A visit to Europe puts things in perspective
This article was originally posted on The Drum.
Last week I attended a conference in Copenhagen of progressive political parties from North America and Europe.
The main point I took away from it was the remarkable contrast between the economies of Australia and the northern hemisphere, and what that means for social harmony.
The two-day conference was dominated by discussions of [...]
Syntagma Square: A Greek Tragedy
Less than three years ago the Greek Socialist Party, PASOK, won a solid victory in the Greek elections. I worked on their campaign and experienced at first hand a real sense of optimism that despite the Global Financial Crisis, Greece was on a new path with George Papandreou leading the way.
One of the benefits of working on campaigns away from home is the opportunity to become, even fleetingly, part of the ebb and flow of a new city. I stayed in a hotel right on Syntagma [...]