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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 […]




Separate NYPD unit will handle large-scale protests.

A day after backlash caused when NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton said a new elite 350-member anti-terrorism unit would handle future large-scale demonstrations, police walked back the statement. More: Separate NYPD unit will handle large-scale protests.  Read More →


Thousands of Hong Kong police prepare for first mass rally since Occupy – South China Morning Post (subscription)

South China Morning Post (subscription) Thousands of Hong Kong police prepare for first mass rally since Occupy South China Morning Post (subscription) About 2,000 police officers will fan out between Causeway Bay and Central tomorrow to monitor the city's first mass rally since the Occupy sit-ins, according to a police source. They are to act on any unlawful activity, such as illegal road occupation... [Read more]


Pro-democracy group brush off fears of Occupy style sit-in ahead of Hong Kong … – South China Morning Post (subscription)

South China Morning Post (subscription) Pro-democracy group brush off fears of Occupy style sit-in ahead of Hong Kong … South China Morning Post (subscription) Protest organisers brushed off fears of an Occupy style sit-in as they admitted they are still some way short of recruiting 100 marshals for their pro-democracy march on Sunday despite warnings they could face prosecution if they fail... [Read more]


Bangladesh cinemas ban top actor over Hindi film protests

Bangladesh cinemas will boycott movies starring the nation’s top actor after he led protests against the first screening of a Hindi film in decades in the Muslim-majority nation, an official said Thursday. Bollywood blockbuster “Wanted” opened in cinemas on the weekend after Bangladesh’s censor board cleared its nationwide release, following a 50-year ban on Hindi-language films.... [Read more]


Occupy Central protests blamed for increase of cyberbullying in Hong Kong – South China Morning Post (subscription)

Occupy Central protests blamed for increase of cyberbullying in Hong Kong South China Morning Post (subscription) “This is an alarming trend which has been exacerbated by … cyberbullying involving the two opposing camps of the Occupy Central movement,” commissioner Allan Chiang Yam-wang said. “Some internet users’ behaviour in this regard clearly amounted to … Read... [Read more]


The Abbie Hoffman of Occupy – CounterPunch

The Abbie Hoffman of Occupy CounterPunch When the Occupy Wall Street movement burst onto the scene in fall 2011, some people scratched their heads over the participants' use of the word “ occupy .” Why would a protest movement seeking to raise awareness of economic inequality and corporate … Read More  Read More →


Qatar-based cleric urges protests in Egypt on uprising's anniversary

A Qatar-based Muslim cleric called for protests in Egypt on the anniversary of the country's Jan 25 uprising against Hosni Mubarak and said Mohamed Mursi is Egypt's “legitimate” leader, in a speech that may worsen relations between Qatar and Egypt. Sheikh Youssef al-Qaradawi, an Egyptian-born cleric who has close links to the Muslim Brotherhood, has been critical of Egypt's... [Read more]


Qatar-based cleric urges protests in Egypt on uprising's anniversary

A Qatar-based Muslim cleric called for protests in Egypt on the anniversary of the country’s Jan 25 uprising against Hosni Mubarak and said Mohamed Mursi is Egypt’s “legitimate” leader, in a speech that may worsen relations between Qatar and Egypt. Sheikh Youssef al-Qaradawi, an Egyptian-born cleric who has close links to the Muslim Brotherhood, has been critical of Egypt’s... [Read more]


Police evidence against Occupy Central leaders found amusing – South China Morning Post (subscription)

South China Morning Post (subscription) Police evidence against Occupy Central leaders found amusing South China Morning Post (subscription) Although facing prosecution, Occupy Central co-founders Benny Tai Yiu-ting, Dr Chan Kin-man and the Reverend Chu Yiu-ming could not help being amused at some of the police evidence presented to them yesterday. Among the evidence was a video shot … Read... [Read more]


40 dead in DR Congo protests: Human Rights Watch

Forty people have died in protests in the Democratic Republic of Congo against President Joseph Kabila, Human Rights Watch said on Saturday, accusing security forces of using excessive force and then trying to remove evidence. The number of people who have died in DR Congo over the past week in demonstrations against a bill that could extend Kabila's time in power is contested, with the … See... [Read more]