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Alberta Politics: News Satire: U.S. will not tolerate foreigners acting like Americans, officials say

ILLUSTRATIONS: A map showing some of the countries in which the United States has interfered in the political process (grabbed from Geology.com). Below: U.S. CIA Director John O. Brennan, Democratic Party candidate Hillary Clinton and Republican candid… . . . → Read More: Alberta Politics: News Satire: U.S. will not tolerate foreigners acting like Americans, officials say

Things Are Good: Uruguay Defeated Big Tobacco

Large tobacco companies that operation multinationally and earn billions of dollars a year off of an unhealthy addictive drug often fight poor nations. They fight poor nations in the courts and the markets when those poor nations try to increase the well being of their citizens by managing tobacco sales. Recently Uruguay won a legal […]

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Montreal Simon: José Mujica: The Pauper President Steps Down

In a world groaning under the weight of poverty, ignorance, and war, it's hard to imagine how we will ever solve all our problems.Or even save the planet from destruction.In a world full of grubby self serving politicians, it's hard to find a political hero.But I do have one, and his name is José . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: José Mujica: The Pauper President Steps Down

Montreal Simon: The Country That Dared Challenge The Great War on Marijuana

It's a small country of just over three million people wedged between Argentina and Brazil. But little Uruguay has just done what other bigger countries have never dared to do: legalize the production and sale of marijuana.And for that I see is already attracting the unwanted attention of the Drug Czars at the United . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: The Country That Dared Challenge The Great War on Marijuana

Bill Longstaff: A politician of rare humility and wisdom

Uruguay is not a very important country in the grand scheme of international affairs, so we don’t hear much about it. Nor about its president, José Mujica. We should hear more. President Mujica is a politician who serves as a model for others of his profession.

To begin with, he rejects the trappings of power. . . . → Read More: Bill Longstaff: A politician of rare humility and wisdom

The Canadian Progressive | News & Analysis: In Uruguay, Marriage Equality Is Approved

Same-Sex Marriage Law is a Win for Fundamental Rights By: Human Rights Watch | Press Release NEW YORK – The Uruguay Senate, in approving a bill on April 2, 2013, to legalize same-sex marriage, has moved to guarantee marriage equality and diminish discrimination, Human Rights Watch said. The vote was 23 to 8. […]

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Cowichan Conversations: Several South American Countries Are Showing Us The Way Back To Democracy!

Richard Hughes-Political Blogger

 

Do you remember when Canada was seen as a friendly, socially progressive country? Well, perhaps not, but I will bet that your parents do.

We have lost ground and are now a reactionary anti-science- pro military, right wing led and controlled country. We are going backward actually and yet . . . → Read More: Cowichan Conversations: Several South American Countries Are Showing Us The Way Back To Democracy!