Chomsky: Build Back Better Fiasco Exposes How Both Parties Serve Corporate Power

Chomsky: Build Back Better Fiasco Exposes How Both Parties Serve Corporate Power Noam Chomsky Interviewed by C.J. Polychroniou November 1, 2021. Truthout. The United States is an abysmal outlier among its economic peers when it comes to social protection programs. Consider, for example, paid parental leave. According to a survey of the parental leave systems … Continue reading “Chomsky: Build Back Better Fiasco Exposes How Both Parties Serve Corporate Power”

Israelis Concerned Another War with Hezbollah Will Disrupt Weed Supply Chain

TEL AVIV – From the United States of America to the Federated States of Micronesia, the global supply chain crisis is causing a surge in demands that continue to be unmet. For Christmas, children around the world won’t get the toys they want, and the Karens of Suburbia might be facing an unimaginable situation: the … Continue reading “Israelis Concerned Another War with Hezbollah Will Disrupt Weed Supply Chain”

Austria’s Dork-in-Chief: The Cool Brigades Must Get a Dork Badge by February or Else!

Austria is to become the first European country to make vaccinations against Covid 19 mandatory, and will go into its third nationwide lockdown [LOL. Remember when we were told vaccines would lead to ‘herd immunity’.] for at least 10 days from Monday, the chancellor, Alexander Schallenberg, has announced. The government said it was preparing the … Continue reading “Austria’s Dork-in-Chief: The Cool Brigades Must Get a Dork Badge by February or Else!”

Iles Marshall : le combat de l’archipel des gens sans terre à la COP26

Ils prévoient de s’y rendre à cinq. Une bien petite délégation quand il s’agit de faire entendre la voix d’un État minuscule au milieu du concert des Nations réunies à la COP26. Mais le voyage jusqu’à Glasgow depuis la Micronésie n’est pas donné, et les contraintes pandémiques n’allègent pas la facture, période de quarantaine à … Continue reading “Iles Marshall : le combat de l’archipel des gens sans terre à la COP26”

US Dug Up 130 Tons of Irradiated Soil From Nevada and Dumped It on the Marshall Islands

“I’m like, how can it [the dome] be ours?” Hilda Heine, the president of the Republic of the Marshall Islands, said in an interview in her presidential office in September. “We don’t want it. We didn’t build it. The garbage inside is not ours. It’s theirs.” Ultimately they decided to go forward with the resettlement … Continue reading “US Dug Up 130 Tons of Irradiated Soil From Nevada and Dumped It on the Marshall Islands”

Between the Quarantine and Quakes: Coronavirus Life in China

Chengdu, China I was not planning to end up in the middle of a coronavirus outbreak here in the People’s Republic of China for my long winter break. I had been planning on increasing my one-on-one language classes to five times a week for a few weeks, then jetting off to the beaches of Da … Continue reading “Between the Quarantine and Quakes: Coronavirus Life in China”

U.S. Wishes Israel Happy Jewish New Year by Giving It All of Its Foreign Aid

Last night, on the eve of the Jewish New Year, Diane Teepsha, a spokeswoman for the US State Department, announced that as a gift for the Jewish holiday all foreign assistance to all countries will be suspended…except for the State of Israel. This is not an entirely surprising move, as Trump has been generous to … Continue reading “U.S. Wishes Israel Happy Jewish New Year by Giving It All of Its Foreign Aid”

Le dernier empire occidental ?

Par The Saker − Le 1er août 2019 − Source thesaker.is via Unz Review «L’arbre qui cache la forêt» est une métaphore appropriée si nous examinons la plupart des observations décrivant les vingt dernières années. Cette période a été remarquable par le nombre de changements véritablement tectoniques qu’a connus le système international. Tout a commencé au … Continue reading “Le dernier empire occidental ?”

MOFA unveils new name for Taiwan’s AIT counterpart, lauds robust two-way ties

Taiwan Council for U.S. Affairs is the new name of the organization responsible for handling official exchanges with the American Institute in Taiwan, according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs May 25.   Formerly known as Coordination Council for North American Affairs, TCUSA will continue carrying out all CCNAA functions, the MOFA said. The renaming … Continue reading “MOFA unveils new name for Taiwan’s AIT counterpart, lauds robust two-way ties”

Nigeria, 12 other African countries face sanctions over visa overstay in U.S

London, May 5, 2019 (AltAfrica)-Nigeria and 12 other African countries, may suffer American visa denials as US President Donald Trump targets countries with a high percentage of visa overstays. The White House recently shifted its focus from the surge of families crossing the US-Mexico border to the hundreds of thousands of immigrants who arrive in … Continue reading “Nigeria, 12 other African countries face sanctions over visa overstay in U.S”

ADB, Ireland Establish Fund to Boost Climate, Disaster Resilience in Pacific

Apr 30, 2019 Picture:  NADI, FIJI (1 May 2019) — The Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Government of Ireland today signed agreements establishing the Ireland Trust Fund for Building Climate Change and Disaster Resilience in Small Island Developing States (SIDS). The Contribution Arrangements were signed by ADB Vice-President Mr. Ahmed M. Saeed and Ireland’s … Continue reading “ADB, Ireland Establish Fund to Boost Climate, Disaster Resilience in Pacific”

Health as a Human Right: No Migrants Need Apply

We don’t seem to understand or we’ve neglected the specter of what is beneath and pushing all of these things to the surface:  the specter of militarism and colonialism.  And all the things that Hawaiians experienced through colonialism, we have that same experience – to the point right now where one of the islands in … Continue reading “Health as a Human Right: No Migrants Need Apply”