Like the never-ending war on terror, the drugs war is a multi-billion-dollar industry that won’t go down without a fight. Its direct results have included mass incarceration in the US, extreme violence in different parts of the world, the backing of dictatorships, and surging drug addiction globally. Author, writer and filmmaker Antony Loewenstein is a Jerusalem-based Australian journalist who has written for The New York Times, The Guardian, the BBC, The Washington Post, Huffington Post, and many others. Pills, Powder, and Smoke investigates the individuals, officials, activists, victims, DEA agents, and traffickers caught up in this deadly war.
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Two special non-fiction author encounters to whet your appetite ahead of Word for Word festival in November. www.wordforwordfestival.com.au
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In 1803, a convict called William Buckley fled an embryonic settlement in the land of the Kulin nation, to take his chances in the wilderness. For 32 years, Buckley lived as a Wadawurrung man, learning his adopted tribe's language, skills and methods of survival. The outside world finally caught up with Buckley in 1835, after John Batman, a bounty hunter from Van Diemen's Land, arrived.
The son of one of Australia’s best known storytellers, Bryce Courtenay, Adam Courtenay is a Sydney based writer and journalist and the bestselling author of The Ship That Never Was.
This event is being held in recognition of Reconciliation Week 2020.
Wednesday, 27 May 2020 - 7:30pm to 8:30pm