Daily Archives: April 26, 2015

Guyana: PPP/C unveils Manifesto for the 2015 elections

Guyana: PPP/C unveils Manifesto for the 2015 elections

PPPC Manifesto 2015

PPPC Manifesto 2015 – click to enlarge

MESSAGE FROM PRESIDENT DONALD RAMOTAR AND PRIME MINISTERIAL CANDIDATE ELISABETH HARPER

This Manifesto – Guyana Version 2.0 – sets out how the PPP/C seeks to continue serving all the people of Guyana, so that our country is one where the next generation does even better than the past, with current transformation and modernization.

This Manifesto highlights the next phase of our long-term economic plan, which builds on the remarkable progress that Guyana has made under successive PPP/C Governments.   Continue reading

Raising a black son in America + The danger of silence – 2 TED videos by Clint Smith

Clint Smith: How to raise a black son in America

Published on Apr 23, 2015

As kids, we all get advice from parents and teachers that seems strange, even confusing. This was crystallized one night for a young Clint Smith, who was playing with water guns in a dark parking lot with his white friends. In a heartfelt piece, the poet paints the scene of his father’s furious and fearful response.

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The hidden reason for poverty the world – violence and law enforcement – Gary Haugen TED video

Gary Haugen: The hidden reason for poverty the world needs to address now

Published on Apr 21, 2015 – Collective compassion has meant an overall decrease in global poverty since the 1980s, says civil rights lawyer Gary Haugen. Yet for all the world’s aid money, there’s a pervasive hidden problem keeping poverty alive. Haugen reveals the dark underlying cause we must recognize and act on now –  violence and the lack of law enforcement for poor people.

Saudi policy in Yemen: Sign of an inferiority complex vs Iran? (+video)

By Scott Peterson, Staff writer CSM – April 23, 2015

Rarely does the slow-burn regional rivalry between Saudi Arabia and Iran erupt into violence as it has in Yemen, and rarely with such a lack of strategic impact.

After a month of airstrikes against Iranian-allied Houthi rebels that have left nearly 1,000 people dead, Saudi leaders – under pressure from their US and Yemen   allies – abruptly declared victory Tuesday and said the thrust of their ongoing efforts would be political, not military.   Continue reading

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