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INSIGHTs from SBS

September 5, 2007

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Thank tax for public broadcasting. After pondering protest yesterday, SBS had an Insight installment dealing with my current questions. The discussion of Geoff Cousins action on the Tassie pulp mill was great. Another highlight was the ‘Yes Men’ – funny, and right on. They use mainstream media and corporate communications against its wielders, for example […]

Damn Socialists

September 4, 2007

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It all started around 3wks ago. I got into ‘conversation’ with Socialist Alternative. Like mormons at the door, they hectored me with slogans and cant while pretending to listen to my side. I agree in broad brush strokes with much of the general socialist paradigm. And hey, on the left, we all need allies. However […]

INactivism update

September 4, 2007

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I’ve been researching the latest on the National Day of Action against bad juju in the tertiary sector. I have not found a thing. Not one measly mention of the protest. Not even the National Union of Students have anything in their media section. Not even socialist sites i checked had a mention. Its all […]

People seem confused about "politics"

August 1, 2007

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For the purposes of Journalism Production Workshop: I think ‘political’ and ‘politics’ in their broadest sense refer to any issue that provokes disagreement between two or more people. Our lecturer gave a good example. To paraphrase: You may not care for much except surfing, so you might wonder what politics has to do with you…but […]