Race relations have long been used as a powerful tool to divide, and to distract, writes Liam McLoughlin.
Well may we grieve, but Trump's victory could motivate progressives to build a global left coalition combining a radical systemic critique with a unifying vision for social and environmental justice.
For decades, the left has largely lacked a unifying progressive vision. Now Canada has the Leap manifesto, the establishment is losing its mind. Liam McLoughlin interviewed Leap activist Bianca Mugyenyi to find out more.
Next week, million of American consumers will play citizen for the day, reluctant extras in the latest episode of "America's Next Top Oligarch". Meanwhile at Standing Rock Reservation in North Dakota, thousands of Native American citizens are exercising the true meaning of democracy.
While many Americans fear the extremes of a Donald Trump Presidency, Hillary Clinton's 2016 campaign slogan offers little hope: "Corporate Totalitarianism We Can Believe In", writes Liam McLoughlin.
Donald Trump is a self-declared patriot. The greatest patriot ever. He's just really, really great at being a patriot. But according to Liam McLoughlin's research, if the Founding Fathers had forseen Trump 2016, they'd have probably founded Canada instead. Turns out that under scrutiny, The Donald's views don't square away all that well.
Many of Donald Trump's policies are as fanciful as they are terrifying, but Hillary Clinton's establishment embrace is also delusional and dangerous, not to mention a terrible election strategy.
Diverse local comedians are making institutional sexism and racism laughable.
A Yolngu man's extraordinary win at the Northern Territory election is a significant milestone for the Treaty movement. Yet all the media can talk about is the 'Indigenous' Andrew Bolt.
Tony Abbott, Peter Dutton and Malcolm Turnbull may well make you feel ashamed to be Australian, but their use of propaganda would have made Joseph Goebbels proud.
Say what you like about the Prime Minister, but at least when torturing refugees, cooking the planet, and accelerating the corporate takeover of our democracy, he's sensible about it.
Winning the war on climate change is ultimately about winning the hearts and minds of the masses.
A closer look at the meaning of oppression reveals just how hard people like David Leyonhjelm and Scott Morrison have got it.
The Norwegian sociologist, who helped found the field of 'peace journalism', spoke to NM columnist Liam McLoughlin about conflict, terror and talking to the Taliban.
In a world of post-truth politics, the end of satire is only just the beginning.
The horrors of juvenile detention in the NT shocked Australia, but they are the inevitable result of a system that seeks to punish and to dominate rather than hand back control.
Budding media entrepreneur? Here's how to catch up with the competition.
Changes to the media landscape since the 1980s have only exacerbated problems in the industry, and encouraged a model of reporting that gives preference to balance over truth.
The term populism has become an insult but it's not something left-wing parties should sneer at. The cause of One Nation's regeneration, populist politics is also likely to be the solution.
This year, the choice for progressive voters is clear.
The Coalition clings to a fake climate policy, a phoney economic plan, and a commitment to education that would politely be described as flapdoodle.
A speech given by Liam McLoughlin at a forum organised by Niko Leka and Hunter Asylum Seeker Advocacy.
Though it's easy to focus on a specific calamity, the violence faced by LGBTQI people goes far beyond the direct and disturbing manifestation witnessed in Orlando.
A moment of abuse became a flash of inspiration.
While other countries plan for the demise of fossil fuels, Australia languishes. Corporate tax cuts are not a plan.
Behind the risible Minister's hapless racism is the kind of evil Hannah Arendt once grappled with.
The contrasting fates of centre-left parties in the UK and Canada are instructive, and can serve as both a warning and a guide to Labor and the Greens. Centrism doesn't always pay.
As Australia's refugee policies continue to inflict agony, it's time for the Prime Minister and Minister for Immigration to suspend their moral disengagement.
A road map to challenge this dominating and devastating ideology.
The Coalition triple threat: dismal record, incompetent team and policy vaccum.