We are gathered here today to join BIPOC communities in unholy matrimony. If any person can show just cause why they may not be joined together – let them speak now or forever hold their peace. Peace?! What f***ing peace?!
The front cover of this edition inspires you to imagine. The Apartheid wall has been torn down. Palestine has been liberated. A global uprising against all forms of colonialism, imperialism and capitalism has begun. Billionaires? Off with their heads! Pauline Hanson? Shipped back to where she came from! Workers? Finally united and unstoppable! Sooner or later, it’s coming.
The key to transcending division is a process by which we embrace radical love. That is why we have joined together, in unholy matrimony, to bring you our 2023 autonomous edition of ACAR Honi – full of love, compassion and oh so much culture.
And so, by the power vested in us by the abysmal state of this wretched Cuntery, we now pronounce you, awakened and radical. May your lives be full of community, love and deadliness. We pay homage to all who came before us: Elders, leaders and activists.
We thank all artists, contributors and editors for their work to put together this autonomous edition of 2023. We could not have done it without you all. Seriously.
Every single piece in this newspaper is worthy of highlighting — but for the sake of our readers I’ll direct them to a few key pages. Shout out to Tung for the front cover design. Your skills amaze us beyond words. Head over to page 12 and 13 for an analysis by Khanh and a perspective by Taylah about the referendum for the Voice to Parliament. Head to page 14 and 15 for the feature — an anonymous series of letters between Palestine and the progressive West. On page 16, LM explores her fury with fetters . If you are fasting or have friends fasting this Ramadan, head over to page 27 for Nafeesa’s Ramadan Rumble to find out what the best food is to break your fast. Shout out also to pages 6 and 21, our two amazing comics by Jun and Robert. A special shoutout to all the creatives in this edition — there are so many wonderful drawings, sketches, poems, and creative pieces which importantly highlight how wonderfully creative BIPOC can be.
Your Baddies in Chief