Posts tagged: China



Freakonomics

The book is not new. But certainly worth a review. ‘Freakonomics', written by ‘the two Stevens', i.e. Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner, is indeed a freakish book. Some of their conclusions may still be wrong, but too near the truth for comfort anyway. For instance, they conclude that the ...

Negoshi di awa kontroversial

Sientífiko di e Instituto Internashonal Sueko pa Awa (SIWI) a kalkulá ku pa 2050 e kantidat adishonal di awa dushi ku mester pa produsí biokombustibel (e palabra ku ta ser uzá pa denominá kombustibel ku ta ser derivá for di materia bibu manera kaña i maishi) lo ta mes hopi ku e awa ku ta ser uzá ...

Escalating Food Prices

‘I told you so!' is a terrible thing to say. But - alas! -, ARCO did tell you so. About water too (see ARCO 33 and before). It won't be long and we'll have a serious problem with water shortages also. But, let's leave water aside for a minute. The acute problem now is food. Staple foods, such as ...

Oil, Water, Climate & War

Disturbing analysis - alas, too accurate! - by John Gray in the Guardian/UK of March 30, 2008. A few quotations:

At present, a race for the world's resources is underway that resembles the Great Game that was played in the decades leading up to the First World War. Now, as then, the most coveted ...

Kosovo: Why not 1,000 Nation-States?

The following truth is self-evident: "... when a long train of abuses and usurpations (...) evinces a design to reduce them (= the people) under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security (...)". Sounds ...

Rise of Socialism in Latin America

By Michael Greaney, first published by www.helium.com; re-posting authorized by author.

After the fall of communism and the dissolution of the Soviet Union in the final years of the 20th century, capitalist pundits loudly proclaimed the "victory" of capitalism. From the presidency of Ronald Reagan ...

Saliendo 2007 ….. Entrando segundo desenia

E reto internashonal drentando e di dos desenia di e milenio. E reto grandi pa e segundo desenia di e milenio pa Kòrsou ta: kon akomodá e olanan internashonal di kambio ku nos komo isla chikí no tin niun influensia riba nan.

Krísis riba merkado Petrolero

E aña aki pa promé biaha bo ta sinti ku ...

Fin di petroli barata na mundu i e relashon ku kòrsou?

Petroli i dos isla di Antia tabata tin un relashon hopi íntimo hinter e promé mitar di siglo pasá. Sosiedat di tantu Aruba komo Kòrsou a ser transformá radikalmente ora e dos rafinaderianan (Exxon na Aruba i CPM (Shell) na Kòrsou) a ser trahá.

Den segunda guera mundial e dos rafinaderianan aki ...

Libertat ekonómiko

Charla na konmemorashon di lantamentu di katibu, Mangazina di Rei, 16 di novèmber 2007.

Na promé lugá mi tin ku bisa ku el a strañá mi un tiki ku Sr. Nòchi Coffie na nòmber di SKAL a invitá mi pa mi tene un charla aki awe nòchi. Ta konosí ku mi no ta interesá mas den tur e konmemorashonnan di ...

Buyer Be Aware!

With holiday shopping swinging into full stride, everyone seems to be a bit edgy about purchasing items made in China.  Why?  Well, hardly a week goes by recently that there is not some frightening news about a China-made product containing either lead or some other toxic material(s) that could ...

TEMPU PA SKOHE

De bes en kuando historia ta forsa nos pa skohe. Eigenlijk t’asina tur semper, asta kada minüt di nos bida. Nos eskohonan semper tin konsekuensia. Sin embargo, tin
biaha sirkunstansianan ta di tal índole ku nos eskohonan tin mas konsekuensia ku normal, tantu pa nos mes komo pa otronan. Por ehèmpel, ...

Deserted Temples

We had meant to lie low on Burma for a while. But here we are again. The junta will not get away with what they’ve done. All the worldly-wise readers who now say: ‘You see that non-violence doesn’t work? Look at Burma!’, should read this article. A BBC-reporter managed to get into Rangoon and has ...

Brazilian Cluster Bombs

Did you know that Brazil produces cluster-bombs? How sad. How sad also that its government now has to be pressured by other Latin American countries to join the so-called ‘Oslo Process’, which seeks to conclude a treaty banning these munitions by 2008. We thought that only the US, France, Russia, ...

Boycott Yahoo!

We return once more to Yahoo’s double standard. On the one hand Yahoo wants the net to be 1) private (which in fact it is not; it is the public internet; everything you post or write – also e-mails - leaves a trace and is public) and 2) to be a worldwide forum for free speech. But then, Yahoo (and ...

Yahoo in China Doublespeak

Well in fact, the US also double-speaks. The land of the free has been spying on its own people ever since the ‘war on terrorism’ began (if not before, but we don’t know that). So all this fuss about China spying on its own people is insincere. We agree that the state has no right to imprison its ...

Russia and China teaming up to counter the US

The members of the security alliance ‘Shanghai Cooperation Organization’ (S.C.O.) have recently been hosting their largest joint military exercises in Russia and China. All six permanent members of the organization have participated from August 9-16. The joint military exercises, dubbed "Peace ...

Welcome, Terror!

The fascist tendencies which have come to the surface around the globe, both in Islamic and Christian countries, as well as in communist states such as Cuba and China (and even in Hindu India), is there for us to conquer and give us the fuel and incentive to rise to a higher planetary level. This ...

IRAN wants the US out of Iraq

Iran's vice-president has said efforts to improve security in Iraq depend on the withdrawal of US-led forces and an end to US interference in the country, BBC Internet has reported recently. Vice-President Parviz Davoodi said Iran wanted a secure and stable Iraq, and was doing what it could to ...

Historic summit Korea

There is only one Korea. The ideological clash between Socialism and Capitalism split up the country some 50 years ago. Now, at the end of August 2007, leaders from North and South Korea are to hold their second-ever summit. President Roh Moo-hyun will meet North Korea's Kim Jong-il in the North's ...

Perspective

‘In 1492 America discovered Columbus and colonialism'. This phrase was very popular during the sixties to give history a different perspective. Instead of a hero, Columbus is depicted as a villain. Even his Spanish surname (‘Colón') begins with the first 5 letters of ‘colonialism'. America could ...

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