Category Archives: Politics

The Mechanics of Political Change

Here’s the video of the talk I gave recently at the Yeah Sessions. To quote from the Yeah Sessions page: Yeah Politics – 07/07/2013 – The Mechanics of Change On the 7th of August, we cautiously toed the murky waters

The Mechanics of Political Change

Here’s the video of the talk I gave recently at the Yeah Sessions. To quote from the Yeah Sessions page: Yeah Politics – 07/07/2013 – The Mechanics of Change On the 7th of August, we cautiously toed the murky waters

Footage of the recent strike at the University of Sydney

Here’s some footage from the recent University of Sydney staff strike, which was defending staff conditions and quality education. Some background to the strike is here: the managerial stranglehold over academia shows striking parallels to the disastrous financialisation of the

Footage of the recent strike at the University of Sydney

Here’s some footage from the recent University of Sydney staff strike, which was defending staff conditions and quality education. Some background to the strike is here: the managerial stranglehold over academia shows striking parallels to the disastrous financialisation of the

PBS feature on Amy Goodman as part of “Makers: Women Who Make America” Series

From here. Amy Goodman sits down with AOL/PBS filmmakers to talk about her longtime career in journalism, building Democracy Now! over the past 17 years, and how independent media is essential to the functioning of a democratic society. Watch the

PBS feature on Amy Goodman as part of “Makers: Women Who Make America” Series

From here. Amy Goodman sits down with AOL/PBS filmmakers to talk about her longtime career in journalism, building Democracy Now! over the past 17 years, and how independent media is essential to the functioning of a democratic society. Watch the

Gideon Levy documentary – Going Against The Grain

This is a great and very touching documentary of Gideon Levy, who is one of the few Israeli journalists who cover and report from the occupied Palestinian territories. The details are below. At one point in the documentary Levy, a

Gideon Levy documentary – Going Against The Grain

This is a great and very touching documentary of Gideon Levy, who is one of the few Israeli journalists who cover and report from the occupied Palestinian territories. The details are below. At one point in the documentary Levy, a

‘The Free Voice of Labor – The Jewish Anarchists’ documentary

This is a great documentary about the longest running anarchist newspaper in Yiddish. The late 19th/early 20th century was a time of fierce labour struggles in the US; it was also a time in which the working class had a

‘The Free Voice of Labor – The Jewish Anarchists’ documentary

This is a great documentary about the longest running anarchist newspaper in Yiddish. The late 19th/early 20th century was a time of fierce labour struggles in the US; it was also a time in which the working class had a

Clinton Fernandes on The National Interest, Strategic Non-violence, and the Independence of East Timor

This is a great 2008 talk by Clinton Fernandes on the activism that brought about the independence of East Timor, as well as the myth that successive Australian governments were anything but complicit in the ruthless invasion and occupation of

Clinton Fernandes on The National Interest, Strategic Non-violence, and the Independence of East Timor

This is a great 2008 talk by Clinton Fernandes on the activism that brought about the independence of East Timor, as well as the myth that successive Australian governments were anything but complicit in the ruthless invasion and occupation of

Education: For Whom and For What?

This is a recent and very good (and quite long and detailed, with a good question and answer segment afterwards) talk by Chomsky in which he discusses the role of education in society (and higher education in particular). Well worth

Education: For Whom and For What?

This is a recent and very good (and quite long and detailed, with a good question and answer segment afterwards) talk by Chomsky in which he discusses the role of education in society (and higher education in particular). Well worth