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NEWS FROM THE FRONT No pain no gain – but unfortunately unnecessary pain when the obvious dangers are ignored. Politicians suffer no pain – you do. 18th November, 1940 : Important talks begin in Berchtesgaden, where Hitler receives the Italian … Continue reading

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NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST) 22nd February, 1936 : Spain’s new left-wing Government has ordered an amnesty for 30,000 political prisoners. Formal releases are taking place this evening throughout the country. Meanwhile, martial law is in force in four … Continue reading

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Tomato fight

…from the quill of Antisthenes the Younger Another La Tomatina, and 160 tonnes of tomatoes, is gone. Those of you who missed my reminder in Bull Run would have to book for 2017. Apparently the Buňol local council, for safety … Continue reading

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Bull run

…from the quill of Antisthenes the Younger This has nothing whatsoever to do with Malcolm Turnbull – bulls are noble animals. I want to write about bulls and ‘running with the bulls’ in Spain. The bull runs are entirely voluntary, … Continue reading

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NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST) 26th July, 1921 : Spain is reeling from a devastating military defeat inflicted in Morocco by a young Berber leader, Abdel Krim, son of a tribal chief, who once served with the Spanish. The … Continue reading

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NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST) 11th July, 1978 : Nearly 200 holidaymakers were killed today when a liquid gas tanker exploded in the middle of a crowded camp-site on the Spanish coast. Among 200 injured are many who are … Continue reading

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Labor politicians in court

…from the quill of Antisthenes the Younger “Supreme Court to rule on senior politicians in labor fund scandal inquiry”, a nice headline, but in Australia it would be a bit premature. That headline is from Spain. Here at least slightly … Continue reading

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. . . incoming

  from the quill of Antisthenes the Younger   Spain, Italy, Greece … – the unarmed invasion of Europe continues. What have those would-be-migrants in common? Absolute disrespect for the laws to start with. Fit, well dressed young men, of … Continue reading

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Oh, those unions!

  from the quill of Antisthenes the Younger   The Coca Cola bottling plant in Madrid plans to reduce the workforce – so what does the workers’ union do help? Organise for TV cameras parades with hammer and sickle flags … Continue reading

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february / 28

NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST) 28th February, 1939 : The British Government’s recognition of General Franco was the cause of furious scenes in the House of Commons today. The Opposition greeted the Prime Minister with shouts of “Heil Chamberlain” … Continue reading

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february / 21

NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST) 21st February, 1936 : Spain’s new left-wing Government has ordered an amnesty for 30,000 prisoners. Formal releases are taking place this evening throughout the country. Meanwhile, martial law is in force in four provinces … Continue reading

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Health Services Union unhealthy behaviour

…from the quill of Antisthenes the Younger It is extraordinary how some people can act against their own interests and health. No, I do not mean citizens voting for the pink and green parties, nor the trade union officials, who … Continue reading

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“Gimme shelter” or else

Paul Jacko Gimme shelter, screamed Mick Jagger; and food, and money, and education and everything you got and do not dare to ask me to work for it as you had to scream the Wall Street Occupiers and their pitiful … Continue reading

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