Monthly Archives: February 2009


There is an expression in Arabic, ‘faqary’, which means bringing bad luck. I pondered on it in the early hours of Thursday morning as I watched a diminutive topless Senegalese-American pop singer standing on top of a car threatening to … Continue reading

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The invisible scarecrow

It is remarkable how little effort the footmen of a police state have to put into intimidation. The mere suggestion of a threat, of danger, is enough. The invisible scarecrow. The strategy works because of the not knowing, the waiting, … Continue reading

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The kidnapping of Philip Rizk

This weekend revealed that justice can be undermined in many ways, including in a white Suzuki microbus. On Friday journalist/masters student/filmmaker/blogger Philip Rizk and others organised a march as part of their ‘To Gaza’ campaign and I went along to … Continue reading

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