“The only certain thing, death and taxes” (unless you are a big corporation in the UK). The Putney Debates strike back
First stated by Daniel Defoe, in The Political History of the Devil, 1726: “Things as certain as death and taxes, can be more firmly believed.” Benjamin Franklin in 1789, gave it its current form: “‘In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.” Is death… »
Exclusive: As Obama and Romney Agree on Afghan War, Israel and Syria, Third Parties Give Alternative
In the last of our exclusive “Expanding the Debate” series, we bring you highlights of our coverage of last night’s final presidential debate between President Obama and Mitt Romney, with the added voices of third-party candidates. As Obama and Romney faced off for the last time before the general election,… »
By now everyone knows that President Chavez won the presidential election in Venezuela. In one sense, we can say that “the people” (el pueblo) have won on Oct 7. However, these words do not reflect the entire experience. The most interesting thing about this election is its rather impressive process. »
Changing times, same needs: The Putney Debates and London Occupy Assemblies In 1647 England witnessed a remarkable moment, a revolutionary moment in which people demanded universal human rights, the Army attemped to become democratic electing its officers and a spiritual challenge to established power combined with demands for access to… »
http://bit.ly/TKeZrPAs Ecuador offers asylum to Julian Assange at its London Embassy with the Foreign Office doing Olympic-size legal somersaults to try to justify storming it, we hear that both the UK and the US have been helping the Syrian rebels, secretly, without any consultation with their parliaments, just to… »
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