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. […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
South China Morning Post (subscription) Occupy Central co-founders 'to hand themselves in to police on December 5' South China Morning Post (subscription) Legislator Priscilla Leung Mei-fun of the Business and Professionals Alliance criticised Occupy Central founders' plan to turn themselves in to the police early next month. “They are calling ten thousand people to follow them.... [Read more]
US President Barack Obama urged calm ahead of a grand jury decision expected to trigger protests in the restive town of Ferguson, where the FBI arrested two men on firearms charges. A grand jury in the St Louis suburb of Ferguson is looking at the racially charged shooting that saw white police officer Darren Wilson shoot unarmed 18-year-old Michael Brown, an African American.
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How have the protests affected the economy in the Saint Louis region? It depends on where you live.
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Ferguson protests are hurting local businesses — just not as much as you may think
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Mirror.co.uk Occupy Democracy demo: Live updates as group protests in Parliament Square Mirror.co.uk Announcing the event on the Occupy website, a statement said: “We’re coming together because we want genuine democracy – free from corporate influence – where our voices count. “Our votes, so hard won by the struggles of previous generations, have … Occupy London... [Read more]
International Business Times Hong Kong Protests: Occupy Central Site Faces Eviction Threat, But Protesters … International Business Times HONG KONG — The Occupy Central protest site in Mong Kok is calm — for now. Protesters sleep on plastic mats under makeshift tarpaulins, lounge in a pop-up library, or busy themselves securing supplies for the many “resource stations”... [Read more]
Bouaké (Ivory Coast) (AFP) – Ivory Coast soldiers returned to their barracks on Wednesday after protests over a pay dispute in several cities that saw them storm a TV station and set up barricades, soldiers and residents said.
I.Coast soldiers return to barracks after protests over pay
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Tensions spiked at democracy protests that have gripped Hong Kong for nearly two months as a small group of activists clashed with police while trying to break into the city’s legislature early Wednesday.
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Hong Kong police arrest 6 as protesters try to storm legislature; organizers condemn clashes
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Hong Kong protesters urged to refocus struggle on long-term goal South China Morning Post (subscription) “If the Occupy movement has already stirred up considerable social grievances, it signals that the disruption it caused might have exceeded the [acceptable] level and thus [protesters] should change their methods of struggle,” Chan, a sociologist at … Occupy organizer resigns... [Read more]
The police chief leading the response to protests over the death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, has been accused of dishonesty by demonstrators after denying that officers shot at them with rubber bullets and claiming that only criminals were teargassed.
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St Louis police chief says only criminals were teargassed at Ferguson protests
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Four more Occupy student protesters 'barred from entering mainland China' South China Morning Post (subscription) The failed trips came to light after three representatives from the Federation of Students – one of the groups leading Occupy – on Saturday were barred from boarding just hours before they were to fly to Beijing, where they planned to press their …
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