Sarah Irving

I do things with words, mainly English and Arabic

Consultants, advisors and experts, Oh My!

I spent this morning putting up a new gallery on my home Tenants & Residents Association website, showing the progress of a small piece of local wasteground from a dogshit-smeared … Continue reading

May 27, 2011 · Leave a comment

What is it with Australians and apostrophes?

OK, I accept that the subject of this blog is both trivial and reveals me as some kind of a trainspotterish weirdo. But there is only so much a woman … Continue reading

May 25, 2011 · Leave a comment

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

New article: Randa Abdel-Fattah interviewed

Electronic Intifada, 4th May 2011 Randa Abdel-Fattah is the author of five novels for young adults and children. Born in Melbourne and now living in Sydney, she is also a … Continue reading

May 5, 2011 · Leave a comment

Interviewed in Green Left Weekly

Despite having done a fair amount of print, internet and radio interviews over the last decade, I still have trouble with the idea that I have anything much to offer … Continue reading

April 18, 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

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

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