The 30 Pesos that Triggered Chile’s October Protests

In October of 2019, thousands of Chilean people took to the streets to protest the government. Anger long beneath the surface was triggered by a metro fare hike of 30 pesos ($0.04) in the capital city of Santiago.  30 pesos may not seem much of a fare hike, but Chile’s neo-liberal policies made it intoContinue reading “The 30 Pesos that Triggered Chile’s October Protests”

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The Trans-National Politics of Deepa Mehta’s Filming History in Sri Lanka

Funny Boy(cott) ‘Cultural Diplomacy is Foreign Policy’ wrote Eelam Tamil journalist Sinthujan Varatharajah in an Instagram story last week. Varatharajah is at the frontline of boycott calls for Deepa Mehta and her film adaptation of ‘Funny Boy’. They have three ‘Instagram Story Highlights’ on Mehta’s directorial history of reducing Sri Lanka to a country thatContinue reading “The Trans-National Politics of Deepa Mehta’s Filming History in Sri Lanka”