Politics Archive

Sep
12
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Workers outside a department store in Chengdu, Sichuan Province, China

Chengdu & Sichuan province, China

The entry point for my brief tour of China was the southern Province of Sichuan-famed for its incredibly spicy food and baffling theatrical performances.  I flew into the capital Chengdu at the start of October and explored the city between bouts of rain before venturing out into the nearby mountains.

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Aug
29
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Pergamon altar frieze

Pergamon Museum, Berlin

Some images of Berlin’s controversial museum of near-eastern antiquities including the massive Pergamon Altar.

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Jun
02
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Demonstrations and civil unrest in Turkey began on 28 May 2013 in response to government plans to remove Gezi Park in Istanbul.  The violent response by authorities to the initial protest prompted greater crowds in the following days.  It's estimated that three and a half million people took part in demonstrations in a number of cities across Turkey.

One protestor holds a portrait of Mustafa Kemal Atatürk- seen as the founder of modern Turkey and a much more secular ruler than the current President Recep Erdoğan.

Civil unrest, Part II

The previous set of photos was taken on Istiklal avenue approaching Taksim Square.

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Jun
02
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Protesters wearing makeshift masks and eye wear participating in anti-government demonstrations in Istanbul.

Civil unrest, Istanbul

Photos I took of today’s anti-government demonstrations in Istanbul.

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May
20
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The state of Michigan spends more than $10 million a year to house more juvenile offenders with life sentences than any other state apart from Pennsylvania. 358 inmates are serving life sentences for crimes committed from ages 14 to 17. One in five has been in prison 25 years or longer.

Detroit Youth Demonstration

Some photos from a youth Demonstration in Detroit.

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Nov
12
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The central cemetery in Dili- site of the Santa Cruz massacre in 1991 in which Indonesian troops killed more than 250 people gathered to mourn the death of Sebastião Gomes a young supporter of an independant Timor.

Visiting the Graves

Today marks the 18th anniversary of the Santa Cruz massacre.

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Aug
12
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Families gathered by the side of the road in Cova Lima district on the south coast of East timor.

East Timor: Part 3

In the evening I’m starting to feel like I have a monumental hangover. Which is a marked improvement over what I was feeling at the start of the day.

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