What have I learnt this week?

September 12, 2007

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That APEC backfired for Howard, and he might have been dumped? Easy in hindsight to say perhaps, but really, it’s hardly a revelation. That SocialismTM can be almost as myopic as JWH. Dir. That SecurityTM certainly makes us more fearful, and probably less secure. Obvious. That Insight on SBS continues to deliver the goods? Again, […]

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Bhopal Disaster – BBC – The Yes Men

September 5, 2007

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Excellent

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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 […]

INactivism

August 22, 2007

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Feel bad. Right this minute a bus is leaving the La Trobe Agora bound for the city and the ‘National Day of Action’ against fees, ‘voluntary student unionism’ and cuts in tertiary education. Its National Union of Students stuff. Big stuff.There might even be a few hundred people there. Maybe even a couple thousand.I won’t […]

Journalism today..sheesh

August 15, 2007

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I’m a subscriber to various job sites. I am becoming more bemused everyday about bullshit jobs appearing in my inbox under the category of ‘Journalism/writing’ This is a typical examplePlayer in the Online information environment is seeking a Communications/Campaign Manager to manage client accounts across search marketing platforms Okay. First problem is that this is […]

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