Author Archives: Austin G. Mackell

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.

Photography Retrospective

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Remembering the Ghouta massacre

Originally posted on Leila's blog:
Two years ago the Syrian regime dropped Sarin gas on multiple locations across the eastern and western Ghouta, an agricultural, industrial and residential district on the outskirts of Damascus. It was the deadliest use…

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A phone call from Jeremy Corbyn

Originally posted on Crispin Flintoff – Labour Party campaigner:
On Monday the #JC4PM tour hit Swansea. The date had been planned months ago and tickets had been selling well before the attempted coup on Jeremy Corbyn. But in the week between the…

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JAN25 piece on ImportantCool

Some of you may have noticed that this blog has been very quiet recently. If you actually pay that much attention to my work, you may also have noticed I’ve been busy, along with a bunch of others, founding ImportantCool.com … Continue reading

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[PHOTOS] Egyptians Defy Military Regime And Show Solidarity With Gaza

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Originally posted on bayareaintifada:
? Despite Abdel Fattah el-Sisi’s close collaboration with the Israeli Occupation Forces and siege of Gaza, Egyptians have staged solidarity actions across the country against Israeli aggression. The actions have mostly been ignored by both the…

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The things they said that day

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A letter from a free man in the dungeons of Egypt: I am #NotANumber

Originally posted on bayareaintifada:
By: Hatem Aly, Jihad Abaza   I find going to the prosecutor’s office enjoyable. They take me from my prison cell at 9 am and return me at 1 am the next day. Like a young child, I…

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