Published in Overland Issue 215 Winter 2014 · Uncategorized Sydney Paul Giles We blunder through each business meal. to watch big business make its case A Mark so many came to feel Mark of money. Mark of place. The many claims for men he took. So many women claim his mind. The many feels: how many look. For pants-led damages we find In her killer-David claim Many other store’s agreed. That the bosses harmless name phoned the flames of Savage deed But most in daily press we claim. How her power-digger work touched unwelcome women shame And gagged in gold our Fraser-Kirk * based on ‘London’ from Songs of Innocence and of Experience, by William Blake; with text 100 per cent recycled from ‘The damage done’, by Fenella Souter, in the Sydney Morning Herald Good Weekend, 4 December 2010, pp. 16–24. Paul Giles Paul Giles graduated from a Master of Arts majoring in English Literature, and since then has spent his time teaching English and/or bartending in Sydney, Seoul, and Auckland. He now lives in Bogota, Columbia. More by Paul Giles › 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 27 September 2023 · Sport When the sport circus comes on Country Jenny Fraser The next huckster in the carnival of sport is the upcoming 2032 Brisbane Olympic Games. If we want aspects of it to be in line with Aboriginal protocol, we need action from across the four winds of the world. If it’s not done right we need solidarity and protest just the same. We are each other’s safety net in this theatre of sport. As a senior Aboriginal woman activist once told me, ‘we are all only as good as we negotiate’. First published in Overland Issue 228 25 September 202326 September 2023 · The university Solidarity but only among managers, or the future of the university sector Hannah Forsyth The process continued during Covid. Jobs were being cut due to the threats posed by the pandemic, yet more scholars were being recruited. Nice people, good at their job. But why are we doing this, we kept asking. Management kept telling us we have a funding crisis (which often turned to a surplus in the end), so why are we also on a hiring spree? All along it looked like it could end badly, for all of us.