Alex Mitchell

Tweed Heads 2015
  • Alex Mitchell’s Weekly Notebook

    UK feminists spurn second female prime minister … Theresa May’s new Lord Chancellor knows nothing about the law … All-Ireland referendum gathers support … US veterans start shooting American cops … Crashing bores continued …. LONDON, July 22 – The adverse response by UK feminists to Theresa May, Britain’s new... Read More

  • Alex Mitchell’s Weekly Notebook

    Oz election deadlock while Brexit deadlocks UK … After Chilcot, Blairites renew fury to dump Jeremy Corbyn … Après Moi, Le Deluge: Bye, Bye Boris and Nigel … Homicidal presidential message from the Manila Maniac … Great Bores cont. A new OZ election inevitable The Australian federal election produced a... 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