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Donald Trump vs Hillary Clinton roast each other at the 2016 Al Smith Dinner – 2 videos

Donald Trump Roasts Hillary Clinton At 2016 Al Smith Dinner

Published on Oct 20, 2016

After earning hearty laughs for many of his early jokes at the annual Al Smith dinner, Donald Trump appeared to lose the crowd as he crossed the line from jokes to deeply personal insults aimed at rival Hillary Clinton. Trump was repeatedly booed when he described Clinton as corrupt and latched onto information contained in hacked emails from her staff. That included a hit on Clinton for “pretending” not to hate Catholics as she sits at a Catholic charity event.

Hillary Clinton Roasts Donald Trump At The Al Smith Charity Dinner

Published on Oct 20, 2016

A night after the third and final presidential debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, the two candidates appeared at the Al Smith Dinner at the Waldorf Astoria in New York City to raise funds for Roman Catholic charities. These are Hillary’s jokes.

Analysis of Blacks, Police and Mental Illness – By Yvonne Sam

 From Threat to Death—- Analysis of Blacks, Police and Mental Illness.

Opinion – By Yvonne Sam

A Mental Health Tactical Team is the answer to this age old woe

Opinion - commentary -analysisLike so many millions of television viewers, my emotional psyche was rocked to its very core on hearing of the needless killing of yet another Black individual, again at the hands of those sworn to protect and serve. Reports state that the victim Deborah Danner was known to the New York Police Department as having a mental illness, and on the night of her demise they had been called, to take her to the hospital as had been done in the past.

This pattern of lethal harm inflicted on Black people with mental illness is far from solely an American problem, as the deaths of mentally disturbed individuals at the hands of police have also plagued the Canadian scene for decades.    Continue reading

Opinion: Be a Man. Vote for the Woman – By Bradley Burston – Haaretz

Opinion: Be a Man. Vote for the Woman

– By Bradley Burston – Haaretz

Opinion - commentary -analysisA real woman who has a serious shot at becoming president of the United States of America is something new for all of us. The fact is that dealing well with uncharted territory is part and parcel of what it means to be a real man. It’s time to man up. It’s time to vote for the woman.

In the end, this most hallucinatory of presidential campaigns has come down to the bedrock of human considerations: Men and Women.

The astonishing mirror-image maps produced last week by polling expert Nate Silver – images showing that if only men were to vote, Donald Trump would win the election by a margin of 350-188 electoral votes, while if only women voted, Hillary Clinton would win the election by a margin of 458-80 – hint at what has been happening, in one form or another, to us all.      Continue reading

DIWALI 2016 Message – from Vidur and family

With this drawing please accept our warm best wishes to you and family for a happy and blessed Diwali, from Vidur and family:
 I learnt about Diwali from our late father Pandit Petamber Dindayal of Guyana. He believed in living a life of warmth and love, of service and seeking knowledge.

Diwali for us children was a time for fun and play. We bathed and changed into clean clothes. Our parents bought us plenty of sweets and colourful toys. They prepared the diyas -little lamps made from brass, clayware or dough- filled with ghee with cotton wicks. The best part of Diwali night was helping our parents with the Diyas, placed in every room,  doorway, table, step, porch and pathway outside. We enjoyed looking at the Diyas as they flicker. The whole house would glow with the warmth and soft dancing lights of the Diyas. You felt warm and really happy.      Continue reading

How Guyana is trying to combat its high suicide rate – By Gemma Handy – BBC News

How Guyana is trying to combat its high suicide rate

  • The Guyana Foundation plans to establish more centres like the one in Zorg-En-Vlygt

    The Sunrise Center aims to help drive down Guyana’s high suicide rates

Chattering amiably, heads bent over plugs and wires, enthusiasm among students in the electrical installation class is palpable.

The bright welcoming venue, framed by rice paddies, looks the picture of pastoral contentment. But behind its creation lies an unsettling reality.

This upbeat community centre was built to address the devastating number of suicides both here on the scenic Essequibo Coast – and in Guyana itself, which holds the dubious distinction of the highest suicide rate in the world.     Continue reading

Clinton’s Performance Keeps Much of White America on Trump’s Side – Yael Sternhell – Haaretz

Clinton’s Performance Keeps Much of White America on Trump’s Side

Despite the cozy ‘town hall meeting’ debate, Hillary Clinton’s inability to speak to people who feel they’re losing control of the country was evident.

Trump vs Clinton at Second Debate

Trump vs Clinton at Second Debate

– Yael Sternhell – Haaretz

The second presidential debate lasted only 90 minutes but at times seemed to embody the entire race. The corruption of U.S.A. political culture that made Donald Trump’s candidacy possible, the personal insults, the attention to sex scandals, the open hatred between the candidates – all this was present every minute of the televised event that was sometimes hard to watch.

Even though the preceding week was the stormiest and most disturbing in the race, both candidates gave performances that reminded us how they got there. Trump was sharp and aggressive; some of his attacks were direct hits exposing Hillary Clinton’s weakness. He provided his usual stock of lies and outlandish statements, above all a threat to imprison Clinton after he’s elected.   Continue reading

2016 US Presidential Elections: Candidates on Mass Incarceration – By Rosaliene Bacchus

Three Worlds One Vision


In the United States – the land of the free – we hold the highest incarceration rate in the world, beating Cuba (2nd), and Rwanda (3rd). One in five of the more than 2 million Americans locked away in our prisons are nonviolent drug offenders. Learn more about this epidemic in the report “Mass Incarceration: The Whole Pie 2016.”

Find out how our candidates plan to address this vital issue destroying our communities.


Hillary Clinton – Democratic Party

People are crying out for criminal justice reform. Families are being torn apart by excessive incarceration. Young people are being threatened and humiliated by racial profiling. Children are growing up in homes shattered by prison and poverty. They’re trying to tell us. We need to listen.
~ Hillary Clinton on Criminal Justice Reform, July 8, 2016
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The Triumph of Sisyphus – Uri Avnery …..on the life of Shimon Peres

The Triumph of Sisyphus 


Shimon Peres

Uri Avnery …..on the life of Shimon Peres

DAVID BEN-GURION was not buried in the Great of the Nation portion of the national cemetery in Jerusalem, but next to his wife’s grave in Sde Boker, the Negev settlement he loved.

Shimon Peres, his pupil and follower, was not buried next to his wife’s grave in Ben Shemen, the place she loved. But in the Great of the Nation plot.  That’s all the difference.

I DID not take part in the hullabaloo that accompanied the funeral. All in all, it was quite ridiculous. Everybody who had once shaken his hand or exchanged a few words with him felt obliged to write about him at length, expressing his profound insights. Most of it was sheer nonsense.    Continue reading

Guyana: Voices Against Violence – October Month of Prayers

Voices Against Violence – October Month of Prayers

A region wide candlelight vigil held at Anna Catherina on September 16th, rounded off the Voices Against Violence National Candlelight Vigil held to mark World Suicide Prevention Day, which was September 10th this year. Organized by the Anna Catherina Islamic Complex in collaboration with The Caribbean Voice, the Lenora vigil, addressed by Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo, was the last in over 300 vigils countrywide, organized by almost 40 different NGOs, faith based and community based organizations and other interests groups. The vigil campaign was publicly endorsed by Minister of Public Security, Khemraj Ramjattan and supported by a number of business organizations, local government bodies and political groups.   Continue reading

Education: “Using racism to divide and conquer, from the 1600s to Donald Trump.”- Tim Wise

Published on Mar 11, 2016 – “Education for Liberation”

Anti-racist essayist, author and activist Tim Wise delivers a keynote speech at the California Federation of Teachers 74th annual statewide convention on March 11, 2016 in San Francisco on the topic of “Using racism to divide and conquer, from the 1600s to Donald Trump.” More info,

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