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 […]
Students and staff free to join Occupy Central, says HKU head South China Morning Post (subscription) University of Hong Kong students and staff members are free to take part in Occupy Central and other protests, the university's head said on Wednesday, adding that legal advice would be provided to anyone arrested during a demonstration. Vice … and more »
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Protests put issues on the political agenda, even if Americans oppose those protests.
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Monkey Cage: Americans don’t like protests. But protests may work anyway.
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Forbes Occupy Central Or Not? Hong Kong Won't Accept China's 'Sham' Elections Forbes A showdown is looming in this city. This week, Hong Kongers and other interested parties are likely to find out if the “ Occupy Central” movement will go ahead or not. The Standing Committee of the National People's Congress is currently holding a seven … Police drills, toilet concerns... [Read more]
Cross your legs! Occupy Central organisers worry about toilet facilities for 10000 South China Morning Post (subscription) Occupy Central won't just be about relieving protesters' desire for democracy; organisers say they also have to worry about the 10,000 participants relieving themselves. Food, water and – most of all – toilets were occupying the minds of the organisers …... [Read more]
Washington is becoming increasingly concerned with the mass protests in Pakistan demanding the resignation of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif. Questions are being raised about the political stability of the country and how that could impact U.S. interests in the region. “Washington is watching this protest very carefully, not just because of the inherent domestic threat to the stability in Pakistan …
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TakePart Occupy Activist Who Was Jailed After Clearing of Zuccotti Park Now Works to … TakePart Stacks of disposable zip-tie handcuffs, omnipresent during Occupy Wall Street, dangled from their belts at the ready. While the sight was familiar to the Occupy activist, recently released from 58 days in the jail following a highly controversial trial …
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On the second night in a row without tear gas, the evening’s most tense moment was when two protesters supporting Officer Darren Wilson were evacuated for their own safety.
Six arrests made as protests in Ferguson stay small, peaceful
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Open Democracy Retired detectives to probe claims anti- Occupy Central protesters were paid to … South China Morning Post (subscription) Organisers of Sunday's anti- Occupy Central march will assign retired detectives to look into reports that some participants were paid to show up, after one participating group acknowledged it had offered money to marchers. News organisations were also …... [Read more]
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