Alex Mitchell

Tweed Heads 2015
  • Alex Mitchell’s Weekly Notebook

    Sky TV presenter Peta Credlin rubbishes PM Turnbull … Dumb media fails election coverage test … Murdoch lawyer takes charge at ABC … How Musso was bankrolled by MI5 … Mandela arrested on CIA tip-off … Credlin factor infects election The Federal Election campaign has produced two “zingers”, both delivered... Read More

  • Alex Mitchell’s Weekly Notebook

    “Panama” Malcolm Turnbull flounders in first week of federal election campaign … Tony Abbott’s political ambitions on heat again … More howlers from George Christiansen, the most obnoxious MP in Canberra … Rupert Murdoch’s Terrorgraph backs “our Albo”… Why UK socialists should vote to remain in EU on June 23... Read More

  • Alex Mitchell’s Weekly Notebook

    Wall Street takeover: Donald Trump becomes the US Republican Party – Tony Abbott believes in life after death – How Clintons and Blairs evade tax – Why Russia is murdering ISIS in Syria The Donald swoops on GOP Donald Trump, a New York real estate developer and former casino owner,... Read More


Judith White

Tweed Heads 2015
  • The poet as hero

    When the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC) convened in Havana on January 28, proceedings began with a huge torchlight procession in tribute to the poet José Martí, born 161 years ago on that day. The celebration has been held every year since the revolution of 1959, but... Read More

  • Windows on the world

    Translation, writes one of its outstanding practitioners, “helps us to know, to see from a different angle, to attribute new value to what once may have been unfamiliar. As nations and as individuals, we have a critical need for that kind of understanding and insight.” The words are Edith Grossman’s,... Read More

  • Class and culture

    The black arts of marketing, Murdochism and right-wing academia have made the term “working class” almost as much of a taboo as the word “socialism” in mainstream public discourse. As Noam Chomsky says about the US, “you’re supposed to say ‘middle class’ because it diminishes the understanding that there’s a... Read More