Posts tagged: Respect



The mistake of Evo Morales

We have deep respect for Evo Morales. There is no doubt that he is one of those rare politicians who really cares and wants to improve the lives of poor people. That is just and very necessary. But because he does not know that there is a better system, he slides back to a proven inferior system ...

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 ...

Het Homohuwelijk op de Nederlandse Antilles

DE WET

Optelsom:
In Nederland kunnen sinds 2001 homo’s trouwen.
Bonaire, St. Eustatius en Saba worden openbaar lichaam van Nederland.
De Nederlandse wetten gaan gelden.

Dus:

Op de BES eilanden zal het homohuwe-lijk ingevoerd worden. Overigens, op basis van het huidige recht moet het homohuwelijk al ...

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 ...

Conversation with Joshua Spanner

Joshua Spanner is a member of the Democratic Party and from time to time he seeks publicity to criticize his party and the Government. Some people on Statia call him “The Freedom Fighter”. He’s an independent man, with strong ideas about politics. We talked about his youth, black awareness, the ...

Solidarism, Interfaith Spirituality & Ecology

What is interfaith spirituality?

The definition of the Center for Economic & Social Justice (‘CESJ' ) is as good as any:

‘There is a Source of all creation and of all universal and absolute values such as Truth, Love and Justice, which represent the ultimate ends of human actions. Many people call ...

Caribia in the New Age

Perhaps the Mayans did get it right by intimating that the shift to the New Age will not take place until 2012. That would coincide with the US presidency following the one we are expecting shortly. If that is so, then the ‘signs' we see now are just precursors. However, we believe the shift has ...

New direction for Stenapa

Stenapa’s New Manager
In Febuary 2008 Lee Munson became the Marine Park Manager for Stenapa (Sint Eustatius Natural Parks - Foundation). This is a new position merging the roles of two previous posts, namely those of Assistant Manager and Sea Turtle Coordinator.

Lee is originally from Exeter, UK and ...

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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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 ...

Race is Irrelevant

We have indeed entered the New Aquarian Age. I knew it before, but we have just seen yet another clear sign of it: Obama's nomination. Excellent job! A great achievement for humanity. Unfortunately Obama is ignorant of the ‘Just Third Way' (which we call ‘solidarism') and it's going to be extremely ...

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 ...

Generals speak out against Torture; sign the Petition!

Water boarding, stress positions, hypothermia, sensory deprivation, sleep deprivation and isolation, and holding prisoners in secret CIA "black sites" in order to keep them outside the reach of the law. All these ‘enhanced interrogation techniques' have been used during the Bush administration. US ...

Obama: Right Man, in the Right Place, at the Right Time

Obama rose to the occasion. This whole thing about Rev. Jeremiah Wright is a great opportunity for Barack and the more he realizes it, the better he will be able to use the power surge triggered by it, to enhance his own strength. His first speech about it was good, but he can do better still. This ...

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 ...

The Credibility Factor

Obama is pure people power. This is spiritual power, ‘if it be turned into earth' as the Emerald Tablet says. This means ‘if it is applied in practice'. Obama may or may not know it, but the power he uses is spiritual. He taps into the positive side of human nature, showing them the right way. And ...

For our Cuban Friends, especially Fidel Castro

To achieve peaceful transition to democracy, the Cubans need a new economic theory - built on full political democracy - that not only respects the Revolution but improves both the socialist and the capitalist model. As we were told in Cuba: ‘No queremos una transición de comunismo salvaje a ...

Amnesty Law for Cuban Political Prisoners

An Amnesty Law for all Cuban political prisoners will have to be introduced before transition to democracy will take place. This is not as easy as it may seem. For who are ‘political prisoners'? Is the bombing of a Cuban government building, causing death and destruction, a political or a criminal ...

It’s About Breaking the Race-Barrier

When we from abroad watch the American presidential campaign, we see a young man with an unusual name - Obama - take center stage. And we rejoice. We are beginning to see a new America. An America that is finally and definitely going to define a new direction. For this is not about race. It’s about ...

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