The Muslim Menace

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Polemic
Category
Activism

The interesting thing about living in an ideologically ‘post-racial’ society – which is nevertheless dependent to the extreme on structures and practices of racism and racial violence – is that talking about racism is equivalent to perpetuating it.

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Review

Beyond the ashes

Cricket has been embraced by both sides of the political divide, but it’s no coincidence that the greatest book ever written on the subject was authored by a man of the hard left, the late great Trinidadian Marxist writer and historian C.L.R. James.

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Article
Category
Culture
Politics
Writing

Uncreative politics

The term Creative Industries is also indebted to a particular aesthetic idea of what counts as art. If Foley wants to be minister for that department, perhaps we need a counter position in a Ministry of Uncreative Industries.

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Announcement
Category
Prizes
Writing

2014 Poetry Prize shortlist

Since 2007, the Overland Judith Wright Poetry Prize has been Australia’s richest competition for new and emerging poets. This year again the competition attracted hundreds of high-calibre entries.

Now, Overland poetry editor Peter Minter has finished blind judging the competition and has selected a shortlist of six poems.

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Article
Category
Politics

Greek lessons

The Left in this country can learn from the example of Syriza’s rise and the difficulties it has encountered. Syriza did not come to power because of a few powerful individuals or a charismatic leader. They came to power because disparate groups within the Left in Greece were able to set aside their differences and organise together.

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Article
Category
Politics

Alien/native

The Barangaroo Delivery Authority claims the development is ‘adding a brilliant new dimension to brilliant Sydney.’ Though if the Shademaster is planted, the effect will prove the opposite of this vision; the character of the landscape will be as Sydney-like as the casino at Barangaroo South is ethical.