Back in the Saddle (and it’s strapped to the back of a Turkish-Ecuadorian wheelchair athlete)

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After many months time not doing anything worth blogging about, I’ve had a burst of productivity.

The first and most general piece was this blog post here for the WIkileaks Party’s website called “Postcard from Ecuador”. A real honour to be involved with them.

Next I had something published in The Drum about the Turkish protests in which I express an unfashionable level of skepticism about “secularism” (read Kamalism) as a force for good in the Middle East.

I also had this piece about a major race in Ecuador published in Sports and Spokes, a magazine from the United States for disabled athletes, as well as this more political look at disabled policy under Correa, published in Overland.

Also been busy on a longer term project that would see this blog shut down and moved across to a group website – a worker owned online magazine that some colleagues and I are hoping to start.

Until then (or more, likely, my next post here) I’ll see you on the twitters and the Facebook. Here are some more photographs of Ecuadorians being active.  I was going to include some more photos now but the WordPress back-end is chronically shit-house. 

About Austin G. Mackell

I am a freelance journalist who has worked for a variety of corporate and community outlets from my hometown of Sydney and from the Middle East, including from Lebanon during Israels 2006 invasion and from Iran during the tumultuous presidential elections there in 2009. I have recently moved to Cairo to watch the revolutions in Arab world unfold.
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