Metaphor or pretty picture? More on this later. Like, soon. Don’t worry As I approach the end of my – dare I say it – second post-graduation holiday, it’s becoming clear that the patience of everyone around me is wearing thin. Like a balding thirty-something in a club, it’s probably time to stop kidding myself. […]Read more "A Perfect Future"
I love democracy. Not for the reasons that most people do – ’cause it gives a voice to the oppressed, can force existing power structures to break down, stops wars etc etc – but because it creates some truly hilarious situations. Remember that one about the election in America in 2000? Al Gore was totally […]Read more "Watch out, Democracy! (Kenyatta’s gonna get ya)"
???Just stay out of trouble, yeah? Don???t let it catch up with you???. Those were the last words that a friend of mine said to me. For the past three months, I???ve volunteered with a London-based charity called Detention Action. They train people such a…Read more "Indefinite Detention – The tragedy you’ve never heard of #UK"
Let???s face it: North Korea is the gift that just keeps on giving. Oh, how we laughed when the North Korean team played in the World Cup and we caught a glimpse of their training sessions ??? weaving in and out of gym members at a local fitness centr…Read more "#NorthKorea – The dangerous global punchline"
Much like everybody else at LSE, I stayed up until 5am on Wednesday morning to watch Barack Obama win a second term in office. I rode the wave of joy and posted a well timed Facebook status to achieve a notification high score for the month, and m…Read more "#Obama’s victory was great, but we can’t stop pushing him to be more progressive"
Well, that was a given. Obama killed Bin Laden, Romney???s worried about Iran being 4 years closer to a nuclear weapon. Romney thinks that we should work with our friends (there are 46 to choose from apparently) to remove Assad, Obama says that???s ex…Read more "Third Obama / Romney debate – quick reactions #CNNdebate #US2012"
OK, cards on the table. I got lazy. I was going to post something last week, but then I got really into this TV show called Newsroom and I decided to focus all of my remaining attention on finally finishing Cloud Atlas. And then I was totally goin…Read more "Should the ???right to die??? be a human right? #humanrights"
I considered staying up last night to watch the first presidential debate of the election, but decided against it. I???d seen the huge backlash against Romney for his comments about the 47% on Twitter, and I???d seen his popularity tank in comparison …Read more "First Presidential Debate – Thoughts #Obama #Romney #US2012"
Syria has been embroiled in a humanitarian disaster for well over 18 months, with UN estimates putting the death toll in the region of 20,000. News reports such as this roll in so frequently that we cease to be shocked by the rampant destruction o…Read more "Is the cost of a resolution to the conflict in Syria the conceding of defeat to Iran over its nuclear program?"
– The leader of the British Chinese Project, Joseph Wu, organised a rally outside the Japanese embassy in Picadilly yesterday to express Chinese disapproval of the Japanese purchase of the disputed islands in East China Sea. The debate about ownership of the islands reaches back to the end of the 19th Century, during which time […]Read more "British Chinese rally against Japanese purchase of Senkaku / Diaoyu Islands"