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I giornalisti non sono il nemico

Questo il titolo di una campagna di sensibilizzazione lanciata nelle ultime ore in America dal “Boston Globe” per contrastare i continui attacchi del Presidente Trump contro giornali e giornalisti.

L’appello  a sostegno della libertà di stampa diffuso dai giornalisti del quotidiano di Boston ha trovato immediato sostegno in molti altri giornali nel resto degli Stati Uniti e in breve si è diffuso  in buona parte  del mondo. Del resto l’atteggiamento “poco conciliante” (altro…)

Notorious Mrs. Ebbsmith, The by PINERO, Arthur Wing

Lucas Cleeve is living in Venice with a widow, Mrs. Ebbsmith. His relatives do not accept this arrangement and come to intervene. Note that this is NOT a farce – the hypocrisy is not played for laughs. – Summary by ToddHW

Cast list:
Antonio Poppi, Venetian servant: Francesco Carzedda
Nella, Venetian servant: Sonia
Fortune, a manservant: alanmapstone
Mrs. Gertrude Thorpe: TJ Burns
Rev. Amos Winterfield: Roger Melin
Dr. Kirke: ToddHW
Sir George Brodrick: Nemo
Agnes Ebbsmith: Eva Davis
Lucas Cleeve (Acts (altro…)

Silver Princess in Oz, The by THOMPSON, Ruth Plumly

Young King Randy of Regalia is visited by his old friend, Kabumpo, the Elegant Elephant of Pumperdink. Together, they set out to visit their friend Jinnicky the Red Jinn in the Land of Ev. On the way, they meet Planetty, the silver Princess from Anuther Planet, and her fire-breathing thunder colt. When they reach Jinnicky’s palace, they find that Jinnicky has been deposed and enchanted by an untrustworthy slave! Can Randy (altro…)

Herramientas para perseguir a la oposición en Guatemala

El proyecto de vigilancia, creado en 2012 por el gobierno guatemalteco, se inicia por la adquisición por vía de excepción por parte de la Dirección General de Inteligencia Civil (DIGICL) de un software por valor de 1.4 millones de quetzales (alrededor de 186.000 dólares) cuya finalidad es permitir la intercepción de mensajes y correos electrónicos. A finales del mismo año, se suma la compra de dos maletines con fines de intercepción (altro…)

Transition by BROOKE, Emma Francis

Honora Klaper is beautiful, distinguished, smart, and charming. A woman who turns heads. She is on an errand. No, it is not an errand to get a man. No, it is not an errand to make money. It is a revolutionary errand: to get an education! Not just “an education”, she wants to be educated in Cambridge University. Set in a time when education of women was uncommon, and written by (altro…)

Poems by CLINE, Leonard

This is the first published volume of poetry by notable American journalist and author of horror stories Leonard Lanson Cline. These poems were published when Cline was only 21 years old, but the talent that would lead HP Lovecraft to admire his work is already clearly visible. – Summary by Carolin
This title is avalable for free download at: www.librivox.org.

Tales of the Uneasy by HUNT, Violet

Nine twisty-turny tales of tragic human drama, played out in Victorian parlors, death beds and lonely country roads. This collection of Violet Hunt writings has all the requirements for short story entertainment: flirtatious beauties, mismatched love, ”lung symptoms”, and cruel, cruel fate. Sometimes the horror has a ghostly source, but often the horror is rooted in our very human pathology. – Lisa Reichert
This title is avalable for free download at: www.librivox.org.

Great Testimony against scientific cruelty by COLERIDGE, Stephen

Vivisection is a pejorative term used by opponents of the practice of performing operations on live animals for the purpose of physiological or pathological research. While opposition to the use of living animals for experimentation is most often associated with PETA [People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, founded in 1980], opposition to use of live animals in physiology research dates back several centuries. Animal experimentation was particularly decried before the (altro…)

Loafing Along Death Valley Trails; A Personal Narrative Of People And Places by CARUTHERS, William

William Caruthers was a retired newspaperman who spent 25 years listening to stories told by the inhabitants of Death Valley. This 1951 book collects those stories; the printed version has many interesting pictures. ”Of the actors who made the history of the period, few remain. It was the writer’s good fortune that many of these men were his friends. It is the romance, the comedy, the often stark tragedy these men (altro…)

Devil is an Ass, The by JONSON, Ben

An inferior devil, Pug, asks Satan to send him to Earth to tempt men to Evil. But when Pug arrives in 1616 London and sets himself at the Squire Fabian Fitzdottrel, he finds Fabian currently beset by con men, cheats, connivers, thieves, villains, and seductresses – a delightful mix of cunning criminality in a world that already has far more vice in it than anything Pug is prepared to offer. – (altro…)

Birds and Nature, Vol. XII, No 1, June 1902 by VARIOUS

“Birds and Nature” was a monthly publication of the Nature Study Publishing Company of Chicago. It includes short poems, anecdotes and factual descriptions of birds, animals and other natural subjects with accompanying color plates. The magazine was published from 1897-1907 under the various titles, “Birds,” “Birds and all Nature,” “Nature and Art” and “Birds and Nature.” – Summary by J. M. Smallheer
This title is avalable for free download at: www.librivox.org.

Story of King Arthur, in Twelve Tales, The by MARTIN, Winona Caroline

Of all the legends of bygone ages which we in the foremost ranks of time may call our own perhaps none have come to us so fraught with the spirit of lofty idealism as those which cluster about the figure of King Arthur of Britain and the mystic Quest of the Holy Grail.
In their devious wanderings down the centuries they have gradually been purified of all original coarseness while still (altro…)

Roots and Leaves Themselves Alone by WHITMAN, Walt

Walter “Walt” Whitman was an American poet, essayist, and journalist, in addition to publishing his poetry—was a volunteer nurse during the American Civil War. Whitman’s major work, Leaves of Grass, was first published in 1855 with his own money. The work was an attempt at reaching out to the common person with an American epic. He continued expanding and revising it until his death in 1892. – Summary by Wikipedia
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Eighty Seven by PANSY

Twelve-year-old Winter Kelland is an orphan indentured to a cold, harsh farming couple. His one bright spot is eight-year-old Vine, a neighbor girl who believes he can do great things if he can get an education. Win finally has enough of the hard life at the farm and runs away. But he discovers that even his poor life at the farm was desirable to being a half-starved tramp. At his lowest, (altro…)

Man From Snowy River and Other Verses (version 2), The by PATERSON, Andrew Barton

The Man from Snowy River and Other Verses (1895) is the first collection of poems by Australian poet Banjo Paterson. It was released in hardback by Angus and Robertson in 1895, and features the poet’s widely anthologised poems “The Man from Snowy River”, “Clancy of the Overflow”, “Saltbush Bill” and “The Man from Ironbark”. It also contains the poet’s first two poems that featured in The Bulletin Debate, a famous dispute (altro…)

Precipice, The by GONCHAROV, Ivan

The Precipice is a story of the romantic rivalry among three men, condemning nihilism as subverting the religious and moral values of Russia. It was originally published in 1869 in Vestnik Evropy. Later critics came to see it as the final part of a trilogy, each part introducing a character typical of Russian high society of a certain period: first Aduev (“A Common Story”), then Oblomov (“Oblomov”), and finally Raisky, a (altro…)

La necesidad de legislar sobre cibercrimen en Panamá

El Networked Readiness Index (NRI) es un indicador producido por el Foro Económico Mundial sobre acceso a las Tecnologías de la Información y comunicación, que busca medir qué tan preparado está un país para afrontar la transición al nuevo mundo, marcado por la convergencia de tecnologías digitales, físicas y biológicas, en lo que algunos economistas denominan “la cuarta revolución industrial”. Según el NRI, Panamá se encuentra en una posición de ventaja (altro…)

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