Category News / Politics

Kony 2012 and The Social Seduction of Now

I couldn’t help but chuckle to myself when I first saw this photograph a few days ago.  It was taken by American photo-journalist Glenna Gordon who at the time was covering (on assignment with AP) the peace talks between the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) and the Ugandan government on the Sudan-Congo border.  During one particular […]

Happy Birthday Desmond Tutu, You Punk You

I once stood next to Archbishop Desmond Tutu and his presence as a towering force to be reckoned with was impossible to deny.  Of course this may have been due to the fact that I was posing for a photograph at Nobel Square at the V&A Waterfront in Cape Town, where Tutu’s larger-than-life bronze sculpture […]

Palestine: To Be Or Not To Be?

On the 23rd of September at this year’s General Assembly in New York, Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas submitted a formal request for Palestinian state recognition and full United Nations membership along the June 1967 borders (see map below) with East Jerusalem as capital.  Abbas’ speech was met with resounding applause and even a decent standing […]