A new collection I have put together to highlight some of my favorite artistic creations that highlight my African Democracy Memes.
Adrian Tawfik's Opinion Column
This is Adrian Tawfik's Opinion Column on Democracy Chronicles. Adrian has run DC since 2011 and is currently living in New York City. This opinion column reflects more of Adrian's personal views and is in addition to his frequent posts about daily democracy news. See Adrian's unique political memes at DC's Political Art page. Also, checkout the rest of our international team of authors. Together, they help cover free and fair elections on every continent with a focus on American democracy.
In honor of Thomas Paine’s 283rd birthday today, I am proud to announce a new collection I have put together to showcase some of my favorite artistic creations that highlight the founding father. This meme collection is free for you to spread around!
China’s press attacks on DC Author and leading Hong Kong democracy activist Benny Tai and the trial of Tai and his allies are clearly part of a Chinese government campaign to squash his calls for democracy in Hong Kong and on the mainland.
As far as I can tell, there is no map that shows the geographic extent of the exodus of Jewish people in the 20th Century. I decided it couldn’t be too hard to make my own.
We need to be clear that the threat from the disasters we are causing is not to mother nature but to humans. Life on our planet survived the asteroid that killed the dinosaurs. Humanity would not.
How an unusual discovery has brought light to a forgotten part of world history and reawakened the passions of an ancient community that was violently displaced from its ancestral land, fully aware it was never going to return.
Education is more than reading, writing, and arithmetic. It is one of the most important investments a society can make in its people and its future and is critical to reducing poverty and inequality. This lesson from mammalian education is quite fundamental.
On top of the tragedy of Tryavon Martin’s death, the outrage at the results of the Zimmerman trial stems from a seriously dangerous situation where African-Americans are not being adequately represented in our current government.
With the lessons of the country’s recent past, the government must embrace the growing diversity of opinion and culture that advancing technology inevitably brings and will continue to bring.
We are lucky in our neighbors. The time is now for a renewed push to mend our relationship with Mexico. Acting in unison with Canada, the chance for the US to be a contributor to an economic miracle for the Mexican people and for North America is within our grasp and our own vital self-interest.