Month: December 2020

The Miner Who Overthrew a Dictator

The winter air was frozen during a huge miner’s demonstration taking place in a Timisoara square. It was December 17, 1989. Thousands of unpaid Romanian miners listened to yet another Marxist diatribe urging patience. Platitudes from the Communist leadership grouped on a government building balcony droned over the stone-faced coalminers.

Black Lives Matter raises $10.6 billion since May

A fool and his money are soon parted, as the saying goes: Following death through natural causes (autopsy report suppressed by media) of George Floyd on May 25, the message Black Lives Matter appeared on signs at protests across the world. Streets were painted with the words and they were one of the top searches on Google for 2020. Major corporations and high profile political leaders, even radio stations and television broadcasters bizarrely adopted the slogan to show their support in the fight ‘to end injustice’ and with all this exposure came mega donations to BLM, a grassroots group that popped up in 2013.

Christmas Day in the Workhouse

Whatever else changes Capitalism never does. Christmas Day in America, 1/7 Americans exist miserably on incomes that put them on hunger risk. Over 15 million American children rely on food banks for assistance. Food insecurity blights every single U.S county; more than 31 million American children live on incomes that qualify for subsidised lunches. Nearly 40 per cent of America’s homeless are under 18-years of age.

Boris Unleashes Covid Chaos across Britain and Europe

Revenge for the EU not conceding to Brexit demands? A chronicle of Covid-chaos is let off the lead as thousands of fleeing passengers at London’s Heathrow Airport scrambled onto the last flight to Dublin, Ireland. France, Germany, Israel, El Salvador, Bulgaria, the Netherlands, Italy, Finland, Denmark, Turkey, Morocco, Canada, Belgium, Austria, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and Ireland have banned all flights from Britain.

Nativity scene

In the Christian tradition, a nativity scene (also known as a manger scene, crib, crèche (/krɛʃ/or /kreɪʃ/), or in Italian presepio or presepe) is the special exhibition, particularly during the Christmas season, of art objects representing the birth of Jesus. While the term “nativity scene” may be used of any representation of the very common subject of the Nativity of Jesus in art, it has a more specialized sense referring to seasonal displays, either using model figures in a setting or reenactments called “living nativity scenes” (tableau vivant) in which real humans and animals participate. Nativity scenes exhibit figures representing the infant Jesus, his mother, Mary, and her husband, Joseph.