Daily Archives: February 20, 2011

Conspiracy Theories versus Systemic Understanding

I am reading about the world of the 1930s and 1940s when Stalin and Hitler faced with economic failures of their respective communist and capitalist systems, resorted to scapegoating groups such as kulaks (prosperous peasants), Poles, Jews and other national … Continue reading

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Made in Dagenham: Equal Pay for Women in 1968

I recently watched the excellent film ‘Made In Dagenham‘ directed by Nigel Cole, about the fight of Ford Sewing Machinists for equal pay for women in 1968 in Dagenham East London, UK. I knew some of the actual characters and … Continue reading

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Water Shortage: the Next Major Cause of Middle East Conflict

I always like the way the Swedes and Swiss fuss about the next threat and came across this article in The Guardian which is summarized in another piece below: http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2011/feb/20/arab-nations-water-running-out On Thursday, 10 February 2011, Swiss President Micheline Calmy-Rey presented … Continue reading

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