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The truth about the Euro elections

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Borderless (2019) | Official Documentary

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Strings Attached

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Every year, western donor nations, organizations and private foundations pour into the continent of Africa, billions of dollars earmarked for the support and promotion of “sexual and reproductive health and rights”. But no one ever follows the trail of their funding to know where and how it ends up.

Strings Attached is a feature-length documentary that presents the African side of the story of enthusiastic western donors and the African recipient of their “gifts”, particularly, the African women who are the primary targets of the donors’ dollars.

At the center of this story is a well-funded western reproductive health organization that has devastated the lives of many African women and girls whose voices are too small to be heard. This documentary amplifies these African voices that have never been heard before with the hope that the world will finally listen to them, hear their experiences, share in their sorrows and take action to end this form of neocolonialism that is destroying lives in Africa under the guise of “sexual and reproductive health and rights”.

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Today in rock history

Today in Rock History is a music orientated segment where we would like to encourage readers to share their thoughts and tastes in music and discus the various aspects of any music topic. This post is not limited to rock music. You are encouraged to bring anything music related along that you would like to share, either by typing the name of a song and artist into the comments section or by sharing a youtube, vimeo, spotify or soundcloud link. If you are unsure how to add a link, simply write the name of the song and the composer and someone may very well do it for you.

Music is a huge part of peoples lives even if we aren’t all music enthusiasts. Music is all around us in advertising, background noise in shops and on the streets. It’s inescapable when you have teenagers but for most of us it is a huge part (if not a ritual) of our lives that we feel close to.

So kick back and enjoy Nechtan’s Today in Rock History playlist and see what new gems you discover.

Born today in 1909, Charles “Papa Charlie” McCoy singer, songwriter and guitarist (and mandolin and banjo) with McCoy Brothers, Mississippi Mud Steppers and solo.

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The tale of the wicked giant: Part 4

The Tale of the Wicked Giant, by Sir Bob Jones, part four. (If you’ve missed the previous installments, just click on ExPFC in blue at the bottom of the page to catch up).

Government again found he was short of money and again he borrowed from the people and hoped that something would happen to solve his problem. When nothing did, Government became concerned, for he remembered the fuss when he took Monday afternoon’s output, so he consulted with the malcontents about his dilemma.

The malcontents formed a committee of inquiry which soon came up with an answer. ‘We are the experts on rights,’ they said, ‘It follows that if the people have a natural human right to schools and hospitals and homes, it is a natural law of balance that you have the right to tell them what to do. It is perfectly fair and only a fool would not see it so. Anyway, as we are the experts on rights so we must be right and there is no problem.’

On learning this Government realised he had been silly to fear the people’s wrath and in a loud voice he declared that henceforth they must give him Tuesday morning’s work as well as Monday’s, adding, as the malcontents had told him, that this was for their greater good.

Some of the people asked Government how was he so certain and, following the advice of the malcontents, he replied, ‘I can prove it to be, the evidence being that I have said so.’

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