Politics and Yugoslavia.

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Brotherhood and Unity

 

Oh for fucks sake Dennis Skinner has been booted from the NEC. Get your shit together Labour

If mother Prague, the pearl of the Western Slavic world, is to be lost in a German sea, what awaits my dear homeland, Slovakia, which looks to Prague for spiritual nourishment? Burdened by that thought, I remembered the old Polish song Jeszcze Polska nie zginęła, kiedy my żyjemy (“Poland has not yet perished as long as we live.”). That familiar melody caused my heart to erupt with a defiant Hej, Slováci, ešte naša slovenská reč žije (“Hey, Slovaks, our Slovak language still lives”)… I ran to my room, lit a candle and wrote down three verses into my diary in pencil. The song was finished in a moment.

Diary of Samuel Tomášik, Sunday, 2 November 1834 upon writing the Yugoslavian national anthem 

How absolutely beautiful.

(via saffronfingertips)

If the Yugoslav Spomeniks are so “forgotten” then why do approximately 4 million photosets of them get posted every day by hip and cool blogs.

levantineviper-archive:

Monument to the first woman in space Valentina Tereshkova, built at the spot where she landed upon her return to Earth, in the Bayevo district of the Altai region of Russia, in 1963.

levantineviper-archive:

Monument to the first woman in space Valentina Tereshkova, built at the spot where she landed upon her return to Earth, in the Bayevo district of the Altai region of Russia, in 1963.

spomeniki:

Slavko Tihec is one of the most famous sculptors in Slovenia. Tihec is well know for both his participation with the spomeniki and various freelance sculpture.

During my time in Maribor I have heard more than once “Tihec is my hero”. His spomeniki is viewed with respect and pride.

slovenska-zgodovina:

Janez Janša is arrested on charges of betraying military secrets, May 31st 1988
(Tone Stojko via Mladina)
The JBTZ trial (short for Janša, Borštner, Tasić and Zavrl, the defendants’ surnames) or the Trial against the Four was a politically motivated trial held at a military court. The four were accused, and convicted, of betraying military secrets for being involved in writing and publishing articles critical of the Yugoslav People’s Army (the foursome uncovered plans for the arrest of journalists and dissidents in Slovenia). The trial sparked a great uproar in Slovenia and served as a catalyst for the formation of the opposition movement.

slovenska-zgodovina:

Janez Janša is arrested on charges of betraying military secrets, May 31st 1988

(Tone Stojko via Mladina)

The JBTZ trial (short for Janša, Borštner, Tasić and Zavrl, the defendants’ surnames) or the Trial against the Four was a politically motivated trial held at a military court. The four were accused, and convicted, of betraying military secrets for being involved in writing and publishing articles critical of the Yugoslav People’s Army (the foursome uncovered plans for the arrest of journalists and dissidents in Slovenia). The trial sparked a great uproar in Slovenia and served as a catalyst for the formation of the opposition movement.

im-hit:

This is so utterly creepy and it always blows my mind that it’s based on a real life experience of Stewart Lee’s, where he accepted a fan’s offer to crash and basically entered a flat full of pictures of himself. When Lee tells that story he always seems slightly annoyed not so much that Peter Baynham stole it, but that he stole it in such an iconic way that Lee will never be able to use it in his own standup.

im-hit:

This is so utterly creepy and it always blows my mind that it’s based on a real life experience of Stewart Lee’s, where he accepted a fan’s offer to crash and basically entered a flat full of pictures of himself. When Lee tells that story he always seems slightly annoyed not so much that Peter Baynham stole it, but that he stole it in such an iconic way that Lee will never be able to use it in his own standup.