Articles by: Devon DB

Rebellion, Resources, and Refugees – The Conflict In Mali

Rebellion, Resources, and Refugees – The Conflict In Mali

The ongoing situation in Mali is gaining traction in the media with the reporting of Al Qaeda members within the ranks of the Tuareg rebels.

by Devon DB· · News
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How Colonial Virginia Created Slavery And Race: A Legal History

It took less than a century for colonial Virginia’s elite to develop, and promote wide acceptance for, a framework supporting slavery based on skin color.

by Devon DB· · News
Israel, Palestine: Who Truly Suffers?

Israel, Palestine: Who Truly Suffers?

We need to end the mindless chanting and fights on social media and realize that neither group is a monolith.

by Devon DB· · News
Is Turkey Bombing Syria?

Is Turkey Bombing Syria?

BBC reports that Turkey is firing artillery shells into northern Syria in retaliation for the earlier controversial shelling incident.

by Devon DB· · News
On Intellectualism And Responsibility

On Intellectualism And Responsibility

The intellectual class has the responsibility to stand up for the people and against the systems of oppression.

by Devon DB· · Information and Resources
Oppression And Intersectionality

Oppression And Intersectionality

Oppression becomes even greater and more complex when one includes ‘intersectionality.’

by Devon DB· · Current Issues
America’s Internal Colonialism

America’s Internal Colonialism

This internal colonialism is not only destroying people, but also the very environment that everyone- including the bankers and industrialists- live on.

by Devon DB· · News
Intervention In Syria

Intervention In Syria

US Senators John McCain and Joe Lieberman, as well as Vice Israeli Prime Minister Shaul Mofaz, have argued for armed intervention against the Syrian regime.

by Devon DB· · News
Slavery By Another Name

Slavery By Another Name

The fact of the matter is that slavery was- and still is- completely legal in the United States, but it took on a much different form.

by Devon DB· · News
The Crisis of Student Debt in America

The Crisis of Student Debt in America

With student debt now being over $1 trillion, an examination is underway of how we have gotten into this scenario and how we can get our way out of it.

The Establishment Of The Prison

The Establishment Of The Prison

The establishment of prisons in the early United States was not only a more humane method of punishment, but was also used a tool of social control.

Is Intervention in Syria On Its Way?

Is Intervention in Syria On Its Way?

Due to the current crisis in Syria, with the Syrian military fighting rebels and the alleged gunning down of civilians by the Al-Assad regime, many are wondering if a US-NATO intervention is likely.

by Devon DB· · News
Humanity Is At A Crossroads: Destruction Or Rebirth?

Humanity Is At A Crossroads: Destruction Or Rebirth?

Humanity now, as a whole, has a choice to make: We can either create a future that does away with the old order and establishes an environment in which we can survive and prosper or we can keep the status quo which will lead to our destruction.

by Devon DB· · News
Worldwide Recession and the Credit Rating Agencies: What Is Their Impact On The Global Economy?

Worldwide Recession and the Credit Rating Agencies: What Is Their Impact On The Global Economy?

It seems that while rating agencies can be used to rate the creditworthiness of a nation, they now have undue influence on countries and are able to hold them hostage, thus an examination needs to take place of how they wield such influence on the world at large.

The Pro-Palestinian Cause and Charges of Antisemitism

The Pro-Palestinian Cause and Charges of Antisemitism

The Israel-Palestine conflict is quite a complex one. There are two peoples who both lay claim to the same land. The backers of both sides often have a large amount of emotional and political investment in their cause. However, the pro-Palestinian cause is often labeled antisemitic.

The American People Are Damned

The American People Are Damned

For decades, the US government has been selling out its citizens in pursuit of money and power. Due to actions undertaken at home and abroad, they have made the world a more dangerous place for Americans and betrayed the values America was founded on by allowing the rise of a police state.

by Devon DB· · Political Rants
Is Another Depression Possible?: A Comparison of ‘The Great Depression’ and ‘The Great Recession’

Is Another Depression Possible?: A Comparison of ‘The Great Depression’ and ‘The Great Recession’

In 2007, the world became engulfed in the largest economic slump since the Great Depression. The crisis was so damaging it was coined ‘the Great Recession’ and there was much comparison of the recession to the Great Depression of the 1930s in the mainstream media. However, what many failed to do was an in-depth analysis of both the Great Depression and the Great Recession, to compare and contrast the two.