woensdag 16 februari 2011

VIDEO: The power of cartoons! by political cartoonist Patrick Chappatte

"About this talk

In a series of witty punchlines, Patrick Chappatte makes a poignant case for the power of the humble cartoon. His projects in Lebanon, West Africa and Gaza show how, in the right hands, the pencil can illuminate serious issues and bring the most unlikely people together. 

About Patrick Chappatte

Using clean, simple pencil strokes, editorial cartoonist Patrick Chappatte wields globally literate and to-the-point humor on world events -- the tragic, the farcical and the absurd."

Source:  Ted.com 

donderdag 3 februari 2011

The Dutch Approach in Kunduz, Afghanistan

Jolande Sap, GL en Mark Rutte, VVD MP
The Dutch Government sends a new mission to  Kunduz, Afghanistan:
A civil policetraining about 250 trainers, and  protected by 4 YF 16 fighterjets and about 300 soldiers.
Political issue in Holland : will this be a civil or military mission in Afghanistan? Or both?