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20.10.2021 - 08:43 [ Financial Times ]

UK supply chain crisis to last until at least 2023, business leaders warn

With materials costs rising 30 to 40 per cent as the global economy struggles to reopen after Covid-19 shutdowns and international freight rates up 10-fold from pre-pandemic levels, manufacturing groups said inflation was now “baked in” to the UK economy.

Wright said inflation in the food and hospitality sector was running at a “terrifying” 14 to 18 per cent.

20.10.2021 - 08:03 [ Bloomberg ]

U.S. Factory Output Falls in Fresh Supply-Chain Warning

Production at U.S. factories fell by the most in seven months in September, in part reflecting a sharp pullback in the manufacturing of motor vehicles as well as broader backlogged supply chains and materials shortages.

23.09.2021 - 20:26 [ Portal amerika21.de ]

Generalstreik in Uruguay legte das Land lahm

„Artigas (der Staatsgründer) stützte den Unabhängigkeitskampf auf drei Säulen: die Verteidigung des Hafens von Montevideo, die Landverteilung und die Integration freier Völker. Heute verteidigen wir dieses Erbe. Die Gegner bleiben die gleichen: ausländische Interessen an unseren Ressourcen, Finanzspekulationen und die Habgier jener, die den Sozialstaat auseinandernehmen wollen“, sagte Soledad Amaya Correa von der Gewerkschaft der Landarbeiter auf der Kundgebung.

23.04.2021 - 14:50 [ Informationsstelle Militarisierung (IMI) ]

Arktis: Toxische Mischung

[…] Die Arktis-Politik der EU stammt aus dem Jahr 2016. Die Überarbeitung soll bis Oktober vorgelegt werden, kündigte der EU-Sonderbeauftragte Michael Mann an, der ebenfalls im Europäischen Parlament anwesend war.“

13.03.2021 - 18:52 [ France24 ]

Senegal opposition cancels Dakar protest following clashes after leader Sonko’s arrest

The collective known as the Movement for Defence of Democracy, or M2D, said in a statement on Friday that it was indefinitely postponing the rally after discussions with religious leaders.

11.09.2020 - 10:42 [ Informationsstelle Militarisierung (IMI) ]

Frankreich und der Libyen-Konflikt

Im aktuellen Weißbuch Frankreichs von 2013 wird als Zielsetzung betont, die französische Armee müsse in der Lage sein, im Rahmen der NATO und der EU KrisenmanagementOperationen in gescheiterten Staaten durchzuführen. Frankreich hat dabei den Anspruch, dies auch zukünftig alleine oder als Führungsnation im Verbund mit anderen Staaten zu tun.

09.08.2020 - 09:18 [ The Barents Observer ]

Russian Indigenous groups call on Elon Musk not to buy battery metals from Nornickel

06.08.2020 Tesla is a world leader in electric cars, while Nornickel is a global leader in environmental damage. This doesn’t match, claims Aborigen Forum, a network of independent experts, activists and Russian indigenous groups who see their homeland being destroyed by pollution.

29.07.2020 - 08:07 [ Information Clearing House ]

Elon Musk Confesses to Lithium Coup in Bolivia

With the agreement now scrapped along with countless other state projects, and with elections now thrice delayed by the illegitimate defacto authorities, the people of Uyuni and social movements around the country say they’ll continue to oppose the ongoing privatization and are organizing against the return of looting of Bolivia’s natural resources by ruthless and exploitative foreign capital.

18.06.2020 - 11:29 [ law360.com ]

Willkie Sues Defense Agencies For Info On Taliban Payments

(yesterday)

International law firm Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP has sued U.S. defense agencies for records of protection payments that government contractors in Afghanistan allegedly made to the Taliban, saying the agencies have failed to hand over the requested documents.

In five separate lawsuits filed in a D.C. federal court Tuesday, Willkie accuses the Office of the Secretary of Defense, the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction, the Defense Contract Management Agency, the Drug Enforcement Agency and Defense Intelligence Agency of failing to fulfill the firm’s Freedom Of Information Act requests for documents that allegedly show eight Afghanistan reconstruction companies paid the …

04.04.2020 - 08:19 [ theHill.com ]

Democratic senators want probe into change of national stockpile description

A group of Senate Democrats want a federal watchdog to investigate the decision to change an online description of the country’s Strategic National Stockpile following a press briefing with White House adviser Jared Kushner.

04.04.2020 - 08:17 [ CNN ]

Trump administration edits national stockpile website a day after it contradicted Jared Kushner

The website of the Strategic National Stockpile was edited on Friday to soften language about how the stockpile is supposed to be used by states — a day after media outlets reported that the original version contradicted a claim by senior White House official Jared Kushner.

04.04.2020 - 08:14 [ USA Today ]

Jared Kushner makes coronavirus briefing appearance, draws backlash for ‚our stockpile‘ comment

Kushner, the president’s son-in-law who doesn’t often make public appearances, says he has been serving on the coronavirus task force at the direction of Vice President Mike Pence.

When asked about data showing states‘ need for equipment, Kushner said, „The notion of the federal stockpile is that it’s supposed to be our stockpile. It’s not supposed to be states‘ stockpiles that they then use.“

09.01.2020 - 14:43 [ New York Times ]

We Really Must Stop Starting Wars

You may debate whether any particular historical war worked out well for its agitators. But there should be no debate that many of America’s recent wars have ended in misery for all. Our politicians talk of war as a last resort, but that is only to keep up appearances, because the truth is too terrible to admit: that our ever-more-expensive war machine (a cost of nearly $740 billion in 2020) can buy us little peace. Rather than a last resort, war now offers no resort. War can no longer be defended as the thing to do after everything else has failed. War must instead be seen as failure itself.

15.12.2019 - 13:08 [ theGuardian.com ]

Turkey renews military pledge to Libya as threat of Mediterranean war grows

Ankara ready to defend government in Tripoli in latest policy to inflame tensions with US, EU, Greece and Middle East countries

13.11.2019 - 17:55 [ German Foreign Policy ]

Berlin and the Coup

Although Bolivia is not one of the focus countries of Germany’s Latin American activities, Berlin has nevertheless maintained good relations with the white, relatively prosperous Santa Cruz elites. Oscar Ortiz Antelo is currently playing a central role. He is the former administrator of the Chamber of Industry and Commerce in Santa Cruz, and years earlier had held a leading position with Andina, the Bolivian subsidiary of Spain’s Repsol petrolem company YPF.

12.11.2019 - 23:51 [ ZeroHedge ]

Global Proxy War Escalates: „Destabilizing Operation“ Sends Bolivia Into Political Chaos

Natural resources always play a key role in such struggles, and Bolivia is no exception thanks to massive lithium reserves, some of which Morales agreed to develop with China earlier this year.

12.11.2019 - 23:16 [ junge Welt ]

Ganze Konterrevolution – Putsch in Bolivien

Evo Morales stand zwar an der Spitze der wirtschaftlich erfolgreichsten Regierung in der Geschichte Boliviens, doch er lieferte die Bodenschätze des Landes nicht vorbehaltlos den ausländischen Großkonzernen aus. Lithium ist unverzichtbar für die Herstellung von Laptops, Mobiltelefonen und E-Autos – und Bolivien verfügt über die weltweit größten Vorkommen dieses Alkalimetalls. Aber alle Bodenschätze sind 2006 nationalisiert worden. Auch wenn Boliviens Regierung ausländischen Investoren immer wieder weit und auch zu weit entgegenkam, war das doch ein Hindernis, dessen man sich zu entledigen suchte.

14.09.2019 - 22:19 [ theGazette.com ]

For Tulsi Gabbard, ‚wasteful‘ foreign policy at root of all other issues

“Every time your local city council member, your state representative, your member of Congress tells you there’s not enough money to make sure we have clean water, there’s not enough money to have quality health care for all … there’s just not enough money to make sure our kids have the tools they need to get the best education possible,” that’s the cost of current foreign policy, said Gabbard, who is seeking the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination.

In the 18 years since Sept. 11, 2001, taxpayers have spent $6 trillion for the War on Terror, she said. The bill continues to go up at a rate of $4 billion a month for the war in Afghanistan.

07.09.2019 - 18:36 [ Eddie Dempsey ‏/ Twitter ]

Love the Empire. When the EU stormtroopers are securing by military force markets and access to resources in Africa and Eurasia the Guardian will remind you oposition to this monster is because you are a racist.

22.07.2019 - 22:53 [ New York Times ]

With Guns, Cash and Terrorism, Gulf States Vie for Power in Somalia

Over the last two years, war-torn Somalia has emerged as a central battleground, with the United Arab Emirates and Qatar each providing weapons or military training to favored factions, exchanging allegations about bribing local officials, and competing for contracts to manage ports or exploit natural resources.

In an audio recording obtained by The New York Times of a cellphone call with the Qatari ambassador to Somalia, a businessman close to the emir of Qatar said that the militants had carried out the bombing in Bosaso to advance Qatar’s interests by driving out its rival, the United Arab Emirates.

13.07.2019 - 18:34 [ eKathimerini ]

Turkish Cypriots propose cooperation over Cyprus gas, Turkey says

Akinci “presented a new comprehensive cooperation proposal prepared by the Turkish Cypriot side for the exploration and exploitation of hydrocarbon resources around the island of Cyprus to the Greek Cypriot side through the United Nations,” Turkey’s Foreign Ministry said in a statement.

The proposal said that Turkish and Greek Cypriots “are equal partners on the island, have equal rights, so should share the income and cooperate in the area of hydrocarbon resources and benefit from these resources simultaneously,” the ministry said.

26.06.2019 - 08:50 [ World Food Programme ]

Inside the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea: Assessment of food needs reveals hidden hunger in DPRK

In May 2019, World Food Programme (WFP) teams visited nine of the DPRK’s provinces to assess the food security situation after the 2018 harvest was the worst in 10 years. This is an insider’s view of this mission.

10.06.2019 - 01:34 [ GlobalTimes.cn ]

China gears up to use rare-earth advantage

The move, which comes amid an escalating China-US trade war, was interpreted by many industry insiders as a sign of the country’s determination to take full advantage of its „rare-earth card“ to counter the US, which relies on China for its supply of the strategic resources.

10.02.2019 - 15:51 [ Mail & Guardian / alphalink.com.au ]

CIA and MI5 linked to Hammarskjöld death

(28. Aug 1998) The documents, found by a truth commission researcher investigating an apparently unrelated matter, implicate then CIA chief Allen Dulles in Operation Celeste. They also claim that the explosives used for the bomb that downed the aircraft were supplied by a Belgian mining conglomerate, Union Miniere. The company had extensive interests in copper-rich Katanga, and is known to have backed to Tshombe’s use of mercenaries, including the group led by South Africa’s Colonel „Mad Mike“ Hoare.

The most damning report refers to a meeting between MI5, Special Operations Executive, the CIA and the SAIMR at which it was recorded that Dulles „agrees … Dag is becoming troublesome and … should be removed“.

10.02.2019 - 15:27 [ theGuardian.com ]

RAF veteran `admitted 1961 killing of UN secretary general`

(12.1.2019) Exclusive: Cold case documentary casts new light on mystery of Dag Hammarskjöld’s plane crash

10.02.2019 - 15:23 [ Youtube ]

Cold Case Hammarskjöld – Official Trailer (HD)

In 1961, United Nations‘ secretary-general Dag Hammarskjöld’s plane mysteriously crashed, killing Hammarskjöld and most of the crew. It’s understood that because Hammarskjöld was, at the time, advocating for Congo’s independence (against the wishes of European mining companies and other powerful entities), the “crash” was an assassination. With the case still unsolved 50-plus years later, Danish journalist, filmmaker, and provocateur Mads Brügger (The Red Chapel, The Ambassador) leads us down an investigative rabbit hole to unearth the truth. He, his Swedish private-investigator sidekick, and a host of co-conspirators tirelessly pursue a winding trail of clues, but they turn up more mysteries than revelations. Scores of false starts, dead ends, and elusive interviews later, they begin to sniff out something more monumental than anything they’d initially imagined.

08.02.2019 - 23:36 [ Trend.az ]

Australia to expand economic ties with Iran apart from INSTEX

„There are various resources and capacity in Iran, it has rich oil resources and mines, we hope to witness progress and cooperation between two countries,“ he said.