World leaders have been eager to jump on the bandwagon of the mourning of the great man and freedom fighter, Nelson Mandela, since his death on December 5, 2013. Their eulogies, however, reek of self-absorption and propaganda. While a rare few may be sincere, the vast majority of spoken and written words by prominent world [...]
“The lack of human dignity experienced by Africans is the direct result of the policy of white supremacy.” – Nelson Mandela, Pretoria, April 20, 1964 States should rarely reflect, in their entirety, the bearing and views of their leader. States endure; leaders by their mortality do not, except in effigy or as memory. The passing [...]
A decision that strips citizenship from over 200,000 Black Dominicans was passed by the Dominican Republic’s Constitutional Court on September 23, 2013. This highly flawed ruling designates at least four generations of DR-born individuals who descended from migrant Haitian laborers between 1929 and 2007, as being the offsprings of transients and therefore unqualified for citizenship. [...]
So, as you get home and fire up your new toy, and stuff the completely unnecessary amount of packaging into your garbage pail, remember that what you count as savings is yours alone. The cost to the environment, the peoples exploited in it’s production, and the world that we all share, is much more that the 50-70% you saved off the ridiculously inflated every-day price.