Democracy – is it a gift or burden?

The USA held a democratic election in which the majority of the people elected a new president. Is it then permissible for protesters to act against the will of the people? – Let me explain this in terms of democracy. Women marched and protested the result. The reasons given were the new president was accused … [Read the full story]

Time to assess the world today

2017 is the year to understand why we are in a crisis around the world – we must start with the past. Democracy although semi introduced by the Greeks (semi because women and the poor could not vote), was given prominence by the Magna Carta, before democracy Kings, Emperors and Ceasars ruled the world and almost … [Read the full story]

On this day…in 1885

On this day in 1885, the dismantled Statue of Liberty, a gift of friendship from the people of France to the people of America, arrives in New York Harbor after being shipped across the Atlantic Ocean in 350 individual pieces packed in more than 200 cases. The copper and iron statue, which was reassembled and … [Read the full story]

Please look after our country, Julia

So Julia Gillard is the Prime Minister and if she is the one to lead our country for the next four years,  we should give her our full support. It was close, very close. But how many votes did the Labor party get? Did Julia get more votes than Tony? It is a democracy and … [Read the full story]