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"Podem ainda não estar a ver as coisas à superficie, mas por baixo já está tudo a arder" - Y. B. Mangunwijaya, escritor indonésio, 16 de Julho de 1998.

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por josé simões, em 06.05.19


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Times Machine: Over 150 years of New York Times journalism, as it originally appeared





Antisemitism my ass!

por josé simões, em 30.04.19


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Detido perto da fronteira

por josé simões, em 14.06.18





Esta imagem na primeira página do The New York Times de hoje.





New lyrics for old songs

por josé simões, em 16.12.16


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The Web Time Forgot

por josé simões, em 18.06.08


Os primórdios da web. Em Bruxelas; o Mundaneum museum:


«In 1934, Otlet sketched out plans for a global network of computers (or “electric telescopes,” as he called them) that would allow people to search and browse through millions of interlinked documents, images, audio and video files. He described how people would use the devices to send messages to one another, share files and even congregate in online social networks. He called the whole thing a “réseau,” which might be translated as “network” — or arguably, “web.”


Historians typically trace the origins of the World Wide Web through a lineage of Anglo-American inventors like Vannevar Bush, Doug Engelbart and Ted Nelson. But more than half a century before Tim Berners-Lee released the first Web browser in 1991, Otlet (pronounced ot-LAY) described a networked world where “anyone in his armchair would be able to contemplate the whole of creation.”»






Iran Resistance Is Not Terrorist Group, Court Finds

por josé simões, em 07.05.08


Vitória para a resistência iraniana.
Após 7 anos de batalha nos tribunais, o Britain’s Court of Appeal considerou que o Governo Britânico incorre em erro ao incluir o People’s Mujahedeen – a organização armada que combate o regime dos ayatollahs – no grupo das organizações terroristas:
“After a seven-year legal battle, Britain’s Court of Appeal ruled on Wednesday that the British government was wrong to include an Iranian resistance group, the People’s Mujahedeen, on its list of banned terrorist groups”

From Auschwitz, a Torah as Strong as Its Spirit

por josé simões, em 30.04.08


«It is the story of a sexton in the synagogue in the Polish city of Oswiecim who buried most of the sacred scroll before the Germans stormed in and later renamed the city Auschwitz. It is the story of Jewish prisoners who sneaked the rest of it — four carefully chosen panels — into the concentration camp.
It is the story of a Polish Catholic priest to whom they entrusted the four panels before their deaths. It is the story of a Maryland rabbi who went looking for it with a metal detector. And it is the story of how a hunch by the rabbi’s 13-year-old son helped lead him to it.
This Torah, more than most, “is such an extraordinary symbol of rebirth,”»