Reuben Brand
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Syria is at it again…

Blog, Middle East

September 8, 2011

“Seven people killed in tank-backed raid a day after 2,000 people gathered for anti-regime protests, activists say.”...

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Syria… What are you doing?

Blog, Middle East

August 29, 2011

Thousands are missing and thousands are dead, as Syrians continue to struggle for freedom. The following videos show the Syrian military torturing and abusing civilians accused of demonstrating. This man was is being forced to say “There is no god but Bashar” (the president) and “There is...

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World Press Photo Exhibition

Blog, News

July 13, 2011

I went to see the World Press Photo Exhibition last night at the State Library of NSW in Sydney – an incredible display of very powerful images. They say a picture is worth a thousand words –  if the walls of that exhibition could speak they would be sobbing. Jodi Bieber’s portrait was...

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Human Rights Watch calls for Bush Administraion to be tried for torture

Blog, USA

July 13, 2011

Related links: Human Rights Watch Democracy Now!...

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The human cost to the Syrian uprising

Blog, Middle East, News

May 30, 2011

A friend in Damascus recently sent me an email containing video evidence of civilians being shot and killed in Syria as the regime cracks down on protesters. Some scenes are graphic. The videos were titled in Arabic, so I have roughly translated them (excuse my basic Arabic skills): قتل النساء في...

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Death of innocence in Syrian uprising

Blog, Middle East

May 30, 2011

As the Syrian uprising grows momentum, so does the backlash from the Government. It has been reported that Hamza Alkhateeb, a young 13 year old boy, who had joined his family in a peaceful march in the city of Deraa to break the police siege where civilians had been randomly killed by security forces, was...

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Osama: A Death Marred by Mistruths

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

May 30, 2011

My latest piece regarding the death of Osama bin Laden – published on May 6 at the Window Dresser’s Arms: “USA! USA! USA!” echoed through the streets of New York City, as thousands of people, adorned with American flags, placards and slogans, congregated at Ground Zero to celebrate...

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Shot dead: Salman Taseer, Governor of the Punjab

Blog, News, Pakistan

January 4, 2011

I was speaking with friend and fellow writer Danielle Ali Shah, in Pakistan a moment ago when her phone rang – “Just found out that there was firing in Kohsar Market” she relayed to me over Skype. “The Governor of the Punjab… he is dead.” This is yet another set back for...

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Geert Wilders: The face of fascism and Islamophobia

Blog, Politics

November 19, 2010

Max Blumenthal beautifully articulates the rise of Geert Wilders in his latest article “The Return of Ghosts: Debating the rise of Geert Wilders and the far-right at the Nexus Symposium.” “With his gathering influence, Wilders has essentially placed the Dutch coalition government in a...

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