Transactional thinking and transformational leadership: Africa

by:Turwanire Kimathi-Tecumseh Mandla and Professor Paul J. Cook “In transactional leadership, rewards and punishments are contingent upon the performance of the followers. The leader views the relationship between managers and subordinates as an exchange - you give me something for something in return. When subordinates perform well, they receive some type of reward. When they […]

The Death of Capitalism

The Death of Capitalism: Birth of a New Society By: Solomon Comissiong One does not have to be a doctor, or play one on TV, to understand that in order to have a chance at eradicating any malady from the body you must find its root cause. The physician must figure out what is causing […]

Ghosts of War Crimes Past, Present and Future Haunt Retired Politicians

On April 24, 2010, lured to Malaysia and Singapore by a hefty £350,000 speaking fee, Tony Blair, the former prime minister of Britain, carefully hid from protestors armed with slippers to throw at him, as well as from a posse of delegates charged with serving Blair an indictment for war crimes.[1] In March Blair’s lucrative […]

New Scientific Analysis Debunks Zoos’ Education Claims

New Scientific Analysis Debunks Zoos’ Education Claims In Defense of Animals says report shows zoos mislead public and media San Rafael, Calif. – A new scientific critique questions claims by zoos and aquariums to be educating the public, finding that a key study conducted by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) is fatally flawed […]

Obama’s Nuclear Policy, the Military-Industrial Complex and Finance Capital

In 1962 I was a high school student in New York City when the Cuban Missile Crisis happened. I used to wake up every morning wondering if this was to be my last day. One day at the height of that crisis, I was sitting in my English Literature class when an ambulance went by […]

Nigeria’s Jos Plateau – “Land of Peace and Tourism”

They call Nigeria’s Jos Plateau “the land of peace and tourism”, but the visitor that has been haunting this Nigerian state has been mayhem, destruction and death. This plateau in central Nigeria has long been known for its mineral wealth, its archaeological riches and its temperate climate. It would seem to have everything needed for […]

Haitian Voodoo Economics

By Christopher McManus On January 7th, President Rene Preval of Haiti put the final touches on the privatization of Haiti’s public telephone company, TELECO. Five days later the horrific earthquake leveled Haiti, killing over 200.000 people. The selling off of assets, the International Monetary Fund’s austerity measures, were under full swing under the Preval administration […]

Department of Defense or Department of Money Sucking?

Saul Landau and Nelson P. Valdés History quiz: Name the greatest robbery committed in the last 100 years. A: Bernard Madoff’s Ponzi scheme B: Nazi theft of art treasures from conquered nations C. Diamonds stolen from Africa by Belgians D. The Pentagon budget. This is not a tricky multiple choice question where all the answers […]

Yemen, North Africa and the Spread of Islamic Fundamentalism

General Stanley McChrystal, the top US commander in Afghanistan recently commented that “We’ve been at this for about seven months now and I believe we’ve made progress.” In fact, it is entirely possible that a further build-up of US troops in Afghanistan could militarily defeat the Taliban and al Qaeda, or at least keep them […]