COVID19 MEASURES INEFFECTIVE
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A case of Ownership and Control of Vaccine Distribution – the case of Pharmaniaga
SOLIDARITY AS A COMMUNITY ●■● 26:00 PSM
did-the-ruling-sink the-rule-of-law 🚢⚓ straitstimes 31/08/2016
The politicisation of Syariah law in Muhyiddin’s Malaysia
Ahmad Fauzi Abdul Hamid, Universiti Sains Malaysia
Handling power to LHL theindependent.sg
YOUTH AT PERIL bridgetwelsh
Selling Penang for a song and a dance? limmahhui ☆☆☆ Gamuda & the private parties in SRS stand to make big money ..AND turnkey contractor with exclusive discretion in its procurement strategies, they would embed mark-ups in all the subsidiary works and services……
central bank digital currency businessinsider
INDEBTED through and by neo-Imperialism ¤ storm ¤ a survey of Global South debts using recent UNCTAD, World Bank, UNICEF UNFPA, IMF & BNM datasets
A shorter version say 5-minute 20-point read summary : Debts-of-Nations firesstorms
BORNEO POST ONLINE
malaysian-armed-forces new-field-hospital at least 30 doctors, 100 paramedics to open a new field hospital🤧
to-Datuk-or-not-to-Datuk dunstan chan
BULLETIN OF THE ATOMIC SCIENTISTS
DOGS of WAR
Western Media bias LimTeckGhee
Six Hong Kong democrats remanded HKFreePress
LUXEMBOURG LEAKS icij
JUST WAR naom CHOMSKY ○■○ 45:44
Thai youth’s struggle for democracy may fizzle but political contention continues
Penchan Phoborisut, California State University Fullerton
Will Modi’s push for economic self-reliance succeed?
Suman Bery, Wilson Center
covid19 hitting india’s-poor-the-hardestNikita Kansal, Delhi ●¤¤● India-Pakistan rivalry heating-up over Afghanistan Kabir Taneja, ORF : While the Taliban have historically enjoyed Pakistani patronage, India has empowered alternative factions and now lends support to the fledgling Afghan democracy project. Pakistan, a country at the forefront of mainstreaming the Taliban, continues to hold significant sway over the group and the shuras that dictate its ideology. Pakistan’s civilian government, military and spy agency, the Inter-Services Intelligence, aided the US–Taliban withdrawal agreement hashed out in 2020. New Delhi chose a different route ………..
continuing irrelevance of the INC Arun R Swamy, University of Guam ::: But in Kerala, it was the CPI-M-led Left Democratic Front (LDF) that won an unprecedented second term in office — in a state where the LDF and INC-led United Democratic Front have alternated in power every election for 40 years. The BJP, which had pushed to establish itself in the state, drew a blank. Kerala’s eastern neighbour, Tamil Nadu, was the only state in which the incumbent party lost power.
ECOLOGY AND ENVIRONMENT
Sinovac in Mexico Brazil & Indonesia ○■○ 11:27 Zhong Nanshan
serious-deficiencies in managing covid-positive cases prior-to-admission aliran □□ Lawmaker offered different vaccine for second dose malaysiakini ●●● Selangor employer can buy Vax for workers newswave
ThinkChina ● Infrastructure China ●● China’s rising property prices catalyst for a slew of development and social issues such as the lack of entrepreneurs, negative attitudes to work, and falling birth rates…
Covid Vaccine is creating Variants rair foundation
India and South Africa have also called on the WTO to declare a public health emergency. The Doha Declaration of 2001 allows countries to ignore patent protections for pharmaceuticals when there is a public health emergency. This would include allowing countries to manufacture their own generic versions of patented drugs. Wealthy states and pharmaceutical companies continue to resist these pleas, though now the United States and China have announced that they would support a waiver in this instance. ….But, as Ken Heydon points out, ‘even if the waiver receives the necessary support of all 164 WTO members, this will not prevent intellectual property right restrictions from stopping developing countries from acquiring knowledge of new techniques to design vaccines and to develop the cell lines needed in vaccine manufacture’………….
Time to Trust China & Russia vaccines newyorktimes
The Big Lockdown IMF
The uncharted road to international recovery from covid19 eastasiaforum editorial board
FOREIGN AFFAIRS GEOPOLITICS
The right angle of the Quadrilateral
Mason Richey, HUFS
The Rise of China as a Geopolitical Power ○■○1:04:00 Kevin Rudd on the significance of the dual economy: global supply chains solidified but domestic market substitutes world marketspheres ……
Biden: pledge support to NATO’s-nine-nation eastern-flank monthlyreview Bucharest 9 goes back more than a century as will be demonstrated below, and has ominous implications for the worsening conflict between NATO and Russia…..
Israel-Palestine Biden The White House is playing for time and needs to decide quickly how to deal with Trump’s legacy of unwavering support for Netanyahu…….
Mexico faces anniversary of Chinese massacre The savagery by advancing revolutionary forces in the early hours of 13 May 1911 was beginning in wave of anti-Chinese racism which swept throughout North America in the 19th and early 20th centuries…….
tragic-miscalculations-based-on-a-false-premise incorrect impression that India might escape the second wave because of herd immunity. This was an assumption which is both scientifically false and operationally disastrous..
Massive Resistance in-all-parts-of-Palestine amid deadly Israeli assault Originally published in The Party for Socialism and Liberation
The Great Dissent vijayprashad : security forces cracking down on people trying to express their political rights have become commonplace……..It is the refusal to accept the terms dictated from those in power and the refusal to express this dissent in polite terms ●● meet-the-neo-nazi-advising colombian-police-on-how to break-the-national-strike ●●● venezuelas-popular-democracy-under-siege defending the country from imperialist attacks and speaking up for popular power as the cornerstone of the Chavista project……
myanmar-teen-describes junta’s-brutal-treatment-of detained-women bankokpost □□□ activist-in-Monywa-dies after-being-set-on-fire in-horrific-attack myanmarnow ■■ Reflection teacircle
PALESTINIANS HAVE RISEN counterpunch
THIS MUST END counterpunch ●●● am writing this letter looking at my terrified 6-year old son, who keeps putting his hands over his ears trying block the sounds of Israel’s bombardment, my two daughters, aged 13 and 10 and my wife. These faces show the anxiety of not knowing where they can be safe now. My two older sons, 16 and 15, sit stunned and silent and I know they are reliving the memories of the previous three offensives on Gaza…..
Israel-Palestinian Gaza war newyorktimes ¤ PALESTINE GAZA-Israel abc.net ● NAKBA CONTINUES counterpunch ●● this-isn’t-a-civil-war-it-is settler-colonial-brutality monthlyreview
FREE GAZA PALESTINE workers world
Israel’s-illusion-of-normality: collapses ■An excellent update on Israel’s settler colonial status and it’s Apartheid racist policies. The hope is the growing young Jews in in the US support Palestinian rights as shown in recent Pew polls……■■ medical-apartheid-from israel-palestine-to-canada monthlyreview
New challenges for Iron Dome thedrive
palestinians-v-uyghurs naked-western-hypocrisy worldaffairs
PALESTINIAN Politics under Occupation ABC.NET.AU
west-created-imaginary-evil-china China’s rise shows that an alternative, multi-polar world is possible, a world not besieged by endless wars and genocidal sanctions, a world where poverty and hunger are distant memories – a world where people can live happily without being afraid that a superpower from across the planet may bomb them into oblivion because they have something it wants. And the US cannot allow that.
China-Africa-oil-pipeline two key factors relating to Egypt that make it an especially valuable addition to the extension of Iran’s sphere of influence in the Middle East, which almost exactly reflects China’s geopolitical plans based around its ‘One Belt, One Road’ (OBOR) multi-generational power grab plan…..
Saving women’s lives with the Istanbul Convention . In particular, the experiences of women and girls with disabilities, migrant women who are exposed to this should inspire a thorough and comprehensive approach to violence against women in all its forms.….
with the political backlash against the Istanbul Convention, there is a lack of any other legal instrument at EU level that holistically ensures the elimination of all forms of violence against women and girls across member states. As such, to complement the provisions in the Istanbul Convention, we call for an EU Directive to combat and eliminate all forms of violence against women and girls, including sexual exploitation and online violence against women and girls.
Porto Social Summit need to act in mutual support to win the race against inequality and poverty….
SOUTH CHINA MORNING POST
SYDNEY MORNING HERALD
Anonymous Xinjiang report attracts angst scmp Authors claim criticism of China’s policies in the far western region are exaggerated and inaccurate……