Alex Mitchell

Tweed Heads 2015
  • Alex Mitchell’s Weekly Notebook

    Shadow boxing of Malcolm Turnbull v Bill Shorten … How Hitler tamed the Catholics before turning on the Jews … Canberra’s new ally: the maniac in Manila … Japan: Empire of the Rising Gun …. Great Bores continued …. Turnbull and Shorten fight phoney election Australia’s federal election is increasingly... Read More

  • Alex Mitchell’s Weekly Notebook

    The Yanks are coming … remember the flood of heroin into Kings Cross during the Vietnam War … what can Darwin expect this time around … Europe’s neo-Nazis re-emerge … Great Bores: New series …. Australia is emerging as American war base – why? When Harold Holt’s Coalition government invited... Read More

  • Alex Mitchell’s Weekly Notebook

    Tony Abbott exposed again … Coastal devastation demolishes climate deniers … Watch out for preferences deals … Here comes the Arts Party … Race for UN job gets down and dirty … How Zionists polluted Sydney Peace Prize … and more Climate change smashes coastal NSW It is 12 years... 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