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Snippet: The NY Times on Spanish fiction

The New York Times, behind its paywall, offers one recent article on Spanish-language fiction that has been translated into English. In late July, it also published an interview with Javier Marías.

Leading Indicators Suggest Modest Growth: August 19 - 23

Leading economic measures rebounded in July. Here are the five things we learned from U.S. economic data released during the week ending August 23.

Forward-looking economic indicators brightened a bit in July. 644 more words

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Høj: “I hear what you say”

“I hear what you say, but have you considered … ?”

– Sir Zelman Cowen,
Vice-Chancellor University of Qld
during the Vietnam War

Intro: University of Queensland Vice-Chancellor Høj was unavailable for radio interview on 4ZZZ, so Paradigm Shift submitted the following written questions for his consideration and response. 1,123 more words

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Bankrupt but not Beaten

Adani has just sunk to a new low, setting a brutal new standard for corporate behaviour.

For the first time in Australia’s history, a company has bankrupted an Aboriginal leader for standing up for the inalienable rights of First Nations people to our law, our country and our culture. 762 more words

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Recent NBC intern Erin Edwards killed by mom in murder-suicide

A Boston University student and former intern at NBC 4 New York was shot to death by her mother on Wednesday, the news station reported. Erin Edwards, 20, and her 24-year-old brother were both killed by their mother inside their home near Atlanta, authorities said. 16 more words

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40 years of Australian blockading songs

This week marks the 40th anniversary of the beginning of the Terania Creek forest blockade – the birth of frontline forest activism in this country. The best way to celebrate is… 1,447 more words

BushTelegraph reblogged this on Workers BushTelegraph and commented:

Terania Creek Blockade (1979) - every week 'John' would ride his bike from our share house in Spring Street, West End, to Terania Creek protest to stop the logging of the old growth forest with others. Thanks comrade, its still there. [Photo: David Kemp].

Terania Creek Blockade 1979. Photo: David Kemp

It was July 1979 that a group of activists began the first forest blockade in Australian history. That was at Terania Creek in northern NSW. It predated the more famous Franklin River blockade and forced the Wran Labor government to ban logging in Terania Creek and have it declared a National Park. To celebrate these 40 years of activism here are great local protest songs reviewed by Andy Paine (Paradigm Shift, 4ZZZ fm 102.1 Fridays at Noon) ...

Forest Blockade songs

BushTelegraph reblogged this on Workers BushTelegraph and commented:

Terania Creek Blockade (1979) - every week 'John' would ride his bike from our share house in Spring Street, West End, to Terania Creek protest to stop the logging of the old growth forest with others. Thanks comrade, its still there. [Photo: David Kemp].

Terania Creek Blockade 1979. Photo: David Kemp

It was July 1979 that a group of activists began the first forest blockade in Australian history. That was at Terania Creek in northern NSW. It predated the more famous Franklin River blockade and forced the Wran Labor government to ban logging in Terania Creek and have it declared a National Park. To celebrate these 40 years of activism here are great local protest songs reviewed by Andy Paine (Paradigm Shift, 4ZZZ fm 102.1 Fridays at Noon) ...