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Come the Revolution?
Code: 46  |  Type: Conversation   |  Genres: , Biography & Memoir, Politics & Current Affairs, History, Publishing Industry
Thursday, May 17 2012 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM Ticketed: $15/$10
Pier 2/3 Club Stage, Pier 2/3, Hickson Road, Walsh Bay Venue & Transport Info
Alex Mitchell, Richard Ackland (facilitator)
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As a young journalist Alex Mitchell had some of the best jobs around, including being part of the Sunday Times team that exposed Kim Philby. So why did he give it all away to become editor of a Trotskyite daily in London? His autobiography is a rollicking tale of tabloid journalism and heartfelt politics. He talks to Richard Ackland.

Alex Mitchell (Australian)

Alex Mitchell is an Australian journalist. His account of his 50-year career in journalism and politics is called Come The Revolution: A memoir. Alex’s life in newspapers as an investigative reporter, foreign correspondent and columnist contributed to his passionate political convictions. He became editor of Britain’s first Trotskyist daily newspaper and was witness to its rise and fall. He was state political editor of The Sun-Herald until 2007 and is now a freelance.

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Richard Ackland (Australian)

Richard Ackland is the publisher of law journals Justinian and Gazette of Law & Journalism. He is also a columnist for The Sydney Morning Herald.