Gaza has endured multiple losses – what we call multi-traumatic losses. People in other places usually endure a single loss: the loss of a home, or a family member, or a job. Many Gazans have lost them all.
since 1970 Jamaica has borrowed $18.5 billion and paid back $19.8 billion, yet still owes $7.8 billion. Philippines borrowed $110 billion, has paid back $125 billion, and owes $45 billion. money—in the form of labor power and natural resources—is being extracted from these countries, thanks to the fact that all these loans bear interest.
Not only does the US defense budget equal about half the world’s total military spending, but a huge chunk of the rest is spent by close American allies. Russia’s military spending is dwarfed by the combined commitments of the UK, France, and Germany. North Korea’s military spending looks like a tiny pimple sitting on the top of South Korea’s.
The Greenland ice sheet has lost average of 303 gigatons of ice a year over the past decade, while the Antarctic ice sheet has lost an average of 118 gigatons a year. Glaciers in the West Antarctic “have passed the point of no return.”