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Unrest review: an intimate journey

November 26, 2017 - 16:00 -- Admin

By Siobhan Simper Have you ever seen yourself onscreen? I hadn’t – until I watched Unrest. From the opening scene, when a desperately ill Jennifer Brea tries to force herself up onto her elbows but fails, falling to the ground again and again until she finally manages to crawl into bed, I knew this movie…

Radical ‘Letters to the Editor’ ; July-November 2017

November 26, 2017 - 15:15 -- Admin

  What follows are another series of Left-inclined ‘Letters to the Editor’ sent  to ‘The Age’, ‘The Australian’ and ‘The Herald-Sun’ between July and November 2017.  Subjects include everything from ‘Cultural Marxism’ to ‘Bracket Creep’ and the Australian Welfare System.  PLS feel welcome to discuss. Only a few of the Letters were Published ; but…

Long overdue

November 26, 2017 - 13:07 -- Admin

By June M Bullivant OAM “Long overdue!” screams the headline in The Parramatta Sun. Why that question? Local groups and historians and advocacy groups (far too many to mention) have been fighting to save this site since Barry O’Farrell took office. Funny how things work out: you can talk and talk, you can work and…

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Cruel Madonna

November 26, 2017 - 11:12 -- Admin

It was a month now since he had first gone to her, and his perceptions of her had shifted from that initial phase of blind adoration to a more abstract collation of her little mannerisms. Malcolm was twenty-seven years old, an illustrator-painter who, like most artistic types that arise from the ranks of the working…

Day to Day Politics: Do Howard’s opinions matter anymore?

November 26, 2017 - 06:00 -- Admin

Sunday 26 November 2017 1 “I would be staggered if the Coalition proposed a banking royal commission, that is rank socialism.” “There have been some egregious errors and the law should operate harshly against any wrongdoing by any of the banks.” “But the idea that you have a royal commission, that you put a successful…

The Dark Lord and the Call of Cthulhu (or, The Crisis of Planning in NSW)

November 25, 2017 - 18:37 -- Admin

By David Paull “It is absolutely necessary, for the peace and safety of mankind, that some of earth’s dark, dead corners and unplumbed depths be let alone; lest sleeping abnormalities wake to resurgent life, and blasphemously surviving nightmares squirm and splash out of their black lairs to newer and wider conquests.” (H.P. Lovecraft At the…

Sodomy and Pell

November 25, 2017 - 15:06 -- Admin

By John Haly   Has the cover-up of sexual abuse by the religious leaders in this country ceased, or is a culture of concealment still entrenched and showing up in new forms, as art (or what occurs to art) reflects life? There is a pub in Newtown I walked past last week, in which the…

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The Violent Conclusion: Manus Island and the Clearing of Lombrom Naval Base

November 25, 2017 - 13:29 -- Admin

It was another etching in a chronicle of extended violence. For days, resistance by refugees and asylum seekers against forced removal from the Lombrom Naval Base on Manus Island had taken very public form. Images of defiance and distress were receiving international attention. With no electricity, with water supplies destroyed, things were getting dire. As…