A Journal of People report
A quarter of the world’s population in 17 countries is facing “extremely high” levels of baseline water shortages, using over 80 percent of the local renewable supply, found updated Aqueduct Water Risk Atlas data compiled by the World Resources Institute (WRI).
The report named Qatar as the most water-stressed country.Read More »
by Eric Zuesse
Is it the country that corrupts the staff, the employees, of the U.N.? (No other country has the power to do that. This one does, and it takes full advantage of the opportunity, and carries out that corruption, ruthlessly.)Read More »
As key representatives of the three chief villains of international finance and trade, the IMF, World Bank (WB) and the World Trade Organization (WTO) met on the lush resort island of Bali, Indonesia, they warned the world of dire consequences in terms of reduced international investments and decline of economic growth as a result of the ever-widening trade wars initiated and instigated by the Trump Administration. They criticized protectionism that might draw countries into decline of prosperity. The IMF cuts its global economic growth forecast for the current year and for 2019.Read More »
Soybeans may not seem all that useful in a war. Nonetheless they’ve become China’s most important weapon in its ever-worsening trade conflict with the U.S.
China, the world’s biggest buyer of the crop, has reportedly stoppedpurchasing any American soybeans in retaliation for the Trump administration raising tariffs on US$250 billion of Chinese goods. This is very bad news for U.S. farmers.Read More »
Five members of Amnesty International’s leadership team are on their way out, following a damning report about what’s been described as the human-rights organization’s “toxic” culture.
Amnesty said the senior leadership team accepted responsibility and all seven had offered to resign.
Five of the seven senior leaders, based mainly in London and Geneva, are either have left or are in the process of leaving the organization.Read More »
Hunger strikes in Turkish prisons have been called off.
Mr Öcalan released a statement, in full below:
TO THE PRESS AND THE PUBLIC:
We had another meeting with our client Mr Öcalan on 22 May in the İmralı Island Prison.Read More »