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How a proper voting system should work

How a proper voting system should work

President Abraham Lincoln’s phrase in the Gettysburg Adress “government of the people, by the people, for the people”, is what a democracy is all about. Unfortunately politics, policies and personal preferences have turned a simple electoral system into a complicated mess. Electoral systems around the world employ various different calculations to determine winners and qualifiers. […]


How to Start a Petition

How to Start a Petition

Everyone feels passionate about something or other in their life at some point. Taking action sometimes requires petitioning. Here are some simple tips on how to go about the process of starting a petition. • First of all put the issue into words. This will be your opening statement in the petition. Don’t worry if […]


How to Organize a Protest

How to Organize a Protest

f you care about something deeply enough you will feel compelled to do something about it. But sometimes your cause will require action that is a little more aggressive than usual. This does not mean that you have to resort to violence; instead, it means that you should find a more visible way of making […]


How to Prepare for Government Protest Crackdowns

How to Prepare for Government Protest Crackdowns

An insecure or corrupt government will never let dissent go without punishment. If you are organizing a protest against such a government you must be prepared for consequences. The protest can be a peaceful sit in, a march to a significant place or even a violent measure (although this should not be a consideration). Whatever […]




Construction safety and health standards

Written by Lyle Charles The problem with the construction industry is that you are faced with a very strict deadline that you have to meet. In most cases, construction projects are evidenced by a contract or memorandum of agreement wherein any delay in construction beyond the stipulated completion date would result in liquidated damages. In […]


How to deal with construction projects and claims management

Written by Lyle Charles Construction projects can have two outcomes. The first is a smooth-sailing project that gets completed according to schedule. The second is a delayed project that may very well be over budget and with a potential breach of contract making either one of the parties liable. To make sure that your interests […]


Government Regulations in Construction

Written by Lyle Charles There really aren’t any businesses left that aren’t affected by the long arm of the government in some form or another. Regulations continue to grow each year, meaning even if you’ve become accustomed to the ones affecting your particular business, you can still fall victim to new ones, either by way […]


Republicans don’t want women earning as much as men!

Apparently Republicans don’t want women to earn as much as men working the same job. Apparently the Republicans have a problem with women? Any chance the democrats are spreading out this rhetoric in advance of a Hillary Clinton run? I mean Hillary will surely get a huge chunk of the female vote and many of […]


What to Look for in a Tax Attorney

With winter just showing up, many people know what’s just around the corner. No, not spring; tax season. They say only two things in life are guaranteed: death and taxes. But the two can be awfully hard to tell apart sometimes, especially when it comes time to prepare your taxes if you’re going at it […]




Protests over meal scheme hit day's mining in Odisha

Bhubaneswar, March 30 (IANS) The mining operations at Odisha's Talcher coalfields were hit on Monday as supporters of the ruling BJD staged protests against Mahanadi Coal Fields Ltd. (MCL) for refusing to support a subsidised meal scheme, an official said. He said hundreds of protesters led by the local Biju Janata Dal (BJD) legislator also staged demonstration in front of the corporate … Read... [Read more]


Occupy Hong Kong: Six Months Later – Wall Street Journal (blog)

Wall Street Journal (blog) Occupy Hong Kong: Six Months Later Wall Street Journal (blog) Six months have passed since the outbreak of the pro-democracy Occupy protests in Hong Kong, and a small but determined group of activists wants to make sure their struggle isn't forgotten. On the sidewalks by the legislative chamber and government … Fortune article on Joshua Wong Chi-fung in the top... [Read more]


Hong Kong rally marks half-year anniversary of democracy protests

Hundreds gathered next to the Hong Kong government headquarters on Saturday to mark the half-year anniversary of mass democracy protests and vowed to press their fight for fully free elections for the city’s next leader. The Asian financial centre witnessed months of unprecedented mass rallies, known as the Umbrella Movement, at the end of last year sparked by restrictions Beijing placed on how... [Read more]


Marriage Plans and Writing Occupy Amanda Knox – ABC News

ABC News Marriage Plans and Writing Occupy Amanda Knox ABC News Despite the murder case hanging over her head, Amanda Knox tried to lead a normal life in the more than three years since she was freed from an Italian prison: She recently got engaged and has started writing theater reviews and other articles for a … and more » Read More  Read More →


City councilman settles Occupy Wall Street lawsuit for $30G – New York Daily News

New York Daily News City councilman settles Occupy Wall Street lawsuit for $30G New York Daily News City Councilman Ydanis Rodriguez (D-Manhattan), who sued the city after he was roughed up by cops during the Occupy Wall Street protests, settled his case Thursday for $30,000. A city councilman who sued the city after he was roughed up by cops during … Councilman snags $30K settlement in Occupy... [Read more]


Hong Kong leader warns against protests

Hong Kong's leader warned activists on Wednesday that the public would “not be sympathetic” to more pro-democracy protests as the city prepares for the next phase of controversial political reforms. Parts of the Asian financial centre were brought to a standstill by mass street blockades at the end of last year, sparked by restrictions from Beijing on how Hong Kong's next leader... [Read more]


J Street’s fiery rock star Stav Shaffir has a suggestion: ‘Occupy Zionism’ – Haaretz

Haaretz J Street's fiery rock star Stav Shaffir has a suggestion: ' Occupy Zionism' Haaretz J Street's fiery rock star Stav Shaffir has a suggestion: ' Occupy Zionism'. Just like Senator Elizabeth Warren, with whom she met on Tuesday, the red-haired Labor MK preaches social justice and 2-state solutions to her adoring liberal fans. By Chemi … and more » Read More  Read More →


Students occupy Central St Martins in protest against cuts – The Guardian

The Guardian Students occupy Central St Martins in protest against cuts The Guardian Students have occupied the reception area of the main building of Central St Martins College of Art and Design (CSM) in protest against proposed cuts to foundation courses across the University of the Arts London (UAL). Under the plans, foundation … Read More  Read More →


Guinea opposition leaders call for fresh protests

The leaders of the three main Guinean opposition parties met in Paris Tuesday and called for renewed protests against President Alpha Conde, who they claimed has “lost all legitimacy”. Cellou Dalein Diallo, Sidya Toure and Lansana Kouyate accused the president of repeated rights violations. The opposition boycotted parliament earlier this month in protest over the timetable for presidential... [Read more]


Protests grow over Afghan lynching

More than 2,000 people march in Kabul to demand justice for Farkhunda, 28, an Afghan woman beaten to death by a mob last week. See the original post here: Protests grow over Afghan lynching  Read More →