When everyone is thinking the same, no one is thinking
“The US and it’s allies want to keep this monster (ISIS) in check, but they don’t want to destroy it. What the West has done so far has strengthened terrorism not ended it. The proof is that terrorism has spread everywhere, its material resources have increased, and its ranks have swollen.”
Bashar al Assad
The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development
This Agenda is a plan of action for people, planet and prosperity. It also seeks to end poverty and hunger, and ensure that all human beings can fulfil their potential in dignity and equality and in a healthy environment.
Humans have already used up 2015’s supply of Earth’s resources – analysis
Earth ‘overshoot day’ – the day each year when our demands on the planet outstrip its ability to regenerate – comes six days earlier than 2014, with world’s population currently consuming the equivalent of 1.6 planets a year
A record 107,500 migrants crossed the EU borders last month to outstrip the previous monthly record in June of 70,000. During the first seven months there were nearly 340,000 migrants, up from 123,500 last year,
Millions of Yemenis ‘staring at famine’ as war rages
UN food agency describes conditions in war-torn nation as “perfect storm” as millions face massive food insecurity.13 million, adding that one in five of the country’s population were suffering from severe food insecurity.
When Australia began prohibiting brand logos and requiring grim pictures of smoking-borne diseases on cigarette packs, Philip Morris urned to an obscure clause in a 1993 trade agreement between Australia and Hong Kong to argue that the Australian government’s law amounted to discrimination and an expropriation of a foreign investment. That case, which is pending, illustrates what TTPP threatens. It allows multinational investors to sue foreign governments for expropriation and unfair or unequal treatment, giving them the ability to bring cases before a special, extrajudicial arbitration tribunal.
The heart of the matter is that Beijing has stepped on the gas in a quite complex long game; to liberalize the yuan exchange rate; allow it to free float against the US dollar; and establish the yuan as a global reserve currency.
Over the past 30 years, real per capita income has grown by more than 1,300%. Over the last decade alone, China quadrupled its industrial output. It now produces more automobiles than the US and Japan combined.
The Rise and Fall of Arab intellectual discussion concerning the “Arab Spring”
Discussion has shifted in recent years – from one concerning freedom, justice, democracy and rights into a political wrangle between antagonist camps. The people, who revolted across various Arab countries are now marginalized.
Afraid of losing its grip on power, the Sunni regime is revoking citizenship. Stateless people no longer possess identity papers and become invisible in the eyes of the law, and without documents, simple day-to-day tasks become impossible.
Ahead of Australia Visit, Naomi Klein Brands Abbott a ‘Climate Villain’
She added that Abbott’s climate record is “particularly shocking” given that “Australia is very much on the frontline of climate change. I find it even more shocking that Australia is a hotbed of climate denial.”
Greece’s biggest creditor Germany has made a huge profit on the country’s debt crisis over the last 5 years as it saved through lower interest payments on funds borrowed amid investor “flights to safety.”