(Update: Richard Wolstencroft stepped down from the Melbourne Underground Film Festival with a somewhat hollow apology. He’s still making a film about a Nazi and is listed as Contributing Editor for Alternative Right blog.) Richard Wolstencroft, the director of the Melbourne Underground Film Festival, has recently ended up in hot water over a post he made after the marriage … More Richard Wolstencroft’s relationship to holocaust denial and Nazis
Recently Peter Costello compared Australia’s gambling industry to the NRA. I think he’s on the mark, just have a look at the donations the gambling industry gives to politicians, or the revolving door between government and gambling industry or the harm the products make or the regulatory capture that exists. Peter Costello said: The casino and gaming industry in … More Why Northcote By-election Matters: The Australia gambling industry “is the equivalent of the NRA” and politicians are turning a blind eye to harm
This is a response to a review of Vaxxed by Simon Foster which can be found here (I left a comment more than a week ago but it needs approval by Simon to be published, so far it hasn’t.) Here are some particular egregious quotes from the review: To decry his film’s credibility based upon bias is … More Response to Screen-Space review of Vaxxed
Limits to growth: policies to steer the economy away from disaster The earth is a finite place. Earth image from http://www.shutterstock.com Samuel Alexander, University of Melbourne If the rich nations in the world keep growing their economies by 2% each year and by 2050 the poorest nations catch up, the global economy of more than … More Limits to growth: policies to steer the economy away from disaster
The fossil-fuelled political economy of Australian elections AAP/Lukas Coch David Holmes, Monash University The endorsement for coal mining from the Labor-Coalition duopoly that the election campaign has seen in the last week makes the token appeals that have been made about tackling climate change even more disingenuous. In this election campaign, the major parties have … More The fossil-fuelled political economy of Australian elections
Many moons ago I went to a uni in the Czech republic on exchange, while there I did this essay for a subject called ‘Resurrecting Civil Society’. Although it’s an extreme example there are lessons and warning signs here for today especially in the era of Trump and post-truth “alternative fact” universe. His pen had … More Resurrecting Civil Society – Trust and ghettoization in Czechoslovakian dissent and lessons for Trump’s America
Game: Did Bob Brown say it or Pope Francis … More Game: Did Bob Brown say it or Pope Francis?
John Madigan said “I don’t doubt there is climate change. We know there is, because the dinosaurs aren’t here anymore.” Where does he stand on climate change? Can he be called a climate denier? Has he changed his views? … More Are Senator John Madigan’s views on climate change heretical like Galileo or science denial?