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.

Where House of Cards Falls Down

WARNING: Contains Spoilers. My dear friend and occasional platonic gay lover, Patrick Galey was the last in a long line of recommendations that led me to download the political drama House of Cards. My expectations were quite high, not only … Continue reading

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Puppy bomb hoax: Mainstream media biased towards the Brotherhood?

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Why I am so angry.

Firstly, yes, obviously, in a sense, you’re all right. The problem is me. But it isn’t (just) that I’m an angry personality. Don’t mistake cause and effect here. The cause of my anger is my cowardice and the constant tugging … Continue reading

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Capitalist Corporate Collectivism

The first minisode from me and Dr Joe’s “Very Serious Cats” talks, which we intend to continue. In this one Joeexplains what capitalists already know, that collective action is the key to success. He cites John Stuart Mill’s position on … Continue reading

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Two tiny rappers who broke my heart.

If I had to guess I’d say the boy was four, the girl six. I’m not good with ages though, and am new at navigating these strong Andean faces. I assumed they were brother and sister but I didn’t check. … Continue reading

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Noam Chomsky on Egypt’s Coup

Below is a short email interview I conducted with Noam Chomsky regarding the coup in Egypt. [START] Q. Are you pleased or upset by the events in Egypt over the last month or so?  A. Upset How have these events … Continue reading

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Egypt: A Terrible Old Joke

I have been reminded recently of an awful joke about Egyptians that I cannot help but share. It’s back in the days of Mubarak, and the US is worried about looking bad funding a dictatorship, so they tell Mubarak he … Continue reading

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