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US Justice: Sticks For Blacks And Latinos, Carrots For Cops

US Justice: Sticks For Blacks And Latinos, Carrots For Cops

On Friday, former police officer, Johannes Mehserle, who killed unarmed passenger Oscar Grant on New Years day 2009 was sentenced by Judge Perry in Los Angeles. The police brutality occurred in Oakland, but the trial was moved to Los Angeles to avoid a repeat of the protests following the killing of Oscar Grant. Judge Perry […]

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Free Market Capitalism: A Bipolar Vicious Cycle of Boom and Bust

Free Market Capitalism: A Bipolar Vicious Cycle of Boom and Bust

What most economists are still calling “The Great Recession” officially started in December 2007. However, the global financial meltdown started a bit later, in the fall of 2008, in the United States. Calling this massive global crash “recession” was always an understatement made to avoid a complete global panic. A more accurate term would have […]

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The Trial of the Catholic Church: A Tale of Moral and Financial Bankruptcy

Tens of thousands of cases have emerged in dozens of countries from Asia to Europe and from Australia to the Americas. No country seems immune, and the vulnerability of the victims seems only contingent on the number of clergy. The people of the world, their political representatives, their law enforcement and their courts, must execute their responsibilities and demand full accountability and compensation from not only the individual perpetrators of these heinous crimes but the entire organization, including the Vatican, that both protected and aided these pedophiles. Letters of apology, hush money, and empty promises will no longer suffice. The Catholic Church, and Pope Benedict IVI, must stand trial.

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EU: Far-Right Parties Are Running Campaigns on “No to Islamism”

EU: Far-Right Parties Are Running Campaigns on “No to Islamism”

An extreme right-wing nationalist party ran a campaign on an anti-Islam message in November 2009 in Switzerland, now it is the turn of the French far-right party the Front National to play the same cards of racism and xenophobia. The Front National, which gained ground in the 2010 elections due to its strong anti-immigration agenda, […]

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Obama’s Afghan Strategy for a War that Can’t be Won

Obama’s Afghan Strategy for a War that Can’t be Won

This coming Tuesday, President Obama will address the nation to justify his strategy in Afghanistan for a war that can’t be won, and that the US, NATO and Canada can’t even afford to wage. General De Gaulle was known for his toughness, his sharp mind and quite often his sarcasms. De Gaulle once said: “You […]

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