Words US ‘thinkland’ dare not speak.

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THE ROVING EYE
Words US ‘thinkland’ dare not speak
By Pepe Escobar

Winston Churchill once said, “I feel lonely without a war.” He also badly missed the loss of empire. Churchill’s successor – the “Empire of Chaos” – now faces the same quandary. Some wars – as in Ukraine, by proxy – are not going so well.

And the loss of empire increasingly manifests itself in myriad moves by selected players aiming towards a multipolar world. Continue reading

The Neo-Con Attempt to Rewrite the History of World War II.

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The Neo-Con Attempt to Rewrite the History of World War II

After the fall of the Soviet Union, former U.S. president and one-time Cold Warrior Richard Nixon devoted the last few remaining years of his life to ensuring that Russia found its proper place in the international community. Nixon advised then-president Bill Clinton on the proper way to deal with the Russian Federation, the internationally-recognized successor state to the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics. One thing that Nixon would have never tolerated was the current neo-conservative penchant to deny Russia’s major role in World War II’s – known in Russia as the Great Patriotic War – victory of the Allies over Nazi Germany. Today’s leaders of the United States and their fellow-travelers in Britain, eastern Europe, and other countries would, therefore, find themselves being berated by Nixon over their failure to participate in the annual May 9 Victory Day ceremony held in Moscow.

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Professor visits Cuba for research.

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Professor visits Cuba for research

Courtesy of Rose Caraway

It was a hot, humid day in Havana, Cuba. Rose Caraway patiently waited in the hotel lobby for her research group. On this day, they would continue their exploration of Cuba’s vast farming community, a community, like most in Cuba, that has adapted over the years to isolation from the outside world. Continue reading

Spend Your Semester Abroad — In Havana, Cuba.

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Spend Your Semester Abroad — In Havana, Cuba

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Photo by Athena Pepe '15

Burlington College is one of only a handful of higher education institutions offering a Cuba Semester Abroad experience for each Spring Semester. From 2007 until present, the College provided dozens of students with the opportunity to study abroad at the University of Havana, Cuba.

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Snowden talks surveillance, privacy with Swedish lawyers in Moscow.

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Snowden talks surveillance, privacy with Swedish lawyers in Moscow

Published time: March 28, 2015 11:51

Former U.S. National Security Agency.(Reuters / Charles Platiau)

Former U.S. National Security Agency.(Reuters / Charles Platiau)

Edward Snowden has met with three Swedish lawyers at a secret location in Moscow to discuss matters of surveillance and privacy, adding he hopes “to see them soon in Sweden.” Continue reading

Russia & US agree to build new space station after ISS, work on joint Mars project.

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Russia & US agree to build new space station after ISS, work on joint Mars project

Published time: March 28, 2015 03:01
Edited time: March 28, 2015 04:57

International Space Station (Image from NASA.gov)

International Space Station (Image from NASA.gov)

In a landmark decision, Russian space agency Roscosmos and its US counterpart NASA have agreed to build a new space station after the current International Space Station (ISS) expires. The operation of the ISS was prolonged until 2024. Continue reading

Hot issues: Human rights and telecoms.

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Hot issues: Human rights and telecoms

Representatives from Cuba and the United States will meet in Washington next Tuesday (March 31) to discuss the human rights situation in both countries, a Foreign Ministry official said in Havana today (March 26).

Pedro Luis Pedroso (in photo above), deputy director for Multilateral Affairs and International Law, said at a news conference that Cuba had proposed such an encounter last July and that the State Department agreed to it three months ago.

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Fidel Jr. seeks closer ties with major Russian city.

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Fidel Jr. seeks closer ties with major Russian city

Fidel Jr. seeks closer ties with major Russian city
Fidel Castro Díaz-Balart, the Cuban leader’s eldest son, met Friday (March 27) in Novosibirsk with the city’s mayor, Anatoly Lokot, and the region’s governor, Vladimir Gorodetsky, to discuss closer relations between Cuba and the region in general and its scientific institutions in particular.

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The Neo-Con Attempt to Rewrite the History of World War II.

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The Neo-Con Attempt to Rewrite the History of World War II

After the fall of the Soviet Union, former U.S. president and one-time Cold Warrior Richard Nixon devoted the last few remaining years of his life to ensuring that Russia found its proper place in the international community. Nixon advised then-president Bill Clinton on the proper way to deal with the Russian Federation, the internationally-recognized successor state to the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics. One thing that Nixon would have never tolerated was the current neo-conservative penchant to deny Russia’s major role in World War II’s – known in Russia as the Great Patriotic War – victory of the Allies over Nazi Germany. Today’s leaders of the United States and their fellow-travelers in Britain, eastern Europe, and other countries would, therefore, find themselves being berated by Nixon over their failure to participate in the annual May 9 Victory Day ceremony held in Moscow.

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Cuba and UNESCO to Deepen Diplomatic and Cooperation Links.

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HAVANA, Cuba, Mar 24 (acn) Cuba and the UN Education, Science and Culture Organization (UNESCO) reiterated in Paris their willingness to keep strengthening diplomatic and cooperation relations. Continue reading

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