Daily Archives: May 24, 2014

Why Is America in Decline? Chris Hedges on the U.S. Empire – video

Why Is America in Decline? Chris Hedges on the U.S. Empire – video 

Published on Jul 1, 2013

Death of the Liberal Class is a non-fiction book by American author and journalist Chris Hedges published in October 2010 by Nation Books. It falls into the literary genre of the jeremiad, which has a long tradition in the United States. According to Hedges, it is a book that chronicles the destruction of populist and radical movements within society, particularly in the United States.[1]

Since these movements are the principal force by which democratic societies “open up”, Death of the Liberal Class argues that social movements, which provided “all the true correctives to American democracy”, have been undercut by corporate co-opting of the traditional liberal forces of the USA, notably the labor unions, press, churches, universities and the Democratic Party. The “liberal class” consists of the people who fill the ranks of these institutions, ie., journalists, clergy, teachers, and politicians.   Continue reading

London’s Holy Turf War – Muslim versus Christian patrols – video

London’s Holy Turf War

Over the last year a quasi-religious turf war has sprung up on the streets of London. Young radicalised Muslim patrols are enforcing Shariah law in the capital. In reaction, far right Christian Patrols are also taking the law into their own hands.

Since the Woolwich killing, anti-Muslim rhetoric as been at an all time high, and the right-wing Christian Patrols are only exacerbating the rising tensions.  Continue reading

Guyana: Capitol News Videos – May 23, 2014

CAPITOL NEWS – VIDEOS

  • LIAT begins using larger aircraft
  • Colwyn Harding files lawsuit
  • Tower staff not paid and GPL disconnects power to hotel
  • New Tetra Pak recycling plant launched
  • Teen remanded on drug charges
  • GT&T & Ministry of Culture collaborate on Art Publication
  • Crisis looms at UG

Click links below to view the videos:

LIAT begins using larger aircraft

Posted: 23 May 2014 03:55 PM PDT

Caribbean carrier LIAT has upgraded its aircraft with the hope of offering better services to Guyanese market. The arrival of the first LIAT 68-seat ATR 72-600 aircraft at the Ogle International Airport is said to be part of the company’s move to upgrade its fleet of aircraft. Guyanese pilot Christopher Cameron was the man who […] Continue reading

Brazil strikes dampen World Cup optimism – commentary

Brazil World Cup Poster 2014

Brazil World Cup Poster 2014

Brazil strikes dampen World Cup optimism

Weeks away from the start of the World Cup, strikes and protests in Brazil have raised concerns over security during the tournament, and renewed public doubts about the wisdom of spending an estimated US$11 billion (including $4 billion on 12 new and renovated stadiums) on a event that will add, according to most economists, no more than 0.2 percentage points to the economy.

Earlier this week civil police forces in 17 states, including São Paulo, halted most activities to protest for better salaries and stricter laws. The head of the union told reporters that policemen were “tired of seeing criminals walk free three or four days after we arrest them.” The shutdown led to looting in several parts of the city – eventually quelled through the deployment of the national guard and army troops. Widespread strikes by bus companies, for similar grievances, resulted in mayhem on public transit networks as some 300,000 affected commuters struggled to find alternative transport. Earlier in the week, there were also strikes by teachers.    Continue reading

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