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Secret aid worker: Is the NHS really comparable to a humanitarian crisis?

A nurse suggests the government could learn from how NGOs respond to health crises – with speed, staff and resources In 2015 I left the UK to provide humanitarian medical care to a refugee camp stuck in the midst of a civil war. TheShow More Summary

Marvel’s ‘Black Panther’ Will Flash Back to the 1990s

13 hours agoEntertainment / Film : SlashFilm

Captain America: Civil War established that Black Panther was a stone-cold badass from the nation of Wakanda. But what with all the superhero-on-superhero drama, it didn’t have much time to show us how he came to be the guy he is today. That job will fall on the Black Panther solo film being directed by Ryan Coogler. Show More Summary

“Baseball” director Ken Burns says he may add another chapter regarding Chicago Cubs

17 hours agoSports : Awful Announcing

Celebrated documentarian Ken Burns (“The Civil War,” “The War,” the upcoming “The Vietnam War”) has said that he is looking to add another hour to the documentary series, “Baseball.” The original nine-part series premiered on PBS inShow More Summary

Captain America: Civil War Art Reveals Alternate Costume Designs

Steve Rogers, Bucky Barnes, Natasha Romanoff and more sport different threads in this newly revealed concept art. The post Captain America: Civil War Art Reveals Alternate Costume Designs appeared first on

Rethinking the right to reply

In March 2015, El Faro, the El Salvador-based online magazine, published a detailed investigation of a massacre that took place in the village of Santa Cruz in 1981, at the height of the country’s civil war. The El Faro report, based on research carried out by the University of Washington, directly implicated retired General Sigifredo Ochoa Pérez, then a member...

Where Civil Rights Meet the Civil War

yesterdayNews : NYTimes: News

Lexington, Va., has a rich Confederate history. This year, residents marched in the city's first Martin Luther King Jr. parade. Down the road, others saluted the Confederacy.

The FBI's War on Civil Rights Leaders

Seeped in its own racism, without any checks or balances, the FBI devoted more resources to harming the Civil Rights movement than any other task in its purview.

Arkansas facing Robert E. Lee controversy

yesterdayNews : The Newsroom

One of three states that celebrate the birthdays of the Civil War general and Martin Luther King together, Arkansas is eyeing a change.

Here Are Eight Of The Best Netflix Movies And Series That Are Overlooked

Because of their vast library, some of the best Netflix series and movies go overlooked. Most people are aware that series and movies like Stranger Things and Captain America: Civil War are streaming on Netflix, but there is still an abundance of high-quality content that seemingly flies under the radar. Show More Summary

‘Black Panther’ Movie Will Include Flashbacks To T’Challa’s Early Years

The upcoming Black Panther movie has made headlines for weeks with news of its casting and filming announcements. After the Black Panther made a brief but memorable appearance in Captain America: Civil War, Marvel fans have eagerly awaited more information about King T’Challa’s upcoming solo film. Show More Summary

Can This Syrian Castle Survive Civil War?

2 days agoNews : The Daily Beast

It was built in 1142. But the magnificent Crac de Chevaliers in Syria may not survive the war presently engulfing it.

Wartime battle flags lead Heritage Auctions' 2016 Arms & Armor Sales

2 days agoArts : Artdaily

Battled-scarred flags were hot items in the 2016 auction season. Heritage Auctions sold four battle flags in 2016 for more than $625,000. Civil War Era Henry rifles also were coveted pieces, with two models occupying the top three gun sales of the year. Show More Summary

Martin Luther King Jr.'s Birmingham 'war room' is the heart of a new national monument

A motel room once used by the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. to plan civil rights protests is the centerpiece of a new national monument in Alabama. President Obama signed an order creating the Birmingham Civil Rights National Monument in one of his final acts as the nation's first black president....

Turkey’s Syrian Blowback

The current Turkish struggle with IS is a complete reversal from the early years of the Syrian civil war, when Turkey supported opposition against Assad. The post Turkey’s Syrian Blowback appeared first on Foreign Policy Blogs.

Buy Me Arthur!

My birthday is coming up later this month. I think some presents are in order! Politicians like to say they cannot be bought. But this weekend, here amid the rolling Civil War battlefields and the kitschy souvenir shops, anyone can buy a politician — a president no less — deftly shaped by skilled manipulators of […]

How Dylann Roof Met Justice

3 days agoNews : The Daily Beast

A distinguished Civil War historian attended the Roof trial and sentencing last week. This is what he saw.

Three Civil Rights Sites Become National Monuments

3 days agoArts : Hyperallergic

President Barack Obama designated as national monuments three Southern sites connected with the Civil Rights movement and post-Civil War Reconstruction. The post Three Civil Rights Sites Become National Monuments appeared first on Hyperallergic.

Second season of ‘Mercy Street’ inspires new tours, events in Alexandria

Alexandria, Va., has long been a tourist destination because of its large historic district and lively restaurant and bar scene. Now, it also features a new assortment of Civil War tours, events and museum exhibits based on the second season of “Mercy Street” beginning Jan. 22. Although the PBS original series wasn’t filmed in Alexandria, […]

5 Lessons From Martin Luther King To Apply To Trump's America

Trump’s win and America’s divisiveness have left some Americans feeling hopeless ? but this country has reckoned with this kind divisiveness before. We’ve gone through Civil War, after all. And Reconstruction. And those decades of Jim...Show More Summary

Rights watchdog raps Nepal over war crimes

KATHMANDU (Reuters) - Ten years after the end of Nepal's bloody civil war, the Himalayan republic has failed to punish perpetrators of human rights abuses during the conflict, a leading international watchdog said on Friday.

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