Daily Archives: March 8, 2016

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Rob Pyne: Independent Inquiry into Qld Councils

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Joanna Kesteven Secretary QLGRA Inc Phone: 07 54635304 Mobile: 0413 242 893

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The Revenge of the Lower Classes and the Rise of American Fascism

Darkness at the break of noon Shadows even the silver spoon The handmade blade, the child’s balloon Eclipses both the sun and moon To understand you know too soon There is no sense in trying – Bob Dylan College-educated elites, … Continue reading

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Reading ‘Lolita’ in Fortitude Valley

Orientalism is “the basic distinction between East and West as the starting point for elaborate theories, epics, novels, social descriptions, and political accounts concerning the Orient, its people, customs, ‘mind,’ destiny and so on.” – Edward Said Conflating social issues … Continue reading

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Last Drinx with Ciaron O’Reilly

Last Drinx (until next time!) with Ciaron O’Reilly before he heads off to Dublin – Sunday March 13th. 3-7pm *Rumpus Room, Boundary St. West End, Brisbane (near the Lizard Statue. Happy Hour $5 pints kicks in at 5pm!) More info … Continue reading

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Neoliberalism captured Canberra in 1983

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Warning: Amateur political analysis ahead. I posted this on Crooked Timber a few days ago. It isn’t as applicable to Australia. In part, I think, this is because Rudd (along with Henry and Swan) saved us from the GFC with … Continue reading

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The Green’s plan to stop traffic congestion but is it the real problem?

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Green’s plan to stop traffic congestion Less congestion will save money, reduce stress, help our environment, and make our city a much more pleasant place to live, work and play Senator Larissa Waters and lord mayoral candidate Ben Pennings today … Continue reading