Thank you for the year that’s been and 2013

On this New Year’s Eve, I wanted to thank all my readers for your support, thoughts, links, insights, criticisms, praise and love during the year. It’s been a wild ride as I’ve travelled to Afghanistan, Haiti, Papua New Guinea, America and beyond for a variety of reasons, mostly work-related. I couldn’t have continued without the…

Thinking of occupied Bethlehem this Christmas

The reality of Palestinian life under Israeli occupation is often ignored in the West. This Christmas – I hope my readers have a safe and happy holiday season, wherever they may be – I’m once again publishing the regular missive from Brother Peter Bray, the Vice Chancellor of Bethlehem University (his past writings are here).…

Campaigning for the boycott of Sri Lankan cricket team

I’m honoured to be asked to be a public face of this campaign (via Tamil Guardian): Renowned Australian author Thomas Keneally has spoken out against Australia playing cricket with Sri Lanka and called for a break of sporting ties, as calls to boycott Sri Lankan cricket continue to grow. Writing to Keneally, the Tamil Refugee…