Meet Miream

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Miream Salameh Meet the incredibly talented Melbourne artist, Miream Salameh. This vibrant young woman was recently asked to exhibit her work at the Victorian College of the Arts by the Marxism Conference Organisers.  A Syrian refugee who has been living in Australia for three years, Miream uses her art as…

War dogs: the truth about war…in a comic way

The comedy proves a good segue into the world of the global arms trade Wars have long been geopolitical and financial whether or not they’re fought on the ground by those whose desire may be of ‘purer’ heart. This tale about a couple of 20-something opportunists scoring million-dollar contracts with the United States army is based on the… Read More War dogs: the truth about war…in a comic way

Indian photographer captures story of same-sex couple beautifully

Section 377 of Indian Penal Code – which came into force over 150 years ago – says: Whoever voluntarily has carnal inter­course against the order of nature with any man, woman or animal shall be punished with imprisonment for life or with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to 10 years,… Read More Indian photographer captures story of same-sex couple beautifully

The death of Morocco’s fishmonger proves people have not forgotten the power of collective action

This is a short post, a more analytical one will appear once my thesis is handed in! Not to mention it will include a more detailed historical account. It’s the trigger that often starts revolutions, the oppressed figure of the common man. On a Friday night in a northern port city called Al Hoceima, Mouhcine Fikri,… Read More The death of Morocco’s fishmonger proves people have not forgotten the power of collective action

Mergouza is the latest town to be hit by the rising street art scene in Morocco

Well-known street artist El Mac has brought more life to the streets of popular Moroccan desert towns after spending a few weeks in the country in June 2016. El Mac was part of the Igloo Hong project and spent a couple weeks in Merzouga and Agdz, to paint some small murals with an all star team of artists including David… Read More Mergouza is the latest town to be hit by the rising street art scene in Morocco

Canberra cafe barista refuses to serve Indigenous man on father’s day

A barista at Hudsons Coffee has allegedly refused to serve an Aboriginal man at Canberra Airport, says journalist Amy McQuire. The barista was asked two times to make the coffee, once by the man he refused to serve, who is also McQuire’s father. The barista, known as “Troy”,  instead proceeded to serve the white people… Read More Canberra cafe barista refuses to serve Indigenous man on father’s day

The Islamisation of radicalism and the glamour of violence

By Dr Rachel Bloul Western societies seem to have discovered with a revulsion mixed with (feigned?) surprise the fact that some of its Muslim youth are not only attracted to, but participating in, Daesh [also known as ISIS] terrorism, willing to commit suicide bombing and to kill ‘innocent civilians’. Explanations usually borrow from two theories… Read More The Islamisation of radicalism and the glamour of violence