Posts tagged: Free



The Keynesian Monopoly Over Life and Income

'By Michael Greaney; director of research at http://www.cesj.org'

The financial industry is becoming extremely worried that consumers will not be able to borrow enough money to keep what's left of the economy running. According to a Reuters news report released this morning, Monday, December 1, ...

Obama: What’s next?

What barrier to break next? Now that race has finally become irrelevant, nationalism and religion loom large. How to reconcile nationalities and ethnicities? How to achieve peace between religions? Not 'tolerance', but 'peace'. Tolerance is like saying: 'The Muslim errs in good faith'. It means you ...

Obama and the Caribbean

The breaking of the race barrier is very welcome. That point has been made. In fact, it comes 200 years late. But will Obama deliver in other respects? Here is hope and doubt. After Obama won the nomination he veered heavily to the center. That was necessary to be elected. But the question is: what ...

We don’t need police state legislation on Bonaire

We’ll probably be howled down by ‘control freaks’ in our society, but ARCO will go on record as warning against copying Dutch ‘police state legislation’.

Not only will we be howled down, people will deride us and say that we exaggerate. Well, maybe we do exaggerate, but the fact is that this kind ...

DIVERSITY IS OUR UNITY

We can make diversity our unity. As a matter of fact, we will have to make diversity our unity. For there will be freedom of migration in the world, sooner or later.

As the BES-islands struggle mentally to come to terms with the upcoming constitutional changes, it should be observed that the ...

We don’t need police state legislation on Bonaire

We'll probably be howled down by ‘control freaks' in our society, but ARCO will go on record as warning against copying Dutch ‘police state legislation'.

Not only will we be howled down, people will deride us and say that we exaggerate. Well, maybe we do exaggerate, but the fact is that this kind ...

Child help line coming to Statia

“Every child has the right to be heard”.
Three young women from the Nether-lands, Maartje Nieuwenhuisen, Mariken Schenkels and Loes Goossens, came to Statia to work on their graduation project for the HBO “Sociaal Pedagogisch Werk”.

Assigned by Mrs. Felicia Schmidt of the Voogdijraad, they set up a ...

Independence for South Ossetia and Abkhazia

Uri Avnery is no ordinary journalist. This Israeli octogenarian's insights are so sharp, his moral character is so strong and his credentials are so solid that even his enemies respect his analyses. ARCO is proud to re-publish his insightful articles from time to time. And his analysis of the ...

SXM & Caricom (BES should follow)

St. Maarten is interest in becoming affi-liated with the Caribbean Community ‘Caricom’. Caricom’s Secretary-General Edwin Carring-ton outlined the benefits of Caribbean coun-tries pulling closer together for the building of a strong single market and economy.

Caricom and the Caribbean Association ...

Drugs Threaten State of Mexico

The head of Mexico's intelligence service has said that drug cartels are threatening the country's democratic institutions, including Congress. Guillermo Valdes told the Financial Times that drug traffickers were trying to take over the power of the state. Gangs have infiltrated police forces, ...

ALBERT [E = MC2] EINSTEIN’S GOD

Often when asked if he were religious, Albert Einstein gave this answer, “I’m not an atheist. I don’t think I can call myself a pantheist [one who believes the existing universe is God; or one who believes in the worship of all gods]”. What he did believe, it seems, is that nature followed laws ...

Animal welfare Bonaire

An alarming article in The Daily Herald (St.Maarten) reports that the Netherlands Antilles occupy the third place on the world list of countries where animal abuse is common. The Animal Aid Foundation named the Netherlands Antilles as a vacation destination with a large scale of animal suffering in ...

The flaw in humanity

This article is the first of many. For many people, much of what is in these articles will be disturbing, to say the least.  For most people many statements will even be unacceptable. The statements made in these articles will understandably require many demonstrations, as they are contrary to much ...

Journal of a lady of quality

In de hoogtijdagen van Sint Eustatius, toen het eiland een centrum van de handel tussen Europa en de West was, doet een “lady of quality” verslag van hoe het eiland eruit zag. Wat wij nu “lower town” noemen, was helemaal volgebouwd en daar kon je als particuliere reiziger heel goedkoop de mooiste ...

Change; Opium for the Masses?

Obama will bring some change. Important change, even. But not yet the change the whole world needs. It appears we'll have to wait until 2012. That is when shift is supposed to happen. We do not mean this in any mystical sense, although we do not slight mysticism. We are referring to the expected ...

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 ...

Equality in Exchange for BES Seabed

International news sometimes suggests solutions to local problems. The news that Australia has increased its share of the seabed by 2.5 million sq km, may serve as an example. The UN agreed to an extension of Australia's share. Its continental shelf will be extended by five times the size of ...

Jamaica’s Crime & Failing Capitalism and Socialism

Jamaica's poor have been left to the mercy of violent criminal gangs, Amnesty International says in a new report.  The human rights group said inner-city Jamaicans were being "held hostage" in the battle between gangs and the state. Amnesty said Jamaican authorities had stigmatized and "wilfully ...

Free Tibet

It is a new phenomenon, at least for the West. Buddhist monks - in large numbers - take a political stand. They did it last year in Burma (Myanmar) and they are doing it now in Tibet. Of course, they do it peacefully. They will not hurt people, nor destroy people's possessions. That's not their ...

Monk-Power

It is a new phenomenon, at least for the West. Buddhist monks - in large numbers - take a political stand. They did it last year in Burma (Myanmar) and they are doing it now in Tibet. Of course, they do it peacefully. They will not hurt people, nor destroy people's possessions. That's not their ...

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