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Kosovo, waiting for Spain

Kosovo, waiting for Spain Sun, 11 Aug, 2013

Spain is a very important state for the future of someone. Probably, this cannot be described for everyone and every country in the world. But, at least, there is one country that thinks in this way. This is Kosovo, the youngest state in Europe.

Her Name Is Jody Williams Sun, 11 Aug, 2013

Jody Williams' new book is called My Name Is Jody Williams: A Vermont Girl's Winding Path to the Nobel Peace Prize, and it's a remarkable story by a remarkable person.  It's also a very well-told autobiography, including in the early childhood chapters in which there are few hints of the activism to come. 

One Man's view of the world and a thousand faceless men: Singapore's cadre system Sat, 10 Aug, 2013

The 'modern father' of Singapore Lew Kuan Yew, who is also the father of the current prime minister Lee Hsien Loong, launched his latest book "One Man's View of the World" recently. 
How important is the Australian Election?

How important is the Australian Election? Fri, 09 Aug, 2013

After only being prime minister for around six weeks, Kevin Rudd called on the Governor General to dissolve the Parliament for an election on September 7th.

El Indio: Seeking Symmetry Wed, 07 Aug, 2013

The eminent academician Dr. Anis H. Bajrektarevic says that “there [can be] no Asian century, without the Pan-Asian multilateral setting.” The Americas, he says, have the Organization of American States (OAS), Africa has the African Union, and Europe has the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE). There is no counterpart in the sprawling continent of Asia.
Past Wars on Indians Aren't Even Past

Past Wars on Indians Aren't Even Past Fri, 09 Aug, 2013

Hammer in hand, one sees nails everywhere. Successful unpunished genocide at home in hand, the Pentagon sees Indian Country on six continents.  But don't imagine the U.S. military is finished with the original Indian Country yet, including Native American reservations and territories, and including the places where the rest of us now live.

The Missiles That Brought Down TWA Flight 800 Wed, 07 Aug, 2013

If the U.S. public began to raise a fuss about U.S. missile strikes that blow up large numbers of civilians at wedding parties abroad, it's not beyond the realm of the imaginable that the U.S. government would begin blaming the explosions on faulty candles in the wedding cakes.

Now Two States Pursue Truly Affordable Education Tue, 06 Aug, 2013

Maryland may soon join Oregon in exploring solutions to the crisis of student debt and unaffordable education.

Harry Truman and Memory of Mass Murder Fri, 09 Aug, 2013

Harry Truman spoke in the U.S. Senate on June 23, 1941: "If we see that Germany is winning," he said, "we ought to help Russia, and if Russia is winning we ought to help Germany, and that way let them kill as many as possible."

The Secret Court: Is it Constitutional? Thu, 08 Aug, 2013

Americans are just beginning to discover that a secret court has been quietly erasing their constitutional right to be free from unreasonable searches and seizures. They are also learning that this court is made up primarily of conservative  activists from the Republican Party who have no respect for the original intent of the Constitution’s framers.

Army Teaches Wrong Lesson in Nation's High Schools Thu, 08 Aug, 2013

This summer the world will pause to commemorate the 68th anniversary of the dropping of the atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki.  Most Americans are still supportive of Truman's decision despite overwhelming historical evidence the bomb had "nothing to do with the end of the war," in the words of Major General Curtis E. LeMay.
Limited Time Only: Get a Free Hoverboard Bonus Pack on Amazon

Limited Time Only: Get a Free Hoverboard Bonus Pack on Amazon Fri, 25 Jan, 2013

As we recently blogged, you can now get Second Life for Mac and PC on Amazon. We’re also offeringseveral bundled packages for sale that combine L$ to get started shopping and vehicles to enjoy inworld. 
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