Latest Socialism Stories

2009-08-27 16:39:51

A Cuban retiree says the country's toilet paper shortage has created a lucrative business for seniors -- buying and reselling newspapers as an alternative. The Havana retiree said he and other seniors line up before dawn to buy surplus newspapers from distribution points for factories and offices that have closed for economic reasons and shortages of electricity and raw materials, The Miami Herald reported Thursday. The man, who requested anonymity to prevent trouble with authorities, said...

2009-08-15 12:18:19

The chairwoman of South Korea's Hyundai Group is staying longer than planned in North Korea, awaiting a chance to see leader Kim Jong Il, officials say. Hyundai leader Hyun Jung-eun was to have returned to Seoul Saturday after winning the release of a detained worker this week, but has extended her stay another day in hopes she can meet with Kim to negotiate resuming Hyundai's tourism and other suspended ventures in the North, the South Korean news agency Yonhap reported. Chairwoman Hyun...

2009-08-12 06:06:06

Israeli President Shimon Peres attended a cornerstone ceremony for Israel's first community for Arab adults with special needs, his office said. Peres laid a cornerstone Tuesday for the Ziv Nur Democratic High School, a Jewish Arab learning institution that will be the first building in the planned Alfanara village, the president's office said. Alfanara, which means lighthouse in Arabic, will be built as a twin to Kishorit, a nearby Israeli communal living environment for Jewish people with...

2009-07-31 11:31:40

The Cuban government in Havana has honored Che star Benicio del Toro for his body of work. The Oscar-winning, Puerto Rican actor's film credits include The Usual Suspects, Traffic and 21 Grams. His two-part epic Che, in which he portrays Argentine revolutionary Ernesto Che Guevara, reportedly was well-received in Cuba last year. Guevara helped Fidel Castro take control of Cuba a half-century ago. The BBC said del Toro was presented with the inaugural Tomas Gutierrez Alea prize at a ceremony...

2009-07-27 04:00:00

CANTON, Ohio, July 27 /PRNewswire/ -- The Better Government Association (BGA), a newly formed 501 C4 non-profit association, announced today it will be making a huge splash into the debate on Cap-and-Trade, national health care and the socialist policies of the Obama Administration and the Democrats with a nationwide ad campaign using television, radio, newspapers, Internet and direct mail across the country. The Better Government Association has been formed to counter the assault on...

2009-06-22 12:24:00

NEW YORK, June 22 /PRNewswire/ -- EpsteinBeckerGreen, one of nation's leading Labor and Employment law firms, announced today the launch of a new blog that provides news, analysis and discussion of key developments in wage and hour law that affect businesses throughout the country. "Because wage and hour suits have become more prevalent than ever in recent years, and increasingly complex, keeping fully informed of developments in the area is critical for employers," said Michael Kun, a...

2009-05-07 09:00:00

Growing Network Delivers Ultimate Views from Times Square to Ho Chi Minh City NEW YORK, May 7 /PRNewswire/ -- EarthCam (www.earthcam.com), the premier Internet webcam network, has launched H.264 flash quality streaming views from its exclusive cameras in famous locations throughout the world. The official debut today, including the PandaCam from Zoo Atlanta and popular travel destinations, takes full advantage of the new video compression technology's capability providing the best available...

2009-04-21 16:07:00

Escapees, Activists and Politicians to Call for Greater U.S. Action to Save Prisoners and Refugees WASHINGTON, April 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- From April 26th to May 2nd, thirty defectors from North Korea -- joined by U.S., South Korean and Japanese activists, politicians, policy experts, veterans and relatives of prisoners -- will hold events across the Washington, DC-area spotlighting the massive human rights abuses in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea and exposing China's...

2009-04-15 17:00:02

A British book dealer accused of stealing a Shakespeare first edition arrived in court dressed as Argentine Marxist revolutionary Che Guevara. Raymond Scott, 52, faces six charges of theft and handling stolen goods after he allegedly stole the 1623 collection of William Shakespeare's works, valued at $4.5 million, from Durham University, The Sun reported Wednesday. He arrived in Consett Magistrates' Court with three women and a bodyguard who were also dressed as revolutionaries. The Sun said...

2009-04-05 10:33:00

Expresses grave concern over North Korea's partnership with Iran WASHINGTON, April 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- U.S. Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL), Ranking Republican on the House Foreign Affairs Committee, commented today on North Korea's test launch of a long-range missile. Statement by Ros-Lehtinen: "Pyongyang's continued missile tests and unrestricted nuclear development presents a direct threat to U.S. forces stationed in the Pacific, to our South Korean and Japanese allies, and to...

Word of the Day
  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
According to the OED, from the 16th century, this word is 'almost exclusively Scots and northern dialect until adopted in general literary use in the 19th.'