Tag: violence

August 8, 2011 / Text

It is the second day of violence on the streets of London. Seems like something from a novel or a news report from 1979, but this is going on right now in 2011.  I’ve never been fully in tune with what is happening on the…

September 21, 2010 / Text

Afghanistan is a country of many ethnicities, tribes and languages, which many people can explain to you if you have the time to listen.  But there is one language you don’t often read about that is spoken throughout Kabul and no doubt the nation. In…

March 7, 2008 / Text

Most of you know that I’m a big fan of the Euronews Nocomment video podcast. The combination of pure video with the original sounds without commentary changes the experience of watching things happen in the world. This morning I watched and rewatched as Ecuadorian soldiers…

October 31, 2007 / Text

It is a pretty well known fact that the US is the global leader in arms sales. Some will also have heard that Russia is second. But in fact, if you put together all the European Union numbers, in terms of total arms sales in…