Temporary ceasefire agreed in Northern Syria

October 18, 2019

“THE JOURNALIST “… REVEALING AND INTERESTING "INTERVIEWS"

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The US Vice President says he has a deal with Turkey’s President for a temporary ceasefire in Northern Syria. Turkish troops entered Syria last week in an offensive against the Kurdish-led “Syrian Democratic Forces”, which Turkey has long maintained is an offshoot of the militant Kurdistan Workers’ party. The assault was triggered by the US decision to withdraw its troops from Kurdish-held areas. Mike Pence is in Ankara for talks with President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and made the announcement about the “pause” in the offensive. Kathryn talks with Borzou Deragahi, International Correspondent for The Independent in Istanbul.

https://www.rnz.co.nz/audio/player?audio_id=2018718268

https://www.rnz.co.nz/national/programmes/ninetonoon/20191018

and

https://www.rnz.co.nz/national/programmes/ninetonoon/library

from

https://www.rnz.co.nz/national/programmes/ninetonoon

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https://www.rnz.co.nz/national/programmes/ninetonoon/podcast

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Developments (latest) in Syria and Turkey

October 12, 2019

“THE JOURNALIST “… REVEALING AND INTERESTING "INTERVIEWS"

Turkey threatens to send millions of refugees to Europe

https://www.rnz.co.nz/audio/player?audio_id=2018717233

from

https://www.rnz.co.nz/national/programmes/ninetonoon

and

Turkish forces move in to northern Syria as the US withdraws

Turkish forces have entered Kurdish-held areas of northern Syria in response to a US military withrawal from the region.

Launched this week, Operation Peace Spring, has opened a large new front in a war that began in 2011.

Freelance war reporter and academic Aris Roussinos has reported extensively from the region for Vice News.

Kim will ask him what’s led to the current conflict and what the global implications will be.

https://www.rnz.co.nz/national/programmes/saturday

Also see http://www.foreigncorrspondent.wordpress.com

pictures (below) from

https://internationalcorrespondent.wordpress.com/

and

http://www.peacepursuit.wordpress.com

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The Journey of my “Political Awakening”

October 10, 2019

http://www.sportforpeace.wordpress.com

Originally posted on South Africa: “the Beloved Country”: How times have changed (from Apartheid to a New South Africa)! A witness to history: seeing police chasing University of Cape Town (UCT) students in Wale and down Adderley street from the Liberty Life offices in Adderley St, Cape Town (at my first job) How…

via The Journey of my “Political Awakening” — Books by craig lock: “Explore, Dream, Discover”

and

https://craigsbooks.wordpress.com/2019/10/07/how-a-south-african-moegoe-became-politically-aware/

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The Journey of my “Political Awakening”

October 6, 2019

South Africa: "the Beloved Country"

st-george-s-cathedralHow times have changed (from Apartheid to a New South Africa)!

A witness to history: seeing police chasing University of Cape Town (UCT) students in Wale and down Adderley street from the Liberty Life offices in Adderley St, Cape Town (at my first job)

How a South African “moegoe” (= ‘drongo’) became politically aware

(my first piece of writing – thanks Anne, my secretary, very efficient,  for typing)

see https://www.google.com/search?rlz=1C1PRFI_enNZ827NZ828&sxsrf=ACYBGNR0RWYkwv3SWEcIRFVwf5C808nFPQ%3A1570327493892&ei=xUuZXb2QNoXA3LUP1J-piAQ&q=st+georges+cathedral+cape+town+police+1972&oq=st+georges+cathedral+cape+town+police+1972&gs_l=psy-ab.12…3827.9884..12310…0.2..0.240.2584.0j1j11……0….1..gws-wiz…….0i71j0i13j0i22i30j33i21j33i160j33i10i21j33i10i160.pwRvumtVMC4&ved=0ahUKEwj9htHjxYblAhUFILcAHdRPCkEQ4dUDCAs

St Georges 2

more great pics from https://www.google.com/search?q=st+george%27s+cathedral+cape+town&rlz=1C1PRFI_enNZ827NZ828&sxsrf=ACYBGNRWK1QT8pZnO0UV-acSZb_S993QnQ:1570329650147&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjZrujnzYblAhUAIbcAHe0xBkkQ_AUIEigB&biw=1280&bih=842

South Africa: Operation Fiela – Where Nothing’s Sacred, Not …

from Google searches (my “filing system to rescue me from sheer utter chaos” – thanks “Big G”)

https://www.google.com/search?q=st+georges+cathedral+cape+town+police+1972&rlz=1C1PRFI_enNZ827NZ828&sxsrf=ACYBGNQRVC42XY95H3hh7e0P9LbW1M3pBA:1570327646829&source=lnms&tbm=vid&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjsx8esxoblAhX073MBHY_XAGcQ_AUIFygA&biw=1280&bih=842

Also see

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2011/oct/09/cape-town-tutu-racial-inequality

and

from http://www.journalistandwriter.wordpress.com

http://www.foreigncorrspondent.wordpress.com

and

https://internationalcorrespondent.wordpress.com

Note

Look for your videos ‘A Tale of Two Cities’ somewhere on

and/or
craic (not the Irish one!)
Eureka (found it/them)!

PPS

You may like https://craigswritingjourney.wordpress.com/craigs-first-old-books-the-journey-begins/

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“Many people want to change the world but don’t know how… and don’t want to first change themselves.”

October 4, 2019

Craig's List of Writings

https://craigsbooks.wordpress.com/2019/10/04/many-people-want-to-change-the-world-but-dont-know-how-and-dont-want-to-first-change-themselves/

“Many people want to change the world but don’t know how… and don’t want to first change themselves.”

https://martinlutherkng.wordpress.com/2019/10/03/many-people-want-to-change-the-world-but-dont-know-how-and-dont-want-to-first-change-themselves/
Why do many people try to change the world but not themselves?

from a Google search (my “filing system to rescue me from sheer utter chaos” – thanks “Big G”)…
and I mean God (far more than Google)… but then perhaps I should thank both!
https://www.google.com/search?q=many+people+want+to+change+the+world+but+don%27t+know+how&rlz=1C1PRFI_enNZ827NZ828&oq=many+people+want+to+change+the+world+but+don%27t+know+how&aqs=chrome..69i57.27816j0j8&

following on from https://craigsbooks.wordpress.com/2019/08/30/when-i-was-a-young-man-i-wanted-to-change-the-world-2/

Best wishes from the First City to see the light

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Bizarre true story of journalist conned by ‘fantasist’ extremist

October 2, 2019

“THE JOURNALIST “… REVEALING AND INTERESTING "INTERVIEWS"

eight_col_0_the-messengerIn a book that was twice stopped by authorities, “The Messenger” tells how Shiv Malik met, and was subsequently taken in by, Hassan Butt, a notorious British-Pakistani terror spokesman in the aftermath of London’s 7/7 bombings. He tells Kathryn Ryan how he was duped and became the subject of a court case, with ramifications for press freedom across the UK.

Shiv Malik is a former investigative reporter who alongside breaking many exclusive front page stories, has spent time reporting from Afghanistan and Pakistan. He is also the co-author of the 2010 cult economics book ‘Jilted Generation’ and co-founder of a think-tank, the Intergenerational Foundation.

see

https://www.rnz.co.nz/national/programmes/ninetonoon

and

http://www.facebook.com/journowriter

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Thoughts of HL Mencken: DEMOCRACY in the US

September 28, 2019

Ernest Hemingway: Thoughts on the Writing Journey

as-democracy-is-perfected-the-office-of-president-represents-more-34453169from https://www.facebook.com/craig.lock.31

and

http://www.facebook.com/journowriter

“Reading Ernest Hemingway’s  The Sun Also Rises’ written in 1926, I noted several references to HL Mencken, an American writer, satarist, et al .

Fascinated by his influence on some of the characters, I googled him to find this- written in 1920 –  among many wonderful quotes…

“As democracy is perfected, the office of president represents, more and more closely, the inner soul of the people. On some great and glorious day the plain folks of the land will reach their heart’s desire at last and the White House will be adorned by a downright moron.”

― H.L. Mencken, On Politics: A Carnival of Buncombe

see https://www.goodreads.com/quotes/27042-as-democracy-is-perfected-the-office-of-president-represents-more

from a Google search (my “filing system to rescue me from sheer utter chaos” – thanks “Big G”)

https://www.google.com/search?rlz=1C1PRFI_enNZ827NZ828&sxsrf=ACYBGNSmstBVMbp_z7rRUcopCv5mC__5Hw%3A1569691234377&ei=YpaPXYnTFtS6rQGmsI3ACQ&q=hl+mencken+quotes&oq=hl+mencken+quotes&gs_l=psy-ab.3..0i67l2j0l7j0i8i67.11467.14618..15199…0.0..0.248.1418.0j5j2……0….1..gws-wiz…….35i39j0i20i263.O3_ERet-Qa0&ved=0ahUKEwiJjLrDg_TkAhVUXSsKHSZYA5gQ4dUDCAs&uact=5

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from a letter titled ‘Democracy in the US’ in the New Zealand Herald by a S…

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The meaning of Hashim Amla

September 22, 2019

South Africa: "the Beloved Country"

Amla

Before he earned legend status, Proteas’ legendary batsman had to endure being reduced to an ‘outsider’

Source: The meaning of Hashim Amla

http://www.journalistandwriter.wordpress.com

and http://www.facebook.com/journowriter.wordpress.com

“Whilst we can (and should) cherish and celebrate our ‘unique’ differences, let not our different beliefs divide us, but let the Spirit of our shared humanity be what defines and unites us as common inhabitants of our planet.”

“There is neither east nor west, tribe nor ethnicity, male or female, Muslim, Hindu, Buddhist. Christian nor Jew. There is only a God-filled humanity.”

https://craigsquotes.wordpress.com/…/there-is-neither-east-nor-west-tribe-nor-ethnicity..

from  http://www.sportforpeace.wordpress.com

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Is antisemitism on the rise once again?

September 17, 2019

I (We) Must Not Hate!

https://www.rnz.co.nz/national/programmes/ninetonoon/audio/2018713610/is-antisemitism-on-the-rise-once-againeight_col_deborah_lipstadt_28129

following on from

https://journalistandwriter.wordpress.com/2019/09/17/saudi-oil-attacks-what-next/

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My South Africa…

September 16, 2019

BOOKS BY CRAIG LOCK

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via My South Africa…

wwww.southafricathebelovedcountry.wordpress.com

http://www.facebook.com/journowriter

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http://www.journalistandwriter.wordpress.com

PS

You  may like The night of the storm

see

https://www.google.com/search?rlz=1C1PRFI_enNZ827NZ828&sxsrf=ACYBGNTjtHR5bhy4-cunrYF0XFoUy62gJA%3A1568404651851&ei=q_R7XbnNM837rQHJuIfIDw&q=the+night+of+the+storm+craig+lock&oq=the+night+of+the+storm+craig+lock&gs_l=psy-ab.12..35i39.12054.12054..20297…0.0..0.284.284.2-1……0….1..gws-wiz.vJ3BEwWHHEQ&ved=0ahUKEwj5zozRys7kAhXNfSsKHUncAfkQ4dUDCAs

and

https://www.google.com/search?rlz=1C1PRFI_enNZ827NZ828&sxsrf=ACYBGNQxPYYKiJD00o-g7dyNTQbUohNhPg%3A1568404721516&ei=8fR7XYeRH4nyrAGRt5SIBw&q=the+night+of+the+storm++frank+retief&oq=the+night+of+the+storm++frank+retief&gs_l=psy-ab.3…21041.27786..28322…0.0..0.256.3157.2-14……0….1..gws-wiz…….35i39j0i22i30j0i22i10i30j0i8i67j33i22i29i30j33i160j33i21.HkQPCi6OC2A&ved=0ahUKEwjHzajyys7kAhUJOSsKHZEbBXEQ4dUDCAs&uact=5

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pic from https://craigsbooks.wordpress.com/2019/09/07/africa-smiled-a-little-when-you-left/

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