China got your tongue?

The Leak of Document No. 9: China’s culture of journalistic silence will yield to a culture of digital infinity and possibility   “Fundamental Rights” for citizens, freedom of speech, and freedom of the press – these are all included in the Constitution of the People’s Republic of China. After all, a government cannot claim a…


The Rise of ISIL: Part II

The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), alternatively called the Islamic State, ISIS or Daesh, declared the establishment of a Caliphate in northern Iraq on June 29, 2014 after a series of rapid military advances in northern Iraq and Syria. The pseudo-caliphate continues to be led by its self-declared emir, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi,…


The Rise of ISIL: Part I

British PM David Cameron recently described ISIL as a ‘desperate’ organisation ‘that’s losing territory’ and ‘losing ground.’ Let’s take a look at this organisation and where it all began…   Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), also referred to as Islamic State, Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), or by the Arabic acronym Daesh,…


Yağmur Al Sharif

      Yağmur Al Sharif is a war photographer, activist and mother of one. Through her photography, she captures the complexities of war and shines light onto the disrupted human routine that it produces. By entering conflict zones and refugee camps, her photography provides a unique perspective of the individual impact of war. Our…


Universal Basic Income… Finland’s doing it

Universal Basic Income is a concept being pushed by many people and organisations, particularly those working on the ground, or ‘grass-roots’ level, touting it as a band-aid to many of the problems they are working so hard to relieve. UBI was conceived with the understanding that our economic system explicitly denies sustenance to those who…


Australia the racist country.

The death of Miss Dhu at the South Headland police station in August of last year highlights the significant racism still entrenched in Australian society. Ms Dhu suffered cardiac arrest due to pneumonia, septicaemia and complications from a previous rib fracture. Her imprisonment was in relation to unpaid fines amounting $3600. Miss Dhu was hospitalised…


The problem with a flag

The complexities of the factors which tend to propel nations into civil war are no less present in the one fought between northern and southern states of America. The causes may be simplified, perhaps oversimplified to the point of mythologizing the narrative associated with the path to conflict. The American Civil war is alleged by one school of thought to…

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