I’m Not Racist, But… An Open Letter To Bill Leak

Articles, Blog, Featured

August 14, 2016

The following article was published in New Matilda. Dear Bill, From one cartoonist to another, please stop. Your racism is not wanted and needs to be erased. Your work does more harm than good and your constant belittlement of heavily marginalised minority communities is deeply problematic on many levels....

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Murder, Media and What We Read

Articles, Blog, Middle East, Politics, USA

March 16, 2012

When innocent men, woman and children are killed, it is called murder, so why does this not translate onto the pages of what we read as we ingest our daily fill of mainstream media? Writes Reuben Brand. The gruesome murder of 16 innocent people, nine of whom where children, by a US soldier in Afghanistan...

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Freedom, Democracy, Stupidity and War Crimes

Articles, Blog, Middle East, Uncategorized, USA

March 2, 2012

US Marines: Not the sharpest tools in the shed, but I guess one only need a blunt object to bludgeon a country to death. Writes Reuben Brand. Burning copiesof the Qur’an in Afghanistan – just another day at the office for the pride of America, the US Marines. Hundreds of angry Afghans have vented...

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Osama: A Death Marred by Mistruths

Articles, Blog, Middle East, Pakistan, Politics, USA

May 30, 2011

My latest piece regarding the death of Osama bin Laden – published on May 6 at the Window Dresser’s Arms: “USA! USA! USA!” echoed through the streets of New York City, as thousands of people, adorned with American flags, placards and slogans, congregated at Ground Zero to celebrate...

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Jobs lost due to live export: “just plain dumb” says local MP

Articles, Australia, Blog, News

August 13, 2010

The following article is a piece I wrote whilst in Townsville documenting the AMIEU “live export exports jobs” campaign and was published on the Humane Chain website: “Live export exports jobs” echoed through Townsville on Tuesday as local meat workers, Union representatives and politicians...

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Live Sheep Export: Cruel, Ruining Local Industry and Exporting Jobs

Articles, Australia, Blog, Middle East

July 7, 2010

My following article regarding the live export trade from Australia to the Middle East was published today at the Window Dressers Arms – it was also re-published at The Daily Bludge, where it made headlines on the front page. Live export is not only cruelly exporting Australian animals; it is crippling...

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Mayor of Fremantle calls to end live export – Uganda bans it completely

Articles, Australia, Blog, Middle East

May 17, 2010

The following is my latest piece regarding the live export trade – it was published today on the Humane Chain website: By Reuben Brand Pressure is mounting for Australia to make a stand and put an end to live animal export as the Government of Uganda takes the lead and announces a total ban of …...

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Dreamland Hotel

Articles, Blog, General, Middle East

December 28, 2009

My latest piece is a light tongue in cheek look at my time spent in Dubai. “Dreamland Hotel” was published on December 24, 2009 at the Window Dresser’s Arms, a wonderful online forum, full of robust discussion. By Reuben Brand Walking out of the airport in Dubai was like walking into a hot...

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The American Wars

Articles, Blog, Middle East, Pakistan, USA

December 3, 2009

My latest article “The American wars” was published on December 3, 2009 at Online Opinion. It was also re-published on December 12, 2009 at the Window Dresser’s Arms. As the year comes to an end I thought it would be a good time to have a long hard look at what we have achieved over the...

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Hussein’s Story

Articles, Blog, Middle East, Travel

November 7, 2009

Hussein’s Story is a brief re-telling of the time I spent in Aleppo, Syria in 2009 with a young homeless boy I was fortunate enough to meet and spend some time with. Issues of youth homelessness, abuse and military conscription arose during our conversations. The piece was published on November 7,...

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