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 Antonio Gramsci: A Cultural Base for Positive ActionAntonio Gramsci: A Cultural Base for Positive Action by Rene Wadlow
 New York SubwayNew York Subway by Jan Sand
If I entwined my hair with flashing light,Inscribed my forehead bright with fire redDiagrams of curves and clouds to bring to sightThe cavorting shapes moving in my head;
 Julian Assange: A Thousand Days in BelmarshJulian Assange: A Thousand Days in Belmarsh by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
Julian Assange has now been in the maximum-security facilities of Belmarsh prison for over 1,000 days. On the occasion of his 1,000th day of imprisonment, campaigners, supporters and kindred spirits gathered to show their su
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 AntySaurus Prick #027AntySaurus Prick #027 by Thanos Kalamidas
For more AntySaurus Prick, HERE!
 Heath LedgerHeath Ledger by The Ovi Team
 Queen Victoria diesQueen Victoria dies by The Ovi Team
The death of Queen Victoria on January 22, 1901, ends an era in which most of her British subjects know no other monarch. Her 63-year reign, the longest in British history, saw the growth of an empire on which the sun never set. Victoria restored digni
 Australia and Japan confirm their mutual defence trajectoryAustralia and Japan confirm their mutual defence trajectory by Murray Hunter
Australia and Japan confirm their mutual defence trajectory The Reciprocal Access Agreement is a symbolic breakout for both nations
 Detox PrayerDetox Prayer by George Cassidy Payne
I am weak but willingI am flawed but fluid. I am lost but listening. I am ready for you to come through the portals.  From my crown to the roots of my feet
 Pitirim Sorokin:The Renewal of HumanityPitirim Sorokin:The Renewal of Humanity by Rene Wadlow
 Ephemera #037Ephemera #037 by Thanos Kalamidas
For more Ephemera, HERE!
 Don DeLillo's White NoiseDon DeLillo's White Noise by The Ovi Team
 Tehran frees US hostages Tehran frees US hostages by The Ovi Team
January 21st 1981; The 52 American hostages held at the US embassy in Tehran for more than 14 months arrived in West Germany on their way home to the United States. The former diplomats and embassy staff stepped from the plane onto the tarmac a
 Ukraine-Donbas-Russian Frontier: Is a Non-govermental Interposition Peace Team a Possibility?Ukraine-Donbas-Russian Frontier: Is a Non-govermental Interposition Peace Team a Possibility? by Rene Wadlow
Despite USA-Russian Federation discussions in Geneva and a full Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) meeting, there seems to be no advance toward a reduction of an estimated 100,000 Russian troops on th
 New WorldNew World by Nikos Laios
Someday they will say That we lived in a world Of desolation and strife, Of empty cities and townsPandemic bomb days Beheadings a
 Finnish MP Kimmo Kiljunen calls for an impartial international inquiry into the situation in KazakhstanFinnish MP Kimmo Kiljunen calls for an impartial international inquiry into the situation in Kazakhstan by Ovi Magazine Guest
Finnish MP Kimmo Kiljunen calls for an impartial international inquiry into the situation in Kazakhstan “I would like to express my heartfelt c
 Tang & Ram #026Tang & Ram #026 by Thanos Kalamidas
For more Tang & Ram, HERE!
 Jerry Lee Lewis in Grand Ole OpryJerry Lee Lewis in Grand Ole Opry by The Ovi Team
 John F Kennedy sworn in as US presidentJohn F Kennedy sworn in as US president by The Ovi Team
January 20 1961; The Democrat John F Kennedy was sworn in as the youngest ever elected president of the United States. The 43-year-old Roman Catholic was inaugurated as the 35th president on a snow-covered Capitol Hill in Washington. He takes o
 The Crisis Over Cattle - FG and States lock horns over open grazing by herdersThe Crisis Over Cattle - FG and States lock horns over open grazing by herders by Kola King
There\'s noticeable beef in the land over cattle. This culinary delight which is the preferred choice of master chefs and aficionados has become the source of anger and anxiety in many parts of the nation. At the moment, Ful
 Contains AllContains All by Saloni Kaul
Contains AllThink hard in the boxThat contains all world\'s puzzles!That\'s the paradox.
 Alexandre Marc : Con-federalism, Cultural Renewal and Trans-frontier CooperationAlexandre Marc : Con-federalism, Cultural Renewal and Trans-frontier Cooperation by Rene Wadlow
 Ghostin' #026Ghostin' #026 by Thanos Kalamidas
For more Ghostin\' HERE!
 Indira GandhiIndira Gandhi by The Ovi Team
January 19th 1966; Indira Gandhi, only daughter of India\'s first prime minister Jawaharlal Nehru, became the country\'s next leader. She was chosen at the end of a bitter leadership battle with former finance minister Morarji Desai. Following
 The Master BuilderThe Master Builder by The Ovi Team
January 19th 1893; Henrik Ibsen\'s play The Master Builder receives its premiere performance in Berlin. The play was first performed at the Lessing Theatre, Berlin, with Emanuel Reicher as Solness. It opened at the Trafalgar Theatre, London on
 Dangerous Precedents and Hypothetical Threats: The Deportation of Novak DjokovicDangerous Precedents and Hypothetical Threats: The Deportation of Novak Djokovic by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
Australia’s treatment of Novak Djokovic, the tennis world number one, has been revelatory. Unintentionally, this has exposed the seedier, arbitrary and inconsistent nature of Australia’s border policies. The appr
 Those early yearsThose early years by Bohdan Yuri
I didn’t learn much in those early years,just remembered a few essential things,and my middle years were mostly spentconvalescing through my hidden fears.
 Serious, frivolous, cold peopleSerious, frivolous, cold people by Joseph Gatt
To put things simply, serious people try to solve problems and plan their future lives. Frivolous people are more concerned with being funny and making people laugh. Cold people are mean, but that\'s because they want to be left alone and don\'
 Mika Toxica #016Mika Toxica #016 by Thanos Kalamidas
For more Mika Toxica, HERE!
 A.A. MilneA.A. Milne by The Ovi Team
 Cook discovers HawaiiCook discovers Hawaii by The Ovi Team
 Peace conference begins in ParisPeace conference begins in Paris by The Ovi Team
January 18th 1919 in Paris, France, some of the most powerful people in the world meet to begin the long, complicated negotiations that would officially mark the end of the First World War. Leaders of the victorious Allied powers--France, Great
 Martin Luther King DayMartin Luther King Day by The Ovi Team
It took 15 years to create the federal Martin Luther King, Jr., holiday. Congressman John Conyers, Democrat from Michigan, first introduced legislation for a commemorative holiday four days after King was assassinated in 1968. After the bill be
 Write downWrite down by Amir Khatib
Yes, write down the legend whose author we do not know: The gravedigger woke up at dawn, as usual. And the stars are still winking in the sky, He started digging and singing...
 Robert M. Hutchins: Building on Earlier FoundationsRobert M. Hutchins: Building on Earlier Foundations by Rene Wadlow
 Sceptic feathers #026Sceptic feathers #026 by Thanos Kalamidas
For more Sceptic feathers, HERE!
 PopeyePopeye by The Ovi Team
January 17th 1929; Popeye the Sailor Man, a cartoon character created by Elzie Segar, first appears in the Thimble Theatre comic strip. Popeye the Sailor Man is a fictional hero notable for appearing in comic strips and animated films as well a
 Mother of all BattlesMother of all Battles by The Ovi Team
January 17 1991; The Gulf War Allies send hundreds of planes on bombing raids into Iraq, at the start of Operation Desert Storm. The American, British, French, Saudi and Kuwaiti aircraft took off at 2330 GMT. Their bombs were aimed at military
 Henry Usborne (16 Jan. 1909 -16 March 1996) World Citizen ActivistHenry Usborne (16 Jan. 1909 -16 March 1996) World Citizen Activist by Rene Wadlow
Henry Usborne was a British Member of Parliament (M.P.) elected in the Labour Party landslide in 1945. He was re-elected in 1950. He was an engineer and Burmingham businessman yet a socialist. Born in India, he always had a
 She's Krotoa in a man's world, Cleopatra in a woman'sShe's Krotoa in a man's world, Cleopatra in a woman's by Abigail George
(for my slave ancestry)     Once she was a high schoolstudent, reading Bessie Head, and AtholFugard’s plays, bipolar-experimenting
 More on serious, frivolous, cold company culturesMore on serious, frivolous, cold company cultures by Joseph Gatt
I am kind of a serious individual when it comes to getting work done. That is a lot of times I like to discuss company problems, try to solve them, and try to build a future for the company. I\'ve worked for many cold organ
 Ma-Siri & Alexa #022Ma-Siri & Alexa #022 by Thanos Kalamidas
For more Ma-Siri & Alexa, HERE!
 Benny Goodman in Carnegie HallBenny Goodman in Carnegie Hall by The Ovi Team
 RainsRains by Jan Sand
There are rains that drag fog skirtsAcross the country-side in stealthy hiss,That, gently, in determinationDampens down the grass with sodden kissOf sky
 Stringfellow Barr; Joining the Human RaceStringfellow Barr; Joining the Human Race by Rene Wadlow
 Screws & Chips #022Screws & Chips #022 by Thanos Kalamidas
For more Screws & Chips, HERE!
 Hill Street Blues beginsHill Street Blues begins by The Ovi Team
January 15th 1981; Hill Street Blues, television\'s landmark cops-and-robbers drama, debuts on NBC. When Hill Street Blues first appeared, the police show had pretty much been given up for dead. Critics savaged stodgy and moralistic melodramas,
 Albert Schweitzer: Respect for Life Against Nuclear DeathAlbert Schweitzer: Respect for Life Against Nuclear Death by Rene Wadlow
 Oh Carol, PoemOh Carol, Poem by Michael Lee Johnson
You treat me like soiled underwear.I work my way through.I gave up jitterbug dancing, that cha-cha-chá,all my eccentric moves, theatric acting, poetry slams.
 Serious cultures, frivolous cultures, cold culturesSerious cultures, frivolous cultures, cold cultures by Joseph Gatt
Of all the organizations I was associated with in the past, I would say the organizations can fit into three categories of corporate culture: serious, frivolous or cold and distant. Serious organizations are those where the
 Ephemera #036Ephemera #036 by Thanos Kalamidas
For more Ephemera, HERE!
 Marilyn Monroe marries Joe DiMaggioMarilyn Monroe marries Joe DiMaggio by The Ovi Team
 Conrad returns to LondonConrad returns to London by The Ovi Team
January 14th, on this day in 1894, Joseph Conrad returns to London to settle down after a long career at sea. There, he begins rewriting a story he had been working on during his travels, which becomes his first novel, Almayer\'s Folly.
 2022: Matters Arising - What's on the table this year?2022: Matters Arising - What's on the table this year? by Kola King
The year 2021 has come and gone. 2022 has quitely rolled in with its bag and baggage. The previous year was shaped by the global pandemic. This affected many economies due to the global lockdown in 2020 and its concomitant e
 The sacredThe sacred by George Cassidy Payne
is when you knowthat shoveling the drivewayis a Catholic massand eating at Red Lobster is the same as receiving communion, that\'s pray
 (Science-fiction) Let's make a virus!(Science-fiction) Let's make a virus! by Joseph Gatt
You see, Gatt. They borrow money to start a business. Raise startup funds. They go to the bank and come up with grandiose schemes for their business. They claim to have invented a better version of Amazon or Facebook. You s
 Worming #026Worming #026 by Thanos Kalamidas
for more Worming, HERE!
 Wyatt EarpWyatt Earp by The Ovi Team
 Allies bomb IraqAllies bomb Iraq by The Ovi Team
January 13th 1993; American, British and French fighter jets carried out a series of bombing raids over southern Iraq. The Iraqis have repeatedly breached the \"no-fly zone\" set up after the Gulf War - which began almost two years ago - and ma
 Writers' strikeWriters' strike by The Ovi Team
 Great Powers' New Year Resolution: Now We Need ActionGreat Powers' New Year Resolution: Now We Need Action by Rene Wadlow
On 3 January 2022 the People\'s Republic of China, the French Republic, the Russian Federation, the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, and the United States of America issued a joint statement on security,
 Marching BootsMarching Boots by Nikos Laios
The marching boots,The guns, the bayonets,Flapping flags,Clenched fists,Empty squares,The siren wails.
 The future of scienceThe future of science by Joseph Gatt
I have the feeling that theoretical science seems to be dead and needs a rebirth. Data science is in; where you have people studying patterns and trends in data, and a lot of what scientists are asked to do is fix the data or come up with new w
 A fistful of cactus #015A fistful of cactus #015 by Thanos Kalamidas
For more A fistful of cactus, HERE!
 Soviet forces break the siege of LeningradSoviet forces break the siege of Leningrad by The Ovi Team
January 12 1943; Soviet troops create a breach in the German siege of Leningrad, which had lasted for a year and a half. The Soviet forces punched a hole in the siege, which ruptured the German encirclement and allowed for more supplies to come
 Jack LondonJack London by The Ovi Team
January 12th 1876; On this day, Jack London, the illegitimate son of an astrolog
 Can an effective new political force emerge in Malaysia?Can an effective new political force emerge in Malaysia? by Murray Hunter
Can an effective new political force emerge in Malaysia? There is now a field of new players
 I begI beg by Bohdan Yuri
I beg my will to show me still the simple strength from within, that I may hold on beyond the end and not fall weak to wanting trends.  I beg my mind
 Society of truth, society of liesSociety of truth, society of lies by Joseph Gatt
There are basically two types of social models that you will encounter: social models based on the truth, and social models based on lies. In social models based on the truth, the smart survive and the stupid don\'t. All yo
 Always something; the family edition #024Always something; the family edition #024 by Thanos Kalamidas
For more Always something; the family edition, HERE!
 Nikos KavvadiasNikos Kavvadias by The Ovi Team
Nikos Kavvadias born in January 11, 1910 and he was a poet and writer; current
 Stalin deports TrotskyStalin deports Trotsky by The Ovi Team
January 11th 1928; Leon Trotsky, a leader of the Bolshevik revolution and early architect of the Soviet state, is deported by Soviet leader Joseph Stalin to Alma-Ata in remote Soviet Central Asia. He lived there in internal exile for a year bef
 Hindutvadi chauvinism needs to be censuredHindutvadi chauvinism needs to be censured by Dr. Habib Siddiqui
Chauvinism remains the greatest threat to pluralism and often triggers genocide. When a chauvinist group is in power, it poses a mortal threat to others not just within its own confined spaces but also outside. In our time, Modi and the Sangh P
 I no longer dream!I no longer dream! by Amir Khatib
I no longer dream! Dreams were my only commodity to live; sell it to people And if I can\'t dream about it again, Decorate it as they like,
 COVID-19 Elevating Concerns About Food Safety and SecurityCOVID-19 Elevating Concerns About Food Safety and Security by Ovi Magazine Guest
COVID-19 Elevating Concerns About Food Safety and Security The latest fallout from the coronavirus pandemic? Food safety and security now rank among consumers’ top global concerns. Ac
 AntySaurus Prick #026AntySaurus Prick #026 by Thanos Kalamidas
For more AntySaurus Prick, HERE!
 Dashiell HammettDashiell Hammett by The Ovi Team
 The League of NationsThe League of Nations by The Ovi Team
On January 10, 1920, the League of Nations formally comes into being when the Covenant of the League of Nations, ratified by 42 nations in 1919, takes effect. In 1914, a political assassination in Sarajevo set off a chain of events that led to
 ThereforeTherefore by Abigail George
 Analysandly blindAnalysandly blind by David Barger
       Roger dodger       Came the call.The lunatics have escaped!     They hide within
 Where did all the speeches go?Where did all the speeches go? by Joseph Gatt
I remember times when there were so many public speeches I had to catch up with that I didn\'t have enough time. I literally had to sit through Sundays catching up with all the public speeches I had to catch up with from politicians, journalist
 Ephemera #035Ephemera #035 by Thanos Kalamidas
For more Ephemera, HERE!
 Bond features Aston MartinBond features Aston Martin by The Ovi Team
January 9th 1965; James Bond movie \"Goldfinger,\" driving an Aston Martin Silver Birch DB5 sports car premiers. Aston Martins would go on to appear in a number of other Bond films. Aston Martin\'s roots date back to 1913, when Robert Bamford a
 iPhone birthdayiPhone birthday by The Ovi Team
January 9th, On this day in 2007, Apple Inc. CEO Steve Jobs unveils the iP
 Sir Tony Blair: Bloody Knight of the RealmSir Tony Blair: Bloody Knight of the Realm by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
Awards and honours bestowed by States or private committees, republican or monarchical, are bound to be corrupted by considerations of hypocrisy, racketeering and general, chummy disposition. From the Nobel Peace Prize to th
 Palette Of The PoetPalette Of The Poet by Jan Sand
There are certain colorsVery popular,Like a child’s strong reds,Deep blues, elemental hues,Strong shades of love, desire.Sometimes
 Carl Rogers: Healing the Person and the StateCarl Rogers: Healing the Person and the State by Rene Wadlow
 Tang & Ram #025Tang & Ram #025 by Thanos Kalamidas
For more Tang & Ram, HERE!
 Randolph Hearst stops Citizen KaneRandolph Hearst stops Citizen Kane by The Ovi Team
January 8th, one of Hollywood’s most famous clashes of the titans - an ups
 The role of corruption and narcotics in the Thai deep south insurgencyThe role of corruption and narcotics in the Thai deep south insurgency by Murray Hunter
The role of corruption and narcotics in the Thai deep south insurgency Why any negotiated solution to the insurgency will be extremely difficult
 At a Red LightAt a Red Light by George Cassidy Payne
There are those who only have their name to give as thanks. Have you seen a two year old boy hand his papa an orange peel?That is what I remember, and Barry\'s eyes, too, oddly sweet, gleaming with oi
 Where the economy headedWhere the economy headed by Joseph Gatt
I think what COVID did was prune the dead wood. That is those industries that were not being productive but kept producing now have a pretext to halt production and shut down. Those industries that were healthy and knew whe
 Ghostin' #025Ghostin' #025 by Thanos Kalamidas
For more Ghostin\' HERE!
 Zora NealeZora Neale by The Ovi Team
January 7th, on this day in 1891, Zora Neale Hurston, novelist and folklorist, is born in Eatonville, Fla. Although at the time of her death in 1960, Hurston had published more books than any other black woman in America, she was unable to capt
 Truman announces U.S. has developed hydrogen bombTruman announces U.S. has developed hydrogen bomb by The Ovi Team
January 7th 1953; in his final State of the Union address before Congress, President Harry S. Truman tells the world that that the United States has developed a hydrogen bomb. It was just three years earlier on January 31, 1950, that Truman pub
 Kahlil Gibran: The ForerunnerKahlil Gibran: The Forerunner by Rene Wadlow
 The EdgeThe Edge by Nikos Laios
Eyes glistened On the boulevard Among the crumpled Bags and graffiti as the Neon lights flashed In the streets and
  In search of the infinite: A meditator's journey of spiritual discovery In search of the infinite: A meditator's journey of spiritual discovery by Murray Hunter
Book Review: In search of the infinite: A meditator’s journey of spiritual discovery, by Athan East Published by Attar Books, Softcover, 227 pages, USD 17.95
 Mika Toxica #015Mika Toxica #015 by Thanos Kalamidas
For more Mika Toxica, HERE!
 World day for War orphansWorld day for War orphans by The Ovi Team
Usually we say that one picture says more than a thousand words. Unfortunately when it comes to war orphans there are thousands of pictures and all of them leave us …speechless!!
 Nurmi breaks two world recordsNurmi breaks two world records by The Ovi Team
January 6th 1925; Finnish long-distance runner Paavo Nurmi steps up to the starting line in New York\'s Madison Square Garden in his first U.S. appearance. Anticipation for the moment had been building steadily since Nurmi\'s arrival in America
 Social Media and Fake News - Web of disinformation and misinformation Social Media and Fake News - Web of disinformation and misinformation by Kola King
Today, the world is a global village because of the inter-connectivity made possible by the internet. At the touch of a button one can connect with the outside world from the remotest location to the biggest cities and metro
 The Heart CriesThe Heart Cries by Bohdan Yuri
The heart cries, Its voice muted.Eyes well, spine wilts,Bloodflow, aimless.Spirit Clouds confuse,Too late for a
 Will COVID cause social chaos?Will COVID cause social chaos? by Joseph Gatt
Thank God I don\'t have cancer or any other terminal illness. And may God grant me a healthy life into ripe old age. But the last couple of years I know what it\'s like to live with a terminal disease. We all do. You let go
 Ma-Siri & Alexa #021Ma-Siri & Alexa #021 by Thanos Kalamidas
For more Ma-Siri & Alexa, HERE!
 Dreyfus AffairDreyfus Affair by The Ovi Team
 Prague Spring beginsPrague Spring begins by The Ovi Team
January 5th 1968; Antonin Novotny, the Stalinist ruler of Czechoslovakia, is succeeded as first secretary by Alexander Dubcek, a Slovak who supports liberal reforms. In the first few months of his rule, Dubcek introduced a series of far-reachin
 Malaysia: PBM's 'Great Reset' narrative needs deeper scrutinyMalaysia: PBM's 'Great Reset' narrative needs deeper scrutiny by Murray Hunter
Malaysia: PBM’s ‘Great Reset’ narrative needs deeper scrutinyAnother political party aligned to the Malay polity?
 Michelangelo's David On Alpha Centaurus IVMichelangelo's David On Alpha Centaurus IV by Jan Sand
Discovered several hundred thousand yearsAfter life was found to be extinctOn the third planet from a nearby star,The strange rock elicited curiosity, some fears.
 What happened? How they broke my careerWhat happened? How they broke my career by Joseph Gatt
I was a student in France in 2002. Went through my Bachelor\'s degree, albeit with some difficulty. But around 2004, the South Koreans noticed that I was a brilliant kid who was pretty much going unnoticed by the rest of the world. Speaks 7 lan
 Screws & Chips #021Screws & Chips #021 by Thanos Kalamidas
For more Screws & Chips, HERE!
 Jacob GrimmJacob Grimm by The Ovi Team
January 4th 1785; on this day, the older of the two Grimm brothers, Jacob, is
 Phil Lynott diesPhil Lynott dies by The Ovi Team
January 4th 1986; Phil Lynott, the former lead singer of the rock band Thin Lizzy, died from heart failure and pneumonia after an 11-day fight for his life. The 36-year-old rock star had been admitted to Salisbury Hospital in Wiltshire with a s
 2022 or 2020, too ?2022 or 2020, too ? by Dr. Anis H. Bajrektarevic
2022 or 2020, too ?(Of the West and its Self-annihilation) The power of writing is that the dialogue is not only held with the contemporaries. Writing can reach futu
 Year 2021Year 2021 by Amir Khatib
The year passed quickly, its days were snatched by the lightness of a terrified wild animal, leaping from dull polar sunrise to sunset hidden behind mountains and forests, and my gift to mysel
 What is PTSD? What is PTSD? by Joseph Gatt
Let\'s put it this way. “Normal” people, that is people with no signs of post-traumatic stress disorder, tend to be easygoing, transparent, clear, and tend to give you a good time. Those “normal” people tend to have had
 Sceptic feathers #25Sceptic feathers #25 by Thanos Kalamidas
For more Sceptic feathers, HERE!
 Lick ObservatoryLick Observatory by The Ovi Team
January 3rd 1888; the refracting telescope at the Lick Observatory, measuring 91 cm in diameter, is used for the first time. It was the largest telescope in the world at the time.
 Leonardo's flying machinesLeonardo's flying machines by The Ovi Team
3rd of January 1496, Leonardo da Vinci tried for the first time unsuccessfully unfortunately to fly with one of the flying machines that had become his passion for long time. So that makes a great chance to remember the unbelievable creations o
 Noriega surrenders to U.S.Noriega surrenders to U.S. by The Ovi Team
January 3rd 1990; Panama\'s General Manuel Antonio Noriega, after holing up for 10 days at the Vatican embassy in Panama City, surrenders to U.S. military troops to face charges of drug trafficking. Noriega was flown to Miami the following day
 COVID and collective PTSDCOVID and collective PTSD by Joseph Gatt
Post-traumatic stress disorder is a condition where, when in times of war, people don\'t cooperate like they should; you\'re left on your own. Fighting all by yourself and facing a probable death over a long period of time leads to anxiety diso
 New Years ResolutionNew Years Resolution by Jan Sand
The sensible, these days, has becomeIncomprehensible.The weather, whether one agreesTo pleaseThe experts, on the matter
 Mirrors Mirrors by Abigail George
 Ephemera #34Ephemera #34 by Thanos Kalamidas
For more Ephemera, HERE!
 A refusal to a loyalty oathA refusal to a loyalty oath by The Ovi Team
January 2nd 1962. The Weavers, one of the most significant popular-music groups of
 New Year wishes or New Year resolutions? New Year wishes or New Year resolutions? by Thanos Kalamidas
New Year traditions demand to start an editorial with an account of the year past and continue with wishes and wishful prediction for the year that just started. But both, the account of the year before and the wishing-list
 Nigeria: A Look Back at 2021Nigeria: A Look Back at 2021 by Kola King
Nigeria: A Look Back at 2021The year turned out an annus horribilis By all accounts, 2021 has turned out to be an annus horri
 Manish's Zodiac Signs Predictions for January 2022Manish's Zodiac Signs Predictions for January 2022 by Manish Kumar Arora
Aries ( 21 March – 19 April ) - You can be presented with a new opportunity to advance further in your career, achieve a goal, are in the spotlight for something you’ve done, and feel good about the dire
 Worming #25Worming #25 by Thanos Kalamidas
For more Worming, HERE!
 Saying Happy New Year Saying Happy New Year by The Ovi Team
Voorspoedige nuwe jaarKul \'am wa antum bikhair
 New Year's DayNew Year's Day by The Ovi Team
 Malaysia's Floods Expose Catastrophic Policy FailureMalaysia's Floods Expose Catastrophic Policy Failure by Murray Hunter
Malaysia’s Floods Expose Catastrophic Policy Failure Poor planning, slow response, lack of empathy The warning last July
 New Year's EveNew Year's Eve by Nikos Laios
I’m relaxing In my old boyhood Bedroom waiting for New Year’s Eve,The bottle of Jim Beam is ready,
 Past century revisitedPast century revisited by Ovi Magazine Guest
Past century revisited By Dr J Scott Younger OBE It is 100 years since we were supposedly getting over the war to end all wars
 A fistful of cactus 21#14A fistful of cactus 21#14 by Thanos Kalamidas
For more A fistful of cactus, HERE!
 New Year's EveNew Year's Eve by The Ovi Team
New Year eve and every different nation have its unique traditions that often have survived through time, invaders and changes. So here some of them from different places around the world. France: Jour Des Étrennes. Th
 It is New Year's EveIt is New Year's Eve by The Ovi Team
The most commonly sung song for English-speakers on New Year\'s Eve, \"Auld Lang Syne\" is an old Scottish song that was first published by the poet Robert Burns in the 1796 edition of the book, Scots Musical Museum. Burns transcribed it (and m
 The Nature And Power Of IntentThe Nature And Power Of Intent by Jan Sand
There is a good deal of astronomical activity these days to search for life beyond what we know on this planet . At this time there is no positive evidence of extra-terrestrial life apparent. One of the fundamental difficult
 Sensibilities All On, In A Sense!Sensibilities All On, In A Sense! by Saloni Kaul
Sensibilities All On, In A Sense!Invoke broad truths, show!Ultimately orthodox.Sense all the rainbow.
 4 Reasons to drink more water4 Reasons to drink more water by Ovi Magazine Guest
4 Reasons to Drink More H2O We all know water is good for us and that we should probably drink more of it. So why, then, do Americans find it so diff
 Fika bonding! 21#23Fika bonding! 21#23 by Thanos Kalamidas
For more Fika bonding! HERE!
 Grigori RasputinGrigori Rasputin by The Ovi Team
 Led Zeppelin captured liveLed Zeppelin captured live by The Ovi Team
 Banditry, Kidnapping, Terrorism:Triple Security ChallengeBanditry, Kidnapping, Terrorism:Triple Security Challenge by Kola King
Banditry, Kidnapping, Terrorism:Triple Security Challenge Fears over growing terror network On the assumption of power in May
 Dance of Tears, Chief Nobody (V5)Dance of Tears, Chief Nobody (V5) by Michael Lee Johnson
I’m old Indian chief storyplastered on white scattered sheets,Caucasian paper blowing in yesterday’s winds. 
 The importance of fruits in Indian cookingThe importance of fruits in Indian cooking by Ovi Magazine Guest
The importance of fruits in Indian cookingBy Ram Gupta Where would any tropical country be without its fruits? Besides, India
 Always something; the family edition 21#23Always something; the family edition 21#23 by Thanos Kalamidas
for more Always something; the family edition, HERE!
 Portrait of the Artist as a Young ManPortrait of the Artist as a Young Man by The Ovi Team
 Sarawak State Election: The GPS landslide is more than just an election victorySarawak State Election: The GPS landslide is more than just an election victory by Murray Hunter
Sarawak State Election: The GPS landslide is more than just an election victory Sarawak now much more powerful within the Malaysian federation
 I try to focusI try to focus by Amir Khatib
From old letters.  The country mail did not arrive! I try to remember, when was the last time, I do not remember;  But he did not arrive long ago. I t
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 The Gulag Archipelago publishedThe Gulag Archipelago published by The Ovi Team
December 28th 1983; Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn\'s \"literary investigation\" of the police-state system in the Soviet Union, The Gulag Archipelago, 1918-1956, is published in the original Russian in Paris. The book was the first of the three-volume
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With Julian Assange now fighting the next stage of efforts to extradite him to the United States to face 18 charges, 17 of which are based on the brutal, archaic Espionage Act, some Australian politicians have found their vo
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Pipe DreamsLight a pipedream a lifeA pipe dreamsSo it seems…  
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 Peter PanPeter Pan by The Ovi Team
 LovedLoved by Abigail George
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Christmas in ParisI.When mother died, she got to think about her father,This man she never knew.All she knew was t
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For more Tang & Ram, HERE!
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Boxing Day is a public holiday occurring on the 26th of December. The exact etymology of the term \"boxing\" is unclear and there are several competing theories, none of which is definitive. The tradition has long included giving money and othe
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It’s this time of the year again, isn’t it? Peace on earth, health, prosperity, love… season
 A Finnish Merry ChristmasA Finnish Merry Christmas by Jan Sand
A MESSAGE FROM YOUR CHRISTMAS RABBIT A NEW ERA
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 No room at the innNo room at the inn by Patrick McWade
For more For the Moment, HERE!
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Carols composed centuries ago, connected not only with Christmas but with our childhood. Two of the most popular and most translated Christmas carols are “O Christmas Tree” and naturally the “Silent Night.” So Ovi team j
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For more Ghostin\' HERE!
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Come Christmas and everyone has a bit of a tree decorating tradition in our homes, inside or in our gardens. Real the tree more the merry making the tree glow like a bride. One look at the tree and our hearts swell with gratitude for life and p
 T'was the Flight before ChristmasT'was the Flight before Christmas by Jan Sand
I ride the wind at Christmas timeAcross a black and wintry seaStrapped to a chairHigh in the airDeep in the dark, no Moon to see.Before I am allowed this tripOffic
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St. Nicholas is important in Greece as the patron saint of sailors. According to Greek tradition, his clothes are drenched with brine, his beard drips with seawater, and his face is covered with perspiration because he has been working hard aga
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For more Mika Toxica, HERE!
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It\'s Christmas and most will have people art home including a lot of kids. So here some games for the Christmas party. Stocking Stouffer SurpriseThis is an easy game to adapt for any age. The preparations are s
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The young boy of seven or so was kissing a toy doll affixed with an alarmed face. The doll, no doubt of full Chinese make, was fully tarted up, lips glossy, eyes wide, a blonde with curls. “Stop making out with her,
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We must stop supporting illegal Israeli settlementsBy Veronika Honkasalo, Left Alliance Member of the Finnish Parliament, Veronika Honkasalo (Left Alliance, Finland),
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For more Ma-Siri & Alexa, HERE!
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 Widening The Great Reset Dialogue - Diversifying strategy options Widening The Great Reset Dialogue - Diversifying strategy options by Murray Hunter
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I reveal to you a great secret;When I took you to the garden,It wasn\'t my intention to harvest the wet as I promised you,The nightingales and wasps have preceded me,But to eat
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Journalists and Brown EnvelopesConscience tortured by brown envelope A news event that positioned journalists under the spotli
 Bird! Plane!Bird! Plane! by Patrick McWade
For more \'For the Moment\' HERE!
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 Screws & Chips 21#20Screws & Chips 21#20 by Thanos Kalamidas
For more Screws & Chips, HERE!
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There has been of late a good deal of sabre-rattling along the Russian-Ukrainian frontier.  There has been talk of war if the Russian troops were to invade Ukraine or to reinforce the sep
 Rustic Kingdom Rustic Kingdom by Nikos Laios
The cedars crackedAnd splintered;Falling into the Grassy plains.
 Sceptic feathers 21#24Sceptic feathers 21#24 by Thanos Kalamidas
For more
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 Flight 103 explodes over ScotlandFlight 103 explodes over Scotland by The Ovi Team
December 21st 1988; Pan Am Flight 103 from London to New York explodes in midair over Lockerbie, Scotland, killing all 243 passengers and 16 crew members aboard, as well as 11 Lockerbie residents on the ground. A bomb hidden inside an audio cas
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Seventeen is a difficult age; awkward. It’s the time most seventeen year-olds ask what’s next
 What I was like when I was 17What I was like when I was 17 by Joseph Gatt
Happy birthday Ovi Magazine ! So here are 17 things about me when I was 17.
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So you\'re turning 17,What can I say,You look pretty good,Even with a touch of dismay. Your eyes are still shining,
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For more Fika bonding! HERE!
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December 20th. The General Assembly, on 22 December 2005, by resolution 60/209 identified solidarity as one
 The Wrong WorldThe Wrong World by Jan Sand
There is an old story of a scientist who invented a machine to transfer consciousness. When his apparatus was complete he had no convenient subject but spotted a centipede on the floor and scooped it up and dropped it into the receiver section.
 A prayer for the dementia of the fleshA prayer for the dementia of the flesh by Abigail George
(For the Dutch poet Joop Bersee)    ‘The flame in the snow’, in the field,    In the wild ‘song of songs’ wilderness of
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BrinkmanshipBy Ian C Smith We lived on our wits and savings then, a working holiday, her keener on working than ho
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For more Ephemera, HERE!
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December 19th. South-South cooperation, as an important element of international cooperation for development, offers viable opportunities for developing countries and countries with economies in transition in their individual and collective pur
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December 19th 1984; In the Hall of the People in Beijing, British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher and Chinese Premier Zhao Ziyang sign an agreement committing Britain to return Hong Kong to China in 1997 in return for terms guaranteeing a 50-y
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Thirty-seven elderly Thai villagers from Chana in Songkhla province, on 6th December were arrested in front of government house Bangkok for peacefully protesting against the proposed development of the Chana industrial estat
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It’s All TechniqueDreams flower, reach fruition.Heights arrived, things ease.Poem\'s prime tension-release!
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The daunting number of jobs lost by women during the coronavirus pandemic is only the beginning of the story.Yes, it’s widely recognized that women have taken the brunt of the nation
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For more Worming, HERE!
 International Migrants DayInternational Migrants Day by The Ovi Team
December 18th. On 4 December 2000, the UN General Assembly, taking into account the large and increasing number of migrants in the world, proclaimed 18 December as International Migrants Day. On 18 December 1990, the General Assembly had adopte
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It’s not the sort of thing you encounter regularly. A member of a government cabinet, responsible for arguably one of the country’s most important portfolios, found both wanting and culpable for their actions aft
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It was the LaughterILaughingest man! – it wasn’t an act, it was desperation.It was larger than yourself, little man.They all sai
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For more A fistful of cactus, HERE!
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 The 'Other' Victims of the Liberation War of BangladeshThe 'Other' Victims of the Liberation War of Bangladesh by Dr. Habib Siddiqui
Bijoy Dibosh or the Victory Day is celebrated as a national holi
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The Wall(For Roger Waters) I loved you, the way jewels are left unclaimed on the ocean floor. I loved you forevermore, and I knew
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Forget any notions of juicy carrots; the stick approach of savage punishment is in vogue with the Greek government in pushing vaccination rates. It is far from the only one. Across a number of countries in Europe, government
 Fika bonding! 21#21Fika bonding! 21#21 by Thanos Kalamidas
For more Fika bonding! HERE!
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December 16th, English novelist Jane Austen is born on this day in 1775, t
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The term Dance of Zalongo (Greek: Χορός του Ζαλόγγου Horós tou Zalóngou) refers to an event in Greek history, and to a popular dance song commemorating this event
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With the United Malays National Organization, or UMNO back in political power with a firm and dominating position to the other Malay-centric political parties, kleptocratic practices are on the rise once again. The myth that
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It’s 2:00 AM,And I don’t want to go to sleep.I
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Disclaimer: This is a satirical news piece, just for fun, read at your own risk!
 Always something; the family edition 21#22Always something; the family edition 21#22 by Thanos Kalamidas
For more Always something; the family edition, HERE!
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 The Pushkin HouseThe Pushkin House by The Ovi Team
December 15th 1905; The Pushkin House is established in St. Petersburg to preserve the cultural heritage of Alexander Pushkin.The Pushkin House is the familiar name of the Institute of Russian Literature in St. Petersburg.
 Eichmann sentenced to dieEichmann sentenced to die by The Ovi Team
December 15th 1961; In Tel Aviv, Israel, Adolf Eichmann, the Nazi SS officer who organized Adolf Hitler\'s \"final solution of the Jewish question,\" is condemned to death by an Israeli war crimes tribunal.Eichmann was born
 Steps Toward Security in the Middle EastSteps Toward Security in the Middle East by Rene Wadlow
\"The struggle against the nuclear weapon cult and threats it poses to international peace, security and development, like all struggles against belief systems which have outlived their times, is going to be long and arduous\"
 Black BirdsBlack Birds by Nikos Laios
I saw two Black birds Fly overhead,And the wind
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Atrial fibrillation (also called AFib or AF) is a quivering or irregular heartbeat that can lead to blood clots, stroke, heart failure and other heart-related complications.
 International Day for Older PersonsInternational Day for Older Persons by The Ovi Team
On 14 December 1990, the United Nations General Assembly (by resolution 45/106) designated 1 Oc
 The birth of quantum theoryThe birth of quantum theory by The Ovi Team
December 14th 1900; German physicist Max Planck publishes his groundbre
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Indian democracy has always been majoritarian since its first day as a republic. As a matter of fact the trend has its roots in the pre-partition days of Congress leadership that did
 Tell this to your sonTell this to your son by Shola Balogun
And when I am gone,Remember how I wished you tell this to your sonThat he should read not my linesAs the blasphemers study the stars for signs,Nor count this te
 Talcott Parsons and the Promise of TransdiscipliarityTalcott Parsons and the Promise of Transdiscipliarity by Rene Wadlow
 Ephemera 21#31Ephemera 21#31 by Thanos Kalamidas
For more Ephemera, HERE!
 World Violin DayWorld Violin Day by The Ovi Team
World Violin day is celebrated on 13th of December every year. Just twelve days before
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December 13th 2003; after spending nine months on the run, former Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein is captured on this day in 2003. Saddam\'s downfall began on March 20, 2003, when the United States led an invasion force into Iraq to topple his go
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The history of humanitarian or policing missions is a history of taking sides, disruptive partiality and the forfeiture of the very object powers claim when intervening in another country. Things become particularly absurd w
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    The sea’s green eyes watch me with care.I have to get my soul out of here, the river is herenow swallowing me whole, meta lost in translation.Then there are t
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Poor working conditions are causing almost 3 million deaths per year – How is that possible?By Johanna Pauls An estimate
 Tang & Ram 21#23Tang & Ram 21#23 by Thanos Kalamidas
For more Tang & Ram, HERE!
 Guess Who's Coming to DinnerGuess Who's Coming to Dinner by The Ovi Team
December 12th 1967; Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner, a groundbreaking movie about an interracial romantic relationship starring Katharine Hepburn, Spencer Tracy, Sidney Poitier and Katharine Houghton, opens in theatres.
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December 12th 2012. Indian sitar maestro Ravi Shankar has died in a hospital in the US, aged 92. His family said he had been admitted to the Scripps Memorial Hospital in San Diego last week, but had failed to recover fully from surgery. Shankar
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Malaysia, as a federation is based upon nine Malay Sultanates in the peninsula, with two of the old Straits Settlements, Penang and Melaka, along with Sabah and Sarawak. The royal families had a major say in the construction
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What if a person comes upcomes right up before another personand says nothingnot a word, not a single wordcertainly not the last wordseeks nothing, not cr
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Bon nombre de mythes circulent dans la littérature historique sur Dihiya Kahina. Les mythes disent qu’elle aurait conduit une armée Berbère, en tant que juive, en Kabylie et dans les Aurès où elle aurait fond
 Ghostin' 21#23Ghostin' 21#23 by Thanos Kalamidas
For more Ghostin\' HERE!
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December 11th; International Mountain Day. On the occasion of the 10th anniversa
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December 11th 1941; Germany and Italy have announced they are at war with the United States. America immediately responded by declaring war on the two Axis powers. Three days before, US President Franklin Roosevelt announced America was at war
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10 December is the anniversary of the signing of the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration at Marrakech in 2018.  The aim of the United Nations organized Compact was to bring together existing commitmen
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-Inspired by a sacred Ute prayer River teach me changeas falling leaves decompose in the formless currentRiver teach me hope
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Among the motivations behind establishing a university is a desire to leave old ones. Old in tooth, depraved, decayed, the assumption is that a new institution will return to original purposes on the pretext that these are t
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PREAMBLEWhereas recognition of the inherent dignity and of the equal and inalienable rights of all members of the human family is the foundation of freedom, justice and peace in the world, Whereas disregard and
 Human Rights DayHuman Rights Day by The Ovi Team
December 10th, Human Rights Day presents an opportunity, every year, to celebrate human rights, highlight a specific issue, and advocate for the full enjoyment of all human rights by everyone everywhere.
 First Nobel PrizesFirst Nobel Prizes by The Ovi Team
December 10th 1901; the first Nobel Prizes are awarded in Stockholm, Sweden, in the fields of physics, chemistry, medicine, literature, and peace. The ceremony came on the fifth anniversary of the death of Alfred Nobel, the Swedish inventor of
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December 10th. Sometimes we forget that humans are not the only animals on this planet with rights and ironically the international day for the animal\'s rights is exactly the same day with the International day for the Human Rights!!!
 Mika Toxica 21#13Mika Toxica 21#13 by Thanos Kalamidas
For more Mika Toxica, HERE!
 Europe must be wise and prevent an all-out war in UkraineEurope must be wise and prevent an all-out war in Ukraine by Christos Mouzeviris
US President Joe Biden and Russia\'s Vladimir Putin will speak via video call on Tuesday (07/12/2021), the White House says, amid mounting tensions over Ukraine. It comes after
 Slickly In PrintSlickly In Print by Saloni Kaul
Slickly In PrintAdroit marksman\'s tread...Tide-sensed I wade slick!Book along waters is read.
 Anniversary of the Genocide Convention: 9 December 1948Anniversary of the Genocide Convention: 9 December 1948 by Rene Wadlow
An Unused but not Forgotten Standard of World Law
 Ma-Siri & Alexa 21#19Ma-Siri & Alexa 21#19 by Thanos Kalamidas
For more Ma-Siri & Alexa, HERE!
 International Anti Corruption DayInternational Anti Corruption Day by The Ovi Team
December 9th. Corruption is a complex social, political and economic phenomenon tha
 Intifada beginsIntifada begins by The Ovi Team
December 9th 1987; in the Israeli-occupied Gaza Strip, the first riots of the Palestinian intifada, or \"shaking off\" in Arabic, begin one day after an Israeli truck crashed into a station wagon carrying Palestinian workers in the Jabalya refu
 Before the 'Age of Metaverse': Fantasy, Rhetoric, and Reality of Malaysia's "Cyber-SMART Schools" of the 1990sBefore the 'Age of Metaverse': Fantasy, Rhetoric, and Reality of Malaysia's "Cyber-SMART Schools" of the 1990s by Dr. Azly Rahman
Introduction In this essay I look back at the Malaysian government’s grand plan of making the schools “smarter” through a comprehensive overhaul of techn
 Gypsy FaceGypsy Face by Nikos Laios
Your face melts  With the sunriseAnd your green eyes Drip over the pine trees,Red lips soft like wax.
 Where there are Tailings, No Grass Grows: Serbians Protest against Rio TintoWhere there are Tailings, No Grass Grows: Serbians Protest against Rio Tinto by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
Another fault line has opened in the mining wars. In Serbia, resistance is gathering steam against various deals made between Belgrade and companies that risk environmental degradation and lingering spoliation.
 Screws & Chips 21#19Screws & Chips 21#19 by Thanos Kalamidas
For more Screws & Chips, HERE!
 John Lennon shot deadJohn Lennon shot dead by The Ovi Team
December 8th 1980; Singer John Lennon is shot and killed by Mark David Chapman outside his apartment building in New York City. After committing the murder, Chapman waited calmly outside, reading a copy of The Catcher in the Rye. Chapman was a
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Bodhi Day, traditionally the 8th day of the 12th lunar month, has been observed on December 8 in Japan since the Meiji Restoration (1862-1869). It is the Buddhist holiday that commemorates the day that the historical Buddha, Shakyamuni or Siddh
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Stick to the script: owe that duty of care to your population, so the legal experts in government tell you. Self-interest pays, if in small amounts. These rigid, formulaic assumptions have done wonders to harm and deter any
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I Didn’t Know What to SayLook at me,I’
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I have no other qualifications than having read a few books on health and healthy living. So here are my observations (in no particular order). -Watch out for health gurus. To me, health is kind of like religion. Those good
 International Civil Aviation DayInternational Civil Aviation Day by The Ovi Team
December 7th is the International Civil Aviation Day. On the occasion of its 50th an
 Sceptic feathers 21#23Sceptic feathers 21#23 by Thanos Kalamidas
For more Sceptic feathers, HERE!
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December 7th 1941; at 7:55 a.m. Hawaii time, a Japanese dive bomber bearing the red symbol of the Rising Sun of Japan on its wings appears out of the clouds above the island of Oahu. A swarm of 360 Japanese warplanes followed, descending on the
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The Rise of Community and Micro Enterprises in Thailand’s Deep SouthBy Asae Sayaka and Murray Hunter When one undertak
 To draw himself in the mirrorTo draw himself in the mirror by Amir Khatib
He tried, over and over, to draw himself in the mirror, but in vain; As he lays down his first lines, show instead of hair, bramble bushes a
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Algérie-France, la co-dépendence parfois toxique. Dans les années 60, 70 et même 80, le couple franco-algérien travaillait plutôt bien ensemble. Les souvenirs de la Glorieuse Révolution Algérienne de Nove
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For more Ephemera, HERE!
 At Both EndsAt Both Ends by Jan Sand
Way back when I was a kid the question grownups most asked me was “What do you want to be when you grow up?” The only sensible answer, these days, for any kid is “Alive”, since that is becoming more a
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(for Staff Sergeant Joseph William George)I’m lost, I’m lost, I confess. In a minute I’ll be gone. In anotherminute I’ll belong to the past, escape the present. I’ll be s
 Worming 21_23Worming 21_23 by Thanos Kalamidas
For more Worming HERE! F
 Prohibition endsProhibition ends by The Ovi Team
December 5th 1933; the 21st Amendment to the U.S. Constitution is ratified, repealing the 18th Amendment and bringing an end to the era of national prohibition of alcohol in America. At 5:32 p.m. EST, Utah became the 36th state to ratify the am
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Get the Marines ready. Store the supplies. Marshal the allies. The United States is getting ready for war (the preferable term in Washington is policing) in the Indo-Pacific region, and is hoping to do so with a range of exp
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Salutary EffectsHibernation longBolsters inner resources.We breeze through new day!  
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I must admit it took me several years to fully understand the Israeli equivalent of the far-left (or Israeli Communists if you want to call them that).
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For more A fistful of cactus, HERE!
 Great SmogGreat Smog by The Ovi Team
December 4th, 1952; deadly smog created by the smoke soot and sulphur dioxide from the factories, cars and coal fires in local homes begins to hover over London, England, which continues for four days, leading to the deaths of at least 12,000 p
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How do you get your “sick” economy back to work. I hope the information provided here will help “heal” your economy one way or the other. First thing you need to know is, in modern times, there are f
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As lemongrass holds the river\'s first shimmer of morning light, you possess me. Drifting in the marsh, my fingertips dipping in the water,     like a luminous blue god,
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When Kingsley Amis encountered the works of D. H. Lawrence, he was left unimpressed by yet another great
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December 3rd; International Day of Disabled Persons.  Over one billion people, or approximately 15 per cent of the world’s population, live with some form of disability.
 Fika bonding! 21#20Fika bonding! 21#20 by Thanos Kalamidas
For more Fika bonding! HERE!
 First human heart transplantFirst human heart transplant by The Ovi Team
On December 3, 1967, 53-year-old Lewis Washkansky receives the first human heart transplant at Groote Schuur Hospital in Cape Town, South Africa.Washkansky, a South African grocer dying from chronic heart disease, received
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December 3rd; the film director, writer and actor John Cassavetes
 Bhopal Chemical AccidentBhopal Chemical Accident by The Ovi Team
December 3rd, 1984; Thousands of people die from the effects of toxic gases which leaked from Bhopal Union Carbide Factory near the central Indian city of Bhopal. The leak also caused injuries to nearly 250,000 more with over 10,000 have since
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Australian foreign policy towards Taiwan, as things stand, is a distant fantasy in floating mist. There is little to connect them, but Australia’s political classes have a habit of fabricating relations with those it c
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In the rain,In the wind,And the cold,At the end of the street There’s a beating heart.
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This book is important because,It\'s a first person narrative account of late 19th century Paris. Those were times, like in 2021, of social, political and technological revolution.
 Always something; the family edition 21#21Always something; the family edition 21#21 by Thanos Kalamidas
For more Always something; the family edition, HERE!
 International Day for the Abolition of SlaveryInternational Day for the Abolition of Slavery by The Ovi Team
December 2nd; the International Day for the Abolition of Slaverymarks t
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Most articles will tend to give you paternalistic advice about money, being rich and staying rich. What I\'ll do here is I\'ll mostly tell you what the rich people who stay rich do. -First off, don\'t let money define you.
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The country mail did not arrive! I try to remember, when was the last time, I do not remember;  But he did not arrive long ago. I try to write to people I know,
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“I don’t see why you can’t write a book. I’m proud of you.” She caressed his back. \"I’m your Alba remember. You can make words do anything. You charmed the pants off of me.”
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Dance My friend,With the The wind And the willowsThe babbling blueStream.
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Longer distance from death. To make the point clear: Take a little love much sorrow, grains of salt And a bunch of dark pitch ,
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November 19th 1969; Apollo program: Apollo 12 astronauts Pete Conrad and Alan Be
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The hour I walked through your temple door,     I came and knelt before your table.Thirsty and tired after a long journey,    you asked me what I needed and po
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Άδεια δωμάτια. Παίρνω μια ιδέα από το μέλλ
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November 17th 1973; Despite the harsh repressive measures of the military Junta during the seven-year dictatorship of 1967-1973 in Greece - the imprisonments, displacements, mass trials in emergency courts-martial, torture, moc
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Shadows dancing, lost and found, stars above, make no sounds;  from the moon, ghostly abstractions fill my room with playful distractions.  a trop
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I play the clavicle, There is no comparison or comparison I roll the days, the feathers of the wings, As the eruption of the bone fi
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On October 24, 2021 the average weekly deaths from covid-19 in the United States was 1509 with a total number of deaths at 736,112. Recently the cases have been decreasing after a late summer surge; but with the winter enclo
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Rarely is the pragmatist admired. Be it in policy or politics, such a figure induces suspicion, a concern that principles will have to be subordinated to broader goals. True dreamers and visionaries, for all their glaring fa
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I dreamt of Electric horses Burning across the sky Over melting clocks On midnight beats,With sleeping angels
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A New Perspective on Robots and How They Will Shape Humanity Throughout the years, technology has improved drastically – creating machines and
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COP26, the 26th United Nations Climate Change conference, is being held at the SEC Centre in Glasgow, Scotland, U.K., between 31 October and 12 November 2021. Who would have believed that the lev
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I am inscribed each morning with the bright Sun, blue skies,The cheerful twitter of the birds captured in green tapestries of leaves.The draperies of prospects out of coffee, plans to be fulfilled
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November 11th 1852; on this day, the Saturday Evening Gazette publishes \"T
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November 10th 1969, \"Sesame Street,\" a pioneering TV show that would teach generations of young children the alphabet and how to count, makes its broadcast debut. \"Sesame Street,\" with its memorable theme song (\"Can you tell me how to get/
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November 10th 1847; the passenger ship Stephen Whitney is wrecked in thick fog off the southern coast of Ireland, killing 92 of the 110 on board. The disaster results in the construction the Fastnet Rock lighthouse.
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November 9th 1938; on this day in an event that would foreshadow the Holocaust, German Nazis launch a campaign of terror against Jewish people and their homes and businesses in Germany and Austria. The violence, which continued through November
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During his eventful time in office, US President Donald Trump took much delight in reflecting about the lethal toys of his country’s military, actual or hypothetical. These included a hypersonic capability which, his m
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 I hate the clock and can\'t stand hearing its ticking. I disable it Or eviscerate her... With this I lost my life! I searched
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November 8th 1793; after more than two centuries as a royal palace, the Louvre is opened as a public museum in Paris by the French revolutionary government. Today, the Louvre\'s collection is one of the richest in the world, with artwork and ar
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November 8th 1847; on this day, Bram Stoker, author of the horror novel “Drac
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On 6 November 2001, the UN General Assembly declared 6 Novembe
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Last week, a friend of mine shared a tweet from Aparna Sen, a Bengali-speaking Indian actress and movie director. She had tweeted: “What has h
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Keeping my daily journal diary shortthese sweet bird sounds lost-reviews January through March.Joy a dig deep snow on top of my sorrows.Skinny naked bon
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The observance of the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty can be traced back to
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...“determined to promote the common welfare by furthering separate and collective action for the purpose of raising levels of nutrition and standards of living”
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I read and waitThen I write and waitEver clinging what anticip
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Malaysia introducing Harsh New Equity Restrictions Lacklustre assistance for the business sector under 12th Malaysia Plan Mal
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October 11th 1976; the new chairman of China\'s Communist Party, Hua Guofeng, ordered the arrest of four leading radicals in Peking. A sign that China is changing political direction following the death last month of Chairman Mao Zedong. The so
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Making healthy food choices can be overwhelming, especially if money is tight. Good nutrition is at the core of good health and reducing risk of cardiovascular disease, such as heart disease and stroke. \"Eating delicious no
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At small gobbletime I squatted in clocklightTo glancegrab streetwheel swifties and stumblebys.Skyfog chunks ambled in the blue, allwhite,While chirpers quietchopped with whist
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A Swing Set Can Provide Hours Of Fun For Your Kids By Dolores Howe The Amish are revered throughout the US for a dedic
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October 8th 2003; The film star Arnold Schwarzenegger has been elected governor of California, ousting the incumbent, Gray Davis, three years before his term was due to end. It is the first time in the state\'s history that a governor has been
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Last weekend -plus Monday, (2-4 of October 2021) Facebook blocked Ovi magazine and in extent my personal account because of a photo and according to the message I got,
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The  wisher  wells  forsake  their  landsTo  build  atop  of  foreign  sands;They  would  burn  a  houseF
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Pushing people back across borders; turning asylum seekers away from shores. When such tactics were openly adopted and used with impunity by Australia’s navy and border force, it caused outrage and concern in the marit
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If there was any reason to halt a farcical train of legal proceedings, then the case against Julian Assange would have to be the standard bearing example. Since last year, the efforts by the US government to pursue his extra
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A Federation of Malaysian Freight Forwarders (FMFF) letter to the minister of international trade and industry Azmin Ali has highlighted the 51% Bumiputera equity requirement in many types of businesses.
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There is probably no way to puzzle into that dismayI must have felt when pulled to the light of day.Being born, the shocks of light, of sound, necessities to suck in air,When
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2 October is the UN General Assembly-designated Day of Nonviolence chosen as 2 October is the birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi. Mahatma Gandhi, shortly after finishing his legal studie
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Australia needs to reconsider the acquisition of nuclear weapons There is a risk Australia may be alone in the region It has b
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Lights flicker, a call to be heard,Idle spirits make noises in the dar
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Every September 22, people from around the world get together in the str
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Lung cancer kills more people each year than breast, colon and prostate cancers combined. To address this, new federal recommendations have nearly doubled the number of Americans eligible for lung cancer screening. Increased
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September 20th 1519; Portuguese navigator Ferdinand Magellan sets sail from Spain in an effor
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In the Declaration of Principles and Programme of Action adopted by the 1976 World Employment Conference it is stated, “A basic needs-oriented policy implies the participation of the people in making the decisions
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In a particular deli store in South Melbourne, a tongue-and-cheek message is attached to the cash register. “Bitcoin accepted there,” it proclaims brightly. Naturally, it is nothing of the sort, a teasing ruse fo
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I caught an interview on the radio, the other day, of an astronaut who described the qualification tests. On a trip to outer space they are confined for days to the control cabin of the shuttle and a slightly larger sp
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Under a clear blue sky And searing heat the sweatDripped off my naked back,I was consumed with digging a ditch To the sounds of jackhammers
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Anniversaries can provide occasions for reflection and deep consideration. Past errors and misjudgements can be considered soberly; historical distance provides perspective. Mature reflections may be permitted. But they can
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A number of commonly used chemicals have been found to be extremely damaging to the ozone layer. Halocarbons are chemicals in which one or more carbon atoms are linked to one or more halogen atoms (fluorine, chlorine, bromine or iodine). Haloca
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Refugees and asylum seekers provide rich pickings for demagogues and political opportunists. The Australian approach politicises their plight by arguing that they are illegitimate depending on the way they arrive, namely, by
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The Kamala Harris hollow visit to South-East Asia Harris took up the challenge even Obama couldn’t flip US Vice Presiden
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(for Alex Grey)Birds settle on a tree for a whileand then go their separate ways again.There is no separate way apart from you.When I breathe, I can taste
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September 7th 1940; on this day in 1940, 300 German bombers raid London, in the first of 57 consecutive nights of bombing. This bombing \"blitzkrieg\" (lightning war) would continue until May 1941.After the successful occup
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Once again turned back  (On long paths, looking back is a source of reassurance and safety) Once again my eyes go to that place; To a square mark the side
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September 6th 1997; Britain and the world have said farewell to Diana, Princess of Wales, at the end of an unprecedented week of mourning. A four mile procession brought her coffin to Westminster Abbey, where politicians and celebrities joined
 Dawid Dawid by Abigail George
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Those rivers way above all charted sound till viscidly they ran           Their tough course plying thundering beneath;
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September 5th 1957; one of the first novels of the Beat movement of the 1950s, On
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September 5th 1972; In the early morning hours of September 5, six members of the Arab terrorist group known as Black September dressed in the Olympic sweat suits of Arab nations and jumped the fence surrounding the Olympic village in Munich, G
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How bureaucracies are edging closer to dominate societies Bureaucrats have become the nouveau elite Civil services across the
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He was aPolyester Dinosaur,And had Lived in a Polyester age;Ritchie ValensAnd the
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Listening to Australian pundits talk about the relationship of their country with the US – at least from a strategic perspective – can be a trying exercise.  I
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 Mary RenaultMary Renault by The Ovi Team
September 4th; Mary Renault, critically acclaimed author of historical novels about
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September 4th 1985; the first pictures of the wreck of the Titanic have been released 73 years af
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No more profoundly disturbing statement was needed.  In the dying days of the official US departure from Kabul, a US drone etched its butcher’s legacy with a strike
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No matter where I goI will never fall downand not get up again,until the day I die,no matter where I go,I will try again,and again,even after I die,I h
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No country should be left behind in the race to vaccinate its population against Covid-19, the World Medical Association pointed.
 Fika bonding! 21#13Fika bonding! 21#13 by Thanos Kalamidas
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 Sep 2, 2021; Composer Mikis Theodorakis diesSep 2, 2021; Composer Mikis Theodorakis dies by The Ovi Team
Born on July 29, 1925, on the island of Chios in the Aegean Sea, died in Athens September 2nd 2021. The exact same year that the other great composer of Greece was born in Xanthi, Manos Hatzidakis. Mikis Theodorakis composed his first songs at
 Malcolm GladwellMalcolm Gladwell by The Ovi Team
September 3rd 1963 Malcolm Gladwell, author of such non-fiction best-sellers as
 Allied troops invade mainland ItalyAllied troops invade mainland Italy by The Ovi Team
September 3rd 1943; British troops have landed on the Italian mainland four years to the day after war was declared on Germany. Their arrival in the \"toe\" of Italy follows two days of heavy bombardment by warships and Flying Fortresses of rai
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How Afghanistan will influence geo-politics in the region Uncertain changing power balances Afghanistan was the frontline of
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Last ChanceBehold the fading beautyof an unfurled rosefrail petals fall from touchone by onesweet fragrancelingers...
 Always Something 21#14Always Something 21#14 by Thanos Kalamidas
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 First ATMFirst ATM by The Ovi Team
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The other day I was watching a Tucker Carlson Talkshow with a focus on Hungary. Several reasons motivated my interest: one was that Hungary is hardly ever mentioned in broadcasts or social media, and if so, only with a heavy
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The streetsWill flow with bourbon,Yes they will, let them flow.The night is full of promise, The stars are twinkling brightAnd th
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Aries ( 21 March–19 April ) - You may have plenty of energy to get work done when you have someone by your side. It’ll be a good time for looking for a new job, and you could be offered one even if you
 AntySaurus Prick 21#16AntySaurus Prick 21#16 by Thanos Kalamidas
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 Robert PirsigRobert Pirsig by The Ovi Team
Robert Pirsig, author of Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance (1974), is born Septem
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On a dead-end block inan Atlanta suburb,she lays down to drinkalone, not giving a damnabout being marriedin the finest old oak casksor being distinctive with a
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August 31st 1928; Die Dreigroschenoper (The Threepenny Opera) receives its
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Malaysia gets a reconstituted Perikatan Nasional government Old wine in new bottles For the second time in 18 months the Yang
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O sidewalk, tamer of the poor, Tell us about your scanned stones shoe dye, about banana peels, On sucking cigarette butts
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August 30, 1959; The first \"Austin Mini 7\" called an Austin Seven from the British Motor Corporation ( Sir Alec Issigonis ) goes on sale for £497 ( first shown on August 14th ) making it one of the cheapest saloon cars available in answe
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Edward Carpenter (1844-1929) whose birth anniversary we note on 29 August, was an English writer, educator and pacifist, socialist reformer. Carpenter came from a middle class int
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Before you were a saving beacon,  blind ships were lured to cast lost souls.   rugged rocks and stormy squalls shipwrecks littered along your shoals.
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I think of you often. I think of you standing in the kitchen baking, the aroma of a freshly-baked something, or you hiding behind your bangs, your horse-hair in a ponytail, or I think of you losing all conviction and hope, I think of your relea
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On august 29th 1982, the Swedish-born actress and three-time Academy Aw
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August 29th 1904; Henry James returns to the U.S. for a visit after living abr
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Aug. 29, 2005; Hurricane Katrina a Category 5 Storm with sustained wind
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The question does not bear asking, but in a global economy greased by what has been termed disposable people, the past’s previous examp
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The tiny architect of threads works in the mirror of archetypes.  Grandmother Spider weaves
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Colombia burns: it’s not about “tax reform”, it’s about hunger and dignityBy Hernando Calvo Ospina The
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August 28th 1968; the fight for racial equality in the United States moved a step closer to victory today as Martin Luther King spoke of his dream for freedom in an address to thousands of Americans. Reverend King was greeted with rapturous app
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August 28th; Canadian author Robertson Davies is born on this day in the t
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Malaysia’s Political Crisis DeepensWith Muhyiddin gone, number counting begins in earnest, king calls for an era of “new politics”
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The tattooedBee-sting lipsBling bling wannabe Influencers walk the empty Covid city streets taking selfies,But no one is watching
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Aug 27th 1967; Brian Epstein, manager of the Beatles, was found dead of an accidental drug overdose in his Sussex, England, home. The following day, the headline in the London Daily Mirror read \"EPSTEIN (The Beatle-Making Prince of Pop) DIES A
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Like the average guy I shop for various items in a store and try to keep the prices in my head so that when I approach the cash register I have a vague idea about how badly I am about to be hit. But living in the real world is like being under
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Sparrow\'s Reflection A black morning awokeWrinkled and unrobed
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August 26th 1959; the British Motor Corporation (BMC) launches its newest car, the small, affordable
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August 26th; on this day in 1838, Ralph Waldo Emerson met influential British writer Thomas Carlyle, with whom he would correspond for 38 years. Carlyle and the English romantic poets would have an important effect on Emerson\'s work.
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Do not for a minute think that this is a kind, heart-felt thing in the aftermath of Kabul’s fall. True, a number of Afghans will find their way to Germany, to Canada, to the UK, US and a much smaller number to Au
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I know the forests are burning to the charnel ground, and probably, there is little that can be done about it nowYet sometimes the best medicine
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World of the Shipwrecked LeadershipBy Prof. J. Scott Younger, OBE The Tokyo Olympic Games, just concluded, were a spectacular
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Martin Amis, son of novelist Kingsley Amis, is born in Oxford on this day in 194
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August 25th 1989; the unmanned Voyager 2 spacecraft has sent back the first close-up pictures of Neptune and
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“In the day of Victory, the angel of justice strives with the demons of violence; the heart of the victor all too easily is hardened; moderation and far-seeing wisdom appear to him weakness; the excited passion of the people, often inflamed by th
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Nice TryA thousand eyes inside my mindA thousand ways to commit suicideMy problem lies not in the crimeIt’s to choose which road to rid
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Helsinki Art Ensemble, a collective of international and multidisciplinary artists, will be carrying out a series of free public space performances in Töölö and Ruoholahti at the end of August. This newly form
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Aug 24th 1572; King Charles IX of France, under the sway of his mother, Catherine de Medici, orders the assassination of Huguenot Protestant leaders in Paris, setting off an orgy of killing those results in the massacre of tens of thousands of
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August 24th, on this day in 1981, Mark David Chapman is sentenced to 20
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There has been no other politician in Malaysia who is as polarizing as Anwar Ibrahim. People will usually strongly support him, or strongly dislike him. He has been accused of being a chameleon, telling different audiences,
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 I hate the clock and can\'t stand hearing its ticking. I disable it Or eviscerate her... With this I lost my life! I searched for it b
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Civilisation has tended to be seen like a gift by those claiming to grant it.  It is done, in the sense Rudyard Kipling intended it, with solemn duty.
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23 August: International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and of its Abolition. The night of 22 to 23 August 1791, in Santo Domingo (today Haiti and the Dominican Republic) saw the beginning of the uprising that would play a crucial r
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August 23rd 1926; the death of silent-screen idol Rudolph Valentino at the age of 31 sends
 International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its AbolitionInternational Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition by The Ovi Team
“Oh the horrors of slavery! - How the thought of it pains my heart! But the truth ought to be told of it; and what my eyes have seen I think it is my duty to relate; for few people in England know what slavery is. I have been a slave - I
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The purring cat Curled up on a Corner of a wooden Windowsill as the snow Fell and the streets Were silent and white.
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Physical exercise modulates iron in Alzheimer’s disease University of Eastern Finland A recent experimental study shows
 Worming 21_15Worming 21_15 by Thanos Kalamidas
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\"In The Year 2525 (Exordium & Terminus)\" by Evans—the monumental smash hit that
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Biden’s South-East Asia DoctrineRepairing damage and neglect from the Obama and Trump years When Joe Biden took over the
 BalanceBalance by Jan Sand
The sway of come what mayThat swings the sense of everythingTo convey the fundamental verticalityAnd undermine reality, diffuse,Confuse, abuse, misuse,
 iBite...snappy!iBite...snappy! by Theodore K. Nasos
A column browsing contemporary news. At the moment Afghanistan
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21st Aug. 1911: The Mona Lisa, the famous portrait by Leonardo da Vinci also called (La Gioconda) (painted between 1503 - 1506), was stolen today from the Louvre in Paris. The Painting was stolen by Vincenzo Peruggia an employee of the Louvre w
 The Swing Era beginsThe Swing Era begins by The Ovi Team
The sound of swing, which utterly dominated the American popular-music scene
 Theft of Mona LisaTheft of Mona Lisa by The Ovi Team
August 21st 1911; an amateur painter sets up his easel near Leonardo da Vinci\'s Mona Lisa at
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After 20 years of military presence, the US and the remaining of its allies are finally pulling out of Afghanistan. Do they leave behind a democratic, free and modern country? Not at all. On the contrary, the Asian nation re
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Wild flurries of impressions whizzing by like delegates, Soak in, mind drinks in potent emotion for two.How these all knit themselves together in neat aggregates,Where when an
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Higher payment, fairer standards: Harvest workers in Europe need better working conditionsBy Sara Mohammadi An income of 6 eur
 Fika bonding! 21#12Fika bonding! 21#12 by Thanos Kalamidas
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 Jacqueline SusannJacqueline Susann by The Ovi Team
On this day in 1918, August 20th, Jacqueline Susann, the author of Valley of the Dolls, the 1966 mega-hit novel about the showbiz lives of three women (reportedly modelled in part after Judy Garland, Marilyn Monroe and Grace Kelly), is born in
 First Commercial Radio StationFirst Commercial Radio Station by The Ovi Team
20th August 1920; the first commercial radio station begins operating in Detroit, Michigan with call sign 8MK (Now WWJ (News radio 950)). The radio station was started by The Detroit News newspaper and is now owned and run by CBS.
 Soviet Union intervenes in CzechoslovakiaSoviet Union intervenes in Czechoslovakia by The Ovi Team
August 20th 1968; In the face of rising anti-Soviet protests in Czechoslovakia, Soviet troops (backed by troops from other Warsaw Pact nations) intervene to crush the protest and restore order. The brutal Soviet action shocked the West and deal
 World Humanitarian Day: A Need for Common ActionsWorld Humanitarian Day: A Need for Common Actions by Rene Wadlow
In memory of Sergio Vieira de Mello (1948-2003)
 At a Red LightAt a Red Light by George Cassidy Payne
There are those who only have their name to give as thanks. Have you seen a two year old boy hand his papa an orange peel?That is what I remember, and Barry\'s eyes, too,
 Silicon Valley, New Zealand and Pandemic ExceptionalismSilicon Valley, New Zealand and Pandemic Exceptionalism by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
There are some crises that never touch the well-heeled.  Money, like flab, insulates them from bruising.  The generally appl
 Always Something 21#13Always Something 21#13 by Thanos Kalamidas
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 Moscow jails U-2 spy pilotMoscow jails U-2 spy pilot by The Ovi Team
August 19th 1960; The United States pilot, Francis Gary Powers, has been sentenced to 10 years in prison by a Soviet military court. Powers had pleaded guilty to spying for the American Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) after his plane was shot
 Bill ClintonBill Clinton by The Ovi Team
 Arthur Waley: Ways of Thought in Ancient ChinaArthur Waley: Ways of Thought in Ancient China by Rene Wadlow
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The pictures and the videos from Afghanistan with all the social media calls for help –especially from Afghan women, are undoubtedly devastating. But what all these socking photographs,
 When time expiresWhen time expires by Bohdan Yuri
Our journey wanders in lost shadows,Seeking dreams of ancient hallows.  We move along without much qualm ,waiting our turn, standing in the dark. While a brand
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 Berserk Alert! #166Berserk Alert! #166 by Tony Zuvela
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 AntySaurus Prick 21#15AntySaurus Prick 21#15 by Thanos Kalamidas
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 Coup against GorbachevCoup against Gorbachev by The Ovi Team
August 18th 1991 hard-line elements of the Soviet government and military begin a coup attempt against President Mikhail Gorbachev. The coup attempt signified a decline in Gorbachev\'s power and influence, while one of his most ardent opponents
 What environmentalism must be concerned about the forgotten issues of climate changeWhat environmentalism must be concerned about the forgotten issues of climate change by Murray Hunter
The IPCC is about to publish, what are called ‘landmark’ report findings on climate change very soon. According to The Guardian, the report states that,
 Orange & BlueOrange & Blue by Nikos Laios
I swam in the orangeAnd bathed in the blue,The warm colours melting Over the trees and promenadesOn a hot stinking day.
 Edmond PrivatEdmond Privat by Rene Wadlow
 Ephemera 21#13Ephemera 21#13 by Thanos Kalamidas
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 Woodstock Festival concludesWoodstock Festival concludes by The Ovi Team
August 17th 1969, the grooviest event in music history - the Woodstock Music Festival - draws to a close after three days of peace, love and rock \'n\' roll in upstate New York. Conceived as \"Three Days of Peace and Music,\" Woodstock was a pr
 The Beatles Replace Pete BestThe Beatles Replace Pete Best by The Ovi Team
17th Aug. 1962; The Beatles consisting of John Lennon, Paul McCartney, and George Harrison replace the group\'s drummer \"Pete Best\" with Ringo Starr.
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There are real dangers of increasing armed conflict and regression of civil society in Afghanistan as the Taliban advance and opposing forces organize. On 5 August 2021, the United Nations Security Council met under the pres
 I wasted my whole lifeI wasted my whole life by Amir Khatib
 I hate the clock and can\'t stand hearing its ticking. I disable it Or eviscerate her... With this I lost my life! I searched for it b
 The Taliban take KabulThe Taliban take Kabul by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
It unfolded as a story of fleeing.  The Afghan president Ashraf Ghani, taking flight to Tajikistan, giving little clue of his intentions to colleagues.
 Tang & Ram 21#14Tang & Ram 21#14 by Thanos Kalamidas
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 Charles BukowskiCharles Bukowski by The Ovi Team
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On August 16, 1917, in a renewed thrust of the Allied offensive launched at the end of July in the Flanders region of Belgium — known as the Third Battle of Ypres, or simply as Passchendaele, for the village that saw the heaviest fighting
 Presley diesPresley dies by The Ovi Team
August 16th 1977; popular music icon Elvis Presley dies in Memphis, Tennessee. He was 42. The death of the \"King of Rock and Roll\" brought legions of mourning fans to Graceland, his mansion in Memphis. Doctors said he died of a heart attack,
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“That\'s right, you cocka\'mamie Liberal ! It is my Constitutional Right to Bear Arms to Protect MySelf and my Family !\" “I want to legally carry around a Concealed Gun ! I have a
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(for my mother, sister, brother, and father)Air. Heir can’t be cured –I’m bee farmer caught stealing.Hospitality.
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The historical vectors are moving with conviction and purpose; the weak and lacking in conviction are in retreat and the gun is doing the talking.  The government of Afgha
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August 15th 1918; for the 1st time in history a full length cartoon, the Sinking of Lusitania. Animated account of the sinking of the cruise ship the Lusitania on May 7, 1915 by the German submarine U-39. The ship carried approximately 1,500 pa
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Long ago, my mother taught me never to argue politics or religion, but she also did not condemn my healthy interest in these subjects. Learning to respect other people’s beliefs was part of my emotional educat
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Look. I am before you.Now I am here:I am making a statementproclaiming a truthnothing less than an outcry.
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The Media Age Of Celebrity Faux News By Ora Putnam Discovering new and fascinating information about celeb personalities from
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21st July 1904; Decreed by a Czar, built by thousands of workers ove
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“That’s right, Hank. You heard me. I say Halleluiah and Praise the Lord for the Democratic Legislators of Texas, ‘cause not only are they tryin’ to save Texas from the Dis-eased Trumpian clutches of Power Mongers like ou
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(for dad)        The subtle signs of
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The Bund was a socialist Jewish organization that took shape in 19th century Russia. 19th century Russia was peculiar. There were cholera epidemics, and the industrial revolution never really picked up. Russians tri
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18 July is the Nelson Mandela International Day, adopted in November 2009 by the UN General Assembly, as a tribute to the founding president of the post-apartheid South Africa and his contribution to the culture of peace and freedom.
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July 18th 1936; Spanish Civil War begins, Gen Francisco Franco led uprising. On May 10, 1936, Manuel Azaña was elected President of the Republic after the removal of Alcalá-Zamora and in his memoirs, when it comes to the last two mont
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No stuffed bird in a museum displayCan convey the twitch and swirl thatEvents hurl at something struggling to stayAlive.The march of feathers in a wing or breas
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Right now the paradigm goes: sex ed\' is mostly about general sex and contraceptives. But sex ed\' should really contain three sections: -Romantic sex-Recreational sex-Se
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July 17th 1975; As part of a mission aimed at developing space rescue capability, the U.S. spacecraft Apollo 18 and the Soviet spacecraft Soyuz 19 rendezvous and dock in space. As the hatch was opened between the two vessels, commanders Thomas
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They were in with a shot.  The English team, deliriously floating on chants of Football’s Coming Home, ha
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To get something we want some of the timeIs alright, like extracting treasures, mining gold from mine,That adds to the occasion’s glamour, value prime,Because of its pri
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I\'ve read my fair share of non-fiction work. And have worked with my fair share of Ph.D. students. I was going to do two separate articles discussing non-fiction writing and Ph.D. life. But, Ph.D. life is mostly about writ
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July 16th 1918 In Yekaterinburg, Russia, Czar Nicholas II and his family are executed by the Bolsheviks, bringing an end to the three-century-old Romanov dynasty. Crowned in 1896, Nicholas was neither trained nor inclined to rule, which did not
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I walk the empty hollow streets of Sydney under a scrolling grey Coronavirus sky, it’s July and this winter is cold and biting. The old colonial sandstone buildings lining the harbour are wet and heavy, having soaked i
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The way some fireflies hide within the obsidian grass, faking the blinking signals of cold heat, I waited for you to want my offerings,as badly as I want
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Australia, like other island states, has had spells of isolationist fancy and hermit dispositions.  Protected by geography, distant and vast, the country’s first bit
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The great Dutch master Rembrandt van Rijn is born in Leiden on July 15, 1606, the son of a miller. His humble origins may help account for the uncommon depth of compassion given to the human subjects of his art. His more than 600 paintings, man
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Alexandra David-Neel (V2)She edits her life from a room made
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University studies, well into the 2000s, were designed mostly to train employees for big business and government positions. That is, until the late 2000s, you didn\'t need to go to college if you wanted to create a small business or work in som
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14th July 1795; \"La Marseillaise\" (\"The song of Marseille\") becomes the n
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July 14th 1789; Parisian revolutionaries and mutinous troops storm and dismantle the Bastille, a royal fortress that had come to symbolize the tyranny of the Bourbon monarchs. This dramatic action signaled the beginning of the French Revolution
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Singapore’s ISA has led to round ups of opponents and critics of the Singapore PAP government. The world’s longest serving political prisoner Dr Chia Thye Poh, was incarcerated under the ISA, and restriction orde
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Strings of pearls on deep blue seas that do appear in daylight dreams, reveal wild islands basking in the sun, moving mysteries into forevermore.  Natu
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When tech companies dominate the economic landscape, and that you marry that with economic ideology, you get “tech neo-liberalism” and “tech neo-Marxism.” “Tech neo-liberalism” is fairly
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13th July 1985; The Live Aid Concert was a series of rock concerts held to raise
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Here, in the fields, I try to smell the lilies, it\'s so many, And until I\'m done with it, The freshest ones wither.
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Putting things simply, there are four types of parenting: friendly parenting, passive parenting, passive-aggressive parenting and aggressive parenting. Let me break those down for you. Friendly parenting
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Pablo Neruda born July 12, 1904 (d. September 23, 1973) was the pen name a
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On July 12th, 1920, the Panama Canal was officially opened by Woodrow Wilson even though it had been in use since 1914. The canal was begun in 1881 and probably would not have been completed without the guidance of President Theodore Roosevelt.
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The Hummer limousinesCruised down the boulevard Filled with the sounds of music,Laughter and clinking glasses And the smiling faces of
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Muhyiddin’s New Tool to Shore up Power: University Boards Bastions of patronage rather than excellence Malaysian Prime
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Never can be told a story set in stone, for what the message was may not be at all.  it will travel in the story lender’s care,  and reside in ears
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The tyrannical, brutal cynicism of keeping Julian Assange in Belmarsh prison remains one of the more inglorious marks of the British legal system and, it should be said, its sponsors and colluders. Having won his case
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With a lamentable, even disgraceful vaccination rate, confusion over how best to deal with the AstraZeneca supply, vague promises about the arrival of other COVID-19 vaccines, and a degree of complacency, half of Austr
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Built to withstand pressure thatwould crush a
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On 8 July 1895 the Delagoa Bay railway line was officially opened by Paul Kruger. Its link to Pretoria was completed on 20 October 1894.The railway line was completed a few years after the end of the first South African War (Anglo-Boer War) and
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There is a very old story of a canny farmer whose life style was to wring every last cent out of all of his operations. He cut down on his own food and maintenance to the bare bone and, for a while, made extreme experiments on his horse to cut
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Rewards do come from being neat and tidy,That big spring cleaning when you simply tidy up,Instant as that tidy sum that’s for you ready,Or you make clean net gains sturdy as hor
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From the Bagram Airbase they left, leaving behind a piece of the New York World Trade Centre that collapsed with such graphic horror on September 11, 2001.  As with previo
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July 7th 1942; Heinrich Himmler, in league with three others, including a physician, decides to begin experimenting on women in the Auschwitz concentration camps and to investigate extending this experimentation on males. Himmler, architect of
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It’s become clear, the planting of listening devices in the cabinet offices by a team of Australian Security Intelligence Service (ASIS) operatives in 2004, was not for the purposes of national security, but to enhance
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Spiders on the crawl send shivers to us all. but spiders on a web hold our single thoughts
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In 1900, after three years bringing the rebellious farmers of the Boer War in South Africa to heel, the bulk of Britain’s regular army was outside the country. This helped fuel
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July 6th 1994. On this day in 1994, the movie 
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He began on RN Breakfast by claiming that he, and his company, would be open and transparent about mining operations.
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This guy in the other pit.He’s got a better demon
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July 5th 1996, Dolly the sheep--the first mammal to have been successfully cloned from an adult cell--is born at the Roslin Institute in Scotland. Originally code-named \"6LL3,\" the cloned lamb was named after the buxom singer and actress Doll
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I had just taken my nightly dose of medicationAs I waited for the effects to sit in,And decided to go outsideOut into the neighboring slumber To sit whi
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Many of the attempts to analyze the nature of thought present the disposition to exclude our animal friends from that process but recently reconsideration has tended to dismiss that prejudice, although there is small doubt t
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Saskatchewan SkySaskatchewansky,just a preview of love,chip off
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“On the morning of September 11, 2001, Donald Rumsfeld ran to the fire at the Pentagon to assist the wounded and ensure the safety of survivors,” expressed a mournful George W. Bush in a
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Moonlight fellOn the walls of An old cracked Ruined Hotel That had decayed Long ago and which Was now home
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From his secure fortress of contented spite, Dominic Cummings, exiled from the power he once wielded at Number 10 as one of the chosen, must have felt a sense of satisfaction. 
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July 2nd 1839. Early in the morning, Africans on the Cu
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In overruling Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin’s bid to delay the reconvening of parliament until September with a statement that was at best ambiguous. Malaysia’s king, Sultan Abdullah Sultan Ahmad, has left the
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Harbor not some old remorse, most left unfolded,harshly cast behind some unconscious holding,not those distant tales of long lost yearnings,or mistakes that
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Aries ( 21 March – 19 April ) - You’ll start the month with a need to establish some self control in order to achieve your goals, but this will have impact on your social life, as you’ll be incline
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July 1st 1867. The autonomous Dominion of Canada, a confed
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July 1st 1974. With Argentine President Juan Peron on his deathbed, Isabela M
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Oppression, marginalization, violence, propaganda – none of it is new. What is new, however, is the mere scale, frequency and omnipresence of disinformation, especially when it is propagated by a powerful group that ru
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Having grown bored with wisdom, resting by an old fence of fist sized rocks, chalk whiteas baby powder, a young man leans back and closes his eyes, recognizing
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* It Sure Sounds Like Ivanka Trump Lied Under Oath to Criminal Investigators - Trump family doesn’t need any oaths to lie; they are doing comfortable anytime of the say under or over oath!
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June 30th 1974; Russian ballet dancer Mikhail Baryshnikov defected in Toronto, Canada. Mikhail began his bal
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Antoine de Saint Exupéry (1900-1944), whose birth anniversary
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Speaking up for others is grand, worthy and noble,Indeed high public speaking in itself is quite an art!How they in taking the part of others, feat or foible,Wheedle, cajole,
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June 29th 1974; Maria Estela Isabel Martinez de Peron has been sworn in as inte
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June 29th 1956; Marilyn Monroe and Arthur Miller were married. They were divorced on January 20, 1961.
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29th June 1900, birth of the French writer and aviator Antoine de Saint-Exupéry. He is best remembered for his novella The Little Prince (Le Petit Prince), and for his books about aviation adventures, including Night Flight and Wind, Sand
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To float over such an aqueous body is to find a majestic creature unparalleled in beauty and expanse, stretching at 2,300km.  There are other stunning formations on the pl
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Edward Hallett Carr (1892 -1982) whose birth anniversary we note on 28 June, was a British diplomat, a professor of international relations at the University of Wales and from 1940 to 1947 the chief editorial writer for the
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June 28th 1969; just after 3 a.m., a police raid of the Stonewall Inn - a gay club located on New York City\'s Christopher Street - turns violent as patrons and local sympathizers begin rioting against the police. Although the police were legal
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On June 28, 1928, a 26-year-old Louis Armstrong walked into a Chicago recordi
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While MUIS officer Munir Hussein is still under investigation by the Corrupt Practices Investigation bureau (CPIB) and Singapore police commercial affairs department (CAD) relating to issues arising from the ministerial inqu
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While Australian politicians languish in a world blotched by climate change scepticism and fossil fuel love-ins, global oil and gas companies have been shaken.  Three tita
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27th June 1976; the world’s first recorded Ebola virus epidemic begins making its way through the area. By the time the epidemic is over, 284 cases are reported, with about half of the victims dying from the disease.
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Jun 27, 1948; Soviets blockade West Berlin. One of the most dramatic standoffs in the history of the Cold War begins as the Soviet Union blocks all road and rail traffic to and from West Berlin. The blockade turned out to be a terrible diplomat
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To say the least, the concept that an outright horror such as Covid-19 is both masochistic and sadistic seems to be quite true is something provoking trepidation in any person who tries to be decent and respectful. But it is
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I open my mind; we share our thoughts.  I open my mouth; we share our words. I open my heart; we share our human feelings of life.  I open my soul: here I am in the dynamic of becoming.  Before me is who you are, metamorphic in t
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\"Every day, women, men and children are tortured or ill-treated with the intention of destroying their sense of dignity and human worth. [...] By concretely supporting victims of torture, the international community will prove its unequivocal dete
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June 26th 1541; Francisco Pizarro, the governor of Peru and conqueror o
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June 26th 1925; Charlie Chaplin\'s comedy, \"The Gold Rush,\" premiered in Hollywood. A lone prospector ventures into Alaska looking for gold. He gets mixed up with some burly characters and falls in love with the beautiful Georgia. He tries to
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The 26th of June International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking was established by the United Nations in 1987. In its 2006 edition, the UNODC launched an anti-drugs campaign entitled \"Do drugs control your life? Your life. Your c
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In the messy, underhanded world of global health responses to COVID-19 it was only appropriate that lawyers should find themselves enriched on respective sides of a dispute about vaccine supply.
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Never in my life have I seen such an image. if I only had known what expressions unfold when I expose my regrets, so full of discontent, to have conformed so easily, to losing m
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June 25th 1950. Armed forces from communist North Korea smash
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On this day in 2009, Michael Jackson, one of the most commercially successful entertainers in history, dies at the age of 50 at his home in Los Angeles, California, after suffering from cardiac arrest caused by a fatal combination of drugs give
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\"A world that has become a single geographic unit is now groping its way, however slowly, toward global institutions as the only way of achieving common safety and comm
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Under the boughs Of a chestnut tree An old man sat cracking Nuts and watching the world Pass by in the solitudeOf a cold autumn
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After tormenting the man for years, it became clear that the Australian authorities were willing to, for want of a better word, compromise.  The more accurate word would b
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June 24th 1983; America\'s first woman in space has returned safely to Earth in the Challenger space shuttle after a successful six-day flight. Sally Ride, aged 32, captured the media\'s attention over the weeks leading up to blast-off on 19 Ju
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Brother Deadwood steps up to the Church Pulpit to address His Church. “Halleluiah, Brothers and Sisters ! Can I get an, “Amen” ?!
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I am left timeless. My skin is timeless. Like the rusty mercury gauge in an old Chevy. I am gazing upon Christ. I am aggressive.My density is aggressive. I am an out of body experien
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The UN General Assembly, in its resolution 57/277, designated 23 June as Public Servic
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June 23rd; Peter Falk, the American actor most famous for his role as TV\'s scruffy detective, Columbo, died at the age of 83 on this day. The actor died peacefully at home in Beverly Hills, his family said in a statement. He had been suffering
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June 23rd 1868; Christopher Latham Sholes received a patent for an invention that he called a \"Type-Writer.\" Born on February 14, 1819, in Mooresburg, Pennsylvania, Christopher Latham Sholes moved to Danville, Pennsylvania, as a teenager. It
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My, were they delighted.  Politicians across several international jurisdictions beamed with pride that police and security forces had gotten one up on criminals spanning
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I doubt the me is singularThe sense is multilingualarThe I is sky and fingertips,It’s tears and years and smiling lips,Not one nor ten, but uncountable,
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June 21st 1964. In Neshoba County in central
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Bacon and eggs Pop and sizzle in the pan,An old rock song fills theRoom crackling from a radio,The aroma of coffee beans Floats t
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The United Nations\' (UN) World Refugee Day is observed on June 20 each year. This event honours the courage, strength and determination of women, men and children who are forced to flee their homeland under threat of persecution, conflict and
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June 20th 1837; Queen Victoria ascended the British throne following the death of her uncle, King William IV. Victoria was born at Kensington Palace, London, on 24 May 1819. She was the only daughter of Edward, Duke of Kent, and fourth son of G
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Goethe, of Faust fame and acclaimed last Renaissance man of Europe, wrote, “As a man is, (let us amend and say, person) so is his (or her) God (or Goddess).”
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This is the soundtrack of my heart, of my life if you care to listen. If there is anyone out there who cares to listen. I am the girl you never phone. You never think of me. Was that too much to ask. I never hear your phone
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June 19th 1964; the Civil Rights Act of 1964 was approved after surviving an 83-day filibuster in the
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Sickle Cell Disease (SCD) is a serious condition that affects people all over the world; the complications that arise from it are usually fatal. Sickle cell disease is a set of red blood cell disorders that are mostly inherited. In sickle cell
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Australian officials and paper mad types are running out of ideas as to how to be cruel towards refugees.  We need to give them some credit: for years they have tried to d
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Sincere Tony is again on the stump, promoting his vision of how best to return to a lovely, unruffled world of capitalist endeavour, circuit lecturing and summit meetings that no longer need to be held online.
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The problems of dealing with the current complexities of simple sustenance in a world deeply conflicted in the struggles of vast social and financial manipulations throughout society by the various factions involved, is curr
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To the heavenly goodness  ask the salt ship timber, If you miss your songs! The sails have no wind to remember,
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Being an anthropologist of sorts, I spent a lot of time with a lot of families. I do have my preferences when it comes to raising children, but there are the patterns I observed here and there. Raising children is usually a
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Hundreds of millions of girls and boys throughout the wo
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Those of you drawing sustenance and stimulation from the traditional acronym UFO best brace yourselves.  The less exciting and dull term accepted by the defence clerks
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Last time I discussed legal systems around the world. This time I\'ll discuss social systems in free, tribal and militarized societies. Simply put, in militarized societies, people are treated like “dolls.” That
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June 11th 1955; seventy-seven people have been killed and 77 others injured when two cars collided on the ra
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A pandemic crisis.  A state of emergency.  Overwhelming public opinion bristling with alarm.
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June 6th James Meredith, the first black man to brave the colour bar at the University of Mississippi, has been shot and wounded after entering Mississippi on a civil rights march. Police have arrested a 41-year-old white man named Aubrey James
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World Environment Day is an annual event that is aimed at being the bigges
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June 5th 1956; Premier Nikita Khrushchev denounced Josef Stalin to the Soviet Communist Party Congress and starts the de-Stalinization. he process begun by Nikita Khrushchev, following the death of former Russian dictator S
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One has to be repeatedly reminded that the theatre of international relations knows no friends and only national interests, whatever those might be.  Intelligence services
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The uprising of Chinese students, soon joined by workers, peasants, and those who called themselves shimin (citizens) started a new era of « reform from below » with the symbol of the Goddess of
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June 4th 1940; the British completed the evacuation of 300,000 troops at Dunkirk, France.  The Pr
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a bourbonby the memories of childhood judge it by the way it makes you remember being a childnever w
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His comments would not have fallen on deaf ears.  While metropolitan London would have been aghast at his pedigree and remarks, a Brexit-audience in the rustbelts and area
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June 3rd 1936; Bestselling novelist Larry McMurtry is born on this day in Wichita Falls,
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Am I vulnerable amongst the mysteries that life has offered up to me, am I happy although I have a smile pasted on my face for all the old to see.
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June 1st 1938; Superman, the world\'s first super hero, appeared in the first issue of Action Comics. Superman is the brainchild of writer Jerry Siegel and artist Joe Shuster.  \"Joe and I were high school classmates in Cleveland,\" Siegel
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June 1st 1979; Rhodesia formally ended nearly 90 years of white minority rule and declared it
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Malaysia’s shaky, deeply unpopular government is seeking to regain control of the narrative in the internet age via dramatic use of police power to harass and investigate activists, journalists, and social media users.
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We are only born once, Then we are born several times later, We die once, And we shall not die forever, We are a tribe that one wolf can devour us,
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May 31st 1909; the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) held its first conference
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The efforts of mediation in the recent Jerusalem-Gaza conflict by the Egyptian President Abdel Fettah El-Sisi and Egyptian diplomats is a good example of action by one state when the United Nations Security Council is blocke
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The brink of winter is upon meMoving up my leg like a cold hand;Each chilling fingertip up my spine.Its breath deep within another lung.
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May 30th 1967; Daredevil Evel Knievel jumped 16 automobiles in a row in a motorcycle stunt at Ascot Speedway in Gardena, CA. The quintessential American daredevil motorcyclist, Evel Knievel defied gravity as he rode his bike to the heights of i
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May 29th 1453; Constantinople fell to Ottoman Sultan Mehmed II, ending the Byzantine Empire. The Siege of Constantinople that resulted in its fall took place from April 2 to May 29, 1453. The Ottomans led by Sultan Mehmed II the Conqueror numbe
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29 May is the International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers. The day has two purposes: to honour the memory of the UN peacekeepers who have lost their lives in the cause of peace;  and to pay tribute to all the men and women who have se
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Music aficionados connect the month of May with Mozart’s minuet written as a five year old ”komm lieber Mai und mache...,” but for many Americans this year the link came from a curtailment of gas It was rep
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On May 15, 1963, Gordon Cooper is launched into space aboard Faith 7 on the longest American space mission to that date. Faith 7 was the capstone of Project Mercury, the NASA program that put the first American into space in 1961 and the first
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May 15th 1957; Britain dropped its first hydrogen bomb on Christmas Island in the Pacific Ocean.Britain has exploded its first hydrogen bomb as part of a series of tests in the Pacific, the Ministry of Supply has announced.
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The smallest infringement is a ruseWhere I am entertained in laughter,And tied by the bonds of sorrow,But where is my enlightenmentThat kindles each par
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It has been a relationship of characterised by bitterness and misunderstanding.  It began with a poorly negotiated agreement – poor, that is, from the European Union
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While waiting for the sun after a midnight rain my dampened dream conspired to put forward a stream of colorless schemes immersed in the running time of lost persuasions. so possessed b
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There is a plan and it is obvious for long time, the repression and eventually the extradition of all Palestinians from Jerusalem. For the founders of this plan the idea was that dominance of
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It is inevitable,  after sixty years, And my eyes are on the ground, Search the forest, Among the bushes behind the humps, Unde
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When I was a kid, which was quite a few years ago, I visited a dentist quite often. In those days children were considered not quite up to basic adult standards. The dental drill, commensurate with today\'s high-speed
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May 7th 1945: Germany signs unconditional surrender. Germany has signed an unconditional surrender bringing to an end six years of war in Europe. The document was signed by General Bedell Smith for the Allied commander, Gen
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Ideas And scotch Swirled in The glassAmong theClinking Ice.
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May 6th 1937; the German airship Hindenburg crashed and burned in Lakehurst, NJ. Thirty-six people (of the 9
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May 5th 1917; Eugene Jacques Bullard becomes the first African-American aviator when he earned his flying certificate with the
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On May 5, 1981, imprisoned Irish-Catholic militant Bobby Sands dies after refusing food for 66 days in protest of his treatment as a criminal rather than a political prisoner by British authorities. His death immediately touched off widespread
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As a federation of states, Malaysia has three distinct tiers of government. At the time of the Malay state federation, and after the formation of Malaysia in 1963, with Sabah and Sarawak, all three levels of government were
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May 3rd 1952; the first airplane landed at the geographic North Pole. While Fletcher and Benedict have
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I did not get a chance to display my paintings, I did not find a suitable place for them, and I was unable to agree with a financier for the exhibition, but through an angel, a broker, I met him in a bar, and he was drunk, I
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May 1st 1994 The Brazilian racing driver Ayrton Senna has been killed in a crash at the San Marino Grand Prix at Imola, near Bologna in Italy. He was just 34-years-old.His Williams FW16 Formula One car was travelling at a s
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May 1st 1986; the Duchess of Windsor, Wallis Simpson, has been laid to rest alongside her husband, the abdicated King Edward VIII, at Frogmore in Windsor. She was buried in an English oak coffin, marked with a silver plate inscribed simply \"Wallis, Du
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There is an old story about two guys living on the edge of poverty. Whenever one was in deep financial problems he sold his overcoat to the other, thus tiding himself over a very bad spot. There was only one overcoat and it went through time be
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April 30th 1975; the war in Vietnam ended today as the government in Saigon announced its unconditional surrender to North Vietnamese forces. The President, Duong Van Minh, who has been in office for just three days, made the announcement in a
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On April 24, 1980, an ill-fated military operation to rescue the 52 American hostages held in Tehran ends with eight U.S. servicemen dead and no hostages rescued. With the Iran Hostage Crisis stretching into its sixth month and all diplomatic a
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Create something neat ! Why destroy that , precious or otherwise ! Live and let live in fame , glory or  total oblivion. Do use th
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April 23rd; World Book Day now that\'s my idea of the perfect awareness day! I l
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Each year on 23rd of March it\'s World Meteorological Day! In 2012 the theme
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To deer and dolphinforgive me. I have missed the markand often, even ifunintentionally, acted against you.
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Earth Day is a day designed to inspire awareness and appreciation for the Earth\'s environment. It was founded by U.S. S
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Suffocating the grassroots.  Mocking the working class origins of the game.  World football, and primarily European club foo
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The chorale of the balladist in the Akropolis is the metaphor of my wasteland.There is communion in the silence of the millstones and in the dimness of the eyes.There is union in the absence of songsa
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April 21st 1945; Russian troops captured some outlying suburbs of Berlin at the beginning of what promises to be a bitter battle for control of the city. The Red Army approached the German capital from three directions, north, east and south-ea
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April 21st; According to tradition, on April 21, 753 B.C., R
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President of Malta at the Vienna Process:No Europe without its Neighborhood By Eugene Matos de Lara On the
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Is the hourglass of bacterial death. The flow of sand between the past and the future. Time is whatthe clocks me
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Everything I write to you is in code. And when you fall I am reaching for the light that guides you in this universe. I am allowing for the pain of our separation to transform me.
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April 18th 1775 American revolutionaries Paul Revere, William Dawes and Samuel Prescott rode though the towns of Massachusetts giving the warning that \"the Regulars are coming out.\" Later, the phrase \"the British are coming\" was attributed
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I wish to write a little on a couple of terms, one of which, Ground or Grounding Dimension, I learned from an essay by Larry Dossey, and the other, Floating World, came to me as a designation for America but which I now unde
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April 17th 1961, the invasion of Cuba was carried out by a force of about 1,400 exiled Cubans, with American support from the sea and air.The main landing point at the Bay of Pigs was a beach surrounded by a mosquito-infest
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Back in my kidtime before I was ten years old the A&P on Sixty-Ninth Street in Bay Ridge in Brooklyn was the source of our groceries. There were some boxed goods and loose dry goods like red kidney beans and rice and coffee beans in burlap
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For semis’ winners in store at finals was a reversal!With eagle-eye from vantage point on highWe cheered watching two mighty stalwarts tussleThrough staunchest ‘si
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Australians have long delighted in the increasing annual whale migration from the Southern Ocean up along the country’s eastern seaboard, a spectacle that can be readily viewed from the shoreline or up close from runabouts and other small
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April 16th; Have yo
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On April 16, 1917, Vladimir Lenin, leader of the revolutionary Bolshevik Party, returns to Petrograd after a decade of exile to take the reins of the Russian Revolution. Lenin became the virtual dictator of the world\'s first Marxist state. His
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April 16th 1943 in Basel, Switzerland, chemist Albert Hoffman accidently discovered the hallucinogenic effects of LSD-25 while
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Falling    Our choices change the future    evolution of the universe. His    body is heaven’s plateau. A cold
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April 15th 1945 British troops have entered the German concentration camp of Bergen-Belsen. Inside the camp the horrified soldiers found piles of dead and rotting corpses and thousands of sick and starving prisoners kept in severely overcrowded
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Since the banning of Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit from politics, and the dissolution of his Future Forward Party in February 2020, which had widespread youth support, students lost a political platform that was publicly air
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I remember our last dance Before I left for foreign shores,The way you brushed my cheek With your hand and how I Held you gently in my arms.
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Our modern Western nationalism has an ecclesiastical tinge, for, while in one aspect it is a reversion to the idolatrous self-worship of the tribe which was the only religion known to Man before the
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April 14th 1912; just before midnight in the North Atlantic, the RMS Titanic fails to divert its course from an iceberg, ruptures its hull, and begins to sink. Because of a shortage of lifeboats and the lack of satisfactory emergency procedures
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I am always conscious of the fact that I am a member of the human race. This consciousness prompts me to work for the great human synthesis which is the implicit goal of the World Organization I had
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In today\'s world, the problem with renewable energy such as solar and wind energy is that the energy can not be “trapped”. That is, if there are clouds that cover the sun, you have no more power. If there is no wind, you have no mo
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Even in times of pandemic crises, some things never change.  While Australia gurgles and bumbles slowly with its COVID-19 vaccine rollout, there are other priorities at st
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In the past, pundits and others focused on the relationship between Islam and terrorism. That is, a lot of research focused on what verses of the Quran and what Islamic traditions led terrorists to become terrorists. While
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April 11th 1961, the trial begun in Israel of the man accused of helping Hitler in his plan t
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Nicolaian event & process in identity evolution I am Nicolai. Here is my story. As much as I am prepared to tell. In Russian my na
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What joins wit to weight is matterIn filigreed ionic fieldsThat seine sensation from the scatter,Covet it in horny shieldsTo integrate, elucidate, eliminate and
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Hugo Grotius (10 April 1583 - 28 August 1645) whose birth anniversary we mark on 10 April played a crucial role in the development of the Law of States, in particular through two books written in Latin Mare Librium
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April 10th 1919; Emiliano Zapata, a leader of peasants and indigenous people during the Mexican Revolution, is ambushed and shot to death in Morelos by government forces. Born a peasant in 1879, Zapata was forced into the Mexican army in 1908 f
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\"An error is not a mistake unless you refuse to correct it\"John F. Kennedy On Wednesday 31 March 2021, the United Nations Security Council me
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Lorie, you want to see me clearlythrough this joy of my naked bodyavoiding the sweat of my emotions,just breathing on my neckrubbing this baseline of my groin-will not fin
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Vienna Process for the Greening of Eurasia By Chloé Bernadaux On the historic date of March 08th – International Wome
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9th April 1927; Mae West is arrested during her starring role in the play \"sex\" which she wrote, produced, directed and starred in on Broadway. She was prosecuted on morals charges and sentenced to 10 days in jail for public obscenity.
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April 9th, on this day in 1962, the 34th annual Academy Awards ceremony is held at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium in Santa Monica, California. In addition to the overwhelming triumph of the musical West Side Story, which won 10 Oscars, inclu
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Those were the tales you liked best as book by bookInvented by your mother SALONI KAULRose right before your eyes, your fancy tookIn measures both magnificent and tall.
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Continuity in Times of Crises: UNIDO partnering the Vienna ProcessBy Uulkan Burkanova On the historic date of March 08th – I
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International Roma Day on April 8 is an opportunity to celebrate Romani culture but also to highlight the persecution and discrimination that Roma people face in all areas of life.
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8th April 1994; Modern rock icon Kurt Cobain lead singer, guitarist, and songwriter for the rock band Nirvana commits suicide with a self-inflicted shotgun wound to the head.
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When Nobel Laureates open their mouths in despair and anger, their observations tend to be worth noting.  Immunologist Professor Peter Doherty was willingly doing so last
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To forgive is to release. To let go. To be held.To arrive at where we want to end,we grasp for it. Without knowing how to hold our own hand,we cling to it. Where we came from,
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A man better known as the manager of a porno-star, after mysteriously funded creates a media mini-empire, he manages to cheat huge amounts of money from
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April 7th; World Health Day is commemorated each year on this, under the funding of World Health Organization (WHO).
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April 7th 1968; Motor racing world champion Jim Clark was killed in a car crash during a Formula Two race at Hockenheim. Clark, 32, was at the wheel of his Lotus-Cosworth which left the track at 170mph (274km/h), somersaulted through the air an
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For decades, Malaysia’s government-linked companies have functioned as a major instrument of government policy as well as a gift that goes on giving endlessly, providing slush funds for political parties, boodle for co
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I am invisible,I am one of the Countless men Who live in Anonymous cities
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April 6th 1895; Writer Oscar Wilde is arrested after losing a libel case against the Marquess of Queensberry.
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April 6th 1975; A plane carrying 99 Vietnamese orphans landed at Heathrow airport. The Boein
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The United Nations General Assembly has designated 5
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Flowing silk saris Surround painted faces, Baubles and bangles Still hang from the past. Starving Crowds bumped apart,Ha
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Disclaimer: This is a satirical news piece, just for fun, read at your own risk!
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A book is only the start of a long, certain journey. Any author would like to be reviewed by an unmotivated, impersonal reader; it is with this frame in mind that I review The Mother of Us All by Karla Gottlieb.
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(for Julian)You’re just a boy and I’m just an invisible girl. You’retenderness, light, angelic.You’re a still life portrait.
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April 4th; On 8 December 2005, the General Assembly decl
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April 4th 1968; Dr Martin Luther King, was assassinated. Dr King was shot dead in the southe
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April 4th 1859; Bryant\'s Minstrels debut \"Dixie\" in New York City in the finale of a blackface minstrel show. Bryant\'s Minstrels was a blackface minstrel troupe that performed in the mid-19th century, primarily in New York City. The troupe
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Last week, Australians found themselves delighting in another fit of cancel culture, this time in the art world.  Tasmania’s Dar
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April 3rd; World Party Day also known as P-Day is celebrated annually on April 3rd through personal and public observances of party-like atmosphere, as a synchronized global mass celebration of a better
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Only the bridge of Beauty will be strong enough for crossing from the bank of darkness to the side of light. Nicolas Roerich (1874 - 1947)
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Thick with invisible wild life’s strength forests teeming,Pulsates immensity’s lush wilderness striate,Like those who etched their wild’s beauty in the Dreaming
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April 2nd; The United Nations General Assembly declared 2nd April as World Autism Awareness Day to focus the need of improving the lives of children and adults who suffer from the disorder so that they
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Less than a decade ago many economic players pronounced the triumph of global marketing. Governments encouraged market-based decision rules of economic games. Those who invoked benefits of government planning and state monop
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The sharp cold corners of the dayDeny the soft foundries where the IUndoes all regulation. Not locationNor chopping minutes’ disciplinesCan marsha
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Aries ( 21 March – 19 April ) - You could feel the need to show off a little. You might be a little over eager and putting in more effort than need be. Don\'t rush to be something you aren\'t. People do really
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The BBC creates a hoax Panorama programme about spaghetti crops in Switzerland and showing women carefully plucking strands of spaghetti from a tree and laying them in the sun to dry. It should be remembered in context that Spaghetti was not a
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Campaigners for the abolition of nuclear weapons had every reason to clink glasses with the coming into force of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons in January. 
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Why do fat white people Use chopsticks instead Of forks when eating take wayChinese food in their dining rooms?
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View from Latvia: Is the EU Failing us? By Eugene Matos de Lara On the historic date of March 08th – International Wom
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31st March, 1990; the worst violence seen so far in the series of Anti Poll Tax demonstrations erupted in London during the largest rally when nearly 100,000 people take to the streets in protest at the new government levy. More than 400 were a
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The Biden administration continues to engage in that favourite activity White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki can only describe as “circling back”.  And much c
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March 30th 1981; John Hinckley, Jr. shoots President Ronald Reagan outside the Hilton Hotel in Washington D.C. just after the president had addressed the Building and Construction Workers Union of the AFL-CIO. Hinckley was armed with a .22 revo
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Life in Thailand’s southernmost border provinces, Narathiwat, Yala, and Patani has taken on a sense of normality over the last 12 months that belies a media-preoccupied insurgency that has largely disappeared.
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Before I delve into commentary, here\'s a fun questionnaire. The “big ego” questionnaire: -Do you feel like you made great accomplishments in life? -Do you feel the constant need to talk
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Tom Jones can apparently count among his many fans one Elizabeth Windsor of London, England—known professionally as Elizabeth the Second, by the Grace of God, of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and of Her other Realms and
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Way back when our prime common forbear lounged in a tide pool of tepid water, this blob of snot became upset by the windy to and fro that whacked it repeatedly and decided to hang onto a good sized pebble to fend off whatever dizziness it was c
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Some biologists like to claim that there was an “Eve mitochondria” or an “Eve cell” that is a “mother of all cells” or the “first cell to have existed.” I tend to disa
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March 28th 1965; Dr Martin Luther King has taken a crowd of nearly 25,000 people to the steps of the state capital of Montgomery, Alabama to highlight black grievances. The procession marks the end of a five-day march which started in Selma and
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Yes, believe it!  On the cusp of control, the Democrats have managed to develop a new variant of the political virus: “The DINO” --- Democrats In Name Only
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Yuna:wikko’oWolf song,a primal chorus that I dance toas the fullness of my heart emptiesinto dreams that come with the sun’s last brea
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It has gotten tongues wagging in the diplomatic corps of Beijing, Washington and distant Canberra.  The opening session of the two-day summit between China and the United
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March 27th, on this day in 1973, the actor Marlon Brando declines the Acad
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March 27th 1915; Typhoid Mary, the first healthy carrier of disease ever identified in the United States, is put in quarantine, where she would remain for the rest of her life.Mary Mallon (September 23, 1869 – Novembe
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It all started more or less a year ago after reading an article Dr. Habib Siddiqui had written about contemporary Bangladesh and while my motivation should have been interest, the truth is that it was embarrassment.
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For Greece the 25th of March 2021 marks 200 years of independence; 200 years since the Greek Revolution against the Ottoman Empire that led to the rebirth of a nation after 400 years occupation. It also marks over a year occ
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One day we all woke up.Every one of us really woke up. We dreamed ourselves awake.Nothing moreneeded to be giveneverything alreadywas given between us.
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I\'ll start with the conclusion. You don\'t solve ethnic or racial problems by criticizing the system. You solve ethnic and racial problems by winning at the system. That is, over the last 30 years, a lot of academia has be
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March 25th 1983; technically, the 25th anniversary of Motown Records should have been celebrated nine months later, in January 1984, but that was only one of several details glossed over in staging the landmark television special Motown 25: Yes
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Next to me is my grey shadowthe one that falls into a shadeand holds a candle when it rains.its borrowed soul is from my ownbut I never told it what to perform.instead it hide
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I\'ve worked with environmentalists and “green fanatics” as I like to affectionately call them. I love their simplistic logic according to which pollution and carbon emissions and desertification are all caused by greed. And that if
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March 24th; World TB Day commemorates 24 March 1882 when Dr Robert Koch discovered what causes tube
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When Elvis Presley turned 18 on January 8, 1953, he fulfilled his patriotic duty and legal obligation to register his name with the Selective Service System, thereby making himself eligible for the draft. The Korean War was still underway at th
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Promises are very much made to be broken, and the Biden administration is proving to be no exception.  In a moral fit, the Biden White House has gone through the ranks of
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I had returned back To the family farm And I lay on the grass Looking up at the falling starsReminiscing my boyhood years;
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I believe that the One World which is emerging can come into existence only if a New Man comes into being - a man who has emerged from the archaic ties of blood and soil, and who feels himself to be a citizen of the wor
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For m
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March 23rd 1983; President Reagan unveiled plans to combat nuclear war in space. The Strategic Defence Initiative (SDI) proposed a defensive shield, using laser or particle beam technology to \"intercept and destroy\" incoming missiles as they
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A lot of factors cause recessions and economic crises. The usual factors tend to be a mixture of natural disasters and human mismanagement. As I discussed in the previous article, there are roughly two types of economies: k
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March 22nd. Each year on the 22nd of March it\'s World Water Day. First celebrated in 199
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March 22nd 1956; Civil rights leader, the Reverend Martin Luther King, was convicted of organising an illegal boycott by black passengers of buses in the US state of Alabama. Mr King, 27, was fined $500 (£178) and ordered to pay an equal a
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There was a time, even in the early days of my short life, that humans were considered the apex attainment out of that lazy green slime that luxuriated in the rocking of the gentle waves at the edges of the primordial oceans that covered a good
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‘You have a sadness about you.’Somebody said that to me onceWhen I was young and brave.‘And sadness in one as young asYou is fri
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So you are young or very young and want to build a life project. But you don\'t know where to start. You need to know that there are two types of economies around the world. Some countries are what I call “knowledge-b
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Breathless promotion on the local radio station. Tickets selling out in a single day. Thousands of teenagers, hours before show time, lining up outside the biggest venue in town. The scene outside the Cleveland Arena on a chilly Friday night in
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The hallmark of any institution is the ability to withstand ironic dysfunction.  The United States under the stewardship of that unintentional comic George W. Bush made Jo
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In the SlumDeep down in the slum,There is more sacred baptism in silent doctrines.Invading fears are ripen nightmares.They keep you bellow the pool of debris to keep you a
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Stephen R. Covey uses a phrase in his great book “the 7 habits of highly effective people” that you need to “begin with the end in mind.” While
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March 20th; half a billion Francophones around the world will celebrate International Day of Francophonie on 20
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March 20th, on this day in 2000, Billy Crystal hosts the 72nd annual Academy Awards ceremony at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles with the film American Beauty toping the Oscars. Ball won in the Best Original Screenplay category, while Space
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March 20th 1852; Harriet Beecher Stowe\'s Uncle Tom\'s Cabin is publ
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            He noblest lives and noblest dies
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They dangled Their legs overThe pier unawareOf the billowing Grey skies,orThe cold wind Scudding
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I\'ll attempt to give a somewhat comprehensive anthropological survey of Chinese and Korean students in Western countries like the UK, the USA, Canada or France, and of course Australia and New Zealand. That\'s where you\'ll find the majority o
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On March 19, 1953, legendary filmmaker Cecil B. DeMille wins the only Academy Award of his career when The Greatest Show on Earth takes home an Oscar for Best Picture. The film, a big-budget extravaganza about circus life, starred Charlton Hest
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The general idea is you want to have a big project for life and several side-projects for life. The project takes shape, evolves, encounters new realities as you enter the future. How does this work? In real lif
 Ouch Ouch by George Cassidy Payne
That\'s what you get forspinning around incoherently, blissed out to Roberta Flack nailing Leonard Cohen, drunk off blackberry Kir\'s a
 Dupenews:  Trump to run for Buckingham Palace in 2024Dupenews: Trump to run for Buckingham Palace in 2024 by Theodore K. Nasos
Disclaimer: This is a satirical news piece, just for fun, read at your own risk! Former President Trump in an interview late Tuesday said that he is hopeful that Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, runs
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March 18th; NASA\'s Sun Earth Days team is joining forces with NASA EDGE to explore the violent nature of our Sun at the peak of solar activity and share discoveries from NASA\'s heliophysics and planetary missions during this exciting period.
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Forget the global university rankings of any list.  The global university promotion exercise is filled with snake oil and perfumed refuse, an effort to corrupt the unknowi
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Men, women, children caged in, toeing strict the lineAs setting sun’s emissaries the waters wade;That typical streaming beacon’s the daily signFor start of Summerl
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Having just finished reading Thomas Sowell\'s “intellectuals and society”, the author wonderfully points out how intellectuals can be misled, and can be misleading, including by believing false theories, or myths that are constantly
 Berserk Alert! #134Berserk Alert! #134 by Tony Zuvela
For more Berserk Alert! HERE! For more O
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The person who was to become St. Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland, was born in Wales about AD 385. His given name was Maewyn, and he almost didn\'t get the job of bishop of Ireland because he lacked the required scholarship. Far from being
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March 17th 1762; in New York City, the first parade honouring the Catholic feast
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On 13 March 2011 in Derra, in the south of Syria, 15 teenage boys were arrested by Syrian security police for having written hostile graffiti against President Bashar Al-Assad on a school wall. The arrests led to non-violent
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We live in colours,Under a blue skyAnd a yellow sunWarm and bright That gives life To the world.
 Building a nation of readersBuilding a nation of readers by Joseph Gatt
Over the last decade or so, people in wealthy and not-so-wealthy nations have asked me “how do you encourage people to read?”So I just had my Eureka moment. The reading cycle goes like this:
 AntySaurus Prick 21#02AntySaurus Prick 21#02 by Thanos Kalamidas
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March 16th 1988; Thousands of people were killed and many others injured in a poison gas attack on a Kurdish city in northern Iraq. Up to 20 aircraft, said to include Iraqi Migs and Mirages, were seen overhead at around 1100 local time in Halab
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March 15 marks the international day against police brutality, repression and criminalization and police forces all around the world have decided to celebrate it by brutally attacking peaceful demonstrators, repressing funda
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The true colors of life are black and white, and not the sparkling candles of impression that reside in the delights of double rainbows.  These carefree hues are kodacrome impo
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Classical economics has it that “skills mismatch in the job market” and “lack of skilled labor” and “brain drain” are the main causes for high unemployment in the third world. But, I had
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On March 15, 1997, the Collective Opposed to Police Brutality in Montreal hel
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March 15th; World Consumer Rights Day will be held around the globe to recognise ou
 Fin Elegy - EpilogueFin Elegy - Epilogue by Christos Mouzeviris
Isabella Rodriguez arrived late to work this morning. She stayed up all night to care for her baby daughter who was burning with fever. Still exhausted by the lack of sleep, she waited until her sister dropped by to mind her
 Boring Revelations and Fanciful Victimhood: The Harry-Meghan-Oprah ShowBoring Revelations and Fanciful Victimhood: The Harry-Meghan-Oprah Show by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
This is the sort of stuff barnacles clinging on the antiquated raft known as British Royalty were waiting for.  One of the royal couples makes a dash for it, shirking and
 A new framework for human personalityA new framework for human personality by Joseph Gatt
Since I like to come up with theories and frameworks about everything, might as well come up with a new theory for personality.
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March 14th; the theme for 2012 was Donate - Kidneys for Life - Receive. So
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March 14th 1964; Jack Ruby, the Dallas nightclub owner who killed Lee Harvey Oswald--the accused assassin of President John F. Kennedy--is found guilty of the \"murder with malice\" of Oswald and sentenced to die in the electric chair. It was t
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Awareness building is often a long process. Thus recognition of the ideas of René Dumont has come nearly two decades after his death with the vote on 17 December 2018 by the United Nations General Assembly of the U.N. D
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There\'s what I like to call the “military barracks brain.” Then there\'s the “how can I make my people great” brain. Then there\'s the “free brain.” All three types of brains have their
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Ο ανέμελος εχθρός της δημοκρατίας
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March 13th; on this day in 1969, \"The Love Bug,\" a Walt Disney movie about the adventures of a Volkswagen Beetle named Herbie, opens in theatres across the United States. The film, which was based on a 1961 book called \"Car, Boy, Girl\" by G
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March 13th; cult leader Adolpho de Jesus Constanzo sacrifices another human victim at
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Despite appearances, the most authoritarian, xenophobic and corrupted regime in Europe is not the Hungarian or the Polish but Kyriakos ‘Koulis
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The great Antonio Damasio, whose book “self comes to mind” I\'m about to finish, has it that the brain “organizes and maps information.” To me, that\'s an optimistic outlook on the brain. Indeed, the
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Trinity for Scrutiny: Council of Europe, Human Rights instruments and CitizensBy Nora Wolf Building on the tasteful piece writ
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For more Berserk Alert! HERE! & HERE!
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March 12th 1969; on this day Paul McCartney married Linda Eastman in a civil ceremony in London. Hundreds of people gathered outside the Marylebone Register Office to catch a glimpse of the couple as they arrived with Miss Eastman\'s six-year-o
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Happiness can be hard to define. I could define happiness as “the absence of threats” and “enjoying a good social reputation.” These are of course abstract notions, but the absence of threats usually means enjoying physi
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Wash the soot from my soul,I\'ve burned too manyalong the road.there isn\'t a war conspiredthat will douse the firesof man\'s most hateful desires.
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The time has come for the implementation of a spiritual vision of the world\'s affairs.  The entire planet must elevate itself into the spir
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For more 2nd opinion, quarantined! HERE!
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March 11th 1985; Mikhail Gorbachev took over following the death of Konstantin Chernenko. Chernenko, 73, died after a long illness. Sombre music preceded the news on radio and television and scheduled programmes were cancelled. The speed of nam
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 2020 - A Year when Distancing became Social2020 - A Year when Distancing became Social by Dr. Anis H. Bajrektarevic
A state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.Definition of Health,Preamble of the World H
 AmyAmy by George Cassidy Payne
I honor youYour fiercenessand devotionTo family and friends Your calling to be a teacherand your love of nature Of God\
 How I would go about art education How I would go about art education by Joseph Gatt
In today\'s and yesterday\'s world, art education, be it painting, sculpture or music, was about looking at the big picture and producing the big picture. Or about “creativity” or creating a new piece. Problem is: teachers never rea
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A year ago, in a very similar New Year’s editorial, I was talking about a difficult year ahead. The
 New Year's DayNew Year's Day by Nikos Laios
I felt like an eagle,I soared with my Wings outstretched Flying over the Landscape of my life;
 Manish's Zodiac Signs Predictions for January 2021Manish's Zodiac Signs Predictions for January 2021 by Manish Kumar Arora
Aries ( 21 March – 19 April ) - You will be able to take your whole life to a new level, for the power of your dreams will be magnified. It\'s a fortunate time, when the world will appreciate you for your uniq
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Even
 The Julian Assange Pardon DriveThe Julian Assange Pardon Drive by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
The odds are stacked against Julian Assange, the WikiLeaks publisher who faces the grimmest of prospects come January 4.  On that day, the unsympathetic judicial head of D
 Individual and social definitions of geniusIndividual and social definitions of genius by Joseph Gatt
How different people I have encountered define “genius.” -”Genius doesn\'t exist. All men are stupid... but don\'t you dare call me or my loved ones “stupid.” The rest of the world, wel
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 World Interfaith Harmony Week : Steps Toward A Harmony RenaissanceWorld Interfaith Harmony Week : Steps Toward A Harmony Renaissance by Rene Wadlow
 Progress And AntigressProgress And Antigress by Jan Sand
There are at present disruptive forces and people who are involved with the solidifying mutations of our current society and how they are attempting, somewhat successfully, to undermine the basic forces and institutions whic
 Never Belonging: George Blake's Spy ExploitsNever Belonging: George Blake's Spy Exploits by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
Filling the espionage ranks with legions of the non-belonging comes with its share of risk.  The process is counter-intuitive, putting stock in skill and aptitude above th
 If I were a stock (how the stock market works)If I were a stock (how the stock market works) by Joseph Gatt
Let\'s say my name is Yossi Gatt and I\'m 18 years old. I was born in 2002. I just graduated high school and got accepted by Harvard University. I go to the stock market and need to raise 160,000 dollars in shares to pay fo
 Trump's Pardons for the Festive SeasonTrump's Pardons for the Festive Season by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
A flurry of them has been expected, and just prior to Christmas, US President Donald Trump waved his wand of pardon with vigour.  On December 22, the president issued fift
 I Keep My PoemsI Keep My Poems by George Cassidy Payne
in handwoven Amish wicker baskets, sealed in glass mason jars with blue and pink
 MoneyMoney by Joseph Gatt
Let\'s imagine a closed house. Mommy gets paid to cook. Mommy employs daughter 1 who helps her cook and pays daughter 1 wages. Daddy owns the bank and insurance services, his wife and kids pay him money in case disas
 Berserk Alert! - Xmas09Berserk Alert! - Xmas09 by Tony Zuvela
For more Berserk Alert! HERE! For more O
 Living Antifascism:There is no Health without FreedomLiving Antifascism:There is no Health without Freedom by Dr. Anis H. Bajrektarevic
A state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.Definition of Health, Preamble of the World
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I\'m not French, not did I ever try to be French. But like DeGaulle, I have for a long time had my own  “certain idea about France.” To me, France is a great place to observe the clash between socia
 The Gold Comes Off: A COVID-19 outbreak in SydneyThe Gold Comes Off: A COVID-19 outbreak in Sydney by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
Australia has various advantages as an island continent.  It is monumental and only accessible in the most impractical ways. 
 SantaSanta by Alex Vannini
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 The ARRE-PCT CurriculumThe ARRE-PCT Curriculum by Joseph Gatt
Since COVID-19, teachers and students have been confined home. I think children, adolescents and young adults should be back in schools as soon as possible. I also think COVID is time to rethink the curriculum, so here are my two cents on that.
 Fin Elegy - Chapter 2: Fin's Theory. Part 3Fin Elegy - Chapter 2: Fin's Theory. Part 3 by Christos Mouzeviris
Think that electricity becomes heat which then mutates into boiling water in its turn. Whose energy is being transferred onto the matter of the vegetables that become food for you to eat, so that you can sustain yourself and
 Brexit, Billionaires and the Little PeopleBrexit, Billionaires and the Little People by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
Capitalism and patriotism do not share the same stable. When those in the business of accumulating profits suggest a love for flag and country, be wary.  Wars might take p
 WMA condemns arrests of physicians for treating injured demonstrators WMA condemns arrests of physicians for treating injured demonstrators by Ovi Magazine Guest
Threats and arbitrary arrests of doctors in Belarus for having treated people injured in the country’s demonstrations are facing strong condemnation from the World Medical Association. Protests have been taking place i
 Endings for Beginnings: Reaching a Brexit DealEndings for Beginnings: Reaching a Brexit Deal by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
It was a hurried dash and came just before the end of the transition period.  The UK and the European Union have reached an agreement on the torturously long road of Brexi
 Walk & talk 20#22Walk & talk 20#22 by Thanos Kalamidas
For more Walk & talk, HERE! For more
 You cannot ...cancel Christmas You cannot ...cancel Christmas by Thanos Kalamidas
I am definitely not the right person to talk about the religious influence of Christmas to people. Still I do understand the message and somehow I appla
 AMERICA December 2020AMERICA December 2020 by David Sparenberg
I went among the crowds.  I stood in the Valley of Dry Bones.  The voice of conscience cried out of me, “Shall these dry bones rise again?”  I could not answer.
 Majesty of the soulMajesty of the soul by Nikos Laios
In my dark heartLies the majesty of my soul,In my dark thoughts
 Friendship around the worldFriendship around the world by Joseph Gatt
We in the Western world are accustomed to making friends based on shared interests. I love sports, so I\'ll make friends who also like sports. I love chatting about politics, so I\'ll meet like-minded friends. I love fashion and accessories, so
 BoobjobBoobjob by Patrick McWade
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 Yuletide Lockdowns and Cancelling ChristmasYuletide Lockdowns and Cancelling Christmas by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
The mind changer in Downing Street has struck again.  With UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson at the helm, changes of direction are compulsive, natural and sudden. The U-Turn
 On a JourneyOn a Journey by Bohdan Yuri
On a journey to nowhere,I arrived at now.The surrounding skyWithdrew into a hole;Lights turned off,A change in scenery.
 First child, second child, third child First child, second child, third child by Joseph Gatt
How being the elder son or the younger son or daughter could affect behavior, personality, and life in general. An informal study using a large sample. Growing up as an only child I\'ll focus on
 Berserk Alert! - Xmas05Berserk Alert! - Xmas05 by Tony Zuvela
For more Berserk Alert! HERE! For more O
 Biden's Compassion Matters to World's PoorBiden's Compassion Matters to World's Poor by George Cassidy Payne
While President Trump pouts and plots, and President-elect Biden anticipates and appoints, there is an October news clipping from Sonia Perez of the Associated Press that I have not been able to get out of my head. Tucked in a small corner on p
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The number of figures extolling the merits of Britain’s Westminster system and how it supposedly embodies a glorious model of democracy are too numerous to mention. 
 A profitable model for the written pressA profitable model for the written press by Joseph Gatt
Ever since the written press and newspapers were made available online for free, the press has lost basically its entire revenue source. In the newspaper era, revenue usually involved individual copy sales, plus, advertisin
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For more Worming, HERE!
 Nagorno-Karabakh: Uneasy Ceasefire, Key Issues RemainNagorno-Karabakh: Uneasy Ceasefire, Key Issues Remain by Rene Wadlow
9 and 10 December 2020 marked the one month anniversary of the ceasefire in Nagorno-Karabakh known as Artsakh by the Armenians. The ceasefire was negotiated by Russia between Azerbaijan and Armenia. The agreement was signed
 Hoarding the Jabs: The Inequalities of Vaccine DistributionHoarding the Jabs: The Inequalities of Vaccine Distribution by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
Public health is no excuse to keep business and patriotism at bay.  Not a very humanitarian sentiment, but then again, healing the sick and preserving the healthy can beco
 Debt, venture capital and income potentialDebt, venture capital and income potential by Joseph Gatt
If someone in my current neighborhood came up to me and said: “I\'m going to open a two-story Starbucks-like café with comfortable furniture, Wi-Fi access, and a range of coffee and snack products on the menu, ranging from cappuccino
 Rudolph ConeRudolph Cone by Patrick McWade
For more \'Then, Again\', HERE! For more
 Sixteen times: keep safe!Sixteen times: keep safe! by Thanos Kalamidas
Sixteen is the birthday of hope and optimism. It marks the end of childhood and the beginning of that awkward part before adulthood. Time for dreams and objectives, for rebelling and rise.
 Happy 16th birthday, OviHappy 16th birthday, Ovi by Asa Butcher
Has it really been a year since I last sat down to pen an editorial in celebration of an Ovi birthday? Wow, where has the time gone? Let’s see…. what has happened in the past 365 days since I last appeared on the
 Happy birthday Ovi Magazine!Happy birthday Ovi Magazine! by Joseph Gatt
There are two questions I get asked every now and then: what is Ovi Magazine, and how did you come to write for Ovi Magazine. Ovi Magazine was “born” on December 20, 2004, the work of three expats based in Finla
 Artificial intelligence and computer-assisted decision-makingArtificial intelligence and computer-assisted decision-making by Joseph Gatt
OK. AI can defeat the very best at chess of at Chinese checkers. Those are two highly strategic games, where computers are programmed in ways not to attack, but to be very, very defensive. That is, in chess or checkers, com
 Fin Elegy - Chapter 2: Fin's Theory. Part 2Fin Elegy - Chapter 2: Fin's Theory. Part 2 by Christos Mouzeviris
Fin resumes his intellection, while Doug moves closer to him, by positioning himself towards the edge of the bed on the right. He was willing to take all this seriously and allow Fin to get his point across. Besides, he migh
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Governments that issue press releases about the abuse of human rights tend to avoid close gazes at the mirror.  Doing so would be telling.
 While coronavirus vaccinated, Koulis Mitsotakis remainsWhile coronavirus vaccinated, Koulis Mitsotakis remains by Thanos Kalamidas
Ο κοροναϊός φεύγει, ο ανέμ
 Malaysia's Narcotics NightmareMalaysia's Narcotics Nightmare by Murray Hunter
In 1983, in a country where drug use had become an epidemic, Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad rammed through what was regarded as some of the world’s toughest drug toughest programs. Authorities developed an i
 How kids (and adults) get hooked on drugsHow kids (and adults) get hooked on drugs by Joseph Gatt
Another guide to prevent our kids and adults from getting hooked on drugs. Scenario 1: Jane Doe\'s parents are divorced. Jane\'s mother lives in Florida and her father lives in Ohio. Jane is 16 and chose to live wit
 The forthcoming Sino-US rift: Yet another Binarization of international relations?The forthcoming Sino-US rift: Yet another Binarization of international relations? by Dr. Anis H. Bajrektarevic
As the present world order weakens, the mega confrontations have appeared more likely: On its post-Soviet revival quest, Russia becomes increasingly assertive in Euro-MED theatre and beyond. The Sino-American relations are i
 The World May The World May by George Cassidy Payne
need poems againit may need moreof them here with usin times of survivalunder the living room floor, in our memories, a root cellar of
 Social media use FAQSocial media use FAQ by Joseph Gatt
Frequently asked questions on how to use social media. Q: I just got a job. Should I add my new colleagues on social media? A: It depends what kind of social media user you are. If you\'ve been
 53Weeks53Weeks by Patrick McWade
For more Then, Again, HERE! For more Ovi Cartoons,
 Fish Wars and BrexitFish Wars and Brexit by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
Warring over fish in the twenty-first century might seem an unlikely proposition.  But the deployment of four Royal Navy ships to deter European fishing vessels from encro
 The planning economy vs. the working economyThe planning economy vs. the working economy by Joseph Gatt
I\'m a member of a great website called “goodreads.com.” It\'s a great website to keep track of your readings, of what you\'ve read, and to retrieve the titles of books that you read that you would otherwise not remember.
 Golden LightGolden Light by Ovi Magazine Guest
Golden LightBy Ian C Smith You stare obliquely,helmet lustrous through decades,pride etched with sadness.
 Berserk Alert! #057Berserk Alert! #057 by Tony Zuvela
For more Berserk Alert! HERE! For more Ov
 European Dis-Union of financial interests and back-stabbingEuropean Dis-Union of financial interests and back-stabbing by Christos Mouzeviris
For a year now, we have been waiting for a break-through, a decisive action from the EU in support towards two of its members; Greece and Cyprus. Their territorial integrity has been challenged by the neighboring Turkey, how
 Irresponsible Happenings: Juukan Gorge, Rio Tinto and the Never Again ReportIrresponsible Happenings: Juukan Gorge, Rio Tinto and the Never Again Report by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
“Never Again.”  These words are used with boring, stage managed frequency by political and company figures who should know better.
 The real big bang theoryThe real big bang theory by Joseph Gatt
Physicists tend to agree that the universe was born out of a massive explosion that led to the proliferation of chemicals and stars and rocks around the universe. And those chemicals spread around the universe. But then, wh
 Physician leaders express alarm at 'appalling' amputation sentencesPhysician leaders express alarm at 'appalling' amputation sentences by Ovi Magazine Guest
The World Medical Association has expressed its profound alarm after amputation sentences on four men were upheld by Iran’s Supreme Court. The four prisoners, convicted of robbery, are to have four fingers on their rig
 Sudan: Difficult TransitionsSudan: Difficult Transitions by Rene Wadlow
With the death on 26 November 2020 of Sadeq Al-Mahdi a major figure of modern Sudanese politics leaves the scene at a time of deep transitions within Sudan. Sadeq was the great grandson of Mehammed Ahmed who in the 1880s pro
 Odyssey of Imagination Odyssey of Imagination by Nikos Laios
I followed My thoughts As they floatedOut through the Billowing curtains And the half closed Blue door shu
 Additions to dating and relationships FAQAdditions to dating and relationships FAQ by Joseph Gatt
A few additional frequently asked questions about dating and relationships. Q: I\'m a woman. How do I recognize a womanizer at a date? A: Simple. But counterintuitive. If a guy you meet at a dat
 Fin Elegy - Chapter 2:  Fin's Theory. Part IFin Elegy - Chapter 2: Fin's Theory. Part I by Christos Mouzeviris
For a moment there was silence between the two. Then Doug turned towards Fin, with a child’s eyes that has just realised how bold and naughty it was, seeking forgiveness, love, and acceptance by its parents.
 Julian Assange: Covid Risks and Campaigns for PardonJulian Assange: Covid Risks and Campaigns for Pardon by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
Before the January 4 ruling of District Judge Vanessa Baraitser in the extradition case of Julian Assange, the WikiLeaks publisher will continue to endure the ordeal of cold prison facilities while being menaced by a C
 3 and half degrees of separation3 and half degrees of separation by Joseph Gatt
About a century ago, an experiment was designed to figure out how many degrees of separation there were between human beings around the world. That is, on average, how many people would I need to talk to before reaching any
 The mainstream power of the fake news in Greece The mainstream power of the fake news in Greece by Thanos Kalamidas
Η μακελάρισσα ανεμελιά του Αυριανισ
 Do NOT Carry On, BorisDo NOT Carry On, Boris by Thanos Kalamidas
For the last twenty years at least, there are a lot of wrong-doings to blame the EU leadership, still you can never blame them for lack of cynic pragmatism or strong self preservation even against a member state of the Union
 "I Told You So. You Damned Fools": 75 Years of the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists"I Told You So. You Damned Fools": 75 Years of the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
Leafing – or in this case scrolling through – the commemorative
 Sexual assault prevention and awarenessSexual assault prevention and awareness by Joseph Gatt
Common misconception: rape and sexual assault takes place in the streets or at the workplace. Happens sometimes, but very rare. Below are the most common scenarios for tragic sexual assault and rape cases. For information a
 Aren't SealedAren't Sealed by Patrick McWade
For more For the Moment, HERE!
 Think Tankers Against China: The Australian Strategic Policy InstituteThink Tankers Against China: The Australian Strategic Policy Institute by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
Security think tanks are the leeches of industry.  Attached to their appropriate field, they compile analysis that is supposedly masterful, insightful and even useful.
 The Way Archimedes Proved IdeasThe Way Archimedes Proved Ideas by George Cassidy Payne
If all the pencils and pens in the world disappeared,
 Is a college degree a "must" to get a good job?Is a college degree a "must" to get a good job? by Joseph Gatt
That\'s what high school career counselors say. Then that\'s what college career counselors say. Then HR staff and CEOs say something completely different. The system is a little bit messy in a lot of countries.
 Government OppressionGovernment Oppression by Patrick McWade
 Australia-China Relationship ChillsAustralia-China Relationship Chills by Murray Hunter
Australia-China Relationship Chills Policymakers persist in US-centric orientation to their detriment Since the beginning of 2
 More notes on the "new curriculum"More notes on the "new curriculum" by Joseph Gatt
In the 19th century and early 20th century, school was about training good soldiers. In the mid-to-late 20th century, school was about training good factory workers. This century, school should
 The Sacred TreeThe Sacred Tree by Nikos Laios
The sacred tree Stands in the mist And snowAnd has stood Since the   Beginning of Time.
 Trump Exits SomaliaTrump Exits Somalia by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
These are things that might have been done earlier.  During the last, flickering days of the Trump administration, activity is being witnessed across countries which have
 How can the US Presidential Election result, potentially affect Europe's futureHow can the US Presidential Election result, potentially affect Europe's future by Christos Mouzeviris
At last we managed to see the end of the US Presidential Election 2020 saga,
 My grey shadowMy grey shadow by Bohdan Yuri
Next to me is my grey shadowthe one that falls into a shadeand holds a candle when it rains.its borrowed soul is from my ownbut I never told it what to perform.instead it hide
 The David McBride Case: Whistleblowing, Afghanistan and Australian War CrimesThe David McBride Case: Whistleblowing, Afghanistan and Australian War Crimes by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
Much complaint can be had of the Inspector-General of the Australian Defence Force
 Truth HurtsTruth Hurts by Patrick McWade
For more For the Moment, HERE! For more
 A Proposal for Barack ObamaA Proposal for Barack Obama by George Cassidy Payne
With President-elect Biden set to enter the White House next January, a question many people are asking is how best to use President Obama in the next administration? I have a proposal. H
 Doctored Indignation: Australia-China RelationsDoctored Indignation: Australia-China Relations by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
Clay foot diplomacy is all the rage in Canberra, and the Australian government has become a solid practitioner.  Having stuck its neck out across continents and seas to pr
 Imperfect Releases: Andrew Hastie, War Crimes Reports and Australia in AfghanistanImperfect Releases: Andrew Hastie, War Crimes Reports and Australia in Afghanistan by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
If one were to get into the head of Australian government MP Andrew Hastie, a security tangle of woe would no doubt await.  Having been a captain with the Special Air Serv
 Fin Elegy - Chapter 1: The Visitor. Part 2Fin Elegy - Chapter 1: The Visitor. Part 2 by Christos Mouzeviris
Fin Elegy Chapter 1: The Visitor. Part 2. As he approached, Doug hastily curled himself in the middle of the bed, being
 Words of encouragement for the next generationWords of encouragement for the next generation by Joseph Gatt
There are uncertain times like these where the future is unclear. The truth is, from my perspective, the future is always unclear and uncertain. But many people around the world assume that the future will be as predictable as the past was.
 Brexit's odd timing with vaccines Brexit's odd timing with vaccines by Thanos Kalamidas
Without doubt most conversations about Brexit’s day-after are filled with speculation from both sides, however the feeling is that there is a crit
 Jab Me If You Can: How Political Endorsements Defeat VaccinationsJab Me If You Can: How Political Endorsements Defeat Vaccinations by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
Will they ever learn?  When former US Presidents Barack Obama, George W. Bush and Bill Clinton announced that they would publicly take a vaccine against COVID-19, National Public Radio seemed impressed.  “Who better to promote a
 Education: a new paradigm?Education: a new paradigm? by Joseph Gatt
Having spent a lot of time teaching, here are some observations I made, before I introduce a new paradigm and submit it for discussion. -The problem with small class sizes. From a teacher\'s perspective, small class sizes (
 Physicians victims of CoViD-19 should be properly compensated Physicians victims of CoViD-19 should be properly compensated by Ovi Magazine Guest
A call for physicians, who have died or fallen ill from CoViD-19, to be properly compensated has come from the World Medical Association. In advance of tomorrow’s two-day United Nat
 Malaysia's Democratic CharadeMalaysia's Democratic Charade by Murray Hunter
Malaysia’s Democratic Charade Built-in abuses designed to keep government in power One of the initiatives put in places
 The Yemen Civil War Arms BonanzaThe Yemen Civil War Arms Bonanza by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
“Making billions from arms exports which fuel the conflict while providing a small fraction of that in aid to Yemen is both immoral and incoherent.”  So
 Your job as a therapistYour job as a therapist by Joseph Gatt
There are two myths that almost any therapist will be taught in universities and during their certifications. First myth: your patients will be deviants who want to kill their fathers so they can marry their mothers
 Europe's Cyber ResilienceEurope's Cyber Resilience by Ovi Magazine Guest
Europe’s Cyber ResilienceA False Sense of Security in the Private Sector as a Warning Sign and Means to Assess the Effectiveness
 Striking it rich in the construction and real estate worldStriking it rich in the construction and real estate world by Joseph Gatt
I have two methods when I write articles. One is reading thick books and trying to find what common wisdom is in there. The second is reading the press and listening to people, and trying to find out what their common wisdom there is.
 The fallThe fall by Bohdan Yuri
The skin touches, the flesh burns;jerks from fearing singes,fragile is its thought.inclination presses on, confirmed,
 Biden's Promise: America is Back(wards)Biden's Promise: America is Back(wards) by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
With President Donald Trump all but conceding to the transition team that will take over after January next year, interest now shifts to President-elect Joe Biden’s choices for cabinet.
 Storm Clouds Over EthiopiaStorm Clouds Over Ethiopia by Rene Wadlow
 When love ruled the worldWhen love ruled the world by Nikos Laios
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