Tag Archives: Racism


This article has failed to find a home, so I thought I would drop it here. I had to use a damp cloth to wipe away the dust first, perhaps it’s time to resurrect Translationsblog. Reserve Bank governor Glenn Stevens … Continue reading

NSW election

The votes have been counted and the headline results are as predicted months ago. The only talking point of interest, at this stage, has been reflections on the Greens vote. Various commentators have called the Greens result a disappointment, given that they went into the election as favourites in Balmain and strong chances in Marrickville, and on current vote appear Labor appear to have held Marrickville and likely to hold Balmain (though it’s very close).

But was the Greens result really so disappointing? What were the positives for the progressive Left?

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An opening of Japanese society?

What has happened in Japan is horrific. So large is the death-toll, it is beyond my capacity to understand the damage borne by entire communities. This is likely the reason I have switched off, apart from peripheral updates on the unfolding nuclear disaster.

However, one thought that has stuck in my mind is the potential for significant change to now occur within Japanese culture and society.

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Strike! Strike!: and why Peter Roebuck is a twat

The Herald editors are complicit in allowing his nonsense to be published.

I won’t be providing any link love, but Roebuck’s latest column on Herald online is a piece of erroneous culture-war mongering, welfare bashing rubbish thinly disguised  as a list of the best cricketing poms since 1964. Continue reading