A Cesspool of Constitutional Nonsense-Impeachment in the Senate

Photograph Source: United States Senate – Public Domain The process moves to the Senate. Will the mockery continue after the procedurals and pomp are put to rest and the hearing begins?  Or will there be a genuine attempt to find some truth no matter how shallow? Since the House of Representatives closed up its hearings … Continue reading “A Cesspool of Constitutional Nonsense-Impeachment in the Senate”

The consequences of Qasem Suleimani’s death on the global energy market

On January 3, 2020, the decades-long conflict between the United States and Iran almost turned into a full-scale confrontation when a US drone assassinated Iranian major general Qasem Suleimani as well as Commander Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis. Iran and its allies vowed revenge and global markets, fearing a military escalation, anxiously awaited their reprisals. On January … Continue reading “The consequences of Qasem Suleimani’s death on the global energy market”

Nokia, Angola Cables begin direct optical connection between US and Africa

London, Jan. 22, 2020 (AltAfrica)-Nokia -Nokia has announced a strong partnership with Angola Cables to lay the first direct optical connection between the USA and Africa. The route provides direct, low-latency trans-Atlantic routing and greatly simplifies the turn-up of services to better serve rapidly growing data consumption markets in Africa. Subsea fiber-optic cables form the … Continue reading “Nokia, Angola Cables begin direct optical connection between US and Africa”

The Playbook for Poisoning the Earth

In September 2009, over 3,000 bee enthusiasts from around the world descended on the city of Montpellier in southern France for Apimondia — a festive beekeeper conference filled with scientific lectures, hobbyist demonstrations, and commercial beekeepers hawking honey. But that year, a cloud loomed over the event: bee colonies across the globe were collapsing, and billions … Continue reading “The Playbook for Poisoning the Earth”

Baby Dinosaurs on Noah’s Ark

In violation of the separation of church and state, American tax dollars are funneled to fundamentalist private schools teaching crackpot absurdities – such as a claim that Noah probably took two baby dinosaurs onto his ark. To me, it’s a form of child abuse to teach such lies to youngsters. However, that’s what happens under … Continue reading “Baby Dinosaurs on Noah’s Ark”

CyberOptics Unveils WaferSense® Auto Resistance Sensor™ (ARS) at SEMICON Korea

Jan 16, 2020 Picture:  ARS significantly improves semiconductor yields and tool uptime. MINNEAPOLIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–CyberOptics® Corporation (NASDAQ: CYBE), a leading global developer and manufacturer of high-precision 3D sensing technology solutions, will exhibit at SEMICON Korea from February 5-7th, 2020 at the COEX in Seoul, booth #C236. During the show, the company will unveil and demonstrate its … Continue reading “CyberOptics Unveils WaferSense® Auto Resistance Sensor™ (ARS) at SEMICON Korea”

Politics and Business in Seattle

Photograph Source: CommunistSquared – CC0 I am in Seattle for an academic conference, having last been here about ten years ago. Seattle is a beguiling place, as most who have visited it will know. Since I was born with an aversion to sightseeing and what’s called “tourism”, it is the intertwining of politics and business … Continue reading “Politics and Business in Seattle”

The Economist Group names former Atlantic executive Bob Cohn as President, The Economist

Jan 15, 2020 Key appointment to support new CEO’s growth strategy Hong Kong, January 15th 2020 –( ASIA TODAY )– The Economist Group announced the appointment of Bob Cohn as President/Managing Director for The Economist. Mr Cohn will lead the core newspaper business, focusing on expanding subscriptions and readership around the world, as well as … Continue reading “The Economist Group names former Atlantic executive Bob Cohn as President, The Economist”

HomeServe plc First Utility Partnership in Japan

Jan 14, 2020 Picture:  LONDON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–HomeServe Japan Corporation (“HomeServe Japan”), a joint venture between HomeServe plc and Mitsubishi Corporation, has signed its first utility partnership with Chugoku Electric and began test marketing with homeowners today. Two products are being marketed to Japanese homeowners – combined electrical wiring and air-conditioning cover; and comprehensive plumbing cover. As … Continue reading “HomeServe plc First Utility Partnership in Japan”

Whatever the outcome of Queen’s emergency summit, analysts say Harry and Meghan retreat is bad omen for UK race relations

London, Jan. 13, 2020 (AltAfrica)-The Queen will meet senior royals in Sandringham later on Monday, (today) to discuss the future roles of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex. Prince Harry, the Duke of Cambridge and the Prince of Wales will all attend the meeting, while Meghan is expected join the discussion by phone from Canada … Continue reading “Whatever the outcome of Queen’s emergency summit, analysts say Harry and Meghan retreat is bad omen for UK race relations”

Prince Harry, Meghan Markle set to make MILLIONS from showbiz after quitting royal family

London, Jan. 9, 2020 (AltAfrica)-PRINCE Harry and Meghan Markle are set to rake in millions from lucrative commercial deals after quitting the royal family, UK tabloid, The Sun reports In an unprecedented statement on their new website, the couple announced they would be seeking ‘financial independence’ after stepping down from their royal duties. Prince Harry and Meghan … Continue reading “Prince Harry, Meghan Markle set to make MILLIONS from showbiz after quitting royal family”

The photograph that scattered the British royal family

London, Jan. 9, 2020 (AltAfrica)-More facts are emerging about why the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, prince Harry and wife Meghan decided to quit and step back as “senior” royals . seek new identity and work to become financially independent. Crisis in British royal family escalate as prince Harry Meghan step back from royals duties … Continue reading “The photograph that scattered the British royal family”

Hungarian Reformed Church in America calls for the purchase of Zacarpathia from Ukraine

On November 14, 2019 leaders of the Hungarian Reformed Church in America, among them Bishop Zoltán Lizik, attended the Diaspora Council Conference in Budapest where Prime Minister Viktor Orbán delivered the keynote.  Attendees of the meeting expressed their loyalty to the Orbán Government, they were ready to defend “Hungary’s reputation” and signed a declaration to … Continue reading “Hungarian Reformed Church in America calls for the purchase of Zacarpathia from Ukraine”

Fermilab Selected TOYO Corporation’s High-Speed Network Capture Appliance

Jan 08, 2020 SYNESIS to Help Fermilab to Monitor and Control High-Bandwidth Data Flows TOKYO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–TOYO Corporation, the leading test and measurement company, today announced that Fermilab, a United States Department of Energy national laboratory, has selected 100G SYNESIS to be part of their set of network visibility and security tools. With the ever-increasing speeds … Continue reading “Fermilab Selected TOYO Corporation’s High-Speed Network Capture Appliance”

Asian Licensing Conference gathers global experts

Jan 07, 2020 Picture:  7 January 2020 – In recent years, manufacturers, retailers, edu-tainment companies and food and beverage businesses have been actively seeking collaborations with brands to add value to their products and services, while the range of brands seeking licensing collaborations has diversified from characters and animations to art, culture, corporates, collegiate and … Continue reading “Asian Licensing Conference gathers global experts”

Un vote d’impeachment contre Donald Trump : pour quoi faire ?

La présidente de la Chambre des représentants, Nancy Pelosi, le président de la Commission de la Chambre sur le pouvoir judiciaire Jerry Nadler (à gauche) et le président de la Commission des affaires étrangères de la Chambre Eliot Engel, lors d’une conférence de presse suivant le vote d’impeachment de Donald Trump, Wahington, le 18 décembre … Continue reading “Un vote d’impeachment contre Donald Trump : pour quoi faire ?”

How Nigeria, other African countries could be victims of Iran, US showdown

London, Jan. 5, 2020 (AltAfrica)-Nigeria and other African countries could emerge as a venue for confrontation between the U.S. and Iran as Tehran threatens to retaliate after the U.S. airstrike that killed the Iranian Quds Force commander, General Qassem Soleimani. Iran has sought to increase its influence in certain countries in Africa in recent years … Continue reading “How Nigeria, other African countries could be victims of Iran, US showdown”

Canadian Premier League seeks talented African footballers to develop league

London, Jan. 3, 2020 (AltAfrica)-The fledgling Canadian Premier League is seeking talented African footballers to help propel the league to global recognition The commissioner of the Canadian Premier League (CPL), David Clanachan, who made this known believes young African talent can give their careers a boost by playing in the country’s top-flight football league READ … Continue reading “Canadian Premier League seeks talented African footballers to develop league”

The Last Line of Defense: 20 Activist Groups That Are Making a Big Difference

Arched balustrades, Yaquina Bay Bridge. Photo: Jeffrey St. Clair. Are you frustrated with The Resistance©, still fronting for the failures of Hillary Clinton while thousands of kids whose families fled the killing regimes in central America that she enabled are being held in concentration camps? You’re not alone. Here at CounterPunch we get lots of … Continue reading “The Last Line of Defense: 20 Activist Groups That Are Making a Big Difference”

The Looming U.S. Water Crisis

Dalles Dam. Photo: Jeffrey St. Clair. According to the World Economic Forum, the global water crisis is the fourth major threat of our civilization. In fact, studies warn that two-thirds of the global population could be living in water-stressed countries by 2025 — just a few short years away. When we think about water scarcity, … Continue reading “The Looming U.S. Water Crisis”

Los Angeles Roars for “Azadi!” Reflections on an Indian Solidarity Action in Southern California

For two full hours yesterday afternoon, Los Angeles’ Grand Park reverberated with the simultaneously furious and joyous roars of “Azadi!” (“Freedom!”) and “Inquilab Zindabad!” (“Love Live the Revolution!”). Indians, South Asians, and Americans from various backgrounds came together to demonstrate their opposition to the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), the National Register of Citizens (NRC), and … Continue reading “Los Angeles Roars for “Azadi!” Reflections on an Indian Solidarity Action in Southern California”

Attack on Pastor Debreczeni in Phoenix, AZ is orchestrated from Budapest

On September 1, 2019 Zsolt Demeter, Presbiter of the Hungarian Reformed Church in America  published a three-page letter attacking Pastor András Debreczeni of the First Hungarian Reformed Church in Phoenix, AZ.  Demeter called Debreczeni a liar and cheater who illegally taped conversations and demanded  his removal.  Demeter has threatened with lawsuits and made it clear … Continue reading “Attack on Pastor Debreczeni in Phoenix, AZ is orchestrated from Budapest”

Pluxity Launches PLUG Kiosk for Comprehensive Spatial Information Service

Dec 16, 2019 SEOUL, South Korea–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Pluxity, a plug-in solution provider based in Korea, announced on December 16, 2019 the launch of the PLUG Kiosk that provides 3D-based spatial information. The PLUG Kiosk helps one easily find important facilities and stores by displaying spatial information in 3D maps. When a user chooses departing place, transit … Continue reading “Pluxity Launches PLUG Kiosk for Comprehensive Spatial Information Service”

Hyosung Chairman Cho Hyun-joon Acquires High Voltage Transformer Plant in the US

Dec 16, 2019 Picture:  SEOUL, South Korea–(BUSINESS WIRE)–“Now we are ready to provide products to customers in the United States in time through our local manufacturing facilities. And we will strengthen our position as a total energy solution provider by providing circuit breakers, ESSs and STATCOMs, in addition to high voltage transformers,” said Chairman Cho … Continue reading “Hyosung Chairman Cho Hyun-joon Acquires High Voltage Transformer Plant in the US”

Human Rights, Myopic Perspectives, and Ideological Manipulations

Photograph Source: Bravo Company, 3rd Battalion of the 75th Ranger Regiment in Somalia, 1993 – Public Domain Since the 1990s, the U.S. government has launched manipulative ideological campaigns with respect to human rights in order to justify interventions in the affairs of nations that resist subordination to U.S. imperialist intentions. The U.S. ideologically manipulated human … Continue reading “Human Rights, Myopic Perspectives, and Ideological Manipulations”

NAFTA 2.0: Revising the 1994 Agreement

According to the Wall Street Journal, it’s a “template for deals to come,” adding: “The new US-Mexico-Canada Agreement (has) implications for agreements beyond North America, including new bilateral deals being contemplated for China, Japan, the European Union, and the UK.” … The post NAFTA 2.0: Revising the 1994 Agreement appeared first on Global Research.

In Re-Run Election: LA Times Journalist Wins Presidency of NewsGuild 

After a much contested election process, the largest union of journalists in North America has chosen a 32-year old reporter at the Los Angeles Times to be its new leader, in the U.S. and Canada. Jon Schleuss helped win union recognition and a historic first contract at The Times (a non-union paper for 136 years) before ousting NewsGuild President … Continue reading “In Re-Run Election: LA Times Journalist Wins Presidency of NewsGuild “

Greta Thunberg Slams COP25, Says Response to Climate Crisis Is “Clever Accounting and Creative PR”

At the U.N. climate summit in Madrid, 16-year-old Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg addressed world leaders Wednesday, hours after she was named Time magazine’s Person of the Year. Thunberg came to the talks after a trip to meet with climate leaders across North America in anticipation of the scheduled climate conference in Santiago, Chile, before … Continue reading “Greta Thunberg Slams COP25, Says Response to Climate Crisis Is “Clever Accounting and Creative PR””

Iranian Economy in Crisis as Flammable American Flag Sales Plummet

With protestors in the streets in Iran over the rise in the cost of gasoline, and the economy crippled by American sanctions, another key Iranian industry is suffering a severe downturn: flammable American flags. Since the revolution, the Iranian regime has supplemented their economy that was largely based on oil and flying-carpet revenues with the … Continue reading “Iranian Economy in Crisis as Flammable American Flag Sales Plummet”

A Beautiful but Deceptive Documentary: For Sama

The documentary movie For Sama has won a host of awards in Europe and North America. Its producers and protagonists, Syrians Waad Kateab and her husband Dr. Hamza Kateab plus English filmmaker Edward Watts, have received gushing praise. And the awards will probably keep coming. Unfortunately, behind a human interest story, the movie For Sama … Continue reading “A Beautiful but Deceptive Documentary: For Sama”

Indigenous Youth & Elders at COP25 Protest Canada’s Support of Dirty Tar Sands Projects

Indigenous women protested outside the U.S. Embassy in Madrid, Spain, on Tuesday morning to demand action to address the crisis of missing and murdered indigenous women and girls across North America. Madrid police shut down the protest within minutes. On Monday, indigenous youth and elders gathered outside the Canadian Embassy in Madrid to protest the … Continue reading “Indigenous Youth & Elders at COP25 Protest Canada’s Support of Dirty Tar Sands Projects”

Political Collapse: The Center Cannot Hold

Photograph Source: A refugee camp north of Goma near the Rwandan border by Julien Harneis – CC BY-SA 2.0 Have you noticed? From Hong Kong to Baghdad, Paris to Tehran, 2019 is shaping up to be, as the New York Times dubbed it, “the year of the protest.” Violent—and often deadly—anti-government protests are breaking out … Continue reading “Political Collapse: The Center Cannot Hold”

CORE Industrial Partners Portfolio Company Midwest Composite Technologies Acquires ICOMold

Dec 06, 2019 Acquisition Creates a Leading Private On-demand Digital Manufacturer that Combines 3D Printing and Traditional Manufacturing Technologies in North America CHICAGO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–CORE Industrial Partners (“CORE”), a Chicago-based private equity firm, announced today the acquisition of ICOMold (the “Company”), a leading digital manufacturer with an expertise in injection molding, by CORE portfolio company Midwest … Continue reading “CORE Industrial Partners Portfolio Company Midwest Composite Technologies Acquires ICOMold”

Global Poison Spring

Photograph Source: Austin Valley – CC BY 2.0 The power of the chemical industry in the United States all but wiped out the US EPA. The politicized department administers laws and regulations that prescribe what it can do. However, in practice, it’s the political appointees that decide what EPA does. Related to this political reality, … Continue reading “Global Poison Spring”

Wealthy Countries’ Approach to Climate Change Condemns Hundreds of Millions of People to Suffer

Mill and power plant, West Linn, Oregon. Photo: Jeffrey St. Clair. In Madrid, Spain, the 2019 UN Climate Change Conference—known as COP25—began on December 2. Representatives of the world’s countries gathered to discuss what is decidedly a serious problem for the planet; no one, except dangerous political forces in the neofascist right, denies the reality … Continue reading “Wealthy Countries’ Approach to Climate Change Condemns Hundreds of Millions of People to Suffer”

Indians Shall Not Govern

Photograph Source: Zlatica Hoke – Public Domain “The Indian is good for nothing. But he represents in Bolivia a living force, a mass of passive resistance, a concrete tumor in the entrails of the social organism…The Indian race and the Mestizo caste will have to perish in the struggle for existence.” – Nicodemos Antelo, Bolivian … Continue reading “Indians Shall Not Govern”

French President Macron Is Right, NATO Is Brain Dead Without U.S. Leadership

By Robert E. Hunter  French President Emanuel Macron has said, “What we are currently experiencing is the brain death of NATO.” He attributes much of that to his belief that “European countries…can no longer rely on America to defend NATO allies.” He is wrong on both points, but he is right in citing U.S. President … Continue reading “French President Macron Is Right, NATO Is Brain Dead Without U.S. Leadership”

The Grand Illusion

As the ecological crisis deepens, nearing the infamous Tipping Point – taking us closer to planetary catastrophe – we are being led to believe that an imminent “greening” of the world economy will deliver us from a very dark future. Somehow, against all logic, we have adopted a collective faith in the willingness of ruling … Continue reading “The Grand Illusion”

The Impunity Doctrine: The Meek Shall be Buried Beneath the Earth

The ruling class are feeling the heat. By feeling the heat, I mean they are disproportionately perturbed by toothless condemnation of their tax-avoiding wealth accumulation by presidential hopefuls looking to shore up “progressive” support during the primaries. Never mind that this highly scripted spectacle is underwritten by Wall Street, and its executive producers are the … Continue reading “The Impunity Doctrine: The Meek Shall be Buried Beneath the Earth”

Pilgrim Songs

Edward Winslow’s Good Newes from New-England published in 1624 in London begins its narrative in November of 1621.  There is no word of the first Thanksgiving. That didn’t happen until 1623 and was a day of devout prayer and penance rather than one of festive celebration and culinary surfeit. The Good Newes begins not with happy feasting by natives … Continue reading “Pilgrim Songs”

Impeachment and Damage to U.S. Foreign Policy

By Robert E. Hunter Russia, and especially Ukraine, have been centerpieces of the House impeachment hearings, as well as of massive media coverage. But largely lost in the domestic politics focused disarray is serious discussion of the foreign policy aspects of American engagement with these two countries. Factors relating to both are of course “fair … Continue reading “Impeachment and Damage to U.S. Foreign Policy”

How Eating Heritage Barley Could Be a Useful Weapon in the Fight against Climate Change

Re-discovering how to cook and eat heritage barley – especially in the world’s biggest barley-growing nations of Europe, Australia and North America – could encourage farmers to grow special landrace heritage varieties. These could be grown in marginal climates and make a substantial contribution to ensuring global food security in the face of climate change.

The Coup in Bolivia Has Everything to Do With the Screen You’re Using to Read This

Photograph Source: Senado Federal – CC BY 2.0 When you look at your computer screen, or the screen on your smartphone or the screen of your television set, it is a liquid crystal display (LCD). An important component of the LCD screen is indium, a rare metallic element that is processed out of zinc concentrate. … Continue reading “The Coup in Bolivia Has Everything to Do With the Screen You’re Using to Read This”

ITOCHU Techno-Solutions Corporation Partners with Volterra for its Distributed Cloud Platform

Nov 19, 2019 First use case is to promote the development of IoT services associated with the introduction of 5G SANTA CLARA, Calif. & TOKYO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–ITOCHU Techno-Solutions Corporation today announced it has began reselling and integrating Volterra’s solution for distributed cloud services to enable its customers’ distributed applications. The Volterra distributed cloud platform provides a … Continue reading “ITOCHU Techno-Solutions Corporation Partners with Volterra for its Distributed Cloud Platform”

Baby Shark Coup

“I also write from time to time, and if any sweet breath fills my soul, it’s the light of memory … Oh the memory in prison! How it gets here and falls upon the heart, which it oils with melancholy already so decomposed … In short, I don’t know what these people will do. We … Continue reading “Baby Shark Coup”

Greece and the Struggle for Freedom

Prologue Greece, the wellspring of Western civilization, has a continuity of existence from ancient times to the present day.  In spite of multiple depredations inflicted on the country over millennia, Greek ideas, science, discoveries and practices forming the foundations of Western culture, have persisted. In this essay, the contours of Greek history are traced from … Continue reading “Greece and the Struggle for Freedom”

A New Silence

On a recent weekend there were worldwide, youth-led strikes involving millions of people, against climate change. Some residents of the San Joaquin Valley, the worst air-quality zone in the nation, were discussing it around the kitchen table of Lydia Miller, president of the San Joaquin Raptor Rescue Center, who began speaking of the obvious loss … Continue reading “A New Silence”

Fundamentalism as Speechlessness

Photograph Source: Taymaz Valley – CC BY 2.0 Our world is bent out of shape. It is all twisted and tangled like a bombed out bridge after an air raid. As we gaze out upon this mangled world, on a very bad day one can see apocalypse around every corner. This was the case in … Continue reading “Fundamentalism as Speechlessness”

INFOWORKS First to Show FMCW LiDAR for Future of Self-driving Car at IoT Tech EXPO North America 2019

Nov 11, 2019 SEOUL, South Korea–(BUSINESS WIRE)–INFOWORKS, the manufacturer of LiDAR for self-driving car, announced that its newest FMCW LiDAR, Quantum series, will be first shown at IoT TECH EXPO North America 2019. The expo will be held in Santa Clara Convention Center, Silicon Valley, Nov. 13 – 14. By using FMCW waveform, Quantum series … Continue reading “INFOWORKS First to Show FMCW LiDAR for Future of Self-driving Car at IoT Tech EXPO North America 2019”