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A Workers’ Struggle in India to ‘Make the Land Proud’ as Global Unrest Spreads 15.1.2019 ConsortiumNews.com
This has been one of the largest general strikes in the world, writes Vijay Prasad from Kerala, as social unrest grows in Morocco, Sudan, Nigeria and Los Angeles.  Workers Around the World Greet 2019 With Wave of Demonstrations By Vijay Prashad…Read more →
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A Workers’ Struggle in India to ‘Make the Land Proud’ 15.1.2019 ConsortiumNews.com
This has been one of the largest general strikes in the world, writes Vijay Prasad from Kerala, in a roundup that also includes observations on Brazil and Palestine. By Vijay Prashad Tricontinental: Institute for Social Research Over two days—Jan. 8 and…Read more →
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“Free Trade” Is Today’s Imperialism by the 1 Percent 13.1.2019 Truthout.com
Building alternatives to free trade must become an essential component of a more progressive US foreign policy.

The post “Free Trade” Is Today’s Imperialism by the 1 Percent appeared first on Truthout.

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Trump’s shutdown is harming thousands of people in these 7 states 9.1.2019 The Atlantic - Matthew Ygblesias
President Donald Trump’s partial government shutdown, currently in its 18th day, is harming more than tens of thousands federal employees and their families — as well as the millions of Americans they serve throughout the country. The Center for American Progress examined the impacts of the shutdown on the states of Alaska, Arizona, Colorado, Iowa, […]
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Oil price increases amid supply cuts and US-China trade talks continue 7.1.2019 Raw Story

Oil prices rose by more than 1 percent on Monday, lifted by optimism that talks could soon resolve the trade war between the United States and China, while supply cuts by major producers also supported the market. Brent crude futures LCOc1 were at $57.75 per barrel at 0404 GMT, up 69 cents, or 1.2 p...

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Donald Trump Thinks Afghans Don't Use Libraries 3.1.2019 Crooks Liars

I discovered something amazing today - I still have the capacity to gasp out loud at something Donnie Dingleberry says. I don't know why - it wasn't very surprising, and it didn't reflect any new low in particular. But still...it's nice to know I'm still alive — somewhere inside — after two years of this soul-crushing presidency.

Between his two Very Important Meetings today -- one with his Cabinet members, and the other with top Congressional leaders about Trump's shutdown that he is very proud and happy to own -- he held a press conference. He graced the press with his pearls of wisdom, which included such gems as:

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Apple lowers guidance on Q1 results 3.1.2019 techCrunch
Apple CEO Tim Cook issued a letter today, revising guidance for the company’s Q1 fiscal results. Per the letter, revenue has been shifted from an initial projection of between $89 billion and $93 billion to $84 billion. The note highlights a number of reasons for dropping the number, including, perhaps most notably, lower than expected results […]
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U.S. oil claws back some ground, but oversupply worries persist 28.12.2018 Raw Story

U.S. oil prices rose on Friday to claw back some of the ground they lost in the previous session, but growth in U.S. crude stockpiles and ongoing concerns about the global economy kept markets under pressure. U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude futures, were up $1.37, or 3.07 percent, at $45.98...

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XQs XV – A Conversation with Debjani Bhattacharyya 27.12.2018 Chapati Mystery
[The XQs (Ten Questions) series is a conversation with the authors of new and exciting works in South Asian Studies, whose aim is not to “review” but to contextualize, historicize and promote new scholarship. We thank Fatima Tassadiq for conducting this interview. Previously: I, II, III, IV, V, VI, VII, VIII, IX, X, XI, XII, XIII, XIV] Debjani Bhattacharya is Assistant Professor at Drexel University. Before joining Drexel, she researched and …
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How California grapes and the U.S.-China trade war are giving Chile a headache 27.12.2018 LA Times: Business

President Trump’s trade war with China and a late-blooming bumper crop in the United States are combining to curb the amount of fresh table grapes imported from Chile when the weather turns cold.

That’s forcing the South American country to look to Asia to sell off its fruit. It’s the latest example...

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Obituary: Paddy Ashdown 23.12.2018 BBC: Front Page
Former Royal Marine who led the Liberal Democrats and spearheaded a peace initiative in the former Yugoslavia.
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Blockbuster trade raises more questions about Dodgers' offseason odyssey 22.12.2018 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

In December of 2016, as Dodgers president of baseball operations Andrew Friedman doled out nearly $200 million in free-agent contracts, he crystallized the occasional need for baseball executives to eschew logic in the winter.

“If you’re always rational on every free agent,” he said, “you will...

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India's stature is growing in Chinese eyes 21.12.2018 Rediff: Top Stories (India)
'China's vulnerability on the global stage has given an opening to India to push for its own interests,' notes Harsh V Pant.
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US-China trade war: How India stands to GAIN! 8.11.2018 Rediff: Columns
China is on the lookout for investment pastures where its money is welcome, safe and earns a decent return. India also needs vast investment - about $1 trillion over the next 10-15 years - in infrastructure, green energy, transportation and heavy industry, says Ravi Bhoothalingam.
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Choppy waters for Greek shipping sector 8.11.2018 BBC: World
Greece’s key shipping industry – the biggest in the world – is going to be greatly affected by the US ban on Iranian oil exports.
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Female pilots: Which airline has the highest number? 7.11.2018 BBC: Business
Indian airlines have been stepping up their recruitment drive for female pilots.
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Iran sanctions: US vows 'relentless' pressure as sanctions resume 5.11.2018 BBC: World
The US Secretary of State says Iran must "act like a normal country, or... see its economy crumble".
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Iranian President Hassan Rouhani says Iran to sell oil, defy US sanctions: TV 5.11.2018 Raw Story

Iran will sell its oil and break sanctions reimposed by the United States on its vital energy and banking sectors, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Monday. “America wanted to cut to zero Iran’s oil sales … but we will continue to sell our oil … to break sanctions,” Rouhani told e...

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Iran sanctions: Rouhani defiant as US re-imposes measures 5.11.2018 BBC: Business
The US is re-imposing sanctions that were lifted as part of the 2015 nuclear agreement.
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US unleashes "toughest ever" sanctions on Iran 5.11.2018 BBC: Front Page
Iran sees widespread protests as the Trump administration targets banking, oil and shipping.
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