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Washington ‘shifts tone’ towards China-led infrastructure bank

Posted by seumasach on March 24, 2015

We appear to be moving inexorably towards a new international system based on multipolarity and, wisely, Washington doesn’t want to be left out. In fact, I believe Obama has had this in mind for some time, but his scope for action is still being restricted by certain lobbies and their representatives in Congress

RT

23rd March, 2015

The International Monetary Fund, World Bank and the Asian Development Bank have expressed their support for the China-led international bank as the US now propose to work in partnership, according to the Wall Street Journal.

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Goodbye, Poroshenko?: Armed volunteer battalions heading for Kiev

Posted by seumasach on March 24, 2015

Russia Insider

24th March, 2015

KIEV, March 23. /TASS/. Armed volunteer battalions are pulling in to Kiev, the Vesti newspaper reported on Monday.

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Turkey’s drift from NATO

Posted by seumasach on March 23, 2015

New York Times

13th March, 2015

The website of Turkey’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs acknowledges that NATO has played a “central role” in the country’s security and insists that Turkey, which became a member in 1952, “attaches utmost importance” to it. Yet Turkey’s commitment to the alliance has never seemed more ambivalent than it does now.

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A look at the new China-led financial institutions

Posted by seumasach on March 23, 2015

 

Here is confirmation of China’s potential world leadership. From now on, China has internationalized its “soft power” and these institutions will become truly global in their scope. Why else would “developed countries” like Britain be so desperate to join them- to make sure they live up to our own exacting standards of financial probity?If capital investment coming into Britain comes through banks of which we are founding members things become a lot easier politically

Deutsche Welle

20th March, 2015

The BRICS New Development Bank (NDB), the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB), and the Silk Road Fund are all international initiatives spearheaded by China over the past months that symbolize Beijing’s growing influence in providing development funding and potential new sources of financing for developing countries.

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Major US allies to join China-backed AIIB bank

Posted by seumasach on March 23, 2015

Deutsche Welle

17th March, 2015

Against the advice of the US, several European nations have decided to join the China-backed AIIB development bank. Washington had expressed concern over funding transparency and competition for the World Bank.

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Cracks In Washington’s empire

Posted by seumasach on March 23, 2015

Paul Craig Roberts

17th March, 2015

Washington’s EU vassals might be finding their backbone. Britain, Germany, France, and Italy are reported to have defied Washington’s orders and applied to join the Chinese-led Asian Investment Bank. Australia, Japan, South Korea, Switzerland and Luxembourg might also join.

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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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