James Williamson

13 Added | 3 Magazines | @jameswillia4icn | Editor-at-large at The Quiet American www.thequietamerican.org  

Anish Kapoor's Dirty Corner sculpture vandalised again

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Meet 'Beirut’s Banksy,' The Artist Who’s Transforming The City One Wall At A Time

Artist Yazan Halwani peels political banners and posters off Beirut’s walls to make room for his murals. Born in the Lebanese capital, Halwani, 22, grew up against the backdrop of political logos stenciled on city walls and faded posters of politicians plastered on street corners, some left over …

5 Documentaries To Watch If You’re Missing Banksy’s Dismaland

As every site from BBC News to Buzzfeed has covered, the anonymous Banksy has unveiled his largest art exhibit to date – Dismaland. Think Todd’s …

Angola Prison and the Shadow of Slavery

A few years ago, I was on a panel at the Tennessee Williams Festival titled “Writing New Orleans: The Most Exotic place in America.” It was held in the largest room in the hotel where the annual literary festival is held, and the room was packed. This surprised me but shouldn’t have: people in New …

The Most Important Legacy of the Black Panthers

“Relations between police and Negroes throughout the country are getting worse,” a mid-sixties newscaster intones over images of police arresting young black men, which appear at the outset of Stanley Nelson’s “The Black Panthers: Vanguard of The Revolution.” Perhaps this assertion is as true today …

Our 30 years with peace – And what happened to world peace? Part I

<b>By Christina Spannar & Jan Oberg, TFF founders</b><p><b>Part I</b><p>TFF was established on September 12, 1985. We think that it’s 30th Anniversary is a fitting …

Geopolitics

Burundi Accuses East African Neighbor of Sheltering Insurgents

The head of Burundi’s parliament accused an unidentified East African nation of providing shelter for insurgents who have carried out attacks since …

Africa

41 men targeted but 1,147 people killed: US drone strikes – the facts on the ground

New analysis of data conducted by human rights group Reprieve shared with the Guardian, raises questions about accuracy of intelligence guiding ‘precise’ strikes<p>The drones came for Ayman Zawahiri on 13 January 2006, hovering over a village in Pakistan called Damadola. Ten months later, they came …