Monthly Archive: August 2012

Aug 28 2012

When the Public Has Something to Hide

Hundreds of people, according to the Jerusalem police, watched the lynching of 4 Palestinians in Zion Square, at the centre of the Israeli capital, early morning on Saturday 19th August. One of the victims, Jamal Julani, was beaten to the ground and the mob kept kicking his head long after he had lost consciousness. He …

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Aug 07 2012

“It Will Be Messy”: An Interview With Stephen Starr, author of Revolt in Syria

This week we were lucky enough to chat with our Syria correspondent Stephen Starr, just as his book, Revolt in Syria: Eyewitness to the Uprising (Hurst 2012) is coming out. He sheds some light on one of the most intriguing of all the Middle East countries. The reviews are quite startling. Noam Chomsky said: “This …

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Aug 06 2012

Turning Police Cars Over As a Favourite Sport: Celebrating AiWeiWei

Alison Klaiman was GRNlive’s correspondent in Beijing, and she is now based in New York. This week I had the opportunity to sneak a peek at her documentary Ai WeiWei: Never Sorry, about Chinese dissident artist Ai WeiWei.  Ai WeiWei has a rock star-like image in china and outside of it. He exhibits all over …

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