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textPuerto Rico Votes to Bring 4-Year Bankruptcy to an End by Jubilee USA Network
Puerto Rico’s Senate and House passed a deal that settles $35 billion in Puerto Rico debt and will save the island two-thirds in debt payments....
Posted: Wed Oct 27, 2021 1:25PM
textLatin America and Caribbean Face Greater Pandemic Vulnerabilities According to New Research by Jubilee USA Network
A new online map highlights vulnerabilities that countries face in Latin America and the Caribbean. Jubilee USA Network and LATINDADD, two groups working on pandemic response, published the new online database detailing growing challenges faced by developing countries due to the pandemic....
Posted: Mon Oct 25, 2021 11:13AM
textThe 1.5 target calls for an eco-socialist revolution by Hans Rackwitz
The only responsible way forward is the IPCC's P1 scenario, which envisages rapid and radical interventions in existing production, transport and consumption structures, i.e. a massive industrial transformation and deconstruction in the main capitalist countries (15ff.). In the social struggle, the politically and culturally highly fragmented class of wage earners comes to class consciousness....
Posted: Sat Oct 23, 2021 8:43AM
textThe Shortwave Report 10/22/21 Listen Globally! by Dan Roberts
A weekly 30 minute review of international news and opinion, recorded from a shortwave radio and the internet. With times, frequencies, and websites for listening at home. 3 files- Highest quality broadcast, regular broadcast, and slow-modem streaming. Sputnik Radio, Radio Deutsche-Welle, and Radio Havana Cuba....
Posted: Thu Oct 21, 2021 5:23PM
textThe Virtues of a 28-hour Week: Work less, pollute less by Claire Lecoeuvre
The number of workers is growing faster than the amount of work available. We live in a society where work is poorly distributed. Three days off for every four days worked could be liberating. The goal would be increased well-being, gaining time and losing a kind of consumption not really synonymous with pleasure & happiness....
Posted: Thu Oct 21, 2021 6:18AM
textWorld Leaders and Development Banks Coordinate Investments to Fight Pandemic, Poverty and by Jubilee USA Network
Heads of state, finance ministers and 450 public banks conclude two days of meetings for the second “Finance in Common Summit” in Rome. The summit focuses on agricultural development and previous commitments on COVID recovery, development and climate policies....
Posted: Wed Oct 20, 2021 12:50PM
textScientific truth and the global fight to end the pandemic by Evan Blake, David North (WSWS repost)
The efforts of scientists require mass support, particularly in a period when reactionary forces shamelessly propagate ignorance, confusion and superstition....
Posted: Wed Oct 20, 2021 9:31AM
textAnother anti-China provocation: US, Canadian warships transit Taiwan Strait by Peter Symonds (WSWS repost)
The Biden administration is goading China by continuing Trump’s high-level contact with Taiwanese officials, increased arms sales to Taipei and frequent naval transits of the Taiwan Strait....
Posted: Tue Oct 19, 2021 10:31AM
textChina's road to economic development by Song Yang
While we were all enthusiastically looking at Afghanistan and Central Asia, China has built a railway to the border of Myanmar with an access to the Indian Ocean for transiting goods....
Posted: Tue Oct 19, 2021 1:35AM
textFaith Communities around the Country and World call for a COVID Response that Prioritizes by Jubilee USA Network
World leaders met for annual IMF, World Bank and G20 meetings. The IMF lowered economic growth projections for all countries, and downgraded United States growth projections for 2021....
Posted: Mon Oct 18, 2021 10:14AM
textThe Shortwave Report 10/15/21 Listen Globally! by Dan Roberts
A weekly 30 minute review of international news and opinion, recorded from a shortwave radio and the internet. With times, frequencies, and websites for listening at home. 3 files- Highest quality broadcast, regular broadcast, and slow-modem streaming. Radio Deutsche-Welle, Radio Havana Cuba, NHK Japan, and Sputnik Radio....
Posted: Thu Oct 14, 2021 8:09PM
textAgainst all reason and The Afghan Debacle by Otto Konig, Richard Detje & F Steinfeld
Like the chaotic flight of the U.S. Army from Vietnam in 1975, the chaotic withdrawal from Afghanistan in 2021 highlights the failure of the geopolitically based "war and nation-building concept" of the U.S. and NATO countries. The assumption, questionable from the outset, that it would be possible to impose the so-called "Western value system" on a country in which 50 languages are spoken....
Posted: Wed Oct 13, 2021 4:05PM
textIMF: Wealthy and Poor Countries Face COVID Economic Challenges by Olivia Engling
The IMF World Economic Outlook report lowered economic growth projections for wealthy and poor countries. The IMF forecasts 5.9% global economic growth....
Posted: Wed Oct 13, 2021 8:28AM
textIMF: Wealthy and Poor Countries Face COVID Economic Challenges by Jubilee USA Network
The IMF World Economic Outlook report lowered economic growth projections for wealthy and poor countries. The IMF forecasts 5.9% global economic growth....
Posted: Wed Oct 13, 2021 6:12AM
textIs Green Growth the Solution? by Yaak Pabst
Just as every millimeter of social progress must be fought for against capital interests, the protection of nature and climate must also be won against the rulers. In these struggles lies the future of the planet....
Posted: Tue Oct 12, 2021 6:54AM
textThe Shortwave Report 10/08/21 Listen Globally! by Dan Roberts
A weekly 30 minute review of international news and opinion, recorded from a shortwave radio and the internet. With times, frequencies, and websites for listening at home. 3 files- Highest quality broadcast, regular broadcast, and slow-modem streaming. France 24, Radio Havana Cuba, NHK Japan, and Sputnik Radio....
Posted: Thu Oct 7, 2021 6:16PM
textPandora Papers Reveal Financial Secrecy that Drains Resources from Poor Countries by Jubilee USA Network
An investigation into more than 11 million private financial documents show hundreds of public officials in 90 nations using schemes to hide wealth offshore and avoid taxes. The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists released the Pandora Papers in partnership with the Washington Post and 600 journalists in 116 countries....
Posted: Tue Oct 5, 2021 6:14AM
textIMF Urges Wealthy Countries to Send COVID Aid to Poor Countries by Olivia Engling
IMF Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva urged wealthy countries to donate IMF emergency COVID aid to developing countries. Her remarks opened an event organized by Jubilee USA Network in preparation for October IMF and G20 meetings....
Posted: Mon Oct 4, 2021 1:32PM
textThe Shortwave Report 10/01/21 Listen Globally! by Dan Roberts
A weekly 30 minute review of international news and opinion, recorded from a shortwave radio and the internet. With times, frequencies, and websites for listening at home. 3 files- Highest quality broadcast, regular broadcast, and slow-modem streaming. Radio Deutsche-Welle, Radio Havana Cuba, Sputnik Radio, and NHK Japan....
Posted: Fri Oct 1, 2021 12:12AM
textWealthy Countries Must Share Pandemic Relief Aid, Organizations Say by Jubilee USA Network
In a letter to finance ministers, 250 organizations call on wealthy countries to donate IMF emergency currency they don't need to poor countries. In August, the IMF created $650 billion in Special Drawing Rights (SDRs) to support global coronavirus response. More than $400 billion went to wealthy countries and $230 billion went to developing countries....
Posted: Thu Sep 30, 2021 8:02AM