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The previous post was a bit of a political ramble and was nowhere near as popular as other recent ones that feature pretty photos and fragments of poetry, so let’s try again. 209 more words

Writing And Writers

The UK and the Falkland Islands


Yes, a tiny bit of the remaining long lost British Empire is right under the nose of Argentina.
In 1982, followed the withdrawal of the HRM Endurance (the last naval base in the region), Argentina seized the island as they interpreted the action as a hint that the British government gave up the island. 222 more words

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VIDEO: Ukraine condemns Moscow war exhibit

An interactive exhibition in Moscow about the conflict in eastern Ukraine has been criticised by the Ukrainian presidential administration as “propaganda”.

from BBC News – World… 8 more words


VIDEO: Against austerity in Ireland

An Irish teacher turned to political activism after austerity measures were introduced in Ireland.

from BBC News – World http://ift.tt/1Hkyx1W
via Felix Grovit Travel


IBM and Apple want to share how you are with others


IBM has launched a health unit to make sense of the wealth of data created by the boom in fitness trackers and apps.

Watson Health aims to create “a secure, cloud-based data sharing hub” that can feed analytic technologies, it said. 326 more words

World News

Between Free Speech and Hate Speech: Why Katie Hopkins' comments on migrants cannot be met with silence

Bear with me, if you will, and imagine you had just read the following statements (apologies in advance for their vileness):

“Some of our towns are festering sores, plagued by swarms of Jews, shelling out benefits like Monopoly money” 817 more words


Man wanted by police in connection with the murders of his sister and mother

Images of a mother and daughter who were murdered have been released as police search for their family member.

Bernadette Fox, 57, and her daughter Sarah Fox, 27, were found dead within hours of each other at two separate addresses in Bootle, Merseyside. 224 more words