Julian Assange for Senate and end the war on whistleblowers


    Julian Assange will run for the Senate in the Aussie elections this September – announced from the Ecuadorian embassy in London where he has been granted asylum since June 2012.   His mother, Christine Assange,  confirmed it. This is good news. As she put it: In the House of Representatives we get to choose between US lackey party […] Read more »

Mara Dall explores the Basilica in Quito

Mara Dall in Quito, Ecuador - Basilica nave

  …… Where Panama is dominated by its temples to Mammon, its banking towers, Ecuador reminds you of the energy and wealth that went into religion in the Spanish colonial era of the 17th century. Some of those buildings might be oppressively florid in their excesses, but you have to acknowledge their magnificence nonetheless. My favourite is the Basilica del […] Read more »

Mara Dall travels in Quito, Ecuador

La Virgen de Quito, Ecuador

  Mara Dall travels in Quito and shares some of the highlights of this beautiful city… * * * * * The city of Quito is close to the equator but 9300 feet (2850 metres) above sea level, nestled high up in the Andes mountains. Overlooking the city, guarding it from above, is La Virgen de Quito, reminding you of […] Read more »