Posts tagged: Democracy



Making Good Use of Destructive Energy

It is a fact well-known in physics that energy is generated when things are destroyed. Let’s look at food for a simple example. When you eat, you first destroy the food in your mouth. Then your stomach takes over and destroys it even more, enabling your intestines to extract the required energy. ...

IRAN wants the US out of Iraq

Iran's vice-president has said efforts to improve security in Iraq depend on the withdrawal of US-led forces and an end to US interference in the country, BBC Internet has reported recently. Vice-President Parviz Davoodi said Iran wanted a secure and stable Iraq, and was doing what it could to ...

Historic summit Korea

There is only one Korea. The ideological clash between Socialism and Capitalism split up the country some 50 years ago. Now, at the end of August 2007, leaders from North and South Korea are to hold their second-ever summit. President Roh Moo-hyun will meet North Korea's Kim Jong-il in the North's ...

Perspective

‘In 1492 America discovered Columbus and colonialism'. This phrase was very popular during the sixties to give history a different perspective. Instead of a hero, Columbus is depicted as a villain. Even his Spanish surname (‘Colón') begins with the first 5 letters of ‘colonialism'. America could ...

Neo-con indeed a Neo con!

We have been criticized for calling the Neo-cons ‘fascists’. Fascism is too harsh a word. Well, we listen to our critics sometimes. We agree. The now prevalent political ideology in the US (the land of the free of all places!!!) is indeed not the same as Fascism. It looks like it, but there are ...

Free Tibet

‘A group of Tibetans were arrested in western China after public calls for the return of Tibet's exiled spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama’, the BBC Internet reports on 3 August 2007. ‘The incident took place on 1 August at a festival in Litang town in western Sichuan’, Radio Free Asia and the ...

Gustavo Moncayo’s March for Freedom

‘A man whose soldier son was abducted by rebels a decade ago has completed a seven-week walk across Colombia in protest at the plight of hostages’, the BBC reports today 2 August 2007. After his arrival in the capital, Bogota, he asked President Alvaro Uribe to back a swap of prisoners for rebel ...

Madness US style and Cuba style

Last Sunday (29 July 2007) it was reported that the US will sell $20 billion worth of arms to Saudi-Arabia. At the same time, an arms deal is in the making with Israel. How many billions worth, we don’t know. We don’t really want to know. This stone age thinking is psychopathic madness. To invite ...

Oswaldo Payá and Freedom in Cuba

Cuba needs a peaceful transition. Yes, the Revolution was bloody and there is a problem with political prisoners in Cuba. But Batista was a cruel dictator. How else could you have got rid of him? Look at what the US did to get rid of Saddam Hussein! So, who's talking? But we have to leave all this ...

The Migration Question as Shameful as Slavery

The world is in deep crisis. We fight wars ‘for freedom’, but at the same time freedom is undermined as much from within as from without. One wonders whether the US will survive the assault on democracy from the Bush administration. We need drastic solutions, if we are to get out of this mess. The ...

China is coming to the Caribbean

Yesterday the BBC reported that the Chinese and Singapore governments have become key investors in Barclays, helping the UK firm to raise its offer for the Dutch bank ABN Amro. The China Development Bank (CDB) and Temasek, the investment arm of the Singaporean government, have invested £2.4bn ...

LA $660 million Church settlement disproportional

The victims cried in timely fashion, the camera’s rolling. One of them claimed she has lost 19 jobs and had 3 divorces because of the sexual abuse at the hands of a priest. We are in no way defending the priests. What they did is wrong. Can we be clear on that? We know that there will be a crowd ...

What kind of democracy is coming to the USA?

The US created democracy, but US creationists are now turning it into demockracy. In 1992 Leonard Cohen wrote a song claiming that ‘democracy is coming to the USA’. Did he intuitively feel back then that democratic values were going to decline? Hard to tell, but his song turned out to be prophetic. ...

The battle for democracy is on.

The socialist vision came crashing down in 1989. But in many Latin American countries Fidel Castro still commands respect, the frontrunners being Venezuela and Bolivia. And it is easily understood why: Socialism gives the poor hope. The US gives the poor hate.

What a pity. The US revolution has ...

Polítika Integral

No ta sufisiente pa kritiká. Mester ofresé alternativa faktibel tambe. Despues di e kòlapso di soshalismo, hopi hende a pèrdè speransa. Antes nan por a kere den un ideologia polítiko, pero di repiente nan ideologia a wòrdu deskartá i atrapá. Anto huntu kuné e beibi (idealismo) tambe a bai ‘down the ...

DEMOKRASIA EKONÓMIKO ‘ESOP’ i ‘MUSOP’

Nos kier introdusí e konsepto di ‘demokrasia ekonómiko’, pasobra awor pa promé biaha (ku nos sa) esaki ta wòrdu papiá den kampaña pa presidensia na Merka. Kiko ta ‘demokrasia ekonómiko’? Wèl, en bes di pone e medionan di produkshon den man di estado (manera e soshalistanan a purba, p.e. na Cuba), ...

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