Liverpool born poet and writer Michael Walsh traces his Liverpool roots back to 1865. This was the year his Irish great-grandmother arrived in the Second City of Empire. His parents were born at the turn of what was to become the most tumultuous century in history. Michael's father, Patrick, fought in three major conflicts before reaching his fortieth birthday. His mother, Kathleen, was a former nun turned gun-running renegade.
On leaving school at 15 years of age, Michael spent 12 weeks at the Merchant Navy School for Sailors in Sharpness, Gloucestershire. During his years at sea, he was to visit and work in over 60 countries.
The journalist and broadcaster since provided articles and columns for numerous magazines and international news media. In 2011 he was awarded Writer of the Year by the publishers of Euro Weekly News, Europe's highest-circulation newspaper of its kind. He has authored, edited and ghosted over 70 book titles.
What does the state have to hide when they relentlessly persecute a 92-year-old peaceful woman, who has never done anything that we normally associate with ‘criminal behaviour’, never did anything violent, has never stolen, never vandalized, never defrauded anyone, but has asked an inconvenient question over and over again.
Kneeling before kick-off has become a demeaning gesture at the beginning of football matches in the UK. Upon their return after nine months cessation, the reaction of Millwall supporters reactions to the humiliating and exclusive Black Lives Only Matter the gesture was expected by players.
The story about the sinking of the Gairsoppa is ordinary, but the weight of the treasure it was carrying when sent to the bottom was one of the largest in the world.
The problem appears to be that folk simply don’t think before they buy anything these days. If they see it in media then they trust what they see.
The parliamentary approval of the Global(ist) Security bill and its Article 24 in particular sparked protests across France last Saturday, held in over 70 cities, with the most active ones taking place in the capital.
Who is Saint Nicholas?
For a long time in Austria and some regions of Germany, particularly in Bavaria, St. Nicholas was the main character in the Christmas celebration. But he was not Santa Claus, and he arrived earlier – on the 6th of December. His usual, less friendly escort went by different names in different places: “Belsnickle,” “Niglo,” “Pelznickel,” and others. Santa Claus or Father Christmas is a more recent tradition. Since the Germans (and the Dutch) brought many of their customs to America directly or indirectly, we need to look first at Europe in order to understand the American and worldwide Christmas celebration of today.
MICHAEL WALSH is reflective when making comparisons between political activism during the 1960s and 1970s and today. Caught up in marches, demonstrations, car cavalcades and street battles between what mainstream describes as ‘the far-right’ and the left, the former party leader constantly made newspaper headlines, appearing on TV and radio broadcasts.
The revisionist Frau Ursula Haverbeck was yesterday sentenced to imprisonment again just a few weeks after her release from prison. The Berlin-Tiergarten District Court imposed a one-year without parole prison sentence on the 92-year-old matriarch. The government-appointed ‘judge’ reasoned that she was again guilty of sedition.
A Boston laboratory is the latest testing station to suspend coronavirus testing after an investigation uncovered nearly 400 false-positive COVID-19 results. Yet, around the world, millions are being deprived of their livelihoods, access to education and travel because they have not been tested or wrongly tested.
The “Nikolovarvara” The festive “triangle” of December 4, 5 and 6 (the feasts of St. Barbara, St. Savvas and St. Nicholas) was named by citizens of Cephalonia or Kefalonia – “Nikolovara”.
On December 5, the Greek Orthodox Church commemorates Agios Savvas.