Monthly Archives: December 2009

A violation of international law

Papuan 1a

Anonymous Indonesia’s claim to sovereignty over West Papua rests upon an unsound legal basis ΙnsideΙndonesia – Melinda Janki Between 14 July and 2 August 1969, the Indonesian government held what it called the ‘Act of Free Choice’ in West Papua. It gathered 1022 Papuan tribal representatives into eight locations – one for each region of West Papua: Merauke, Jayawijaya, Paniai, Fak-Fak, Sorong, Manokwari, Cenderawasih and Jayapura. Some of these Papuans had to walk three days to their designated location. Some had ... Read More »

Young Journalist / Writer Contest welcomes article submissions from young journalists or writers aged 18 to 26, with one winning entry published each month until July 2010 To enter, send your story to Please read the rules below to ensure your entry will be valid: 1. Stories must be on the following topics: Business, Culture, People, Politics, Education or Environment. 2. Stories must have a connection with Cyprus. 3. All nationalities are welcome to enter their stories, however, the stories must be in ... Read More »

30 Examples of Graffiti & Street Art- South America

After the first post dedicated to street art in Europe, we fly to South America, where we have selected 30 examples of street art & graffiti. Next stop: North America! Read More »

What Do You Think? Interview With A Philosopher


The meaning of life is a question that has been explored by philosophers through the centuries. Generation after generation of ordinary people also question the meaning of life, is it one’s family? One’s work? One’s friends and cars and houses? Is it money or religion? Or perhaps it’s the search itself that is the true meaning of life. Maria Prodromou is a qualified philosopher, she has studied philosophy for most of her career. In spite of, or perhaps because of, ... Read More »

March 1986 Sothebys, 19th Century European Paintings Sale

Auctions can be very entertaining but also extremely boring, frustrating and costly too. This 19th Century Paintings auction was in two parts. Morning and afternoon. I liked following the whole auction and registering the pulse and strength of the auctions I attended. Seeing bidders and how many bidding on a particular painting and artist helped me decide the strength of the artist’s worth and popularity. The Impressionist sale in October was a good benchmark as far as attendance and prices ... Read More »

10 December – Human Rights Day

Human Rights Day is observed by the international community every year on 10 December. It commemorates the day in 1948 when the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. In 2009, the Council of Europe will mark its presence with calls for greater respect of human rights, democracy and the rule of law online and in new communication services. The constant developments in the information society give the Organisation the challenge of defending and maintaining its ... Read More »

Ideario de Revoluciòn Humanista

¡SI QUIERES CAMBIAR EL MUNDO, DEJA QUE EL MUNDO TE CAMBIE! Impossibile è solo una parola pronunciata da piccoli uomini che trovano più facile vivere nel mondo che gli è stato dato piuttosto che cercare di cambiarlo. Impossibile non è un dato di fatto, è un’opinione. Impossibile non è una regola, è una sfida. Impossibile non è uguale per tutti. Impossibile non è per sempre. La Revolución Humanista >> Vai al post Read More »