Tag Archives: politics

Ice Cream, Politics, Gossip Girl: Wayne Swan vs. the Mining Industry or Dan vs. Serena

Before I get into the latest column there’s a small matter I need to address. Since I started writing for Tharunka quite a few people have been coming up to me and saying “Hey Oz, great articles man/you are a genius/how can I be you/can I marry you?” which is …

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Opinion: The Trouble With Syria

The Syrian Conflict raises some important issues, some would say contradictions, in how the West conceptualises democratic transition. The Assad regime has committed to holding a referendum on Article 8 of the Syrian Constitution in two weeks. The article has heretofore prevented any genuine democratic dialogue, with Assad’s secular socialist …

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Something Happened: A Primer for the Upcoming Whirlwind of Stupidity

The US presidential election cycle is quite possibly one of the most insane and farcical media circuses on the planet. Unlike 2008 when there were two separate primaries going on (Democratic and Republican for those of you playing at home) the Dems think they’re onto a winner with Obama, so …

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Occupy Wall Street

The stereotype may exist for some that Canada is merely a poor-man’s America, so when a Vancouver-based activist magazine raised the idea of protesting against corporate influence on democracy, not many took note.  Drawing inspiration from the Arab Spring movements of 2011, the anti-consumerist publication Adbusters called for a peaceful …

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