The right to be cool, even during a heatwave

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Polemic
Category
Climate change
Health

Heatwave disasters are not as publicly dramatic and noisy as bushfires, storms or floods and the human catastrophe tends to unfold in isolation and in private homes, behind closed doors. Heatwaves are infamously labelled ‘silent and invisible killers of silenced and invisible people’. Deaths are heavily concentrated among the elderly, with chronic illness, gender, poverty and social isolation other key contributing factors.

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Announcement
Category
News

Invasion Day 2019: rallies and actions

We recognise 26 January as a day of protest against invasion and the violent legacies of colonialism. Overland staff will be attending Invasion and Survival Day actions across the country tomorrow. We encourage our readers to do the same. #sovereigntyneverceded #abolishaustraliaday

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Article
Category
Australia
Fascism
History

Don’t be afraid to call them Nazis: framing the far right

On 5 January, around 150 fascists and far-right sympathisers gathered in an anti-African migrant rally on St Kilda beach. The event was organised by well-known extremists Neil Erikson and Blair Cottrell and was also attended by Senator for Queensland Fraser Anning. The ABC was criticised for using the term ‘far-right activist’ in the lead up to the event, with others suggesting that ‘extremist’ was a more suitable term. There has been debate over whether those who attended should be described as ‘Nazis’.

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Article
Category
Capitalism
Depression

I’m not single or taken. I’m at the gym

Do you ever just take up exercise because you’re bored? Will training for a marathon and joining a gym cure my depression and give me a reason to live? Pain is just weakness leaving your body. Sorry that was a bit bleak wasn’t it. Gemini full moon baby. Running on a muddy track along the town belt I see a ponga tree slipping off the banks. I almost stand on a baby Tui. Honestly can nature get the hell out of my way I’m trying to cure my depression.