Browsing All posts tagged under »militarism«

Jailed Egyptian blogger on hunger strike says ‘he is ready to die’

October 21, 2011


Maikel Nabil Sanad declares he would prefer suicide to being tried by military junta for criticising the army in his blog Jack Shenker, Tuesday 18 October 2011 19.28 BST Sanad has been on hunger strike for 57 days and is said to be in critical condition. An Egyptian blogger jailed for criticising the country’s […]

Egypt revolution followed by conflict between Christians and Muslims

May 15, 2011


After the idealism of February’s revolution, Egyptians are worried about sectarian conflicts wrecking their hopes of building a better nation. 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. […]

Women and Militarism

June 12, 2008


I’m so disappointed with the level of discussion in Australia about women in the armed forces. Tonight, I watched what is becoming a favourite program of mine on ABC TV: Q&A. Someone from the audience asked the panel –which included Defence Minister Joel Fitzgibbons–about Australian women being able to fight on the front-line in conflicts. […]