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Black Blocs – “The Black Peril”?

Originally posted on Eyes on Europe & Middle East:
It may be very difficult to not notice them during rallies. Hooded, dressed in black, they are hundreds, sometimes more, to parade during important local or more international political events. A…

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No day shall erase you from the memory of time. — Old Chook Enterprises

September 11 2001 changed everyone’s world regardless of where you lived. I remember waking up that morning without knowing what had happened. When I got to work there was hushed silence and people crying. I thought one of my colleagues … Continue reading

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Will Ecumenical Patriarch encourage sectarian war in Ukraine?

President Petro Poroshenko and other high-ranked Ukrainian officials state that Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew is ready to create an autocephalous (independent) Orthodox Church in Ukraine. The new religious organization is said to be based on the Ukrainian Autocephalous Orthodox Church (UAOC) … Continue reading

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Migration, Cities, and Engaged Scholarship

By Kelsey P. Norman for Denver Dialogues. Protesters gather in Washington, DC, against President Trump’s proposed ‘Muslim Ban.’ Photo via Ted Eytan. On April 3, 2018, just prior to the start of the annual meeting of the International Studies Association … Continue reading

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Phantasmagoric

Ely was small and cute, but the sizeable cathedral left quite an impression. As I walked past one of the towers, I looked to the top and captured the photo above. To my mind, this tower resembled very much like … Continue reading

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Scenes of Springtime and Sakura from Celia in Tokyo

Originally posted on Discover:
Teacher and blogger Celia Knox — originally from Far North Queensland, Australia, and now living in Tokyo — recently photographed parts of Japan as it was blanketed in pink during festive hanami season. Catch a glimpse…

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The Role of Imagination in Creative Nonfiction

The expectation of creative nonfiction, as its name implies, is that the writing is true.  Indeed, when it’s not true — when we find the writer has “made stuff up,” has intentionally deceived us — we feel betrayed as readers, … Continue reading

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