As We Celebrate The Rediscovery of The Endeavour Let’s Acknowledge Its Complicated Legacy

Researchers, including Australian maritime archaeologists, believe they have found Captain Cook’s historic ship HMB Endeavour in Newport Harbour, Rhode Island. An official announcement will be made on Friday.

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Netizen Report: Online Censorship Roundup

The Advox Netizen Report offers an international snapshot of challenges, victories, and emerging trends in Internet rights around the world. What Role Does Facebook Play in Libya’s Civil War? Earlier this week, Facebook was blocked in the Libyan capital Tripoli and surrounding cities, as fighting between armed militias raged. On 3 September, Reuters reported that…

How Unearthing Queensland’s ‘Native Police’ Camps Gives Us a Window Onto Colonial Violence

In 19th century Queensland, the Native Mounted Police were responsible for “dispersing” (a euphemism for systematic killing) Aboriginal people. This government-funded paramilitary force operated from 1849 (prior to Queensland’s separation from New South Wales) until 1904. It grew to have an expansive reach throughout the state, with camps established in strategic locations along the ever-expanding…

Australia Denies Chelsea Manning Entry While New Zealand Gives Visa Thumbs Up

Former American soldier turned whistleblower and activist Chelsea Manning spoke at the Sydney Opera House on Sunday, September 2, via video link, after Australian authorities announced it wouldn’t make a decision on her visa application in time for the event on “character grounds“. Meanwhile, New Zealand, where she is scheduled to appear at events on…