Tag Archives: politics

From 1947 to 2015, Jinnah to Khan

From 1947 to 2015, Jinnah to Khan

“It was 11:59pm on the evening of 13th August 1947 when I heard the news broadcast, spoken by Mustafa Ali Hamdani, that Pakistan had been declared an independent state. It was great success for Muslims of the subcontinent, as we had finally achieved our own independent country. I was waiting for this news for aContinue Reading

522 years of rebellion (522 años de rebelion)

522 years of rebellion (522 años de rebelion)

[ENGLISH + ESPAÑOL] For many outsiders, Mexico is the exotic land of their dreams, a paradise where one is surrounded by delicious street food, margaritas and hot salsa dancing. Sure, it has its problems – insecurity, corruption and the drug cartels – but to the western eye, that just makes it even more exhilarating. BeingContinue Reading

Article 39 (Artículo 39)

Article 39 (Artículo 39)

[ENGLISH + ESPAÑOL] On the eve of the commemoration of the anniversary of the Constitution of the United Mexican States, it’s worth taking a close look at and analyzing just how obsolete this post revolutionary document has become. This document was supposed to help Mexico become a ‘civilised’ society, yet now fills many with doubt. RecentContinue Reading

Vagoneros protesting at Tacubaya Metro station

Vagoneros protesting at Tacubaya Metro station

[ENGLISH + ESPAÑOL] On any given afternoon in a city populated by almost 9 million people, all kinds of stories are being generated, and they all form part of the abundant society that these people comprise. The daily grind almost dictates an instructional routine on how to get to work, home, school or any place ofContinue Reading

Michoacan riots

Michoacan riots

[ENGLISH + ESPAÑOL] Today, Mexico is enveloped in a wave of violence not seen since the Mexican Revolution (1910). Murders, kidnappings, decapitations and extortion have become everyday occurrences in many townships all across the country. The corrupt government and organized crime have led the nation down the darkest and most tragic path in the historyContinue Reading

The Opera House and Aung San Suu Kyi

The Opera House and Aung San Suu Kyi

Many small Australian towns find it necessary to rally around a novelty architectural icon for the purposes of tourism.  Often taking the form of a giant replica of something abundant in the region, these structures are prefaced by ‘The Big…’, and examples include ‘The Big Pineapple’, ‘The Big Banana’, ‘The Big Beer Can’, ‘The BigContinue Reading

All aboard the Rob Ford Reality Tour

All aboard the Rob Ford Reality Tour

Our wonderful city of Toronto has been somewhat of a laughing-stock lately on account of our jolly, plus-sized mayor finally admitting, after months of rumours, to smoking crack…although he can’t be sure because he was in a “drunken stupor”. Yes, you’ve all been made aware of the foibles of Mayor Rob Ford (not to beContinue Reading

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