Culture and Media

Beauty in the bleakest of times

POEM     A smile on the face Of a young man passing by A bird on a branch Who looks right at you, then at the sky The whisper of the wind On a hot and arid day A…

Elizabeth Barrett, Animal Photographer For Education

“There is a saying, particularly apt for wildlife photography: the best camera is the one you have with you.”~ Elizabeth Barrett She is the author of the book, “A Foreigner’s Guide to Moscow” (available on Amazon, http://www.e-barrett.com/page2.htm) and is as intent on…

My Name Is ARMFIN. I Am the God of Total Power

I am working these days on the global war in Ukraine and the financialisation of water and nature on a global scale. The freewheeling text below has emerged as a ‘side effect’.. RP Who I am. I come from distant,…

Towards a sociology of the native peoples of Peru

The fact that 48 native languages are spoken in Peru is an indicator of the complexity of “being Peruvian”. We propose a look beyond multilingualism in order to achieve true social inclusion. From a socio-historical perspective, afterwards the discovery of…

Daniel León presented “The Legacy of Akop” on the impending singularity that will transform humanity

On Thursday 30 June, the presentation of the most recent book by the prominent humanist Daniel León took place. Singularity: “In the middle of this century the process of four billion years of evolution will be completed. I like to…

If only Picasso would raise his head!

Several media outlets have echoed in recent days how well the Spanish government had sold its culture to the NATO summit leaders and their companions in Madrid. The frivolity with which the events were broadcast was such that they seemed…

Words and Music: On Peace and Immortality

POEM AND A PIECE OF MUSIC       by Trudi Lee Richards   This mini-episode consists of a poem called “Unleash Peace” and a piano composition called “Heart of Hearts,” both inspired by a daily meditation for peace and…

A View from Breakfast.

In February 2021, I went out to breakfast with a friend of mine whose husband died after a long illness. We refreshed the friendship after years of living, picking up the bittersweet pieces of life’s joys and tragedies with the…

Quartet: Remembering the China Man

PROSE POEM     #1.The Turtle Pond Mornings, as a child, I watch him go down the stairs The China man, clad in all white, who lives upstairs. Newspaper in hand, all ready for a day’s work, But, before anything…

JournalistsSpeakUpForAssange: The UK approved Julian’s extradition

Friday’s announcement that the UK government approved Julian’s extradition was perhaps an expected formality, but many of you no doubt felt as we did that the news was extremely disappointing – particularly as so many press freedom organisations, including us,…

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