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The legendary Giulia (Noi e la Giulia)

How can a movie that highlights the brokeness of Italy and its people, be so uplifting?  By acknowledging everything that is present, and focussing on what is good.  1,715 more words

Italian Culture And History

Planned Austerity. For Your Own Good, Of Course.

When are the governments of so-called ‘developed nations’ going to realise that austerity measures, which benefit the rich and nobody else, are never going to work? 297 more words

Issues I Care About

Wednesday's wise woman ....

I read today that the government has cut Reading Borough’s grant funding by 40% this amounts  £39 million to be saved over the next 3 years.   380 more words


Greece Debt Dilemma explained in 90 seconds

Related topics: government debt, economic recession, austerity measures, European Union

You’ve probably heard in the news about the ongoing Greece debt crisis and its possible exit from the European Union (EU). 82 more words


Brazil: Primary surplus reduction

The drastic reduction of the primary surplus target by the government and the risk of a credit rating downgrade are dramatically reducing the margin of error for the Planalto and the entire political spectrum. 182 more words

Understanding Brazil

Funny bone

The beginning of the holidays, instead of smoking the kids out of the neighbouring houses, seems to make them vanish altogether. Where have they all gone, we wonder – off to the seaside, perhaps, or Spain, or to visit their grandparents in Lincolnshire, or to school holiday programmes or whatever working Londoners do with their kids over the summer. 1,477 more words

The Greek Crisis and Why It's All Greek to Us

The Greek Issue. Facebook is full of it, newspapers are bursting with it, blogs far and wide and covering it and most of us have no idea what’s going on. 2,206 more words