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Conga, Gregorio Santos and Máxima Acuna August 31, 2014 23:07

Conga, Gregorio Santos and Máxima Acuna

The words are a battle cry, a plea to save the region’s environment and water supply and put an end to predatory and polluting [...]
Regeneration as degeneration August 31, 2014 23:02

Regeneration as degeneration

During the Edinburgh Fringe, we stayed in a delightful apartment in Leith. Leith is the old port-town of Edinburgh.   Steve Latham   It [...]
What is peace? August 24, 2014 00:03

What is peace?

A white cow is not a white dove, says Eduardo Embry, a Chilean poet based in the UK. A gracing pristine cow is heavy, [...]
Reparations and genetics: Have they anything to say to each other? August 24, 2014 00:01

Reparations and genetics: Have they anything to say to each other?

Genetic modification and reparations for slavery might seem on first appearances to be somewhat distant companions.   Nigel Pocock   How should we define [...]
“F” is for Fringe August 24, 2014 00:00

“F” is for Fringe

Visiting the Edinburgh Fringe, we went to several stand-up comedians; and we learned that bad language and explicit sexual references are endemic. In particular, [...]
Carpe Diem August 23, 2014 17:39

Carpe Diem

(…) My wife has proposed a family suicide / both of us and our two daughters / when the mushroom cloud arrives (…) Affonso [...]
Revelation of “Boyhood” August 17, 2014 18:45

Revelation of “Boyhood”

This is the latest film directed by Richard Linklater. Astonishingly, the movie was filmed over twelve years, taking thirty-nine days of shooting.   Steve [...]
Are we decadent? August 10, 2014 00:03

Are we decadent?

“Decadence” is usually a term used by right-wing people to castigate individuals and societies with whom they disagree, and whose lifestyle they disapprove of. [...]
CTRL + (H)ALT + DELETE: Israel and the Palestinians August 9, 2014 16:54

CTRL + (H)ALT + DELETE: Israel and the Palestinians

There is a photograph of this graffito beside an Israeli army checkpoint; it seems to sum up the Gaza situation: electronic eavesdropping, media manipulation [...]
A requiem for Gaza August 3, 2014 11:12

A requiem for Gaza

The killing of Palestine’s civilian population, including women and children, is unjustifiable. The people of Palestine can only choose between freedom and death.   [...]
Palestine and our daughters and sons July 27, 2014 00:04

Palestine and our daughters and sons

I wonder what effects the facts in Palestina have on our lives. The Gaza Strip is more than 3500 kilometres away from London (and [...]
Palestine… Imprisoned in the open air July 27, 2014 00:03

Palestine… Imprisoned in the open air

The genocide committed against Palestine is reminiscent of the Napoleonic phrase: “God is on the side with the best artillery.” It hits/ your whip [...]
Money rules July 21, 2014 00:03

Money rules

Society is being hollowed out by a set of non-values which are overwhelming ever other set of criteria for evaluating worth.   Steve Latham [...]
Praise to forgetfulness July 20, 2014 00:02

Praise to forgetfulness

Fanatical fans are from everywhere not only here in this country of crazy, violent, passionate people… without passion, they want to see themselves reflected [...]
Playing with dragons July 12, 2014 21:35

Playing with dragons

How do we fill that vast expanse of empty time during the post-university phase of early adult life, before working out what to do [...]

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