Monthly Archive: December 2012

30 Dec

1 Comment

2012 in review: The year that politics disoriented the Left

by

Immigrants protest against Greece's neo-Nazi Golden Dawn

Just before 2012 closes out, I’m reposting my last Overland blog of the year, which originally appeared here. In some ways it is a summing up of themes we have developed at Left Flank since we started in mid-2010; chiefly in our attempts to present not just a general ideological or theoretical approach to the […]

28 Dec

1 Comment

2012: A lesson in how to blame the victim

by

little-g

This blog post first appeared on LEFT FLANK @ Overland Journal. For the last post of 2012 we were asked to reflect on politics over the last year. In thinking on this for the last week I’ve drafted about ten first paragraphs. The writer’s block arises not from nothing to say, but from a place that […]

Filed under: Featured

08 Dec

6 Comments

Children, women, men: The ALP’s conscious cruelty

by

asylum-seekers-australia

This blog post first appeared at Overland Journal. Govt confirms they have sent women and children refugees overnight to the detention camps in Manus Island indefinitely. Shameful. – Senator Sarah-Hanson Young on Twitter, 21 November 2012 In 2001 Four Corners aired a watershed episode on the mandatory detention of children in Australian refugee detention centers. The pain and […]

Filed under: Featured

02 Dec

2 Comments

‘He Kills Me’: ACT UP and the AIDS crisis

by

He Kills Me (1987), Donald Murphy, Poster, offset lithography (also used as a placard)

At this time of World Aids Day, I wanted to take the opportunity to celebrate the success and wonder that was ACT UP (in particular the NYC chapter). ACT UP turned 25 in March this year, and has long been a core inspiration in my own activism. It is worth taking a look at this […]

Filed under: Featured