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#refugees #Europe #history #Turkey #Greece

Almost a century after a mass “exchange” of Muslim and Christian minorities, the Aegean coast sees a new wave of refugees. Last
March, history repeated itself on Turkey’s Aegean coast after a 94-year hiatus. Across the water that separates the country ...

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#JeremyCorbyn #publicHealth #Spain #UK

Elections can be strange events. The British one last month produced a mixture of results but one thing it showed was that a genuinely democratic socialist government there is a distinct possibility after the next time the nation goes to vote again...

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#Catalonia #Judaism #writers

  "I just found out only a few weeks before coming to Girona, that through the Horowitz branch of my family, I am Gironan, through my forebear Rabbi Isaiah Halevi Horowitz. This made me shudder a little bit, but I still don’t believe in God..."

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"Rutger Bregman is the author of Utopia for Realists and he advocates for more radical solutions to address inequality in society. His ideas include the introduction of a universal basic income, a 15 hour working week...

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#Barcelona #Catalonia #Spain #photography #history

[Image: Milagros Caturla, courtesy of Tom Sponheim]  

An envelope in a Barcelona flea market held the work of an unknown master photographer... " In the summer of 2001, American Tom Sponheim was vacationing in Barcelona with his wife. On their way to the ...

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#education #publiclife #work #introverts

There he is. Sitting along the side of the class, with his head down . He could be a child or an adult -- and certainly female too -- but today at least this introvert has very little to say for himself.    Familiar to most of us who...

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#Europe #Spain #culture

Pedro Duran from Arcos de la Frontera in Cadiz, Spain has been awarded first prize for 'Most stones balanced' at the first annual European Stone Stacking Championships 2017 in Scotland. On one day of skill, patience and artistry " the competition brought to...

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#Europe #humanrights

"Latvia, Lithuania, and Poland still show the least respect of all EU countries toward sexual minorities, with activists calling for political “courage” and “backbone” by EU institutions.  The three member states all scored below..."

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#women #Islam #Europe #HumanRights #democracy #Trump #USA #religion

At a time when the European Union appears to be slowly falling apart, its highest court was fixated on whether a woman at one workplace in Belgium should be allowed to wear material covering her head. As a staunch non-believer in rel...
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