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Obama wants talks with Taliban

Blog, Middle East, Politics, USA

March 8, 2009

“Mr Obama told the New York Times that US forces in Iraq had persuaded some Islamic radicals alienated by the tactics of al-Qaeda to co-operate. He said there might be similar opportunities in Afghanistan, although the situation there was more complex.”...

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India initiated cricket attacks

Blog, News, Pakistan

March 4, 2009

The Pakistani Crime Investigation Department (CID) had warned the Punjab government on January 22, 2009 of an Indian plan to attack the Sri Lankan Cricket team during their visit to Pakistan.  But the warning fell on deaf ears.   “The CID, while referring to a source report, said this terrorist...

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Thats just not cricket!

Blog, Pakistan

March 3, 2009

How do you further destabilise and demoralise a country that is already in the crosshairs of international scrutiny? You take away their National Sport of course. Todays attack on the Sri Lankan Cricket team does nothing more than put another crack in the already fragile political landscape. The word on...

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PPP Rally in Rawalpindi

Blog, Pakistan

March 3, 2009

I found myself in the midst of a Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) rally today. “Roll, duck and cover” was never far from my mind as a dear friend phoned me to warn of another PPP protest that had just turned violent. Demonstrators converged, at the now shrine, where Benazir Bhutto was assassinated....

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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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Henson off the Hook

Australia, Blog, Politics

April 7, 2008

The following article was published in the Bondi View on June 13, 2008. By Reuben Brand Controversial photographer Bill Henson will not be charged over allegations of child pornography, as the NSW Director of Public Prosecutions informed police that there were no substantial grounds for convicting Mr Henson...

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