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Soviet Sleepers

No.897 – 14 April 2014

A right to be lazy? – Part 2

Do we have a right to be lazy? The Right Now Essay Series continues with Jeff Sparrows’s monograph on idleness, rights, and why we ought to work a little harder at working a little less.


Art / Articles / Writing

washing windscreen

No.902 – 18 April 2014

Here are the dogs

This story by Laura McPhee-Browne was shortlisted for Right Now’s Fiction Competition, judged by Anna Funder and Tony Birch.


Art / Creative Works

Abstract black lines

No.901 – 18 April 2014

Another World

This poem by Margaret Ruckert was shortlisted for the Right Now Poetry Competition, judged by Maxine Beneba-Clarke, Amanda Anastasi and Benjamin Solah.


Art / Creative Works / Older People

lynas protest

No.900 - 17 April 2014

Australia’s rare earth mining and waste in Malaysia

Dario Mujkic explains the concerns with Australia’s rare earth mining in Malaysia, and the irony of using social media to put a stop to it.


Articles / Environment / Health / International Affairs