ŞİİR OKUMAK İÇİN KATILIMA AÇIK ÇAĞRI

NEW YORK’TA ŞİİRLERİYLE ATTİLA İLHAN

Şair, Romancı, Denemeci, Gazeteci, Eleştirmen ve Senarist
(15 Haziran 1925 – 10 Ekim 2005)
Birleşmiş Milletler’in Dünya Şiir Günü’nü (21 Mart, UNESCO) New York’ta, Attila İlhan’ın şiirleriyle kutlamak için açık bir davettir.

“nasıl doğmakla başlarsa ölüm
ölmekle başlar öyle hayat
bil ki dünyayı sarsan sıçramalar
birikmiş şuurlarla gelir”

Attila İlhan  

Read more

ANNETTE HESLOP AND ENERGY4ALL

Below article by Harvey Tordoff in the United Kingdom provides a brief history and the pathways to, now it is called: Sustainable Energy For All | SEForALL
Initially, its short form used as SE4ALL in 2011, which is also one of the 17 Goals of the United Nations 2030 Agenda for the Sustainable Development Goals. In it, SDG#7 is specifically dedicated to:  
Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all
* * *
At the United Nations Framework on Climate Change conference in Katowice in December 2018 the US, Russia, Saudi Arabia and Kuwait rejected a motion to welcome the latest study.  Australia remained silent.  But despite national Governments taking a strategic stance over what they see as their own short-term interests, progress is made.  I want to tell you about Annette Heslop, who (also in December 2018) was presented with an MBE* from HRH Prince William.  An MBE (Member of the British Empire) is one of the highest awards given to British civilians, and was in recognition of Annette’s contribution to community-owned renewable energy projects.
by Harvey TORDOFF

[Read more…]

WHITE HELMETS: NEITHER NEUTRAL AND NOR VOLUNTEER

Some governments have been and are still willing to pay billions of dollars to invest in terrorism, in order to destroy Syria and spread chaos.”
– H.E. Dr. Bashar al-Ja’afari, Permanent Representative of the Syrian Arab Republic the United Nations
[TurkishLibrary.Us] “The White Helmets Activities in Syria: The Fact-Checking By EyeWitnesses and Former Volunteers” titled side event with the provided Facts and Figures and Testimonies presented at the United Nations in Conference Room# 7 in New York on December 20, 2018.
Maxim Grigoriev, Director, Foundation for the Study of Democracy, provided extensive evidence on the “White Helmets” activities in Syria such as engagement and operation forced the removal of human organs, stealing and all forms of corruptions.
The first page of the slide stated the following:
Methods of FACT CHECKING
• members of the White Helmets, also known as the Syrian Civil Defense;
• former fighters from illegal armed groups and terrorist groups;
• people living in the areas where the White Helmets operated.
Presented testimonies by the Eyewitness and Former Volunteers pinpointed the following: “The White Helmets Neither Neutral and Nor Volunteer”
[Read more…]

“OUR EARNEST DESIRE TO BUILD A WORLD WITHOUT CONFLICT…”

 On December 11, 2018, Kazakhstan Celebrated its 27th Anniversary in New York City
“Our earnest desire to build a world without conflict, terrorism, and nuclear weapons, and we set the target date as 2045 – the UN’s centennial.”
— H.E. Kairat Umarov, Permanent Representative of Kazakhstan to the United Nations
“The Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty has an essential role within the nuclear disarmament and non-proliferation regime. It fosters international peace and security by constraining the development of nuclear weapons. Our collective security demands that every effort should be made to bring this essential treaty into force.”  — UN Secretary-General, António Guterres
“The only sure way to eliminate the threat posed by nuclear weapons is to eliminate the weapons themselves.” — UN Secretary-General António Guterres

[Read more…]

UDHR AT 70 & UN NGOs

UNIVERSAL DECLARATION OF HUMAN RIGHTS AT 70 & UN NGOs
by 
Harvey TORDOFF

It is 70 years this month since the Universal Declaration of Human Rights became enshrined in the conscience of the world.  In human terms, it is a life-time.  Has it been a life well lived, and can we now sit in our rocking chairs content in the knowledge that we have achieved our goal?
Progress has been made, of which we can be proud, but no-one can believe that there is no more to be done.  There are still far too many places in the world where systematic abuses of these fundamental rights take place in the name of culture, religion and politics.  Wars have continued throughout the last 70 years.

[Read more…]

AYŞE ALAGÖZ NEW YORK’TA “ERKEK ATLASI” ÖYKÜ KİTABINI TANITTI…

Kitap | Etkinlik | Söyleşi
Serde zaten dünya insanı olmaya da bir istek var. Evrildim. Tüm değerlerim olmasa da, en çok aşk evrildi. Yeniden tanımlamaya başladım. Tek tanımı var mı?  İlk aşk sözcükleri kimler arasında konuşuldu, derken global dünya da aşk–meşk ilişkilerine kafayı taktım.”
TANITIM:
Öykü ve oyun yazarı Ayşe Alagöz, Amerika Türk Kadınları Birliği’nin | ATKB düzenlediği kitap söyleşi ve imza gününde, “Erkek Atlası” adlı öykü kitabını tanıttı.
Etkinlik, 1 Aralık 2019 Cumartesi günü öğleden sonra, Manhattan’da, Atatürk Okulu’nunda yer aldığı, 6. Bölge’de Lillie D Blake Okulu’nun kütüphanesinde gerçekleşti. Etkinliğe, ATKB’nin “kadın” üyeleri ilgi gösterdi ve yazarı ilgiyle dinledi.

[Read more…]

BECOMING BILINGUAL

Photo©Lightmillennium

Part II of II– Interview | Part I
A. Becoming Bilingual

1. What was your motive to learn another language?

In early 1970’s in Turkey, learning another language was not a part of the public school system, in particular, in the elementary school and during the first five-year years. However, after elementary school, starting in the middle school, public school system offered one-foreign language option and once-a-week as 40 min. within the following three: English, French and German

I had chosen English. On the other hand, I realized that once-a-week and total 40 min. based on the memorizing vocabulary and reading The Smith Family story alone was not enough.

Interview conducted by J.U.C. [Read more…]

A BILINGUAL FIRST GENERATION IMMIGRANT

L.M.: A Bilingual First Generation Immigrant
by J.U.C.

One language is one-person and two languages are two-persons
Introduction
I have interviewed my own mom for this assignment, L.M. She was born and raised in Turkey, and as an adult became the first of her family to have legal residency in the United States.  She learned English by teaching herself before she came to the United States, where once she arrived,  the English language then became used in her daily vocabulary. [Read more…]

AN INDIAN LAMENT

An Indian Lament by Harvey Tordoff

Poems by:
Harvey TORDOFF

The Premonition
My father told me of a fearful dream.  He said:
“I dreamt I saw the greatest emigration that has yet been through our country.

I looked North and South and East and West and saw nothing but dust.
And I heard a great weeping.
I saw women crying, and my men shot down by the white people.
Oh, my dear children!
You may think it is only a dream,
But I feel that it will come to pass.”

[Read more…]

O LANOO! THE SECRET DOCTRINE UNVEILED

Book: O Lanoo!
(A lanoo is a seeker of spiritual truths.)
by Harvey TORDOFF
“…we are spiritual beings in physical bodies; we go through many incarnations on our path to enlightenment. “
The Secret Doctrine by Madame Blavatsky was reviewed in The Book Reader, May/June 1988.
This massive study of man, of nature, of spiritual evolution, of the essence of reality is an astonishing document.”
This quote is remarkable for the reaction of the reviewer; it takes a special kind of book to astonish 100 years after publication. The Secret Doctrine‘ was published simultaneously in London and New York in November 1888.  Blavatsky, a self-educated woman, sub-titled it ‘The Synthesis of  Science, Religion and Philosophy‘. [Read more…]
"The U.S. Turkish Library & Museum For Friendship and Peace" project joined, and has been produced under the umbrealla of The Light Millennium Organization effective on October 15, 2015.