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23.11.2014 Tony Henderson

…the vastness of it: Inmensidad – by Andres Koryzma

…the vastness of it: Inmensidad – by Andres Koryzma

I noticed a simple announcement on the Facebook page of friend Andres Koryzma, “Inmensidad by Andres Koryzma, for free on Grooveshark. So I got in touch to find out more. “I want to share with my friends a little bit of music. This product came about a bit late but … »

19.11.2014 Pressenza New York

Values brought back by the Home-Coming Troops

Values brought back by the Home-Coming Troops

“The Last Patrol” is a film premiered at the 2014 Margaret Mead Film Festival of ethnographic film at the New York Museum of Natural History last October. In it, film-maker Sebastian Junger has portrayed himself together with three further homecoming soldiers and journalists who now try to find their way … »

17.11.2014 Tony Henderson

Hong Kong theatre: it’s a gas – Tear Gas!

Hong Kong theatre: it’s a gas – Tear Gas!

Tear Gas is a play, a satire or skit I would call it, on the student involvement in the Occupy Protests in Hong Kong that have been going on for 40-odd days and more now and that have highlighted, though not directly caused, differences in stances of the people of … »

12.11.2014 Silvia Swinden

Net Neutrality explained by comedian John Oliver

Net Neutrality explained by comedian John Oliver

“Net neutrality (also network neutrality or Internet neutrality) is the principle that Internet service providers and governments should treat all data on the Internet equally, not discriminating or charging differentially by user, content, site, platform, application, type of attached equipment, or mode of communication. The term was coined by Columbia … »

12.11.2014 Pressenza Hong Kong

Coping With the Loss of a Close Enemy

Coping With the Loss of a Close Enemy

Perestroika as a Challenge to the West By Jan Oberg Written April 1990 1. Four hypotheses The West has lost a close enemy, the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe. Which reactions can be discerned and what psycho-political emotions are they indicative of? How did the West cope with … »

08.11.2014 Pressenza Hong Kong

Blessings and fun at Jammu’s Jhiri Festival

Blessings and fun at Jammu’s Jhiri Festival

Jhiri Mela is an annual fair held in Jammu during October – November and is held symbolizing courage, honesty and compassion. It also upholds the values, customs and culture of India. Jhiri Mela in Jammu also brings in a festive mood that is almost incomparable to any other … »

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