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Siri Derkert – Using Art to Change Society

This article describes the life of Siri Derkert, Swedish Avant-garde artist dedicated to improving the situation of women in the early 20th century. The article describes some of her accomplishments as well as her vision for a society recognizing the equal value of women’s contributions to society.

Brunei Darrusalam National Vision 2035 – The Real Inclusive Growth

Brunei Darussalam is a small country in South East Asia, located on the coast of Borneo. The country is known as the ‘Abode of Peace’ and is known for its well managed administration. It has launched many policies and laws for the welfare of its people but the biggest vision that it launched in the year 2007 is called the ‘Brunei Vision 2035’ which aims at inclusive growth of the nation by focusing on eight major aspects. The areas of development include, education, economy, institutional development, domestic business development, national security, social security, infrastructure development, and environmental strategy.

Is a Little Nationalism Really All That Bad – Of Course Not!

Is a strong sense of nationalism bad? I would submit to you it isn’t bad, and if you’ve ever been on a sports team you know that it is important for the team to come together in a common cause. Nationalism is quite a bit about that actually, and it helps a nation coalesce and conquer the larger problems they face.

Is Greece Beyond Saving?

In Greece today the people are now very scared of their future and where their once proud nation could end up in the coming years. Greece’s debt has ballooned out of proportion and it appears they are on a road to financial collapse and social unrest that know-one can provide a solution for.

Blood Diamonds: A Never Solved African Drama

For generations, diamonds have been renowned all over the world as tokens of power and love, adorning royal sceptres and lovers’ fingers alike. But for some people diamonds have a more utilitarian appeal.

India: Bizarre Happenings and Politics of Turmoil!

From ancient times it has been a proven war strategy to try to strike the enemy at it weakest point. At the moment the ruling coalition of India seems to be the common enemy thanks to all sorts of campaigns and bizarre happenings. And of course, the coalition has been at its weakest due to the number game and a series of unending scams.

Busting Japanese Myths With Matthew Alt, Founder of AltJapan

Long before Hollywood films like Lost in Translation popularized contemporary Japan in the imagination, Matthew Alt of AltJapan was actually finding himself in translation. As a technical translator for the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), and later as a producer of English versions of Japanese video games, Alt understood Japanese culture well enough to move to Japan, start a business, while remaining relatively immune to the impact of the culture shock that sometimes confronts newcomers.

Japan Will Shoot Down North Korean Missile Satellite Launch

Well, it seems there is just far too much chaos and controversy going on in the territorial waters around Asia. It seems that everyone wishes to control the airspace and the oceans, not to mention capitalize on all the resources available from fishing to oil, and from natural gas to REE’s. As if we didn’t have enough animosity between China and her neighbors such as; the Philippines, Japan, Myanmar, Vietnam, and Taiwan – now we have more challenges to face in the already kindled fire wood which is having its flames fanned.

“Everything Is Looking Great in China”, The World Bank Said – That’s Their Job, Positive Spin

China is often considered the fastest emerging market in the world, and the fastest-growing economy. In fact, each year the Chinese government puts out figures, economic data, and much of it blows the socks off of anything else that anyone else is doing across the globe. However, I would submit to you just like our own government, much of these economic numbers are fudged.

Kony 2012: Catalyst for Change, Peace Or Fame?

Being a catalyst for change is not easy, especially in a media-driven world where the press often instigates controversy solely to induce greater viewership. Jason Russell and Ben Keesey, cofounders of the Invisible Children Foundation, seem to have become victims of this and the unruly machinery in society where people love to bash whatever they don’t agree with or understand.

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