monarchies could see a new government financetwitter Report: After meet with politicians, Agong to gather with Malay rulers over country’s Covid-19 situation, Emergency ■■ Agong can act within ambit of Constitution Political ◇◇◇ CEASEFIRE? wongchinhuat □□□□ rising-public-anger-could lead-to-protests-warns: Fitch Solutions freemalaysiatoday ¤ ○■○ CNA °° anwar: pleaded-with-king thestar ●●● while bloated cabinet meets newswave
FULL LOCKDOWN ? Aliran The reactions following every public outcry through various flip-flops have largely contributed to the critical situation we are in today…..
In October 2020, IMF issued this report: COVID-19 Impact and Mitigation Policies: A Didactic Epidemiological Macroeconomic Model Approach that analyze the interplay between the COVID-19 outbreak and economic activity, as a tool for capacity building purposes: a workhorse framework that combines a rich epidemiological model with an economic block to shed light on the tradeoffs between saving lives and preserving economic outcomes under various mitigation policies and scenarios. The benchmark setup links the effective contact frequency and labour supply decisions to the current state of the disease progression, allowing for relevant behavioral responses that introduce multiple feedback channels. It showcases the effects of various “smart” mitigation measures, e.g. improved quarantine capacity or targeted labour market restrictions, to alleviate the tradeoffs between health-related outcomes and economic activity, including in response to a second infection wave. The discovery of treatment or vaccine, and the possibility of temporary immunity for the recovered individuals are also considered. The model is further extended to a multisector framework to analyze the sectoral allocation effects of the COVID-19 shock……….that was inevitably lost under an incapacitated and irresponsible governance.
truce-and-tales-in new-malaysia happy-first-anniversary the asan forum
Brewery & Bad Beers mariammokhtar
track-record-casts-doubt on-cops-probing-deaths in-custody says Hakam freemalaysiatoday
US approves location for SAF F16 & F35-training defensenews
CHINA’S FIRSTs nationofchange.org
Sustainable Consumption a view from the Global South monthlyreview
US AS A DEVELOPING COUNTRY boston review
the wealthiest avoid income tax propublica
Colombian women lead-front-lines of-national-strike originally posted in toward freedom
TO Reimagine Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion boston consultancy group
Rosa-Luxemburg monthlyreview online
china’s-intrusion-into malaysian-airspace Will Malaysians rise in defence of the “maruah” (dignity) of this nation? …….
And in the Newdaily.au an analysis on the relationship of Australia-China is nothing more than domestic politics…
activist Chow Hang Tung by Hong Kong police on the 32nd anniversary of the 1989 Tiananmen Square incident. Ms Chow is vice chairwoman of the Hong Kong Alliance which organises annual vigils ….
The Biden-Putin summit melvin goldman
the-splintering-of Malaysia’s political spectrum wongchinhuat
CHINA SEEKS TECHNOLOGICAL SELF RELIANCE Denis Simon, Duke University : conspicuous aspects of China’s 14th Five Year Plan is the new emphasis on technological self-strengthening (keji zili ziqiang). During the Cultural Revolution, as China sought to delink itself from the West and follow a policy of autarky, self-reliance (zili gengsheng) became an important ideological path…..
CHINA POPULATION Bert Hofman, NUS Demographics have already stopped contributing to China’s economic growth. The labour force has been declining since 2012 and is now some 40 million fewer than a decade ago. Accumulated human capital — China’s investments in education — will play an increasing role in driving productivity as the better educated enter the workforce.
G20 shift the global debt finance landscape Toshiro Nishizawa, University of Tokyo
EU-India trade negotiations Hosuk Lee-Makiyama, ECIPE and Shada Islam, College of Europe
a new era for New Zealand China relations Jason Young, Victoria University of Wellington
ECOLOGY and ENVIRONMENT
COVIDS HAVEs and HAVE-NOTs foreignaffairs
why virus: lab-leak-theory is flawed sydney morning herald ■■ NZ lawyer warns PM-Ardern of criminal charges if covid jabs continue cairnsnews
EUROPE is now a corporate also ran theeconomist
FOREIGN AFFAIRS GEOPOLITICS
A BETTER US-CHINA APPROACHsusan thornton : 28-year state department; Yale Law School ○■○ 58:13
AFRICA – HUNTING FOR NEW PREY globalresearch
MOSSAD AND IRAN globalresearch
stability: media codeword for under US control originally posted under FAIR
G7 no longer able to order world around M. Jacques
just ‘pathetic story’ to push political agenda – the “lab leak theory” on the question of COVID-19 origins….
Georgia: racism education schools Parents — mostly white — have been storming school board meetings across the state over the last few weeks, heeding a call by conservative demagogues to fight against “critical race theory” being taught in schools……
AFRICOM africom-militarys-exercise: the-art-of-creating new pretexts for propagating US interests…
Nicaragua against Empire: getting-the-story-right The film casts a lens on the landscape, culture and geopolitics that led to the ongoing Sandinista Revolution in Nicaragua. Interviews with Sandinistas, peasants, as well as African and Indigenous peoples of the country’s autonomous zones
the-modis-the-trumps the-bolsonaros come-out-of-the-wreckage-of neoliberal policy vijayprashad interviewed
Ecological crisis of Capitalism Ulrich Brand and Markus Wissen
from-post-marxism-back to-marxism seeks to look at Marxism as a tradition that is rooted in and addresses the totality of capitalist social antagonisms and, by doing so, is able to think strategically beyond capital……
Tiananmen and Tatmadaw frontiermyanmar
can sanctions restore democracy-in-Myanmar abc.au.net
Myanmar: A decade of hope wasted? chatham house
bd-mn-rohingya :: Rohingya Warily Welcome Myanmar Shadow Government’s Vow To Grant Citizenship eurasianew ::: Foreign minister says progress on implementing Asean consensus on Myanmar crisis ‘painfully slow’ malaymail
Myanmar Military Minerals globalwitness
jewish-academics-new anti-semitism-definition challenges-the-ihra-draft middleeast monitor
PTSD traumatic stress-disorder counterpunch
abolition-and-disability justice-collective-solidarity-with-palestine-statement Workers World Party’s Disability Justice and Rights Caucus
Sudanese-protesters-mark second anniversary of army massacre demand justice The protests were called by the Sudanese Professional’s Association and Resistance Committee, which had led the agitation in 2019 against the decades-long rule of Omar al-Bashir that led to his ouster..
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