October 21, 1943
Exploiters and manipulators have always used religion self-righteously to further their own selfish ends.
In some ways, the '60s were a reaction to the '50s and the intensity of the Cold War.
Socially, the Cuban revolution created an education system and health service that remain the envy of much of the neo-liberal world.
The Lumiere brothers first exhibited moving pictures in Paris in 1896. A year later, there was a private showing at the Yildiz palace in Istanbul.
In the calculus of western interests, there is no suffering, whatever its scale, which cannot be justified. Chechens, Palestinians, Iraqis, Afghans, Pakistanis are of little importance.
An independent Scotland could be far more internationalist and would benefit a great deal from links to both Scandinavia and states in other continents.
Scandinavia was awash with Maoism in the '70s. Sweden had Maoist groups with a combined membership and periphery of several thousand members, but it was Norway where Maoism became a genuine popular force and hegemonic in the culture.
Poland, after the First World War, was beset by chaos, disorder, and a foolish incursion by the Red Army, which helped to produce the ultra-nationalist military dictatorship of General Pilsudski.