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VANISHING CYPRUS: DEMOCRACY v BANKS

Banks vs Democracy

By Andreas C Chrysafis June, 2015 (No 75) © Greece and the new Tsipras government have been facing a brutal attack by IMF EU-Troika lenders. A classic economic war has ensued between a lender and a borrower; with the lender attempting to assert its authority and the borrower demanding loan renegotiation to meet the economic crisis of the day! Under ... Read More »

Was it St Brendan Who Discovered America?

St Brendan at Sea by Galovic

By Guy Freeland* Pilgrimage to Skellig Michael From my perch along the gunwale of a fishing boat I look out across a gently heaving Atlantic Ocean towards the soaring needle-sharp pinnacles of two rocks on the very Western limits of Europe: Skellig Michael and Small Skellig. Two red sandstone and slate islets 12km off a small island (Valentia), off a ... Read More »