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Matteo Boato, our cultural ambassador in Putin’s Russia

Posted by seumasach on March 21, 2015

Wazars

12th December, 2014

I paint the things that appeal to me, that capture my imagination as I fly above the world in my vessel, I paint the things I love, as though I were writing my autobiography. Painting allows me to pursue dreams, to give life to the people and places I would like to touch, interact with. It is a simple and primary need for expression; a need to tell, to tell about myself. The series on historic centres and rural landscapes presents another trait: the presence-absence of people in the various canvasses. This is partly due to the fact that human stories are told exclusively through the use of colour, and partly due to the hope that in future man will truly deserve a place on this earth and will create a world which is happier, more industrious, honest, clean, respectful and colourful.

Matteo Boato, Land and Water

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School boards left on the hook for Wi-Fi injuries

Posted by seumasach on March 19, 2015

Bridge News Service

26th February, 2015

School districts, school boards and school medical health officers have been notified that Lloyd’s of London has now excluded any liability coverage for injuries, “directly or indirectly arising out of, resulting from or contributed to by electromagnetic fields, electromagnetic radiation, electromagnetism, radio waves or noise.” This would include the microwave radiation emitting from the commercial wi-fi transmitters and wireless devices in our schools.

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Who’s won the ‘sanctions war’ so far?

Posted by seumasach on March 19, 2015

Andrew Korybko

Oriental Review

18th March, 2015

It’s been one year since European sanctions were first enacted against Russia on 17 March, 2014, and it’s worthy to briefly highlight their consequences on Moscow. Likewise, the counter-sanctions that Russia imposed on the EU last summer must also be critically looked at in order to assess the economic and political impact of the ‘sanctions war’ on both parties. The results are certainly not at all what the West had anticipated.

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Greece adopts anti-poverty law in face of EU opposition

Posted by seumasach on March 19, 2015

A “humanitarian crisis” is exactly the correct characterization of the situation prevailing in Greece as well as in  much of Europe, including, of course, Britain. It is crucial to support defendable red-lines in terms of minimum conditions of life regarding food, heating, shelter, water etc. just as one would do in a humanitarian crisis. The right to these requirements should be expressed in real terms, so much food, so much heating etc. since we are in an inflationary environment where wages and benefits are constantly being eroded.

RT

18th March, 2015

The Greek parliament approved a “humanitarian crisis” bill Wednesday, the first of a raft of social measures proposed by new Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, despite stiff opposition from the European Commission, who called the law a “unilateral” action.

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US removes Iran and Hezbollah from list of terror threats

Posted by seumasach on March 19, 2015

Middle East Monitor

18th March, 2015

An annual security report submitted recently to the US Senate by James Clapper, director of National Intelligence, removed both Iran and Hezbollah from the list of terrorism threats to the United States for the first time in years.

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UK snubs US to join China-led Asian bank

Posted by seumasach on March 14, 2015

BRICS Post

13th March, 2015

Overlooking US censure, the UK has announced its decision to join China’s Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank, becoming the first “major western country” to apply for membership.

“I am delighted to announce today that the UK will be the first major Western country to become a prospective founder member of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank, which has already received significant support in the region,” said UK Finance Minister George Osborne on Thursday.

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Spain: Russia sanctions ‘beneficial for no one’

Posted by seumasach on March 12, 2015

GEAB

10th March, 2015

Spain on Tuesday (10 March) joined a list of EU countries which are publicly critical of Russia sanctions and keen to mend ties.

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China completes SWIFT alternative

Posted by seumasach on March 12, 2015

May Launch “De-Dollarization Axis” As Soon As September

Zero Hedge

9th March, 2015

One of the recurring threats used by the western nations in their cold (and increasingly more hot) war with Russia, is that Putin’s regime may be locked out of all international monetary transactions when Moscow is disconnected from the EU-based global currency messaging and interchange service known as SWIFT (a move, incidentally, which SWIFT lamented as was revealed in October when we reported that it announces it “regrets the pressure” to disconnect Russia).

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Time to respect Iran’s independence

Posted by seumasach on March 11, 2015

Asia Times

11th March, 2015

A great deal of drama has been recently evident in the global media portraying a “personal” rift between the US president and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

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China’s factories are building a robot nation

Posted by seumasach on March 11, 2015

GEAB

10th March, 2015

Every day, two quality-control supervisors monitor four robots tirelessly assembling remote-control devices for home appliances at a Midea Group  factory in Foshan, in the southern Chinese province of Guangdong.

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Is the dollar losing its clout among EMs?

Posted by seumasach on March 11, 2015

CNBC

9th March, 2015

The greenback’s dominance in the developing world may be under threat as more emerging economies begin to reduce their reliance on the global trade currency.

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