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More incursions, more troops, more money?

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

December 22, 2008

As the US continue to bomb parts of Pakistan and wage asymmetric warfare in the border regions, an additional 30,000 US troops are to be deployed to Afghanistan by mid 2009. The increase in military might, according to the US commander in Afghanistan, General David McKiernan, is to combat the swell of...

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US Riding the World

Blog, Illustration, Middle East, Pakistan, Politics, USA

December 17, 2008

The following cartoon “US Riding the World” was selected for heat eight of the inaugural New Matilda Political Cartoon Competition.    ...

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US Foreign Policy

Australia, Blog, Illustration, Middle East, Politics, USA

December 17, 2008

The following image is a ceramic plate I painted and donated to the annual National Art School’s FONAS Charity Plate Show – A one night only auction with over 150 handmade plates painted by eminent artists and public figures....

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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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Art in the Heart of the Junction

Australia, Blog

December 16, 2008

The following article was published in the Bondi View Newspaper on July 28, 2008: Art in the heart of the Junction By Reuben Brand Waverley Council has plans for a new public artwork in the heart of Bondi Junction, and is calling on local artists to pick up their paintbrushes. The new project calls for...

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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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Poultry Parable for Homeless Youth

Australia, Blog, General, Illustration

August 12, 2008

The following cartoon was published in Eureka Street on August 12, 2008 alongside an article by John Honner about the state of Australia’s homeless youth: “There’s much fear around. I’m generally concerned that the sky may fall in. I’m personally troubled that my super fund is...

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Forum Rejects Call for Arts Watchdog

Art & Design, Articles, Australia, Blog

August 7, 2008

The following article was published in the Sydney City Hub Newspaper on June 19, 2008 By Reuben Brand Australia’s censorship laws came under tight scrutiny at an Arts Censorship Forum convened after the recent furore surrounding artist Bill Henson’s latest exhibition. Hetty Johnston, executive director...

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