So long and thanks for all the fish
By Kim on March 11, 2013
I’ll take as my text today a contribution from Helen Razer to the discussion about the impact, effectiveness and value of Destroy the Joint. It’s provoked a lot of debate on Twitter and in the femosphere.
By Mark Bahnisch on July 31, 2011
Writing at Open Democracy, Sara Silvestri makes an excellent argument about the massacres in Norway, and how we should act to avoid their repetition.
By tigtog on May 14, 2010
We’ve been asked to put up a thread to discuss the violence and political uncertainty currently destabilising life in Bangkok and the economy of Thailand as a whole.
By Mark Bahnisch on January 6, 2010
The tragic murder of Nitin Garg has revived debate about violence against Indian students in Australia, spilling over into a range of statements at Ministerial level in both countries. I think there is no doubt that hate crimes occur in […]
By Kim on January 27, 2009
What’s with this? In the Sydney suburb of Manly, hundreds of youths draped in “Aussie pride” livery wore slogans declaring “f–k off we’re full” as they smashed car windows and ran up the famous Corso targeting non-white shop keepers. A […]
By Mark Bahnisch on January 19, 2009
Discussion on a previous thread on the Israeli/Gaza conflict can be continued on this one. Linking again to the latest from Open Democracy, I thought both Paul Rogers on Israel’s exhausted strategic doctrine and Khaled Hroub on whether the Israeli […]
By Mark Bahnisch on January 13, 2009
It’s probably time to continue the Gaza conversation on another thread. A discussion starter might be to link to some interesting thoughts from Daniel Levy, who for mine is one of the clearest thinkers about the whole morass of Israeli-Palestinian […]
By Mark Bahnisch on January 8, 2009
This post provides space for a continuation of the discussion on the previous thread about the Israeli attacks on Gaza. As a discussion starter, there’s a wealth of interesting commentary at Open Democracy. Paul Rogers looks at the current situation […]
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By Mark Bahnisch on January 5, 2009
Since the previous thread on the Israeli attacks on Gaza was becoming unwieldy with 425 comments to scroll through, and several commenters requested a new thread, comments are continued on this thread from here. Update: A new post on the […]
By Mark Bahnisch on December 29, 2008
Hilzoy has something pointed to say about the “pornography of destruction” engulfing the Gaza strip and adjacent areas of Israel: One of the many things that makes the Israeli/Palestinian conflict so utterly dispiriting is that it’s impossible to think of […]
By dk.au on September 2, 2008
The old days of Press Release Policing are looking decidedly numbered. No longer can you just get some coppers and cameras together on the 6pm news unleashing a bit of the ultraviolence in an effort to scare the kids and […]