Archive for December 12th, 2011

12/12/2011

Republican Creeps and Democratic Enablers

Human Wrongs Watch

By Socialist Worker*

Anti-union, anti-poor, anti-taxes, anti-women, anti-Black, anti-immigrant, anti-gay, anti-environment. But if you’re rich or run a big corporation, then you’re in luck.

Source: Socialist Worker

From Newt Gingrich and Michele Bachmann on the right to the “moderate” Mitt Romney on the just slightly less right, it’s hard to imagine a more vile bunch of people running for the Republican Party presidential nomination. And the Democratic Party wouldn’t want it any other way.

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12/12/2011

‘Never, Never Give Up Your Leading Role’

Human Wrongs Watch

Cairo – ”You proved that you are right, that we were wrong. You are catalysts for reforms. Recognise your capabilities for changing the world”, said Qatar’s first lady sheikha Moza in Doha to 400 “leaders of tomorrow” from 100 countries.

AoC logo: Credit: UN

Addressing a youth meeting on the eve of the fourth Forum of Alliance of Civilisations (AoC) in the Qatari capital on Dec. 11-13, both AoC ambassador sheikha Moza, the UN secretary general Ban Ki-moon, and the top AoC representative Jorge Sampaio, stressed the “new role of the 2 billion young people of the world who can be now educated and connected like no other generation in the history of humanity.”

You are equipped to make your generation a true alliance of civilisations,” said Sampaio, while Ban Ki-moon urged the youth ”Don’t just stay connected! Be united!“.

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