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Pakistan’s Dirty Laundry

Articles, Blog, Pakistan, Politics

July 4, 2009

My following article, “Pakistan’s dirty laundry” was published in Online Opinion – Australia’s leading journal for social and political debate. It also made an appearance at a lovely little place called Window Dresser’s Arms, Pig & Whistle The ongoing war with the...

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Pakistan: The black gold silk road

Articles, Blog, Politics, USA

May 13, 2009

My following article was published today in Online Opinion, Australia’s leading journal for social and political debate:   Whilst the US led war on terror persists with frantic fervour; the Iranian and Trans-Afghan pipelines become the new target in a proxy war for power. Writes Reuben Brand  ...

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Eyewitness to Pakistan Turmoil

Articles, Blog, Pakistan, Politics

March 24, 2009

My following piece was the lead story in today’s online edition of Eureka Street – it was then re-published in USA TODAY  and the Epoch Times, a leading Independent News Organisation with offices in 30 countries across five continents and published in 17 languages.   RAWALPINDI,...

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David and Goliath: Palestine and Israel

Articles, Middle East, Politics

January 22, 2009

The following article was published in Online Opinion on November 18, 2008 By Reuben Brand An Israeli think tank has publicised its concerns regarding the growth of Hamas both politically and militarily over the past three years. Hamas, since its humble beginnings as an offshoot of the The Muslim...

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The Truth Must Not Be Sanitised

Articles, Blog, Censorship, Middle East, News, Politics

January 19, 2009

The following article was published on ABC’s The Drum, one of Australia’s largest news, politics, opinion and analysis websites: With a war that has drawn distinct global lines between “the West and the rest”, journalists are now, more than ever, faced with the ethical dilemma of...

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The Democracy of Hypocrisy

Articles, Middle East, News, Politics, USA

December 17, 2008

The following article was published in Open Forum on November 04, 2008 then again in Online Opinion on December 15, 2008 Two rigged elections, 9/11, the hunt for Osama, Saddam’s WMDs, a pre-emptive strike and the war on terror. A b-grade Hollywood movie? Or the past eight years of Bush in the White...

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Pakistan, Taliban, Politics and the US

Articles, Blog, Middle East, News, Pakistan, Politics, USA

December 16, 2008

The following article was published in Open Forum on September 12, 2008: A very fragile political scenario emerged this week as the 13th President of Pakistan was sworn into office. A flailing congressional system now hangs in the balance amid tight speculation from opposition parties. Writes Reuben Brand....

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Freedom of Speech: Australia Remains Silent

Articles, Australia, Blog, Censorship, General, News

December 16, 2008

The following article was originally published in the Sydney City Hub Newspaper on October 13, 2008. It was then re-published in the FONAS Fine Arts Magazine – Summer Edition, 2008 By Reuben Brand In the wake of the Bill Henson fiasco that divided the nation, robust discussion on Australia’s...

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Art, Australia and Censorship

Articles, Australia, Blog, Censorship

December 16, 2008

The following article was published in Wed Diary on October 08, 2008: By Reuben Brand In the wake of the Bill Henson fiasco Australians have become divided in the debate over art vs. pornography and censorship vs. freedom of expression. Australia’s censorship laws came under tight scrutiny at an Arts...

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Armed Robbery in Newtown

Articles, Australia, Blog, General, News

August 31, 2008

The following article was published in the Sydney City Hub Newspaper on August 31, 2008: I was the first journalist on the scene and covered the story as the robbery took place. By Reuben Brand The manhunt continues for three armed men who fled empty handed after an attempted bank robbery in Newtown last...

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