Folks, listen to Head of State Samuel Kanyon Doe’s definitions of Communism: “In Communist country the women cannot get marry and the men cannot get marry. Any man can take any woman and do anything he wants to do with her”. S. Kanyon Doe said vociferously. Do you want Communism? the Chiefs thundered “No”!. S. Kanyon Doe said in Communist country if you make your farm and harvest 50 bags of rice, the communist government will seize 49 bags and give you 1 bag. Finally, S. Kanyon Doe told the chiefs that “in a communism country nobody has a house. People can sleep in any house they see”. He asked do you want Communism? Finally, the chiefs replied “No”. Op-ed 

It was the True Whig Party that made Samuel Doe, not the Progressive Class

    The Editor, Can there ever be a balanced approach to Liberian history? There are some who will like us to believe that everything was good until 1980. Folks on the right blame all the problems in Liberia on the progressives class and that to me is totally wrong because the coup that took place was led by the People Redemption council and the Liberian army. You can’t blame the progressives for the failure of the so-called revolution led by Samuel Doe because they did not actually take overpower…

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Folks, listen to Head of State Samuel Kanyon Doe’s definitions of Communism: “In Communist country the women cannot get marry and the men cannot get marry. Any man can take any woman and do anything he wants to do with her”. S. Kanyon Doe said vociferously. Do you want Communism? the Chiefs thundered “No”!. S. Kanyon Doe said in Communist country if you make your farm and harvest 50 bags of rice, the communist government will seize 49 bags and give you 1 bag. Finally, S. Kanyon Doe told the chiefs that “in a communism country nobody has a house. People can sleep in any house they see”. He asked do you want Communism? Finally, the chiefs replied “No”. Op-ed 

When the aggressors play the victims’ card against—the Progressive Class

    The Editor We cannot ignore the fact that remnants of the conservative Americo-Liberian caste not only dominate social media platforms but have also embarked on a vigorous campaign of slander and calumny against those we call the Progressive class. Each day that passes by, these apologists of the former ruling caste bombard us with loads of anti-progressive diatribes. And the most interesting but also appalling thing is, they have taken solace in revisionist falsification of our political history to airbrush Liberian history against those who took part in…

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Liberian Economy Group (LEG) Bella Casa Hotel Sinkor, Monrovia. Cell# 0777516641/088696999 Email: reservations@bellacasaliberia.com Hon. Albert Chie President Pro-Tempore House of Senate Mr. President Pro-Tempore: Please find attached the Report of the Liberian Economy Group (LEG) on the Current Statement of the Liberian Economy. We of LEG remain confident that the Action Steps indicated in the report, when taken, can lead to the solution of Liberia’s main problem, longstanding and widespread Poverty. Respectfully Yours Liberian Economy Group (LEG) Op-ed 

No educated people have not failed Liberia, voters failed Liberia!

When majority voters lack knowledge of historical and political antecedence, they turn to harm themselves by taking decision-based on fallacies such as “Educated people have failed us”. But as long as some of us remain active, we will continue to provide counters to their misconceptions that often lead them to take unpopular decision that affects everyone. In the first place, Liberia was not ripe when she put in for her independence in 1847 (even though she was being threatened by other colonial masters like Great Britain and France). Equally, the…

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Given this position of the LNBA, our presence here today is not an approval of the reason for which we were cited, for the Constitution does not require such. We are here because the failure of a lawyer to appear and perform any service required by the Court is contemptuous. Personally, I should be in a joyous mood and celebrating for the elevation of Justice Kaba, as my former student during his undergraduate studies at the University of Liberia in the 1980s. But, I cannot because another former student of mine, Justice Ja’neh was removed unconstitutionally. Officially, as president of the LNBA, I cannot celebrate because to do so will be contrary to the official position of the LNBA. News 

Liberian Bar to Probe Nwabudike’s Citizenship

    Following days of twist and turns in the ongoing confirmation of the newly nominated chairman of the National Elections Commission (NEC), Cllr. Ndubuisi Nwabudike, a Nigerian national, as to how he (Nwabudike) obtained his Liberian citizenship and subsequently entered the legal profession as a Supreme Court lawyer, the Liberian National Bar Association (LNBA) has instructed its Grievance and Ethics Committee to expeditiously conduct an investigation into the facts and circumstances surrounding Nwabudike’s citizenship. The LNBA is the umbrella and self-regulating body of all lawyers in the country and…

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Many at times brothers and sisters attribute all our present problems to the age-old story of slavery, colonialism or another. The fact though but it doesn't entirely make sense cause there's present and opportunities. This kind of assertion must be exhausted and retired—that is, we can use the present and opportunities to redefine our past and secure a better future for generations to come.  In my view, the essence of reading history is to mirror the past, to teach the present  and project a future. Indeed, Liberia has a semi-barbaric past, yet there are present and opportunities.    Conclusion  Op-ed 

A Critical look at Dr. Fahnbulleh’s Road to 2017- A cursory look at why he lost

Before going into the subject please read a little about our legion, teacher and leader in Dr. H. Boima Fahnbulleh, Jr   (this is the link, click and read: https://peoplepill.com/people/henry-boimah-fahnbulleh/). By the way, Dr. H. Boima Fahnbulleh, Jr is commonly known as HB.  Some time ago—I shared LPP’s 2017 political Manifesto, for The General and Presidential elections in Liberia. A friend of mine (South African) was fascinated by the ideal-rich manifesto and was interested in reading Dr. H. Boima Fahnbulleh, Jr thoughts. Although he was moved by the manifesto, he…

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More importantly, life is extremely difficult in Liberia as a result of the devastating and unbearable economic conditions the country is currently experiencing, as such, these indigent marketers, "yana and value boys" are compelled to go to the market grounds and in the streets on a daily basis to fend for daily bread for their impoverished families. If they don't do so, their families will perish from starvation. Most if not all these marketers are poor people who barely live on daily sales (hand-to-mouth in Liberian parlance), which makes the government lockdown totally difficult if not impossible for them to fully grasp. To fully adhere to the government lockdown would literally mean staying home and dying from hunger, as these people have no food and other needed items stocked up at home, for they do not have money to do so. Hence, this becomes a tricky dilemma that requires leadership not brutality. Op-ed 

OPRM: in solidarity with marketeers of Waterside and poor masses

  For immediate release[PRESS]   (30th March 2020)- The One People Revolutionary Movement(OPRM) condemns in the highest term the report of the use of brute-force against the struggling poor marketeers at the waterside market on yesterday morning. Brute-force, we believe, must be the very last option for State Security Forces. It must exhaust all means of persuasion before reverting to bute-force, at least at ethics demand. More importantly, life is extremely difficult in Liberia as a result of the devastating and unbearable economic conditions the country is currently experiencing, as…

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“The composition of the EMB (Electoral Members Board) should be representative of the society. . . Consideration should be given to appointing independent persons known within the society for their integrity. It is recommended that the chair of the commission should be a person who holds or has held high judicial office (a high court or supreme court judge). That is the practice in several countries. (Taken from the Southern African Development Community’s “Principles for Election Management, Monitoring, and Observation in the SADC Region”, as adopted by SADC in Johannesburg 2003.) Public Policy 

Where We Slipped: Choosing Electoral Board Members in Liberia

Jackie N. Sayegh “ Elections are central to competitive politics. They are central because, ideally, they should provide the opportunity for yesterday’s winners to become today’s losers, and for yesterday ‘ s losers to become today’s winners. The model of democracy on which this theory of elections is based is liberal democratic. The centrality of elections to liberal democratic politics also presupposes the importance, particularly of impartial electoral administration. This is because the indeterminacy of elections the possibility of erstwhile winners becoming losers and erstwhile losers becoming winners-which is an…

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Liberia has been looted and turned into a wasteland of neocolonial capitalism. The havoc wrought on the society by Weah is revealing of national neglect and the intense level of contempt Ellen and her cabal must-have for poor and working people to have orchestrated this farce on the fatherland. Weah's actions have angered the people, and they resolved to vote the CDC out at any electoral poll. And here comes the dubious plan Weah has reached. So, we are not astonished upon reading the list which comprises names of familiar stooges. Op-ed 

What kind of government is this? Ndubusi is a bad choice!

    By Martin K. N. Kollie Nwabudike has miserably failed “The Citizenship Test (TCT)”. His score is too tragic to reveal. He is unfit to even be called for Confirmation Hearing. It will be an affront to our Senators for a con man like Ndubusi to even be called for vetting. I will challenge him in a 20-page argument to be published tomorrow. This academic paper will consider 10 contexts that are mainly intended to render Pres. Weah’s choice for NEC Chairmanship legally flawed and logically inappropriate. Of course,…

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Liberia has been looted and turned into a wasteland of neocolonial capitalism. The havoc wrought on the society by Weah is revealing of national neglect and the intense level of contempt Ellen and her cabal must-have for poor and working people to have orchestrated this farce on the fatherland. Weah's actions have angered the people, and they resolved to vote the CDC out at any electoral poll. And here comes the dubious plan Weah has reached. So, we are not astonished upon reading the list which comprises names of familiar stooges. Op-ed 

IJG: President Weah’s Criminal Enterprise Extend Its Tentacles To The NEC

      POSITION STATEMENT THE INTERNATIONAL JUSTICE GROUP (IJG) REJECTS THE APPOINTMENT OF THE NEW HEAD OF THE NATIONAL ELECTIONS COMMISSION (NEC) AS NOMINATED BY PRESIDENT WEAH AND DEMAND THAT THE NATIONAL ELECTIONS COMMISSION (NEC) BE REFORMED BEFORE ANY FURTHER ELECTIONS ARE HELD IN LIBERIA UNDER ITS AUSPICES AS THE ELECTORAL GOVERNING BODY   WASHINGTON DC March 25, 2020 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE REJECTION OF NEW NEC BOSS   THE IJG REJECTS THE APPOINTMENT OF CLLR A NDUBUSI NWABUDIKE AS CHAIRMAN OF THE NATIONAL ELECTIONS COMMISSION OF LIBERIA (NEC) AND…

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To begin with, Counselor Tiawan Gongloe and his team of learned lawyers at the National Bar Association of Liberia are NOT stupid, and all those yarning for Justice around the country are NOT stupid either; instead, they are farsighted.  In his profession as a human rights lawyer, Counselor Tiawon Gongloe has always defended human rights and above all, stood up for the voiceless.  He has always fought to see true and fair practices of justice in Liberia. He is a man of excellent moral character and a farsighted dignitary who will never compromise JUSTICE for brown envelopes or bribes.  Op-ed 

An Open Letter to Senator Prince Y. Johnson of Nimba County

Dear Mr. Johnson, Recently, I came across a couple of videos from you, in which you hurled insults on all Justice Campaigners, including the lawyers under the leadership of Counselor Tiawan Gongloe, labeling them as “stupid”, and you also predicted the intention of President George Manneh Weah to rig the 2023 national presidential elections. Senator Johnson, I have never been more pressured than your continued provocations to make my way into publically discussing national politics for the first time. To begin with, Counselor Tiawan Gongloe and his team of learned…

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