There were, on the surface, many winners and losers in Scotland’s referendum vote last week. The big winner for the “No” voters of course, was the United Kingdom or as some British papers referred to it, the "Reunited Kingdom.” To the “Yes” voters, the biggest loser of course, was their well-meaning, but somewhat idealized vision of an independent Scotland, a lifelong dream for many of them. There
By Suzanne Surbeck on Sep 22, 2014
Voices of environmentalists, activists, businesses, labor unions, civics leaders and concerned citizens of the world were heard Sunday in every conceivable language and culture. Solidarity rallies ranged from a handful of people in Syria and 800 gathered in a Protect the Salish Sea march in Washington to over 310,000 people taking to the streets in New York City in the People's Climate March; wit
By Delilah Jean Williams on Sep 22, 2014
A significant number of black Democrats in Missouri are not just vowing to but have actually organized to withhold support in the upcoming elections from any candidate — Democrat, Republican or Independent — whom they deem as “disrespectful” of the black community. According to The Associated Press, the just organized Fannie Lou Hamer Coalition, headquartered in St. Louis, will monitor political
By Herbert Dyer, Jr. on Sep 22, 2014
At the center of the Clinton Global Initiative underway this week in New York City, location of the foundation's headquarters and its 10th annual meeting, are commitments to and calls for action on a variety of issues. Health, especially women's health, has been a high priority for CGI, whose founder and driving personality is Bill Clinton, the former two-term president whose eight years in office
By John Michael Spinelli on Sep 22, 2014
CDC estimates half a million cases by the end of January The Ebola virus is a severe, often fatal viral infection in humans, with a case fatality risk of up to 91 percent in previous outbreaks. The rapidly evolving Ebola outbreak in West Africa is the largest documented in history, both in terms of the number of people infected and in the geographic spread. The high morbidity and mortality have in
By Debbie Nicholson on Sep 22, 2014
New Zealand’s Prime Minister, John Key, fresh from the re-election victory of his centre-right National Party in Saturday’s general election wants to make a clean break with New Zealand’s colonial past and excise the Union Jack from his country’s flag. Mr Key told reporters, Monday, it was time to banish the Union Jack that appears in the top left of New Zealand’s flag, symbolizing his nation’s fo
By Robert Myles on Sep 22, 2014
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