Sun

12

Jan

2014

A Brief History of Anarchism

Noam Chomsky has been awarded the Sydney Peace Prize. (photo: Ben Rusk/Flickr)

 

A Brief History of Anarchism

Article from In These Times.

The struggle for the common good has a long past.

BY NOAM CHOMSKY

An early 20th-century IWW poster depicts the plight of the working class.The industrial worker
toils to hold up the edifices of capitalism, government and religion, which do nothing but crush
her. (1911 IWW newspaper/WikiMedia Commons). 


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Thu

31

May

2012

Ancient Roman Shipwrecks: Greece Says Mediterranean's Deepest Rome-Era Wrecks Found

Broken ancient pottery from the wreck of a 3rd century AD Roman-era ship found 1.2 kilometers deep off the western coast of Greece is seen in this undated photo issued by Greek Culture Ministry on Tuesday, May 29, 2012. (AP Photo/Greek Culture Ministry)
Broken ancient pottery from the wreck of a 3rd century AD Roman-era ship found 1.2 kilometers deep off the western coast of Greece is seen in this undated photo issued by Greek Culture Ministry on Tuesday, May 29, 2012. (AP Photo/Greek Culture Ministry)

 

From AOL First Posted: 05/29/12 09:54 AM ET 05/30/12 01:24 PM ET


ATHENS, Greece -- Two Roman-era shipwrecks have been found in deep water off a western Greek island, challenging the conventional theory that ancient shipmasters stuck to coastal routes rather than risking the open sea, an official said Tuesday.

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Sun

05

Dec

2010

Bosnia and WWI (a brief vignette)

From DelancyPlace.com

An excerpt from

Title: A World Undone

 Author: G.J. Meyer
Publisher: Delta
Date: Copyright 2006 by G.J. Meyer
Pages: 3-5

   

...the marriage of the hapless Archduke Franz Ferdinand, whose famous assassination on a trip to Bosnia with his wife Sophie led directly to World War I. Franz married for love, against the preference of his uncle the Emperor, and his wife had to live in humiliation as a consequence: ....

 
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Thu

11

Nov

2010

Finish Rabin’s Work 10Nov

The New York Times

 November 3, 2010

Finish Rabin’s Work

By BILL CLINTON

Bill Clinton, the founder of the William J. Clinton Foundation, was the 42nd president.


TODAY marks 15 years since an assassin’s bullet killed my friend, Yitzhak Rabin, the Israeli prime minister. Since his death, not a week has gone by that I have not missed him. I loved him and his wife, Leah, very much. On the occasion of the anniversary of his death, his yahrzeit, the world would do well to remember the lessons of his life: his vision for freedom, tolerance, cooperation, security and peace is as vital now as it was 15 years ago, when he happily spoke and sang for peace at a huge rally in Tel Aviv just before he was killed. 

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Tue

26

Oct

2010

Albanian Muslims risk their own lives to save Jews from Nazis during World War II

It's a story you've likely never heard. It is a story told through the faces of Albanian Muslims who risked their own lives to live by a code of faith and honor called Besa.

 

By Leisa Zigman

from:   http://www.ksdk.com/news/local/story.aspx?storyid=222601&catid=3

A video is present on this URL which is very much worth looking at.

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Wed

25

Aug

2010

Still Striving for MLK's Dream in the 21st

 

Still Striving for MLK's Dream in the 21st  

By Martin Luther King III
Wednesday, August 25, 2010; A19

FROM THE WASHINGTON POST

 

Forty-seven years ago this weekend, on a sweltering August day often remembered simply as the March on Washington, my father delivered his "I Have a Dream" speech at the Lincoln Memorial.

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Tue

20

Jul

2010

WHAT was your country like 100 years ago?

 

1909 Ford Model R  

 

The year is 1909.

  
Just over one hundred years ago.  
What a difference a century makes.

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