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“ANIMAL FARM” Revisit Ignored

A story of modern times

The story as follows is not about preaching morality in politics. It is about times when the interpretation and distortion of facts become essential political strategies.

“The Major, a boar on the Farm, gathers the animals in a meeting. In his speech he refers to the humans as parasites and proclaims new rules.

When he dies a few days later, two young pigs take control of the group and try to turn his dreams into a reality.

After a while, they start a struggle for leadership. When one announces his ideas, the other opposes them. The confrontation results in one of the pigs being forced to leave the farm.

Using a new pig as a mouthpiece of the group, the fake leader announces the ideas of the expelled pig as if they are his own.

In the course of time the leader abuses his powers; he wants more and more privileges; the mouthpiece justifies every statement the leader makes; an anthem glorifies him, seemingly starting to have the lifestyle of a man. The animals, though starving and exhausted, believe they live better. The mouthpiece invents numbers to demonstrate their improved standard of living.

In the meanwhile, an attack on the farm brings great losses to the animals. They win the battle, but exchange one of the wounded for money to buy spirits.

Time passes, and the pigs get sophisticated, wearing clothes and carrying whips. The leader announces an alliance with the humans.

The animals on the Farm realize that the faces of the pigs start to resemble the faces of humans and no one can tell the difference between them.”

Any similarities with reality is a sheer coincidence.

Mariela Baeva

Animal farm revisited ignored | New Europe

 

 

Reflections

*People have the right to defend their civilisational identity. Throughout history the European Union has pursued its own path to make it happen. So have other nations and countries.

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*Differences have persisted. Yet, they are not to set nations and countries apart.

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*Diversity and the commitment to inclusion are vital to human civilisation. Values, per se, capture the complex nature of any society. Complementarity in their exchange and/or integration may prove to be an achievement of humanity.

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*The EU’s understanding of these peculiarities may help transport into the future the idea of free expression of national identity, components of which are culture, religion, moral and ethical standards… They open the way to a holistic view of human development in any part of the world. This approach is worthy of respect, right?

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Events in 2021

Theirworld’s blueprint adopted by Greek government to give education and hope to child refugees

                                                      

credit: Theirworld 

The Economist Open Future Group
Britain and the EU – a timeline
Europeans say farewell to Britain
Covid-19: how to fix the economy
How can business survive climate change?

 

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http://bnr.bg/horizont/post/100693941/mariela-baeva-edinstveniat-predstavitel-ot-iztochna-evropa-v-klasacia-na-ikonomist            img_0364-2

https://www.theparliamentmagazine.eu/articles/news/former-mep-backs-campaign-provide-education-refugee-children#.Uz5-uSyKDIV

https://www.theparliamentmagazine.eu/articles/news/former-mep-fights-bring-back-our-girls-campaign

https://www.theparliamentmagazine.eu/articles/opinion/malala-yousafzai-deserves-nobel-peace-prize

https://www.theparliamentmagazine.eu/blog/eu-must-demand-safe-return-nigerian-schoolgirls

https://www.theparliamentmagazine.eu/blog/syrian-refugee-children-deserve-chance-education

https://www.theparliamentmagazine.eu/blog/eu-must-prevent-tax-fraud-financing-terrorism

https://www.theparliamentmagazine.eu/blog/schooling-helps-syrias-refugee-children-maintain-hope-face-conflict

https://www.theparliamentmagazine.eu/blog/world-leaders-must-keep-their-promises-syrian-refugee-children

https://www.theparliamentmagazine.eu/blog/governments-must-step-fill-unrwa-funding-gap-left-us

https://www.theparliamentmagazine.eu/blog/refugee-crisis-will-eu-live-its-responsibility

https://www.theparliamentmagazine.eu/articles/opinion/call-eu-do-more-protect-unaccompanied-refugee-children-coronavirus – 24.04.20; Follow-upEuropean countries must act urgently to help unaccompanied children in Greek refugee camps – 21.05.20; Reunion of child refugees with UK family – 24.05.20; Commissioner Johansson noted that the relocation of 1,600 unaccompanied minors from Greece to other Member States is underway, despite the complex situation caused by the pandemic. So far, 59 children have been relocated from camps in Greece, she says, adding: “We are on track and the relocation of the remaining will take place in the following weeks and months.” – 27.05.20

https://www.theparliamentmagazine.eu/news/article/european-development-fund-supporting-education-in-crisis-situations – 31.05.2021

 

 

Charter 4 mobile Charter for Mobile

http://fra.europa.eu/charter4mobile/, easy access to the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights

20 years of the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights

 

In the Hug of Arms Anthology – https://payhip.com/b/fY94

Global inequality ‘as marked as it was at peak of western imperialism’ by The Guardian

Global inequality is as marked as it was in the early 20th century pinnacle of western imperialism after the capture by the super-rich of an increasing share of the world’s income, a new report has shown.

A study by a group of economists including Thomas Piketty and Emmanuel Saez said 30 years of the globalisation of trade and finance had widened the gap between rich and poor.

https://www.theguardian.com/business/2021/dec/07/global-inequality-western-imperialism-super-rich?utm_term=61b03bd4aa964a4cd0fe92029323f8a2&utm_campaign=GuardianTodayUK&utm_source=esp&utm_medium=Email&CMP=GTUK_emailThe Guardian

Events in 2020

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                                       #ClimateAction CAN CHANGE OUR LIVES FOR THE BETTER

                                             HERE ARE 25 ACTIONS THAT CAN GET US ON TRACK BY 2025

    The EconomistOpen Future Group

 

Britain and the EU – a timeline                                                Covid-19: how to fix the economy

Europeans say farewell to Britain                                         How can business survive climate change?

 

 

 

 

Top-50-global-personalities-with-an-outstanding-commitment-to-diversity
http://bnr.bg/horizont/post/100693941/mariela-baeva-edinstveniat-predstavitel-ot-iztochna-evropa-v-klasacia-na-ikonomist            img_0364-2

https://www.theparliamentmagazine.eu/articles/news/former-mep-backs-campaign-provide-education-refugee-children#.Uz5-uSyKDIV

https://www.theparliamentmagazine.eu/articles/news/former-mep-fights-bring-back-our-girls-campaign

https://www.theparliamentmagazine.eu/articles/opinion/malala-yousafzai-deserves-nobel-peace-prize

https://www.theparliamentmagazine.eu/blog/eu-must-demand-safe-return-nigerian-schoolgirls

https://www.theparliamentmagazine.eu/blog/syrian-refugee-children-deserve-chance-education

https://www.theparliamentmagazine.eu/blog/eu-must-prevent-tax-fraud-financing-terrorism

https://www.theparliamentmagazine.eu/blog/schooling-helps-syrias-refugee-children-maintain-hope-face-conflict

https://www.theparliamentmagazine.eu/blog/world-leaders-must-keep-their-promises-syrian-refugee-children

https://www.theparliamentmagazine.eu/blog/governments-must-step-fill-unrwa-funding-gap-left-us

https://www.theparliamentmagazine.eu/blog/refugee-crisis-will-eu-live-its-responsibility

https://www.theparliamentmagazine.eu/articles/opinion/call-eu-do-more-protect-unaccompanied-refugee-children-coronavirus – 24.04.20; Follow-upEuropean countries must act urgently to help unaccompanied children in Greek refugee camps – 21.05.20; Reunion of child refugees with UK family – 24.05.20; Commissioner Johansson noted that the relocation of 1,600 unaccompanied minors from Greece to other Member States is underway, despite the complex situation caused by the pandemic. So far, 59 children have been relocated from camps in Greece, she says, adding: “We are on track and the relocation of the remaining will take place in the following weeks and months.” – 27.05.20

https://www.theparliamentmagazine.eu/news/article/european-development-fund-supporting-education-in-crisis-situations – 31.05.2021

 

 

 

 

Charter 4 mobile Charter for Mobile

http://fra.europa.eu/charter4mobile/, easy access to the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights

 

10 years on, the Arab spring’s explosive rage and dashed dreams by The Guardian

A decade ago this week, a young fruit seller called Mohammed Bouazizi set himself alight outside the provincial headquarters of his home town in Tunisia, in protest against local police officials who had seized his cart and produce.

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/dec/14/10-years-on-the-arab-springs-explosive-rage-and-dashed-dreams?utm_term=13945ef10e5110e90fb67aeddf8affe2&utm_campaign=MorningBriefingUK&utm_source=esp&utm_medium=Email&CMP=morningbriefinguk_email

WHAT IS THE IMPACT OF THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC ON IMMIGRANTS AND THEIR CHILDREN? (by OECD)

Both the experience from previous economic crises and first indications on labour market and social outcomes during the current pandemic suggest that the COVID-19 crisis is likely to have a disproportionate impact on immigrants and their children. Please read the analysis: https://read.oecd-ilibrary.org/view/?ref=137_137245-8saheqv0k3&title=What-is-the-impact-of-the-COVID-19-pandemic-on-immigrants-and-their-children%3F

 

 

Education at a Glance 2020 by OECD

Education at a Glance is the authoritative source for information on the state of education around the world. It provides data on the structure, finances and performance of education systems across OECD countries and a number of partner economies. More than 100 charts and tables in this publication – as well as links to much more available on the educational database – provide key information on the output of educational institutions; the impact of learning across countries; access, participation and progression in education; the financial resources invested in education; and teachers, the learning environment and the organisation of schools. The 2020 edition includes

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Facing the jobs crisis*

The COVID-19 pandemic has triggered one of the worst jobs crises since the Great Depression. There is a real danger that the crisis will increase poverty and widen inequalities, with the impact felt for years to come. Countries now need to do everything they can to stop this jobs crisis from turning into a social crisis. Reconstructing a better and more resilient labour market is an essential investment in the future and in future generations.

http://oecd.org/employment-outlook?utm_source=Adestra&utm_medium=email&utm_content=digitalreport&utm_campaign=empoutlookjul2020&utm_term=pac

Report: OECD Employment Outlook 2020 WORKER SECURITY AND THE COVID-19 CRISIS

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How have countries dealt with coronavirus school closures and what’s next for education? (OECD)

With schools closed around the world, students and teachers are having to find new ways of learning outside of the classroom. Meanwhile, governments are working hard to assess the impact of school closures and make plans for education in a post-crisis world – a world that may well be fundamentally altered. What have the government responses been like so far? Have they worked? And does the crisis imply that we need to change the way we educate the next generation?

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