ISSN 2371-350X

Poetry

Sanford Roth

 

By

J.J.Campbell

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Caribbean Gunmanship

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By

Ricardo Swire

Over the past five years Caribbean crime patterns displayed a surge in gun crimes, especially the Federation of St Kitts & Nevis.

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19 killed in DRC traffic accident

Mussa Mwangoka

 

By

Byobe Malenga

A FUSO brand vehicle from the Sebele market to the city of Baraka earlier this week overturned in the village of Kakomba, 8 kilometers south of Baraka in the Democratic Republic of the Congo’s Fizi Territory, carrying passengers and cargo.

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Poetry

Freydoon Rassouli

 

By

g emil reutter

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Just Do It…InShAllah

By

Ahmed Tharwat

The sportswear giant Nike has finally realized that the Hijab is not a symbol of oppression after all, but again, only if it is their design or has its logo.

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Dutch PM Rutte on course for big victory over far-right Wilders

Yves Herman/Reuters

 

By

Thomas Escritt and Toby Sterling

The Netherlands’ centre-right Prime Minister Mark Rutte was on course for a resounding victory over anti-Islam and anti-EU Geert Wilders in an election on Wednesday, offering huge relief to other EU governments facing a wave of nationalism.

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Poetry

By

Indunil Madhusankha

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Keep Working…

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By

Siddhartha Rastogi

 

…or else you will Die!

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Xenophobia and its interpretation within South Africa’s foreign communities

By

Ogunniyi Abayomi

The Nigerian and foreign communities in South Africa endure a turbulent atmosphere within their domain; be killed or watch your property burgled by radical youths. This is enacted by the myopic ideology over the dominance and control of economic, social and financial institutions by foreigners earning more than the citizens of South Africa.

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Art: Fractalverses

By

Harshal Desai

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Anniversary of the Russian Revolution

By

Hazel Speed

When I learned that it was a hundred years since the date of the Russian Revolution, I had a sense of sadness that I always have when I think about this tragic story.

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Poetry

Carl Scharwath

Carl Scharwath

 

By

Nicole Surginer and Carl Scharwath

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The D-Day commemoration is not a symbol of endless US militarism

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By

Rupen Savoulian

Every year, on June 6, commemorative activities and memorials are held for the anniversary of the Normandy landings, popularised by the slogan D-Day.

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Dutch poll test of anti-immigrant feeling, Turkish dispute

Robin Van Lonkhuijsen/Reuters

 

By

Philip Blenkinsop

The Dutch go to the polls on Wednesday in an election seen as a test of anti-immigrant and nationalist feeling magnified by a deepening dispute with Turkey.

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Poetry

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By

Pitambar Naik

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The Murky World of Deradicalisation

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By

Binoy Kampmark

It has attracted money and the implementation of programs, another standard diversionary tactic common in many societies. It is all touted as a good bit of social engineering, a form of anger management by other means. The basis of that problematic term “deradicalisation” entails the erroneous idea that telling a person something should not be done politically is necessarily going to be effective.

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The Gift

PYC photo

 

By

Laboni Saif

Let me introduce you to a group of buoyant youth from a small village named North Shadurkhil under Bangladesh’s Chatkhil subdivision.

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Poetry

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By

Alok Mishra

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The Price of Fear, the Price of Dictatorship

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By

Sami Jamil Jadallah

 

Revisiting the Arab Spring

 

I grew up when there were curfews that lasted for days, when listening to the wrong radio station could land you in jail, when a stupid, illiterate “security/mokhabarat” could haul you to jail for no reason and I remember when and actually saw “darak” policemen on horses raid villages breaking into homes mixing rice, oil, lentil and flour in the middle of the floor.

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House of Lords pass Bill for Brexit to proceed

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By

Hazel Speed

 

When Democracy can be too Democratic for its own good

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Poetry

Amandine Van Ray

 

By

Leslie Philibert

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Fraud Masters

By

Ricardo Swire

On March 7, 2017 Republic of Guyana Special Organized Crime Unit (SOCU) detectives detained the country’s ex-President of twelve years, Bharrat Jagdeo, along with the daughter of another past President, Donald Ramotar and Dr Roger Luncheon, a former Presidential Secretariat boss was also among detainees, implicated in a high level investigation of fraudulently obtained State monies.

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Scottish independence: Nicola Sturgeon’s diplomatic gaffe

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By

Hazel Speed

It was Commonwealth Day yesterday, and while watching BBC2, around 11am, the network kept updating the viewer that any minute there would be a live broadcast ‘within minutes’/’any minute now’, which then changed to ‘in about fifteen minutes’ as Her Majesty The Queen will be handing a baton to an athlete in respect of the next Commonwealth Games. Read more »

Poetry

 

By

Gopal Lahiri

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NAFTA, the State Department and USAID

Evan Vucci/AP

 

By

Cynthia M. Lardner

 

What the Trump Administration Needs to Learn about Soft Power

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Poaching in Europe’s Suburbs

Reuters photo

 

By

Binoy Kampmark

 

There has never been a case like this in a zoo in Europe, an assault of such violence, evidently for this stupid trafficking of rhinoceros horns.”

Thierry Duguet, head of Parc Zoologique de Thoiry.

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Mr. Buhari and the liars within

Bayo Omoboriowo

 

By

Prince Charles Dickson

 

Ronald Reagan once said, “Government is like a baby, an alimentary canal with a big appetite at one end and no sense of responsibility at the other end.” And I add a big head that thinks it knows it all and then treat us all like the anus that brings nothing but…forgetting that a closed anus is recipe for disaster.

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Poetry

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By

Sandy Rochelle

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David Cameron – that’s a bit rich coming from you!

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By

Hazel Speed

The other day, whilst watching the television coverage in respect to the unveiling of the new Monument at Horseguards to honour the fallen in Iraq and Afghanistan, I noticed that at the end of the formal ceremony, whilst guests were mingling, there was a political ‘clutch’ of Mother Hens having a quiet, but incisive discussion, integral thereto being David Cameron.

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Poetry

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By

Ron Larson

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