Come the Revolution


Listen to a fascinating insider’s account of journalism and politics, as viewed through the eyes of someone who’s seen it all!

Journalist Alex Mitchell began his career in the cut-throat world of Sydney tabloids, and graduated to Fleet Street as an investigative reporter taking part in the exposure of Soviet double agent Kim Philby. Giving up his job to become editor of Britain’s Trotskyist daily, he entered a world of class struggle politics and national liberation movements. With fellow revolutionary Vanessa Redgrave, he travelled the US and the Middle East, meeting Saddam Hussein, Yasser Arafat and Muammar Gaddafi.

In Alex’s recently released memoir, Come the Revolution, he gives an enthralling account of life in newspapers, where he was unafraid to ask hard questions about the world and himself.

Join Alex as he and fellow journalist, Matthew Condon (Editor, The Courier-Mail QWeekend), share a conversation on media and politics that is compelling, exciting and rich with insights.

When: Tue 13 Dec 2011, 6:00 pm - 07:30 pm
Where: slq Auditorium 1, level 2

Contact State Library Queensland for more information regarding Come the Revolution.