Panopticon – five haiku

Can haiku be political? I don’t see why not. Haiku purists may cringe at the thought of tying the eternal, ‘zen’-like form to the fleeting nature of politics; to a certain extent, I can understand their fears. I suppose it depends on how we define the ‘political’. There are plenty of ‘political’ haiku on the …

Your passport is not yours – Solidarity with Edward Snowden

(Re-published from the Passaport Project blog) Last January, Catalan journalist Nicolás Valle published a highly informative article detailing the increasing number of physical border walls and barriers that are popping up across the planet. 24 years after the fall of the Berlin Wall, there are now 41,890 km of walls (concrete, metal, or a combination …