Biden or Not Trump?

Normally in an election, there are two sides with two different bases of support. In this year’s American election, that would mean a group of people supporting Joe Biden and a group of people supporting Donald Trump. The individual with the approximately larger support base is likely to win the election. However, this election doesn’t…

What’s Happening in BRAZIL

Brazil is South America’s most influential country, but they are on the brink of collapse. The government’s inability to adequately respond to the COVID-19 pandemic has left the public screaming for answers. Brazil has a population of 208 million and is currently led by President Jair Bolsonaro. President Bolsonaro is a retired army officer and…

2 Months from George Floyd

The below text is a transcript from a spoken word video recently posted on this blog's instagram page. If you would like to watch the video, feel free to check out @the_levine_lowdown on instagram to watch it there! It has been 2 months since the murder of George Floyd You could almost split the last…

Suppression or Elimination?

We were so close. So close to not only flattening the curve but obliterating the curve. Now, we are facing a second wave. For some states such as Western Australia and South Australia, their persistence with border closures means that they can now move freely within their state. However, for Victoria and now possibly New…

The Music Roundup Week 24: Black Lives Matter and Music

10 Songs on Repeat: 1. Robert by Jockstrap with Injury Reserve (2020)- The recent wave of glitchy, noisy and challenging pop music that is sweeping the music world has continued with British duo Jockstrap's excellent new EP Wicked City. The best track for me on this mini collection is the bass-driven, highly abstract and multifaceted Robert, which also just…

Violent or Peaceful Protest?

Violent protest or peaceful protest? This question has been challenged for centuries, and still, people argue and disagree over the most effective way to protest. The recent black lives matter protests around the world following the death of George Floyd highlighted the tension between two sides of protestors. As one side destroyed all objects in…

The Detrimental Impacts of Inequality on Australia’s Democracy

Australia’s external appearance deceives many from the broken internal reality of the nation. Australia’s beautiful landscapes, relatively peaceful politics and a ‘laid-back’ approach to life leads many to believe that Australia is a land of equality and freedom for all. However, this is far from reality, and inequality in Australia is reaching unprecedented levels, hidden…

A Deadly Echo Chamber

Everything that has occurred in the world over the past three weeks has been because of one media outlet, social media. Protests, stories, opinions, debates, images and videos regarding the black lives matter movement have been shared on social media saturating many social media platforms. However, although social media makes us connected, it also divides…

#ACAB

My thoughts are scattered, my eyes burn, and my heart hurts. The murder of George Floyd created a shockwave that erupted tensions across the world but particularly in American communities. I can’t put all my perspectives into one, long, analytical article. However, over the next few days, I hope to share with your snippets of…

America’s Coronavirus Failure

America’s coronavirus response has been a catastrophic disaster. Leaders, obviously upset at the lack of sport currently being played, have decided to take part in a new sport, the blame game. An utterly meaningless and futile process whereby no one takes responsibility, and thousands continue to suffer. Well, President Trump, the buck stops with you,…

The Collapse of the Oil Industry

Written by guest author: Bryton Johnson As the COVID-19 pandemic stretches further into its life span, governments, investors and economists prepare to face a war on two fronts. The unprecedented impact of COVID-19 has had on the way humanity interacts with each other has created disastrous implications for the world of global commerce. The starkest…

News other than Coronavirus Part 2

There is now even less going on in the world other than Coronavirus. Every news source is talking about the pandemic in one way or another, and it has also spread to internet influencers, celebrities and general conversation. Here is an ever-decreasing list of other things happening in our world: There is more conflict in…

Scott Morrison and Coronavirus

The reaction to Australian Prime Minister, Scott Morrison’s handling of the Coronavirus pandemic has been mixed, to say the least. Some people have applauded his consistent effort, resilience and commitment to the Australia public by providing updates, listening to medical professionals and taking initiative. However, others have criticised the Prime Minister for not acting fast…