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Cheap Grace And Climate Change: Australia And COP26

Opinion – Binoy Kampmark

It was not for everybody, but the shock advertising tactics of the Australian comedian Dan Ilic made an appropriate point. Australias Prime Minister Scott Morrison, a famed coal hugger, has vacillated about whether to even go to the climate conference … Read more »

America, With 4.21% Of World’s Population, Has 16% Of Covid-19 Deaths. Why?

Article – Eric Zuesse

The U.S. has 3.85 times as high a percentage of its population killed from the covid-19 virus as does the entire world. Whereas America has had 2,158 covid-19 deaths per million population, the world has had 617 covid-19 deaths per million population. … Read more »

Covid Immunity Calculus

Article – Keith Rankin

Quiz Questions: Which foreign country or territory is closest to New Zealand by jetplane? Which foreign country or territory had the world’s highest per capita incidence of Covid19 last week? Before giving the answers, I would note that the worst-affected … Read more »

Vaccination Rates And The Population Denominator

Article – Keith Rankin

We are learning that, in the absence of high levels of natural immunity to Covid19, New Zealand will need extremely high vaccination rates before it can repudiate its growing ‘hermit kingdom’ status. (It is important to note that the expression ‘hermit … Read more »

AUKUS And QUAD VS Rising Power Of China

Article – Syed Atiq ul Hassan

Last week, the United States, UK, Japan, India, and Australia were among the headlines of international media. This is because of the AUKUS defence alliance between the United States, the United Kingdom, and Australia. And the mutual alliance of the … Read more »

325 Organizations Propose Climate Solution You’ve Never Heard Of

Article – David Swanson

Yesterday something that has become tiresomely routine happened; I spoke to a college class about the most obvious climate solution, and neither the students nor the professor had ever heard of it. The 325 organizations (and climbing) listed at the bottom of … Read more »

On Canada’s Election, And The AUKUS Defence Pact

Article – Gordon Campbell

Yesterday, Canada held an election in which everyone lost, including the voters. After holding its most expensive ( $C600 million) election campaign ever, the result was Groundhog Day, with the five main parties getting almost exactly the same number … Read more »

Meet the Biden Advisor Who Wants a Cold War with China

Article – Globetrotter

By Koohan Paik-Mander / Globetrotter As a longtime Hawaii resident, I have always wondered how the former President of the United States, Grover Cleveland, was so ineffective when it came to foreign policy matters. His efforts to right the wrong … Read more »

Indo-Pacific: The World’s New Geopolitical Buzzword

Article – Keith Rankin

I have been watching the sudden rise to prominence of the word ‘Indo-Pacific’ these last couple of months. These last couple of days it may have been the most repeated word on Radio New Zealand. According to Wikipedia today, Indo-Pacific is “biogeographic … Read more »

China And U.S. Are On the Brink of War

Article – Eric Zuesse

Right now, the neocons that Biden has surrounded himself with are threatening to accuse him of having lost Taiwan if Biden backs down from his many threats to China, threats that the U.S. Government will reverse Americas One China … Read more »

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