I didn’t think too hard about whether I should wear the burqa or not, following the Fall of the Twin Towers, September 11th, 2001. I didn’t ponder on whether it would be politically correct or not to wear the burqa from then on to all the art openings, performances, launches, nightclubs, parties or rallies that I was in the habit of attending at least three times a week in Melbourne. 943 more words
Something very interesting happened tonight that I thought you would like to hear about. I’m taking training to be on the Crisis Call Center hotline. This evening we did call role playing with the trainers for the first time in the training. 469 more words
First published at opendemocracy.net on 10 October 2014 as Resistance, repression, and the cycle of violence in the Uyghur Struggle.
On Tuesday, September 26, 2014 a Chinese court convicted Ilham Tohti, a Uyghur economics professor, to a life sentence on charges of separatism in a disgracefully political trial. 1,706 more words