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Oct 22 1965 Sydney arrests

john hutnyk , December 7th, 2022

The report on this 1965 anti-war protest is marginally better than most current press release churnalism, of course it favours the Police and the future PM McMahon (who…


A Mass Shooting in the “Evangelical Vatican”

Emily Sekine , November 23rd, 2022

The recent violent attack on Club Q, an LGBTQ nightclub in Colorado Springs, happened in a place shaped by decades of anti-LGBTQ organizing by evangelical Christian groups. ✽…


What Commentators Get Wrong (and Right) About North Korea

Keridwen Cornelius , November 17th, 2022

An anthropologist argues that unfair portrayals of North Korea as a hopelessly irrational hermit state has huge implications for policy and security. ✽ This month, North Korea tested…


Q and A with Professor Tim Newburn on Orderly Britain

Rose Deller , November 14th, 2022

We speak to Professor Tim Newburn about his new co-authored book, Orderly Britain, written with Andrew Ward, which explores facets of daily life  – dog mess, smoking, drinking, parking, queuing,…

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Beveridge Revisited: Why does poverty still stalk the UK?

Rose Deller , November 10th, 2022

On the 80th anniversary of the Beveridge report, the five ‘giants’ he sought to slay are alive and well and stalking this green and pleasant land. A new book…

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Making a Multispecies Community in the Texas Hill Country: AAA2022 Talk

Anthropology365 , November 7th, 2022

Below is a recording of the talk I am giving in person at the 2022 annual American Anthropological Association meeting on November 10. Video of my talk

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Heritage Forensics Is Tackling Devastating New Forms of Cultural Erasure

Keridwen Cornelius , November 3rd, 2022

In the Caucasus, researchers are using aerospace technology to expose the clandestine obliteration of Armenian cultural heritage. These new methods of archaeology will prove necessary in the global…


Brazil’s Pendulum of Politics

Neil Turner , November 1st, 2022

“There’s a struggle that repeats itself throughouthistory, over and over again – the oppressorsagainst the oppressed.”—Simon Bolívar Interestingly, when Simon …

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REVIEW: The intimate life of dissent

Céline Eschenbrenner , October 4th, 2022

The Intimate Life of Dissent examines practices of refusal and resistance through the friendships, kinships and solidarities which withstand and obstruct them. The authors of this edited volume…

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Study Study Study – then read like Bhagat Singh

john hutnyk , September 29th, 2022

Most interesting post of the day, and by far, has been this attached article on Bhagat Singh and anarchism, shifting to socialism. A few points fist though. I…


Seeing Is Not Believing

Adela Zhang , September 22nd, 2022

“We bet on mining,” peasant leaders (dirigentes) say of the decision to permit one of the world’s largest open-pit copper mining projects on lands occupied by Quechua-speaking communities…

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When Women Answer the Call of Duty

Emily Sekine , September 15th, 2022

From Syria to Ukraine, the sight of women taking up arms to fight for a cause calls audiences to attention. Why? ✽ In 2019, the video game Call…


Archaeology at the Borders of the Refugee Crisis

Marlaina Martin , September 7th, 2022

Archaeological methods, which are typically used to study the past, can also illuminate the experiences of today’s displaced people. This article was originally published at Knowable Magazine and…


What’s Behind the Backlash to Lightyear’s Animated Kiss?

Emily Sekine , September 6th, 2022

What do Twitter debates over Disney-Pixar’s recent family film tell us about today’s parenting politics in the U.S.? ✽ On June 17, Walt Disney Pictures and Pixar Animation…


An Archaeology of Personhood and Abortion

Keridwen Cornelius , August 25th, 2022

Opinions about fetal personhood and abortion have fluctuated enormously throughout history and differ in surprising ways between cultures. ✽ After the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade…


Selected Ho Chi Minh, in translation.

john hutnyk , August 17th, 2022

Have this in my hand, having helped translate a part of it, cannot recommend it more highly. The full Đường Cách Mệnh trans will follow next year, also…


Book Review: The Digital Border: Migration, Technology, Power by Lilie Chouliaraki and Myria Georgiou

Rose Deller , August 15th, 2022

In The Digital Border: Migration, Technology, Power, Lilie Chouliaraki and Myria Georgiou explore how digital technologies are shaping experiences of migration today, focusing particularly on the 2015…

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In recovery

john hutnyk , July 27th, 2022

After two months of radio four brainwash, it is good to be in recovery, getting back to normal with Radio M-L and happy to leave the sinking remain/brexit…


Book Review: COVID-19 Collaborations: Researching Poverty and Low-Income Family Life during the Pandemic edited by Kayleigh Garthwaite, Ruth Patrick, Maddy Power, Anna Tarrant and Rosalie Warnock

Rose Deller , July 19th, 2022

In COVID-19 Collaborations: Researching Poverty and Low-Income Family Life during the Pandemic, Kayleigh Garthwaite, Ruth Patrick, Maddy Power, Anna Tarrant and Rosalie Warnock bring together contribu…

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“You hurt our monuments, you hurt our heroes, you go to jail for ten years”: Contested histories at the US Capitol on January 6, 2021

Stefan Ecks , July 14th, 2022

Minutes before Trump told his supporters to march on the US Capitol and to “fight like hell,” he reminded them of a “little law” against attacking national monuments:…

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Book Review: The Richer, The Poorer: How Britain Enriched the Few and Failed the Poor by Stewart Lansley

Rose Deller , July 8th, 2022

In The Richer, The Poorer: How Britain Enriched the Few and Failed the Poor, Stewart Lansley explores how public policy has shaped economic inequality in Britain since the nineteenth century….

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Stop Projecting Nationalism Onto Stonehenge

Gordon Barclay and Kenny Brophy , June 20th, 2022

English Heritage beamed eight portraits of Queen Elizabeth II onto Stonehenge, sparking controversy among archaeologists and the general public. Raj Valley/Alamy In late May, eight images…


Stop Projecting Nationalism Onto Stonehenge

SAPIENS , June 20th, 2022

In late May, eight images of the United Kingdom’s Queen Elizabeth II were projected onto the megaliths of Stonehenge to celebrate the monarch’s 70 years on the throne….


Emma, Andrew, Jeremy, Bernice and Desmond – with friends like these…

john hutnyk , June 19th, 2022

https://www.facebook.com/DoubleDownNews/videos/254114986690397/ Presented by Andrew Feinstein, former ANC, Corruption Watch and anti Arms Trade Campaigner. This is not much about Emma Watson as ab…