Published 28 September 200929 September 2009 · Main Posts the future of Left publications Jeff Sparrow [Update:’Who’d want to got to a function with a whole bunch of of dykes, poofters, drunks and commos … ‘] As flies herald an arriving dump truck, so a rash of ‘youse are all poofters’ comments signals an incoming Tim Blair link. Truly, he must be proud. It’s a fine movement contemporary conservatism is building!] I’m participating in an event later this week, organised by the New International Bookshop at Trades Hall. It’s about the future of Left publications. There’s details below. How are Left-wing publications responding to the challenges of the internet, the financial crisis and climate change? How do they perceive the Left in 21st century Australia? What does the future hold? AN UNDERGROUND TALK FORUM 6 for 6:30pm Wed 30 Sept New International Bookshop Trades Hall, cnr Victoria & Lygon Sts, Carlton Entry: $5 / $2 concession. More info (email) email@example.com Lesley Vick Dissent Alison Caddick Arena Jeff Sparrow Overland Jeff Sparrow Jeff Sparrow is a Walkley Award-winning writer, broadcaster and former editor of Overland. More by Jeff Sparrow › Overland is a not-for-profit magazine with a proud history of supporting writers, and publishing ideas and voices often excluded from other places. If you like this piece, or support Overland’s work in general, please subscribe or donate. Related articles & Essays First published in Overland Issue 228 10 November 202311 November 2023 · Subscriberthon 2023 On the final day of Subscriberthon, Overland’s most important members get to have their say Editorial Team BORIS A quick guide to another year of Overland, from your trusty feline, Boris. I liked the ginger cat story, though it made my human cry. I liked the talking cat, too, but I’m definitely in the “not wasting my time learning to talk” camp. But reading is good. And writing is fun, though it’s been challenging […] 1 First published in Overland Issue 228 9 November 20239 November 2023 · Subscriberthon 2023 On the second-last day of Subscriberthon, Overland’s co-chief editor Evelyn Araluen speaks truth to power Editorial Team To my friends and comrades, I’m not sure if there’s language to communicate how this last month has utterly changed me. This time a few weeks ago the busyness and chaos of bricolage arts and academic labour had so efficiently distracted me from my anxiety about the upcoming referendum that I forgot to prepare myself for its inevitable conclusion.