Shadows of pearl

Morning sun surprises a blank wallwith pearly shadowsof feijoaWhat will life bring today? Just outside the gateillness war and anthropogenic madnessare fear-infected talonsstealing our minds and heartsWe are afraidIt’s all we talk about On this ground in this climate wired digital and artificially intelligentlatter-day merchants and noisy, leaping mountebanksgrow their riches on the compost of our fearselevating ignorance to … Continue reading Shadows of pearl


For our mothers, our children and us.

She pushed the last box in the car, then smacked a kiss on your cheek. ‘Goodbye Mother; see you later.’ And with that, your daughter left. She no longer lives here with you. That is to say that your arms left their sockets; your legs took off alone. Your skin stretched so far, it cleared … Continue reading For our mothers, our children and us.

School Climate Strike

15 March, 2019. Remember this date. One hundred and fifty thousand kids rallied in cities and towns around Australia protesting to government and political parties about their inadequate response to climate science. They rallied in defiance of conservatives such as our Prime Minister, Scott Morrison.  Many thousands more rallied in cities around the world; it … Continue reading School Climate Strike

Homeworking Women: A Gender Justice Perspective

By Annie Delaney, Rosaria Burchielli, Shelley Marshall, Jane Tate Our new book is out now! To buy your copy of our Homeworking Women book, click here. Homework; work that is categorised as informal employment, performed in the home, mainly for subcontractors and mostly undertaken by women. The inequities and injustices inherent in homework conditions maintain women’s weak bargaining position, … Continue reading Homeworking Women: A Gender Justice Perspective

Poem for Ellen (Ellen Kleimaker 1952 – 2017)

“The only dream worth having is to dream that you will live while you are alive, and die only when you are dead. To love, to be loved. To never forget your own insignificance. To never get used to the unspeakable violence and vulgar disparity of the life around you. To seek joy in the … Continue reading Poem for Ellen (Ellen Kleimaker 1952 – 2017)