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Fascism is rising

#117 Weekend reads – the rise and rise of fascism

Fascism is now ascendant across the West, particularly in Europe – a region known for keeping its fascism in check since WWII. Alas, in Italy and Sweden, they now have parties rooted in Nazi-style fascism. Of course, Poland and Hungary have already gone down this path, not to forget, other European countries, like Germany and …

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Andrea T Edwards

#116 Weekend reads – the spark that became a fire

The title the spark that became a fire could be linked to so many news shocks happening this week, but the focus of this title is Iran. The death of Mahsa Amini at the hands of the morality police, for allegedly violating Iran’s strict hijab headscarf rules, is the spark that has become a fire …

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Ukraine

#115 Weekend reads – there are two story lines from Ukraine, both important

We’ve seen a lot of news about Ukraine in the last couple of weeks, including a lightning advance that reclaimed more than 1,000 square miles of land and a key military hub. The media has made the call that victory is imminent, however, it is not being supported by military and political experts. The experts …

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Weekend Reads

#114 Weekend reads – a life of service and a complicated legacy

The news that has consumed the world for the last couple of days is, of course, the passing of Queen Elizabeth II. Most of the commentary I have read is honouring a person who gave a life of service to her country and the Commonwealth. But many are not honouring the Queen, because she represents …

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