lundi, février 18, 2019

Brexit – The Emerging Scandal (Graham Vanbergen, True Publica, 15 Feb 2019)

Brexit – The Emerging Scandal
by Graham Vanbergen (True Publica, 15th February 2019)
"I have written endlessly about the scandal that is now emerging. The involvement of dark money and right-wing free-market fundamentalists agitating for Brexit who secured positions in high office and the very corridors of power is surfacing. In my book, ‘Brexit – A corporate coup d’etat’ – I highlighted how they established, built and nurtured authoritative organisations to ensure that Brexit was not a wasted opportunity to push forward the next stage of the global reign of free markets.

The main thrust of the book was to highlight just how much ‘dark money’ from foreign donors – and by that, I mean American donors – was used (illegally) to tip the balance in favour of leaving the EU. [...] The type and style of covert influence that has had such serious implications to democracy that I wrote about is now becoming known. The tactics and strategies used are truly shocking in any democracy. [...] But don’t take my word for it. Let’s see what is now emerging as investigators get their teeth into the scandal of the century...
FULL ARTICLE
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vendredi, février 15, 2019

mercredi, février 13, 2019

Дми́трий Дми́триевич Шостако́вич: Close Up - Documentary about the life and times of Dmitrij Šostakovič Director: Oliver Becker


Close Up - Documentary about the life and times of Dmitrij Šostakovič Director: Oliver Becker
ANDREA BAMBACE | Ajoutée le 20 sept. 2013
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The giant tap-dancing noses scene from Shostakovich's The Nose (The Royal Opera)
Royal Opera House | Ajoutée le 24 nov. 2016
"Shostakovich was only 20 when he began writing The Nose, his operatic debut. He turned to a tiny short story by Gogol: an absurdist satire, where a civil servant’s errant nose launches its owner on a ludicrous battle against both nose and the authorities, as bureaucratic processes break down in the face of so unusual a problem."
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André Rieu - The Second Waltz (Shostakovich)
André Rieu | Ajoutée le 28 mai 2012
André Rieu performing Shostakovich's "The Second Waltz" live in Maastricht, The Netherlands. 
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mardi, février 05, 2019

‘Scotland, Brexit and the Future’: Speech by Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon at Georgetown University Feb 2019


FULL SPEECH AND TRANSCRIPT 
Georgetown University 5 Feb 2019
First Minister Nicola Sturgeon addresses an audience on ‘Scotland, Brexit and the Future’ as part of Georgetown’s Institute for Women, Peace and Security’s Women World Leaders Week.
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PBS INTERVIEW: 
Scotland's Sturgeon on why failure to reach a Brexit deal would be 'catastrophic'
PBS NewsHour | Ajoutée le 4 févr. 2019
The United Kingdom is due to leave the European Union in just seven weeks but still has no plan for the departure. In fact, Nicola Sturgeon, Scotland's first minister, says the UK is “not remotely prepared” to extricate itself from the EU. Sturgeon sits down with Amna Nawaz to discuss the dire implications of a so-called hard Brexit and why she is advocating for a new Scottish independence vote.
READ FULL TRANSCRIPT OF THIS PBS INTERVIEW
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