John Pilger’s UTOPIA

I had the opportunity this morning (5:30am my time!) to participate in a live discussion on Al Jazeera with John Pilger, the famous Australian investigative journalist, supporter of Julian Assange, and documentarian, about his new documentary “Utopia”,...
Bundaberg’s Hidden Slave Trade

Bundaberg’s Hidden Slave Trade

From the Brisbane Times: Hidden under an old cane plantation outside the Queensland sugar city of Bundaberg lies an awful secret. Beyond the weeping fig trees the bodies of 29 South Sea Islanders are buried in an unmarked grave. (Slavery buried in Qld mass grave:...
The Dreaming – My Latest Podcast Series

The Dreaming – My Latest Podcast Series

I’ve started a brand new podcast series with David Cole called “The Dreaming”. It’s going to be a long series focused on indigenous affairs. We plan to talk to historians, anthropologists, academics, journalists, politicians, artists and every...
The Irony Of Australia

The Irony Of Australia

I’m re-reading The Fatal Shore by Robert Hughes and thinking about the great irony that King George III punished thieves by sending them out to Australia while simultaneously stealing the entire country off of its traditional owners. Steal a loaf of bread = five...