September 24, 2013 Burning Man is “an annual experiment in temporary community dedicated to radical self- expression and radical self-reliance.” For those that do not know, it is a weeklong event help in the Black Rock desert of Nevada, whereby participants set up camp for a week to participate in workshops and activities organized by… Read More Sexual Safety at Burning Man: There is still work to be done
In this age of YouTube sensations and the surprisingly ubiquitous “I’ll meet you on Facebook,” it can’t come as much of a surprise when social media, our contemporary public forum, crosses paths with the original public form, politics. When it comes to advocacy and activism, we have laid down our picket signs in favour of… Read More #BONY2012: MOURNING THE LOSS OF SANITY IN THE AGE OF SOCIAL MEDIA
The treatment of Australia’s ‘Boat people’ is currently a hot topic in the national media. Should Australia be taking refugees? Can we handle more refugees? Will we be overrun by an ‘Asian invasion’? What do we do with people who arrive without visas? The solution to this trumped-up paranoia is detention. About 50,000 people overstay… Read More Allowing Refugees, Migrants and Asylum Seekers to RISE
My blog about daily life in Melbourne, Australia from January to July 2012.
My blog about daily life in London, UK from April 2010 to July 2010.