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The New Ten Commandments:

1) Thou shall believe that “they” are the “Chosen” 2) If you see their numbers extremely over-represented in high positions of power and control thou shall not mention, except if it was to praise their “superior” IQ 3) If you become aware that they are “running the show” in the media thou shall only […]

Audre Lorde Bio/Anthology to Bring Inspiration to National Poetry Month Celebration

Virgin Islands’ author, educator, feminist and activist Gloria I. Joseph, Ph.D., will bring the celebration of National Poetry Month to an impressive close with the St. Croix launch of her remarkable bio/anthology that reflects the tenacious life of Caribbean-American, black feminist and poet laureate Audre Lorde, the St. Croix Source reports. The St. Croix book […]

J’can actress joins NY Caribbean Playreading Series

Award winning Jamaican actress and singer Dianne Dixon has joined a stellar line-up of actors from across the Caribbean for the Braata Productions Caribbean Playreading Series to be held at the Jamaica Performing Arts Center (JPAC) in Queens, New York, from April 22 – 24–Jamaica’s Star reports. The Caribbean Playreading series is designed to create, […]

State of play: the business of photography today

A less literal selfie. Selfies are a huge part of photography today: but there’s no business model here. And the underlying reason is inextricably linked to why we find photography appealing in the first place. The game is changing, yet again – faster than ever. In today’s post I’d like to address the current state […]

Baja California, Mexico: At Least 70 Injured After Clash Between Farmworkers and Police in San Quintín

San Quintin people deserve better than this!

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Baja California, Mexico: At Least 70 Injured After Clash Between Farmworkers and Police in San Quintín

Aristegui Noticias (With information from La Jornada)

Marcha_Jornaleros_San_Quintin-2-600x274About 70 people were injured, seven of them seriously, after the police entered the neighbourhood New San Juan Copala in the borough of Vicente Guerrero, in the municipality of Ensenada, Baja California, reported La Jornada. The neighbourhood of Nuevo San Juan Copala is located some 180 kilometres from the city of Ensenada.

Justino Herrera, leader of the Triqui indigenous community in San Quintín, told La Jornada Baja California that there are no deaths, but several day labourers were seriously injured.

The version given by the labourers is that it all started this morning when, at the gates of Rancho Seco, one of the largest producers of tomatoes in the region, a group of labourers from their Alliance appeared to ask their colleagues not to…

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Egyptian Aak 2015 – Week 19 ( May 4 – 10) and


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A Hosni Mubarak supporter performs a traditional Sufi folk dance during his birthday- via Al-Monitor

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Aruba and the hitchhiking snakes of the Caribbean

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For a long time no-one could understand how Aruba’s boa constrictors spread across the island so quickly. Then they realized – the snakes could easily travel miles by hiding under car bonnets and hitching a lift.

This might be the Caribbean of tourist dreams, but from where I’m standing, there’s not a rum punch or sun lounger in sight. Cacti, dense, sable brown scrub, immense boulders and the odd skittish goat surround me, in this arid landscape that looks like something more akin to Australia’s Northern Territory.

The fact that snakes – boa constrictors to be precise – are, according to my guide Robert, absolutely everywhere here in the Arikok National Park in Aruba, only compounds the sense that this is no relaxing beach break in paradise. In fact I’m on a wild island, with an invasive species far more deadly than the slew of cruise ship passengers meandering around…

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