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Saying NO to the Shock Doctrine

Saying NO to the Shock Doctrine

15 Jun, '170 Comments

My friend Doug Doulton shared this on his Facebook timeline:   In it, Naomi Klein states: Shock. It’s a word that has come up a lot since November— for obvious reasons. I’ve spent a lot of time thinking about shock. Ten years ago, I published “The Shock Doctrine,” an investigation that spanned four decades from […]

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Twitter, or the Olive Branch

Twitter, or the Olive Branch

10 Feb, '111 Comment

Much has been said already about the effect of Social Media in mobilising the youth to grab what hitherto have been intractable and untouchable situations and catapulting them into world view, gaining tremendous moral support from the resulting wave of sympathisers and effecting real change, as has already happened in both Tunisia and Egypt. Twitter […]

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The dichotomy of American foreign policy

The dichotomy of American foreign policy

15 Aug, '08106 Comments

I was aghast when I heard Mr. Bush vehemently threatening Russia since the Georgian invasion and I simply couldn’t but draw parallels at the actions that he took in both Afghanistan and Iraq. US President George W Bush has accused Russia of “bullying and intimidation” in its military actions inside Georgia. Mr Bush demanded that […]

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Obama’s Middle East

Obama’s Middle East

7 Jun, '08108 Comments

It doesn’t surprise me at all to hear Obama’s unreserved support of Israel, delivered in his speech at the pro-Israel AIPAC lobby. I expected it in fact, maybe to demonstrate his disconnection from the background and descent that dogged him in his campaign. I suppose this will now intensify even more now that he has […]

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Pangea Day

Pangea Day

10 May, '084 Comments

Pangea Day is a global event bringing the world together through film. Why? In a world where people are often divided by borders, difference, and conflict, it’s easy to lose sight of what we all have in common. Pangea Day seeks to overcome that – to help people see themselves in others – through the […]

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