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Haiti – Politic : The PM in Thomonde

Haiti – Politic : The PM in Thomonde
14/10/2020 10:15:44

Haiti - Politic : The PM in Thomonde

On Monday, the Haitian Prime Minister Mr. Joseph Jouthe and the Minister of the Environment Mr. Abner Septembre visited the commune of Thomonde (Dept. of the Center). During this tour, these authorities as well as other technical executives of the delegation visited the school of the sisters of Thomonde, the police station of the commune where the PM gave a vehicle to the person in charge and the river of Thomonde which threatens the city. It was also an opportunity for the members of the delegation to receive the complaints of the leaders of the commune, during a community meeting at the presbytery of Thomonde.

This community meeting allowed the members of the population to present the major priority challenges of the commune which require urgent responses from the Government. The market, the public square, the problem of birth registration, employment for young people, the reforestation of the slopes of the sources, the sanitation of the city and the access to water to irrigate the land are among others the problems identified by the population.

At the end of the day, technicians from the Ministry of the Environment visited sites for the possible installation (after study) in the commune of two solar-powered water pumping systems. With a pumping capacity of 1300 gallons of water per minute and watering 150 hectares of land, these solar pumps, which will be installed in the commune of Thomonde, will help improve the living conditions of the general population.

It should be noted that the delegation from the Ministry of the Environment will spend three days in the Center department, in order to continue with the exploration visit.

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Haiti – Politic : Constitutional reform and elections, the Senate advocates dialogue

Haiti – Politic : Constitutional reform and elections, the Senate advocates dialogue
08/10/2020 10:51:27

Haiti - Politic : Constitutional reform and elections, the Senate advocates dialogue

In a note, the Senators of the Republic advocate dialogue and consultation to facilitate constitutional reform and the organization of elections.

Note from the Haitian Senate :

“The Senate is very attentive and very sensitive to the opinions expressed by the various sectors of national life on the presidential decree of September 18, 2020 appointing the members of the Provisional Electoral Council (CEP) https://www.haitilibre.com/en/news-31835-haiti-flash-appointment-of-cep-members-and-mandate.html

Subjects so delicate as constitutional revision or general elections deserve to be treated with wisdom and serenity and above all with a strong dose of patriotism and a very high sense of national interest.

The halt or the delay arranged by the abstention of the Court of Cassation from receiving the oath of the advisers offers to all the actors animated by a sincere and resolute patriotism the opportunity of a deep reflection and an honest approach to the search for a constructive agreement on this great file of collective importance.

The Senate of the Republic invites all actors, protagonists and antagonists, to objectively assess the data of this perilous situation and to urgently take the path of dialogue and consultation for a lasting solution to the recurring crises which maintain the country in chaos, political instability and the pangs of poverty.

Aside any plans for reform or constitutional revision, local authorities need to regain popular legitimacy to fully enjoy their autonomy in the exercise of their mandate, and Parliament to regain its full strength to fulfill its fundamental mission of legislation and control and to restore the balance of power.

The Senate remains convinced that dialogue and consultation constitute the nourishing sap of democracy and the rule of law and remain the only way likely to bring the country back to respect for the rules of the democratic game and promote political stability, social peace and economic growth.”

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Do you catch yourself referring to people with politic beliefs opposite to yours as morons/ idiots or the like?

I was out last weekend with my SO and some of his close friends who don’t necessarily know my politic persuasions. It’s always been assumed that no one in their group would hang out with anyone who felt differently than they did on the US President, ride or die situation.

Very quickly the co go went to these “idiots” and I just went along with it since I hear that from some people on all sides and wasn’t surprised. My SO was like… well let’s calm down they aren’t idiots. I stopped him, what’s the point let’s move on to common ground.

I’ve never thought the people voting opposite of me were idiots. I do want to listen and hear why they feel as they do and vote as they vote, 7 to 8 times out of 10 I get a reason that makes some kind of sense or a lot of sense from their POV.

on the rare occasion it’s extremely misguided but I still don’t like to think that person is dumb, they feel passionately after all.

I used to bother mentioning that I was that idiot or what have you to put a human face to it for people in closed circles, politely then agree to disagree and move on.

But there is literally no point of someone is that dug in anymore. I’ll tell them who I voted for and what not but I won’t engage them in debate.

Main thought is- if you view “the other side” or worse, “opposition” as enemies or dumbies than nothing gets done in government or society.

I speak up que. It matters but do t waste my time when I feel it doesn’t. Maybe that makes me as bad as the rest but 4-5 years has taught me well.

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“The Past Few Years Have Been A Slow Decay Of A Free India And Its Body Politic”

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An ambassador and trained facilitator under Eco Femme (a social enterprise working towards menstrual health in south India), Sanjina is also an active member of the MHM Collective- India and Menstrual Health Alliance- India. She has conducted Menstrual Health sessions in multiple government schools adopted by Rotary District 3240 as part of their WinS project in rural Bengal. She has also delivered training of trainers on SRHR, gender, sexuality and Menstruation for Tomorrow’s Foundation, Vikramshila Education Resource Society, Nirdhan trust and Micro Finance, Tollygunj Women In Need, Paint It Red in Kolkata.

Now as an MH Fellow with YKA, she’s expanding her impressive scope of work further by launching a campaign to facilitate the process of ensuring better menstrual health and SRH services for women residing in correctional homes in West Bengal. The campaign will entail an independent study to take stalk of the present conditions of MHM in correctional homes across the state and use its findings to build public support and political will to take the necessary action.

Saurabh has been associated with YKA as a user and has consistently been writing on the issue MHM and its intersectionality with other issues in the society. Now as an MHM Fellow with YKA, he’s launched the Right to Period campaign, which aims to ensure proper execution of MHM guidelines in Delhi’s schools.

The long-term aim of the campaign is to develop an open culture where menstruation is not treated as a taboo. The campaign also seeks to hold the schools accountable for their responsibilities as an important component in the implementation of MHM policies by making adequate sanitation infrastructure and knowledge of MHM available in school premises.

Read more about his campaign.

Harshita is a psychologist and works to support people with mental health issues, particularly adolescents who are survivors of violence. Associated with the Azadi Foundation in UP, Harshita became an MHM Fellow with YKA, with the aim of promoting better menstrual health.

Her campaign #MeriMarzi aims to promote menstrual health and wellness, hygiene and facilities for female sex workers in UP. She says, “Knowledge about natural body processes is a very basic human right. And for individuals whose occupation is providing sexual services, it becomes even more important.”

Meri Marzi aims

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Haiti – Politic : Message of Peace and Union to all sectors of national life

Haiti – Politic : Message of Peace and Union to all sectors of national life
22/09/2020 11:36:40

Haiti - Politic : Message of Peace and Union to all sectors of national life

Monday September 21, as part of the celebration of the International Day of Peace, dedicated to harmony between peoples and communities, Colombe Émile Jessy Menos the Minister Delegate to the Prime Minister in charge of Human Rights and the Fight against Extreme Poverty sends out a message of peace and union to all sectors of national life.

“Shaping Peace together the theme of this day, emphasizes the role that each of us is called to play in building a Haitian society based on harmony and respect for rights and freedoms. Let’s learn to live fraternally without exclusivity.

Whatever our divergencies, whatever our differences, we must live and work together to establish this climate of Peace so desired by our ancestors. Peace, the engine of economic and social development of any society.

Minister Menos, encourages all Haitians to shape this Peace for a new culture of Human Rights.”

In a note from the United Nations in Haiti, the same day, “[…] The Haitian context has been marked for several months by an upsurge in acts of violence that manifest themselves in different forms and affect various communities. The United Nations in Haiti wants to take this opportunity to invite all components of Haitian society to adopt the principles of the culture of peace, non-violence and respect for human rights. It encourages actors, especially young people, women and men to work together to build a society that evolves in peace, thus offering an environment favorable to sustainable development.”

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How Biden can beat Trump in the era of tribal politic

Snapshot taken by the author from the online video of the debate

First presidential debate

Source: Snapshot taken by the author from the online video of the debate

Everybody could agree about the first presidential debate for 2020 election: it was different, and it was exhausting. And everybody knew the cause was the dynamics Trump creates in his interactions with others. In this piece which was written before the first debate, I have discussed how human instinctual behaviors that subtly affect politics, overlap with the politics of these days, and are in play in these debates. 

Fear, Anger, and Tribal Politics

I have previously written about how politicians manipulate our most primitive tribal instincts to their advantage. Humans are inherently tribal with strong affinity to their perceived affiliated group. This is not only visible in nationalism, racism, and religious prejudice, but also in more adaptive forms such as devotion to a sports team, or cultural and religious affiliations. Like it or not, it is very hard to convince someone to change their religious or political affiliation, switch from one cable news to another, or change the football team they root for. 

Tribalism can be intensified during times of fear and uncertainty, perceived, induced, or real. This is an evolutionary advantage that strengthens group cohesion and within group trust to help fend off threat whether it is another tribe, predators, or a natural disaster. Fear is a fundamental, deeply wired response, evolved over millions of years to assure our best chance of survival. Fear is fast, and it functions separately from the slower logical and objective brain. That is because we cannot wait for an intellectual analysis of an approaching predator, we should just run or fight fast. Fear often presents in the form of anger: both prepare us mentally and physically to escape or fight the threat. 

Trump’s genius of manipulating the tribal instincts: Bully alpha

Republican primaries in 2016 were a shock to many: someone with minimal understanding of the simplest issues of value in domestic and foreign policy, slaughtered those with tens of years of political experience and deep knowledge of the issues one after another. His messages were extremely simple and not longer than highly exaggerated, short uneducated sentences about the immigrants, a wall, economy, and foreign policy. He even brought that perspective to addressing his opponents (Lock her up, little Marco, low energy Jeb). Some related his success to the base’s anger at the “establishment”, and some to being a popular TV character. There is also an evolutionary perspective: Trump acted as an “alpha” who used fear and anger very skillfully: he banked on terrifying people of a variety of doomsday scenarios, and then presented himself as the alpha they needed to save them.

Being a lifelong veteran in bullying and humiliation of others, Trump is capable of utilizing human deepest primitive reactions to his advantage: he triggers fear (Mexicans are coming for you), anger (they have taken things away from you), and tribalism. His MO is “us” vs. “them”, whether them is the Mexicans, the Chinese, the

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The beauty politic: South Africa’s long and complicated history with skin lighteners

  • South Africa remains the only country in the world to prohibit all cosmetic claims to skin bleaching, lightening or whitening. And we have a blend of Black Consciousness and science to thank for it.
  • But regulation hasn’t totally snuffed out demand for dangerous creams containing toxic chemicals.
  • Read this book extract from Lynn M. Thomas’s ‘Beneath the Surface: A transnational history of skin lighteners’

At a 1969 Durban marketing conference, one presenter, Mr A. Tiley, expressed an abiding optimism in South Africa’s skin lightener trade.

Tiley explained that another business consultant, a recent immigrant — likely from the United States — had offered a “misguided” prediction: political independence in Africa and the Black Power movement with its affirmation that “Black is Beautiful” signalled the trade’s long-term demise.

The country’s market was too strong and too distant from those political movements to feel their effect, Tiley insisted. Mockingly, Tiley asked whether Black Power activists could really change “purchasing pattern in the Republic of South Africa?” 

Tiley answered his own question by arguing that skin lighteners carried a “sex[ual]” rather than “political connotation”. 

Today, the sales of skin lighteners extend across Asia, the Americas, Europe, the Middle East and Africa. The market for these products is expected to total US$12.3-billion (R211-billion) by 2027, according to industry research published earlier this year. This demand is despite the toxicities of many creams and antiracist activists’ condemnation of them.

Like other potentially dangerous beauty practices, skin lightening pits the promise of bodily enhancement against the threat of physical harm. 

In the 1960s, Tiley was right that desires to “look attractive and sexy” spurred skin lightener sales. What he missed was how those desires had long been shaped by cultural and political ties that crisscrossed the Atlantic, and by racial and gender inequalities. 

And over the course of the 1970s and 1980s in South Africa, as resistance to apartheid grew, Tiley’s questions would appear more naive than the newcomer’s prediction.

In the words of Khanyi Mbau: ‘Beauty is all a choice we have … [depending on] the size of the wallet’ 

About the same time that Tiley attended the Durban conference, students at the nonwhite medical school across town founded the South African Student Organisation (Saso). Saso leader Steve Biko and others were influenced by Black Power activists as well as,  for instance, African nationalism, Marxism and Frantz Fanon. 

Black Consciousness activists reworked transnational influences to craft a political ideology that addressed life under apartheid by imagining new ways of being under a barrage of images and messages that equated power and beauty with lightness and whiteness. 

Activists embraced the philosophy “Black is Beautiful,” which had begun to circulate in popular media and was often a direct retort to the pervasive presence of skin lighteners. 

Meanwhile, Michael G Whisson and William Weil, in a 1971 book, described how many people, regardless of skin colour, still believed that “light skins were better than dark skins”. This belief, they explained, had

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Bolton Wanderers midfielder Dennis Politic gives positive update in recovery from serious knee injury

Injured Bolton Wanderers midfielder Dennis Politic has revealed an operation has been a success as he continues his rehabilitation back to the pitch.

The 20-year-old is poised to be ruled for the entire campaign after injuring his knee in pre-season during the 6-0 victory against a Loughborough University side.

The Romanian damaged his anterior cruciate ligament in the game and is due to be out for the League Two campaign Wanderers have just begun.

Politic made his Bolton debut last season in the opening day League One defeat against Wycombe Wanderers and went on to play 30 times for the Trotters in all competitions, scoring five goals along the way.

Politic has now posted on his public Instagram account after going under the knife for an operation.

And the procedure has been a successful one, with Politic posting along with pictures of him giving a thumbs up from his hospital bed: “Thank God operation has been a success. Road to recovery starts now.”

Speaking last month, Bolton boss Ian Evatt said the Trotters are prepared to be without Politic for this season.

But he stressed that pressure will not be put on the 20-year-old to return sooner that might be advisable, adding that the club and his team mates will be there to support his rehabilitation every step of the way.

He told the club website at the time: “The most important thing now is that we do not rush him and that the rehabilitation process is done properly to allow him to get fully up to speed.

“He’s a young lad with a great future ahead of him, so it is vital that we do not risk any further injury or detriment to his career by asking him to set targets that might not be achievable.

“It is equally important that as a staff, team-mates and a club, we are there for Dennis and offer him every single bit of support that he needs – practically, physically and mentally.

“I want to make sure he gets everything he needs to make a complete and successful comeback and that he feels the love around him from the whole club as he undergoes his rehab.”

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Politics, Politic And Politicians

In sixth century Athens, three groups of inhabitants have been created after the changes initiated by Solon. “The Arabs are another overrated folks in historical past, another individuals who have both good and unhealthy to the extent that Black(African) people don’t even know easy methods to make an assessment of them. Its affiliation with Africa dates way back to the fourth, and fifth centuries when Africans arrived in southern Europe.

The Samall sizes of their settlements weren’t conducive to the syndicate organization, and, additionally, Africans considered the syndicate as an Indian institution. Unfortunately, not many black individuals are thought-about exceptional (which is what it often takes) But neither are many whites.

This was caused by my starting to jot down about many genres of African traditional music globally, in Africa and specifically in South Africa. In this Hub above, I need to attempt to display that African culture, History, Music, Dance, and Dress are All Interconnected,and the identical, globally.

Profound worry unfold among white peoples all through the Americas wherever Africans have been held in slavery. Not only that, but that is the part of this a part of the South African tradition should be about. North Korea, none African nation, was ranked probably the most corrupt nation in that year.

That is why I have made the very best try to put in writing about different cultures, customs and practices, music and dance, conventional gown and so forth of Africans in Africa and within the Diaspora here on this Hub. With the participation of so many voters in public matters, Kleisthenis’ political system was for the primary time extra well-liked than that of Solon.…

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What Kinds A Body Or A Body Politic?

In 2008 there can be another spherical of presidential primaries, however with the primaries over a 12 months away there’s an nearly unknown candidate John Cox of Illinois. Some points needed repeating given how a lot of this historical past has been forgotten or is omitted by historians and unknown by lay folks all over the Moors based and constructed many industrious and affluent towns and cities, within the Iberian Peninsula, The remnants of their many castles an be seen in Northern Africa as in Spain and Portugal.

I laid down info as to how the Moors, made up of Africans came about and who partook in the decolonization and improvement of Spain. You may have effectively simply said that black Individuals are inferior to different groups, and cited the welfare state as the explanation for that inferiority.

That’s the reason I have written a Hub of this magnitude, depth and breadth, with the intention to start the method of writing and presenting our cultures, traditions and custom to ourselves as African folks, and the world. Gullah tradition seems to emphasise elements shared by Africans from totally different areas.

The lingering end result has been metallic and social confusion, which has prevented Africans from being themselves. I do know good black individuals who have been harassed by dangerous white cops and I do know nice individuals who have been harassed by black cops. There are lots of Jamaicans right here in South Africa and they are refusing to depart as a result of South African Climate is similar to the one of many Jamaican Island in all aspects and respects.

Instead he flew to the Dominican Republic, traveled to the border to watch and walked “alongside the sting of the country we liked and exchanged hopes for a happier future.” The Comedians ends on the border, but it incorporates a testomony to the misery and the beauty of the Haitian folks and the facility of the dedicated among them.…

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