Category Archives: Current Events and Politics

News and world issues

The Maidens of Maidan

Too long the red serpent has slithered prodding us like cattle with our own trident. So we gladly join the procession to the slaughterfrontier. The burning tire pyres our pillars; our nostrils; our thick black rage. Why must we desecrate the land … Continue reading

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Cut It Down

The word “imminent” is the new buzzword being thrown around by American government officials. When applied as a preface to ‘terrorism’, the word imminent takes on a supremely vague new meaning and can be applied to literally any situation and … Continue reading

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A Fire Burns in Kyiv

Oh bury me, then rise ye up And break your heavy chains And water with the tyrants’ blood The freedom you have gained.                          — Taras Shevchenko Does any of … Continue reading

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The New Sans-Culottes

“Tyger! Tyger! burning bright In the forests of the night,” begins the famous poem by William Blake. ‘The Tyger’ was published in 1789, the year the French Revolution broke out, and is believed to be a political allegory of the … Continue reading

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Some Humbling Words from HBO

Id’ like to share a video clip from the beginning scene of the American HBO series “The Newsroom.” It is a drama that chronicles what goes on behind-the-scenes at the fictional Atlantis Cable News (ACN) channel. Jeff Daniels plays news … Continue reading

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The Cyber Police

The Birth of SOPA and PIPA means the death of the Internet … On Jan. 18, 10,000 websites took part in what has been described as the “largest online protest in history.” High-traffic websites such as Wikipedia, Google, and Craigslist … Continue reading

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There’s a Hole in the Bucket

Whistleblower website WikiLeaks has announced it will soon publish recent emails acquired from the servers of Stratfor, a clandestine U.S.-based intelligence firm stationed in Texas. One of WikiLeaks’ hacker organizations, known as Anonymous, claim they have obtained about 5.5 million … Continue reading

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