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Real Democracy Is Not Part of Global Governance

Real Democracy Is Not Part of Global Governance

By Mateo Pimentel There has never been a time quite like the present, when the international political system promises so much potential and so much destruction. This system teems with change. Shifts in the centers of power, for example, can profoundly affect global disparity; they can mean the difference between life and death for innumerable [...]

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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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‘Yes’ to Scotland Independence and Britain’s Waning Imperialism

‘Yes’ to Scotland Independence and Britain’s Waning Imperialism

In 1707 a shaky union was set up that made Scotland a part of the United Kingdom. Scottish parliamentarians were bribed with vast sums of money and lucrative pension schemes to move their seats to Westminster, London. It was a sell out of the Scottish electorate that would later prompt its country’s best-loved poet, Robert [...]

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Homelessness Can Happen to Any of Us: An Interview With Omer Gaudet

Homelessness Can Happen to Any of Us: An Interview With Omer Gaudet

We recently learned that Omer Gaudet, a very well known social-media activist who was, among other things, involved with the Occupy movement, had been homeless for a while. Contrary to the idea that homelessness only affects mentally ill people or people with drug addictions, it is a predicament that can affect all of us, including [...]

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