Tag: censorship

Why did the Left Fail the Covid Test So Badly?

Maximilian C. Forte , October 1st, 2022

Note: Contrary to this site’s policy of not republishing work from other sites, which has been in effect for several years, this exception is a must. It is…


The Collapse of the Canadian University and the Rise of the Church of Covid

Maximilian C. Forte , July 4th, 2022

February of 2022 was a particularly dark month, both in Quebec and in Canada generally. In Quebec, we had the expansion of the use of “vaccine passports” to…



Maximilian C. Forte , June 5th, 2021

On March 11, 2020, when the World Health Organization announced that COVID-19’s spread was now a pandemic, and on March 13, 2020, when here in Quebec a total…


Clampdown. How Turkey’s New Internet Law Threatens Journalists

K. Zeynep Sarıaslan , March 17th, 2021

The free use of the internet has been subject to growing censorship pressure in Turkey for years. However, the new internet law that came into effect in 2020…

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Brexitannia: The Faces and Voices of Brexit

Maximilian C. Forte , May 24th, 2019

First shown at London’s East End Festival in June of 2017, Brexitannia was the very first documentary about Brexit. It is a striking and deeply pensive film, in…


WikiLeaks and Julian Assange: The Duty to Expose War Crimes

Maximilian C. Forte , April 30th, 2019

On Thursday, April 25, 2019, I had the honour of participating in two separate radio interviews concerning the case of Julian Assange and WikiLeaks. The first was with…


The WikiLeaks Case: Democracy Dies in Empire

Maximilian C. Forte , April 14th, 2019

In the avalanche of news reports that have washed over the globe since the abduction of Julian Assange, this conversation struck me as containing numerous points of importance….


Julian Assange, Political Prisoner: A Dark Day for Citizenship

Maximilian C. Forte , April 12th, 2019

After a day of following RT’s live coverage of the outrageous arrest of Julian Assange, abducted from the Embassy of Ecuador in London by British police agents, and…


The ’60 Minutes’ as-Sisi Interview as Media Event

MPeterson , January 29th, 2019

“What was he thinking?” is the question people keep asking about General as-Sisi’s Jan. 6 interview on 60 Minutes. It was interesting to watch the interview, which was…


Review of 2018, Part 4 (October–December): Nationalism, Deglobalization, plus the US exit from Syria

Maximilian C. Forte , December 23rd, 2018

OCTOBER Where US–Canada relations were concerned, as well as Trump’s trade strategy, NAFTA was the leading event opening the month of October. The US–Mexico–Canada Agreement (USMCA) On Monday,…


Review of 2018, Part 3 (July–September): The Trade War plus Cold War II

Maximilian C. Forte , December 22nd, 2018

JULY June was a month so heavily saturated with key turning point events, that it seemed like the longest month of the year—but then July came. Already, on…


Publicity or Marginality? On the Question of Academic “Silencing” in Anthropology

Maximilian C. Forte , December 15th, 2018

Abstract What is “silencing” and is it out of place in the contemporary North American university? How do “silencing” and “public anthropology” intersect? What are the roles of…


The War of the Public Intellectuals: A Review of “Best of Enemies: Buckley vs. Vidal” (2015)

Maximilian C. Forte , December 3rd, 2018

When and how did the polarization of political opinion become so mainstream in the US? When was acrimony institutionalized? When did it become acceptable to deny a political…


Guerilla Graffiti: Sabotaging Homeland

MPeterson , March 24th, 2018

Greetings from Bhubaneshwar! I’m on leave in India working on projects far removed from Egypt and the Middle East, but I’m also reviewing materials and cleaning up things…


This Does Not Represent the Views of the University

Maximilian C. Forte , January 20th, 2018

I know that I am not the first person to ask this, but when did universities start having “views”? When some professors indulge their rights to free speech…


Visual Anthropology Of The Egyptian Revolution (And Beyond)

MPeterson , October 12th, 2017

A special issue of the journal Visual Anthropology brings together seven scholars exploring visual aspects of political contestation in the Middle East, especially the Arab Spring.   The issue …


Peer Review Boycott: Say No to Political Censorship

Carole McGranahan , September 14th, 2017

By: Charlene Makley and Carole McGranahan Would you peer review manuscripts for a journal or press that politically censors its content? If your answer is no, then please…

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On the responsibilities of panelists

The Anxious Anthropologist , September 8th, 2016

So you can tell what’s coming here.  The short version is: should panelists provide for a good show (topical, interesting, cutting edge, the presentation of new research, ideas,…

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Linguistic Challenges to China’s Centralizing Control

Susan D. Blum , June 16th, 2015

Challenges to authoritarian states’ control of language can be so complex that they exceed the states’ ability to manage them all. Electronic expression of resistance and increasi…

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17. Digital rights in Southeast Asia and beyond: a review of RightsCon 2015

John Postill , March 31st, 2015

Update 1 April 2015: See also PDF version. Last week I was in Manila to attend the 4th meeting of the RightsCon series, held on 24-25 March 2015….


Should Muslims Apologise for Muslim Terrorists?

Dr. Marranci , January 24th, 2015

The debate, particularly in Australia, about whether Muslims should apologise or not for the acts of terrorism of some individuals whom are identified or identify themselves as Muslims,…

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