Sarah Irving

I do things with words, mainly English and Arabic

Research remnants – a few articles

With the research for the new Bradt Guide to Palestine done and dusted, there are a few articles which I came across doing background research that I found especially interesting, … Continue reading

March 31, 2011 · Leave a comment

Marrickville, smear campaigns, democracy

Further to my brief blog the other day on the attempts by the ALP to smear Green candidate Fiona Byrne in the Marrickville elections, there is some good coverage of … Continue reading

March 31, 2011 · Leave a comment

Bookshops, Palestine 'solidarity', Andrew Bolt in court

Being petty bourgeois liberals, husband and I went to a discussion about the future of bookshops at the Wheeler Centre this evening. It probably didn’t tell me much I didn’t … Continue reading

March 30, 2011 · Leave a comment

Marrickville, Palestine and gay rights

A friend mentioned to me yesterday that someone, probably the Australian Labor Party, has been trying to slur Marrickville Green candidate Fiona Byrne. Street posters have been appearing which claim … Continue reading

March 24, 2011 · 8 Comments

Gaza: Beneath the Bombs – Australia events

The Gaza: Beneath the Bombs event at Glee Books in Sydney is now up on their website and tickets are on sale. Details and online purchases here. I’ll also be … Continue reading

March 22, 2011 · 1 Comment

‘Why Indigenous Disadvantage is so hard to overcome’

Last Thursday went to a lecture by Larissa Behrendt at the Wheeler Centre (named after Tony & Maureen of Lonely Planet fame). They have a neat ‘lunchbox’ format – half-hour … Continue reading

March 21, 2011 · Leave a comment

Quoted in… National Geographic China

I was chuffed at the end of last year to find that Voltaire.net had bothered to translate at least one of my articles into both French and Spanish. I’ve seen … Continue reading

March 20, 2011 · Leave a comment

Work for free!

Journalist job websites, Twitter and forums on social media like LinkedIn seem to be proliferating more than ever before with ‘opportunities’ to write articles. Without actually being paid for doing … Continue reading

March 20, 2011 · Leave a comment

All so true

Today I’m tired, ill, homesick, missing my cats and feeling incapable of doing anything more useful than sharing a Simon’s Cat film. Which is a work of genius.

March 18, 2011 · Leave a comment

Books for the child-free

I promised this ages ago. It’s a response to some of the comments and emails I got from child-free women who obviously felt alone and isolated, or who had simply … Continue reading

March 15, 2011 · 3 Comments

Women and the Egyptian Revolution

This evening’s bit of leftie tourism took me to the Resistance Centre on Swanston Street, one of the network of bookshop/infocentre/meeting venues, associated with Socialist Alliance, to be found around … Continue reading

March 15, 2011 · 1 Comment

My First Troll

This actually happened a couple of weeks ago, but I’ve been a bit busy lately and have only just taken the time to look properly at my first real set … Continue reading

March 10, 2011 · 3 Comments

International Women's Day: 'Women in Print' at Readings

So, the draft Bradt Guide is done, we are in Melbourne, and we have somewhere to live for the next month (fingers crossed. We move in tomorrow. Please please please … Continue reading

March 8, 2011 · 1 Comment
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