Why I Marched

AFP photo



Cynthia M. Lardner

On Saturday I participated in the Amsterdam Women’s March. It was far from a ‘Women’s March’, it was a people’s march – young and old, male and female, of every race and religion. The 3,000 protesters here generated an electrifying and contagious energy that is not going to be diminished going forward.

Continue reading “Why I Marched”

Observations of an Expat: And So It Begins

Drew Angerer/AFP



Tom Arms

And so it begins. Or at least it will on Friday January 20th when Donald Trump stands on the steps of the US Capitol building, places his hand on The Bible and swears to protect and uphold the constitution of the United States.

Continue reading “Observations of an Expat: And So It Begins”

Canada’s 150th: Celebration or Requiem?

Bernard Weil/AFP



Dave Patterson


Canada turns 150 in 2017, and there is great celebration being planned. A great requiem for something that once aspired to be great but has tragically fallen to the dark side might be more appropriate…

Continue reading “Canada’s 150th: Celebration or Requiem?”

Cameroon President’s speech fails to address the nation

Bertrand Guay/AFP



Joseph Besong

Paul Biya, the President of Cameroon, has been at the helm of power for more than three decades. Many believe Cameroon is a haven of peace in Africa and the world at large. Recent unrest in the minority English region of Cameroon is an indication that things are not as people perceived them to be.

Continue reading “Cameroon President’s speech fails to address the nation”

Brexit – The Poison Chalice Before The Supreme Court

PA photo



Hazel Speed

What a total waste of time and money!

Monday was the first day of the Hearing before all eleven Judges of the Supreme Court in London in respect of the requirement, or otherwise, of the Mother of all Parliaments to “sign off” on the issues associated with Brexit prior to Article 50 being triggered in the Spring.

Continue reading “Brexit – The Poison Chalice Before The Supreme Court”