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Sep.01.2012
August 31st 2012
The Caribbean and Climate Change: Does anyone care? By Rebecca Theodore by DevilsAdvocate / August 30th, 2012 Share on facebook Share on twitter Share on email Share on print More Sharing Services 0 As the debate on climate change continues to gain momentum, it has aggressively anchored onto the shores of the Caribbean, changing tides, and personalities and...
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Jul.14.2012
Nation of Change
“The long shadow of Sarah Palin still hangs over vice presidential politics,” writes Jennifer Lawless, director of American University's Women and Politics Institute. While many critics argue that Palin’s legacy has seriously scarred the image of women in politics in America and imprison the image of the dominant Other, it is often forgotten that feminism as a...
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Jun.12.2012
Nation of Change
Of all the challenges that present themselves as obstacles to peace in the Caribbean, none equals the growing threat of homophobia. Flagged on the slates of religion as a barbaric, sodomy and sinful way of living that transgresses the natural role and aim of sexual activity and does not possess values common with morality; homophobia is now fulfilling the...
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Sep.14.2011
If drug control is fundamental in maintaining a healthy society and in preventing the suffering and harm caused to individuals and society by drug abuse and drug trafficking, then its threat to the security and stability of Haiti presents a frightening picture. While the International Narcotics Control Board continues to uphold its mandate of strengthening...
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Sep.14.2011
A terrorist attack in Oslo, Norway! No, it’s not. It’s unrelated to al Qaeda or any other terror movement. It is the work of one of its own citizens. It is the work of a madman. Situated in the western part of the Scandinavian Peninsula, Norway’s constitutional monarchy style government feared nothing from attacks by Islamic militants. Even though there has...
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Sep.14.2011
If liberal democratic theory and practice in America thrives under the classical social contract tradition of Hobbes, Locke, and Rousseau, then it would be sacrilegious of me to suggest something different. Why fix it if it is not broken? On the other hand, if the social contract poses challenges of extreme nationalism, bigotry, racism, xenophobia and unavoidable...
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Sep.14.2011
“Beware the insidious wiles of foreign influence.” In fervent warning, this message now transcends the stages of American politics in a new Republican platform that excels the isolationist foreign policy of the Gilded Age. Thus, the commonly held belief that America has historically been a nation driven by the ideology of isolationism is not only manifested in...
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Sep.14.2011
The deadline is August 2. Democrats and Republicans must come to a resolution to raise the $14.3 trillion limit or the federal government could risk default. While it seems the fitting close of a strong sales presentation, Obama on the other hand is not alarmed, for he is well learnt in the art of negotiation. His ‘hard bargaining’ tactics are evident. The 14th...