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Brisbane die-in protest cyclists May 02

Brisbane cyclists’ “Die-In”

Peak hour traffic came to a standstill in South Brisbane on Wednesday morning as cyclists staged what they called a “die-in” to protest what they say are road conditions that are hazardous to bike riders. The protest, held at the intersection between Stanley and Vulture streets, was organised after Shelley Cheng, a 19-year-old Brisbane cyclist […]

May 03

Aboriginal protest in Brisbane – May 2nd, 2015

Australian media. While I’ve always known the agendas of media moguls play a large part in the news that gets play and that which news goes unreported, but the events of this weekend have really opened my eyes in a new way. It all started when my wife and I decided to walk into the […]

McDonalds opens its first store in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam February 08

McDonalds opens its first ever store in Vietnam

Love them or hate them, there’s no denying McDonalds’ global influence. The golden arches are the most recognised symbol in the world. One of the last bastions it had not yet broken into was Vietnam – at least until today! I braved the crowds to swing by and check it out myself. I was expecting […]

Anti Japanese protests, Guangzhou, China September 19

Anti-Japanese Protests – In the Thick of it

Standing in the seething mass of angry people on Tianhe Road in Guangzhou on Tuesday afternoon, it’s easy to see not only the fervour and strength of resentment of many Chinese toward Japan, but also many clues that this whole series of protests had the full support of people much higher up the ladder… Around […]