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    New Book: Spaces of War, War of Spaces

    Published July 23rd 2020 by Bloomsbury Editor(s): Sarah Maltby, Ben O’Loughlin, Katy Parry, Laura Roselle Cover image: Aluminium Waste Pond at Petkovici from the Bleed series 2005. © Simon-Norfolk Spaces of War, War of Spaces provides a rich, international and multi-disciplinary engagement with the convergence of war and media through the conceptual lens of ‘space’ Visit the book website Click here to purchase. Use 35% online discount code: GLRTW5 Overview ‘Space’ offers a profound, challenging and original framework through which notions of communication, embodiment, enactment, memory and power are interrogated not only in terms of how media spaces (traditional, digital, cultural, aesthetic, embodied, mnemonic) transform the conduct, outcomes and consequences of war for all involved,…

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    Killing for Show

    Photography, War, and the Media in Vietnam and Iraq New book by Julian Stallabrass Rowman & Littlefield Publishers In the autumn of 2014, the Royal Air Force released blurry video of a missile blowing up a pick-up truck which may have had a weapon attached to its flatbed. This was a lethal form of gesture politics: to send a £9-million bomber from Cyprus to Iraq and back, burning £35,000 an hour in fuel, to launch a smart missile costing £100,000 to destroy a truck or, rather, to create a video that shows it being destroyed. Some lives are ended—it is impossible to tell whose—so that the government can pretend that…

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    Vote at Airspace Tribunal

    Airspace Tribunal: Session 4 The final session, on Saturday, 14 November 2020, 2 to 3 PM Eastern Standard Time, will include final statements by the Experts and Counsel, followed by questions and then a vote by the audience (the Tribunal) in favour of or against the proposed new human right. Over the last century, humans have radically transformed airspace: chemically, territorially, militarily, and psychologically. Technological developments mean that this transformation is accelerating and growing in complexity. The associated threats to our human rights are not adequately addressed by the current legal framework. ‘The Airspace Tribunal’, European Human Rights Law Review (2018). Context The Airspace Tribunal is an international public forum…

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    The Airspace Tribunal: Toronto Hearing

    The Airspace Tribunal: an international public forum to consider the case for and against a new human right to protect the freedom to live without physical or psychological threat from above  The following are the dates for the Toronto Hearing – all times are EST Sunday, 1 November 2020, 2 – 4 PM Wednesday, 4 November 2020, 2 – 4 PM Saturday, 7 November 2020, 2 – 4 PM Saturday, 14 November 2020, 2 – 3 PM (all times are Toronto – Eastern Standard Time) FREE  Online (via Zoom)  The Toronto hearing of the Airspace Tribunal is co-presented by The Power Plant and the Master of Visual Studies program at the Daniels Faculty,…

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    New Book: On Commemoration

    Global Reflections upon Remembering War Edited By Catherine Gilbert, Kate McLoughlin and Niall Munro Peter Lang Publishing How, in the twenty-first century, can we do commemoration better? In particular, how can commemoration contribute to post-war reconciliation and reconstruction? In this book, a global roster of distinguished writers, artists, musicians, religious leaders, military veterans and scholars debate these questions and ponder the future of commemoration. They include the world-renowned architect Daniel Libeskind, the Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Tony Horwitz, the award-winning novelists Aminatta Forna and Rachel Seiffert, and the human rights lawyer and Gifford Baillie Prize-winner Philippe Sands. Polemics and reflections together with poetry and creative prose movingly illuminate a subject that…