Posts tagged: Election



Freakonomics

The book is not new. But certainly worth a review. ‘Freakonomics', written by ‘the two Stevens', i.e. Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner, is indeed a freakish book. Some of their conclusions may still be wrong, but too near the truth for comfort anyway. For instance, they conclude that the ...

Crime In Caribbean

Violence in the Caribbean is aggravated by a steady inflow of criminal deportees, many of whom have adopted criminal behaviour in major cities such as London and New York. An estimated 30,000 deportees were sent to Jamaica, Trinidad and Tobago and Guyana between 1990 and 2005.

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False Solution: More Oil Drilling

John McCain wants the US to drill for oil offshore. This was banned long time ago for ecological reasons, but with oil prices constantly going up, politicians have to come up with solutions. So, McCain says: drill for more oil and gas. This may solve the crisis for a couple of years, until the next ...

Peaceful Transition to Democracy in Cuba

There is active opposition to the Cuban government, but it is severely hampered by lack of funds, as well as lack of rights to organize. The right to freely organize political parties, trade-unions or any other associations with an independent political agenda is denied in Cuba. And even if it were ...

Chavez: crazy no, misguided yes

'10 battalions and tanks to the border! Try crossing our border Uribe, and see what happens! Don't even think it!' Obviously the USA, CIA, FBI etc. are all behind this, Chavez claims (which could well be true, by the way). Meanwhile, Colombian President Alvaro Uribe is asking the International ...

Rise of Socialism in Latin America

By Michael Greaney, first published by www.helium.com; re-posting authorized by author.

After the fall of communism and the dissolution of the Soviet Union in the final years of the 20th century, capitalist pundits loudly proclaimed the "victory" of capitalism. From the presidency of Ronald Reagan ...

2008, Beginning of a New Cycle

According to theosophical calculation the year 2008 will mark the beginning of a new cycle. For 2 + 0 + 0 + 8 = 10, which reduces to 1 (for 1 + 0 = 1). Theosophical reduction consists in adding up the digits of a figure until you reach the smallest integer. The number 1 always points to a new ...

Presidential Coup

We normally write our own stories. This time we make an exception. The story we copy here below is by Jim Hightower and was posted on www.alternet.org/story/65450. We copy this story without having asked permission and take the risk of violating his copyright, because we are convinced that Mr. ...

Monk-killing spree in Burma

It looks as though the army is back in control in Burma (Myanmar). But looks deceive. The monk-killing spree has appalled the international community and has fired emotions in Burma. The monks may lie low for a while, but they will rise again. And soon, we think. The best strategy for them is to ...

Spiritual Revolution

From Fujimori to Burma (Myanmar). These have nothing in common, it might seem. Fujimori is not a Buddhist. Or is he? He calls himself the ‘Last Samurai’. With Japanese roots, he must have Shinto roots. And Shinto basically means the ‘Spiritual Path’, or Path (‘to’) of the Spirits (‘Shin’). The ...

The Return of the Last Samurai

Chile's Supreme Court has approved the extradition of Peru's former President Alberto Fujimori.  He is to be sent back to Peru, where he faces charges of human rights abuse and corruption - which he denies. Mr Fujimori - the son of Japanese immigrants to Peru - was arrested when he arrived in Chile ...

Buddhist Monks stage Protests across Myanmar (Burma)

It is our aim to write from a Caribbean perspective. However, major developments around the world cannot be ignored. The case for democracy in Myanmar (Burma) demands attention. Aung San Suu Kyi has led a non-violent campaign against a military dictatorship in Myanmar (Burma) ever since 1988. She ...

Shake that spear, Francis Bacon!

“Actors including Derek Jacobi and Mark Rylance have launched a debate over who really wrote the works of William Shakespeare”, the BBC reports on 9/9/07. “Almost 300 people have signed a "declaration of reasonable doubt", which they hope will prompt further research into the issue”. Shakespeare ...

Oswaldo PayĆ”: Repeal Cuba’s Electoral Law!

Cuba’s dissident Oswaldo Payá recently handed in a petition to repeal Cuba’s existing electoral law and to replace it by a truly democratic one. The petition states: “Inspired by the ideals proclaimed in the Cuban Forum Campaign, we have submitted a citizens’ petition to the offices of the National ...

Caribbean Human Beans

Is there such a thing as a ‘Caribbean Human Bean’, or ‘CariBean’ for short? No. But he could be created. In fact he has already been created to an extent. His skin-color is somewhat brown-beany, an inextricable mixture of all human races, containing within him the best and the worst of all of them. ...

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 ...

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 ...

The Race for the People

It’s not the ‘Race for the Presidency’! It’s the race for the people. We see and hear 8 Democrat candidates vying for the presidency. They are all trying to sell themselves on the President Market. Stop it! We need facts. Basically, they are all the same, except for one: Kucinich. He wants peace. ...

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