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Et Tu, Brute? Haiti’s Betrayal By Latin America

Et Tu, Brute? Haiti’s Betrayal By Latin America

For the 10th year since the forcible removal of elected Haitian President Jean-Bertrand Aristide from Haiti, the United Nations has renewed the mandate of an occupying “peacekeeping force” in the country. The unanimous vote about Haiti happened in an October 14, 2014 meeting of the Security Council that took less than 25 minutes. The UN’s [...]

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The Bahamas: A Perfect Financial Storm Brewing in Tourism Paradise

The Bahamas: A Perfect Financial Storm Brewing in Tourism Paradise

By Norman Trabulsy Jr. The Bahamas is entering a period for which I see a Perfect Storm gathering, and this is unfortunate. A Perfect Storm comes about when a number of factors synergize to exacerbate what would otherwise be a mildly disruptive event. Although a number of other supporting realities strongly buttress my view, for [...]

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The Information Age Needs Knowledge and Morality

The Information Age Needs Knowledge and Morality

The era of the Internet has dramatically inaugurated, fervently boosted and vigorously sustained a flow of information of staggering proportion and global magnitude. In reference to the ancient Roman world, there is a saying that “all roads lead to Rome.” In our present world, which Alvin Toffler dubs as the “Third-Wave Civilization” or “Information Age,” [...]

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Neoliberal Globalization’s Race to the Bottom

Neoliberal Globalization’s Race to the Bottom

By Mateo Pimentel Despite the ample ridicule and contempt that neoliberalism warrants, it remains with us and affects millions around the world. It expounds on the classical laissez-faire ideas that market forces and individual liberty will triumph over the state. For the social sciences, neoliberalism describes much of the structural changes in global economics since [...]

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Violence, Fear, Censorship: Tools of Oppression in Male-Dominated Cultures

Violence, Fear, Censorship: Tools of Oppression in Male-Dominated Cultures

When we examine the system of government we have after thousands of years of male domination, we see that it perpetuates itself through two basic practices: one of these is the use of violence, and the other is fear. The male-dominated culture has obtained its power through these practices and continues to wield it not [...]

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