AMERICA IS A WAR — keithgarrettpoetry

AMERICA IS A WAR Everywhere, from land to land they are destroying, Mass destruction, killing so many in foreign places. They know and speak of us fore we are the center of attention, Worry more about what’s happening over there, beware. America is a war, we are fighting in the streets, hate is strong, Who […]

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Afghan film star in French exile after death threats – The Local

“It’s very important that no-one recognises Marina,” said Azizi, who locks his wife in the room every time he leaves to make sure no one gets to her and carries out the death sentence passed by conservative imams a world away. To avoid detection, Golbahari remains tightly veiled in public — a cruel twist in the tale, given the way their nightmare began. “When you are an actor or actress in Afghanistan, or part of a film, you are accused of being an infidel, you are always in danger,” said Siddiq Barmak, the director of “Osama”, who also became a refugee in France a year ago. Since the withdrawal of most international forces from Kabul in mid-2014, a wave of religious conservatism has washed over the country — “and not only from the Taliban”, said Barmak. Nearly 3,700 civilians died in the ongoing conflict last year according to the UN — a record for the past decade. The increase in violence has sparked a fresh exodus from the country, particularly among Kabul’s middle-class liberals. Golbahari’s appearance at the Korean film festival coincided with two major events in the city of Kunduz — its temporary seizure by the Taliban and the bombing by US forces of a Doctors Without Borders hospital. Around the same time a local-language BBC channel also screened “Osama”. Back in her dank room, Golbahari sees little hope. “Before, I dreamed of the future,” she said. “Now I think only of the past.”

Source: Afghan film star in French exile after death threats – The Local

Glamorous M5S candidate tops Rome mayor race – The Local

A glamorous 37-year-old lawyer, Virginia Raggi of the populist Five Star Movement (M5S), is leading polls to become mayor of the capital, which has been run by a special commissioner since last November after the previous centre-left mayor resigned amid an expenses scandal.

Source: Glamorous M5S candidate tops Rome mayor race – The Local

{Free} The Matter of Britain : All the Original Ancient Source Documents Assembled in Date Order | Project Gutenberg Self-Publishing – eBooks | Read eBooks online

All the original source documents of ancient British, English, Welsh, Scottish and Irish History collected together in date order in one document. Summary For the first time all the original sources for early British History have been collected together in one document. Julius Caesar, Saint Patrick, Uther, Arthur, battles, invasions, romance and magic. For the first time the original words of Welsh bards and Roman soldiers are combined with Irish myths, Greek histories and Saxon Chronicles to give one complete narrative. The first Christians, the last pagans. It’s all here in one book.

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Friends of the National Museum of the American Latino: Poster AO

The Friends of the National Museum of the American Latino strives to create a museum in our nation’s capital to educate, inspire and encourage respect and understanding of the richness and diversity of the American Latino experience within the U.S. and its territories by highlighting the contributions made by Latino leaders, pioneers and communities to the American way of life.

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Photoessay: Tokyo solos — Ming Thein | Photographer

There are times when you shoot to push the envelope; others when you need to work to an objective, and still others when you feel like but shooting with no particular objective in mind in more of a meditative state. We tend to default back to habit – which can result in some very similar […]

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