Ecuador's National Assembly passed a law with 77 votes in favor out of 100 assembly members present, namely the Organic Law of the National Identity and Civil Data Management Service, which, among other advances, will enable persons of legal age - 18 years - change their sex in their identity documents.
In an interview with front running Republican Presidential Candidate, Donald Trump, ABC 'news analyst' George Stephanopoulos tried the same vacuous and useless tack: Start with a cheap shot. Insult him. As usual 'The Donald' was ready. He knew well on how to rope-a-dope a smarmy PC liberal.
Twelve million children have been forced to leave school in Nigeria and neighboring countries by violence and attacks against civilians by the extremist Islamist group Boko Haram, claims UNICEF. With Islamic State growing in Libya, increasing violence in Syria causing misery, what does the future hold for 2016?
Some have characterized him as Heath Ledger's character The Joker. He is not. In fact, the U.S. could use the services of the Joker these days. Didn't Thomas Jefferson hold that a bit of revolution now and then was appropriate? At any rate, the U.S. two party system is the front operation for the elite, ruling class that Trump is part of
"It is horrible! It is not the suffering and the death of the animals that is horrible, but the fact that the man without any need for so doing crushes his lofty feeling of sympathy and mercy for living creatures and does violence to himself that he may be cruel. The first element of moral life is abstinence."
Sadly, eyes often glaze over at the latest massacre in Syria, because the story is so repetitive. But what story? A double massacre by 'moderate rebels' in Homs and Damascus, and the subsequent re-spinning of the story, show the wall of disinformation we face.
Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron and his Cabinet Ministers are rigidly consistent in one thing - their inconsistency. On 20 July this year, Defence Minister Michael Fallon was adamant when he told Parliament that Britain would not send ground forces to Iraq or Syria as their deployment would be used by ISIS as anti-Western propaganda.
I think it is entirely possible Donald Trump could be elected President. I am not in favor of it - but then neither am I in favor of any of the other candidates on offer - yet I do think his election is increasingly possible. All this is quite terrible, but that is simply what America is today, terrible
Since the Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in 1992, there have been twenty-one Conferences of Parties - Paris is COP 21 - which to date have established agreements, while little was done in concrete terms to reduce emission of Greenhouse Effect Gases. Why is COP 21 different? Or is it?
The Doomsday Scenario outlined in Part One of this trilogy told the story of a bio-terrorist attack using aerosolized Anthrax and Botulism serotype H, the deadliest poison known to humankind with no antidote, ending with the preparation of Yersinia pestis and Variola major by two rival Islamic State laboratories. Let us play out the simulation.
It's been two weeks since the occurrence of the tragic jet incident between Russia and Turkey. The relations between the two countries do not seem to be settling down anytime soon. When we go back to the first days following it, we can clearly say that both leaders were in favor of resolving the crisis through diplomacy
The adoption on December 9 by the UNSC for the first time ever, of a resolution on youth, peace and security gives pride of place to the next generation in the prevention and resolution of conflict and extremism. Does this mean that we can go back to a 2000 moment, with the adoption of the Millennium Development Goals?
What follows is more than a news report. It is a glimpse through the gates of Hell and an insight into what could very well take place this Christmas in any city, town or village. Following the precept that an informed public is an alerted public and an ignorant public is more susceptible to attacks, let us follow the story through.