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Aloha Obama…? And silence is his stern reply

Blog, Middle East, Politics, USA

December 31, 2008

US president-elect, Barack Obama, has remained silent amid mounting pressure for him to speak out against the latest Israeli strikes against Palestine. Israel’s unrelenting assault on Gaza has left over 300 people dead, and some are calling Obama’s silence a form of complicity. “Obama has...

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Pakistan/India conflict

Blog, News, Pakistan, Politics

December 31, 2008

According to Pak Alert Press agents from India’s foreign intelligence agency have been working in the Federally Administered Tribal Area’s (FATA) of Pakistan under the guise of diplomats and embassy officials in an attempt to destabilise the region....

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“Israel no victim”

Blog, Middle East, News, Politics

December 31, 2008

Yesterday, Vic Alhadeff, posted an article on ABC Unleashed excusing Israel’s flagrant disregard for human life, and justifying their latest actions by portraying Israel as the victims of a terrible onslaught by Hamas: “Backed by Iran, Hamas’ widespread and systematic attacks against Israel...

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Pakistan on High Alert

Blog, News, Pakistan, Politics

December 24, 2008

Pakistan’s military is now in a state of high alert, as a possible attack by India becomes more probable. Blogger, writer and close friend, Danielle Ali Shah, who now lives in Pakistan, informed me today that it is “Looking like a war will erupt here at any minute – We have had war planes...

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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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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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Tax Cuts

Art & Design, Australia, Illustration, Politics

August 7, 2008

The following cartoon was published in Eureka Street on June 03, 2008 alongside an article by Brian Lawrence regarding the Rudd Government’s stance on fair pay and tax cuts. “To the surprise of many, the Rudd Government has followed the lead of the Howard Government in 2006 and 2007 and has not...

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