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Wil Wallace: Jacob Appelbaum Visits #OMEL (The Digest, 24/1/12)

During the 20th Century many journalists sought to make careers by traveling to distant and dangerous locations to interview rebel leaders, tyrants and criminals for stories that would titillate their readers. In the 21st century this has continued, though the development of digital technology and communications has brought changes: media can now operate with much […]

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Wil Wallace: In Support of Reform [Rather than Revolution] (Occupied Times of London, 20/1/12) #auspol #OLSX

Nearly every activist has a place for revolution in his or her political toolbox. Some treasure it as their most precious tool, constantly polishing it up and yearning for the day when it can be put to good use; others hide it away at the bottom of the deepest drawers and instead choosing to use […]

Wil Wallace: Higher Student Fees Just Aren’t Feasible (The Punch, 13/1/12) #auspol

Dear readers, please do not run away or close the window because I’m an Arts student: I have something important to say. Over the past five years I have enjoyed a successful “career” (for wont of a better word) studying at four different universities and I now find myself in the early stages of a […]

Wil Wallace: ‘Tis the Season of Bloody Useless Gifts (The Punch, 27/12/11) #auspol

Around this time last year my soon-to-be wife and I were finalising the preparations for our wedding. There are many questions that will be endlessly asked of newly-wed (or soon-to-be-wed) couples: How did you meet? How long have you known each other? Do the parents approve? But for me the worst question was “What do […]

After Long Thought: On Today’s Attack Against Sara

I have been trying to think of how to respond to this morning’s events in a fuller and more considered manner after the rushed unofficial response I published this morning. The difficulty lies in a total inability to understand what happened today. I know what happened – the actions – I know the Council’s motivation […]