Havel in Media

Singer-artist Joan Baez and her portrait of Bob Dylan Joan Baez on her paintings of “Mischief Makers” March 13, 2018 Source: CBS News / www.cbsnews.com / By Joan Blackstone / Joan Baez has long been recognized for her soulful voice. But at 77, she is also being recognized for another talent: painting. Last fall acrylic portraits by her were shown in an exhibition at the in Mill Valley, Calif. Titled …
Candidates Jiri Drahos and Milos Zeman during a TV debate in January Anti-immigration Czech President Milos Zeman attacks press in swearing in speech March 12, 2018 Source: Deutsche Welle / dw.com / The pro-Russian, pro-Chinese and anti-immigration leader criticized journalists and opponents as he was sworn in for a second and final term. The 73-year-old Zeman may become even more outspoken as his career closes.   Czech President Milos Zeman was sworn in at a ceremony …
IMG_7179-300x200 Vaclav Benda and The Long Night of the Watchman March 9, 2018 Source: Ricochet / www.ricochet.com / By Flagg Taylor / I’m the editor of a recently published edition of the essays of Vaclav Benda called The Long Night of the Watchman. Benda, who died in 1999, was a central figure in the Charter 77 movement in the former Czechoslovakia. I met …
Danilo Maldonado Opposition Cuban Graffiti Artist El Sexto Finds Ex-Wife, Daughter in Havana March 8, 2018 Source: Latine American Herald Tribune / www.laht.com / HAVANA – Dissident Cuban graffiti artist Danilo Maldonado, known as “El Sexto,” who arrived on Monday in Havana, has found his ex-wife and daughter there after three months of receiving no news from them, he told EFE. El Sexto traveled to the …
Dr. Moshe Kantor and Tony Blair present HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco with the 2018 European Medal of Tolerance award at the ECTR round table in Monaco (PRNewsfoto/ECTR) 2018 European Medal of Tolerance Awarded to Prince Albert II of Monaco March 8, 2018 Source: PR Newswire / www.prnewswire.com / MONACO, March 6, 2018 Today, the European Council on Tolerance and Reconciliation’s (ECTR) European Medal of Tolerance for 2018 was awarded to HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco for his commitment to truth, tolerance and historical reconciliation. ECTR President Dr. Moshe Kantor and ECTR …
Counsil Europe Russia withholds payments to the Council of Europe March 6, 2018 Source: Brinkwire / www.brinkwire.com / By Brinkwire / Russia has decided to stop paying its Council of Europe membership dues after its representatives were denied voting rights. Turkey, too, is holding back ts funding. Is the international body facing a financial crisis?         The Council of Europe …
Carles Torner, director of Pen International Tapping into Pen’s power to promote, protect writers February 26, 2018 Source: The Times of India / www.timesofindia.com / By M T Saju | / CHENNAI:Three years ago, writer Perumal Murugan announced his decision to give up writing after his novel ‘Madhorubhagan’ (One Part Woman), courted controversy. In 2014, various Hindu outfits objected to the portrayal of traditions at the Ardhanareeswarar …
Jeremy Corbyn Jeremy Corbyn’s dealings with spies must not be laughed off as a joke, says TIM NEWARK February 23, 2018 Source: Express / www.express.co.uk / THE hard-Left has always had a soft spot for the old Soviet Union and it’s no surprise that Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn and his fellow Marxists should have been consorting with just the sort of people that wanted to do this country down during the …
VH_NEWS County 101 conflicts with Democracy 101 February 23, 2018 Source: Cape Cod Times / www.capecodetime.com / By Paula Bacon / The irony of it all. A program sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Cape Cod at the Cape Cod Community Television station was to be broadcast with three county officials: County Commissioner Leo Cakounis, John Ohman, dean …
009 When Gandhi met Spinoza February 15, 2018 Source: India Forbes / www.forbesindia.com / By A.Damodaran / The crypto-currency movement is a Gandhian civil disobedience movement of the 21st century led by peer to peer networks that closely resemble Spinoza’s multitudes A wintery December evening at Prague’s Wenceslas square. The year 1989.  Vaclav Havel, Czechoslovakia’s celebrated playwright and …
Vaclav Havell Václav Havel’s politics of encounter February 4, 2018 Source: The New Criterion / www.newcriterion.com / By Emina Melonic / It has become fashionable to give name to the cultural age in which we currently find ourselves. We do this either to simplify the complexity of current trends or to clarify their importance. But whatever the present moment might …
Havel Havlova Day in History. February 2, 2003: Havel steps down, but no successor yet February 4, 2018 Source: Gulf News / www.gulfnews.com / By Abdul Kareem / 2003 – Czech President Vaclav Havel expressed hope that the country’s lawmakers would soon choose his successor. Havel, the dissident playwright who led the “Velvet Revolution”, which toppled Communism peacefully there more than 13 years ago, told reporters that it’s …
VH_NEWS Lessons Not Learned January 31, 2018 Source: TOL / www.tol.org / By Martin Ehl / The Czech Republic could have prevented another populist victory by taking a closer look at neighboring Slovakia’s recent history. Czechs might not like to hear it, but these past months, they failed to take a leaf out of the democracy-building handbook …
zeman Veteran Zeman wins last big battle in Czech presidential vote January 30, 2018 Source: Reuters / www.reuters.com / By Jan Lopatka / PRAGUE (Reuters) – Milos Zeman, the longest-standing figure in Czech post-communist politics, won a final major battle on Saturday, showing off his strong political instincts to secure a second presidential term. Zeman, 73, bet on a populist anti-immigration stance and sniping …
Debo Adesina ‘We must be co-creators of a prosperous state’ January 20, 2018 Source: Nigerian Tribune / www.tribuneonlineng.com / For Debo Adesina, Editor-in-Chief of The Guardian group of Newspapers, is too self-effacing. He rarely talks about himself and keeps a very low profile. As ‘an aspiring servant’ (he dreads being called a politician), little has changed. Unless it is about ideas for development, …