Daily Archives: October 4, 2012

The First US Presidential Debate 2012 – analysis – 4 articles

William Rivers Pitt | A Nationally Televised Presidential Fail

William Rivers Pitt, Truthout: Last night’s presidential debate was a mess. Mr. Obama was cautious and failed to pin Mitt Romney down on his contradictions and outright fabrications.      Read the Article

At Last Night’s Debate: Romney Told 27 Myths in 38 Minutes

Igor Volsky, ThinkProgress: Pundits lauding Mitt Romney’s debate performance are ignoring the fact that he misled viewers.    Read the Article

The Media Can Now Get the Electoral Horse Race It Wants

Matt Stoller, Naked Capitalism: There’s a simple reason Obama performed poorly in last night’s debate: He has failed at solving many of the core problems facing America.  Read the Article

Paul Krugman | A Presidential Campaign With No Plan B

Paul Krugman, Krugman & Co.: Even if you think that Mitt Romney’s economic plan is going to yield prosperity, the benefits to the middle class will only be seen through a trickle-down effect that is akin to Bush-style policies.      Read the Article

Dave Martins & the Tradewinds – Orlando – October 20, 2012

Agricola fatal shooting…Murder charges for three cops – updates

Agricola fatal shooting…Murder charges for three cops

OCTOBER 2, 2012 | BY  | FILED UNDER NEWS

The Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) has advised the Guyana Police Force to institute murder charges against three of its ranks involved in a raid which resulted in the shooting death of 17-year-old Agricola resident, Shaquille Grant.
The teen met his demise in controversial circumstances on September 11.     Continue reading

Guyana, Trinidad to partner on several large agriculture estates

Guyana, Trinidad to partner on several large agriculture estates

OCTOBER 3, 2012 | BY  |

Trinidad (CMC – The Trinidad and Tobago government says it ‘is moving to establish” a food security facility with Guyana.

Finance Minister Larry Howai, delivering the TT$58.4 billion (One TT dollar = US$0.16 cents) budget on Monday, said that with agricultural land becoming less and less available in Trinidad and Tobago, the Kamla Persad Bissessar administration is now looking to its fellow Caribbean Community (CARICOM) country to deal with the situation.     Continue reading

Ramu Comes Home For Christmas – Richard Rupnarain

Ramu Comes Home For Christmas 

by Richard Rupnarain

The song I’ll be Home for Christmas is perhaps the inner longing of most people as the holiday season approaches. For Ramu, a Guyanese living in the Bronx with his Puerto Rican wife whom none of his family members had ever met, it was like a dream come through. After ten years in America, mostly as an illegal alien, he was finally going home for Christmas.

Travel with him and his wife as they journey to Guyana and share in the excitement of his family and friends as they prepare to welcome him home to a traditional Guyanese Christmas. With the kids off to school and the workers already in the factories, offices and cane fields, Plantation Annandale should have been a relatively quiet place at that time of the morning. But not that week! It was ten days to Christmas and everyone, regardless of religious persuasion, was frantically trying to get household chores completed in time for the holidays.   [more …  Ramu comes home for Christmas – Richard Rupnarain]

The Betrayal of America’s Middle Class – commentary

The Betrayal of America’s Middle Class Was a Choice, Not an Accident

Wednesday, 03 October 2012 00:00 By Amy B Dean, Truthout | Interview

The outsourcing of good jobs, the elimination of pensions, rampant home foreclosures; skyrocketing higher education costs and mounting debt: Given these stark realities, the American middle class seems to be sinking fast. The renowned reporting team of Donald Barlett and James Steele insists it is no accident.

Trade policy, tax cuts and other incentives that have been implemented in Washington since the Reagan era have allowed corporations to score record profits at the expense of the American workforce. Donald Barlett and James Steele, recipients of two Pulitzer Prizes and two National Magazine Awards, powerfully advanced this thesis in their 1992 bestseller, “America: What Went Wrong?”     [more ]

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