Archive for March, 2013


Wednesday, March 6th, 2013

Italian Elections: Europe’s Lost Generation Finds Its Voice

Wednesday, March 6th, 2013

Published on Spiegel Online International, by Fiona Ehlers, Julia Amalia Heyer, Mathieu von Rohr and Helene Zuber, March 04, 2013 (Photo Gallery: Italy Turns to Grillo).

For years, Europe’s young have grown increasingly furious as the euro crisis has robbed them of a future. The emergence of Beppe Grillo’s party in Italy is one of the results – and is just the latest indication that disgust towards European politics is widespread. Read the rest of this entry »

Egypt’s politician skewer, testing the limits of post-revolution satire

Tuesday, March 5th, 2013

Comedian Bassem Youssef may be the revolution’s real star – Published on, by Nahlah Ayed, March 3, 2013:

There are plenty of reasons Egyptian politicians can’t stand Bassem Youssef — his takedowns are merciless, his biting jokes are almost always at their expense. Even more painful is the knowledge that this relative newcomer on the political scene has the kind of influence in post-revolution Egypt they can only dream about … // Read the rest of this entry »

Burkina Faso: Chantal Compaoré à Rome pour la lutte contre l’excision

Monday, March 4th, 2013

Publié dans a, le 13 fevrier 2013.

Ouagadougou – Chantal Compaoré, la Première Dame du Burkina Faso a pris part activement à Rome, à une réunion de haut niveau sur l’« interdiction mondiale des mutilations génitales féminines », a appris l’AIB mardi de source officielle.   Read the rest of this entry »

The Afghan People Are Fed Up: An Interview with Malalai Joya

Monday, March 4th, 2013

Published on ZNet, by Elsa Rassbach, March 02, 2013 (See also: Malalai Joya, Afghanistan on World People’s Blog).

Malalai Joya, 34, first gained international attention in 2003 when she spoke out publicly against the domination of warlords. She was at that time serving as an elected delegate to the Loya Jirga that was convened to ratify the Constitution of Afghanistan; in 2005 she became one of 68 women elected to the 249-seat National Assembly, or Wolesi Jirga, and was the youngest member of the Afghan parliament … // Read the rest of this entry »

NYPD lied under oath to prosecute Occupy activist

Sunday, March 3rd, 2013

Published on Russia Today RT, March 2, 2013.

An Occupy Wall Street activist was acquitted of assaulting a police officer and other charges on Thursday after jurors were presented with video evidence that directly contradicted the NYPD’s story.   Read the rest of this entry »

Swimming techniques: Front crawl

Saturday, March 2nd, 2013

watch these videos Freestyle Swimming technique videos on YouTube, uploaded by Mark Durnford, who teaches different swimming techniques:

The Lateral State of America

Friday, March 1st, 2013

Interview with Noam Chomsky, published on Occupied Times, by OT, February 27, 2013.

… OT: After Hurricane Sandy, New York City seemed to turn into an authoritative vacuum. Nobody expected much help from the feds. Do you think that Occupy Sandy can capitalise on that feeling?  Read the rest of this entry »