Uli Schmetzer's Books
How the Chinese
conquered Southeast Asia
and target Europe
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When two Americans raised their fists in the
Black Power salute in 1968 no one paid much
attention to the third man. After all he had not
raised his own fist though pinned to his chest
was a button demanding equal rights for all
mankind no matter what their color or creed.
The button-badge would become the cross
Peter Norman carried for the rest of his life.
His country, Australia, neither redeemed him
nor officially recognized he had not acted
against the spirit but in the spirit of the
Olympic Games. Australia's greatest sprinter
was never allowed to run in another
A FORGOTTEN HERO
The Lama's Lover and
The Children of Si-Tho
by Uli Schmetzer
Rookie reporter Serge Dunlov and his photographer friend Thad Morton
are assigned to find the American anthropologist who sparked the
Mushroom Rush in the 1960s when he found and wrote about Maria
Sabina, the high priestess of the magic mushroom cult in Mexico's Sierra
Mazatec. The anthropologist has disappeared. The mission quickly turns
into a brutal encounter with local officials. The two young men become
involved in the indigenous struggle for respect and equal rights. They
climb the mountain to 'trip' with Maria Sabina. The backdrop to their
adventure is the invasion of the Sierra Mazatec by American hippies and
dropouts searching for new drug experiences, new idols after being
disillusioned by the inhumanity of the Vietnam War and the failure and
flaws of world communism.
The Honorable Hack: A
Paperback – 20 May 2018
by Uli Schmetzer
Foreign Correspondent Serge Dunlov, first
introduced by Schmetzer in The Children
of Si-tho, is back. This time he is deep in
Latin America's Dirty Wars.
Queensland Triennale of Contemporary Art in
the Pacific and Asia
Brisbane, Australia, January 18, 2019 – In a country
notorious for avoiding criticism of its neighbour nations, no
matter how bad their behaviour, the Queensland Triennale
of Contemporary Art in the Pacific and Asia has shown
once again art can be and should be above official policy.
THE WORLD’s MOST FEMINIST NATION
Reykjevic, June 14 - On this island nation
where continental tectonic plates crashed
into each other millions of years ago and
dormant volcanoes rise like pimples on
the skyline, eruptions are common not
only among the six still active volcanoes
but among a society branded “the most
feminist nation in the world." Read...
MOVIES CAN ACCUSE
Venice, September 8, 2019 – The winner of the annual Venice Film Festival
always leaves regret for those who should have won hadit not been for
some alleged sin committed in
the past or a statement that did not please a foreign jury usually selected
for its moderate views on politics and which tendsto give awards in tune
with current trends.
DIVIDED KOREA: The Old and the Young.
BUSAN, Korea, November 1, 2019 - During the daytime this city
in the far south of South Korea resembles an Old Age
colony located in a country partitioned by the East-West
conflict, a country with a history of people flagellated for
generations by Japanese invasions, wars and the
brutality of their own homegrown dictators. Read...