard Ken MacLeod Hard to be a god Hard to be a science fiction writer Anwen Crawford No place like home The fight for the waterfront David Lockwood A person of very little interest Things ASIO got wrong Fair Australia Prize Winners of the inaugural NUW Fair Australia Prize FICTION Zahid Gamieldien Pyrene Omar Musa No breaks POETRY john tranter The linden tree Young folly ellen van neerven Invisible spears kate lilley Austerity georgina woods Paradise losing michael farrell The bush and the internet are interchangeable sam langer A sky open and shut fiona wright Autumn poem frances olive Arcady corey wakeling Agora, Arcadia ARTWORK TAI SNAITH Editorial team More by Editorial team Overland is a not-for-profit magazine with a proud history of supporting writers, and publishing ideas and voices often excluded from other places. If you like this piece, or support Overland’s work in general, please subscribe or donate. Related articles & Essays First published in Overland Issue 228 7 February 2023 Aboriginal Australia Victoria police back down, is this a case for defunding? Crystal McKinnon and Meriki Onus After three arduous years, Victoria Police have today withdrawn their charges against two organisers of the 2020 Black Lives Matter protest. Whilst we welcome their decision, we note that their mediocrity gave them no other option. Emboldened by their state-sanctioned impunity, Victoria Police’s ineptitude hit a dead end. Pigs cannot fly. First published in Overland Issue 228 6 February 20237 February 2023 Aboriginal Australia Winaga-li Gunimaa Gali: listen, hear, think, understand from our sacred Mother Earth and our Water Winaga-li Gunimaa Gali Collective To winaga-li, Gomeroi/Kamilaroi people must be able to access Gunimaa. They must be able to connect and re-connect. Over 160 years of colonisation has privileged intensive agriculture, grazing and heavily extractive water management regimes, enabled by imposed property regimes and governance systems. Gunimaa and Gali still experience the violent repercussions of these processes, including current climate changes which are exacerbating impacts, as droughts become longer, floods and heat extremes become more intense, and climatic zones shift, impacting on species’ viability and biodiversity.