How Big Business Subverts Democracy The Guardian. February 16, 2011 A piece I wrote with Andy Bichlbaum of the Yes Men, responding to revelations that the U.S. Chamber of Commerce has been exploring a "dirty tricks" campaign against its public interest and labor groups opponents.
Wrote this piece for Alternet (1/11/2011) about an international campaign to to draw attention to the terrible phenomenon of "corrective rape" against lesbians in South Africa. This piece, also in Alternet (2/1/2011) explores the challenges that LGBT asylum seekers face in verifying their claims, with a focus on a Ugandan asylum seeker fighting for the right to stay in the UK, after being threatened directly by the country's most notoriously anti-gay politico (author of the "Kill the Gays" bill, David Bahati).
Behind the Camera Lens in Honduras GlobalPost. June 2, 2010 A profile of two Central American documentary filmmakers I met in Argentina, finishing up their feature film on the 2009 coup d'etat in Honduras. Joseph Huff-Hannon
A short film I worked on in Brazil is now available online:
Battle for the Xingupremiered at film festivals worldwide last year, now International Rivers Network is using it in their outreach and advocacy work around the impact of dams on indigenous communities, especially in the Brazilian Amazon. It was directed & produced by Iara Lee and George Gund, founders of Caipirinha Productions. After coming back from production in the Amazon, I also wrote this piece.
President Obama, War is Bad Romance The Guardian (UK). March 22, 2010 In which anti-war student activists pump up the jams and decry the 'Bad Romance' they say they're stuck in with the Obama administration. [Photos]