8.09.2016 Daily Links

          BREAKING NEWS RIGHT NOW          

In the insistent drive to insure that a candidate whom the established order–which is to say of banks, intelligence agencies, and military industrial complexes and such–becomes the next President of the United States, further indications of ‘trouble in paradise’ as the Republican Party wing of the ReDemoPubliCratiCan Phalanx continues to splinter and fracture like a glacier in a warming environment, in the event with Maine’s Senator Susan Collins making the announcement that she refuses to support Donald Trump’s candidacy in the party to which she has otherwise sworn allegiance, a formal break with form and protocol that multiple outlets have reported in addition to The Hill, such as this item  from the Washington Post.

                    This Day in History                  

tribe women maoriAround the Earth, today marks the International Day of the World’s Indigenous People, while South Africa celebrates Women’s Day and Canada commemorates the date as Peacekeepers’ Day; in a key step away from the Republic of the Rich toward an empire of the hyper-rich, Caesar’s forces two thousand sixty-four years ago crushed the troops that Pompey had assembled at the Battle of Pharsalus, causing the latter potentate to fly to Egypt to save his skin; four hundred twenty-six years later, in 378, in the midst of a Gothic War that demarcated the type of pushback that imperial imprimatur universally elicits, the Visigoths routed a massive Roman force at the Battle of Adrianople, killing Emperor Valens and plus or minus half his army; six hundred eighty-seven years ahead of today, a twenty-second Pope John designated an area of the Indian Subcontinent as a Roman Catholic diocese, the first in that portion of the planet; five hundred sixteen years back, in the midst of the Ottoman-Venetian War, imperial fighters captured Methoni, on the Grecian Peninsula and further wrested control of Greece from Italian control; MORE HERE

                A Thought for the Day                

Seven decades and a single year, a blink of the eye in geological time, is nonetheless an extensive and dangerous period to play ‘Russian roulette’ with atomic weapons, sophisticated thermonuclear explosive devices with a million incinerations packed aboard, so that the recent news that the only nation ever to wage nuclear war had decided to upgrade its ecocidal arsenal must have seemed a disappointing development indeed, preparation for a dirge that no one will remain alive to sing.

                  Quote of the Day                       
“The subject of this investigation — one of the most important but also one of the most difficult in child psychology — is as follows: What conceptions of the world  does the child naturally form at the different stages of its development?  There are two essential standpoints from which the problem must be studied.  Firstly, what is the modality of child thought: in other words, what is the scheme of reality which prompts this thought?  Does the child, in fact, believe, as we do, in a real world and does he distinguish the belief from the various fictions of play and of imagination?  MORE HERE

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              TODAY’S HEART, SOUL, &                                  AWARENESS VIDEO                  

http://nacla.org/news/2016/08/04/following-money-behind-drug-wars-audio-0 – A podcast from the North American Congress on Latin America that interviews expert contributors to the most recent NACLA Reports, which has the overall title, “Currency of Death,” a process of articulation that examines the history, the corruption, the fostering of militarism and ‘intelligence’ agendas, the opportunistic profiteering, and much, much more about the so-called War on Drugs, all of which demonstrates that this erstwhile attacks on contraband have little or nothing to do with stopping pot or heroin or cocaine and everything to do with counterinsurgency, expanded profiteering, and the consolidation of ‘neoliberal’ foreign allies of the U.S. and its Central Intelligence Agency and Drug Enforcement Administration attack dogs.




Narrative journalism workshop open [Colombia]

Fondo de Cultura Económica, a nonprofit publishing house, will host its narrative journalism workshop FCE-2016 Aug. 17 to Oct. 29 in Bogotá. Participants will compete for a cash prize and to have their work published at El Tiempo newspaper.

Deadline: 08/13/2016


Sports journalism contest open [Russia]

Sports journalists from regional and local Russian media can enter this competition organized by the Ministry of Sports.

Deadline: 08/31/2016

Media fellowship focuses on healthcare workforce [US]

Recent graduates and budding journalists can apply for this fellowship from the Center for Health and Media Policy at Hunter College.

Deadline: 08/15/2016

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Traditional Batik Artist

A Vimeo video posting that looks at the fascinating work of a talented artist who is continuing a generations-old arts tradition: “Master Batik Indigo Artist, Arianne King-Comer wanted to reveal the amount of work it takes to design and produce items for a wearable art line that will be sold in the gift shop of the new Smithsonian Museum of African American History and Culture. Each are one of a kind. I recorded intervals of her creative process and studio practice during a brief stay at her home in North Charleston, South Carolina in July 2016.”

WRISSCreating Explaining Videos 

An IJ Net article that teaches scrappy scribes how to enhance their output with explainer videos using specific software:  “Explainer videos are a great way to make your content more visually appealing and accessible for your audience. This tutorial will show you how to use Moovly, a free platform, to create these videos and add them to your stories.”


THe Wandering Writer

A Literary Hub article that discusses the phenomenom of distance, travel, and the ease of making literary relationships across all borders: “Like it or not, our world has moved beyond the confines of corporeal relationships. Of course online friendships also aren’t the same as flesh-and-blood ones; of course, the bond they affect can be as ephemeral as words tapped into the ether. But sometimes the ties become real, and the concept isn’t really that new-fangled or dystopian. Long before Harriet Beecher Stowe made it onto the 20-dollar bill, she was corresponding with George Eliot across the Atlantic. That they never met didn’t keep them from staying epistolary pals until Eliot’s death.”


Protesting Nukes in China

An RT post that discusses protests against nuclear power in a nation with one of the fastest growing nuclear industries in the world: “Thousands of people have taken to the streets of Lianyungang, China, to protest against a possible French-Chinese nuclear project, according to local media. Clashes have been reported between police and demonstrators.

Photos and videos on social media show crowds of people shouting slogans and waving banners.

“There were several thousand people,” a hotel worker told AFP on condition of anonymity. ”

GENISSCriminal Context of Hiroshima Disaster

A Global Research Centre looks at the overtly criminal background of the murderous bomb attack on the Japanese city, a criminality which seems to persist to this day: “Obama ended his Hiroshima address with: “Those who died, they are like us. Ordinary people understand this, I think. They do not want more war. …

For a Nobel Peace Prize Laureate and a constitutional law expert, his words are especially cheap. The man who began his Presidency with a public commitment to build a nuclear weapons free world (speech in Czech Republic, 5th April 2009) has, mind bendingly, committed to a thirty year, one Trillion $ nuclear arsenal upgrade. (3)”