Posts Tagged ‘crisis’

France Faces an Existential Crisis

Once hailed the future of the Fifth Republic for he promised to reform France’s stalling economy and reclaim some of the nation’s long lost ‘shine’, French President Emmanuel Macron is now being compared to the notorious Marechal Petain – the man who sold France to the Nazis back in the late 1930s. Some protesters to […]

New report reveals top 15 retail giants that contribute most to climate crisis through fossil-fuel-powered shipping

Image Credit: Asia Times A new report revealed the top 15 retail giants impacting the environment and public health. According to the report, the retail companies’ manufacturing and transport choices are “damning.” Research conducted by nonprofits Pacific Environment and Stand.earth uncovered Walmart to be the top retail maritime shipping polluter followed by Ashley, Target, Dole, […]

Global Shipping Crisis Far Worse Than Imagined

Over the past decades world ocean trade has expanded almost exponentially as major manufacturing outsourcing from USA and European corporations has blossomed under the advent of economic globalization. The result has been that Asia, most especially China, has become the essential manufacturing source for everything from iPhones to antibiotics and everything in-between. The creation of […]

Crisis of Violence as Police Departments Massively Defunded

Privacy PolicyFeedback Thursday, Jul 15th 2021 6PM 83°F 9PM 82°F 5-Day ForecastADVERTISEMENT ‘We have a crisis of violence’: Oakland Police chief says city is in a ‘safety emergency’ and saw ’12 hours of nonstop chaos’ when there were seven shootings in one night after department budget is cut Chief LeRonne Armstrong has called on officials to ‘put public safety first’ […]

‘We’re Ruining Our Nation’: Rep. Herrell on Border Crisis

DALLAS, Texas—The high number of illegal immigrants streaming into the United States threatens to destroy America, Rep. Yvette Herrell (R-N.M.) believes. “I think we’re ruining our nation. I think this is a national security issue. I think we’re diluting the people that are coming here for the right reasons,” Herrell told The Epoch Times at […]

Governments must adopt a strong political declaration that the global crisis mandates

Because if they do not, then we are doomed to fail to deliver on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030 (for which only 104 months are left). The clock is ticking but governments from around the world, who are convening at the United Nations High Level Political Forum (HLPF) seem to be regurgitating old […]

Where governments fail, youth respond to the Covid crisis

At the peak of the recent second wave of Covid infections while other parts of rural Uttar Pradesh struggled to survive the pandemic, there was no panic among residents in Deorai village of Kerakat block of Jaunpur district. This was thanks to the volunteer work done by a group of young activists, backed by celebrity […]

Myanmar’s Crisis Follows Predictable ‘Libya Model’ Pattern

All too predictably, the crisis in Myanmar has rapidly spiralled out of control with what we were told were “peaceful” “pro-democracy” protesters transforming into heavily armed militants fighting Myanmar’s central government, its police force and its armed forces with war weapons. Of course, the protests were never peaceful. The Western media only claimed as much […]

Deep Dive (July 1): ‘Never Been Worse’: Trump Blasts Border Crisis After Visit

A week after the condo collapse in Florida, search and rescue efforts temporarily ceased over concerns that the parts still standing could collapse. It comes the same day President Joe Biden and the first lady are there to offer condolences to the families of those killed and missing. Former President Donald Trump paid a visit […]

Sweden political crisis: Conservatives fail to form majority government

Outgoing Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Löfven has been tasked with forming a new government after the conservative party gave up on hopes of a majority. The opposition Moderate Party leader Ulf Kristersson confirmed that he had failed to find a majority to support his bid for Prime Minister. The task then falls once again to […]

We Don’t Need a New Report to Know It’s Time to Act Urgently on the Climate Crisis

The record-breaking heat and intensifying drought engulfing the western U.S. right now are a stark reminder of how climate change is loading the weather dice against us. It’s making heatwaves hotter and longer, and droughts stronger. Yet, what we see today is just a fraction of what’s anticipated unless serious and immediate actions are taken to […]

Majority of Young Adults now Live at Home: The Millennial and Gen Z Housing Crisis Highlights a Growing Wealth Divide.

As the economy starts to fully open, there are some glaring issues that are being exposed. First, there is still a deep crisis in housing on the affordability front. The Fed in partnership with big banks buying up properties, is causing major market disruptions that are pushing out regular first-time home buyers (aka younger Americans). Then […]

Long-term solutions for electricity crisis

TEHRAN – Over the past few years, numerous articles and news pieces have been written on Iran’s electricity issues that have become more intensified recently due to the severe drought and the significant increase in the temperature across the country, and also illegal activities of cryptocurrency miners. Every year with the arrival of the hot […]

Climate Crisis Pushes A Million People in Madagascar to the ‘Edge of Starvation,’ Says WFP

Climate crisis has pushed communities in Madagascar to the verge of starvation. The World Food Programme (WFP) says resources are scarce in the country after the worst drought in four decades. The WFP said more than a quarter of people are suffering in one area. And $78.6 million is needed to fight the crisis. Climate […]

The Bigger Pandemic Is The Financial Crisis – What’s The Solution?

The Facts: The French counterpart of the UAP Task Force who reports to the France’s Space Agency offers a detailed analysis of 600 UFO cases over 64 years. Reflect On: Why, after decades of study, encounters and what seems to be an official ridicule campaign are governments admitting that the phenomenon is very real? Take […]

No Signs of ‘Israeli’ Intentions to Solve Gaza’s Humanitarian Crisis – Sinwar

22/06/2021 By Staff, Agencies Leader of the Palestinian Islamic Resistance movement Hamas in the besieged Gaza Strip, Yehya Sinwar, expressed dissatisfaction with “bad” talks with United Nations diplomats supporting an Egyptian-brokered ceasefire with ‘Israel,’ saying the Zionist regime has no will to end the humanitarian crisis in the enclave. UN Middle East peace envoy Tor […]

Existential Crisis Narrowly Avoided With Timely Burrito

SPARTANBURG, SC—Local man Tim Buchanan thought his life was coming unraveled yesterday; but it turned out he was just really, really hungry. Tim was naturally introspective and prone to fits of doubt but had steadily maintained his belief in God since coming to believe in Him as a teenager. Yesterday though, everything in the universe seemed […]

A Sinister Agenda Behind California Water Crisis?

In recent months a crisis situation in the USA food supply has been growing and is about to assume alarming dimensions that could become catastrophic. Atop the existing corona pandemic lockdowns and unemployment, a looming agriculture crisis as well could tip inflation measures to cause a financial crisis as interest rates rise. The ingredients are […]

Joe Biden’s Labor Crisis Causes Chipotle to Raise Menu Prices

Fast-food burrito chain Chipotle will raise menu prices to cover the rising cost of labor to attract Americans back to work after the Democrats continued with extra-generous jobless benefits, the company announced Tuesday. Executives will raise menu prices by about 4 percent to cover the cost of the increased employee wages, the New York Times reported. […]

Border Crisis Solved: Immigrants Flee In Terror After Hearing Kamala Harris Cackle

Border Crisis Solved: Immigrants Flee In Terror After Hearing Kamala Harris Cackle MEXICO—Kamala Harris has finally visited Guatemala and Mexico, though she still hasn’t found her way to the southern border of the U.S.  Luckily, though, it doesn’t look like she’ll have to, as she’s singlehandedly solved the border crisis already. Harris arrived in Mexico […]

Will South Africa Recover after the Crisis?

According to the Statistical Office of the Republic of South Africa, the country’s GDP in 2020 shrank by 7%. That is the sharpest drop in South Africa’s economy since WWII. What makes up the South African economy? What triggered such a massive economic downturn in one of the most advanced nations on the African continent? What could […]

Brazil’s Bolsonaro Cracks Down On Dissent As His Presidency Enters Crisis Mode

A prominent newspaper columnist. Multiple Indigenous leaders. Doctors, academics and scientists. All of them, in recent weeks and months, have been subject to subpoenas, investigations, or other more implicit efforts to silence the criticism they’ve leveled against the government of Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro, the far-right leader who has ramped up his authoritarian tactics as […]

Washington’s Crisis Over Jerusalem

Posted on May 26, 2021 by uprootedpalestinians By VT Editors -May 25, 2021 Bassam Abu Sharif President Biden was not much interested in what is going on in Jerusalem, and the crimes committed against its people and the worshipers among them in the first two qiblah, and the third of the Two Holy Mosques, the prophet Muhammad, […]

There Is No ‘Border Crisis’

There Is No ‘Border Crisis’ Above Photo: Guillermo Arias/AFP via Getty Images. Discussing the border in nativist terms obscures the real crises that propel migrants to seek asylum in the United States. U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) temporarily closed the San Ysidro border crossing in San Diego on the morning of Nov. 19, 2018. With 100,000 people and 40,000 vehicles crossing […]

Samoa in crisis as elected leader locked out of Parliament

Samoa was plunged into a constitutional crisis Monday when the woman who won an election last month was locked out of Parliament and the previous leader claimed he remained in charge. The fast-moving events marked the latest twist in a bitter power struggle that has been playing out in the small Pacific nation since it […]

Dem Rep. Ruiz: ‘Very Confident’ in Kamala Harris’ Ability to Solve Border Crisis

Sunday, Rep. Raul Ruiz (D-CA), the Congressional Hispanic Caucus chair, expressed his confidence in Vice President Kamala Harris’ ability to solve the ongoing crisis at the United States’ border with Mexico. Ruiz advised that Harris, who was appointed to lead the United States’ response to the border crisis but has yet to visit the border […]

Fertility Crisis: Men Will No Longer Produce Sperm by 2045, Says Top Epidemiologist

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This Is Not A Crisis—This Is A Rebellion

Above Photo: Twitter/DannyShawCUNY. A Report from the Front Lines of Haiti. All of Haitian society is in revolt. A mambo and hougan—the traditional voudou priestess and priest—lead ancestral ceremonies before rallies take the streets and block the central arteries of Port-au-Prince, Cap Haïtien, and other Haitian cities and towns. After one of their members was kidnapped, leaders of […]

The Roots Of Colombia’s Crisis 2021

There has been a social explosion of the Colombian people against poverty and repression. President Duque’s ‘tax reform’ package was the last straw that broke their patience. The biggest upsurge of sustained popular protest since the 1970s has brought the country to an absolutely pivotal moment: Colombia’s future hangs in the balance. In this article […]

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