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Engaged Anthropology: Politics Beyond the Text

Engaged Anthropology: Politics Beyond the Text

Our good friend, Stuart Kirsch, has a new book just published that is an absolute must read. This latest book, recently released by the University of California Press, deals with the nature of anthropology and its in ...

The Complexities of Thai Education System in Patani

The Complexities of Thai Education System in Patani

Ibrahim Keela, a 25-year-old youth activist and student, shares his thoughts with AK Rockefeller about the institutional challenges on education and livelihood. He hails from Yala, a province in south Thailand. Thai ...

The Australian Dream

The Australian Dream

In days gone by, I would have celebrated Australia Day like most other people. Oblivious to the scale of the horrors inflicted upon the indigenous people of this Great Southern Land, I would have consumed my Vegemite ...

The Release of Filep Karma and the Price of Freedom in Indonesia

The Release of Filep Karma and the Price of Freedom in Indonesia

In a surprising turn of events, West Papuan political prisoner, Filep Karma has been released from prison after serving 11 years of a 15 year sentence. ...

AK Rockefeller ~ Exist
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AK Rockefeller ~ Exist

"You must have a plan. If you don’t have a plan you will become part of somebody else’s plan." | Music by Ak Rockefeller | Video by Humphrey King | "How do you know you exist?" ...

The Slum is the Measure of Civilization

The Slum is the Measure of Civilization

Photos taken by Zashnain of a small slum near to Soi Chan 16, Sathorn. We’re seeing a negative change in Bangkok, of heightened apathy and further marginalization of the urban poor and the homeless.   &nbs ...

Commitment in the Face of Conflict

Commitment in the Face of Conflict

In 2014, students from Prince of Songkla University advocated for peace in conflict-torn south Thailand. In fact on many occasions, students and young people take the lead in championing for justice, human rights an ...

A Time for Hope in West Papua

A Time for Hope in West Papua

In the wake of West Papua’s long awaited acceptance as a part of the Melanesian Spearhead Group, the time is coming for the cries of the Papuan people to be heard. ...

No Signs of Peace in South Thailand

No Signs of Peace in South Thailand

With increasing violence between warring militants and military, south Thailand has not seen any evidence of peace. ...

Delia / The Efformation

Delia / The Efformation

'Delia' by Humphrey King // shaping contemporary narrative / (out of nothing but air) / POLITICAL REALITY. / IS TRANSFORMED ...

Patani Students, Youths Arrested in Thai Army Crackdown

Patani Students, Youths Arrested in Thai Army Crackdown

Martial law. The rule of the military in the south provinces of Thailand (ThaiSouth) has been around for about a decade, due to insurgency between warring Patani factions and the security forces. That said, the junta ...

Mining Capitalism: The Relationship between Corporations and their Critics

Mining Capitalism: The Relationship between Corporations and their Critics

Mining Capitalism is a new book by Stuart Kirsch published by University of California Press with cover art by AK Rockefeller. We are very excited to play a small part in this groundbreaking work towards understandi ...

A Void in Kuala Lumpur, the Death of Humanity

A Void in Kuala Lumpur, the Death of Humanity

‘Holier Than Thou’ Prevailing attitudes towards the homeless , the vagabond, the beggar, the ostracized, are based on the view that government officials, officers of enforcement agencies and representativ ...

Memory loss, political strangulation as a messiah rampages again

Memory loss, political strangulation as a messiah rampages again

She doesn’t know, he doesn’t remember, while another friend seems disinterested with my queries, and my persistence. While it was all passionate intelligent talk almost a month ago, now it’s simply ...

Merdeka!

Merdeka!

“Merdeka” means freedom or independence in Malay and Indonesian. Papua Merdeka! is the rallying cry for the independence movement in West Papua. ...