Archives for October 2011

What Occupy Wall Street isn’t

We are encouraged nowadays to have a pitch. People are more easily dealt with via a schema. “What’s your name, and what do you stand for?” Without artifice I formulated one when I was about eight years old, by writing my name on the inside of my “Good News” Bible and by making and gluing […]

Afghanistan fingernail factories

If you’re feeling all patriotic after reading Kevin Rudd’s ‘Australia stands with Syrians fighting for freedom’ I don’t recommend you read the UNAMA report ‘Treatment of Conflict-Related Detainees in Afghan Custody’ that was released this week. The practices documented meet the international definition of torture. This war has dragged all of us through the mud […]