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17.08.2020

UNHCR applauds Canada’s commitment to grant permanent residency to asylum-seekers working on COVID-19 frontlines

UNHCR applauds Canada’s commitment to grant permanent residency to asylum-seekers working on COVID-19 frontlines

UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, welcomes Canada’s announcement to open pathways to permanent residency for asylum-seekers in the healthcare sector who have worked on the frontlines of the country’s COVID-19 response. “This is an exemplary act of solidarity which recognises the service and dedication of some of the most marginalized… »

16.08.2020

Beyond the White-West vs China Cultural Clash

Beyond the White-West vs China Cultural Clash

On July 22, the Texas Tribune reported that the Trump administration had ordered the closing of Houston’s Chinese Consulate. The Chinese Government retaliated by closing the US consulate in Chengdu, the capital of China’s southwest Sichuan province. Chengdu was an important diplomatic outpost for the US, covering a large… »

15.08.2020

Kamala Harris Stands on the Shoulders of Great Women

Kamala Harris Stands on the Shoulders of Great Women

August 26th marks 100 years since Congress ratified the 19th amendment to the Constitution, guaranteeing women’s right to vote. The amendment states, “The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of sex.”… »

14.08.2020

Save Our Storefronts (S.O.S.) call out until NYS takes action on commercial rent relief!!

Save Our Storefronts (S.O.S.) call out until NYS takes action on commercial rent relief!!

Join us to hear updates about the SOS emergency legislation NYS Bill S-8865 on Wednesday, August 19th, 11 AM Register here Introduced by NYS Senator Brad Hoylman to the NYS Senate, the bill calls on commercial tenants, landlords and the state to share the burden of the… »

12.08.2020

‘A Conspiracy to Steal the Election, Folks’: Alarms Sound After Postal Worker Reports Removal of Sorting Machines

‘A Conspiracy to Steal the Election, Folks’: Alarms Sound After Postal Worker Reports Removal of Sorting Machines

The removal of key equipment from Post Offices should be viewed as nothing less than “sabotage,” said one observer. By Jake Johnson, staff writer – Common Dreams The head of the Iowa Postal Workers Union alleged Tuesday that mail sorting machines are “being removed” from Post Offices in her state due… »

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

Medicare for All: A Prescription Against Deadly COVID Capitalism

Medicare for All: A Prescription Against Deadly COVID Capitalism

The United States, the wealthiest and most powerful nation in world history, is also number one in COVID-19 infections and deaths. As White House coronavirus advisor Dr. Deborah Birx warned last weekend, “It is extraordinarily widespread. It’s into the rural as equal urban areas. To everybody who lives in a… »

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.,… »

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