Thank you Frank, lots of good stuff here, I'm glad you bring up Bradley Manning. I've taken care of the Facebook promotion, just shortening your summary because of the character limit there.
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Frank Thomas Smith" <fts.trasla@...> wrote:
> Dear A_Ters and sundry Trolls,
> Welcome to the new edition of SouthernCrossReview now on you cyber-doorstep at http://SouthernCrossReview.org.
> We start off this month with Feature articles about two seemingly unrelated terrorist attacks 9/11 on its tenth anniversary, and the recent attacks in Norway. However, both Gisela Wielki (9/11) and Tarjei Straume (Norway) manage to sound upbeat notes in relation to those tragedies.
> The Fiction section begins with a story by Philip K. Dick, from which a movie was made: "The Adjustment Bureau." This is a case where the movie is better than the literature imo. So I couldn't resist writing my own Adjustment Bureau story. You be the judge, dear reader.
> In Current Events, Andrew Bacevich unveils the patriotic propaganda cooked up by the Pentagon and professional sports, stuff which can give us a lump in the throat or a sick feeling in the stomach. And remember Bradley Manning, the grunt who revealed all those diplomatic cables to WikiLeaks? Chase Mader reminds us that he is still rotting away in solitary confinement (without trial what else is new?) instead of being lauded like the hero that he is. His accomplishment can be compared to the Pentagon Papers exposé.
> Under "Education" Judith Brown informs us about a Waldorf School for the poor in Kenya its accomplishments and its needs.
> Anthroposophy: Heiner Ullrich, a German education expert and very non-anthroposophist, has written an interestingly objective essay about Rudolf Steiner, anthroposophy and Waldorf pedagogy.
> American Nobel Prize winning author Saul Bellow wrote the introduction to a book by Rudolf Steiner about the limits of natural science. It is reproduced here. We also continue with Steiner's lectures about Freedom and the Catholic Church and the Karmic Relations series.
> Poetry brings up the rear with selections by Eric G. Muller, penned during his exotic travels, and John Keats' "Ode to a Nightingale" - in case anyone out there doesn't already know it.