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My blog entries: interesting stuff, my feelings and opinions about things and even attempts to make longer articles. Click on one of the titles to read the full article.

2 September 2015: Zoe Konstantopoulou’s speech at the United Nations Headquarters in New York

Zoe Konstantopoulou is a Greek human rights lawyer and politician of the Coalition of the Radical Left (Syriza). On 27 January 2015 she was nominated Speaker of the Hellenic Parliament. She was elected to the post on 6 February 2015 with the record number of 235 out of 300 votes. (Source: CADTM - Committee for the Abolition of Third World Debt)


A game of shark and minnow

"A game of shark and minnow" is the title of a beautiful multimedia report of The New York Times. It is about a forsaken ship, manned by eight Filipino troops whose job is to keep China in check. I find it all quite amazing.


A Conversation with Erik Swyngedouw

Long ago Erik Swyngedouw was a fellow student of me. Contrary to me, he had a brilliant career as scientist at the University of Manchester. Above that he has many interesting things to say. Yesterday I found this page annex video on a site of the City University of New York. It is an interesting discussion about the new political movements around the world,


The Story of a Crime

The Russian animator Fyodor Khitruk deceased on 3 December 2012 at the age of 95 in Moscow. As a tribute his international breakthrough in 1962: "The Story of a Crime":