Published in Overland Issue 207 Winter 2012 Uncategorized Issue 207 Jeff Sparrow Contents Regulars Jeff Sparrow − Editorial Judy Horacek Alison Croggon Rjurik Davidson Features Matthew Clayfield − Waiting on the Arriaga-Ixtepec The horrific ordeal of America’s immigrants Jennifer Lee − A big fat fight The case for fat activism Gail Dines & Sharon Smith − Porn and the misogyny emergency What should feminists prioritise? Jessica Whyte − ‘Intervene, I said’ Human rights versus social justice Diana M Pho − Leftist constructs The radicalism of steampunk Toufic Haddad − The Arab revolutions reloaded What follows the Arab Spring? Jo Case, John Weldon & Malcolm Neil − Bookshops, ebooks and the future of the novel A Meanland roundtable Louis Proyect − Republican Democrats The real Barack Obama Anitra Nelson & Frans Timmerman − Non-market socialism today Glimpses of another future Fiction Sarah Schmidt − The dolphin Luke Johnson − Of rivers and blood Stephen Pham − Holiday in little Saigon Poetry Patrick Jones − Step by Step Joe Dolce − Starvation Box Blues Andy Quan − Islands Pam Brown − To Nina Sam Langer − ‘Clouds fall like snow on the sky’s clear rocks’ Fiona Hile − Maximum Security Mark O’Flynn − Corydalis William Druce − poem a Sebastian Gurciullo − Published by Global Supermarket Pty Ltd Fiona Yardley − Your Bath David Prater − Wireless Alan Wearne − Also Starring … Graphics Lofo Vane Lindesay 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 29 March 2023 Aboriginal Australia Standing in the dawn’s new light: truth-telling for settlers Anthony Kelly There’s a paradox about being a settler in a stolen country. No matter when we arrived, we inherited the bounty of genocidal violence. Many of us are the beneficiaries of the intergenerational wealth-building that saw English, Irish and Scottish settler families grow rich on the sheep, timber, wheat and resources provided by stolen land. We have a profound responsibility to dismantle the ‘lie-telling’ because it shores up this legacy and the systems of colonial violence that continue in our lifetimes. First published in Overland Issue 228 27 March 202328 March 2023 Culture Before ChatGPT, there was Rekognition: How Amazon’s algorithms control which books you see Claire Parnell almost fifteen years after approximately 57,000 books by and about LGBTQIA+ folks disappeared from Amazon’s search results, bestseller lists and sales ranks, the company’s algorithms are still unfairly targeting books by historically marginalised authors, including queer folks and people of colour, and controlling how readers can discover them.