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Posterboard sign propped up against a concrete wall with a large stone. The red and blue hand-lettering says settlers creates apartheid.
Featured image: Photo by michael loadenthal on flickr.   Double click or tap any English word in this post to open its definition in a new window (external).   4 for Now You’ve probably heard about apartheid in South Africa, Israel, and maybe even Myanmar. But we don’t talk about apartheid in the United States.
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A mural. Large colorful flowers over lime green. It says Capitalism is over if you want it. A brown bird holds a sign saying Game Over.
Featured image: Photo by Koushik Chowdavarapu from Unsplash.   Double click or tap any English word in this post to open its definition in a new window (external).   4 for Now This is my third (and for now, last) post in a series about communism. I covered communism basics first, then debunked some popular
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A white alarm clock sits on a weathered wooden table surrounded by pink, white, and yellow flowers.
Featured image: Image by Vera Prokhorova on Shutterstock.   Double click or tap any English word in this post to open its definition in a new window (external).   4 for Now First, let’s kill the myth that these ridiculous time changes serve farmers, and that we continue the tradition of Daylight Savings Time (DST)
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USSR poster with Lenin in the foreground, fist raised. The background is soldiers and red flags. The slogan is in Russian.
Featured image: Poster by Vladimir Kalensky (Soviet Union, 1968) on a red background. The slogan is “Long Live the Socialist Revolution!”   Double click or tap any English word in this post to open its definition in a new window (external).   4 for Now Communism has been pretty seriously vilified in the United States,
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White doctor with clipboard faces patient with black hair and brown skin, whose back is turned to camera.
Featured image: Image by Rawpixel on Shutterstock. Edited in Affinity Designer.   Double click or tap any English word in this post to open its definition in a new window (external).   4 for Now Jahi McMath bled for hours after a routine tonsil-removal surgery in 2013 while nurses dismissed her. Her grandmother, a nurse
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Row of three Soviet-style posters touting equality, democracy, socialism and revolution.
Featured image: Image by svekloid on Shutterstock. Edited in Affinity Photo and Designer.   Double click or tap any English word in this post to open its definition in a new window (external).   4 for Now It may surprise some people to know that Marx was a democrat (in the true sense of the
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A green and yellow-toned paint spatter portrait of Dr. King with his name in an orange script font.
Featured image: Image by ctankcycles, licensed under CC BY-NC-SA 2.0. Edited in Affinity Photo and Designer.   Double click or tap any English word in this post to open its definition in a new window (external).   4 for Now Every year on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, politicians and white people who want to appear
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Black rimmed glasses lay on an open, orange-covered book on a white bed.
Image by Sincerely Media from Unsplash. Edited in Affinity Photo. I did The Calm Scribe’s reading challenge last year (see my planned book list and my results post). I was excited because it’s a list of 26 types of books, and I get to pick which specific books to read. Why not just say “read 26 books
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A stack of closed books.
Featured image by Debby Hudson from Unsplash. Edited in Affinity Designer. Last year, I participated in The Calm Scribe’s Reading Challenge for 2021. Today I’m looking back to see how I did. From the List I read seven of my 26 originally planned books. I read two more that were substitutions: Instead of I’m Still Here by Austin
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Abortion rights protesters hold signs such as, I love someone who had an abortion, Bans off our bodies, & Mind ur own uterus.
Featured image: Images by Gayatri Malhotra from Unsplash. Edited in Affinity Photo.   Double click or tap any English word in this post to open its definition in a new window (external).   4 for Now I know it’s New Year’s Eve here in the US, but remind me—are we going into 2022 or 1973?
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A little snowman in a santa hat looking up at the camera and frowning as the snow around it melts.
Featured image: Images by na-um and gillmar on Shutterstock. Edited in Affinity Photo.   Double click or tap any English word in this post to open its definition in a new window (external).   4 for Now Originally observed in January, the celebration of Jesus Christ’s birth (actual date unknown) was moved to December 25th.
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UN logo for International Day of Persons with Disabilities, but it says "Maybe ask us what we want to be called.”
Featured image: Image from UN.com [scroll down. There’s one in each of a few languages.] Edited in Affinity Designer.   Double click or tap any English word in this post to open its definition in a new window (external).   4 for Now Despite about 15% of the world’s population (1 billion people) being disabled,
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