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Event In India Makes Pamplona Bull Runners Look Like Wimps

Whereas the participants in Pamplona are seeking to create a display of their physical and mental toughness, the people participating in the bull ritual in Ujjain are seeking forgiveness through submission. Instead of running away from the bulls, they wait for them.

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The Internet Now Officially Sucks

Irregular Times has been online during three different decades now. We saw the Internet begin as a nerdy curiosity, and then emerge into an awesome tool that empowered its users. Those days are over.

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Lecture

And listen well! (“Winston Churchill” by Oscar Nemon on the grounds of the Halifax Memorial Library in Halifax, Nova Scotia) 

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Istanbul joins Asia and Europe for Peace

The morning is rising over Kadikoy, a neighborhood of Istanbul that sits on the Asian side of the Bosphorus. In this photograph you can see the “iskelesi,” the ferry terminal that allows commuters to cross to all points on the European side. At about 1 pm

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Where is the Rally for That?

This morning, I passed by a rally against “NATO/Israeli Imperialism” and for “friendship with Syria.”  Earlier this morning, I read an editorial asking me to “stand with President Obama” during this “time of crisis.” I too would like to rally or stand, but I want

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Unity Through Tear Gas

I’m writing today from Istanbul, where I’ve been talking to a friend of mine who has been an active participant in the recent wave of demonstrations in Istanbul’s Taksim Square. “I never thought this could happen,” he told me. “The square was not one place

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US Ineptitude On Egypt Highlights America’s Liberty Hypocrisy

In Egypt, a democratically-elected government has been overthrown in a military coup d’etat, and though the U.S. government is required by its own law to withdraw support from Egypt, it does nothing. How could the United States lead a credible international protest against the power

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Australian State Getting Ready For Same Sex Marriage

The opponents of marriage equality for heterosexuals and homosexuals have argued that that equality isn’t tolerable because same-sex marriage isn’t traditional. New South Wales is preparing to be the next place to declare: Tradition schmadition!  The parliament there is now preparing legislation to make same-sex

Psst... what kind of person doesn't support pacifism?