Posts tagged “australia”
August 3, 2012
“Now whoever has courage, and a strong and collected spirit in his breast, let him come forward, lace on the gloves and put up his hands.” —Virgil
Merz unleashes the secret history of women in Boxing as she travels from Melbourne to Gleason’s, all the way to the US Masters Golden Gloves title. Click here to watch the trailer and join her journeys. Also, be sure to check out Merz’s memoir, rich in the delights (and horrors!) of women’s boxing as a subculture.
June 8, 2011
The Peace Foundation has awarded the $50,000 prize to US linguist and philosopher Noam Chomsky for what it describes as his unfailing moral courage and critical analysis of democracy and power.
Previous winners of the prize include South Africa’s Archbishop Desmond Tutu, journalist John Pilger, former UN weapons inspector Hans Blix, Palestinian activist Hanan Ashrawi, and Indigenous human rights activist Patrick Dodson.
July 25, 2009
July 25, 12 to 3pm, Byron Community and Cultural Center, 69 Jonson St, Byron Bay NSW 2481, Australia. For more information, see here.
July 15, 2009
A Democrat, Talbott objects to the Reagan-era philosophy of deregulation which he says led to this avoidable crisis. The book includes many suggestions for an overhaul, not just of market regulation, of the ratings agencies, but also of the relationship between Wall Street and Capitol Hill.
“What’s so upsetting to me is that it’s so avoidable, and that this is now going to cause real, real pain to families,” he told the Herald. He predicts real unemployment—those not working, not just those seeking work—will reach Depression levels of 25 percent. “The prime cause was not just deregulation, but the fact that the people who should have been regulated went to Congress and got what they wanted written into the laws.”—from the article