Category: Politics

Another False Start in Africa Sold with Gates Foundation Green Revolution Myths

Yves here. It’s disturbing to see how far the influence of the Gates Foundation extends. And worse, it too regularly stands for what the sort of leading edge [neoliberal] conventional wisdom that McKinsey regularly promotes. This post described how the much hyped green revolution, instead of increasing output, has resulted in environmental degradation and exposure […]

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Black Religious Leaders Are Calling for Boycott of Home Depot Over Georgia’s Anti-Voter Bill

Home DepotPhoto: NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP (Getty Images) A coalition of Black faith leaders across Georgia are calling for a boycott of Home Depot in response to the corporation’s lack of urgency to pressure Republicans in the state to reverse its anti-Democratic voter suppression laws. Advertisement Leading the charge is Bishop Reginald T. Jackson, who oversees all […]

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Derek Chauvin Was Not an Aberration

At the same time, senior law enforcement leadership do not seem to understand, or concede, the threat they and their organizations pose. “We understand our communities, our cities, are going through a tough time,” Minneapolis Police Chief Medaria Arradondo told reporters April 15, as the trial was heading into closing arguments, in the midst of […]

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Auntie Maxine’s Not New To This, She’s True To This: 5 Times Maxine Waters Took a Stand

NewsOne Featured Video Source: CHANDAN KHANNA / Getty Maxine Waters has been telling communities to demand better from their elected officials since she worked at a Head Start program in Watts in the 1960s. But after her Saturday appearance at a protest in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota, Waters has been called everything but a child of […]

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Without the Treasury backing climate action, UK’s net zero target is doomed

The UK chancellor, Rishi Sunak, must radically overhaul the Treasury’s response to the climate crisis, reforming the department’s longstanding hostility to green spending and resetting its priorities, experts said. The Treasury is poised to introduce its long-awaited review of the government’s net zero strategy, and its recommendations will help determine whether the UK meets stringent […]

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Unite conference centre is a sensible investment | Letter

Endemic sleaze is indeed engulfing this government and degrading our public realm, but Jonathan Freedland does his case against Boris Johnson no good by including a cheap swipe at Unite (This is Tory sleaze. Don’t let Boris Johnson convince you otherwise, 16 April). Our Birmingham conference facility was authorised by our elected executive council. An […]

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What if White People Are Wrong?

Photo: Elwynn (Shutterstock) Of all the toxic traits that white supremacy offers, perhaps its most oxymoronic byproduct is the supreme confidence with which it endows its adherents. At this very moment, someone reading these words is absolutely certain that they are excluded from the group most Black people consider to be racist. Meanwhile, perhaps the […]

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Defence minister Johnny Mercer on brink of resigning

Johnny Mercer is on the brink of quitting as a junior defence minister, frustrated that the government has failed to implement controversial pledges to prevent veterans who served in Northern Ireland from being prosecuted. News of the intention emerged as ministers made a significant concession on the related overseas operations bill, agreeing to drop plans […]

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Ahead of Chauvin Verdict, Florida Enacts ‘Racist’ Law Protecting Drivers Who Hit BLM Protesters

NewsOne Featured Video Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis | Source: Mike Ehrmann / Getty Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis has signed a controversial bill into law that could embolden violence against protesters and would criminalize the right to protest nonviolently in certain instances. Democratic opponents and grassroots organizers argue the law was not only unnecessary but dangerous. […]

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How commercial lobbying is corrupting our political culture

There is a telling passage in David Cameron’s statement in defence of his lobbying for Greensill Capital: “Part of my motivation for accepting the role was my desire to work for a UK-based, entrepreneurial, early-stage finance and technology venture, rather than simply work with larger, more well-known financial institutions.” How thoroughly modern of him, choosing […]

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SONDEO-Economía de Brasil en fase crucial de recuperación, inflación aumenta riesgos

Por Gabriel Burin BUENOS AIRES, 20 abr (Reuters) – La recuperación económica de Brasil atraviesa un momento crucial para alcanzar elevadas expectativas de crecimiento justo cuando una repentina escalada de la inflación se suma a los temores sobre la devastación de la pandemia del coronavirus y un presupuesto poco convincente, mostró un sondeo de Reuters. […]

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Clases presenciales: cómo entender el pedido de Horacio Rodríguez Larreta y lo que puede esperarse de la Corte Suprema

La presencialidad de las clases en la Ciudad de Buenos Aires abrió otro frente entre la Ciudad, el Gobierno nacional y la Justicia. ¿Qué puede suceder ahora que la Corte Suprema se declaró competente para avanzar sobre la medida cautelar que presentó el jefe de gobierno porteño, Horacio Rodríguez Larreta, para que no se aplique […]

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