Talented young photojournalist and activist about town Zebedee Parkes

Zeb-ParkesTalented young photojournalist and activist about town Zebedee Parkes.

Check out http://www.zebedeeparkes.com/.

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“The Slacker Lounge” – a conversation on being a slacker with a local Perth slacker

“The Slacker Lounge” – a conversation on being a slacker with a local Perth slacker.

 

“That four-letter word, work, has a way of getting in the way of leisure. Sometimes cruel circumstances of life have a habit of mucking up our plans to idle. Our options narrow, and there is nothing for it but to roll up our sleeves, put our shoulders to the wheel, knuckle down, put our best foot forward, our noses to the grindstone, grit our teeth and get on with it. And if you’ve tried this, you’ll know it’s an unpleasant and difficult position in which to get things done.

Sadly, these days, getting things done is all the rage. However, we believe that slowing down and thinking through what you’re going to do will reap rewards.”

Taken from the Daily Slacker, a local slacker production.

Richard Bartlett co-founder of Loomio – free and open source software for anyone, anywhere, to participate in decisions that affect them

We speak with New Zealander Richard Bartlett one of the co-founders of Loomio a free and open source software project for anyone, anywhere, to participate in decisions that affect them.

Loomio emerged when activists from the Occupy movement teamed up with the social enterprise network Enspiral, realising that they were using different approaches to work towards the same aim.

https://www.loomio.org/

Sam Fox on the Sydney Biennale boycott and a response from WA artists

We speak with local artist and creative director of Hyrda Poesis Sam Fox on the recent artist boycott of the Sydney Biennale, protesting the sponsorship of the event by Transfield, a company responsible for the running of the Manus Island detention centre.

The boycott has inspired local artists looking to stage creative protest of their own with Sam initiating a recent meeting attended by over 50 local artists “Boycotts, Brandis and Artistic Resistance” – https://www.facebook.com/events/483753588396615/.

29th April #tamil #dancejournalism #wealthinequality

Richard Denniss of the The Australia Institute tackling wealth inequality.

Sam Fox of Dance Journalism on their recent “performance” at the Refugee Rights convergence in Northam this weekend just gone.

Varuni Bala on the ongoing atrocities against the Tamil people in Sri Lanka in light of the announcement by Canadian prime minister Stephen Harper to boycott this years CHOGM meeting in Colombo.

1st April #anzacday #apology #permaculture

Erdem Koc Lecturer in Journalism at La Trobe University going beyond the slogans of Anzac Day.  Going beyond the superficial historical line so dominant in contemporary Australian discourse.

On the national apology to victims of forced adoptions in Australia.  Morning Magazines Daniel Cleary spoke to Colleen Clare from the organisation Vanish to have her views on the apology.

Charlie McGee of Vegetable Formidable on the launch of his new album (Permaculture: A Rhymer’s Manual) which is taking an innovative approach to educating people about the revolutionary movement that is Permaculture.