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Better Read Than Dead ~versus~ Retail & Fast Food Workers Union

TLDR : heaps progressive bookshop ‘Better Read Than Dead’ in Newtown, Sydney is currently trying to stop workers from joining a union and obtaining minimal wages and conditions, viz: … their first ever enterprise agreement to secure the most basic … Continue reading

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It’s a Nazi Supanova!?!

[Update (June 24, 2021) : Supanova expo under fire after vendor sells far-right merchandise in Sydney, Josh Taylor, The Guardian, June 24, 2021.] aw geez Supanova Comic Con & Gaming is Australia’s BIGGEST and BEST pop culture expo. It’s comic … Continue reading

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RAFFWU Goes To Readings

aw yiss Today the Retail And Fast Food Workers Union announced: Readings staff are excited to announce that they are inviting management to negotiate an Enterprise Bargaining Agreement with them to secure wages, penalty rates and great working conditions long … Continue reading

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Where have all the second-hand bookshops in regional Victoria gone?

A few years ago I asked What happened to Melbourne’s second-hand bookshops?. I gotta update that list, but in the meantime here’s another (I presume incomplete) list of second-hand bookshops in ‘regional’ Victoria. Albury* Books on Dean ‘Our bookshop is … Continue reading

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Yeah Nah Pasaran! #052 w Marc-André Argentino on QAnon & The End of Trump : January 21, 2021

On this week’s episode of Yeah Nah, we talk to Marc-André Argentino [Twitter] about LMNOP Q Anon and the end of the Trump regime. Marc-André Argentino is a PhD candidate whose research examines how extremist groups leverage technology to create … Continue reading

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Yeah Nah Pasaran! #049 w Caterina Froio on Casapound Italia : December 17, 2020

On this week’s episode of Yeah Nah, we talk to Caterina Froio [Twitter], Assistant Professor in Political Science/e-politics at Sciences Po, Centre for European Studies and Comparative Politics (CEE), and co-author (with Pietro Castelli Gattinara, Giorgia Bulli and Matteo Albanese) … Continue reading

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Yeah Nah Pasaran! #035 w Tom Tanuki on QAnon Down Under : September 10, 2020

[NB. The blog is a bit buggy at the moment, so apologies for lack of much in the way of supplementary infos.] On this week’s episode of Yeah Nah, we talk to Tom Tanuki [Twitter] agen. See also : AUSSIE … Continue reading

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Hi Dr Nick!

[Update (August 19, 2020) : ‘But perhaps the most disquieting effect of the prevailing attitude that racism always can, and should, be debated, is the way in which it has allowed the far-right to claim that they are being ‘cancelled’ … Continue reading

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Tucker Carlson is Antifa

From The Department of Too-Good-Not-To-Share (via JustinTBrown) …

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Yeah Nah Pasaran! #031 w Shalini Kantayya on Coded Bias : August 13, 2020

On this week’s episode of Yeah Nah, we talk to Shalini Kantayya [Twitter], the director of Coded Bias, a terrific documentary currently screening at MIFF 68 1/2. CODED BIAS explores the fallout of MIT Media Lab researcher Joy Buolamwini’s startling … Continue reading

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