AAP photo By Binoy Kampmark The global populist fever is catching. Put the nation first before all else, patria before sense. Make America Great Again. One Nation before any other. Australia has been a fairly non-responsive patient to that effect, keeping its symptoms to the rural fringes of the country, or the more bitter […]
Posts Tagged ‘Racism’
AAP photo By Rupen Savoulian One Nation, the anti-immigrant ultra-right wing political party, has made a huge comeback into Australian politics in the wake of the July 2 2016 federal election. This requires a number of observations to explain its rise, the underlying factors for its reemergence into national prominence, and its impact on […]
AFP photo By Ogunniyi Abayomi At my residence in Lagos, Nigeria, I tuned to the CNN cable network news and observed the tedious and enraging political battle between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton for the American presidential election.
Alessandro Garofalo/Reuters By Ahmed Tharwat Now it is real folks, it is written, the Donald will be our next and 45th President. The joke is now on us however, and he is the only one laughing.
Eric Thayer By Sami Jamil Jadallah Dear Mr. Trump, First, let me congratulate you on your election and I have to admit, for a non-politician you did a hell of job understanding and speaking the language of Main Street America, which sad to say has been neglected by America’s political elite, Democrats and […]
Rodger Bosch/AFP By Rupen Savoulian In October of this year, a statue of Mahatma Gandhi was removed from the grounds of the University of Ghana, only a few months after it had been erected there as a presentation from the visiting Indian President, Pranab Mukherjee.
Chamila Karunaratne/AP By Thambu Kanagasabai The ‘Eluga Tamil’ rallies held in Jaffna on September 24, 2016 received an overwhelming response and ended with astonishing success beyond the expectations of many, belying the pessimists.
Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP By Rupen Savoulian The quarterback for the San Francisco 49ers, Colin Kaepernick, refused to stand for the American national anthem prior to the commencement of an NFL game. Why should this small act of defiance generate so much controversy and debate?
Jamel Shabazz By Ogunniyi Abayomi As the black race, we are observed to be individuals of vigour and strength over the mental capability to study and succeed in our intellectual endeavours.
By Michael Marrotti My miserable boss, who wasn’t keen on hygiene, pushed it too far on that Monday night. He was screaming at me over trivial issues, like how to dispose of the garbage correctly.
Adeola Olagunju By Ogunniyi Abayomi History reiterates the consciousness and belief of the human race as a species of flesh, blood and water over the assertion of a superior race, religion and ideology that disrupts our society.
Lee Friedlander By Ken Allan Dronsfield
Marius Tudor By Ogunniyi Abayomi Polemic, controversial and diverse are words embedded with these terms that arouse the act of instability across a filthy world.
Timothy A Clary/AFP By Sabena Siddiqi Donald Trump is quite a well-known personality around the world, even before his election campaign most people would have identified him as the host of the NBC show ‘The Apprentice’. Last year he resigned from his contract at NBC to start an election campaign. Having no great achievement to his […]
By Rupen Savoulian Nicholas Miklouho-Maclay (1846-1888) was a Russian anthropologist, biologist and explorer who lived and worked in Sydney, NSW for a total of nine years, establishing himself as a respected member of the NSW scientific community.
By Cynthia M. Lardner Deep-seated hatreds, prejudices and inequities as to African-Americans have divided America since the days of slavery. The United States has never accepted responsibility and atoned for the vestiges of slavery, with prejudice and the disparate treatment of African Americans continuing to this very day despite civil rights legislation dating back to […]
By Joe Khamisi I get furiously disgusted when I hear people using the term “Third World” in reference to poor, less developed countries like mine. This is a term peddled loosely by toms, dicks, and harrys in the so-called “developed” countries to despise, insult, and degrade young nations in Africa, Asia, and Latin America, that are […]
By Ahmed Tharwat The Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump should be careful what he wishes for. Vitriolic Trump claimed that Muslims in America don’t just assimilate enough, almost none he claimed. “Assimilation has been very hard. It’s almost, I won’t say nonexistent, but it gets to be pretty close. And I’m talking about second and […]
EPA photo By Rupen Savoulian The Washington Post published an article in mid-October 2015, stating that the American government’s Department of Justice (DOJ) is finally redressing the growing terrorism problem inside the United States – no, not the much-hyped and exaggerated threat from the Islamist camp, but the real and growing menace of ultra-right […]
Bettman / Corbis By Sami Jamil Jadallah Muhammad Ali, in life and in his death, united all of us, Christians, Jews, Muslims, Hindus, Native Americans, Atheists; he was America, a beautiful America as much as he was “beautiful”.
By Rupen Savoulian A group of heavily armed anti-government militia members, having taken over several government buildings, are currently destroying archaeological sites of critical importance and building their own infrastructure in defiance of the laws of the land.
Reuters/Joe Penney By Aurora M. Granata How you could learn something new about international politics The French philosopher Zygmunt Bauman used the expression Liquid Modernity to define a world where the individual has not the possibility to rely on certainties.
By Ahmed Tharwat In December 2015, Donald Trump called for the “total and complete shutdown” of US borders to Muslims following a shooting in San Bernardino, California. As if banning Muslims wasn’t enough, the tragic terrorist attack on Brussels last Tuesday stemmed a tragic reaction from Donald too.
By Ahmed Tharwat On a cold Sunday afternoon, I went to see the long awaited Webber/Rice musical; Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat at the Ordway Theater in St. Paul. The weather just broke all time records in Minnesota history, dumping a webbing two feet of snow on the Twin Cities, clocking everything outside with […]
By Satyabrata Pal Across the board, it seems to be the astonishing view of the State and its institutions that racial and caste prejudice is a safety-valve, which they dare not turn off.