Monthly Archives: July 2017

RIP Liu Xiaobo – dream of Chinese democracy lives on

Edited extracts from The Economist, July 15, 2017, with commentary by Andrew L. Urban. Liu Xiaobo, who died on July 13, was hardly a household name in the West. Yet of those in China who have called for democracy, resisting … Continue reading

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Inconvenient drivel

By Andrew L. Urban. Al Gore’s new film, An Inconvenient Sequel – Truth to Power, opens in Australia on August 10, 2017. What a pity. Truth to Power? Lies to people, would be a more accurate title for this blurt … Continue reading

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North Korea – a ‘no launch’ policy

By Andrew L. Urban. Trump is stumped, Putin is powerless, Macron and Merkel are as if mute and we, all over the world, are a little concerned about North Korea’s missile rattling and the nuclear gun bulging in its pocket. … Continue reading

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Sydney (pseudo)Science Festival 2017

By Andrew L. Urban. The Sydney Science Festival (Aug 8 – 20, 2017) has programmed an Opera House berth (on August 16, 2017) for discussing the government’s role in climate change – or rather, a presentation to reinforce the ruling … Continue reading

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