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Posted inNews

What you need to know about Israel’s ‘Operation Breaking Dawn’

Reading Time: 2 minutes Over the weekend, Israeli airstrikes made news when Operation Breaking Dawn yielded death and property destruction in Gaza. As with every violent encounter in the region, differing accounts arose quickly, especially as the Palestinian civilian death count surged. The gamification of Middle Eastern peace through statistics is a common phenomenon for this decades-long crisis, but […]

Posted inCulture

Addressing Palestinian suffering is hard, so the world plays word games

Reading Time: 6 minutes On February 1, 2022, Amnesty International released a report identifying the current situation in Israel and Palestine as “apartheid,” a term most commonly associated with South Africa’s political system of racial stratification until 1994. The full title goes further, calling the region’s state of affairs a “cruel system of domination and crime against humanity.” The […]

Posted inCritical thinking

Trend cycles, shmend cycles

Reading Time: 3 minutes Sometimes fortune favors the optimistic. It certainly did for me when one of my posts, “3 ways to combat the ´worst timeline´ blues,” brought out a commenter from a different slice of the political spectrum. In that post, I’d talked about the importance of overcoming our media fatigue, our sense of being dragged into inane […]

Posted inUncategorized

In Defence of BBC News. Sort of.

Reading Time: 11 minutes This piece is not to have some kneejerk defence of the BBC because I am of a liberal persuasion. I am also not a media and communications expert. This is my armchair appraisal of the BBC, and most pertinently, its news programming. My appreciation for the BBC came when I first watched the superb award-winning […]

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