Category Archives: History

The Power of the Powerless

“The Power of the Powerless” (http://www.vaclavhavel.cz/index.php?sec=6&id=2&kat&from=6&setln=2) is an essay written in October 1978 by Vaclav Havel about the political situation of Czechoslovak. It is written in terms of the cold war rhetoric and compares the realities of soviet-style central controlled … Continue reading

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Climate change impacts in Mexico

Natural, economic, and social conditions make Mexico highly vulnerable to hurricanes.  Climate change will increase the intensity of droughts and hurricanes. Exacerbating inequities in employment, health, and access to food. Climate models suggest that global warming could bring warmer, drier … Continue reading

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A letter from jail

My feets is tired, but my soul is rested Mother Pollard Mother Pollard was one of the participants in the 1955–1956 Montgomery Bus Boycott. Martin Luther King Jr. recounted that after several weeks of walking to her destinations rather than … Continue reading

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Christmas Day, 1914

Christmas Day, 1914 My dear sister Janet, It is 2:00 in the morning and most of our men are asleep in their dugouts—yet I could not sleep myself before writing to you of the wonderful events of Christmas Eve. In … Continue reading

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jasper texas 1998

jasper texas 1998 BY LUCILLE CLIFTON i am a man’s head hunched in the road. i was chosen to speak by the members of my body. the arm as it pulled away pointed toward me, the hand opened once and … Continue reading

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Trump’s dangerous agenda

The first 100 days of the Trump administration have included: President Trump’s approval of Congress’ action rescinding the Alaska National Wildlife Refuges Rule, potentially allowing for extreme killing methods like shooting mother bears with cubs and killing wolves with pups … Continue reading

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with luck, balls are better than brains

Christopher Columbus (c. 31 October 1451 – 20 May 1506) was an explorer, colonizer, and navigator, born in the Republic of Genoa, in what is today northwestern Italy.[2][3][4][5] Under the auspices of the Catholic Monarchs of Spain, he completed four … Continue reading

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History Buffs: Dances with Wolves

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Solomonic dynasty

A Brief History of the Kebra Nagast Taken from the Introduction by Miguel F. Brooks, Red Sea Press, Inc. 1996; ISBN 1-56902-033-7   The history of the departure of God and His Ark of the Covenant from Jerusalem to Ethiopia, … Continue reading

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power

Futurist Alvin Toffler describes three forms of power and shows how these have changed over time. Violence The most basic form of power is violence, or physical forms of power. ‘Might is right’ is their watchword and it is close … Continue reading

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