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  • In a first, India votes in favour of Israel at UN against Palestine human rights body

    06/11/2019 4:18:53 AM PDT · by Cronos · 10 replies
    the print.in ^ | 11 june 2019 | Nayanima Basu
    In an unprecedented move last week, India voted in support of Israel at the UN’s Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) to deny observer status to a Palestinian human rights organisation named ‘Shahed’. This is the first time India has taken a step back from its decades-old position on the two-state theory under which New Delhi sees both Israel and Palestine as separate and independent countries, seeking to bring peace in West Asia.The vote, which took place on 6 June at the UN, saw countries such as US, France, Germany, India, Japan, UK, South Korea and Canada polling in favour of...
  • US commander pushes for more funding to counter Chinas influence in Indo-Pacific

    02/24/2019 8:06:06 PM PST · by cba123 · 4 replies
    South China Morning Post ^ | 15 February, 2019 | Minnie Chan
    The US Indo-Pacific commander has urged Americas strategic decision-making body to increase financial investment in the region to counter Chinas expanding economic and military influence. Through fear and coercion, Beijing is working to expand its form of ideology in order to bend, break and replace the existing rules-based international order, Admiral Phil Davidson told a panel at the Senate Armed Services Committee hearing on Tuesday. In its place, Beijing seeks to create a new international order led by China and with Chinese characteristics an outcome that displaces the stability and peace of the Indo-Pacific that has endured for over...
  • Galloping Growth of Madrasas in India

    02/11/2019 2:47:13 PM PST · by Jyotishi · 18 replies
    India Facts ^ | Monday, February 11, 2019 | Ram Ohri
    Image: http://indiafacts.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/Galloping-Growth-of-Madrasas-1000x500.jpg Islam is hell-bent on re-conquering India. Post-independence through Madrasa multiplication Darul Uloom Deoband has laid a formidable siege to India. The task was facilitated by secularism-doped Hindus swearing by Pandit Nehru! The quantum jump in the number of madrasas from 88 in 1947 to five lakhs in 2006 across India is a mind boggling narrative of unremitting Islamic aggression. It has the potential to bring about tectonic changes in the future geopolitical developments across India -- including the much dreaded clash of civilizations! Unfortunately the secularism-trapped Indian government never tried to exercise any control over lakhs of madrasas...
  • Population race: India to overtake China in 3 to 5 years

    12/31/2018 5:05:42 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 44 replies
    Asia Times ^ | 09/11/2018
    China is facing yet another demographic challenge. According to a report by the National Health and Family Planning Commission, the nations net population growth for the first eight months of this year was only 4.1 million. This puts the largest nation in the world close to being overtaken by India. Indias population expanded by some 14 million during the same period, to a size that is closer than ever to its rival: Indias 1.336 billion versus Chinas 1.339 billion as of September 9, 2018, according to estimates by the United States Census Bureaus World Population Clock. Top demographers feel that...
  • "Your Time is UP" South Africa Sets Date for White Farmer Land Grab - March 2019

    12/09/2018 4:13:46 PM PST · by BeauBo · 95 replies
    Daily Star (UK) ^ | 8 Dec 2018 | Rachel O'Donoghue
    The Country's National Assembly approved a proposal to change the constitution to make the so-called reforms legal in a vote of 183 to 77. This paves the way for land to be taken from (white) farmers without any kind of compensation.
  • South Africa sets date for white farmers land grab

    12/09/2018 3:56:30 PM PST · by fruser1 · 71 replies
    The Nigerian Insider News ^ | 12/9/2018 | unidentified
    Economic Freedom Fighters politician Hlengiwe Mkhaliphi said those arguing against legalising land grabs are beneficiaries of racism. Your time is up, white people, She added.
  • Back to blackouts: SA in the dark as Eskom stumbles ( South Africa )

    12/02/2018 7:18:10 PM PST · by george76 · 45 replies
    Tech Central ^ | 30 November 2018 | Paul Burkhardt
    Eskoms warning that the country was threatened by months of rotating blackouts became a reality in less than 24 hours. The state-owned company, which produces most of South Africas power, said on Wednesday that controlled blackouts could return and last throughout the year. Even more concerning is that the company expects energy availability of the system will keep declining into early next year and probably only recover to current levels in six months. By Thursday, Eskom announced it was cutting 1GW from the grid. It doubled that amount on Friday in an outage thats scheduled to last 13 hours. For...
  • The biggest solar parks in the world are now being built in India

    03/28/2018 4:37:01 AM PDT · by Cronos · 10 replies
    The LA Times ^ | 19 March 2018 | Shashank Bengali
    Weeds poke listlessly from the flat, rocky earth as the temperature climbs to the mid-90s. On a cloudless March afternoon, the blue horizon stretches out uninterrupted, as if even birds are too weary to fly.On this unforgiving patch of southern India, millions of silver-gray panels glimmer in the sun, the start of what officials say will be the biggest solar power station in the world.When completed, the Pavagada solar park is expected to produce 2,000 megawatts of electricity, enough to power 700,000 households and the latest milestone in India's transition to generating more green energy. Long regarded as a...
  • The Implicit Desperation of Chinas Social Credit System

    11/18/2018 12:36:31 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 46 replies
    SFGate.com ^ | November 15, 2018 | Charles Hugh Smith
    Other governments are keenly interested in following Chinas lead. Ive been pondering the excellent 1964 history of the Southern Song Dynastys capital of Hangzhou, Daily Life in China on the Eve of the Mongol Invasion, 1250-1276 by Jacques Gernet, in light of the Chinese governments unprecedented Social Credit Score system, which I addressed in Kafkas Nightmare Emerges: Chinas Social Credit Score. The scope of this surveillance is so broad and pervasive that it borders on science fiction: a recent Western visitor noted that train passengers hear an automated warning on certain lines, in Mandarin and English, that their compliance with...
  • John Kerry: Europe must tackle climate change or face migration chaos

    11/16/2018 8:24:05 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 57 replies
    The Guardian ^ | November 15, 2018 | by Patrick Wintour, Diplomatic editor
    Europe faces even deeper political turmoil and the possibility of mass migration from Africa unless the world urgently addresses the threat of climate change, the former US secretary of state John Kerry said on Thursday. In the discussion with the Observer Kerry said: We are heading for catastrophe unless we respond to some life-threatening challenges very rapidly. We have a climate-denying president that pulls us out of the the Paris climate change agreement at a time when literally every day matters. Europe is already crushed under this transformation that is taking place due to migration. In Germany Angela Merkel is...
  • Matric cheating scandal as Gauteng principal gives pupils exam answers

    11/11/2018 9:11:05 PM PST · by massmike · 22 replies
    mybroadband.co.za ^ | 11/12/2018 | n/a
    Mpontsheng Secondary School in Gauteng is at the centre of a matric exam cheating scandal. According to a report by the City Press, the principal of the school walked into a geography matric exam and handed out answers to paper 1 to pupils. South Africas matric exams have come under severe scrutiny in recent years, with allegations of cheating affecting pockets of pupils and teachers. However, cheating is not a primary concern of education experts, but rather the low quality of the exams and the readiness to push pupils through. Another grave concern is the high dropout rate of pupils...
  • UCT vice-chancellor praises student for work signed off with one settler one bullet

    11/08/2018 5:14:33 PM PST · by massmike · 3 replies
    timeslive.co.za ^ | 11/08/2018 | Nico Gous
    University of Cape Town (UCT) vice-chancellor Mamokgethi Phakeng has congratulated a student on his honours project in which he ended his acknowledgements with the phrase ONE SETTLER ONE BULLET!! Phakeng tweeted on Tuesday evening: Congratulations dear son on completing this paper! I would like to study it at some stage. In the meantime let me be kliye [sic]: I am proud of you! Way more than you can imagine! Welldone! [sic] Congratulations dear son on completing this paper! I would like to study it at some stage. In the meantime, let me be kliye: i am proud of you! Way...
  • Bolsonaro's sons show up in Mossad and IDF t-shirts, and the media melt down(Brazil)

    11/06/2018 9:20:35 AM PST · by rktman · 28 replies
    Americanthinker.com ^ | 11/6/2018 | Monica Showlater
    It's happening. The media are melting down and going into hysterics about Brazil's election of Jair Bolsonaro, AKA "Tropical Trump," to its presidency. Here's a starter tweet from a Washington Post contributor to show the pattern: This is a photo of Brazils new president Jair Bolsonaros two sons wearing IDF and Mossad shirts. Israel has become a symbol for authoritarianism around the world. Hear that? Israel, authoritarian, get it? What planet does this person live on? Bolsonaro is very pro-Israel, and Israelis are delighted by the support. Bolsonaro has vowed to move Brazil's embassy to Jerusalem in a bid to...
  • Palestinians slam 'provocative' Brazil plan to move embassy to Jerusalem

    11/06/2018 8:38:09 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    France24 ^ | 11/03/2018
    RAMALLAH (PALESTINIAN TERRITORIES) (AFP) - A senior Palestinian official on Friday condemned Brazilian far-right President-elect Jair Bolsonaro's announcement that he would move his country's Israel embassy to Jerusalem. "These are provocative and illegal steps that will only destabilise security and stability in the region," Hanan Ashrawi, a member of the Palestine Liberation Organization's executive committee, told AFP. The United States moved its embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem in May, sparking fury among Palestinians, who consider the Israeli-annexed eastern part of the city the capital of their future state. "It is very unfortunate that Brazil has joined this negative alliance...
  • New Brazil President To Close Palestinian Embassy: You Do Not Negotiate With Terrorists

    10/30/2018 2:13:46 AM PDT · by Helicondelta · 38 replies
    Jihadwatch.org ^ | OCT 29, 2018
    Jair Bolsonaro, a 63-year-old seven-term congressman who built his campaign around pledges to crush corruption and crime, secured over 55 percent of the vote, an 11 percent lead over his far-left rival Fernando Haddad. We cannot continue flirting with socialism, communism, populism and leftist extremism We are going to change the destiny of Brazil, said Bolsonaro in his late Sunday night acceptance speech broadcast from his home in Rio Highly divisive among Jewish voters, the Conservative lawmaker whose middle name, Messias, literally means messiah won the ballot after a drama-filled election that looks set to radically reforge...
  • Trump Congratulates Brazil's Bolsonaro On Presidential Win

    10/28/2018 9:30:13 PM PDT · by Helicondelta · 14 replies
    thehill.com ^ | 10/28/18
    President Trump on Sunday evening called Brazilian president-elect Jair Bolsonaro to congratulate him on his win. Trump and Bolsonaro told one another that they are looking forward to working "side-by-side" as "regional leaders of the Americas," White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said in a statement. Bolsonaro, the controversial right-wing populist who has been nicknamed "Trump of the Tropics," won 55.1 percent of the vote with 99 percent voting by Sunday evening in the U.S.
  • Trade War Update: China May Have Shot Self In Foot

    08/15/2018 11:41:27 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    Forbes ^ | August 15, 2018 | Kenneth Rapoza
    China made a dumb move in targeting Americas heartland with tariffs. Soybeans are a case in point. I understood politically why they chose soybeans, but they made a dumb move, says John Baize, a market analyst with the U.S. Soybean Export Council. The U.S. is the number one exporter of soybeans. Brazil is number two. No one comes close after that except for Argentina, which is the largest exporter of soymeal and soybean oil. Soybeans dont fall from the sky, so China has very little mega-markets outside of the U.S. Brazil is the only one, really. And now they are...
  • China Panics over Bolsonaro: Unthinkable for Brazil to Align with U.S. and Taiwan

    10/29/2018 5:17:48 PM PDT · by familyop · 39 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | October 29, 2018 | John Hayward
    Chinas state-run Global Times panicked over the election of Jair Bolsonaro as president of Brazil, penning a Monday editorial sternly lecturing the new Brazilian leader that shifting trade away from China to the United States would be unthinkable...On the other hand, Reuters found Chinese officials and senior executives eyeing Bolsonaro with varying degrees of concern, particularly when he talks about tightening Brasilias grip on the supremely valuable niobium industry. Bolsonaro has been critical of Chinas efforts to dominate Brazilian mines, but might be obliged to mute his criticism because China has become such an important customer for Brazilian iron and...
  • Saudi billionaire Alwaleed warns over impact of falling oil price

    10/14/2014 10:54:23 PM PDT · by Enterprise · 41 replies
    ft.com ^ | October 14, 2014 | Simeon Kerr
    In an open letter to Saudi ministers posted via Twitter, Prince Alwaleed bin Talal al-Saud expressed his astonishment at comments made by Ali al-Naimi, the oil minister, who reportedly played down the impact of oil prices falling below $100 a barrel. Prices have since fallen below $88 a barrel, or a quarter since June. Prince Alwaleed, noting the kingdoms 2014 budget was 90 per cent dependent on oil revenues, said belittling the impact of lower prices was a catastrophe that cannot go unmentioned.
  • Russias economy is tanking. But will it make Putin change course?

    10/13/2014 2:09:40 AM PDT · by elhombrelibre · 21 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 13 Oct 14 | Unknown
    MOSCOW Deep into the worst conflict between Russia and the West since the Cold War, investors are fleeing, food prices are soaring and there are rumbles from Russias Westernized business elite that the nation needs to avoid repeating the economic mismanagement that broke apart the Soviet Union. Western sanctions have choked off financing to some of Russias economic juggernauts and denied crucial technology to the nations energy sector. But there is little evidence that the mounting economic pressures since the March annexation of Ukraines Crimean Peninsula will soften Putins policies toward Ukraine and other nations in the former Soviet...