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Smashing the fash: fascism in Australia

Smashing the fash: fascism in Australia

Authoritarianism, nationalism, and, ultimately, fascism are not ghosts of the past, but real existing tendencies in Australian politics.

Rape apologism and the far left

Rape apologism and the far left

Radical communities are in a unique position when it comes to governing personal conduct, writes Rafi Alam.

NUS Israel trips are no spiritual pilgrimage

NUS Israel trips are no spiritual pilgrimage

Rafi Alam and Xiaoran Shi report on trips taken by NUS officer bearers to the state of Israel.

Palmer & Co.

Palmer & Co.

Rafi Alam met the big man himself.

Zelda, New Zealand and outer space

Zelda, New Zealand and outer space

In my darkest of moments, when I can smell the impending doom of climate change, outer space is there as a saving grace. But space should not be the final reserve of the human race, but an extension of our inquisitiveness. There is no bliss in being forced to go somewhere, as asylum seekers can attest to.

Knowing your place: Rafi Alam

Knowing your place: Rafi Alam

Rafi Alam takes up space with this editorial

Landsdowne-hill

Landsdowne-hill

Rafi Alam is both mad and disappointed

The Curious Case of Tamam Shud

The Curious Case of Tamam Shud

Rafi Alam unveils Australia’s greatest unsolved mystery.

Why conservatives should support SSAF

Why conservatives should support SSAF

It isn’t surprising there is a strand of antipathy towards the Student Services & Amenities Fee (SSAF). Everyone hates paying fees. But the Union Board candidates most opposed to it – Will Dawes, Grace O’Brien, Kanika Batra, and Tom Russell – are all either Young Liberals or endorsed by the Liberal Club, and although they […]

Why conservatives should support SSAF

Why conservatives should support SSAF

Rafi Alam plays devil’s advocate.

In other(kin) words

In other(kin) words

In the preface to the 1957 edition of The Book of Imaginary Beings, Jorge Luis Borges conceptualises the “necessary monster”. The dragon is not an accidental product, he opines, but intentional. The monsters discovered by Borges all share this necessity. They appeal to our condition – to instincts of exploration, of hypothesis. We yearn for […]

Interview with the Bureaucrat

Interview with the Bureaucrat

Rafi Alam was supposed to do a normal interview with Kerri-Ann Jones, but shit got meta

Death with dignity

Rafi Alam puts the proposed euthanasia bill into perspective

The political is personal: Rafi Alam

The political is personal: Rafi Alam

Rafi Alam tells you why you should strike.

NUS: Power without glory

NUS: Power without glory

Rafi Alam ran from the National Conference with flailing arms

Femto photography: faster than the speed of light

Femto photography: faster than the speed of light

Ramesh Raskar’s new camera will light up your life, writes Rafi Alam

A breath of fresh air or lights out for liberty?

Smoking can be a force for good, so stop sneering and breathe easy. Rafi Alam lets freedom ring