‘Crisis’ represents the dominant language for describing the state of the environment. How could it be otherwise? We live in a period defined by climate change and biodiversity loss, a time when floods, fires and drought are growing ever more ferocious and frequent.
As George Brandis presented parliament with a bill to jail for five years anyone who discloses information relating to ‘special intelligence operations’, Tim Wilson was giving interviews to the press.
It is at points like this – the creation of history – that women disappear, as if they had never been there at all. As a documentary maker that trained as an historian, I am very aware that histories reflect as much about the time in which they are written as the period they depict.
Overland, the Media Entertainment and Arts Alliance, the Emerging Writers’ Festival and Writers Victoria are holding an open meeting on Wednesday 30 July to start to talk about what we can do – collectively – about the situation facing writers and other creative freelancers.
From the checkpoint at Qalandiya (which divides Ramallah from Jerusalem) to the West Bank towns of Nablus and Hebron, racial profiling is rife in Palestine.