South Africa: Licenced to Kill By Richard Pithouse

22 July 2013 — The South African Civil Society Information Service

Last week Inigo Gilmore’s documentary, South Africa’s Dirty Cops, was screened on British television. It deals with the torture and murder that have become common at the hands of the South African police and includes an examination of the two most high profile cases of political violence on the part of our police in recent years – the murder of Andries Tatane in Ficksburg in April 2011 and the Marikana Massacre in August last year.

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Audio: The NSA Comes Recruiting

2 July 2013 — Mob and Multitude

Some students and I had an exchange with NSA recruiters today. The audio and a rough transcript below.

The NSA came to recruit at a language program at the University of Wisconsin where I am spending my summer learning a language. Two recruiters, a redhead who looked more like a middle-aged mother (listed as “NSA_F” below) and a portly, balding man (“NSA_M”), began to go through slides explaining the NSA and its work.

2013 NSA flyer copy

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Video: Amira Hass: Israel & Palestine-Fear of the Future

5 October 2011 — Vimeo

A talk by Israeli journalist, Amira Hass on the 5th of October 2011 in the McLeod Auditorium of the Medical Sciences Building on the campus of the University of Toronto. Hosted by Canadians for Justice & Peace in the Middle East (CJPME), KAIROS, the Health Studies Program at the University of Toronto, the Near Eastern Cultural and Education Foundation (NECEF) and Solidarity for Palestinian Human Rights-Ryerson University (SPHR). Continue reading