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 […]
Hong Kong’s pro-democracy protesters may finally meet with government negotiators Tuesday, but few are optimistic the barricades will come down soon.
Why HK protests won't end soon, despite talks
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The Guardian Police move to clear Occupy protesters from Parliament Square The Guardian Police made one arrest after hundreds of officers converged on Parliament Square in London on Sunday night in an attempt to remove Occupy Democracy protesters. A Metropolitan police spokesman said that officers were enforcing a notice to desist. Police Attack Occupy London Protest teleSUR English Occupy democracy... [Read more]
Protests in Hong Kong, an economic slowdown and anti-corruption drive in China and a coup in Thailand: Asia is no longer a market of constant growth for luxury goods firms.
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H.K. protests, China slowdown takes sparkle off luxury market
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The Diplomat Hong Kong lawmaker says Occupy movement’s next steps are in Geneva Al Jazeera America But organizers of the so-called “Umbrella Movement” are already searching for new strategies to push for greater electoral freedoms beyond simply occupying parts of the city – and some lawmakers championing the movement are looking to faraway Geneva. Hong Kong Clashes Erupt Despite... [Read more]
The Diplomat Occupy Central: Holding Hong Kong's 'Silent Majority' Hostage The Diplomat Who are the majority in Hong Kong, especially in this chaotic situation? According to recent polls conducted by University of Hong Kong, as of October 2014, 54 percent of the interviewees in Hong Kong opposed “ Occupy Central.” By contrast, only 27 … Hong Kong lawmaker says Occupy movement's... [Read more]
As the stand-off between Hong Kong's government and pro-democracy protesters stretched into its third week, analysts warn the civil disobedience movement could cast a 'long shadow' over the city's economic …
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Protests cast 'long shadow' over Hong Kong's future
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The Diplomat OCCUPY CENTRAL OCCUPY CENTRAL – DAY 18: Full coverage of the day's … South China Morning Post (subscription) 11.15pm: Members of the Occupy Central movement post online details of more alleged attacks by police against protesters on Lung Wo Road. In one post, it was alleged that officers pulled a man by his clothes, even though his hands were already up in … Hong... [Read more]
rabble.ca (blog) rabble.ca series launches tomorrow: Long live Occupy rabble.ca (blog) Three years ago tomorrow, on October 15, 2011, cities across Canada watched Occupy protestors brace for winter. That morning at 10 am, marchers across the country joined to march in solidarity with the protestors on wall street, and rabble.ca was there.
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So far, the Occupy Central protests have proved to be just another passing storm. Like they do when a tropical cyclone closes schools and floods roads, Hong Kong’s 220,000 financial services workers have logged on from home and met with clients over Skype to avoid the rallies blocking streets in key business districts. Twelve of 15 economists surveyed by Bloomberg reaffirmed their 2014 gross... [Read more]
Hong Kong (AFP) – Hong Kong's democracy demonstrators are winning unexpected support from pockets of the city's much-vilified mainland Chinese community, who are defying Beijing's hard line on the protests and a social media backlash from their peers.
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Mainlanders risk backlash to support Hong Kong protests
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