Posts Tagged ‘trade’

UK set to irk EU with bid to change post-Brexit trade rules

Tense post-Brexit relations between Britain and the European Union face further strain on Wednesday, when the U.K. calls for major changes to trade rules agreed on by both sides. Brexit minister David Frost will set out proposals for smoothing out trade arrangements for Northern Ireland the only part of the U.K. that has a land […]

Why the U.S. must bolster retraining for workers harmed by unfair trade

When Goodyear closed its Tennessee manufacturing facility and laid off Ray Spangler about a decade ago, he moved his shell-shocked family about 330 miles so he could take a job at the company’s Gadsden, Alabama, plant. Goodyear shut that plant as well last year, after shifting most of the work to Mexico, leaving Spangler with […]

U.S. waivers Iranian oil trade, allowing access to frozen assets in S.Korea, Japan

U.S. waivers Iranian oil trade, allowing access to frozen assets in S.Korea, Japan – Tehran%20Times TEHRAN – The U.S. State Department has waived sanctions on Iran’s oil trade allowing the Islamic republic to access its frozen funds in South Korea and Japan to use them for importing goods from the mentioned countries, the Washington Free […]

Nigerian Tribal Chiefs Continued The Slave Trade Long After The British Abolished It

Home » Africa, Criticism, History » Nigerian Tribal Chiefs Continued The Slave Trade Long After The British Abolished It     While many European countries are bending over backwards to grovel and apologize for participating in the African slave trade, no apologies are forthcoming from any of the African nations whose chiefs engaged in the […]

The National Strike In Colombia: A Trade Union Perspective

For the past month and a half, Colombia has been gripped by social and political upheaval on a level unparalleled in the past half century. On 28 April, a national strike began that surged across the roads and avenues of more than 600 cities around the country, an unexpected but welcome surprise for the leaders […]

Scientists Track Silver Trade From Trojan War to Roman Republic

A team of French, Australian, and Israeli scientists has collected evidence proving there was an active and thriving silver trade network in the eastern Mediterranean region in the Late Bronze Age and Iron Age (approximately 1200 BC to 400 BC). Participants in this pre-coinage network included civilizations in the southern Levant (modern-day Israel, Jordan, and […]

How Nigerian Tribal Chiefs Continued The Slave Trade Long After The British Abolished It

While many European countries are bending over backwards to grovel and apologize for participating in the African slave trade, no apologies are forthcoming from any of the African nations whose chiefs engaged in the slave trade long before White Europeans ever showed up — and continued to profit off of it well into the 20th […]

Shutting Down The British Arms Trade To Israel

Above Photo: Antonio Cabrera Palestine Action Has Made Headlines For Its Forceful Commitment To Shutting Down The Arms Trade Between Israel And The U.K. Trying To Do With Direct Action What Anti-War Organizations Have Long Been Calling For. Despite the official ceasefire, Sheikh Jarrah in Jerusalem continues to be a flashpoint of violence. Last week, […]

British trade union highlights Israeli apartheid 

One of Britain’s leading trade unions, ASLEF, has published an article in its monthly journal highlighting Israeli apartheid. This is another sign of the growing awareness of systemic racism that Palestinians suffer under Israel’s brutal military occupation. Under the headline “No peace without justice” the piece was written by Hussein Ezzedine, the secretary of the […]

Israel Attempts To Trade Palestinians Potentially Expired Pfizer Vaccines

Israel was beginning to receive praise throughout Western mainstream media for a deal it had struck to hand over 1 million plus Pfizer Covid-19 vaccines to the Palestinian Authority for inoculating Palestinians in the West Bank. Yet there appears to be much more to this story. This Friday the Palestinian Authority (PA), which partially controls […]

Global Lockdown + Imbalance of Trade = Shortages

Why globalism and corporatism are responsible for the incredibly high prices of goods and services [embedded content] How “Free Trade” (which is deceptively misnamed) feeds globalist monopoly and overrules domestic labor laws and health laws.   “Free Trade” is nothing but corporate protectionism.  The Monsanto/Bayer example:  Bayer versus the Bees. [embedded content] The Bayer buyout of […]

New UK global trade deals will water down animal welfare standards warns RSPCA chief

The chief executive of the RSPCA has sounded the alarm over the prospect of post-Brexit free-trade deals with countries where farm animals are treated in ways that would be illegal in the UK. Animal welfare standards will be “watered down by the back door” and UK farmers will be undercut if the government signs agreements […]

Swiss Trade Unions Federation to hold nationwide protests as MPs debate pension reforms

Switzerland’s Trade Unions Federation has called for a general strike next week over what it says are persistent inequalities faced by women in the workplace. The umbrella organisation, which represents about 20 trade unions with a cumulative membership of 370,000, is set to hold nationwide protests next week to draw attention to the issue. It […]

Quarterly trade between Iran, Turkey rises 53%

Quarterly trade between Iran, Turkey rises 53% – Tehran%20Times TEHRAN- The value of trade between Iran and Turkey rose by 53 percent in the first quarter of 2021 from the first quarter of 2020, Tehran Chamber of Commerce, Industries, Mines, and Agriculture (TCCIMA) reported, based on the official statistics released by Turkey. The report put […]

China’s Trade War on Australia May Extend to Table Grapes

The Australian government is looking into why China has delayed importing Australian table grapes for the last 20 days, with Federal Trade Minister Dan Tehan stating that he wouldn’t rush to conclude that the industry has become the latest victim of Beijing’s economic coercion Australia. “We’re trying to work out what is the cause of the […]

Arms trade: Which countries and companies are selling weapons to Israel?

Above Photo: Palestinians look at an unexploded bomb dropped by an Israeli F-16 warplane on Gaza City’s Rimal neighbourhood on 18 May 2021 (AFP/Mahmud Hams) The United States, which has exported weapons to Israel every year since 1961, is by far Israel’s biggest weapons supplier NOTE: President Biden agreed this month to sell another $735 […]

Palestinians Go On Strike As Israel, Hamas Continue To Trade Fire

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — A strike launched from Gaza on Tuesday killed two Thai workers inside a packaging plant in southern Israel, police said, as Israel and Gaza’s Hamas rulers continued to trade attacks throughout the day. The projectile attack Tuesday afternoon wounded another seven people in southern Israel, according to the Magen […]

Israel, Hamas trade deadly fire as confrontation escalates

Hamas said it launched a total of 130 rockets, its most intense strike so far, in response to Israel’s destruction of a high-rise building in Gaza earlier in the evening. The sound of the outgoing rockets could be heard in Gaza. As the rockets rose into the skies, mosques across Gaza blared with chants of […]

Jewish, Chinese-American trade economist named US Labor Dept int’l chief

The US Labor Department on Monday said Jewish trade economist and former union official Thea Lee has been named to lead the agency’s International Labor Affairs Bureau (ILAB), an office that will police the US-Mexico-Canada trade agreement’s labor provisions. Lee, who was previously president of the Economic Policy Institute, a progressive think tank in Washington, spent […]

Israel and South Korea to Sign Free Trade Pact

Israeli President Reuven Rivlin and South Korean President Moon Jae-in meet at the Blue House in Seoul, July 15, 2019. Photo: Kobi Gideon / GPO. Israel will sign a free trade agreement with South Korea this week, marking the first such arrangement with an Asian market, Israel’s Ministry of Economy said on Sunday. The deal […]

Mining sector records annual positive trade balance

Mining sector records annual positive trade balance – Tehran%20Times TEHRAN – Iranian mining industry has registered a $4.271 billion positive trade balance in the previous Iranian calendar year (ended on March 20), according to the Industry, Mining and Trade Ministry data. Based on the mentioned data, some 55.124 million tons of minerals and mining industry […]

Stop targeting China if you want it to support global trade reforms, WTO head tells world powers

World Trade Organization (WTO) chief Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala has called on countries to stop targeting China if they want cooperation on global reforms, claiming that putting pressure on Beijing will only get “resistance.” The comments were made by the WTO chief on Monday over continued efforts by the United States, European Union and Japan to get […]

Foreign investment in industrial, trade sectors rises nearly 190% in a year

TEHRAN – The Ministry of Industry, Mining and Trade has approved 158 foreign investment projects valued at about $2.469 billion in the past Iranian calendar year 1399 (ended on March 20), up 189 percent compared to its preceding year. According to the latest data released by the ministry, the number of approved projects has also […]

Iran and Israel trade barbs after nuclear site sabotage

Israeli Prime Minister Benyamin Netanyahu has described Tehran as the “most dangerous and pressing threat” in the Middle East. His comments come as Iran promised to exact revenge for a cyber attack on its underground Natanz nuclear facility on Sunday, that it blames on Israel. Israel has not, so far, denied it carried out the […]

“I Could Live With That”: How the CIA Made Afghanistan Safe for the Opium Trade

Opium poppy. Photo: DEA. “I decided I could live with that.” – Stansfield Turner, Jimmy Carter’s CIA director, on the extreme level of civilian casualties in the CIA’s covert war in Afghanistan. The first indelible image of the war in Afghanistan for many Americans was probably that of CBS anchorman Dan Rather, wrapped in the […]

Trade between Iran, UAE stands at $14b in a year

TEHRAN- The value of trade between Iran and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) stood at $14.279 billion in the past Iranian calendar year (ended on March 20), an official with Iran’s Trade Promotion Organization (TPO) announced. Farzad Piltan, the director-general of TPO’s Office of Arabian and African Countries, also put the weight of annual trade between […]

Suez Canal Blockage Could Be Used By Israel/UAE To Justify Their New Trade Route

The ongoing blockage of the Suez Canal, which occurred this past Tuesday, has caused a financial catastrophe and could open up the way to justifying a newly proposed trade route between the UAE and Israel – especially with the Egyptian President silent on the issue. The 200,000 ton “Ever Given” ship, the size of the […]

‘He’s dead wrong’: Fauci and Paul trade TV barbs after sparring on the Hill

Meanwhile, on “Fox & Friends,” Paul charged that Fauci “keeps moving the goalposts” with regard to mask-wearing and said the veteran immunologist’s decision to keep covering his face in public after being vaccinated was “one of his noble lies to convince everybody to wear masks.” Paul, an ophthalmologist with no expertise in epidemiology, also described […]

US, China trade public rebukes in first in-person talk of Biden presidency

The United States and China leveled sharp rebukes of each others’ policies in the first high-level, in-person talks of the Biden administration on Thursday, with deeply strained relations of the two global rivals on rare public display during the meeting’s opening session in Alaska. The United States is looking for China to change its behavior […]

Tehran, Islamabad moving towards expansion of trade

TEHRAN – Iran’s Deputy Minister of Finance and Economic Affairs Hassan Abqari has said that Iran and Pakistan are working together to remove the obstacles in the way of expanding mutual trade. “Ways to address exchange and banking problems have been identified and pursued by the two countries’ governments,” Abqari who is also the Head […]

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