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Double Visions by Apichatpong Weerasethakul

Installation view of Dilbar by Apichatpong Weerasethakul, 2013 The exhibition Double Visions by the Thai film director and contemporary artist Apichatpong Weerasethakul was recently on display at the Anthony Reynolds Gallery in London. Born in 1970 in Bangkok, Weerasethakul has established himself as one of the foremost art house directors of his generation. Widely celebrated…

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Coca-Cola and the Exploitation of the Migrant Worker

Coca-Cola ad ‘Hello Happiness’, released 7th of May 2014 Coca-Cola has launched a new advertising campaign which features a ‘Hello Happiness Phone Booth’, a special phone booth that accepts Coca-Cola bottle caps instead of coins and which enables migrant workers in Dubai to connect to their family members in South Asia. Described by Coca-Cola as…

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Soma and the Contemptuous Regime

The photograph of Yusuf Yerkel, an adviser to Prime Minister Erdoğan, kicking a protester in the mining town of Soma has become a symbol for the contempt with which the Turkish government is treating its people. It shows Yerkel kicking the anonymous protester already lying on the ground as he is manhandled by two special…