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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. »

06.08.2020

Beirut blast death toll rises to 137; countries around the world offer aid

Beirut blast death toll rises to 137; countries around the world offer aid

The Lebanese cabinet announced on Wednesday a two-week-long state of emergency in Beirut. The death toll from the deadly blast at the capital’s port area Tuesday evening has climbed to 137, with around 5,000 people wounded and dozens others missing. Here is what we know so far:  The… »

31.07.2020

U.S. Dollar’s Grip on Global Markets Might Be Over, Warns Goldman

U.S. Dollar’s Grip on Global Markets Might Be Over, Warns Goldman

After years of talking about abandoning the U.S. dollar, Russia and China are doing it for real. In the first quarter of 2020, the share of the dollar in trade between the countries fell below 50 percent for the first time. By Countercurrents Collective Goldman Sachs has issued a bold… »

23.07.2020

The Moment of Truth for BRICS:

The Moment of Truth for BRICS:

Challenges, Opportunities and the Way Forward By Kester Kenn Klomegah As already known, BRICS is an association of five major emerging economies: Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa. South Africa joined the association in 2010. The BRICS has a significant influence on regional affairs… »

22.07.2020

US abruptly informs Beijing to CLOSE consulate in Houston – Chinese Foreign Ministry

US abruptly informs Beijing to CLOSE consulate in Houston – Chinese Foreign Ministry

The Chinese Foreign Ministry said that the US asked it to close down its consulate in Houston, Texas. Beijing condemned the move, promising retaliation if the decision is not reversed. The abrupt demand to shut down the consulate is an “unprecedented escalation” of hostilities, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Wang… »

04.07.2020

Donor Conference Boosts Sudan’s Economic Reconstruction

Donor Conference Boosts Sudan’s Economic Reconstruction

By Kester Kenn Klomegah During several years of Omar al-Bashir administration, Sudan’s economy was largely shattered due to political tyranny, deep-seated corruption and poor policies. According to the Corruptions Perception Index, Sudan is one of the most corrupt nations in the world. Sudan has a population of 43 million (2018… »

02.07.2020

Mururoa: 54th anniversary of first nuclear bomb detonation

Mururoa: 54th anniversary of first nuclear bomb detonation

By Peace Movement Aotearoa “On July 2, 1966 the calm of French Polynesia’s Mururoa atoll was shattered by an explosion of unbelievable force. Within a second, the azure tropical sky flashed bright orange, and was ruptured by a towering radioactive cloud that mushroomed into the atmosphere; the placid lagoon was… »

01.07.2020

Palestinians live the Apartheid of the 3rd millennium

Palestinians live the Apartheid of the 3rd millennium

The murder of Georges Floyd committed by a police officer who placed his knee on his neck, outraged all of America and a large part of humanity. Despite this awakening of a large part of the North American population. In this technologically advanced world, there is a minority that daily… »

26.06.2020

The Lack of Dialogue Between Palestinians and Israelis

The Lack of Dialogue Between Palestinians and Israelis

For decades there has been an ongoing political conflict between Israel and the occupied Palestinian territories, its solution still seems to be far away. Can an open dialogue put an end to this tragedy? And how realistic is a dialogue between the citizens of both countries in the near future?… »

24.06.2020

Billions of Children Are Being Punished by the Pandemic

Billions of Children Are Being Punished by the Pandemic

“In June, the WHO, along with other UN agencies, released a landmark study, ‘Global Status Report on Preventing Violence Against Children 2020.’ Sadly, this study—like so much about the status of children in our time—has received almost no news coverage.” By Vijay Prashad The Great Lockdown lingers month… »

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