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Latest Blog Posts for reflections beyond the stream

  • on Mar 7, 2014
    To all who have followed or read this blog, I would like to thank you for your support and invite you to join which will replace this blog in the forthcoming days.
  • Excerpts from a work in progress
    on Oct 9, 2013
    Politics on the fictitious island was a product of assimilation, colonialism, capitalism and anything that could fit into and between the categories of what made the leaders supreme. That was the democracy smothering us, an emblem of corrupted justic...
  • September Narrations
    on Sep 11, 2012
    Within a history battling oblivion and fabrication, fences materialise to portray the division between death and desolation. Faces disappear prior to their annihilation. Abbreviations belonging to embodiments of socialist struggle fester undergr...
  • Chile: The Disappeared of Cuartel Simon Bolivar
    on Sep 8, 2012
    My article in Upside Down World about the detenidos desaparecidos of Cuartel Simon Bolivar, a secret torture and extermination site described as 'the place where no one got out alive'.
  • Music and Revolution: Interview with Cuban musician Vicente Feliu
    on Mar 25, 2012
    My interview with Cuban Nueva trova singer Vicente Feliu published in Upside Down World. published in Spanish http://upsidedown...
  • Chile's Government Wages War on Historical Memory and Truth
    on Feb 19, 2012
    My article about the controversial decision to replace 'military dictatorship with 'military regime' in Chilean primary school textbooks published in Upside Down World.
  • The Scent of Nostalgia (17)
    on Jan 27, 2012
    Our voices created a society within and apart from the select rulers and their followers who had rendered the existence and definition of society debatable. A multitude of narrators clamoured in my mind, begging me to unravel their voices to the wind...
  • The Scent of Nostalgia (16)
    on Dec 31, 2011
    At times, narrations seep from solitude to the pen of the anonymous artist. The memory was drenched in grey hues, sepia stretching from the edges to the centre, where a massive torch blazed, illuminating the architect of the revolution on the fictiti...
  • Dictatorship relics in Chile: Paying Homage to Miguel Krassnoff Martchenko
    on Dec 25, 2011
    An article I had published in Upside Down World, discussing the homage to Miguel Krassnoff Martchenko and subsequent outrage by human rights and activist groups in Chile.
  • The Scent of Nostalgia (15)
    on Nov 3, 2011
    In a collection of portraits, revolution celebrates its existence. Within the realm of history, I behold a mosaic of clandestine newspapers, flags, brigades and the architect flanked by a man whose testimony reaches me through his daughter. From the...
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