~ just released: Tom Waits’ rendition of “Bella Ciao” a song about the French Resistance, a WWII Italian anti-fascist song ~

Resistance is in the air these days.  It is real.  It is on the ground.  It is indivisible.  Tom Waits’ newly released cover of the Italian anti-fascist anthem “Bella Ciao”, his first new song in 2 years, is the first release on Marc Ribot’s Songs of Resistance: 1942-2018. Take a listen …… Read More ~ just released: Tom Waits’ rendition of “Bella Ciao” a song about the French Resistance, a WWII Italian anti-fascist song ~

Trial and Execution on Christmas Day: Law and Justice or Pure Vengeance?

Today, Christmas Day, back in 1989, Romanian dictator Nicolae Ceausescu and his wife, Elena, were executed by firing squad. The deaths of the despised couple ended a quarter-century of iron-fisted rule that translated into oppression and misery for most Romanians. Image above   According to Siani-Davies, the decision to put the couple on trial was… Read More Trial and Execution on Christmas Day: Law and Justice or Pure Vengeance?