Global vigils on June 19th: the movement grows to Free Assange

June 22, 2018

To mark six years since Julian Assange sought political asylum in the London Ecuadorean Embassy and to demand his immediate freedom and protection from extradition to the United States, vigils and protests occurred in eight countries and 20 cities. The first, global vigil to be called for June 19th, was part of the ongoing vigil […]

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The Noise of Time by Julian Barnes: Book Review

June 16, 2018

The Noise of Time is a popular fiction centred on the life of prominent Russian composer Dmitri Shostakovich’s in three periods. The first when denounced by Stalin in Pravda in 1936, second as a prominent emissary of Soviet and culture at a Congress in New York in 1949, and third under the thaw instigated by Khrushchev, pressured […]

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Support growing for Melbourne Free Assange Vigil as speakers announced

June 11, 2018

Support is growing internationally and within Australia, united around the demand to bring Julian Assange home! Protests have been called in Melbourne, Perth, Sydney and Brisbane and in six other countries to demand his freedom around the date of June 19th, which marks the sixth year of Assange’s detention in the London Ecuadorean Embassy. The […]

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Lenin’s Embalmers by Ilya Zbarsky: book review

June 6, 2018

Lenin’s Embalmers is the autobiography of Ilya Zbarsky (1913-2007) a chemist in the Soviet Union working on the preservation and display of Lenin’s body in Red Square, Moscow. Reading like a history of the 20th century his autobiography charts the history of his family, first under Tsarism, through the Russian Revolution, the purges and mass […]

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Upcoming Australian protests demanding freedom for Julian Assange!

May 30, 2018

Julian Assange is now in immediate danger. He is trapped in the Ecuadorean Embassy in London. The Ecuadorean Government of Lenin Moreno has blocked all visitors except his lawyers and all  communication with the outside world. The Ecuadorean Government has made it clear they want Julian out of the Embassy as soon as possible. June […]

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Release Julian Assange! – Melbourne Solidarity Vigil

May 14, 2018

Join us on Tuesday June 19th in a solidarity vigil outside the British Consulate in Melbourne to demand the immediate release of Julian Assange. This day marks the sixth anniversary of Julian Assange being trapped within the Ecuadorian Embassy in London. Julian sought political asylum in the Ecuadorian embassy to avoid life in prison or […]

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Taiping Island: A Concerto of Marine Life in the South China Sea: An exercise in science, beauty and propaganda

May 9, 2018

Taiping Island: A Concerto of Marine Life in the South China Sea documents the array of marine life around Taiping Island, part of the Spratly island chain and the largest natural island in the South China Sea. The 18 minute long documentary emerged following a one year research project commissioned by Taiwan’s fisheries agency in conjunction with […]

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