Gathering for Reza

On Sunday 16 February 2014, a violent riot took place in Australia’s offshore-detention centre on Manus Island, Papua New Guinea. During the violence, a young Iranian man, Reza Berati, was killed. A week later, on Sunday 23 February, candlelight vigils — ‘Light the Dark’ — were held around Australia. There were reportedly more than 700Continue reading “Gathering for Reza”

The lucky country

I’ve just returned from ‘early voting’ in my country’s federal election at the Australian Consulate voting booth in New York.┬áThis Saturday, the Liberal Party, the conservative side of Australian politics, is predicted to win government. Some say it is the new start the country needs after the most extraordinary and tumultuous period in Australia’s recentContinue reading “The lucky country”