Daily Archives: December 29, 2019

US POLITICS: Sanders Polling Surge Reportedly Forcing Democratic Establishment to Admit He Can Win

‘People Should Take Him Very Seriously’

“He has a very good shot of winning Iowa, a very good shot of winning New Hampshire, and other than Joe Biden, the best shot of winning Nevada,” said one former Obama adviser.

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), a 2020 Democratic presidential candidate, speaks to supporters at an Immigration Town Hall in San Ysidro, California on December 20, 2019. (Photo: Sandy Huffaker/AFP via Getty Images)

Sen. Bernie Sanders’ recent surge in national and early-state polls, enthusiastic progressive base, and resilience in the aftermath of his heart attack have reportedly forced some within the Democratic establishment who were previously dismissive of the Vermont senator to concede—both in private and in public—that he could ultimately run away with the party’s presidential nomination.        Continue reading

Opinion: REFLECTION BEFORE RESOLUTION in 2020 — By Yvonne Sam

–By Yvonne Sam

Soon we will be arriving at the end of the year.  The end of the decade. The end of the first 20 years of the twenty first century.  On a cautionary note, before venturing into the realm of New Year resolutions, let us painstakingly reflect on what has come about so far in this century, for evil and for good.

First on the list is the explosion of social media. Which human being would have presaged that such a thing would literally change not only how we interact, but most of all how we live our lives?  Social media has quickened the flow of information around the world, and not necessarily for the better. Lies, distortions, innuendos, and personal hatred are spread just as rapidly (if not more so) than truth and facts.        Continue reading

Will Brexit be the End of English as an Official EU Language? Jane Setter | The Guardian UK

Jane Setter | The Guardian UK

Now that we know that Boris Johnson will “get Brexit done” by the end of January 2020, what are the implications for English as an official language of the European Union and in the European parliament? Could it stop being used when Britain leaves? 

In 2016 Danuta Hübner, a MEP and chair of the European parliament’s constitutional affairs committee, was quoted as saying, “If we don’t have the UK, we don’t have English.” But is it as simple as that?        Continue reading

There is no ‘ethnic impetus’ with regards to domestic abuse – Caribbean Voice

From Caribbean Voice – A registered tax exempt NGO

With respect to a recent letter in the Guyana media, The Caribbean Voice (TCV) categorically and emphatically states that there is no ‘ethnic impetus’ for domestic violence. There never has been and anyone familiar with the literature will know that no research, survey, poll or study has ever found ‘ethnic impetus’ for domestic violence.

The letter cited a recent article in the Stabroek News, by Queens, New York City based lawyer and activist, Aminta Khilawan, and then stated “I believe she did not go far enough in capturing the racial elements in cases of domestic violence, suicide and abuse among Guyanese.”              Continue reading