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    World Press Freedom Day 2024

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    World Press Freedom Day 2024 Today is World Press Freedom Day. According to UNESCO: World Press Freedom Day is taking place on a global scale. Local, national and regional celebrations are organized by government and civil society organizations, including media, journalists’ associations, universities, among others. If you are planning to organize an event in your country, please fill out the form below so it can be featured in UNESCO’s list of commemorations around the world. The Current Global Environmental Crisis According to the United Nations: Further Reading Please read my other posts on RESISTANCE and politics: State of the Blog Address 2024 A Train in Winter: An Extraordinary Story of…

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    State of the Blog Address 2024

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    State of the Blog Address I have worked on this blog intermittently since 2010! It’s hard to believe that it’s been that long. I am going to try new things in this blog because there are so many issues that are important to me. The most important event happening this year are the 2024 Elections. In the United States, we face the most important Presidential election of our lifetimes. I am volunteering for many Democratic campaigns. My husband and I plan on participating in phone banking, text banking, sending postcards, and anything else we can do. But it is not enough. Since I have been reading many books about resistance…

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    Heronfield by Dorothy Balchin (2012) | Book Review

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    Heronfield by Dorinda Balchin Genres: British Literature, Fiction, History Original Publication Date: 2012 Source: I purchased this book Goodreads Find the Author: Website, Twitter, Facebook, Goodreads, Amazon Heronfield. Amidst the bombs and bullets, the fear and confusion, it is sometimes the battles within our hearts that leave the deepest scars. Experience a sweeping saga set in war-torn Europe during the desperate years of the Second World War. At its heart is a cast of characters who draw us into their lives from the defeat of Dunkirk to the final victory: Tony, a young man barely in his twenties who experiences the horror of Britain’s first defeat and offers his unique…

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    Democracy Dies in Darkness

    Democracy at the U.S. Capitol

    Democracy Dies in Darkness The Washington Post unveiled its new slogan on February 22, 2017. The word “democracy” suddenly spiked as people looked up the word and sought its true meaning According to Merriam-Webster: Democracy means “a form of government in which people choose leaders by voting.” It came to English from French in the early 1500s, but traces back through Latin to Greek; it was formed from the Greek words dēmos, meaning “people” and kratia, meaning “strength” or “power.” Democracy is among the most looked-up words in our dictionary, and is currently #12 in all-time lookups.   A Powerful Video by The Washington Post This was shown during the…

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    How the Good Guys Finally Won: Notes From An Impeachment Summer by Jimmy Breslin | Book Review

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    How the Good Guys Finally Won: Notes from an Impeachment Summer by Jimmy Breslin Genres: History, Non-Fiction Original Publication Date: 1975 Source: I purchased this book Goodreads Find the Author: Goodreads, Amazon How The Good Guys Finally Won: Not long after burglars were caught raiding the Democratic National Committee headquarters at the Watergate Hotel, Congressman Tip O’Neill noticed that Democratic fundraising efforts for the 1972 election had stalled. Major contributors were under IRS investigation, and Republican lackeys were threatening further trouble if those donors didn’t close their checkbooks. O’Neill sensed a conspiracy coming from the Nixon administration, but it wasn’t until the scandal broke that he connected the threatened donors…