Posts Tagged ‘issue’

Why the Fires Raging Across Amazonia Ought to be a Burning Issue for Africa

Of late, global news headlines have been dominated by reports of the fires raging across the Amazon Basin, mainly in Brazil but in other countries across the region such as Bolivia as well. Cognisant of the adverse consequences they portend for climate change, several governments and international agencies have condemned the Brazilian government’s role in […]

NYT Forced To Issue Major Correction To Kavanaugh Hit-Piece; Trump Says ‘They Should Be Sued!’

The New York Times was forced to issue a major correction to an article about alleged sexual misconduct by Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh, after the two journalists who wrote it failed to include evidence from their own anti-Kavanaugh book which significantly undercuts their argument.  NYT’s ​​Robin Pogrebin and Kate Kelly While digging into an unsupported […]

Destructive farming is the issue — not whether you eat meat or vegetables

   The ongoing destruction of the globe’s rainforests has been brought into devastating focus by the Amazonian blazes. One of the chief mainstream responses has been: “Stop eating meat.” On the face of it, that’s an understandable response. Much forest destruction is caused by agriculture, mostly livestock farming. About 80% of Amazonian soya grown is […]

Scandal-plagued Boeing suspends test of long-range 777x after ‘issue’ during final load checks

“During final load testing on the 777X static test airplane, the team encountered an issue that required suspension of the test,” a Boeing spokesman told AFP. Final load tests subject aircrafts to “loads and stresses well beyond normal operational loads,” and are overseen by Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) inspectors as part of the […]

Communication – the only issue of the G-7 summit in Biarritz, by Thierry Meyssan

A club, not a decision-making organisation At the moment of its creation in 1976 by Valery Giscard d’Estaing and Helmut Schmidt, the G-6 was a group for informal discussion. The French President and the German Chancellor wanted to exchange with their counterparts in order to understand their thoughts in the context of the dollar crisis […]

Tlaib and Omar’s Denial of Entry by Israel Is Not a “Freedom of Speech” Issue

For how long will discourse on the plight of the Palestinian people be hostage to the notion that “impartial observers”, i.e., the silent majority on Israel, must be addressed in a manner that accounts for “where they are, not where we’d like them to be”? And who defines where these people are in the first […]

Nuclear Disarmament Should Be A Top 2020 Campaign Issue But Is Being Ignored

Nuclear Disarmament Should Be A Top 2020 Campaign Issue But Is Being Ignored Above Photo: International Campaign/Flickr Two years ago on July 7, 2017, 122 nations approved the text of the Treaty on the Prohibition of NuclearWeapons (TPNW). The International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) received the Nobel Peace Prize in 2017 for spearheading this achievement. Few Americans are […]

Turkey’s Multipolar Turn: Ankara and Beijing Come to Terms on Uyghurs Issue

China’s relationship to its ethnic minority Uyghur population has been the central issue driving a wedge between China and the Muslim world in recent years. However, the situation is already beginning to change before our eyes – Pakistan, Turkey and many nations throughout the Middle East have suddenly stopped calling the Uyghur education centers in […]

Climate Change Is A Poor People’s Issue

Poor and working communities stand to gain the most from protections against corporations that expose them to pollution. If you’ve read anything about climate change over the past year, you’ve probably heard about the IPCC report that gives a 12-year deadline for limiting climate change catastrophe. But for many parts of the world, climate change already is a catastrophe.  […]

Hong Kong Protests: Hunt on the “wrong side” of the issue

Hong Kong Protests: Hunt on the “wrong side” of the issue The war of words between China and Britain over Hong Kong has escalated as Beijing’s ambassador to the United Kingdom urged Britain to stay out of Chinese affairs. But apparently the UK, and above all Jeremy Hunt, doesn’t seem willing to allow the […]

An explosive issue: IRA Libyan Semtex compensation would open the door to other claims

The Northern Ireland Affairs Committee has revealed that the UK government has taken £17m in taxes over the past three years from the £12bn worth of UK-based Libyan assets, which were frozen during the 2011 NATO ‘regime change’ operation to topple the country’s long-time ruler, Muammar Gaddafi. The Democratic Unionist Party (DUP), which holds the […]

Confederation can’t answer the most important issue in Israel-Palestine

Any framework that comes to replace the two-state solution must aspire toward decolonization, and accept that Zionism and full civic equality are irreconcilable. Israeli security forces guard as Jewish Israelis tour the Palestinian side of the old city market in the West Bank city of Hebron, June 15, 2019. (Wisam Hashlamoun/Flash90) Changes on […]

‘Don’t mention the Jews’: How wartime BBC failed to issue Holocaust warnings

LONDON — On December 17, 1942, Britain’s foreign secretary, Anthony Eden, rose from his seat in the House of Commons and revealed that the Nazis were now carrying out Hitler’s oft-repeated threat to “exterminate the Jewish people in Europe.” He went on to condemn “this bestial policy of cold-blooded extermination.” After he had delivered the […]

Liberal Zionists worry: Annexation will make Israel a political issue in presidential campaign

After US Ambassador David Friedman gave a thumbs-up to possible Israeli annexation of portions of the West Bank last week, Democratic presidential hopeful Pete Buttigieg seized on the threat for political capital, saying he would make Israel pay a price in aid for such a move. “If Prime Minister Netanyahu makes good on his threat […]

Buchanan: The Credibility Of The Democratic Party Is Now At Issue

Authored by Patrick Buchanan via Buchanan.org, The release of the Mueller report has left Democrats in a dilemma. For consider what Robert Mueller concluded after two years of investigation. Candidate Donald Trump did not conspire or collude with the Russians to hack the emails of the DNC or John Podesta. Trump did not distribute the […]

Airline regulators knew about Boeing 737 MAX nosedive issue 2yrs ago

The Federal Aviation Authority (FAA) and the European Aviation and Space Agency (EASA) both certified the aircraft as “safe,” anticipating that additional procedures and training would prepare pilots for the “unusual” situations in which they would need to manually control the plane’s nose angle. However, the published flight manual did not reference these “unusual” situations, […]

Gender Balance is a Business Issue

Today is International Women’s Day! We’d like to celebrate it by highlighting gender balance and how important it is to us here at Automattic. While gender balance in itself is definitely something worth pursuing for ethical reasons, we also strongly believe that it makes good business sense. As our CEO Matt Mullenweg said in his […]

Why Did Tripoli Issue Arrest Warrants for Libya’s Top Post-2011 Actors?

The Libyan Public Prosecutor has issued an arrest warrant of the Chairman of the Wattan Party Abdelhakim Belhaj and the former commander of the Petroleum Facilities Guard Ibrahim Jadran, according to Libyan Express. The warrants included four other Libyan personalities and 31 Chadian names from the Rebel Groups in Chad. The papers issues by the […]

The GMO Issue Reaches Boiling Point in India. The Devastating Impacts of Genetically Modified (GM) Crops

In a recent article published on the India-based News18 site (CNN), prominent US biologist Nina Federoff was reported as saying it is time for India to grant farmers access to genetically modified (GM) crops. In an interview with the site, she says there is no evidence that GM crops are dangerous when consumed either by people in food or by animals in feed. […]

How Police Are A Public Health Issue + Extinction Rebellion’s Move To Save Humanity

How Police Are A Public Health Issue + Extinction Rebellion’s Move To Save Humanity Above Photo: Youtube Screenshot/ Occupy Policing is a public health issue. Some recent victories combined with ongoing grassroots organizing outline the importance of addressing state-sponsored violence as a health hazard that has distinct causes and therefore, distinct solutions. Next, Extinction Rebellion […]

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