Portfolio

A list of links to every article I wrote in the last year (listed by topic, current as of January 2016) can be found here. A partial bibliography of my work (related to WikiLeaks, Snowden/Greenwald/Poitras, intelligence agencies, TPPA, and the New Zealand government) can be found here.

Fresh off the press:

TASS News Agency: “The Oppression of the Internet is Global”

Contraspin: “Being Julian Assange” [Retweeted by Julian Assange, WikiLeaks, Kim Dotcom]

The Spin Bin: “You, Me and the GCSB” 

MintPressNews: A Quarter Million in Berlin Say No! To The TTIP”

We Are Change: “Assange Talks Brennan, CIA and the Future of Journalism” [Retweeted by WikiLeaks]

There is a long list of “big names” who have shared my work, including Wikileaks, Glenn Greenwald, Russell Brand, Bianca Jagger, Roseanne Barr, and whistleblowers like Jesselyn Radack and Thomas Drake among others, as well as thousands of activists, journalists and related organisations, and tens of thousands of ordinary citizens worldwide.

I have written for a number of websites/publications. Several of my articles feature in excess of 50 source links. My opus on my years of experience covering the targeting of Kim Dotcom by intelligence agencies contains 99 source links!

My mammoth take-down of Boston Globe columnist Michael Cohen’s anti-Snowden Twitter rant made quite a splash and was retweeted and commented on by Glenn Greenwald amongst other noteworthy figures. Glenn also shared this transcript of a recent hour-long interview I did with Occupy America.

I have written a series of very well received articles for The Spin Bin analysing New Zealand journalism faux pas, often in the context of the #DirtyPolitics scandal and its massive implications for Kiwi politics and media. With zero advertising budget and no circulation other than a few tweets, The Spin Bin quickly gained more than ~7000 readers despite only having a half dozen articles posted. The official Twitter account is being followed by some of the biggest names in NZ journalism. It has also had international impact, with several of the articles being shared by the Wikileaks Twitter account, among other social media influencers. It’s success attracted accomplished contributors like Giovanni Tiso and Mandy Hager, who it has been a pleasure to work with.

The international spin-off Contraspin has focused on debunking media myths about major international political, technological and new media figures and organisations. I have written a number of pieces there and was ecstatic when the accomplished American actor and director John Cusack also contributed by allowing us to republish his fantastic piece “The Snowden Principle“.

You can also check out my maiden piece for Kiwi staple Public Address: Hong Kong and The Matrix.

International:

I have also been repeatedly published by the fantastic American activism and political news site MintPress News, working alongside a group of accomplished activists and journalists that produce cutting-edge content for a diverse international audience.

Mainstream press:

On a number of occasions my work has been referenced by major mainstream news organisations:

  • RT.com article featuring video footage taken by me and some of my live tweets
  • IBTimes.co.uk also featured one of my Million Mask March 2014 pics

Video:

I have recently started a new web series called “Kiwi In Moscow”It is available on You Tube and Vimeo. You can watch the first episode below:

You can also see my 2016 documentary “Diary of a Person of Interest” on You Tube and Vimeo. The documentary details my experiences of being targeted by intelligence agencies in New Zealand because of my work:

Live Coverage:

Video:  On behalf of Occupy New Zealand media team, I have performed live video interviews with many activists, politicians and celebrities. The backbone of my interview style is my often long, unorthodox, and spontaneous questions, along with a natural willingness to break with mainstream traditions.

Photo-journalism: I have photographed and/or blogged about ~50 political and activism events coordinated by a variety of organisations. Please check my Solidarity page for some examples. (ONZ media team has covered in excess of 100 such events, throughout New Zealand, and there is often several of us present at any one event). 

Live-tweets: Through our social network of individual and group accounts, my Twitter commentary, photographs, videos and articles have helped gain massive traction both locally and worldwide for activism causes, helping to educate the public about them.

Twitter – @Suzi3D
My relatively new ‘real person’ account covers journalism issues and shares my work and reactions to it.

Twitter – @endarken
My original and well-known Twitter account for activism and live coverage circulates information on many controversial topics and I am famously outspoken on it, though always in defense of others and of the common good. Possibly my proudest Twitter moment (other than being retweeted by Wikileaks, Christine Assange, and women’s rights heroes like Mona Eltahawy) was captured in this episode of The Young Turks – the #1 Internet News show with over 2 billion views. My defiant response to a Time Magazine reporter’s tweet fantasising about Julian Assange being killed by a drone, snowballed into global outrage and became the centerpiece of TYT host Cenk Uygur‘s narrative.

Occupy:

In my capacity as a member of Occupy Auckland & Occupy New Zealand media teams I write for the team’s blog Occupy Savvy. Alongside event coverage, other notable topics written about include: TrapWire, the Icelandic Revolution, COINTELPRO (in the context of the Occupy movement), police brutality and many other contemporary and controversial topics often shied away from by the mainstream media.

I also wrote this analysis of the 2012 Presidential Debates hashtag #OccupyTheDebates for OccupyWallSt.org, which was my first experience of working with international editors to make my work approachable to a global audience.

Personal:

My personal blog, Endarken, (named after my first Twitter account) has also had a lot of attention, again due to the controversial nature of many of the topics discussed there. It contains articles about the movement against the GCSB Bill (NZ’s NSA); the ‘Roastbusters‘ rape-crew scandal and the woeful police response to it; analyses of criticisms against the hacker group Anonymous, and of slurs against Glenn Greenwald; a study of NZ’s Watergate (known as #DirtyPolitics) and one of the different viewer responses (including my first person experience of covering the event live) of Glenn Greenwald, Julian Assange, Kim Dotcom and Edward Snowden‘s Moment of Truth event in Auckland.

There is also a collection of my poetry and some very frank appraisal of other challenges faced by myself and countless other people around the world who engage in work that their governments find inconvenient, and wish to suppress.