Sarah Irving

I do things with words, mainly English and Arabic

New article: Tutu boosts Murdoch-battered BDS campaign in Sydney

Electronic Intifada, 5th July 2011 At a small ceremony on 7 June in Marrickville, a Sydney suburb, local mayor Fiona Byrne was presented with a letter of support from the … Continue reading

July 6, 2011 · Leave a comment

Solomon/Byrne transcript

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

June 20, 2011 · Leave a comment

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

June 9, 2011 · 2 Comments

The Nakba and gay rights in Palestine and Israel

I spent an interesting Nakba weekend at Temperatures Rising, a conference on Palestinian liberation organised by a collective from CJPP. One of the most fascinating workshops – and, apparently, the … Continue reading

May 17, 2011

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

New article: Boycott vote in Sydney suburb sparks media furor, death threats

Electronic Intifada, 24th January 2011: On 15 December 2010, the councilors of Marrickville, a suburb of Sydney, Australia voted by a 10-2 majority to support the Palestinian call for boycott, … Continue reading

January 24, 2011 · 5 Comments