Monthly Archives: January 2015

Socotra Island: you have to see it to believe it Read more at Socotra Island: you have to see it to believe it We covered some otherwordly places before (see, for example, The Bolivian Salt Lake, or The Richat Structure), but this island simply blows away any notion about what is considered “normal” for a landscape on Earth. image: (images credit: Jan Vandorpe, socotra) Imagine waking […]

‘We are so proud’ – the women who died defending Kobani against Isis This week Kurdish forces took full control of Kobani, a Syrian town near the Turkish border, after months of bombardment by Islamic State. Mona Mahmood speaks to four Kurdish families about the female fighters who died helping to wrest control of the town from Isis Kurdish people hold a picture of dead fighter during […]

Zionism and the Third Reich by Mark Weber Early in 1935, a passenger ship bound for Haifa in Palestine left the German port of Bremerhaven. Its stern bore the Hebrew letters for its name, “Tel Aviv,” while a swastika banner fluttered from the mast. And although the ship was Zionist-owned, its captain was a National Socialist Party member. Many years later a […]