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Posts from the ‘In the News’ Category

On the Kony-Hate Campaign

The White Savior Industrial Complex is not about justice. It is about having a big emotional experience that validates privilege ~ Teju Cole

I've been thinking alot about, but haven't had a chance to fully articulate, why this KONY-hate campaign bothers me so greatly.

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Frankenstein Science: The Creation of the Warrior Gene

It may seem a stretch linking Shelley's Frankenstein to an exploration of 'the warrior gene' 5 years on, nevertheless the links are clear and unmistakable...

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Out of a liberal’s Africa

Misinformation about Africa has become a growth industry in the West.
~ Ama Biney

I think I need a new category called 'pissed off' pieces. Cos every now and then I stumble across an article that makes me so mad I just want to hurl fury and insults...

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Occupy Wall Street & Tame Iti: The power of the image

Don't panic! Tame Iti isn't occupying Wall Street (unless Wall St have their sights on te Urewera for some sort of mining project, wouldn't surprise me) - there's a method to my madness...

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Occupy Wall Street: The power of police

Brief thought: Earlier this year a colleague was describing a visit to the Australian Embassy in Wellington to renew a passport. She had been shocked to find a significant police presence in the surrounding streets to the embassy until she realised that the Australian Prime Minister was visiting. Still, I had to wonder...

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The Opiate of Hope

I loved the Shawshank Redemption. Its on my list of all-time favourite movies. There is enough inspiration in its themes of redemption, loyalty, and integrity-in-the face-of-corruption, to satisfy a consummate dreamer like myself through numerous sittings...

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Young, damaged gangsters like child soldiers, says MP

Its a bastard when you're trying to write a post on how media re-presentations of black/brown males draw on, circulate and actually create a vital figure in the public imagination - the angry black man...

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