Published 7 March 201228 March 2012 · Main Posts / Politics / Culture Overland dispatches Rachel Liebhaber Here’s my pick of interesting bits and pieces from around the interwebs, from guerilla poetry and ‘book-trafficking’ to the story of African punk, and other things you may have missed. Blogger zunguzungu puts together a sometimes overwhelming list of some of the most interesting things around the web every Sunday. A recent highlight is the review of the doco Punk in Africa, and accompanying mixtape. +972 Magazine remembers Wislawa Szymborska, whose poetry on war remains hauntingly relevant to our times. There is a Marie Colvin tribute at Mother Jones by fellow journalist, Kurt Pitzer. You can also read her final piece for the Sunday Times. Elsewhere, a Scottish artist takes poetry to the streets, an underground library movement forms in the South of the United States, and the wonderful Maya Angelou gives advice to her 15-year-old self. Finally, In These Times recommends the top ten political films from last year. Rachel Liebhaber More by Rachel Liebhaber 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 1 June 20231 June 2023 · Politics Turning peaceful protesters into criminals—again Evan Smith So the Summary Offences (Obstruction of Public Places) Bill 2023 has been passed by South Australia’s Legislative Assembly and will become law. Fifteen hours of debate in the upper house, led by the Greens and SA Best, could not overturn the bill that was reportedly rushed through the lower house in just twenty-two minutes a fortnight ago. First published in Overland Issue 228 25 May 202326 May 2023 · Main Posts The ‘Chinese question’ and colonial capitalism in New Gold Mountain Christy Tan SBS’s New Gold Mountain sets out to recover the history of the Gold Rush from the marginalised perspective of Chinese settlers but instead reinforces the erasure of Indigenous sovereignty. Although celebrated for its multilingual script and diverse representation, the mini-TV series ignores how the settlement of Chinese migrants and their recruitment into colonial capitalism consolidates the ongoing displacement of First Nations peoples.