U.S. Police Have Killed 997 People So Far this Year

The killing of Mike Brown was not an exception, it was a pattern.

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What I learnt from volunteering at the Brisbane G20 Protests

Guest post by Yasbelle Kerkow The G20 summit hit Brisbane this weekend drawing a great deal of international attention to an otherwise unassuming city. The G20 People’s March on Saturday, the biggest of all the protests, was a collaborative effort between 13 community groups. The march attracted around 1500 attendees who all braved the 40°C [...]

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The Deep Web Could Make Human Smuggling Safer

  In July, while traveling in Moldova (two days after I was arrested in Transniestria) I had coffee with a stranger. We discussed lots of things, and the sum of the parts got me thinking about something new: Could new technologies be used add accountability to illegal migration contracts? I did enough research to convince [...]

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Sometimes I Get Arrested

I’ve published accounts of three different arrests, on three different continents, in three different publications. That seems worth celebrating.

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Illegal

This is the prologue to my book-in-progress “Illegal.” It will be published in the 2014 UEA MA Creative Writing Anthology, out this week.

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Inside The Hong Kong Protests

I’m an outsider – perhaps even perceived as one of those crazy westerners trying to impose my will on the people of Hong Kong

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War, All Of The Time

When I walk into supermarkets I usually stop in front of the newspapers for a minute to read the headlines. This week, I saw one that seemed unusually candid: Prime Minister Asks Parliament To Forget Past, Vote For War. There are some major differences between invading Iraq in 2003 and 2014. It seems that now [...]

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