Daily Archives: 05/15/2017

On the Making of My Convent Novel – By Rosaliene Bacchus

Three Worlds One Vision

When my friend and poet, Angela Consolo Mankiewicz, told me that my second novel had to be about my life in the convent, I balked at the idea. To embark on a journey back to a time and place that caused me grief would require some meaningful purpose. The 2012 documentary film, Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence in the House of God, exploring the first known public protest against clerical sex abuse in the US, gave me the impetus I needed.

My convent novel, inspired by real events that took place in Guyana in the 1970s, had to be relevant to the present. To bash the nuns and priests would be unjust. Most religious men and women that I lived and worked with had devoted their lives to their God and strove to live according to His teachings. I have long forgiven those who had betrayed or abandoned me when…

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Trump’s Comey Treatment Is the Stuff of Which Netanyahu’s Nightmares Are Made – Analysis

Analysis  //  Trump’s Comey Treatment Is the Stuff of Which Netanyahu’s Nightmares Are Made 

Lame reaction of Republican lawmakers and strong support of GOP voters for FBI director’s dismissal is bad omen for Israel’s right wing

Chemi Shalev | Haaretz

One shouldn’t envy Benjamin Netanyahu right now. You can easily imagine him waking up with a jolt in the middle of the night, covered in sweat, after another one of Trump’s traumatic tweets haunt in his nightmares. “I thought Bibi was OK. What an actor. What a disappointment. Loser!” reads one. “Netanyahu sucked up to me like crazy. I didn’t buy it, but everyone can see his true colours. The tapes will prove!” reads another. Then there’s “The Democrats couldn’t stand Bibi but suddenly they’re on his side? Give me a break!” or “Netanyahu talks the talk but doesn’t walk the walk. Sad!” or, the ultimate horror:  “Netanyahu’s tried long enough. It’s time Israelis gave someone else a chance, like Americans. Is Yair Lapid the guy?”      Continue reading

Who Was Behind the Firing of FBI Director James Comey? – By Prof Michel Chossudovsky

Who Was Behind the Firing of FBI Director James Comey? What Political Interests are Being Served? Who is Andrew McCabe?

By Prof Michel Chossudovsky – Global Research, May 13, 2017
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The recommendation to fire Comey did not emanate from the White House. It was an initiative of US Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, who prepared a three page memorandum, which  criticized James Comey for his handling of the Clinton email investigation and the release of his October 28, 2016 Second Letter to Congress 11 days before Election Day.

The Attorney General’s office visibly acted in defiance of the White House.     Continue reading

Fairness in Mental Health Awareness – By Yvonne Sam

Fairness in Mental Health Awareness

By Yvonne Sam

In Canada, the first week in May is designated as Mental Illness Awareness Week, and one day of that is devoted to schizophrenia awareness. From the standpoint of a qualified mental health professional and a concerned citizen I daresay that we need more than a week, in any given year to be aware of mental health and its impact on our society.

That time is far too short. We need time to not only be aware of the illness but also time to collectively ponder on our treatment of those among us who have mental illness, and press for political action to right that wrong.      Continue reading

Guyana News Headlines Links – Kaieteur News – May 14, 2017

News – 14 May 2017

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