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.

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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When SPOILER Killed SPOILER – Patrick, Kenny and I review House of Cards s2e1 [WARNING – SPOILERS]

Some of you might already be aware of the keen interest Patrick Galey and I have taken in the new Netflix series staring Kevin Spacey, House of Cards.  The launch of the second season has only intensified this, leading to … Continue reading

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Nader on the “isms”

No Big Thinkers On The Left, says Nader. It’s always been presented to me that the lack of an “ism”, or any big picture systemic vision that could be portrayed as a victory for freedom of thought, with people no … Continue reading

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Stop Pretending To Care About Africans

Nelson Mandela, as you may have heard, is dead. In the midst of the phony-crywank festival, I was struck by the complete absence from people’s discussion of any reflection on the state of South Africa today, and the real legacy … Continue reading

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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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Scott Pilgrim Vs Sex.

I recently saw Scott Pilgrim Vs The World, or the first hour of it or something. I immediately despised the main character. An “anti-hero” is how my friend, who had recommended the film, described him. Even this seems too grand … Continue reading

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Puppy bomb hoax: Mainstream media biased towards the Brotherhood?

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