The Trump administration’s highly unusual step of boycotting several sessions of the highly respected Inter-American Human Rights Commission (IAHRC) was a bad mistake that will weaken US efforts to condemn Cuba, Venezuela, Ecuador and other systematic human rights abusers.
This week we asked the man/woman in the street if more emphasis should be placed on arts education in schools. Their responses follow:
`Yes, because it will keep the children’s minds occupied, some may prefer arts and anything to do with drama and dancing rather than the book work.
Justin Podur interviews Joan Joy Grant Cummings
Justin Podur is a Toronto-based writer who blogs at podur.org.
Joan Joy Grant Cummings, based in Jamaica, is a volunteer at the Caribbean Development Activist Women’s Network (DAWN) and a former President of the National Action Committee on the Status of Women (NAC) Canada.
People dying from AIDS in the present time seems rare. There was a time when people would die, especially the young, and one would often hear, “De big truck knock she down” or “He had de truck.”
‘Big truck’ is a colloquial term for describing the disease.
The Greek classical scholar, Aristophanes of Byzantium, is hailed as the patient father of punctuation for his pioneering efforts to sort out the complex comprehension and proper pronunciation of his native language 2200 years ago.
What happened last week at a meeting of Latin American nations with China and other Asian countries in the Chilean city of Vina del Mar is a prime example of how President Donald Trump’s isolationism will diminish US influence in world affairs.
NEW DELHI – India’s parliamentary system, inherited from the British, is rife with ineffiencies. By the logic of Westminster, you elect a legislature to form the executive, and when the executive does not command a secure majority in the legislative assembly, the government falls, triggering fresh elections.
One fine Sunday evening, three months ago, Sri Lankan carolling churchgoers were stunned into sudden silence when they eagerly picked up their Christmas music sheets at one of the country’s biggest Catholic services, in preparation for reciting a beloved prayer.
The sight of the PPP/C leadership traipsing to the headquarters of the Special Organised Crime Unit (SOCU) in relation to the Sparendaam Housing Project (Prado 2) has again raised the expectation, particularly among APNU+AFC supporters, that they are on the verge of some kind of reckoning for the massive corruption we have been made to understand existed under the PPP/C government.
OSLO (Reuters) – Cities from Oslo to Sydney are setting goals to curb climate change that exceed national targets, causing tensions with central governments about who controls policy over green energy and transport and construction.
A new report on President Trump’s proposed $21.6 billion wall on the border with Mexico is the clearest evidence I have seen so far that Trump’s obsession with undocumented Mexican immigrants is based on false data, and is aimed at stirring up racial panic for political gain.