Monthly Archives: April 2014

Bandits and ‘Mojave Max’

Marxist historian Eric Hobsbawm made a classic distinction between ‘bandits’ and ‘social bandits’: while the former ‘simultaneously challenges the economic, social and political order by challenging those who hold or lay claim to power, law and the control of resources’, … Continue reading

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Another Casualty in the Battle to Protect Mountain Gorillas

News has emerged that the director of Virunga National Park, Emmanuel De Merode has been shot and is currently in a critical but stable condition in hospital. It is reported (BBC news and Yahoo News) that his vehicle was ambushed … Continue reading

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Dyer warnings of climate change

One of the niches carved out by journalist-academic, Gwynne Dyer, is to crystal-ball gaze into the future security implications of climate change. Even if Dyer’s approach is considered a touch too populist for those firmly attuned to analytical rigour nevertheless … Continue reading

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