The development of the situation in the wake of the recent attack on the US Congress, the continuing violent demonstrations, the declaration of a state of emergency in Washington, D.C. until the inauguration of Joe Biden, and the deployment of security forces on the streets prove to the whole world the fragility of the democratic …
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The recent attack on the US Congress by supporters of outgoing President Donald Trump is not the first of its kind in the American history.
Broadway theatre has announced its total losses due to the extended closures caused by the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, estimated at $100m in 2020. The closures continue, and although all theatres worldwide have been severely affected by this pandemic, the Broadway theatre crisis is completely different from the crisis affecting theatres elsewhere. This is because …
Reform of public education and the elimination of systemic racism in the US are among the most important issues that [Democrat President-elect Joe] Biden focused on in his election campaign.
Although the coronavirus crisis has affected all the arts sectors, the most affected was the theatre sector to the extent that England, which is a long-standing country in the theatre industry, began to discuss seriously how to save it from extinction. There are major theatres such as the British National Theatre and some big festivals …
Theatre also improves society and provide an outlet for individuals from different classes and social groups to express their hopes and aspirations, as it is the true mirror that accurately reflects society, without falsification or embellishment.
This state of confusion remained in place until many governments decided to close all playhouses as a preventive measure to limit the spread of the virus. This crisis is one of the most difficult challenges that world theatre has faced in its history.
El Sadat fought the battle for peace lonely, taking the decision bravely regardless of any political developments. Several Arab newspapers and broadcast stations, both official and semi-official, described El Sadat as “traitor, capitulator, conniver with the enemy, and an agent of imperialism.
Lyndon B. Johnson was elected Vice President as John F. Kennedy’s running mate. However, on November 22, 1963, when Kennedy was assassinated, Johnson was sworn in as the 36th United States President
Capitalism only feels safe when it is ruled by whoever owns capital, whereas democracy, on the contrary, is the rule of the majorities who have neither capital nor reasons to identify with the needs of capitalism
This was always the way with the most controversial president in the American history, who represents a political riddle for both Democrats and Republicans. Ironically, till the present moment, the Democrats have little understanding of how he won the elections of 2016
Those advocating for staying in the EU, on the other hand, emphasized that the financial advantages of EU membership, such as free trade and inward investment, far outweighed the costs of the membership
In fact, the Middle East is considered the most water scarce region in the world. The Middle East/North Africa (MENA) region has only 1,100 m3 of renewable water per capita per year. For comparison, Western Europe has 5,400 m3 and North America 20,300 m31.
This year, the festival offers a unique way of addressing the Palestinians’ suffering through representing Justin Butchrer’s Walking to Jerusalem. The play is a creative, artistic work that condemns Balfour Declaration, which was a public statement issued by the British government in 1917 during the WW1 announcing support for the establishment of a “national home for the Jewish people” in Palestine, which was then an Ottoman region with a small Jewish minority
Recent statistics show that the number of people killed by the US police jumped from 962 in 2015 to 1,164 in 2018. Ironically, there were only 23 days in 2018 where police did not kill someone, according to Mapping Police Violence organisation.
Another strong theory argues that these attacks were “false- flag” operations directed by right-wingers in the US government to justify military action in Afghanistan and Iraq, asserting that Osama bin Laden was a CIA fabrication and never stopped working for the US secret service.
Marriage is no longer seen in the public awareness programmes and the media as a combination of two people working together to achieve their goal—which is a successful marriage. People forgot that marriage is an institution that only grows when the couple involved work hard on their relationship.
Almost every day we read hundreds of reports of violence triggered by ethnic, religious or cultural hatred all over the world. It was dreadful to hear about the recent massacre at Walmart in Texas
This extraordinary commencement gave the festival its distinctive identity, transforming it into an attractive space for creative experimentation in the arts, and a platform for the budding artists to be discovered and to make a name for themselves.
Young people can be socialised to adopt a certain political agenda through simple conversations with family that disclose the parents’ political affiliation, and influence their children’s attitudes toward life.
To a considerable extent, the media plays a key role in promoting negative concepts and attitudes toward women. Doubtless, the media not only gives people information and entertainment, but it also impacts people’s lives by shaping their opinions and beliefs.
As long as time continues to move forward, history will never settle with only one interpretation. It is exactly this interpretative approach in retelling