Posts Tagged ‘immigration’

MISCELLANY 30.09.14

Tuesday, September 30th, 2014

Here’s some lighter fare in lieu of some deeper discourse and new music news coming soon!

CIRCLE OF ABSTRACT RITUAL:
“This film took 300,000 photos, riots, wildfires, paintings in abandoned houses, two years and zero graphics to make. It changed my entire life.” – Jeff Frost


Master drummer, Nathu Solinky, plays Nagara, a type of paired kettle drums from Pushkar, India. Apparently “an indispensable component of any North Indian wedding”!


TYLER THE CREATOR ON LARRY KING LIVE:

Tyler the Creator is the rabble-rousing rapper and creative entrepreneur who was controversially denied entrance to New Zealand last year, preventing him from opening for Eminem with his group, Odd Future. “Under Immigration legislation, people who are believed to be a threat to public order can be refused entry to the country – though (the Immigration NZ Border Operation Manager) says this is the first time she can recall it being applied to a musical act… Generally it’s aimed at organisations like white supremacists and neo-Nazis, people who have come in here to be public speakers, holocaust deniers – those kinds of people.”

While he may appear at times to be mysogynist asshole, here he is being civil to the veteran talk-show host, Larry King. A curious intergenerational conversation!

A GUARD’S VIEW OF AUSTRALIAN IMMIGRATION DETENTION FACILITIES

Friday, February 21st, 2014

There has been alot in the news recently highlighting the plight of asylum seekers in Australia – all of whom are now sent to offshore processing centres in Nauru or Manus Island (Papa New Guinea). “The desolation, the isolation and the hopelessness clearly show a humanitarian disaster in the making and the Australian tax payer is picking up the extraordinary bill” said Greens senator, Sarah Hanson-Young.

Click the image for an interesting cartoon depiction of the situation from an ex-employee:

DETENTION

(serco-story.theglobalmail.org)