Archive for January, 2006

World Social Forum

Monday, January 23rd, 2006

Some colleauges and I are leaving tonight to travel to Caracas, Venezuela for the World Social Forum. This will be the first time I have traveled to Latin America and I look forward to the exposure. I will be presenting on a subject close to my heart, microcredit. for this crowd, i am going to [...]

the corporation

Sunday, January 15th, 2006

saw a great documentary this week called “the corporation.” it told a pretty interesting story about how corporations gained their special legal status as persons. this link to wiki on the subject is a good start. it seems that corporations used the 14th amendment as a private way of escaping pesky government policies. strange things [...]

different tactics, same mission

Tuesday, January 10th, 2006

This is copied word for word from an email I sent out to a friend today. The last paragraph is in reference to a conversation this gentleman and I had yesterday. I had stated that force was only legitimate when there existed a resisting and opposing counter-force. Who do you think is more effective? http://www.greenpeace.org/international/news/whalers-ram-greenpeace-ship. [...]

What does $250 million buy?

Monday, January 9th, 2006

well, i am sure angelina jolie and brad pitt could answer that question in a number of ways but what is it capable of buying in the international sphere? apparently, it is enough money to buy Jordan’s betrayal of the International Criminal Court. amazing that the US still wants to claim that this convention is [...]

CNN.com–At Least 134 Killed…

Thursday, January 5th, 2006

goodness. can Iraq ever become stable under these conditions? is that the wrong question? is it better that democracy is at least seeding in Iraq? but what can be the future hope for democracy when such a large portion of the population refuses not only to participate but actively is fighting the regime? can this [...]