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13.08.2020

Why 5G Is the First Stage of a Tech War Between the U.S. and China

Why 5G Is the First Stage of a Tech War Between the U.S. and China

By Prabir Purkayastha The U.S. tech war on China continues, banning Chinese equipment from its network, and asking its Five Eyes partners and NATO allies to follow suit. It is a market and a technology denial regime that seeks to win back manufacturing that the… »

10.08.2020

Interview with Maria José Frias: the benefits of Chlorine Dioxide in the context of COVID-19

Interview with Maria José Frias: the benefits of Chlorine Dioxide in the context of COVID-19

Pressenza: Thank you very much María José for this interview, in which we want to start by asking you what is the IHWC? María José Frías: The International Humanist White Circle (IHWC) was originally called the International Humanist White Cross, devoted to public health and personal and social development. It… »

09.08.2020

Saint Kitts and Nevis ratifies UN nuclear weapon ban treaty on Nagasaki anniversary

Saint Kitts and Nevis ratifies UN nuclear weapon ban treaty on Nagasaki anniversary

Today, 9 August 2020, marks 75 years since the United States dropped an atomic bomb on the Japanese city of Nagasaki, killing more than 74,000 people and inflicting harm across generations. To honour the victims and survivors of that horrific attack, the Caribbean state of Saint Kitts and Nevis has… »

09.08.2020

Lessons of Nagasaki survivors should motivate the world to eliminate all nuclear weapons – UN chief

Lessons of Nagasaki survivors should motivate the world to eliminate all nuclear weapons – UN chief

UN Secretary General António Guterres on Sunday marked 75 years since the atomic bombing of Nagasaki with praise for the hibakusha, the survivors, who transformed their decades-long plight into a warning about the perils of nuclear weapons and an example of the triumph of the human spirit. »

09.08.2020

75 Years Ago the US Destroyed Japanese Culture

75 Years Ago the US Destroyed Japanese Culture

In dropping nuclear weapons on Nagasaki just three days after having bombed Hiroshima, the US knew exactly what would be the level of destruction and the extent of the humanitarian disaster. Less than a second after the detonation, the northern end of the city was destroyed and 35,000 people had died. »

08.08.2020

A Solution to Keynes´ Problem

A Solution to Keynes´ Problem

´Keynes´ Problem´ is the lack of sufficient business activity in a modern market society. It is an economic problem that morphs into any number of crucial political and social problems. People depend on business activity to provide essential goods, and to avoid catastrophic bads. The catastrophic bad that weighed most… »

08.08.2020

How the U.S. Failed at Its Foreign Policy Toward Venezuela

How the U.S. Failed at Its Foreign Policy Toward Venezuela

By Vijay Prashad and Érika Ortega Sanoja On August 4, 2020, the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee held a hearing on Venezuela. Appearing before the committee was U.S. State Department Special Representative Elliott Abrams. Abrams, who has had a long—and controversial—career in the formation of U.S. foreign policy, was… »

08.08.2020

5 Reasons Chinese Students May Stop Studying in the US

5 Reasons Chinese Students May Stop Studying in the US

Nearly 400,000 Chinese students were enrolled in U.S. colleges and universities in 2019 – more than one-third of the country’s international students. A sharp decline in the number of these students would spell financial trouble for U.S. colleges and universities, given that Chinese students spend US$15 billion in tuition payments. Their departure… »

08.08.2020

Why Taiwan Is at the Heart of a Geopolitical Struggle to Produce Cutting-Edge Computer Chips

Why Taiwan Is at the Heart of a Geopolitical Struggle to Produce Cutting-Edge Computer Chips

Geopolitical contests between the U.S. and China hinge on technology more than the ability to deploy a gunboat somewhere; Taiwan could resemble a prototype for a tech proxy war. By Marshall Auerback The media likes to dabble in war game fantasies between the 21st-century great powers China and the U.S.,… »

08.08.2020

Setsuko Thurlow’s Letter to the Government of Spain

Setsuko Thurlow’s Letter to the Government of Spain

His Excellency Mr. Pedro Sánchez President of the Government Kingdom of Spain Your Excellency, This August will mark 75 years since the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. I am writing to you as an atomic bomb survivor of Hiroshima and an active member of the International Campaign… »

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