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Today, in Ancient Rome, was a day, Supplicia Canum, of crucified dogs, which failed to bark, and lionized geese, that honked of an invasion and saved the day; Imperial Roman General Tiberius on this day two thousand twenty-four years ago, led forces that dealt a nearly decisive defeat to restive Dalmatae, who had been fighting the Romans for more than a century and a half; one thousand one hundred six years after that juncture, Louis III of France defeats the Vikings, an event celebrated in the poem Ludwigslied; four hundred sixty-two years subsequently, in 1342, a nascent Spanish empire began the siege of Algeciras, which would prove a significant step in the Reconquista of the Iberian Peninsula by Christian Spaniards; fifty years onward, in 1492, ships and crew under Christopher Columbus set sail for what would prove to be the Caribbean; MORE HERE
A Thought for the Day
Mundane miracles of routine reality, from minuscule and paltry to monumental and magnificent, manifest as if by magic from nature’s maw and in so doing reveal the godlike gheist that rules the roost in these environs, Gaia’s generous and yet implacable gaze visible if we but look, which, as the peasants’ plight has receded and the proletariat’s priorities have emerged, we have been ignoring at our most mortal peril for several generations now, under the delusional perspective that self-interested scientists who serve their profiteering plutocrat lords and masters can have their way with the ecological imprimatur that governs our realm without cost or consequence, when in fact existential threats loom up and boom out on every day in every way, any one of which can instantaneously snuff out the human flame without compunction or warning and all of which guarantee to portend such an extinction unless we manage to honor once more the mutuality that, though the mandate for it is inexorable, is in the end all that the goddess requires of us, a kind of simple awareness of and respect for an ecological Golden Rule.
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Media professionals, among others, ages 25 to 35 can apply to attend the UNESCO International Conference on the Prevention of Violent Extremism through Education, in New Delhi, India.
The winner will receive support in the implementation, production and dissemination of an in-depth project on modern day slavery and its incidence amongst women.
Professional and amateur photographers can compete for the Travel Photography of the Year Awards.
Calling all pop culture junkies! The New York Post Features Department is looking for a full-time writer who is tapped into movies, TV, music, fashion, food and more. The candidate will write fresh and compelling lifestyle and entertainment stories that tap into the zeitgeist, both for the web and print.
The Senior Writer will work with the Director of Speechwriting in the Office of the President to develop, research and write communication materials including formal speeches, remarks, talking points, correspondence, public letters, and other documents that articulate the vision and ideas for the University President. The Senior Writer must have the capacity to find and tell good stories that will reach diverse audiences and a talent for writing and editing in a fast-paced environment that thrives on self-motivation, flexibility, and collaboration.
A Portside post that looks at woman warriors who embody empowering and great models of revolutionary consciousness from which we can all learn: “Tax has been an outspoken leftist in critiquing the manner in which many on the left have either fallen prey to knee-jerk anti-imperialism, i.e., if the United States is involved in a situation a) it must be the central player; and b) anyone opposing it must be a positive force, or post-modern visions of the world that permit cultural relativism particularly when it comes to women. For Tax, both of these approaches—which are often linked—are disastrous not only for women but for progressive forces. In that sense, A Road Unforeseen represents an effort to challenge, if not put to bed, a decrepit paradigm that is leading progressive forces into an ideological and political cul de sac.”
An IJNet article that shares job-hunting tips with recent journalist graduates: “That’s why IJNet asked a handful of seasoned reporters, editors and producers working for a variety of news outlets their advice for younger peers. What’s the best approach to getting your byline out there, nabbing a spot on staff at a quality publication and performing well in the early days in that position?”
An Activist Post posting that exposes the huge influence that Western interests, through propaganda, play in worldwide media: “Sure we’re being given choices, but the differences between the candidates are purely cosmetic ones, lacking any real nutritional value for the nation. We’re being served a poisoned feast whose aftereffects will leave us in turmoil for years to come.”
A New York Times piece that discusses a recent British decision to err on the side of caution and research and call off a nuclear power deal, a decision that has political ramifications: “The sudden choice of Prime Minister Theresa May not to sign the deal but to take until the autumn for further study, reportedly on security and economic grounds, has angered both Paris, which will be crucial to Britain’s future relations with the European Union after the country’s vote to leave the bloc, and Beijing, which Mr. Cameron had cultivated aggressively for investment and trade ties despite criticism that he was subordinating human rights and geopolitical concerns to commerce.”
A Rutherford Institute article that contextualizes just how effective our system of electoral democracy is: “No, America, you don’t have to vote.
In fact, vote or don’t vote, the police state will continue to trample us underfoot.
Devil or deliverer, the candidate who wins the White House has already made a Faustian bargain to keep the police state in power. It’s no longer a question of which party will usher in totalitarianism but when the final hammer will fall.”