Alex Mitchell

Tweed Heads 2015
  • Alex Mitchell’s Weekly Notebook

    Tony Abbott’s demented Liberal followers consider Doomsday strategy at election: don’t vote for Turnbull … Canberra is supporting Hong Kong independence while ending Norfolk Island’s … Geoffrey “Hypotheticals” Robertson to plead Bounty mutineers’ case at UN … NSW cops in anti-terror breakthrough: two teenage school kids arrested and jailed Lunar... Read More

  • Alex Mitchell’s Weekly Notebook

    Canberra’s Leaking Season is prelude to a fresh Killing Season … Media bosses curb farewell parties for ex-staff … Why Egypt’s sale of Red Sea islands has ignited street protests … ASIC is a banks lapdog not a watchdog Cabinet leak hits Turnbull amidships On the day that Prime Minister... 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