Tag: US

  • The Lara Jeffery Show: Just There It’s A Little Different

    The Lara Jeffery Show: Just There It’s A Little Different

    I couldn’t be called well-travelled. I was born in Australia. I moved from the country WA to the capital when I was three, and from the west coast to the east almost two years ago. I’ve visited every state and territory except the Northern Territory, because when one is from Perth one generally travels through…

  • “It is Difficult:” Public Art and Private Minds

    Earlier this year at the Americas Summit in Cartagena, Colombia, the United States formally acknowledged the existence of the drug decriminalisation debate throughout Latin America spearheaded by conservative Guatemalan President Otto Perez Molina. While‬ Hillary Clinton also garnered just as much, if not more news coverage for dancing the night away at Café Havana, historians…

  • Territorial Claims Raising Tensions in South China Sea

    Territorial Claims Raising Tensions in South China Sea

    The South China Sea is one of East Asia’s most important military flashpoints. It is the world’s second most used sea-lane and accommodates a third of the world’s shipping. Competing territorial claims are causing tension within the ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations).

  • The Lara Jeffery Show: Another Shooting in America

    The Lara Jeffery Show: Another Shooting in America

    There was another shooting in America. On Friday 20 July, shortly after midnight, in Aurora, Colorado, a single assailant entered a screening of The Dark Night Rises. According to reports he was covered in body armour, including a gas mask. He allegedly threw a canister of tear gas into the audience before opening fire with up…

  • Opinion: The Trouble With Syria

    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 Ba’ath party, representing an Alawate…

  • Something Happened: Why I Absolutely Fucking Hate Rick Santorum

    Something Happened: Why I Absolutely Fucking Hate Rick Santorum

    As the Republican candidate shitstorm has reached a fever pitch, the Republican party members are doing absolutely everything they can to not nominate Mitt Romney. The initial polling is even starting to look like Romney might not take his home state of Michigan. This is absolutely insane. Understandably, staunch conservatives are revolted by Romney, because…