Anyone who has gone to an Office Depot or Staples or any of the other countless office supply stores has seen how many different office chairs that are available. Opinion – The formal written decision rendered by a judge or court in a case reciting the governing facts and legal principles of a case, and the reasons upon which the decision is based. The growth of this movement spurred on major new movements and political activism, driven almost exclusively by organized and ‘politically awakened’ civilians. Driven largely by the Internet, this movement has awakened a mass of people globally to the political and strategic reality of what is known — in military terms — as a false flag operation”, in which an attack is carried out against a certain target, where those undertaking the attack fly the flag of someone else (i.e., false flag”) in an effort to implicate them in the attack; and thus the response to an attack would be against the perceived attackers. Whole Cloth at the National Museum of American History. A curriculum on “the history of textiles, and the technology and science of their invention and use”. The site includes a section “Labor and Industrial Life”. History of International Migration Online articles (html files) on migration history; a bibliography works on gender, migration and ethnicity compiled by Marlou Schrover, Leiden University (PDF file). The authors of Social Activism in Southeast Asia concur with Scott that Southeast Asia maintains highly controlled regimes with varying levels of democracy and forms of repression. This edited volume by Michele Ford contains empirically rich chapters on various issues related to democracy, human rights, and labour. Specifically, it includes chapters (in this order) on: the separatist movement in Aceh (Edward Aspinall), democratic movement in the Philippines (Vincent Boudreau), organic agriculture movement in Indonesia (Nicola Edwards), migrant workers’ movement on the Thai-Burmese border town of Mae Sot (Dennis Arnold), labour activism in Thailand (Andrew Brown and Sakdina Chatrakul Na Ayudhya), anti-globalization movement in the Philippines (Dominique Caouette and Teresa S. Encarnacion Tadem), peace movement in Timor-Leste (Thushara Dibley), sex worker rights movement in Cambodia (Larissa Sandy), sexual rights activism in Malaysia (Julian C.H. Lee), and feminist movement (vis-à-vis religious right) in Singapore (Lenore Lyons). I read this hub last night, and got up to find reports on Daily Kos of ‘pre-emptive strikes’ by county police on protestors at the Republican National Convention. Keep in mind that the protestors are separated from the convention-they are nowhere near it, and are inside a holding area. The police spent three hours holding Wiccan protestors at gun point while looking for explosives by searching each person. They had no explosives. If they did have explosives, they could blow up themselves, that’s it. Even the Demoncratice Convention had police in military vehicles riding around in riot gear with assault rifles. I believe ‘pre-emptive strikes’ on peaceful protest groups are what in better days most people would call harassment.
In criminal trials, the agreement is called a plea bargain. In a plea bargain, the defendant pleads guilty to a lesser charge in return for a lower sentence. Some plea bargains occur because the defendant doesn’t want to risk a guilty verdict on a more serious charge, while the prosecutor doesn’t want to risk getting no conviction at all. Other plea bargains occur as compensation for testimony in another case. For instance, the prosecutor may be sure he can convict a defendant on drug dealing, but he might let the dealer plead down to mere drug possession if he testifies against a drug lord. Any plea bargain must be approved by a judge, and the judge can reject a plea bargain he disagrees with. But this rarely happens. Presidential elections in Venezuela are scheduled for next year, and a number of outcomes are possible. If they are actually held even somewhat fairly and the opposition unites in their participation in them, experts say it could be the end for Maduro — and a blow to the political revolution that brought him into power. Or in the face of a united opposition Maduro could double down on his repression — and push Venezuela even closer to dictatorship. 58. D. Gribble, ‘Good News for Francisco Ferrer—How Anarchist Ideals in Education Have Survived Around the World’, in J. Purkis and J. Bowen (Eds), Changing Anarchism: Anarchist Theory and Practice in a Global Age (Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2004), pp. 181-198, p. 183. Capitalism stifles some, opportunity has an ebb and flow. Cronyism and special interests confound the free market, People like Madoff and corporate interests like Enron and BP use the whole system in a way you or I could never hope to or want to. They shake it to it’s foundations like a 9.5 earthquake and make us all look like fools, and a fool and his money are soon parted. That’s capitalism. Socialism attempts to provide for those who for one reason or another can’t provide for themselves. The food stamp program is one of these programs, and I know many people and families who couldn’t survive without them. Sometimes it’s easy for those who are beyond those things (foodstamps, etc.) to understand that a mixture of socialism isn’t always a bad thing. The Constitution enshrines the fundamental rights of the individual. It also comprises the fundamental principles and basic framework for the three organs of state – the Executive (consists of the President, Prime Minister and other ministers responsible for government affairs and accountable to the Parliament), the Legislature (consists of the President and Parliament with its legislative authority responsible for enacting legislation) and the Judiciary (the various courts of law which operate independent of the Executive and Legislature).