Daily Archives: May 4, 2017

Poland | US Army planning to move European division HQ to Poland

The United States land forces are planning to move a division headquarters in Europe from Germany to Poland, the Defence24 website has reported.

The website said this is more “proof of Poland’s key role in the eastern flank [of NATO] and closer cooperation with the US”.

Greece | Greece Reinforces Borders in Light of Political Crisis in FYROM

Greece is taking border reinforcement measures in light of the ongoing political crisis in Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia that might even lead to population shifts.

Greek officials worry of the possibility that the neighboring country, which is in a prolonged political crisis, might collapse and the situation might even culminate to movement of populations.

World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development | 21 May

Three-quarters of the world’s major conflicts have a cultural dimension.

Bridging the gap between cultures is urgent and necessary for peace, stability and development.

USA | The Forgotten History of American Working-Class Literature

By Amanda Arnold

Rebecca Harding Davis does not promise her readers a pleasant experience—comfort is not her concern. Do not avert your eyes, she pleads. Let me show you what you don’t want to see.

“I want you to hide your disgust, take no heed to your clean clothes, and come right down with me,—here, into the thickest of the fog and mud and foul effluvia,” the omniscient narrator of Life in the Iron Mills demands, peering out of a windowpane at dirty yards and coal boats. “[This story] will, perhaps, seem to you as foul and dark as this thick vapor about us, and as pregnant with death; but if your eyes are free as mine are to look deeper, no perfume-tinted dawn will be so fair with promise of the day that shall surely come.”