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Why aren’t there more Asian faces on Australian screens?

September 2, 2012

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  2 August 2012, 4.49pm AEST Sky Crompton, Post Graduate Research Candidate at RMIT University http://theconversation.edu.au/why-arent-there-more-asian-faces-on-australian-screens-6117 Being an Asian in Australia today is very different from ten years ago, especially when it comes to Australian television. Over the past 12-18 months advertising campaigns for a range of high profile brands have featured more Asian characters, […]

Egypt’s naked blogger is a bomb aimed at the patriarchs in our minds | Mona Eltahawy

November 20, 2011

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View this story on the Guardian Comment is free By posing naked, Aliaa Mahdy has brilliantly challenged the misogyny and sexual hypocrisy of Egypt’s leaders Mona Eltahawy · 18/11/2011 · guardian.co.uk The blog of 20-year-old Egyptian blogger Aliaa Mahdy Photograph: Aliaa Mahdy When a woman is the sum total of her headscarf and hymen – […]

Demand the release of Maikel Nabil Sanad – Amnesty International Australia

October 14, 2011

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Demand the release of Maikel Nabil Sanad – Amnesty International Australia.

Flytilla Activists deported from Israel

July 10, 2011

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  The unmitigated gall of the state of Israel in harassing protesters, denying left wing journalists from reporting on its actions inside the country, is only surpassed by the  willingness of airlines to prevent paying passengers from reaching their destination in Israel on the say so of the apartheid state.

Cosmetics firm LUSH endorses “Freedom for Palestine”

June 5, 2011

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Submitted by Ali Abunimah on Sat, 06/04/2011 – 14:02 The UK-based international cosmetics firm LUSH has endorsed a single aimed at raising awareness of the struggle for human rights in Palestine. In an appeal in the “Ethical Campaigns” section on its website, the company says: This month we have the exciting opportunity to help secure a […]

The Copts of today: Escaping the Church’s patronage

May 20, 2011

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Lina Attalah Thu, 19/05/2011 – 18:05 http://www.almasryalyoum.com/en/node/444129 Photographed by AFP The Egyptian television building at Maspero on the Nile corniche has looked nothing short of a street-based church for the past 12 days. Posters of Jesus Christ and the Virgin Mary are hung on ropes from one end of the street to the other. Christian […]

Egypt revolution followed by conflict between Christians and Muslims

May 15, 2011

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After the idealism of February’s revolution, Egyptians are worried about sectarian conflicts wrecking their hopes of building a better nation. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/africaandindianocean/egypt/8513930/Egypt-revolution-followed-by-conflict-between-Christians-and-Muslims.html Coptic Christians chant slogans as they protest the recent attacks on Christians and churches in Egypt. Photo: AP By Richard Spencer, Cairo 7:06PM BST 14 May 2011 Two families, two bereavements, two narrow streets apart. […]