Greek lessons

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Article
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Politics

The Left in this country can learn from the example of Syriza’s rise and the difficulties it has encountered. Syriza did not come to power because of a few powerful individuals or a charismatic leader. They came to power because disparate groups within the Left in Greece were able to set aside their differences and organise together.

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Article
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Culture
Politics
Writing

Uncreative politics

The term Creative Industries is also indebted to a particular aesthetic idea of what counts as art. If Foley wants to be minister for that department, perhaps we need a counter position in a Ministry of Uncreative Industries.

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Article
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Politics

What's left for Syriza?

The Syriza government of Greece has submitted to the EU a draft agreement for economic management, as part of securing continued four-month funding to pay foreign debts coming due, and thus avoid a default.

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Announcement
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Prizes
Writing

2014 Poetry Prize Shortlist

Since 2007, the Overland Judith Wright Poetry Prize has been Australia’s richest competition for new and emerging poets. This year again the competition attracted hundreds of high-calibre entries.

Now, Overland poetry editor Peter Minter has finished blind judging the competition and has selected a shortlist of six poems.