Posts tagged: Principles



Solution Right in Front of Us

Robert Samuelson's conclusion in today's (16 July 2008) column ("A Baffling Global Economy," Washington Post, 07/16/08) is absolutely correct: "Countries try to maximize their advantages rather than make the system work for everyone". His analysis, however, is skewed in favor of the type of ...

Crime: Stating the problem, or finding solutions?

Many writers very eloquently state pro-blems, quoting figures and analysing causes. But what we need are solutions. As an indirect part of ARCO’s activities we are aware of an extremely interesting experiment going on in East St. Louis,  USA, where the local Congress approved a ‘third way’ project ...

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 ...

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 ...

Faith-based Politics or ‘Themocracy’?

Haven't we had enough of that already? Well, that depends on what you mean by ‘faith'. George Bush apparently believes that ‘faith' means the ‘Christian faith'. He's wrong. There are many faiths (in this sense) and all faith-based states, no matter whether Christian, Jewish, Hindu or Muslim, always ...

Escalating Food Prices

‘I told you so!' is a terrible thing to say. But - alas! -, ARCO did tell you so. About water too (see ARCO 33 and before). It won't be long and we'll have a serious problem with water shortages also. But, let's leave water aside for a minute. The acute problem now is food. Staple foods, such as ...

Cuba should adopt Binary Economics

Fidel Castro has finally recognized that he has made a great mistake. His only defense is ‘youth and a misunderstanding of conscience' or something like that, as he recently explained. He has urged more debate on political and economic matters. And very timely indeed! Cuba's people are fed up with ...

USA: the World’s Last Best Hope

Some of our American friends don’t agree with our last Daily Connect, in which we point out that the Bush-administration poses a serious threat to freedom and democracy. They don’t see it. They demand proof. When we point out that the US is violating human rights openly and with total disregard for ...

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. ...

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 ...

New EU-Vision on Migration?

European governments should regard immigration as an "enrichment", not a threat, EU Justice Commissioner Franco Frattini told a conference in Lisbon, calling for a ‘New Vision'. Thus the BBC reports on 13/9/07. Mr Frattini announced he will soon outline proposals for a "blue card" system for ...

Abortion. Is it human?

Scientific arguments to justify ‘freedom of abortion’ always sound hollow. This article is largely a quotation from a book we came across on the web entitled ‘The liberal case against abortion’ by Vasu Murti (see: all-creatures.org). The title would probably have been more accurate if it had been ...

Brazilian Cluster Bombs

Did you know that Brazil produces cluster-bombs? How sad. How sad also that its government now has to be pressured by other Latin American countries to join the so-called ‘Oslo Process’, which seeks to conclude a treaty banning these munitions by 2008. We thought that only the US, France, Russia, ...

A Just Solution for Iraq

At this time of grave danger to freedom and democracy from within and from without, we need new ideas. We need new paradigmatic ideas. What follows is such an idea. We copy it verbatim from www.catholicprwire.com where it was posted on 23 August 2007 (note: sub-headings were added by us). The idea ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Maneho di imigrashon hustu i humano

Maneho di migrashon mester ta basá riba derecho humano. Kualkier persona ku ta pensa otro, realmente no tin derecho di biba den un demokrasia. Si un polítiko òf gezaghebber no ta rekonosé derecho fundamental di hende, pueblo mester dun’é su retiro. Awe e ta trapa derecho di migrante, mayan e ta ...

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