Royce Kurmelovs

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Things I've Learned About Homegrown Terrorism by Following the Alt-Right

In 2015 I started reporting from Reclaim Australia rallies. That movement has now reached a tragic culmination in New Zealand.
Royce Kurmelovs

How Australian Mining Boomed—Until Cheap Laziness Caught Up

In an extract from the book "Boom and Bust​," VICE regular Royce Kurmelovs​ examines the way that greed, irresponsibility, and failing to learn from the past brought down the mining boom.
Royce Kurmelovs

How Fringe KKK Ideology Went Mainstream In Australia

A decade ago, many of the alt-right opinions voiced across mainstream media would have been unthinkable. So how did we get here?
Royce Kurmelovs

The True Story Behind Spike Lee’s Blackkklansman: A Black Cop Who Infiltrated the KKK

"My only regret was that I couldn't reveal who I was and what I was doing to thoroughly embarrass them and show them what idiots they were."
Royce Kurmelovs
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How Tech is Helping to Solve the Refugee Crisis

Smartphones as survival.
Royce Kurmelovs

Things I've Seen Reporting on Australia's Populist Rage

For three years I've been covering the spread of outsider politics around the country. And I've learned a lot.
Royce Kurmelovs

Why We Made a Doco About Australia's Medical Weed Outlaws

Medical cannabis may be legal, but bureaucracy is intense and a lot of patients can't get access.
Royce Kurmelovs
end of manufacturing

Holden Built its Last Car Friday and Now We Don't Make Cars

Here's what it was like watching Adelaide's factory close forever.
Royce Kurmelovs

Blockbuster Video Is Alive and Well in Adelaide, for Some Reason

I took a tour of the city's five last stores.
Royce Kurmelovs
Your 2017 Guide to Cults and Fringe Religions

Did a Japanese Cult Detonate a Nuclear Bomb in the Australian Desert?

We get to the bottom of what Aum Shinrikyo was and wasn't doing in Western Australia.
Royce Kurmelovs
same-sex marriage

What Will Happen if Australia Votes 'No'

Surprisingly, it'd be the last thing the Liberals want.
Royce Kurmelovs
The VICE Guide to Right Now

How the Alt-Right Trolled Triple J to Advance Their Agenda

"He let two fascists pretending to be Jews take up a chunk of his program."
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