If you don’t know the work of Italian playwright Dario Fo, now’s your chance to hear the BBC’s radio adaptation of the stage play (which I saw in London many moons ago). Brilliant, funny and still timely (if not more so) than when it was written in the 1970s, although the BBC production is wooden, mechanical even, and fails to do justice to Fo’s wicked sense of humour. A far cry from the exuberant stage production. Continue reading →
Eleven miles by ferry from Perth is Western Australia’s “premier tourist destination”. This is Rottnest Island, whose scabrous wild beauty and isolation evoked for me Robben Island in South Africa. Empires are never short of devil’s islands; what makes Rottnest different, indeed what makes Australia different, is a silence and denial on an epic scale.
The relation between the suspected Boston Marathon bombers and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the Massachusetts State Police (MSP) and the Boston Police (BP) is a point of contention and controversy.
On Friday, April 26, the New York Times, with an assist from the Washington Post property Slate.com committed a journalistic atrocity with a false and misleading portrayal of the lawsuit launched by black farmers against the USDA. Continue reading →
Several Palestinians Injured near Nablus IMEMC – Tuesday April 30 2013; Palestinian medical sources reported that several Palestinians have been injured after a group of extremist Israeli settlers hurled stones at their vehicles close to various roadblocks, near the northern West Bank city of Nablus. …
Pirate Party gains three seats in Iceland’s parliament
Physically isolated near the Arctic Circle, it is one of the world’s most wired countries and has been a hub for the online secret-spilling group WikiLeaks. Jonsdottir has worked with WikiLeaks in the past. In 2011 the country announced it would crowd …