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Left Turn
Code: 84  |  Type: Conversation   |  Genres: , Politics & Current Affairs, Feminism
Friday, May 18 2012 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM Free, no bookings
Philharmonia Studio, Pier 4/5, Hickson Road, Walsh Bay Venue & Transport Info
Jeff Sparrow, Antony Loewenstein, Kellie Tranter (facilitator)
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In an age of teetering capitalism, how should a relevant Left respond? Leading progressive writers and authors, Antony Loewenstein and Jeff Sparrow, tackle these questions in their provocative new book, Left Turn. Accepted truths about climate change, race, the media and war, #Occupy, Indigenous resistance, Palestine, asylum seekers and feminism are challenged. They talk to Kellie Tranter.

Sparrow,-Jeff
Jeff Sparrow (Australian)

Jeff Sparrow is the editor of Overland literary journal. He is the co-author, with his sister Jill, of Radical Melbourne: A secret history and Radical Melbourne: The enemy within, and the author of Communism: A love story and Killing: Misadventures in violence.

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Loewenstein,-Antony
Antony Loewenstein (Australian)

ANTONY LOEWENSTEIN is a freelance journalist, author and blogger. His bestselling book on the Israel/Palestine conflict, My Israel Question, was shortlisted for the 2007 New South Wales Premier's Literary Award and this was followed by The Blogging Revolution, both titles now in translation. He is co-editor, with Jeff Sparrow, of Left Turn, and is working on a book about disaster capitalism. Antony is a research associate at the University of Technology, Sydney’s Australian Centre for Independent Journalism.
 antonyloewenstein.com

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Tranter,-Kellie
Kellie Tranter (Australian)

Kellie Tranter is a lawyer and human rights activist.
She has held office with Business Professional Women International. She has delivered addresses, chaired workshops and participated in public debates on issues like climate change, human rights and gender equality at local, national and international conferences. Her activism has been acknowledged by the Women’s Electoral Lobby.

Kellie regularly contributes political and social commentary to public affairs websites like ABC’s The Drum, National Times and Online Opinion and has written for New Matilda and The Australia Institute.