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Inside the occupation of Greece’s public broadcaster | Waging Nonviolence

Looking around the headquarters of the Hellenic Broadcasting Corporation (more commonly known as ERT), one would never guess that the corporation was technically defunct, all the staff unpaid volunteers. Yet since June 11 the workers of ERT — journalists, technicians, musicians, and the administrative and cleaning staff — have been occupying the building in defiance of the government. Labelling Greece’s ...

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Celebrated Israeli author Yoram Kaniuk dies | The Boston Globe

Yoram Kaniuk, a prominent author and journalist from Israel’s founding generation who often expressed bleak views about what the country had become, died on Saturday in Tel Aviv. He was 83. Beginning with “The Acrophile” (1960), a novel about an Israeli living in New York City, Mr. Kaniuk wrote almost 30 books, several of which were translated into English and ...

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War and Peace: What Are Presidential Promises Good For? | The Daily Beast

No doubt, presidential commitments are seen as serious, almost sacred, promises to act made by a chief executive on behalf of his administration. And other nations may view these commitments as binding nation-to-nation promises that succeeding administrations will honor, too. But there is a problem. Will they? For more on this story, visit: War and Peace: What Are Presidential Promises ...

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Festival Au Desert: Music Of Peace Not Silenced By War | NPR

Long ago, one of my college history professors hammered home a durable truth: “If you love art,” she said, “you should hate war.” Because some art is always among war’s victims. A case in point is a music celebration called Festival au Desert — held near Timbuktu, Mali, since 2001 — which I will Anglicize as Festival in the Desert. ...

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