I am pleased to announce I am part of the Black Mist Burnt Country national touring exhibition.
The show opened by Ben Quilty in Sydney to mark the 60th anniversary of the first atomic test at Maralinga at the SH Ervin National Trust Gallery, The Rocks and will be touring most states over the next 3 years. The Exhibit features a huge array of leading past and present Australian artists.
In total, seven nuclear bomb blasts were detonated between 1956 and 1967 in the southern part of the Great Victoria Desert in South Australia followed by more than 600 'minor tests'.
An interview with curator JD Mittman and the fabulous Fran Kelly of Radio National can be heard via this link:
‘I, and we, have failed epically to put a check on the privatisation of democracy in Australia today,’ offers former balance of power independent MP Rob Oakeshott, as he describes the challenges he faced – and lessons he learned – during his tenure in federal parliament, and reflects on what he would have done differently with the benefit of hindsight.
The continued loss of such people is a disgrace and outrage.
The fact that such acts are instigated through "OUR" corrupt self interested governments and the law enforcement mechanisms thereof is in itself, a call to revolution.
Aaron is dead.
Wanderers in this crazy world,
We have lost a member, a wise elder,
Hackers for right, we are one down.
Nurturers, carers, listeners, feeders, parents all,
we have lost a child.
Let us weep.
Sir Tim Berners-Lee.
Ralph Nader exclaims that the central political issue of our time is giant corporate power and its take over of our government, plus the spread of commercial values into every nook and cranny of our culture including the commercialization of childhood, the universities and almost everything these large corporations touch. Speaking at the Washington, DC Green Festival, he also details what we can and must do about it.
This dude rules, go Ralph Nader!
A terrific little segment examining the completely flawed and corrupt American system of so called "democracy".
This I believe is one of the greatest examples of public misconception. A system designed entirely to make you think you get to choose your future, however, keep in mind where have the people come from that you are choosing from?
If voting changed anything, they'd make it illegal.