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    Auschwitz (part 1)

    Thanks for the informative Blog. Today it seems almost unbelievable that this should occur within recent history.
    I was born in 1946 just a few years after these horrible events transpired. During my study of dental technology, I saw expressions of bitterness expressed by a Jewish teacher directed at a German student and didn't realize at the time the exact reasons why. Being young, only 18 at the time, I considered something that had occurred approx. 20 years previously as almost ancient history.

    I think that most young people felt the same way when they watched such programs as Combat. It all seems to belong to another era. Of course we were wrong just as we were wrong in assuming that our gym teacher was teaching us how to march because it was just good exercise.

    As humans who take pride in our humanity we cringe at these facts and somehow try to deny them. But the stark reality is that being human doesn't prevent such horrendous things-it makes them more likely.
    Posted October 15th, 2017 at 11:54 AM by Radrook Radrook is offline
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    Debt slavery, neo-colonialism and neoliberalism

    I need your help for me! In what ways the English colonies develop differently from the Spanish and the French colonies?
    Posted August 26th, 2017 at 09:36 AM by jadewilliams jadewilliams is offline
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    Capitalism, Neoliberalism, and the relevance of Marx

    With respect you don't see the position before and position the common man holds now. Factories cramped people is not worse than dying of starvation on the streets of bombay, delhi. chronic unemployment that was a part of license raj and economic boom that followed the unleashing of capitalism in India brought millions out of mind numbing poverty. Although India is far from being a country following neo-liberal values it is still fairly influenced by its socialist systems, Its public distribution system. To be able to pay for public distribution system and more and more welfare programs in the country we do require capitalism we need to revitalize our financial system, become part of the global world and adopt the basic tenants of neo-liberal values. May be 19th century capitalism is why west is rich. you require money to run a welfare systems 19th century capitalism provided a basis for it
    Posted April 4th, 2013 at 10:52 AM by anmol anmol is offline
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    Capitalism, Neoliberalism, and the relevance of Marx

    With respect you don't see the position before and position the common man holds now. Factories cramped people is not worse than dying of starvation on the streets of bombay, delhi. chronic unemployment that was a part of license raj and economic boom that followed the unleashing of capitalism in India brought millions out of mind numbing poverty. Although India is far from being a country following neo-liberal values it is still fairly influenced by its socialist systems, Its public distribution system. To be able to pay for public distribution system and more and more welfare programs in the country we do require capitalism we need to revitalize our financial system, become part of the global world and adopt the basic tenants of neo-liberal values. May be 19th century capitalism is why west is rich. you require money to run a welfare systems
    Posted April 4th, 2013 at 10:50 AM by anmol anmol is offline
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    The Street of Dreams -part 2 (Mikis Theodorakis)

    Glad you share my passion, my friend.
    Posted June 2nd, 2012 at 12:13 PM by Solidaire Solidaire is offline
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    Chernobyl

    Thank you both. I have added a short reference to the tremendous toll in human lives and health hazards as a result of the accident. The issue is grim as it is, adding material from the horrible human suffering that followed Chernobyl would only make it unbearably morbid. If anyone can stomach such images, there are plenty of them on the Internet.

    And yes, Mo, those two definitely deserve more recognition.
    Posted March 6th, 2012 at 04:47 AM by Solidaire Solidaire is offline
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    Chernobyl

    Strong post. Excellent. Valeri Bezpalov and Alexei Ananenko deserve more recognition. Thank you, Solidaire
    Posted March 5th, 2012 at 08:48 AM by Mohammed the Persian Mohammed the Persian is offline
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    Chernobyl

    Excellent blog post, Solidaire, very moving and the pictures are very sad indeed.

    Nicely written.
    Posted March 5th, 2012 at 01:43 AM by Brisieis Brisieis is offline
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    My London experience: The Tower of London

    Excellent. I remember visiting the Tower of London Wax Museum (and also the Tower) some 30 years ago. wonderful memories.
    Posted January 23rd, 2012 at 05:33 AM by Baltis Baltis is offline
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    First clash of the Cold War: The Greek Civil War and Greek McCarthyism

    Thank you Anna. You honour me with your attention, and never cease to impress me with your thirst for knowledge and great ability to listen to others.

    I agree with your thoughts, yet I remain, deep inside, an optimist. Humanitarian ideals do surface time and again and gather momentum, shaping the world. Post WWII world has become an increasingly better one. We might be heading towards a low point in the years ahead of us, but humanity will find its way again.

    Or so I want to hope.
    Posted December 9th, 2011 at 03:44 PM by Solidaire Solidaire is offline
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    First clash of the Cold War: The Greek Civil War and Greek McCarthyism

    I didn't know you wrote such interesting blogs, Solidaire. This one I have to work on, it's a research in itself. Very rich, you did a great job.
    I read the whole thing, plus the links and the movie, thank you for this experience.
    Your last para, very profound, IMHO, brought me to uneasy thoughts about dreams and life, like .... most human dreams get raped, not once, but many times, and often double-lined too. Such is life, I suppose, reality is a rough place to be. There aren't really "good" and "bad" guys either - humanity is not the aim of politics and politicians, only the excuse for furthering whatever their interests dictate. As a result, no matter what the ideological stance a person who tries to be honest with himself/herself takes, pain and disappointment are always there to reveal the bare bones of the fact that even the best human efforts end up costing a price that negates the whole effort. Too bad for everyone alive.
    Posted December 7th, 2011 at 10:50 PM by Anna James Anna James is offline
    Updated December 8th, 2011 at 08:30 PM by Anna James
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    Posted August 29th, 2011 at 10:54 AM by Mohammed the Persian Mohammed the Persian is offline
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    My London experience: Natural History Museum and Aquarium

    Nice photo's. We went to the London aquarium, but Melbourne has a brand new aquarium so thought the London one was a little old looking. But it could have changed a bit in 8 years!
    Squirrels were great fun. My girls just could not get over how many of them were on the London parks. Also has a family of them living in the trees in the yard of our accommodation in 2008. Cute!
    Posted August 27th, 2011 at 08:39 PM by Tudor chick Tudor chick is offline
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    My London experience: Natural History Museum

    These are great photos of great displays / exhibitions. I never got to this museum when I was in London so really enjoy these pic's. Especially since I am involved with museum work at the moment.
    Posted August 27th, 2011 at 08:36 PM by Tudor chick Tudor chick is offline
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    My London experience: The British Museum

    I am aware that there are a lot of British that would want to see the marbles returned to Athens. There is even a movement gatherings signatures for that cause.

    I once created a thread about the issue, including a poll. Sadly, the majority of our British members were against the repatriation of the sculptures.

    Here, if you're interested:
    http://www.historum.com/ancient-hist...-returned.html
    Posted August 27th, 2011 at 08:24 AM by Solidaire Solidaire is offline
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    My London experience: Natural History Museum

    The Natural History Museum is just incredible, an amazing day out.

    No child who visits it will ever doubt the veracity of evolution - there's enough evidence under that one roof to demolish creationism utterly.
    Posted August 27th, 2011 at 07:41 AM by Clodius Clodius is offline
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    My London experience: The British Museum

    My comment was simply based on the fact that many British people (including myself) want to see the Parthenon marbles returned to Athens. That's not the Government's position, but it's the position of a large (and growing) number of people in the UK. Pretty straightforward comment, I think.
    Posted August 27th, 2011 at 07:32 AM by Clodius Clodius is offline
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    My London experience: The British Museum

    british stole absolutely everything from where they been.British Empire plundered art,natural resources and enslaved native peoples.....
    But the comment by Clodius with "british friend" really can't understeand.Clodius stop dreaming,britsh will never return anything
    Posted August 27th, 2011 at 07:26 AM by BogdaNz BogdaNz is offline
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    My London experience: The British Museum

    I hope that many of your "British friends" agree with you that the marbles should go back to Athens. I certainly do!

    It might be worth pointing out, however, that railing against the BM about this is misguided, for the very simple reason that the BM does not actually own the marbles and therefore would not have the power to send them back to Greece. The marbles are owned by the British Government, and held in trust by the BM, so really it's the UK government that need to be petitioned about their return.
    Posted August 26th, 2011 at 06:47 AM by Clodius Clodius is offline
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