Posts Tagged ‘pacific’

Secrets of Imperial Japan; The Pacific “Theatre”

In a series of essays (1, 2, 3, 4a, 4b, 4c, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 and perhaps more to come) on the Pacific Theatre of World War II, a British contributor to the Miles Mathis website who goes by name “Lestrade” has done a driveby history of Imperial Japan, that in my […]

‘This Is How A Pacific Atoll Dies’: Drowning Island Nations On Climate Change Threat

While world leaders from wealthy countries acknowledge the “existential threat” of climate change, Tuvalu Prime Minister Kausea Natano is racing to save his tiny island nation from drowning by raising it 13 to 16 feet (4 to 5 meters) above sea level through land reclamation. While experts issue warnings about the eventual uninhabitability of the […]

Strong Earthquake Shakes Mexico’s Pacific Coast

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A magnitude 7.6 earthquake shook Mexico’s central Pacific coast on Monday, killing at least one person and setting off a seismic alarm in the rattled capital on the anniversary of two earlier devastating quakes. There were at least some early reports of damage to buildings from the quake, which hit at […]

Asia’s future takes shape in Vladivostok, the Russian Pacific

September 08, 2022 by Pepe Escobar, posted with the author’s permission and widely cross-posted Sixty-eight countries gathered on Russia’s far eastern coast to listen to Moscow’s economic and political vision for the Asia-Pacific The Eastern Economic Forum (EEF) in Vladivostok is one of the indispensable annual milestones for keeping up not only with the complex development process of […]

Much of The Great Pacific Garbage Patch’s Plastic Comes From These 5 Countries

Much of The Great Pacific Garbage Patch’s Plastic Comes From These 5 Countries Environment02 September 2022By Carly Cassella Section of the Garbage Patch in 2019. (Fedde Poppenk) Our oceans are swirling concoctions of waste that scientists have for years reported is fed by an influx of pollution from both the land and the sea.But working […]

Much of The Great Pacific Garbage Patch’s Plastic Comes From These 5 Countries

Much of The Great Pacific Garbage Patch’s Plastic Comes From These 5 Countries Environment02 September 2022By Carly Cassella Section of the Garbage Patch in 2019. (Fedde Poppenk) Our oceans are swirling concoctions of waste that scientists have for years reported is fed by an influx of pollution from both the land and the sea.But working […]

Much of The Great Pacific Garbage Patch’s Plastic Comes From These 5 Countries

Much of The Great Pacific Garbage Patch’s Plastic Comes From These 5 Countries Environment02 September 2022By Carly Cassella Section of the Garbage Patch in 2019. (Fedde Poppenk) Our oceans are swirling concoctions of waste that scientists have for years reported is fed by an influx of pollution from both the land and the sea.But working […]

The “Pacific Way” of Oceania Becomes a “Roaring Highway”

In 2022, the competition between Australia, the United States and China over spheres of influence in Oceania, the planet’s vastest region occupying the South Pacific, intensified. This has led to destabilization of relations of the small island states in the region. And while it has turned out to be easy to destroy decades-old architecture, the […]

Who authorized Japan to pollute the Pacific with radioactive water?

Japan’s Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) began installing discharge facilities in early August and will begin dumping contaminated water into the Pacific Ocean from next summer. Who authorized TEPCO to do this? Does Japan have the right to dump radioactive water into the ocean in an unprecedented manner? Will this set a precedent for sewage […]

Pacific Peace Network Challenges RIMPAC

Last month, two Canadian warships, HMCS Vancouver and Winnipeg departed Esquimalt naval base heading for San Diego and then Hawai’i to participate in the Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) war maneuvers scheduled from June 29 to August 4. Just as the Canadian warships were departing Esquimalt, activists in Hawai’i gathered at Kailua near the Marine Corps Air Station on […]

Washington’s Partnership (for Primacy) in Blue Pacific

In Washington’s ongoing efforts to confront and contain China’s rise on the global stage, it has announced yet another bloc, the “Partnership in Blue Pacific.” The Financial Times in a recent article titled, “US and allies launch initiative to help Pacific Island nations,” would claim, regarding the stated objective of the new bloc, that: The […]

The Pacific Northwest has defeated dozens of fossil fuel projects — but the industry still wants to quietly expand

The fossil fuel industry, smarting from a string of defeats in Oregon and Washington, is hoping to continue to expand in the face of the climate crisis, but without arousing opposition. Source

Pacific may be most likely to see ‘strategic surprise’, says U.S. policymaker Campbell

The U.S. Navy guided missile cruiser USS Bunker Hill (CG-52), front, and the guided-missile destroyer USS Barry (DDG-52) underway in the the South China Sea on 18 April 2020. (Wikimedia Commons) The Pacific may well be the part of the world most likely to see “strategic surprise,” the U.S. Indo-Pacific coordinator Kurt Campbell said on […]

NATO’s Indo-Pacific Expansion to Tackle China

The most recent US decision to do a ‘diplomatic boycott’ of winter Olympics in Beijing has caused a new low in the US-China bi-lateral relations. The decision to boycott has firmly established the drastic failure of the US-China summit that Biden had only recently called to sort out some of the outstanding issues facing their […]

 AUKUS & Quad In Context: Australia Violates All Indo-Pacific countries

Australia has formed the anti-China AUKUS (Australia, UK and US) and Quad (Australia, India, US and Japan) Alliances to contain a supposedly aggressive China. In reality a US lackey, nuclear terrorist, climate criminal, serial invader and subversive Australia violates ALL Indo-Pacific countries. A detailed and documented analysis of Australian violation of all 81 Indo-Pacific countries […]

Leaders of cities in Asia Pacific commit for united local actions to meet global health goals

by Shobha Shukla and Bobby Ramakant #EndTobacco is an essential part of the bedrock for Universal Health Coverage Can we deliver on the promise of health for all unless we fix the gaping and widening punctures that are causing epidemic-proportion of preventable diseases and untimely deaths? No one needs to suffer from preventable illnesses or […]

Imperialist alliance fuels arms race in Indo-Pacific

At the G7 Summit last June, Joe Biden, Boris Johnson and Scott Morrison, representing the U.S., United Kingdom and Australia respectively, met in private talks. The subject was how to contain China and its influence. In September these leaders announced the AUKUS Alliance, a defence agreement between the countries. Australian Prime Minister Morrison described it […]

How the RCEP Could Derail the US Plans in the Indo-Pacific

The recent ratification of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (RCEP) by Australia and New Zealand have opened up the possibility of meaningfully, if not fundamentally, altering the geo-political scenario in the Indo-Pacific in favour of China. The fact that this ratification has come within months of the AUKUS and the Biden administration’s persistent attempts […]

Union Pacific Backs Off Biden’s Vaccine Mandates after Only 44% of Union Workers get Vaxxed

Union Pacific Backs Off Biden’s Vaccine Mandates after Only 44% of Union Workers get Vaxxed Date: November 5, 2021Author: Nwo Report   Source: Jim HoftIn October the Sheet Metal, Air, Rail, and Transportation Union (SMART) with 203,000 members announced they were taking a stand against the Biden regime’s forced vaccines. On Wednesday Union Pacific announced […]

Pacific Garbage Patch is Being Cleaned! Could Be All Gone By 2040. Mating Pair of Leatherback Turtles in Australia For First Time in 25 Years.

The Ocean Cleanup “The Great Pacific Garbage Patch can now be cleaned,” announced Dutch entrepreneur Boyan Slat, the wonderkid inventor who’s spent a decade inventing systems for waterborne litter collection. Recent tests on his Ocean Cleanup rig called System 002, invented to tackle the 1.8 trillion pieces of plastic pollution, were a success, leading Slat […]

Was there a Common Writing System used by Pacific Islanders?

In 2016 two tourists found engraved petroglyphs on a Hawaiian Beach. This was an important find because it suggested that the ancient Polynesians had a common writing system which was used from Hawaii to Easter Island. These inscriptions were accidentally found on the coastline at Waianae, Oahu Island by Lonnie Watson and Mark Louviere of […]

China in the crosshairs – is a war in the Far East and Pacific next?

OCTOBER 03, 2021 As in my previous post, I will begin with referring you to two pieces. First, the typical China-bashing propaganda: https://www.zerohedge.com/geopolitical/taiwan-bristles-lashes-out-after-chinas-record-aerial-show-force Second, a very solid debunking of the China-bashing crap above: https://www.moonofalabama.org/2021/10/how-ap-reuters-and-scmp-propagandize-their-readers-against-china.html By the way, I also highly recommend to all my readers to read Moon of Alabama  (https://www.moonofalabama.org/) at least once a day.  ‘b’ is a […]

The US Indo-Pacific Strategy Displaces ASEAN

Whereas the QUAD and AUKUS aim to place the US at the centre of the Indo-Pacific region as a bulwark against China, these two different yet interconnected strands of US policies are unlikely to be accepted by the ASEAN. Specifically, these projects could overpower ASEAN, as well as neutralising the regional configuration’s own political ambitions […]

China is Joining the CPTTP: What this Means for the Situation in the Indo-Pacific Region

On 17th September 2021, Xinhua News Agency of the People’s Republic of China reported that on the previous day the country’s Minister of Commerce, Wang Wentao, had sent a formal request to join the regional alliance of the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) during a teleconference with his New Zealand counterpart, Damien O’Connor. […]

Greek-American Racehorse Owners Win 1$ Million Pacific Classic at Del Mar

Greek-American brothers Kostas and Pete Hronis are headed to the Breeders’s Cup again after a stellar year Kosta and Pete Hronis, the Greek-American racehorse owners from California, had a big winner this past weekend — so big that they will be going to the $6-million Breeder’s Cup in November of this year. Hronis Racing’s thoroughbred […]

Australia Bankrolls $68M Fiji Airport, Amid Pacific Competition With Beijing

Australia will provide $68 million to Fiji to assist with airport upgrades amid a wider influence push into the South Pacific region against Beijing’s encroaching hegemony. The government-backed Australian Infrastructure Financing Facility for the Pacific (AIFFP) will partner with ANZ Bank to support infrastructure upgrades to increase passenger capacity at Nadi International Airport to help […]

Earthquake Shakes Peru’s North Pacific Coast

People standing in the streets in Piura, Peru, after an earthquake hits the north Pacific coast of Peru, on July 30, 2021. (AP/Screenshot via The Epoch Times) LIMA, Peru—A magnitude 6.1 earthquake shook the north Pacific coast of Peru on Friday, sending people fleeing their homes, damaging a centuries old church and injuring at least […]

Afghanistan — an “Assembly Area” in the Indo-Pacific?

With the onset of the final phase for the US military to withdraw from Afghanistan, the 200-year problem associated with this country is going back to its traditional state of uncertainty, which has always served as a source of headaches for the leading (at this historical moment) players. Today, it is turning out to be […]

Biden administration protects endangered Pacific humpback whales

A final rule passed by the Biden administration protects endangered Pacific humpback whale habitat. The rule designates 224,030 square nautical miles as “critical habitat,” but overlapping habitats along the California coast totals 116,098 square nautical miles of protection. After the Center for Biological Diversity, Wishtoyo Foundation and Turtle Island Restoration Network sued the federal government […]

Britain’s Tilt Towards Indo-Pacific: From Words to Actions

On a number of occasions, the New Eastern Outlook has reported about the much more active and multi-faceted role the United Kingdom has been playing on the global stage in recent years, including in political, economic and defense spheres. This change occurred during the protracted process of the UK leaving the European Union, which began […]

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