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Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2018

We must all unite to stop anti-transgender violence

This year, Celine Walker, Antash’a English, Cathalina Christina James, Sasha Garden and London Moore were killed in Florida. Each was a transgender woman of color. Comment

Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018

How choices in banking can help your community

There are currently about 5,500 commercial banks and savings institutions in the U.S., down from roughly 8,300 a decade ago. Over this same period, the banking industry has evolved significantly due to technological innovation. Today, we are able to easily pay our bills, send money to friends and family, apply for a loan, or even open a checking account. This can all be done from a smart phone, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Comment

Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2018

REBNY chief: Biz bill would kill city’s economy

New York: The Real Estate Board of New York, Inc. (REBNY) is a broadly based trade association representing owners, developers, brokers, managers and real estate professionals active throughout New York City. We are vehemently opposed to this legislation, which will do nothing to solve the underlying issues behind storefront vacancies, and instead would have a catastrophic impact on our local economy. Comments (1)

Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018

It’s Election Day! Get out and vote!

Fewer than 30 percent of registered voters in New York City cast their ballot on Election Day last year. That has to change. Comment

Friday, Nov. 2, 2018

Keeping journalists safe benefits whole societies

People: UNITED NATIONS, Nov. 1, 2018 (IPS) — Safety of journalists has featured prominently in international news in recent weeks. And yet, while some cases grab the headlines, many more do not, and the scale of the issue often goes unremarked. On this International Day to End Impunity for Crimes Against Journalists, it is worth pausing to reflect on some facts. Comments (1)

Thursday, Oct. 25, 2018

Lindsay Garbutt’s reasons for saying no to ICJ move

Guatemala: Prior to 1859 Great Britain did not own or had any title to Belize. There was no such thing as “no man’s land” or “vacant land” (terra nullius) between Mexico and Guatemala that the British occupied and owned. All lands in this area were under Spanish rule and the British accepted and respected that. If this was not the case there would have been no need for Great Britain to enter into the 1783 and 1786 treaties with Spain to cut logwood and mahogany between the Rio Hondo and Sibun Rivers. Spain, however, granted to Britain only usufruct rights (the legal right of using and enjoying the fruits and profit of something belonging to another) but sovereignty remained with Spain. Comment

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