World Food Day
“I have the audacity to believe that peoples everywhere can have three meals a day for their bodies, education and culture for their minds, and dignity, equality and freedom for their spirits.” – From Martin Luther King’s Acceptance Speech, on the occasion of the award of the Nobel Peace Prize in Oslo, December 10, 1964.The Conversation Begins – Discussing Weapons & Poverty
The nature of poverty may seem rather simple on the surface – a lack of food, clothing, water, shelter, education, medicine – yet the underlying factors that cause and influence poverty are quite complex. One of these factors, the irresponsible sale of weapons to developing countries, produces a duality of devastation.Universal Declaration of Human Rights
Looking ahead to the inauguration of a new president of the United States, I began thinking about what sort of world we might want to create, and the initiatives we must undertake in order to see that vision become reality. From a logical perspective it seemed right that ensuring basic human rights for everyone on the planet needs to happen first.Summary of The Media of Argentina
Argentina is one of the more developed countries in South America. As a result, it is one of the most dominant forces in the media in the South American market with over 150 daily newspapers, even more radio and many TV stations. Also, the country has one of the highest rates of people with cable TV.Dig Asia – Discover, Share & Express!
Asia: The Most Populous Continent – Asia is the largest mass on the planet. Asia includes two most populated countries like India and China, in the world. There are some facts about Asia, discussed following for you to chew on.What People Expect of Japan
Many come to Japan carrying different expectations. They expect things so different and even exotic, definitely not the same as they know in their home country. They expect they will find a country where the language, customs, and food are different, where the labour rate is not as high as the cost of living, where people are competing with each other getting into train during rush hour, and where people hide their emotions more than any other cultures.Cell Phones – Annoying Little Life Savers Or Technological Tools Put to Good Use
It is easy to become annoyed by something that you do not fully understand. Modern technology just seems to have that effect on persons of a certain age and demeanor, cell phones are no exception. Some people just find them so damned annoying, and sometimes they are little life savers depending on the situation.Why Google Should Stay Out of China
The Google-China relationship has always been a bit rocky. Recently, China finally drew the line and Google had no choice but to comply or to “get out”. Because this brought up issues of freedom of speech and, control of information, and compromising with ‘the bad guys’ people from all around the world were angered – except in China.Closing Schools in Remote Regions – Destroys a Small Village Or Just Speeds Up the Unavoidable?
The impact of a closed school can, in determined circumstances kill a village. In 2009 2500 schools were closed in Portugal with less than 10 students. On the other side of the Atlantic Ocean, president Obama made a speech saying that education and technology is the future of the country, due to that speech and also due to several government programs schools in remote villages started to be build.The Scourge of Piracy – Then & Now
History can often throw light on current events. The Romans confronted a plague of piracy not unlike the Somali pirates today. Here’s how they dealt with it.