Category Archives: That’s Capitalism!

#19BOS : Biennale of Sydney responds to critics …

Above : 23yo asylum seeker Reza Berati, killed on Manus Island. The Biennale of Sydney has issued the following statement in response to an open letter from concerned artists: Firstly, let us say that we truly empathise with the artists … Continue reading

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#19BOS update w BONUS! #fuckyeahandrewbolt

From the Department of #FUCKYEAHANDREWBOLT: I’ve been hoping and praying that someone sensible would step in and sort out the mess surrounding the Sydney Biennale and no sooner had I written – When is Andrew Bolt gonna write about the … Continue reading

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Open letter from artists to the Board of Directors of the Biennale of Sydney [#19BOS]

19 February 2014 To the Board of Directors of the Biennale of Sydney, We are a group of artists ­— Gabrielle de Vietri, Bianca Hester, Charlie Sofo, Nathan Gray, Deborah Kelly, Matt Hinkley, Benjamin Armstrong, Libia Castro, Ólafur Ólafsson, Sasha … Continue reading

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Boycott the 19th Biennale of Sydney [#19bos]

[Update (February 19) : The boycott campaign now has a website and Facebook page.] A few weeks ago Matt Kiem wrote ‘An art educator’s open letter to colleagues about detention profits and the Sydney Biennale’ (Crossborder Operational Matters, February 4, … Continue reading

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A rose … [on anarchy and summit protest and stuff | overland]

I wrote some stuff for overland zine about the phony ‘Black Rose Syndicat’, black blocs and teh anarchy. You can find it here. It was inspired by Clive Williams’ rather poor article in The Canberra Times, which you can read … Continue reading

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ASIO and the Communist Party: New Light on an Old Tradition (Phillip Deery, 2007)

[The second episode of the documentary Persons of Interest screens tonight (January 14, 2014) on SBS at 8.30. It's prompted me to publish the following ...] Phillip Deery (2007), ‘ASIO and the Communist Party: New Light on an Old Tradition’, … Continue reading

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WikiLeaks Party : R U Syrias?

John Shipton, CEO of the WikiLeaks Party (and Assange’s old man), recently sat down for a nice cup of tea with that nice man Bashar al-Assad, President of Syria and General Secretary of the Ba’ath Party (Bashar was of course … Continue reading

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ASIO : Persons of Interest : Interview with director Haydn Keenan

PERSONS OF INTEREST – Trailer from Smart Street Films on Vimeo. Tonight on ‘The SUWA Show’ (5.30pm, 855AM, streaming at 3CR.org.au), Dr Cam & I have a chat with Haydn Keenan, the director of ‘Persons of Interest’, a new documentary … Continue reading

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Black Rose Syndicat (Addendum)

A couple of weeks ago I wrote a thing for New Matilda about a storm in a teacup surrounding the Brisbane G20 summit, in this case one stamped ‘Black Rose Syndicat’. Apart from being somewhat bizarre (and therefore amusing), the … Continue reading

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ASIO is really interesting to this person too …

Persons of Interest is a three-part documentary on ASIO which commences screening on SBS on Tuesday, January 7 at 8.30pm. I haven’t seen it yet but Dr Cam and I interviewed filmmaker Haydn Keenan (and academic Victoria Stead about PNG … Continue reading

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