Stories from the Gulf

I’ve had a short two weeks in the Gulf of Oman, shuttling between a couple of cities, including of course the old hang-out area known as Dubai. After getting lost a bunch of times in the new suburban neighbourhood my parents moved to, I took a look around and saw/heard...

Mossad Plays Ocean's 26

On 19 January, as the people of Dubai marvelled at the very rare instance of rain in the city, Hamas leader Mahmoud al-Mabhouh was being given muscle relaxant before being smothered. His assassins were 26 operatives that were using fake passports to get around the city. The operation took place...

Drowning sheikhs

A bit less than a month ago, a rather special man sat on a flight back from London. He was more than a bit dejected. The European leaders that had flocked to his side had just wagged their fingers at him for the billions his little city owed their nations....

The real cost of slave labour

I get this feeling every time the plane touches down at Dubai Intl. Airport. A sort of “I’m home” thought that just involuntarily runs through my mind. It’s hard not to feel this when you’ve called one country your home for 19 years. This time, that feeling was strangely absent....

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A Brief History of the Modern Police

In light of fresh police murders of black men in the United Snakes, we bring you this interview with Kristian Williams, author of “Our Enemies in Blue.” This was originally published in 2009. Save In light of fresh police murders of black men in the United Snakes, we bring you...

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The Plague of Nationalism

  This week we unpack the historic #Brexit vote in the UK, which has sparked a political crisis and generalized a populist anti-immigrant sentiment. If you love what we do, consider supporting us! For the musical break, we’ve got Caxton Press, with Broken Dreams. We then shift our attention to...

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BLOCK EVERYTHING

This week we catch up on the multi-layered insurrection taking place in France, where the state is struggling to get a handle on things, amidst regular protests, strikes, fuel shortages, and the general drunken chaos of soccer hooliganism. If you love what we do, consider supporting us! For the musical...

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THE CRISIS OF DEMOCRACY

  This week we look at the current turmoil in South America, where the so-called “pink tide” is beginning to recede in Venezuela and Brazil as the United Snakes seeks to exploit political and economic crises for its geopolitical gain. If you love what we do, consider supporting us! For...

Protesting migrants try to bring down part of a border fence as Macedonian police stand guard during clashes at a makeshift camp for refugees and migrants at the Greek-Macedonian border near the village of Idomeni, Greece, April 10, 2016. REUTERS/Alexandros Avramidis

Smashing the Fortress

  This week, we take a look at the tens of thousands of migrants tapped in limbo in Europe, facing down the prospect of being deported back to the war zones they’ve just escaped. If you love what we do, consider supporting us! For the musical break, we’ve got The...

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Stashing the Booty

This week we take you inside the sketchy world of booty hiding, otherwise known as offshore tax havens. If you love what we do, consider supporting us! In the music break UK rap crew dan le sac Vs Scroobius Pip with “Great Britain” Then we continue of our coverage of...

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