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offsite link Roger Waters ? ?The Bravery of Being Out of Range? Sat Apr 17, 2021 21:39 | The Saker
Roger Waters, a “one man peace movement”, released this superb video just a few hours ago.  This man is truly a musical genius and one of the greatest people of

offsite link Russian amphibious options and how to debunk a Ukie lie (OPEN THREAD #13) Sat Apr 17, 2021 19:23 | The Saker
You probably have heard that Russian moved almost the entire Caspian Flotilla to the Black Sea, including quite a few amphibious assault ships.  What you might not know is that

offsite link So Who Wants a Hot War? Sat Apr 17, 2021 17:27 | amarynth
by Pepe Escobar and cross-posted with Strategic Culture Foundation It?s not by accident that the Hegemon is going no holds barred to harass and try to smash Eurasian integration by

offsite link Russian official statements about counter-actions to US sanctions Fri Apr 16, 2021 23:58 | The Saker
16 April 202119:28 Foreign Ministry statement on measures in response to hostile US actions The latest attack by the Biden administration against our country cannot go unanswered. It seems Washington

offsite link Moveable Feast Cafe 2021/04/16 ? Open Thread Fri Apr 16, 2021 22:00 | Herb Swanson
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international / economics and finance / press release Friday April 09, 2021 17:49 by Zachary Conti
The Development Committee, a ministerial-level consensus building and policymaking body for the World Bank and the IMF, met as part of the Spring IMF and World Bank Meetings. read full story / add a comment
international / economics and finance / press release Tuesday April 06, 2021 17:49 by Zachary Conti   text 1 comment (last - wednesday april 07, 2021 16:01)
The IMF warns that rising US interest rates could impact the ability of developing countries to pay debt, leading to prolonged economic crisis. The warning comes ahead of IMF, G20 and World Bank meetings, with the Fund's release of the Global Financial Stability Report. read full story / add a comment
international / economics and finance / press release Tuesday April 06, 2021 15:08 by Zachary Conti
"The pandemic will reverse the progress made since the 1990s in reducing global poverty and will increase inequality," states the IMF in its flagship World Economic Outlook report. read full story / add a comment
international / politics / elections / press release Monday April 05, 2021 17:12 by Zachary Conti
The IMF Executive Board extended a process to cancel debt payments for the world's 28 poorest countries. read full story / add a comment
international / economics and finance / press release Friday April 02, 2021 15:06 by Zachary Conti
Treasury notified Congress of its support for $650 billion in IMF global reserves, also known as Special Drawing Rights (SDRs), to assist developing countries struggling with the coronavirus crisis. US law requires a ninety-day advance alert to Congress before the US votes for SDRs with the IMF board. read full story / add a comment
international / economics and finance / press release Tuesday March 30, 2021 16:16 by Zachary Conti
International Monetary Fund head Kristalina Georgieva warned of an uncertain global recovery as the world struggles with the COVID spurred economic crisis. The IMF Managing Director stated concern that average incomes in developing countries faced drops of 20% and 11% in advanced economies. "This loss of income means millions of people will face destitution, homelessness, and hunger," reported Georgieva during her curtain raiser speech ahead of the Spring IMF and World Bank meetings. read full story / add a comment
international / politics / elections / press release Wednesday March 24, 2021 14:22 by Zachary Conti
The International Monetary Fund announced $650 billion in emergency reserve funds are needed to confront the global coronavirus health and economic crisis. read full story / add a comment
international / rights, freedoms and repression / press release Sunday March 14, 2021 14:30 by dc
Kassel, Germany, March 05, 2021 - On Saturday the 20th March 2021, a World-Wide Demonstration for Freedom, Peace, and Democracy will take place in more than 40 countries all over the world. We will reclaim our fundamental rights, and take a stand against excessive Coronavirus restriction measures. read full story / add a comment
national / politics / elections / press release Wednesday March 10, 2021 20:49 by Zachory Conti
Congress passed a $1.9 trillion stimulus package that includes Puerto Rico anti-poverty measures and $900 million of increased food aid through the Nutrition Assistance Program. read full story / add a comment
international / politics / elections / press release Friday March 05, 2021 21:36 by Zachary Conti
Pope Francis kicks off a 3-day Iraq tour and meetings with Muslim leaders, government officials and representatives of the country's dwindling Christian population. read full story / add a comment
international / economics and finance / press release Friday February 26, 2021 21:19 by Zachary Conti
G20 finance ministers met Friday to discuss global coronavirus response. The group endorsed continuing stimulus plans in wealthy countries and supporting plans to increase aid and vaccine access for developing countries. read full story / add a comment
international / economics and finance / press release Thursday February 25, 2021 21:11 by Zachary Conti
A UN experts report offers 14 recommendations to stop the loss of trillions in public revenues. The UN group argues that money lost to transnational crime, corruption and tax avoidance could be used to address the pandemic, poverty and climate change. read full story / add a comment
international / politics / elections / press release Thursday February 25, 2021 16:57 by Zachary Conti
In a letter to the G20, Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen expressed support for the G20 to determine a process for how global reserve funds (Special Drawing Rights) could be deployed to help low-income countries. read full story / add a comment
international / economics and finance / press release Wednesday February 24, 2021 21:27 by Zachary Conti
More than 215 organizations sent a letter to the G20 and IMF to issue $3 trillion in global reserves, known as Special Drawing Rights (SDRs). Spanning the globe, the signers argue that SDRs will help countries suffering from the coronavirus crisis and, "send a strong signal of renewed multilateral coordination..." read full story / add a comment
national / environment / press release Wednesday February 24, 2021 11:20 by foie
Call on public to support EU ‘Citizens Initiative’ on pesticides facing ‘strong political headwinds’
5878 more signatures required on pesticides Initiative for Ireland to reach its threshold

Ireland remains almost 6,000 signatures short of the required number to reach its threshold in an EU Citizens Initiative calling for greater control of pesticides.

The Initiative comes as the goal of a 50% reduction phasing out the use pesticides by 2030 is ‘facing strong political headwinds’, according to the environmental charity Friends of the Irish Environment [FIE] read full story / add a comment
international / politics / elections / press release Tuesday February 23, 2021 22:23 by Zachary Conti   text 1 comment (last - thursday february 25, 2021 11:52)
The Biden Administration should support the release of $3 trillion in global reserve funds to support developing countries confront the COVID pandemic, say the US Catholic Bishops and Jubilee USA Network in a letter to President Biden. read full story / add a comment
international / politics / elections / press release Friday February 19, 2021 17:28 by Zachary Conti   text 1 comment (last - monday february 22, 2021 08:46)
G7 presidents and prime ministers, hosted by the United Kingdom, met virtually on coronavirus recovery plans. The G7 Summit focused on vaccine access, debt relief, curbing tax avoidance and climate change. President Biden pledged $4 billion to bring vaccines to poor countries at his first international summit. read full story / add a comment
international / politics / elections / press release Tuesday February 16, 2021 19:23 by Zachary Conti
In a letter sent to President Biden, 20 major Puerto Rico and US religious leaders urged actions on disaster relief, job creation and a legal move to aid people on the heavily indebted island. read full story / add a comment
international / politics / elections / press release Friday February 12, 2021 18:54 by Zachary Conti
G7 finance ministers met virtually to discuss economic recovery in the face of the coronavirus. The G7 agenda included global debt problems, vaccine distribution for developing countries, and accessing global reserve funds or Special Drawing Rights. read full story / add a comment
Bury’s Bridge to Carrigtwohill Cycle Route
national / public consultation / irish social forum / press release Thursday February 11, 2021 17:19 by cyclist   image 1 image
Transport Minister Eamon Ryan has allocated €240m to walking and cycling projects, including to low-quality projects which are already designed, and new projects to be designed using old design standards.

This is in stark contrast to the UK where cycling route design guidance was updated before the extra funding was announced and before it was allocated. Funding was linked to higher-standards.

While the cycling infrastructure in the UK is far from perfect, the quality of projects in London and elsewhere has started to far surpass the quality of street changes built in Ireland. The higher standard infrastructure in the UK includes Dutch-style designs which the National Transport Authority has resisted implementing. read full story / add a comment
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