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British Empire in Film Blogathon: "The Heart of the Matter" (1953)

This post is my hopelessly late contribution to the excellent British Empire in Film Blogathon (thank you, crippling four-day migraine). Go check out some of the other fine entries! 1,452 more words

Blogathons

Why does needy Africa continue to let its wealth meet the needs of those outside its borders and then follow behind with hands outstretched for a loan of the very wealth it let go?

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Inspiration

High School Students Refuse to Take State-wide Tests*

High School Students Refuse to Take State-wide Tests*

By Amy Bounds

More than 1,500 Boulder Valley high-school students — 84% of the district’s seniors — refused to take the state’s new science and social studies tests Thursday in a widespread protest against how much classroom time is devoted to standardized testing. 681 more words

Society

China and the New World Order‏

China and the New World Order‏

From Alexandra Bruce

Military tensions, cyber espionage accusations, a brewing currency war; with every passing day, the headlines paint a convincing portrait of an emerging cold war between China and the West. 181 more words

Society

The Road to Mandalay

“We’re not lost,” Seinn smiled at us from the front seat of the SUV. “There’s some construction, so we have to take this ro—” a huge crater slammed the front wheel down to the substrata of the earth’s crust and tossed Seinn from her seat and into the troposphere. 1,839 more words

Travel

Lebanese Independance ; why it still matter.

Politicians complained and joked about the independence of Lebanon, and I’ve seen a lot of reactions like : “Independence ? Let me laugh, we are not independent” on twitter. 429 more words

Lebanon

British colonial photoshoots of exotic black peoples.

A photographic exhibition exposing and exploring ‘black’ identity and cultural heritage from the heyday of British colonial empire. Two rooms of black and white archive photos accompanied by minimal reference context notes on each image. 332 more words

Flaneur