I met Murder on the way…
As with much of the rest of Australia, Sydney’s street names bear the stamp of its British colonial past – Pitt, George,Sussex and so on. One of the main thoroughfares … Continue reading
Hage, Makdisi et al at the Opera House
Sunday night’s cheerful little jaunt was to a panel debate at Sydney Opera House, featuring Saree Makdisi, Ghassan Hage, Naomi Chazan and Peter Hartcher on the subject of what recent … Continue reading
I’ve been asked to post a transcript of the speeches given by Karel Solomon and Fiona Byrne at the presentation to Marrickville Council of a letter of support from Desmond … Continue reading
Challenge to library cuts
It seems like very little good news is coming out of Britain at the moment, but this press release from Public Interest Lawyers was a little gleam of sunshine: Press … Continue reading
It's a lovely night for a moondance…
Well, actually it’s not. It’s cold and damp in Sydney at the moment (if I’d known the Aussie weather was going to like this I could’ve saved myself the fare … Continue reading
Another piece of warped genius from Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal:
Michael Nyman at the Brickworks
Artists are supposed to have to suffer for their work, but occasionally audiences have to endure a certain amount of discomfort too. Like today, when viewing composer Michael Nyman’s short … Continue reading
New article: 'In Australia, Is 'Say No To Burqas' Say No To Immigration?'
The WIP, 10th June 2011 “The women’s rights argument against the burqa, Ho claims, is “the most insidious part of the debate.” In Australia such views have been routinely put … Continue reading
He called Desmond Tutu a WHAT?
They’re a classy lot, these Sydney Zionists. On Wednesday night, I was lucky enough to be invited to a small ceremony at which Fiona Byrne, the Mayor of Marrickville, was … Continue reading
New article: Antony Loewenstein interviewed
Electronic Intifada, 8th June 2011: “The Murdoch press is obviously known in Britain and America — it’s not confined to Australia — for being pretty antagonistic towards Arabs and Muslims. … Continue reading
'Yes to climate action', Sydney, 5th June 2011
Police estimates say Sydney 8,000; Melbourne 10,000; Brisbane 2,000. Husband estimates 2,000 for Adelaide too.
'Sound of Silence', Mori Gallery
As if spending most of my waking hours on Palestine-related work at the moment isn’t depressing enough, this evening’s cheerful little jaunt took me to the opening of an exhibition … Continue reading