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Election Day

It has been a few elections since I last stood at a gate outside a polling centre and handed out How to Votes for a political party. 382 more words


Slowdown in Negotiations Between the U.S. and Cuba

In an interview with Reuters on March 2, U.S. president Barack Obama expressed his desire to reopen an American embassy in Cuba before the April 10-11 Summit of the Americas in Panama City -this year marks the first time that the Cuban government has been invited to that particular summit. 469 more words


Corruption & Conscience

While reading on contemporary issues, I got struck with writing on Chocolate and Child Slavery – the outcome that involves child labor. The bottom line “ 557 more words

Contemporary Issues

Tourism Boom in Cuba

According to pronouncements by the Cuban Tourism Ministry on Saturday, a record breaking one million foreign vacationers have already traveled to Cuba this year. The figure represents a 14-point spike in visitor rates for the first quarter of the year, easily overcoming similar tourism assessments by the Cuban government from March of 2014. 478 more words


Stunning Photograph Taken of St Anne's Church, Shandon, Cork during Solar Eclipse

Cork-based Polish photographer, Marcin Lewandowski tweeted a stunning photograph he took of Saint Anne’s Church, Shandon, Cork during the solar eclipse on Friday, 20th March, 2015.   67 more words


A Whole Lotta Crazy

I had a small ah-ha moment today. It was a BAD day. For good reason.

I care.

And it hurts when I am treated badly. People say “They’re just kids” and “Don’t take it personally” – hell, I’ve said those things – but it’s wrong. 483 more words


The Perennial Hunt for Assata Shakur

Joanne Deborah Byron (married name – Chesimard) was born in Queens, New York in 1947, but was raised by her grandparents in the Jim Crow South. 1,101 more words