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Palmyra: ISIS-wanton destruction

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Palmyra: ISIS-wanton destruction
on: October 05, 2015In: ASIA, MIDDLE EAST, OPINION, POLITICSNo Comments

By Rene Wadlow

On 4 October, 2015 Maamun Abdulkarim, the Syrian Director General of Antiquities and Museums, confirmed that the 2000 year old Arch of Triumph in the ancient city of Palmyra had been blown up by ISIS forces which control the city and the surrounding area. He said “ It is now wanton destruction; their acts of vengeance are no longer ideologically driven because they are now blowing up buildings with no religious meaning.”

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Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons

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UN-led International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons

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"The struggle against the nuclear weapon cult and threats it poses to the international peace, security and development, like all struggles against belief systems which have outlived their times, is going to be long and arduous."

K. Subrahmanyam. Nuclear Proliferation and International Security.

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Denis De Rougemont : The Future Is Within Us

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Denis De Rougemont (1906-1985): The Future Is Within Us

BIOGRAPHIES, 7 September 2015

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Self-government will be, first of all, the art of getting people to meddle in things which concern them. It will soon call for the skill of challenging once again, decisions which concern them, and which have been taken without them…Self-government specifically consists in finding one’s own way along uncharted paths. — Denis de Rougemont

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Maria Montessori

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Maria Montessori (1870-1952)
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31 August is the birth anniversary of Maria Montessori, an Italian childhood educator and world citizen. Her approaches to early childhood education are used both in Montessori schools and also more widely in other schools and home schooling.

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