Alex Mitchell

Tweed Heads 2015
  • Alex Mitchell’s Weekly Notebook

    Cowardly MPs duck decision to legalise gay marriage … “Let the people decide”, but people have already decided, they are in favour!! … More taxpayer subsidies for rugby league louts … Lots of dosh for prisons too … Charting the submarine fiasco … NSW Greens unredacted … Great Bores continued... Read More

  • Alex Mitchell’s Weekly Notebook

    South Australia: our first nuclear state … Nuclear-powered submarines to be followed by nuclear waste plant … Local government elections test for Coalition, Labor and Greens … NSW Labor Party unredacted … Henry Kissinger, war criminal … Great Bores continued … SA: State of nuclear secrecy Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull... Read More

  • Alex Mitchell’s Weekly Column

    Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull haunted by spectre of Tony Abbott … ex-ABC chairman joins anti-Turnbull push … NSW Liberal Party unredacted … behind the census debacle … Why everyone’s sick of Jarryd Hayne … Street slayings encouraged by Manila’s “Duterte Harry” … Great Bores continued … Tony Abbott: Rise of... 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