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The Nature of Failed Democracy According to Sujit Choudhry

As an internationally recognized scholar, Sujit Choudhry has extensive knowledge of issues in the fields of politics and corresponding constitutional law. In his latest book that is yet to be released “Constitutional Democracies in Crises”, he takes a swipe at a tweet by former US attorney general during Obama ’s tenure, Eric Holder (works.bepress.com). Eric Holder had termed the removal of Robert Mueller as the White House Special Counsel an ‘absolute red line’, and such a case should be met with mass, popular and peaceful demonstrations.

Sujit Choudhry views Holder’s tweet as an uncontroversial constitutional boundary for the American democracy. He says Holder wants to give an impression that the people of American should be left to decide whether officials have and went against the said boundary. Interestingly, Sujit says that Holder insinuates that the American people’s responses determine whether an issue will be reversed upheld to resolve a problem if the red line is crossed.

According to Sujit, Holder’s views are raised on the idea of constitutional self-enforcement based on the notion of the focal point. Sujit advises that constitutions should be used as the focal points that govern expected behavior of citizens and officials and a violation of these rules should not be termed as such. Sujit Choudhry gives the presidential term limits as another focal point example. He notes that an autocrat can decide to break it by dissolving the legislature, declaring a state of emergency, or halting elections.

Professor Sujit Choudhry says this red lines as implied by Holder can be viewed as democratic failures. He focuses on the weakened constitutional democracy giving an example of Poland’s PiS that is doing everything to squash the constitution in ensuring it wins future elections remaining in power. They systematically and over time overtook legitimacy of the Poland Constitutional Court and other ordinary courts away from the reasonable scope of the constitution.

He quotes constitutional backsliding where a democratically elected leader uses institutions to manipulate rule to ensure his stay in power, check iconnectblog.com.  Sujit Choudhry puts Poland, South Africa, the US and Germany current political situations as being on the same continuum with democracy and absolute dictatorship on the ends.

Learn more about the Professor and his works at http://constitutionaltransitions.org/director/#Choudhry

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End Citizens United Shows Success With Recent Endorsements

     The 2018 Congressional Elections are going to be regarded as the most important political elections in the United States of America in recent memory. The election of Donald Trump, a brazen nationalist with no regard for the office he holds, has only served to divide America beyond what many thought was possible in modern times. A big reason as to why this is happening is due to the influx of dark money that has been leaking into the political world for the better part of the last decade due to the Citizens United ruling in the Supreme Court. Citizens United, an outspoken and conservative propaganda group, argued for corporations and lobbyists to have more freedom than ever in their pursuit to influence elections. Now a political action committee by the name of End Citizens United is looking to try and turn things around by endorsing several great candidates in their 2018 electoral campaigns.

The first, and perhaps loudest, of End Citizens United’s recent endorsements was for Jane Raybould in her pursuit of a Senate seat in Nebraska. Raybould, like many other politicians, has proclaimed and summarily followed through with the decision to completely reject corporate money during her political campaign. Raybould is one of eighty recent politicians, all of which leaning progressive, that have made this monumental and potentially game-changing political decision. End Citizens United’s Tiffany Muller, President of the PAC, went on record in a statement of support for Raybould. Muller pointed out that Raybould was running a campaign to represent the people rather than the special interests that so often dominate Washington D.C.

The success of Conor Lamb’s recent run in a deep-red Trump district served to showcase that End Citizens United is tapping into something special and something important here. More and more politicians are choosing to sever the ties of their corporate handlers and this is, in turn, making their message all the more uniform and effective. End Citizens United should see this as a massive victory for the American people and a victory that looks like it will continue to grow and spread as the message gets around.

End Citizens United was established a couple of years ago in order to fight back against dark money in the political world. As a grassroots, political action committee, End Citizens United works to connect voters with candidates that are earnestly seeking to represent them instead of catering to and falling in with their corporate handlers.

If you want to learn more, please read “How to Reverse Citizens United.”

Kamil Idris Details the Potential Conflict the JASTA act may Cause in his Book, JASTA and a Third World War.

Scholar and international law expert Kamil Idris has published a new book, JASTA and a Third World War to explain what he feels are the repercussions the U.S. JASTA act will cause in the current global scene.

After U.S. led investigations into the 9/11 attacks and the full list of the complicit partners who provided financial support to Al-Qaeda were uncovered, the United States Congress established the legislative act, Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism or JASTA, which provided the means for the victims of terrorists attacks to sue, for damages, the countries that have financially supported terrorist groups.

Kamil Idris, PHD recipient from University of Geneva, believes this law, while intended only to provide fair and adequate compensation to the victims of terrorist attacks, also provides a path to challenge the sovereignty of a nation. He also fears that JASTA related trials will increase the current nationalism and populism waves spreading across the world and will encourage the development of another worldwide tinderbox of defensiveness and hate. Kamil Idris believes the current situation is similar to the climate preceding WWI.

As the current president of the International Court of Arbitration and Mediation (ICAM), Kamil Idris has the experience in international law to examine in detail the ramifications JASTA could potential cause on the world stage and while he doesn’t suggest that 9/11 victims be ignored, he feels the JASTA act isn’t the best way to remunerate these victims.

According to Kamil Idris’ research, JASTA has the potential to cause other countries to develop similar legal ramifications, affect other nations autonomy and ultimately cause resistance with other nations as the United States pushes through with this act.

Hoping for a peaceful outcome to the pressures JASTA has put upon the internationals stage. Kamil Idris looks to spread the education and implications of the JASTA act, with his book JASTA and a Third World War.

Read the full interview here:

https://ir.lawnet.fordham.edu/ilj/vol26/iss2/1/

Sean Penn’s Novel “Bob Honey Who Just Do Stuff”

At age 57, actor Sean Penn has published a novel, “Bob Honey Who Just Do Stuff,” and most critics agree that it’s content is as offbeat as its title. The main character is a depressed middle-aged man who does all kinds of odd jobs, from selling plumbing materials to doing murders for hire with a mallet.

 

The book was generating controversy before it even came out due to excerpts being published online where a character spoke disparagingly about both the #MeToo movement and the Trump presidency. Essentially, people felt that the Penn’s own opinions were being expressed, and not everyone was cool with them. At appearances on the book tour of Bob Honey Who Just Do stuff, to support his novel, however, Penn says that the opinions expressed are simply fiction and not necessarily his own. He also denies most of the comparisons that critics have made between his work and other authors because he hasn’t actually read any of the work of those writers.

 

Penn says that he enjoyed writing the novel, and, because of his age, felt that he was uninhibited and true to his own artistic vision. When he was younger, he says, he wanted to write a novel but couldn’t get too far because of his hectic schedule. As an older person, he made a conscious decision to cut back on his other commitments so that he could get some writing done. He also acknowledges that his novel is a complicated book for complicated times and that his protagonist isn’t always likable. Essentially, he sees “Bob Honey Who Just Do Stuff” as a mirror on the world today.

 

In short, it appears that Penn has written a book as eclectic as his own career, during which he’s played a diversity of roles ranging from a gay activist to a murderer on death row. “Bob Honey Who Just Do Stuff” is just the latest chapter in a very public and memorable body of work.

Read more about the book:

http://time.com/5206110/sean-penn-book/

David McDonald: Leading OSI Group to Greatness

Beginning as a simple love for animals while growing up on his family’s farm, David McDonald is now currently the President and Chief Operating Officer of the OSI Group, an international leader in providing value-added protein items, such as sausage links, hot dogs and hamburger patties. With his passion for animals so dear to heart, McDonald chose to major and obtain a degree in animal science from Iowa State University and then began his career venture with OSI Group in 1991.

Working his way up from a ground level project manager to the current President and COO, David McDonald has successfully led OSI Group to a profiting and international phenomenon.

David McDonald holds high hopes and standards for what the future holds for the company and strives to provide high quality services for the local and international clients it serves. Expansion is a major part of a company such as OSI Group and they recently bought Baho Foods, a Dutch company focused in deli meat selections and the processing of other food items. The addition of this company helped to solidify OSI Group’s presence in the European sector: this in addition to their ever growing presence in China. In an interview with Inspirery, McDonald discussed his enjoyment over the newest facility that was launched in China and described OSI Group’s international successfulness as simply becoming part of the local culture and understanding the needs of that community. While with OSI Group, David McDonald has also assisted in obtaining ten other Chinese factories that specialize in poultry productions.

Credited with a major profit rise since his tenure, David McDonald holds the standards for quality at an extremely high bar. This standard of quality is what helps the company gain and maintain it’s client base companies. With McDonald’s assistance OSI Group will continue to expand and positively impact more and more of the international food providers market with their high quality products and driven dedication for food safety.

Learn More: www.crunchbase.com/person/david-mcdonald-7#/entity

How End Citizens United Supports Politicians

     End Citizens United is a political action committee dedicated to reforming campaign finance. It’s a grassroots effort that is designed to put an end to big money in politics, get pro-reform candidates elected, overturn Citizens United, and create transparency in campaign finance.

An AliveNewspaper.com article announced that End Citizens United was endorsing candidates, like Senator Cory Booker of New Jersey, who are renouncing corporate political action committee (PAC) donations. End Citizens United saw that the 2010 Supreme Court Decision allowed special interest groups and corporations to spend as much money as they wanted on political campaigns. Because these donations do not have to be transparent, it gives billionaires the ability to control elections through the amount of money they throw into them.

It was also announced, in an AZCentral.com article, that End Citizens United is supporting Dr. Hiral Tipirneni, an emergency room physician, who is running for the Arizona congressional 8th district seat. Dr. Tipirneni rejected any corporate PAC money and declared that she would give a voice to her constituents and not to corporations who are more concerned with their bottom line.

End Citizens United previously provided support to the successful campaigns of Democrat Conor Lamb in the Pennsylvania House and to Democrat Doug Jones in the Alabama Senate race which was in a very conservative district. End Citizens United also supported Jon Ossoff in his loss in the Georgia Congressional special election that was held last year.

End Citizens United was established on March 1, 2015, in Washington DC, and is financed only by grassroots donations. You can find out more at EndCitizensUnited.org where you can see which candidates they are supporting and what PACs are active in each state. End Citizens United believes that corporations are NOT people and that there is a need to stop the limitless spending of the rich few that want to influence political decisions.

Please check https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2016/04/how-to-reverse-citizens-united/471504/ for more.

 

Sheldon Lavin: The Man Behind The Meat Industry

Sheldon Lavin is not an unfamiliar name to any person that has heard of the OSI Group, LLC, as he is the current CEO and Chairman to this international phenomenon. He has held these prestigious titles for a multitude of years and has helped the company grow from a simple hamburger provider to an international conglomerate with an employee count of over 20,000 worldwide individuals!

Sheldon Lavin began his business ventures by attending the University of Illinois and Northwestern University and majoring in accounting and finance. Lavin also went on to receive his Bachelor of Science degree in Business from Roosevelt University. After graduation, Lavin began his career with the OSI Group, which was then known as Otto & Sons, Inc. During the past 40 plus years, he has assisted in turning the company into a multibillion dollar food processing business.

After Sheldon Lavin successfully spread the OSI Group and it’s workforce globally, he was given the Global Visionary Award by India’s Vision World Academy in 2016. Lavin has spent his life committed to the overall welfare of the company and its many employees. Under Sheldon Lavin’s careful watch, the OSI Group has also received numerous other environmental and sustainability awards! Aside from the immense amount of honorable business achievements, Mr. Lavin is also a very charitable citizen.

For over twenty-five years, Sheldon Lavin has been apart of the Ronald McDonald House charity, where he is currently a chairman of the foundation’s capital campaign. Lavin is also the President and Director of The Sheba Foundation, which is a family charitable foundation. Sheldon Lavin not only attends to the business and operations of OSI Group, LLC, but for well over fifteen years, he has also run his own personal financial consulting firm out of Chicago, Illinois.

Sheldon Lavin has lead a successful career life and has assisted in taking OSI Group, LLC, from a small production factory in Aurora, Illinois, to an international force. As CEO for OSI Group, he has maintained a “family-like” quality with the employees and is still leading the company into a bigger and even brighter future of meat production for the world.

Sheldon Lavin info: www.forbes.com/companies/osi-group/

Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin Speak Up

Michael Lacey is a very well known writer to the liberal south over on the west coast. He has made a name for himself because he shares his opinions without hesitation, and by contributing media content that reflects an anti-conservative viewpoint.

At one point Lacey was almost jailed for his outspokenness, but was kept afloat by a demanding public who wanted his views and opinions.

He also identifies with his business partner Mr. Jim Larkin, and together they have amassed a small empire dedicated to sharing unbiased truth and helping out minorities across the state of Arizona.

At one point, this included running a newspaper entitled the New Times. In this paper the pair often scrutinized local law enforcement and media coverage, trying to attain as much truth to report as they possibly could. Read more: Village Voice Media | Wikipedia and Jim Larkin | Angel.co

The pair have arisen once again due to their severe honesty regarding the public pardon of Joe Arpaio by President Donald J. Trump Sr. Arpaio was pardoned for not adhering to a judge’s sentencing and orders from a case over ten years ago regarding racial profiling. Arpaio is a former Arizona sheriff, local to the county of Maricopa.

Joe Arpaio is also the man who attempted to have Larkin and Lacey imprisoned for simply sharing opinions that were the mirrored opposite of local Arizona conservative news.

From this event however, Larkin and Lacey were paid out over three million dollars after suing the sheriff for unlawful arrest. They went on to create the ‘Lacey & Larkin Frontera Fund’ to support and assist Latin Americans in Arizona.

President Donald Trump’s pardon led to a public statement from Lacey who very quickly dismisses the president as ‘moron.’

Lacey continues by recounting racist statements made by Arpaio, and by referencing the physical and mental abuse that happened to prisoners that stayed in the local jail that he helped to run.

A prison that Arpaio himself once referred to as a ‘concentration camp, in reference to the awful places used by Adolf Hitler to commit mass genocide against Jewish people during his dictatorship in Nazi Germany throughout the early to mid 1900s.

Michael Lacey blames the justice system. His many articles that took a magnifying glass to what Arpaio was doing are what lead to his arrest in the early 2000s. Jim Larkin interjects to agree with him, saying that he and Lacey were a constant bother to Arpaio. They placed him under severe scrutiny and demanded accountability.

This demand was made because of repeated comments that Arpaio was making. Their persistence for truth even lead to their being banned from local press conferences, and as mentioned before at least one unlawful attempt at arresting them.  Learn more about Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin: http://www.phillypurge.com/2017/06/23/jim-larkin-michael-lacey-make-the-list-of-civil-rights-protectors/ and http://www.azcentral.com/story/news/politics/immigration/2014/12/16/proceeds-arpaio-suit-fund-asu-journalism-chair/20480479/

The pair also agree that comments made earlier in the year by President Trump outline everything that they are against.

Racial slurs and profiling as well as the growing desire for a border wall between Mexico and America drive Larkin and Lacey to continue their support and assistance across Arizona and the southwest.

Desiree Perez Starting to Get Recognized

Desiree Perez may not be a household name but to those in the music and entertainment industry, she is approaching legendary status. The Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Jay-Z’s conglomerate, Roc Nation, Perez has established herself as a very capable businesswoman. Recognition was recently bestowed up on Perez when she was named as one of the most influential executives in the music industry by Billboard Magazine. The recognition is long overdue for a woman who has quietly ran one of the world’s fastest growing conglomerates, Roc Nation.

Perez, who goes by “Des”, has been a successful businesswoman for over 25 years. She started in the entertainment industry as a night club and music venue manager in the New York City area in the early 1990s. During her time as a venue manager, Des established close business relationships with many of the music industry’s biggest names, including Jay-Z. They have been close friends for many years and Jay-Z regards her as having one of the most savvy business minds in the industry. He chose her to run his previous business, SC Enterprises, and picked her to run Roc Nation when he formed the company in 2009, and learn more about Des Perez.

Des is regarded as one of the best negotiators in the business and has helped Roc Nation become a major player in the entertainment world. A few of the deals she has made include the Samsung deal with Rihanna, Beyoncé’s Formation Stadium deal, and even helped Robinson Cano secure a $250 million deal with the Seattle Mariners. She was chosen to head up Roc Nation’s new venture, the music streaming service Tidal, in 2016. She negotiated a lucrative deal with Sprint for $200 million in early 2017, a deal that gave Tidal exclusive access to 45 million Sprint users. Des is married to Roc Nation Sports President, Juan Perez.

More Visit: https://www.instagram.com/des.perez/

The Accomplished Brazilian Businessman Jose Hawilla

The Career History & Background of Jose Hawilla

In business, the amount of dedication and commitment that it takes out of an individual is more than many other industries combined. In addition, when we take into account the difficulties such as time, money, and overall sacrifice that is needed to thrive in business, it truly is amazing to reflect on the careers of successful professionals in this industry. While there have been many successful businessmen throughout history, perhaps none of them have been as influential as Jose Hawilla in his career. Being a prominent businessman, Jose Hawilla has accomplished so much in his career while making sure to help other along the ways. This just goes to show how amazing Jose Hawilla is as a person and a working professional. As amazing as that is, Jose Hawilla has accomplished so much more in his career. Check out wikipedia to know more.

 

The amount of influence he has had in Brazilian business is impressive, to say the least. All in all, Jose Hawilla is true as accomplished as it gets as a professional in the business. So, to further get a sense of what he does and how he has achieved so much I his career, here is more on Jose Hawilla and his take on being successful in business. Visit Traffic to know more.

Jose Hawilla & How To Be Successful in Business

In an article on Jose Hawilla & Business Success the article makes it clear that it takes a lot to thrive in business. Specifically, the article discusses how Jose Hawilla has helped Brazil become one of the most successful places for business and entrepreneurship. Also, the article discusses how Jose Hawilla’s opinion on business success is that it comes with sacrifice. Simply put, the more work an individual puts in, the bigger the reward will be. This is especially the case in business and Jose Hawilla is a living proof of that. Overall, Jose Hawilla is more than deserving of all the admiration and respect he receives as a professional. There is no denying that he will continue to succeed as he always has in his illustrious career.

See more: http://economia.estadao.com.br/noticias/geral,grupo-traffic-vende-diario-de-s-paulo,164083e