Saturday, November 3, 2007

Martial Law Imposed In Pakistan

November 3rd, 2007 2:32 pm


The U.S. should BUTT OUT.
Rice is a fine one to talk about opposing "extra-constitutional means." Did the U.S. use extra-constitutional means to invade and occupy Iraq?

The Pakistani people are fully capable of handling their own political affairs. No other nation state should intervene or in any way complicate the situation.

— EthicalDemocracy,

Chithra KarunaKaran
Ethical Democracy As Lived Practice

Ethical Voters can EDUCATE a Progressive candidate like Obama

Ethical democracy and an ethical candidacy are the need of the hour.
We need ethical debate.It’s important that Barack Obama continue to speak as he did about educational inequities for Blacks and other ‘minority majorities’ of color (when we stand together we are a majority). It’s important that Obama continue to mention Jena because it has become a national symbol of continuing racial hatred/bias/prejudice by a whole new generation of whites against blacks.

The mis-education and dis-information fed to the shop-until-they-drop American public by their white-controlled media ( see Bill Moyers of PBS, on the FCC) and their government as well as some of the current candidates will no doubt continue unabated.

But candidates like Obama can speak authentically about racism and inequity even if they might have been generationally too young to directly take leadership in the civil rights struggles of the 60’s.
Maybe Obama should have said “Everybody has got a WHITE sheep in the family.” when he referred to that white supremacist and neo-imperialist Dick Cheney. That would have got the attention of his supporters and the media.
It would have reversed the stereotype and jogged people’s thinking.
People get the government they deserve. It is up to progressive voters to educate progressive candidates like Obama so that he will continue to address/offer solutions on issues of economic justice, civil rights, healthcare, housing and education, foreign policy (with the US as an ethically responsible player not a predatory one).
Chithra KarunaKaran

— Posted by Chithra KarunaKaran

No. India should NOT have special privileges in UN membership

India should be given 'augmented' voice in UN: Hillary Clinton
Thursday, November 01, 2007 19:51 IST

WASHINGTON: India, which has 'special significance' as an emerging power, should be given a bigger voice in regional and international institutions like the UN, Hillary Clinton, the Democratic frontrunner for the upcoming US Presidential election has said.

"....India has a special significance both as an emerging power and as the world's most populous democracy. As co-chair of the Senate India Caucus, I recognize the tremendous opportunity presented by India's rise and the need to give the country an augmented voice in regional and international institutions, such as the UN," Clinton, who according to polls is leading in the race to become the next US President, said.

The former first lady also said terrorists are increasingly finding safe havens in Pakistan, its staunch ally in the war on terror, and called for "redoubling" of efforts in the South Asian country.

"Terrorists are increasingly finding safe havens in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas of Pakistan," Clinton wrote in an Essay in the respected Foreign Affairs Magazine.

She also said America's relationship with China will be 'the most important bilateral relationship' in the world.

"The US and China have vastly different values and political systems, yet even though we disagree profoundly on issues ranging from trade to human rights, religious freedom, labor practices, and Tibet, there is much that the US and China can and must accomplish together," Clinton said.

The Democratic senator slammed the Bush administration for 'squandering the respect, trust, and confidence of even our closest allies and friends'.

After 9/11, Clinton said the world rallied behind the US and 'we had a historic opportunity to build a broad global coalition to combat terror, increase the impact of our diplomacy, and create a world with more partners and fewer adversaries'.

Chithra KarunaKaran
Ethical Democracy As Lived Practice