Posts Tagged ‘pacific’

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 […]

Pacific Northwest heatwave virtually impossible without human-driven climate change, finds study

People turn to extreme measures to keep cool in an extreme heatwave. (Getty Images) The historic heat wave that struck the Pacific Northwest and killed hundreds of people would have been “virtually impossible without human-caused climate change,” an international team of climate researchers said in a new report. The World Weather Attribution’s analysis, published July 8, 2021, Wednesday, […]

Kayaker on solo voyage across Pacific rescued after weather ‘went from bad to worse’

A kayaking enthusiast’s ambitious, 70-day voyage to break a Guinness World Record came to a halt after he had to be rescued within six days of his journey across the Pacific. Cyril Derreumaux set out on a solo kayak journey on 31 May to paddle 2,400-miles from Sausalit, California, to Honolulu, Hawaii, crossing the Pacific. […]

The Devil’s Sea: Bermuda Triangle of the Pacific

The Devil’s Sea, otherwise known as the Dragon’s Triangle, is a region in the Pacific Ocean that has come to be associated with numerous accounts of disappearing ships and planes, sightings of ghost ships and islands, extreme weather and electro-magnetic disturbances, with historical accounts of strange phenomena stemming back at least 3,000 years. In ancient […]

Australia Risks Become a ‘Lost Kingdom’ of the South Pacific: Tourism Sector

The tourism sector of Australia has decried the new Federal Budget for lacking a clear plan to open the international border, making it harder for the tourism and hospitality industries to survive. “It is vital for the Government to begin a staged opening as soon as possible, given the stimulus measures announced tonight,” John Hart, […]

Genetic Evidence Suggests a Denisovan Presence in the Pacific Islands

A new genetic study has provided important data to evolutionary scientists seeking to trace the migratory movements and cultural interactions of the people who settled the South Pacific islands of Oceania. Most intriguing is a discovery that seems to link people living in the highlands of Papua New Guinea (PNG) with the famed Denisovans, the […]

Japan Plans to Dump 1.2 Million Tons of Contaminated Fukushima Wastewater Into Pacific Ocean

Japan Plans to Dump 1.2 Million Tons of Contaminated Fukushima Wastewater Into Pacific Ocean Children’s Health Defense » Feed / Aerowenn Hunter The Defender is experiencing censorship on many social channels. Be sure to stay in touch with the news that matters by subscribing to our top news of the day. It’s free. In a […]

Thousands of Australian Vaccines Head for Pacific

Australia will soon begin sharing its vaccine stockpile with nations in the Pacific, despite the derailment of its own inoculation plan at a time when hotel quarantine systems are reporting an influx of COVID patients. At least 10,000 Australian-manufactured doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine are to be distributed each week to help the country’s neighbours […]

How One Renegade Province in the Pacific Is Standing up to Beijing’s Pressure, Bribes, Belt and Road

In September 2019, two Pacific nations—the Solomon Islands and Kiribati—decided to drop diplomatic recognition of Taiwan for the People’s Republic of China (PRC). The move was the latest step in Beijing’s continuing efforts to chip away at Taiwan’s international standing. In the face of the Solomon Islands’ national government’s decision, Daniel Suidani, the premier of […]

Out of Europe, Britain looks to the Pacific for new trade partners

It may be on the other side of the world, but that’s not stopping the U.K. from applying to join a trade partnership in and around the Pacific Ocean. A year after it formally left the European Union, the British government said Saturday that it wants to join the 11-country Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for […]

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