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Egypt - A Reader’s Guide
How times change. Twenty years ago, when the Iron Curtain came tumbling down, readers in Australia observed the historical events through the prism of the Australian media. As some 2 million Cairenes gather in Tahrir Square chanting (according to Al Jazeera) ‘Irhal!’, or ‘Leave!’, onlookers from around the world are observing events from their computer screens. Here are some shortcuts for those wanting to…
Better Off Dead
5 The keys to life and death in someone else’s hands: the Netherlands, part 1
Spotlight on Fatima Bhutto
The Bhutto family is, in the words of George Negus, “one of the world’s most amazing political dynasties”. The ubiquity of the Bhutto name in Pakistani politics - like that of the Gandhi name in neighbouring India - has a fateful quality to it: born into politics, its most prominent members have given their lives to politics. And with the recent assassination of Osama…
For Everything Else There’s MasterCard: Anonymous & 21st-Century Hacktivism
This is an extract of a forthcoming essay by Gillian Terzis to be published in issue six of Kill Your Darlings, available in July.
Recently Anonymous, a decentralised collective of hackers and activists, has been everywhere – getting headlines for crashing the websites of governments and corporations alike – but also nowhere. Like an insouciant wart on the foot of institutional power, Anonymous…
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