If men define situations as real, they are real in their consequences. – Thomas theorem

Listening for Big Brother

Posted in Today by bendyourcircuit on 15/01/2010

Today Bulgaria made it to page 17 of the International Herald Tribune.

It’s not an article, not even an interview or any statistical data summing up Bulgaria’s progress (or lack of one) in relation to its (not so recent) admittance to the EU. No. Surprisingly enough, it’s a photograph taken at a protest, which took place in Sofia on the 14th of January. Yes, You are a terrorist! got international coverage and I’m glad.

Why?

Well, because it has nothing to do with Rumyana Zheleva’s absolute failure as a EU commissioner candidate (I got to read enough about it already) and because it concerns Bulgaria’s civil society, some part of which took action yesterday. I think this is rare, but good news.

So, this is it.

PS: This is a temporary file from work I copied today, but I didn’t have to time to make a proper scan. Sorry.

Иран #2

Posted in Today by bendyourcircuit on 20/06/2009

Friday, the 19th of June 2009.

Tomorrow is Sunday.
Tomorrow is a day of destiny.
Tonight the cries of Allah-o Akbar are heard louder and louder than the nights before.
Where is this place?
Where is this place where every door is closed?
Where is this place where people are simply calling God?
Where is this place where the sound of Allah-o Akbar gets louder and louder?
I wait every night to see if the sounds will get louder and whether the number increases.
It shakes me.
I wonder if God is shaken.
Where is this place where so many people are entrapped?
Where is this place where no one comes to our aid?
Where is this place where only with our silence we are sending our voices to the world?
Where is this place where the young shed blood and then people go and pray?
Standing on that same blood and pray…
Where is this place where the citizens are called vagrants?
Where is this place?
You want me to tell you?
This place is Iran.
The homeland of you and me.
This place is Iran.

Иран

Posted in Today by bendyourcircuit on 16/06/2009
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