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Venezuela President Marudo's 2nd Inauguration

Venezuela President Marudo's 2nd Inauguration
Proceedings inside the Supreme Court during Maduro's second inauguration in January 2019

Recently Venezuela has hit it big in the media. It is currently experiencing financial hardship leaving many people without food, it has a president with an authoritarian streak and the opposition leader has sworn an oath of presidency saying he is the legitimate president.

Quite a bit going on there.

Are people in Venezuela starving and in need of help?

Yes. The local currency has crashed.

Venezuela has the typical problem of a former colonialist state - its economy had been rigged to provide for the needs of the coloniser. Unlike a self sufficient state, it had to historically rely upon importing its needs, while exporting its main product. Historically this was coffee. These days it is oil.

George and the ‘ISIS Bride’ Shamima Begum

There as been many comments in the media; ref Shamima Begum the young girl who went to Syria in support of ISIS/DAESH. Whether or not she should b] Allowed to come back. Or b] leave her where she is and revoke her British citizenship.

I was going to make a comment but I came across an article on Off Guardian that gives a good summing up of the problem. This and the subsequent comments are worthy of a read.

George and the ‘ISIS Bride’ Shamima Begum

On Shamima Begum and other returnees from warzones

Three young girls feared to be on the way to Syria

Three young girls feared to be on the way to Syria
Three young girls feared to be on the way to Syria

Over the past couple of weeks there has been mass media attention to the case of Shamima Begum, who along with a couple of friends left to join ISIS in 2014.

At the time she was a 15 year old and is now 19. In that time she has talked about two of her children being killed and has recently given birth to a third.

The whole topic has brought up a lot of emotion, mostly because it seems Sajid Javid, the home secretary decided to make it into a political power play, just like he did his canceled holiday over Christmas to deal with the UK being swamped with about 10 migrants.

Revising the Historical Connection Of Islam and Morocco

Morocco is the most delighting part of Africa, where the beauty of the sun and the ocean in together take you towards the epic revelation about the admirable atmosphere for relaxation in this region. The most important thing about Morocco is that it is included in those Islamic countries in which tourism is a very famous aspect. In fact, consists of many landmarks and the Islamic monuments which are the part of Islamic history as well.

New year, new horizons (?)

Well, the new year has started. Either less than 24 hours ago or more than a three of months ago depending on how we look at it.

The previous year was an eventful one, but it was also one where this website went from deep sleep to hibernation. or from hibernation to a comatose state.

Now the question is where we go from here. We can either stay where we are.

Or we can get new blood, new writers and release some new content.

I dont know about others but I would enjoy reading the following:

My three things for Christmas

Santa being Teargassed by Israeli forces in Palestine

Santa being Teargassed by Israeli forces in Palestine
Santa being Teargassed by Israeli forces in Palestine

My three things for Christmas

Instead of my usual, it’s Christmas and no one really cares, or we worry that we might offend people by celebrating Christmas. My dig at the PC Brigade, here are three things that may or may not be worth thinking about?

I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day (Civil War background)

A poem by Longfellow set to music and pictures. It is about the American Civil War of 1861-65. But it could be about many wars, civil or not since, when many millions have died and suffered.

Importance of Synchronization during Hajj

Hajj is referred as a very signified event for all the Muslims around the world. This occasion has been declared among one of the largest events globally. Hajj takes place each year and this is the mandatory duty of all the Muslims who are physically and financially competent to perform Hajj once in their life. According to the reports, and every year this amount keeps on changing.

Indonesia Earthquake and tsunami

It has now been a few weeks since the earthquake and following tsunami which struck Indonesia.

There are many places with appeals for Indonesia victims and survivors - many will need long term support to be able to rebuild, others may never recover.

If you can afford it, any little that you can give will help.

You will have your favourite method of donating, but for those that don't I will provide one link:

The final assault is about to take place against ISIL and others in the Syrian city of Idlib

The final assault is about to take place against ISIL and others in the Syrian city of Idlib. Before it does, the western media is already talking of a Human rights tragedy and innocent lives being lost.

Two things spring to mind, 1] Lack of media coverage on the Genocide in Yemen by the Saudi led coalition. 2] Can we trust the media? Here is the full transcript of an article, whilst a decent reading does shed some light on the media and their masters.

Is it not time Britain decided to accept it cannot afford to play in the big league anymore?

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