Business leaders express support for multilateralism, global value chains to build back better post COVID-19

Oct 30, 2020 Picture:  Bangkok (ESCAP news) – Eminent business leaders from across the Asia-Pacific region have expressed strong support for multilateralism and regional cooperation as well as increased public-private partnerships to build back better and more sustainably. They also underscored that as countries recover from the COVID-19 pandemic impacts, this is no time for … Continue reading “Business leaders express support for multilateralism, global value chains to build back better post COVID-19”

Capitalism, the State Religion

Photograph Source: su-ch – CC BY 2.0 With Old Testament locusts and plagues re-emerging for the late capitalist era, one could be forgiven for imagining that an avenging God has been awakened. As the virus winds its way into the nooks and crannies of modernity, innocents are being sacrificed at the altar of ‘the economy’ … Continue reading “Capitalism, the State Religion”

Freedom from Fear: John Pilger Discusses Coronavirus Propaganda, Imperialism, and Human Rights

John Pilger is the world-renowned journalist and filmmaker. The author of several books and maker of over 60 documentaries (the latest being The Coming War on China and The Dirty War on the NHS), Pilger has won dozens of prestigious awards and has been honoured by several universities. I asked him about the coronavirus in … Continue reading “Freedom from Fear: John Pilger Discusses Coronavirus Propaganda, Imperialism, and Human Rights”

Postcard From Eastern Oregon: When Planting Food is Illegal

Finisia Medrano, far right, with some of her wildtending friends in eastern Oregon, Summer 2019 [Photo by Gabe Crawford] On Friday, April 3rd, Finisia Medrano—also known as “Tranny Granny”—died in Nevada. She was a well-known, or rather, notorious personality in rewilding / wildtending / primitive skills circles. Her name was praised and cursed, but even … Continue reading “Postcard From Eastern Oregon: When Planting Food is Illegal”

Taiwan donates further 6M surgical masks to help combat coronavirus

Taiwan’s government has pledged to donate a further six million surgical masks for use as personal protective equipment by frontline medical personnel combating coronavirus in America, Europe and the Asia-Pacific, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said April 9.   According to the MOFA, one million masks will be delivered to the U.S. states most hard … Continue reading “Taiwan donates further 6M surgical masks to help combat coronavirus”

Online journalist detained for quoting Cambodian prime minister’s advice on COVID-19

Cambodian journalist Sovann Rithy, wearing a scarf and the only one in the photo without a mask, inside a police office. Source Facebook page of the Phnom Penh Municipal Police Check out Global Voices’ special coverage of the global impact of COVID-19. Cambodian journalist Sovann Rithy of the TVFB digital news outlet was arrested on … Continue reading “Online journalist detained for quoting Cambodian prime minister’s advice on COVID-19”

Diageo donates ethyl alcohol to help combat COVID-19 in Southeast Asia

Apr 09, 2020 Picture:  SINGAPORE, April 9, 2020 — Diageo, a global leader in beverage alcohol, has pledged to donate neutral spirit – a 96% strength ethyl alcohol used primarily in production of alcohol beverages, in support of efforts in Southeast Asia to tackle the challenge of COVID-19. Governments and communities in Southeast Asia, like … Continue reading “Diageo donates ethyl alcohol to help combat COVID-19 in Southeast Asia”

Muhammad Ali’s Fight Against the Pentagon

Like many home-bounders during this coronavirus crisis, I’m watching movies on Netflix and Amazon Prime. I just finished watching a biography of Muhammad Ali, who was one of the greatest boxers of all time, if not the greatest. Perhaps the biggest demarcation point in Ali’s life occurred when he refused to comply with a draft … Continue reading “Muhammad Ali’s Fight Against the Pentagon”

BLM Timber Sale Increases Fire Risk, Reduces Climate Resilience and Harms Recreation

The Bureau of Land Management’s Medford District has proposed the Bear Grub timber sale in the mountains between Ruch in the Applegate Valley and Talent in the Rogue Valley. This project focuses on logging some of the driest watersheds in Western Oregon, including popular recreation areas along the East Applegate Ridge Trail, and in important … Continue reading “BLM Timber Sale Increases Fire Risk, Reduces Climate Resilience and Harms Recreation”

Taiwan, US hold virtual forum on combating coronavirus

Taiwan and the U.S. held a virtual forum on potential partnerships to combat coronavirus and how to expand Taiwan’s international participation March 31, spotlighting both sides’ interest in working together to manage the COVID-19 pandemic.   Organized by the Ministries of Foreign Affairs and Health and Welfare alongside Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Office in … Continue reading “Taiwan, US hold virtual forum on combating coronavirus”

Aviation Industries Alone Stand to Lose $2 Trillion From the Corona Mind Virus

The losses for the wider global aviation industry, excluding airlines, from the coronavirus pandemic could exceed US$2 trillion this year, with millions of jobs at risk in Asia-Pacific alone, according to Zheng Lei, founder and president of the Institute for Aviation Research, an independent think tank. “Airlines are the key to the whole supply chain, … Continue reading “Aviation Industries Alone Stand to Lose $2 Trillion From the Corona Mind Virus”

How Southeast Asia’s Leading Flower Farm is Changing Women’s Lives in Central Highlands, Viet Nam

Apr 04, 2020 Picture:  Agribusiness is critical to economic development. In Asia and the Pacific, it can provide opportunities for women to find good jobs earning decent salaries. ADB partners with agribusiness companies like Hasfarm Holdings, Southeast Asia’s leading flower company, to open up new career paths for women. “In all our financings, we systematically … Continue reading “How Southeast Asia’s Leading Flower Farm is Changing Women’s Lives in Central Highlands, Viet Nam”

manipulation des tests pour les faire paraitre positif au coronavirus, les patients faussement imputés au corona, confinement= déficit en vitamine D= maladie

Publié le 30 mars 2020 Seconde Partie La Pharmacratie Orchestre un Holocauste Vaccinal Universel au Sein des Nations Transformées en Camps de Concentration et de Confinement « Riche d’espérance, ferme dans ma foi, je croyais, par des larmes, des soupirs, des contorsions, obtenir du maître des cieux la fin de cette peste cruelle. Maintenant, les … Continue reading “manipulation des tests pour les faire paraitre positif au coronavirus, les patients faussement imputés au corona, confinement= déficit en vitamine D= maladie”

Andrew Cuomo Held New York’s Health Care Hostage to Undo Criminal Justice Reforms

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo during a press conference at the Jacob Javits Convention Center on March 30, 2020. Photo: Albin Lohr-Jones/Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty Images On Monday, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo broadcast his now daily press briefing from the Jacob Javits Convention Center in New York City, which the Army Corps of Engineers is … Continue reading “Andrew Cuomo Held New York’s Health Care Hostage to Undo Criminal Justice Reforms”

US Navy Aircraft Carrier Commander Seeks Evacuation of Entire Crew to Stem Outbreak of Coronavirus

The commander of the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt has sent a four-page letter to his superiors appealing for the Navy to move nearly his entire crew into quarantine on the US Pacific island territory of Guam, where the vessel … The post US Navy Aircraft Carrier Commander Seeks Evacuation of Entire Crew to Stem … Continue reading “US Navy Aircraft Carrier Commander Seeks Evacuation of Entire Crew to Stem Outbreak of Coronavirus”

AM alpha acquires portfolio with 25 residential properties in Tokyo

Apr 01, 2020 • Successful acquisition of new buildings in the 23 special wards of former Tokyo City • Asia-Pacific region remains the focus of further direct investments Munich, March 17, 2020 –( ASIA TODAY )– The Munich-based family office AM alpha, which specializes in joint real estate investments with private and institutional investors, announces … Continue reading “AM alpha acquires portfolio with 25 residential properties in Tokyo”

US Marine Corps Halts 2,500-Troop Deployment to Australia Amid COVID-19 Travel Ban

Marine Corps Forces Pacific commander Lt. Gen. Lewis Craparotta announced Monday that this year’s six-month rotation of US Marines to Australia would not be taking place in April due to a newly initiated prohibition on overseas travel by the US Department of Defense.  “In cooperation with the Australian government the MRF-D 2020 rotation is delayed … Continue reading “US Marine Corps Halts 2,500-Troop Deployment to Australia Amid COVID-19 Travel Ban”

Asia-Pacific Economies Hit Hard By Coronavirus Pandemic

Mar 31, 2020 Picture:  The World Bank’s East Asia and Pacific Economic Update, April 2020, illustrates the damage down by the coronavirus on Southeast Asia’s economies Asia-Pacific’s emerging economies are facing a sharp slowdown in growth this year and regional GDP could even contract if the impact of the coronavirus outbreak is prolonged, the World … Continue reading “Asia-Pacific Economies Hit Hard By Coronavirus Pandemic”

Beyond Chutzpah: US Charges Venezuela With Nacro-Terrorism

Photograph Source: Sabrina Laberdesque – Public Domain According to the parable, the ungrateful son takes out a life insurance policy on his parents, murders them to collect, and is caught and found guilty. At his sentencing, the judge asks if he has anything to say on his behalf. The son replies: “Have mercy upon me … Continue reading “Beyond Chutzpah: US Charges Venezuela With Nacro-Terrorism”

We’ve Met the Enemy and It’s a Tiny Virus

Photograph Source: U.S. Navy photo by Chief Photographer’s Mate Todd P. Cichonowicz – Public Domain Over the course of just a couple of days last week, the backbone of the US Navy’s Pacific fleet has just been shut down for the next month. The enemy that managed to cause this sudden surprise unilateral disarmament of … Continue reading “We’ve Met the Enemy and It’s a Tiny Virus”

Taiwan, Australia join forces on combating coronavirus

Taiwan and Australia have agreed to exchange materials used in the manufacture of items critical to combating the global outbreak of coronavirus first reported in the Chinese city of Wuhan late last year.   Under an arrangement announced March 30 by the Ministries of Foreign and Economic Affairs, Taiwan will make available for purchase at … Continue reading “Taiwan, Australia join forces on combating coronavirus”

Alliance for the Wild Rockies Sues Trump’s Bureau of Reclamation for Bull Trout Fatalities in Saint Mary-Milk River Irrigation Project on the east Side of Glacier National Park

Bull trout are one of the largest native salmonids in Montana, capable of reaching three feet long and 25 pounds or more.  A spectacularly beautiful fish, they once occupied an enormous range from the Rockies to the Pacific coast to the Yukon.  But due to habitat destruction, dams, and irrigation dewatering, they were listed as … Continue reading “Alliance for the Wild Rockies Sues Trump’s Bureau of Reclamation for Bull Trout Fatalities in Saint Mary-Milk River Irrigation Project on the east Side of Glacier National Park”

MOFA inks 5 NGO partnership project agreements

Partnership project agreements paving the way for Taiwan’s expanded participation in global cooperation and humanitarian assistance were inked between the Department of NGO International Affairs under the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and five nongovernmental organizations March 27 in Taipei City.   Signed by department Director General Ming-chi Scott Lai, the pacts are with The Garden … Continue reading “MOFA inks 5 NGO partnership project agreements”

Migrants in Hawaii care for the elderly, the aloha way

Mar 27, 2020 Picture:  Migrants are playing an increasingly important role in the provision of health care around the world. The number of doctors, nurses and other medical professionals who move from developing countries to take up posts in developed countries is expected to rise as the global population of older persons and children continues … Continue reading “Migrants in Hawaii care for the elderly, the aloha way”