Category Archives: politics

Lord of the Rings Meets Donald trump

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No Is Not Enough 2, Naomi Klein

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No Is Not Enough, Naomi Klein

I’m waiting on the delivery of my copy of this and this morning watched an interview with Klein related to the book. Click on the link to access the interview.   https://publish.dvlabs.com/democracynow/360/dn2017-0613.mp4?start=1029.0&end=1716.0    

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Hope and Persistence

These two books show humanity at its worst. Firstly through the evils of the war in Syria that has made so much of that country impossible to live in. Secondly through the treatment of those trying to flee the horrors … Continue reading

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New Salman Rushdie novel depicts Obama and Trump’s US

According to publisher Jonathan Cape, The Golden House, Rushdie’s 13th novel, follows “a young American filmmaker whose involvement with a secretive, tragedy-haunted family teaches him how to become a man”. Starting with the inauguration of Barack Obama in 2008, the … Continue reading

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Edith Cavell: Faith before the firing squad, by Catherine Butcher

Edith Cavell: Faith before the firing squad, by Catherine Butcher. Edith Cavell was an English nurse who helped establish a nursing school in Brussels, at a time when nursing practice in Belgium had low standards and little community respect. Cavell … Continue reading

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Opposite Ends of the Reading Spectrum

These are two very different books that I read at the beginning of my Christmas/New Year break. The Bone Sparrow by Zana Fraillon Subhi is a refugee who has never known life outside of the detention centre where he was … Continue reading

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In the Land of the Blue Burqas by Kate McCord

In the Land of the Blue Burqas by Kate McCord gives a fascinating insight into the people of Afghanistan, particularly the women, and how Islam affects their lives and relationships. While Islam and Christianity embrace very different views of God, … Continue reading

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Baghdad Burning by Riverbend (Clashes and Churches).

I’ve now finished reading the first volume of Baghdad Burning, by Riverbend; the blog of an Iraqi woman published in book form. The blog is still available on line at https://riverbendblog.blogspot.com.au/ Whether in book form or the blog itself, I … Continue reading

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Baghdad Burning : Girl Blog from Iraq by Riverbend

Baghdad Burning should be compulsory reading for every US, British and Australian citizen. It clearly describes how those nations helped destroy peoples’ lives and culture, all in the name of family Bush and those nations who followed them based on … Continue reading

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