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Aston Villa's Chinese owner says it's important to listen to the people—just as Chairman Mao did

Aston Villa, one of English soccer’s oldest and most famous clubs, has fallen on hard times. Relegated from the Premier League for the first time in nearly 30 years last season, the proud Birmingham-based club, whose heyday in the the 1970s and 1980s included league titles and even a European Cup win, is in need of a major overhaul—a revolution, of sorts. 418 more words

How LGBTQ Won by Peter Hitchens

The Gay, Lesbian, Transgender and Queer lobby groups have won in England according to Peter Hitchens and those who oppose gay marriage or allowing young people to use drugs are in for rough times… 13 more words

Self-Organization in the Syrian Revolution

By Mark Boothroyd. First published by The Project. Pictures and captions by this blog.

Behind the headlines and vicious brutality of Syria’s civil war lie amazing examples of self organisation, the story of which is largely unknown to most in the West. 2,057 more words


Red Scarf Girl by Ji-Li Jiang

Genre: Memoir
Audience: Tweens/Teens/Adults
Published: 1999
Publisher: Harper Trophy

This was my book club’s read for August.  When I first started it, I wasn’t too sure I would like it.  303 more words

Book Reviews

Individual Rights and Corporate Identity in Xi’s China

Written by Ryan Mitchell.

Not long ago, in a coastal Chinese city, I encountered a sight that struck me as remarkable, and perhaps as a subtle marker of social change. 1,398 more words