Author: Owen

Born in Syria: Documentary Review

Owen Hsieh 10-6-19 Born In Syria Director: Hernán Zin 2016 86 minutes Born in Syria is a 2016 documentary from Hernán Zin, documenting the lives of the youth of Syria who have been forced to flee their country and seek asylum in the face fo the terrible the civil war. Zin is an established documentary […]

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Australian PM refuses to assist orphaned children of foreign fighter currently trapped in Syria.

“The sad case of Khaled Sharrouf’s children, trapped in a refugee camp in Syria in great duress, with no substantial diplomatic and consular assistance is only the latest, yet especially repugnant, episode on the part of the government of the day.”

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Translation of news article on Taiwan protest against the persecution of Julian Assange.

The following article is a translation of a report that appeared in the Taiwanese newspaper Liberty Times. The original article can be viewed here. A second article published in another English language newspaper, Taiwan News, can be viewed here. 聲援維基解密創辦人 人權工作者赴AIT抗議美國迫害 Supporting the founders of WikiLeaks Human rights workers go to AIT to protest against […]

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Moderators of ‘Trotskyist’ reddit forums blacklist the World Socialist Website.

In another blow to a free and open discussion, sharing of articles or the discussion of the WSWS has now been banned from the r/theTrotskyists and r/Trotskyism subreddits.

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Shooting the Messenger by Andrew Fowler: Book Review

by Owen Hsieh, January 23rd 2019 Published by Routledge Press , Shooting the Messenger: Criminalizing Journalism is a valuable contribution to understanding the decline of the media landscape in both the corporate and state press. Featuring a number of case studies, from the media coverage of the Iraq and Afghanistan invasions based on the weapons of […]

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United Public Workers for Action call public meeting – “The Attack On Julian Assange, Journalists, Democratic Rights, Labor & Imperialist War”

The California based United Public Workers for Action (UPWA) have called an important public meeting to hold a forum to discuss the persecution of Julian Assange in the broader framework of the attack on free speech and democratic rights more generally. Classoncious.org fully endorses this meeting, and encourage the widest possible attendance where possible. We […]

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The Islamist – by Ed Husain: Book Review

The Islamist is the story of a young man’s journey in and outside of radical fundamentalist Islamic groups in Britain in the 90s and early 2000s. In this memoir he writes of his youth, college and university years, his time as a graduate working at HSBC, and travels abroad to as a TESOL teacher in […]

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Hunter: For the Record : Documentary Review

Hunter for the Record tells the story of the life of rapper Robert Hunter aka MC Hunter (1975-2011). It is a comprehensive look at Hunter’s life and times with reference to his music, live shows and interviews interspersed with comments from friends and family. MC Hunter is an important figure in the history of Australian […]

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United Public Workers for Action call rally in San Fransisco – “Hands off Julian Assange”

Class conscious website is happy to endorse and urge the widest possible attendance  of the following action called by the United Public Workers for Action – UPWA. 1/8/18 – 12 Noon – Rally at the Ecuadorean consulate in San Fransisco, 235 Montgomery street, San Fransisco Hands off Julian Assange – Don’t allow the arrest of […]

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Persons of Interest: ASIO’s dirty war on dissent: Documentary Series Review

Persons of Interest is a four part documentary series exploring the lives of a cross section of Australia’s radicals through delving into their previously classified ASIO documents. It portrays their changing political perspectives in a roving discussion of their’ life and times, through interviesws and with reference to the archived material in the reports, photos and […]

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