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John Berger on ways of seeing

1. Essential re-viewing: John Berger’s WAYS OF SEEING 1972 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0pDE4VX_9Kk One of the most influential UK TV art programmes ever made. In the first programme, Berger examines the impact of photography on our appreciation of art from the past. Other sessions follow no 1. No 3 on oil painting http://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=John+Berger+Ways+of+Seeing&&view=detail&mid=FFC18055548D59702C0FFFC18055548D59702C0F&rvsmid=B1B17E7A3FFECCA40557B1B17E7A3FFECCA40557&fsscr=0&FORM=VDFSRV Ways of Seeing, his book […]

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Timor Leste: first step on oil/gas sovereignty

TL sovereign rights is a key 2017 political campaign against Turnbull and Bishop to concede. I post recent stories on “Spying fallout: East Timor to tear up oil and gas treaty with Australia” http://www.theage.com.au/federal-politics/political-news/spying-fallout-east-timor-to-tear-up-oil-and-gas-treaty-with-australia-20170109-gto1aj.html I urge that Alexander Downer, then LNP Foreign Minister, has to be exposed and prosecuted for his illegal actions against TL […]

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RAFFWU

RAFFWU – the new Retail and Fast Food Workers Union. If you know of workers in the industry ask them to join. http://www.raffwu.org.au For many years while I was at the UTLC of SA, I worked with the right-wing SDA SA Branch (now ALP right Senator Don Farrell) – until they disaffiliated. The recent exposes […]

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Tarragon st Mile End-auction 28th January 2017

Update: Open http://harrisrealestate.com.au/6065413/53-Tarragon-Street-Mile-End A Pink Trumpet tree – tabebuia. Let the fun begin in a 1913-built sandstone villa with all the potential in the world… Set on a prized 836sqm (approx.) block, just five minutes’ drive from West Terrace, and 10 minutes to West Beach. How much value you add to this double-fronted sandstone home […]

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War with China

Debate: Armed neutrality for Australia as Trump ramps up war with China. Independent and Peaceful Australia Network (IPAN) Building a People’s Movement for Peace and Independence. See my earlier protests at Pine Gap http://chriswhiteonline.org/2016/10/pine-gap-the-poisoned-heart-of-australia/ Update:Paul Keating https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/jan/13/paul-keating-castigates-rex-tillerson-over-comments-on-china?utm_source=esp&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=GU+Today+AUS+v1+-+AUS+morning+mail+callout&utm_term=208395&subid=11929904&CMP=ema_632 https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/jan/13/australia-needs-a-new-foreign-policy-tillersons-remarks-on-china-make-it-urgent?CMP=share_btn_tw Australia must develop ‘independent foreign policy’ in wake of Trump win – Labor https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2016/nov/15/australia-must-develop-independent-foreign-policy-in-wake-of-trump-win-labor-wong?CMP=Share_AndroidApp_Facebook Penny Wong urges […]

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On Castro

It is 1966. I am 18. We are first studying the politics of the Cuban revolution. With many others throughout the world inspired by Fidel and Che, we follow – all these years – the triumphs and failures of the Cuban revolutionary history – here sketched in articles on Fidel Castro’s life. Indeed, lessons on […]

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China on Strike

“The real sleeping dragon—China’s enormous factory proletariat—is wide awake and fighting back on all fronts. Indeed, Here is first-hand evidence that Chairman Xi Jinping may soon confront the largest labor rebellion in history.” China on Strike Narratives of Workers’ Resistance by Eli Friedman, Zhongjin Li, and Hao Ren Edited by Eli Friedman, Zhongjin Li, and […]

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Cohen

If I didn’t have your love to make it real https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Km7XqWqVNqg First we take Manhattan, then…https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JTTC_fD598A So Long Marianne https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cZI6EdnvH-8 I’m your Man https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YuCpTi0EtbU Everybody knows https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8IfmiKnZi3E Dance me to the end of love https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NGorjBVag0I “Dance Me to the End Of Love”…it’s curious how songs begin because the origin of the song, every song, has […]

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On Trumpism

Updates January 21 Anti-union attacks coming from Trump http://labornotes.org/blogs/2017/01/viewpoint-whats-coming-under-president-trump December 4: Sanders shows trump back sliding already on promises to workers and supporting the corporates. Read here http://www.commondreams.org/news/2016/12/01/bernie-sanders-big-business-took-trump-hostage-and-won Under Trump, GOP to Give Space Weapons Close Look Programs to account for a significant share of defense budget boost Missile defense and military space programs are […]

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