DN Monday, December 13, 2010: Please answer all questions:
- In the headlines, what three foreign situations did WikiLeaks just reveal? Give one sentence describing each. Rank them in terms of how illegal or unethical the actions of the foreign heads of state were. Then rate the US response as one of the following: actively destabilizing, passively destabilizing, nonintervening, or supporting stability.
- Bernie Sanders Denounces Obama-GOP Tax Cut in 8.5-Hour Senate Speech, Says U.S. Becoming “Banana Republic”: What is a filibuster? What are the rules for it? What is an oligarchy or oligarchic society? What do you think of Bernie Sanders’ speech and his emphasis on the children in the US?
- Climate Deal Reached in Cancún: Will the Agreement Help Save the Planet?: The agreement authorizes a $100 billion fund, held by the World Bank, to help developing countries cope with climate change starting in 2020. How difficult would it be for an LDC (least developed country) to turn away from this money, which could do so much good in their country? Does this divide them internally – between their poor, who depend on money, and their indigenous peoples, who depend on resources? Are you surprised that Claudia Solerno deserted Pablo Solon? Is this consistent with Ecuador’s position on REDD, as articulated by Raphael Correa?