Daily Archives: April 19, 2017


President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s Referendum Victory: Why It Is Bad For Turkish Democracy

In one sense, a referendum is democratic in its purest form: a vote for every person with the majority determining the outcome. President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s announced victory on 17 April 2017 for an executive presidency is quite the opposite. Turkey was called to vote in a referendum on whether […]


World Feast, Famine, And Conflict

International agents forecast world cereal supply will remain near record levels over the next year following consecutive harvests of record wheat and corn in major grain producing countries. Ample supplies to satisfy projected world consumption levels, relative to the rate of population growth, mean the capacity to attain the Sustainable […]


“Kidnapped In Their Own Country” – Venezuelan Protests To Intensify This Week

This past week, Venezuelan protests became increasingly violent. The right-wing opposition leaders called protestors to the street this Wednesday, April 19, and they are pledging that this will be the largest rally yet. They are demanding an election, the ousting of current Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro and his judicial allies, […]