Good Afternoon, here is all you need to know from the last week of news and opinion
28th July 2017
This week’s top headlines
The Syrian civil war, now in its sixth year, has not only claimed thousands of human lives, but also reduced architectural treasures to ruins.The questions asked when reflecting on human loss — who/what killed them, and why — are also raised when we look at the fate of inanimate casualties of war, namely: Palmyra, who destroyed a vast area of it, and why?
1. Read something of interest
2. Don’t be overwhelmed
4. Use whole text translations wisely
5. Read little and often
The struggle for equality with women of colour goes together with the struggle for equality between races. These women were not only fighting for equal rights as men, but to be recognised as equals amongst fellow human beings, regardless of their skin tone.
Quote of the Day
‘We cannot forever hide the truth about ourselves, from ourselves’ — John McCain
On this Day … in 1914
Austria-Hungary decides against mediation and declares war on Serbia. This is a result of Serbia not agreeing to an ultimatum sent to them after the killing of Archduke Franz Ferdinand.
Shout Out Social
@Shoutout_UK : Your cup of coffee and this video. Meeting Anonymous and the Million Mask March Organisers
From Our Correspondent … Patrick William
@PatrickWIrealnd : Great First Day of shooting in Newham for our new film The Director. A film looking at the negative perceptions of homelessness #indyfilm
Read of the week …. by Leon Rowan
From Our Offices
Have a great weekend, and we hope you are enjoying your summer!