Posts tagged: War



LEGACIES

People danced in the streets. Laughing and dancing while musicians played. Three decades had passed with no music or public gathering. There had been government rallies with military bands. Functions when attendance was required. But, today belonged to the people. The tyrant was ousted, the country ...

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, ...

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 ...

Enqueterecht zonder tanden; Wolbes Varia

De Eilandsraad krijgt het enqueterecht (art. 158 e.a. WolBES), maar (ex-)gedeputeerden en (ex-)gezaghebbers hoeven niet te getuigen, als de inlichtingen in strijd zijn met het openbaar belang. Weliswaar is de Gemeentewet-bepaling hetzelfde, maar dat maakt dit niet minder dubieus. Wat heb je nu aan ...

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 ...

Two projects for crime prevention in Statia

In the last week of September  Mr. Gregory Thomson, Director of the Foundation Judiciary Institutes Windward Islands (F.J.I.W.I.) and one of his co-workers, Mrs. Cynthia Filemon, Project Coordinator and Policy-advisor, came to Statia to do a project with schoolchildren from 10 years and over. The ...

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 ...

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 ...

Stop this stupid, stupid war!

We are all for peaceful globalization, but not this way. Globalization via socio-economic measures: Yes. Today! Globalization via war and violence: No, we want no part of it. There was a meeting in Yalta just before the recent Georgia-Russia war. Present were, among others, the President of ...

Did the Sabans receive the information that they were looking for?

The Bottom, Saba: State Secretary for Internal and Kingdom Relations Drs. Ank Bijleveld-Schouten visited the island of Saba as part of her information session on the BES islands and held a Town hall meeting at the Auditorium of he Saba University School of Medicine on July 8th 2008.
 
The ...

Caribbean dive deep down

The BBC reports that the world's deepest undersea volcanoes, which lie 6km down in the Caribbean, are to be explored. Delving into uncharted waters to hunt for volcanic vents will be Autosub6000, Britain's new autonomously controlled, robot submarine. The research will be carried out by a British ...

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 ...

(R)Evolution of a Best Seller

By: Richard J. Bowne, Writer Resident of Bonaire

“Marion, this is the stupidest idea you’ve ever had!” “Why, Toni?”

Toni is my editor, confidant, and friend when I’m not screwing up, getting drunk, visiting women for hire or the criminally unskilled in local jails.

“Do you know what ...

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 ...

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, ...

Proposal on placing BES-islands in kingdom charter

Source: The Daily Herald 280408 
Dutch advisors made proposals last week regarding placement of the BES-Islands in the Charter of the Kingdom, division of territorial waters and the future judicial system for the BES-Islands (Bonaire, St. Eustatius and Saba) last.

Representatives of two of the ...

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 ...

Crime Control Saba

The Bottom, Saba: During a live radio program “Changes” on Monday, April 14th 2008 the Crime situation on the island was discussed by the host of the program Mr. Dave Levenstone.

Mr. Levenstone said that the whole matter regarding the issue needs to be looked at very seriously, the community is ...

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