Cicero Lounge (or more accurately Cicero’s Lounge) was initially created as a Blog on Windows Live, however it succeeded Cicero BBS (based in London) which was operational from 1992-1997. Cicero BBS was a popular bulletin board system that uniquely in the UK discussed human rights; social activism, news, legal issues and political and various socialist political ideals. It was among only a handful of BBS to do this – others included Indra Sinha (Booker Prize winning author) “Butterfly Effect BBS”, David Bell’s “Rainbows End BBS”, and solicitor David Swarbrick’s “Just Mooting” legal BBS.
The idea to turn my BBS into a blog seemed the best idea in 2008 as I’ve alway’s been active in messaging and writing – the original BBS was proud to carry Amnesty International Urgent actions through their kind news feeds from their domain mailer and other echomail political alerts on agitation and activism. The Blog wanted to continue this tradition.
The move from Window’s Live groups to WordPress was helped greatly by the use of a very successful import/export software program to which this Blog is grateful – and although it might seem just a blog that posts news items the plan in the future is to ensure the news stories are more original – I would like to thank the people to whom whose articles have been re-published (with source information where possible). Many thanks to in particular BBC News, FAS, COI, The MoD, and many daily periodicals I’ve read and lovingly re-produced on this blog.
Cicero (Marcus Tullio Cicero) himself, was a proponent of seeking of truth and not only a great statesman and political essayist and orator but one who examined Roman war and the politics of the state in his writings. Although I don’t agree with perhaps everything he’s written I do believe he contributed to literature.
Please note this blog is published by only one person – so I enjoy any comments you may have.