Middle East


Interesting debate on Iran

Blog, Middle East

October 25, 2010

Iran brings out a lot of fervent debate at the best of times – this is no exception. As per usual, Robert Fisk gives a great analysis....

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US ignore torture claims

Blog, Middle East, USA

October 24, 2010

WikiLeaks has recently published some 400,000 secret US military documents outlining thousands of cases of abuse and torture – but an order from the Pentagon ensured US troops would ignore such claims and turn a blind eye. The paper trail doesn’t lie....

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Wall? What wall?

Blog, Middle East, Politics

September 22, 2010

Italian President, Silvio Berlusconi, somehow managed to miss the 650 kilometre wide, eight metre high wall that imprisons millions of Palestinians… Apparently he was too busy trying to think of what to say when meeting President of the Palestinian National Authority, Mahmoud Abbas. Too star struck to...

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Michael Ware: “Prisoner Of War”

Australia, Blog, Middle East

September 21, 2010

An incredible two part doco aired on Australian Story about Michael Ware – a fearless Australian journalist who has covered countless conflicts in some of the deadliest war zones… Watch it online at Australian Story: Part one: Click Here Part two: Click Here...

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Australia, Blog, Middle East, Pakistan

September 21, 2010

Tariq Ali will be peaking at “The Festival of Dangerous Ideas” this year along with a myriad of other speakers – it is a must for anyone with an inquisitive mind… WHAT WE CAN LEARN FROM TERRORISTS “Whatever else we might think about those labelled as terrorists, it is clear that...

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Screening of American Radical

Australia, Blog, Middle East, Projects

July 8, 2010

I recently attended and filmed the premiere screening of “American Radical: the trials of Norman Finkelstein” in Sydney. A fantastic documentary about an amazing individual. The event was hosted by Independent Australian Jewish Voices and the Coalition for Justice and Peace in Palestine on June...

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Live Sheep Export: Cruel, Ruining Local Industry and Exporting Jobs

Articles, Australia, Blog, Middle East

July 7, 2010

My following article regarding the live export trade from Australia to the Middle East was published today at the Window Dressers Arms – it was also re-published at The Daily Bludge, where it made headlines on the front page. Live export is not only cruelly exporting Australian animals; it is crippling...

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Live Export, It’s Just Cruel

Australia, Blog, Middle East, Projects

June 29, 2010

As part of my role as Consultant and Investigator for the WSPA Live export Campaign from 2009 to 2011, I spent a great deal of time documenting the conditions animals are subjected to as part of the trade. Below is a video I produced with WSPA regarding the live export trade. The content is from …...

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Mayor of Fremantle calls to end live export – Uganda bans it completely

Articles, Australia, Blog, Middle East

May 17, 2010

The following is my latest piece regarding the live export trade – it was published today on the Humane Chain website: By Reuben Brand Pressure is mounting for Australia to make a stand and put an end to live animal export as the Government of Uganda takes the lead and announces a total ban of …...

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Questioning Netanyahu

Blog, Middle East

May 13, 2010

When the going gets tough, the “tough” get going – Netanyahu makes a run for it when a journalist asks him a very pertinent question:...

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