Film Review: 1917 - A load of Codswallop

In January this year, Humphrey McQueen sent a Letter to the Editor for the Canberra Times who published his blistering criticism of the Film, 1917. It was published under the title, "A Silly Fable".
We republish it on the SoE website for our readers' consideration.

1917 PosterThe Editor

The Canberra Times

1917 is the greatest load of codswallop I can recall in a lifetime of movie-going. The script is improbable when it is not impossible.

Its premise is nicked from Gallipoli.

It would not be worth mentioning except that it won at the Golden Globes and in contention for the Oscars.

Not to waste more of everyone’s time than is necessary to expose this junk for what it is, I shall follow one thread.

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Global Day of Action No War on Iran – 25 January, Melbourne

The following Speech was given by Shirley Winton, a member of IPAN (Independent and Peaceful Australia Network)

No war on Iran MelbWe acknowledge we’re on the stolen lands of the Wurundjeri people, Kulin nation.  Sovereignty was never ceded – always was always will be Aboriginal land.   We pay our respects to First People’s elders past, present and emerging.

Across the world, hundreds of peace, anti-war and anti-imperialist people’s organisations are gathering today holding rallies in cities and towns demanding no US war on the people of the Middle East.

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No war on Iran rally in Melbourne

 Gurpreet SinghWorker Student Alliance member Gurpreet Singh speaks out against the US imperialist war in Iran. He calls for workers all around the world to unite against oppression and the profit-driven violence of the military-industrial complex.

"It is basically clear to me, that for the US and their imperialist mates that keep on bombing middle east countries - for bosses and capitalists - killing brown people and damaging the earth for oil is a profitable business, alright? It’s like Wu-tang said, right: “cash rules everything around me”. They’re doing all this for money; its capital that’s the problem here."

Click on picture to view a video on the WSA Facebook

 

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The Spirit of Eureka Committee was established in the lead up to the 150th anniversary of the Eureka Stockade in 2004, to give a strong and united voice to the current struggles of Australia’s working people.

The Spirit of Eureka draws on the continuity and relevance of this important event in the history of Australia to present day endeavours and struggles for justice, democracy and sovereignty.

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