Havel in Media

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, …
Milos Zeman The Czechs’ Clear Choice: A Future for the Young With Europe, or Nostalgia and Dependence on Putin January 17, 2018 Source: Daily Beast / www.thedailybeast.com / By Anna Nemtsova / Jiri Drahos, the pro-Europe challenger to incumbent president and Putin crony Milos Zeman, looks like he just might win the second-round runoff. RomanNOVE VESELI, Czech Republic—On the day of the first round in this country’s presidential election, Linda Jamborova, a …
President Milos Zeman Zeman favorite to win 2nd term in Czech presidential vote January 15, 2018 Source: Tampa Bay Times / www.tampabay.com / PRAGUE (AP) — The Czech Republic’s controversy-courting president is seeking re-election this month in what will be the country’s second election in which voters, instead of lawmakers, pick the person to fill the office. Milos Zeman was elected to the largely ceremonial post …
Jiri Drahos Czech voters to give verdict on president’s anti-immigrant populism January 15, 2018 Source: The Guardian / www.theguardian.com / By Robert Tait / Jiří Drahoš, main challenger to incumbent Miloš Zeman, pledges to ensure that country will face the west if he wins poll on Friday The Czech president, Miloš Zeman, has been accused of promoting a climate of “vulgarity, incompetence and corruption” …
Iranian uprising Embracing Iranian uprising January 8, 2018 Source: Thewhig.com / www.thewhig.com / By Geoffrey Johnston / Iran is a stinking torture state run by a theocratic regime that maintains its weakening grip on power through the barrel of a gun and organized violence. When Iran’s 2009 elections were stolen by Islamic hardliners, ordinary Iranians took to the …
havel dubcek Prague Spring: dream for ‘human’ socialism crushed January 4, 2018 Source: Yahoo! / www.yahoo.com / By Karinne DELORME / Paris (AFP) – The Prague Spring 50 years ago sought to introduce “Socialism with a human face” in then communist Czechoslovakia but was crushed by Soviet tanks seven months later. Here is an account of how it unfolded: Related Searches Prague …
AP Jan Trestik E.J. Dionne Jr.: Praying for democracy December 31, 2017 Source: The Oregonian / www.oregonlive.com / By E.J. Dionne JR. / My New Year’s wish is for the health and resurgence of democracy. What follows is a slightly edited version of a morning prayer I offered last month at the Appleton Chapel of the Memorial Church at Harvard University.   …