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Monday, September 15, 2014

Combatting a war-crazy Nobel Peace laureate

OK, my holidays are now over. My last blog posting dealt with my time in Hungary and linked to many photos. I hope you found them interesting. Now to more serious matters...

As you know, Democracy Now!, based in New York, is an invaluable source of information about war and peace. Here are some important items from the issues of DN! for 11/12 September 2014.

The first is an interview that Amy had with Eran Efrati, a former combat soldier with the Israel Defence Forces. It is a compelling interview. One thing I learned, and I learned many things, is that the IDF can censor anything published or written in Israel, even the social media. Everything passes through its censorship hands. 


The second is an interview with the intrepid and indefatigable Medea Benjamin. She does a wonderful job in holding Obama to account.


The third is an interview with the veteran filmmaker Haskell Wexler. This interview is very illuminating. He talks about how insulting it is to the memory of his colleague, James Foley, for his death to be used as justification for further violence.


I do hope that you take advantage of these wonderful interviews.

Tuesday, September 09, 2014

Holiday time!

 I had a very welcome sixteen days of holiday in Hungary recently. I attended the European db Holiday in Visegrad, Hungary. Here is a link to my five batches of photos on Flickr:

The Debrecen Flower Festival:

Around town in Debrecen:

Seeing the sights around Visegrad:

The Knights' Tournament:

The Danube:

I was very pleased to receive, while in Hungary, a DVD containing hundreds of photos from the 2008 db holiday in Sopron, Hungary. These are now on my Flickr site, albeit six years after the event! Here is the link to the album:

I welcome comments on these photos, especially if there are inconsistencies or inaccuracies in the descriptions.

Now down to work...!