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75th anniversary of the Battle of Monte Cassino

75th anniversary of the Battle of Monte Cassino

75th anniversary of one of the bloodiest battles of world war two.Driving past Monte Cassino many years ago with the late Mark Pluciennik, professor at Leicester University, and one of the most cerebral archaeologists I have known, I pointed out the Benedictine monastery. Mark replied with words I’ve never forgotten: ...

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Breaking the Grip of Militarism: The Story of Vieques

Breaking the Grip of Militarism: The Story of Vieques

Vieques is a small Puerto Rican island with some 9,000 inhabitants. Fringed by palm trees and lovely beaches, it attracts substantial numbers of tourists. But, for about six decades, Vieques served as a bombing range, military training site, and storage depot for the U.S. Navy, until its outraged residents, driven ...

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Breaking the Grip of Militarism: The Story of Vieques

Breaking the Grip of Militarism: The Story of Vieques

Vieques is a small Puerto Rican island with some 9,000 inhabitants. Fringed by palm treesand lovely beaches, it attracts substantial numbersof tourists. But, for about six decades, Vieques served as a bombing range, military training site, and storage depot for the U.S. Navy, until its outraged residents, driven to distraction, ...

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Breaking the Grip of Militarism: The Story of Vieques

Vieques is a small Puerto Rican island with some 9,000 inhabitants. Fringed by palm trees and lovely beaches, with the world’s brightest bioluminescent bay and wild horses roaming everywhere, it attracts substantial numbers of tourists. But, for about six decades, Vieques served as a bombing range, military training site, and ...

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Despite travel warnings Colombia’s tourism numbers at record levels

Despite travel warnings Colombia's tourism numbers at record levels

The “no go to” departments in the US advisory are Arauca, Cauca (except Popayán), Chocó (except Nuquí), Nariño and Norte de Santander (except Cúcuta), all regions where the ELN exercise some degree of territorial control. The UK’s Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) gets specific with places that visitors should avoid ...

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Best cultural events in Chicago in April

Best cultural events in Chicago in April

“BIRMINGHAM, ALABAMA, 1963: DAWOUD BEY/BLACK STAR” AND“CHICAGO STORIES: RECENT WORKS BY CARLOS JAVIER ORTIZ AND DAVID SCHALLIOL” April 11-July 7 | Museum of Contemporary Photography at Columbia College Several artists’ works exposure in simultaneously opening exhibits at the MOCP, from the kernel of the September 1963 bombing of the 16th ...

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