It’s not ok to spray no

October 16, 2017

We’ve heard that a wave of anti same-sex marriage graffiti in the Inner West has been reported to the police. Opponents of change have sprayed the word “No” across an Enmore mural (the ‘monkey’ one […]

Latte Leftie #309

October 16, 2017

In his final missive, Latte Leftie reflects on how he set the agenda for the huge progressive victories of the last decade. Dear LL – Back when you began writing for Ciao in 2006 there […]

Losing Predictability

October 16, 2017

This week I came upon the widest enclosed canyon in the world — even wider than the Grand Canyon — right here in our own Central West, at Capertee Valley. When I heard about it […]

INNER WEST WHISPERS — 308

September 20, 2017

Council results roll in While the Greens vote did quite well throughout the metro area, rising in most councils, the party performed relatively poorly in Inner West Council elections. There was a huge swing against […]

Latte Leftie #308

September 20, 2017

  Latte Leftie reassures nervous nellies that the mindless masses can be encouraged to vote as their social betters instruct them to Dear LL – Given the lower order’s penchant for indulging their most reactionary […]

Connecting to place

September 20, 2017

Often I take refuge in the small park off the Bay Run, Rodd Point Park. I do feel a sense of calm when I enter it and continue to relax as I slump on the […]

Inner West Whispers — 307

August 23, 2017

Bye God! The Inner West is looking like a non-religious bunch, with statistics from the state government showing that most Inner West families are not religious. Taking the cake for least religious school in the […]

Mangroves and memories

August 23, 2017

The mangroves peeping up over the high tide looked like they were hanging on for dear life. It seemed that at any moment they could go under, and that would be their finale. But they […]

Latte Leftie #307

August 23, 2017

Latte Leftie belatedly weighs in on how secular liberal democracies throughout the West are a dead ringer for the Republic of Gilead   Dear LL – I’m confused as to why, unlike every other prominent […]

Inner West Whispers – 306

August 8, 2017

• Is craft beer in our future? The Labor candidate for mayor of the Inner West has announced a comprehensive plan to make the Inner West the national capital of craft brewing. Launching the Craft […]

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