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Venezuela's Humanitarian Battle

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By Jomo Thomas, St. Vincent. Frustration always overcomes me when people, who are for the most part sensible, logical and rational, get taken for a ride by the establishment media. In fact, the current 'snow job' being done on Venezuela by the mass media reminded me of the wise saying by Malcolm X 'if you are not extremely careful, the media will c...
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Morning class: Crossing Crisis- Relations between US and Latin America

morning-classe_20180906-173059_1 Morning Class at Richmond Vale Academy
Every Monday and Friday we have what we call morning class. Everyone, teacher, student, guest speaker, is welcome to prepare a presentation about any topic that is of interest to them and share their passion about it. This morning a guest speaker that we love inviting for his passionating talks, came to tell us more about the relationship between U...
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The Four Industrial Revolutions In a Glimpse

Mankind has taken gigantic leaps forward in the last two centuries; to the point that, if we were able to travel back in time, we wouldn't recognize life in the pre-industrial era. So much of what we do now has been made easier —or possible!— by the inventions and innovations of the four industrial revolutions. As we dive head first into the fourth one; it is worthwhile to take some time to assess the impact of the previous three in our society and environment. After all, it is only by knowing our history that we can truly move forward and better ourselves. Keep reading for a glimpse at all the Industrial Revolutions. The Original Industrial Revolution [caption id="attachment_5555" align="aligncenter" width="500"] Photo Credit: Wikipedia Coming from an agrarian society with virtually no urban centers, the shift towards steam-powered textile factories and cities was a momentous event. The First Industrial Revolution paved the way for the remaining three industrial revolutions. Therefore, had it never happened, we wouldn't have the basic goods we now take for granted. The steam engine was perhaps the greatest invention of the First Industrial Revolution. It was used to completely transform the textile industry; which implemented it in the power looms  —for weaving— and cotton gins —for separating cotton fibers from the seeds. Further innovations to the steam engine allowed to use it for...
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