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EXPLOITATIVE TRADE RULES: THE WORLD TRADE ORGANISATION
BY: ROD DRIVER ... The World Trade Organisation (WTO) makes the rules that govern global trade. Its stated purpose is “expanding…trade in goods and services.” Its guiding principle is that governments should not have laws that ‘distort’ trade … continue reading



WHAT’S ACTUALLY GOING ON IN CUBA?
BY: HELEN YAFFE ... Don't believe everything you read on social media. On Sunday 11 July, dozens of anti-government protests, apparently coordinated via social media, took place simultaneously throughout Cuba. In several places, including in San Antonio on the outskirts of Havana and in Matanzas, where Covid-19 cases have been surging … continue reading



CHINA IS MANIPULATING AMERICAN BUSINESSES TO SERVE BEIJING’S INTERESTS, HOUSE GOP INVESTIGATION FINDS
BY: FRANK FANG ... The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) is manipulating American companies to help it achieve its aims of shaping public opinion, influencing government decisions, and acquiring U.S. technology, Republican lawmakers warned on June 27 … continue reading



CAN A FIRST-EVER FOOD SYSTEMS SUMMIT HELP REDUCE RISING HUNGER?
BY: THIN LEI WIN ... ROME--- 'The global community needs to get serious about taking a different approach.' With at least 34 million people said to be one step away from famine, and hundreds of aid organisations warning this week that “these people are not starving, they are being starved” … continue reading



REPUBLICANS ARE TOO SUBSERVIENT TO CORPORTATE AMERICA TO WAGE WAR ON 'WOKE CAPITALISM'
BY: TIMOTHY NOAH ... The phenomenon of a Republican Party leader threatening corporate America never seemed that noteworthy when President Donald Trump did it, because Trump, after all, exhaled narcissistic bluster in every direction. But when an ice-cold Machiavellian like Mitch McConnell does it, that’s a signal for the rest … continue reading



WHAT WOULD HAPPEN IF WE ACTUALLY TAXED THE RICH?
BY: ROBERT REICH ... A consumer sociologist explains the bizarre and puzzling ... Income and wealth are now more concentrated at the top than at any time over the last 80 years, and our unjust tax system is a big reason why … continue reading



Justice Thomas Blasts Supreme Court For Dismissing Election Fraud Lawsuit In Scathing Dissent
BY: AMIE WHITE ... By doing nothing, we invite further confusion and erosion of voter confidence. Our fellow citizens deserve better and expect more of us," he writes. The Supreme Court on Monday declined to hear a dispute over whether absentee ballots received up to three days after Election Day in Pennsylvania was constitutional … continue reading



What Does One Job Posting Tell Us About San Francisco? Maybe Nothing. Maybe Everything!
BY: JOE ESKENAZI ... In the wake of corruption and arrests and turbulence, a power struggle ensues. The vacant “Deputy Director III” position for the Department of Building Inspection pays up to $205,000 a year. The recipient of this job is required to hold a high school diploma or GED — but, under the “educational substitution” provision … continue reading



9 Ways that SOCIALISM Will Morally Bankrupt America
BY: THE HERITAGE FOUNDATION ... 1. Socialism is being marketed to young people as kind, selfless, and community-focused, 2. Many people are unaware of Socialism’s dismal record, and 3. Young people are not being taught America’s founding principles, so they are unprepared to combat the narratives they hear in their schools and colleges … continue reading



US Army is Developing Self-Healing & Shape-Shifting Material
BY: STACY LIBERATORE ... US Army is developing self-healing and shape-shifting material that could lead to 'Terminator-style' drones which morph to adapt to new threats. The US Army is pulling inspiration from the popular film 'Terminator 2' in designing material capable of shape-shifting and autonomously healing. Made of polymer … continue reading



The ABCs of Trade: If It Can’t Be Made in America, It Should Be Made Anywhere But China<
BY: ZACH MOTTL ... Tariffs are depriving Beijing of money it needs to expand brutal regime. The annual 2019 trade figures for the United States came out last week, heralding some encouraging news. America’s enormous international trade deficit actually declined slightly from 2018. This was the first decrease in six years … continue reading



More Than 8-in-10 Americans Call Mass Migration a ‘Threat’ to U.S.
BY: JOHN BINDER ... More than eight-in-ten American adults call mass migration at least a “threat” to the United States, a survey finds. The latest Pew Research Center survey reveals that the overwhelming majority of Americans see the mass migration of people from one country to another as a threat in the midst … continue reading



92% Of Americans Feel Their Freedom Is Threatened
BY: TYLER DURDEN ... Americans are most afraid their First Amendment rights could be taken away, according to a new poll by Harris Poll/Purple Project, which surveyed 2,002 people nationwide from November 18-20, 2019. Overal, Maria Vultaggio notes … continue reading



New Orleans Has Declared a State of Emergency After a Cyberattack
BY: DAN ROBITZSKI ... The city told its employees to shut down their computers as a precaution this weekend after an attempted cyberattack on Friday. The news: New Orleans spotted suspicious activity in its networks at around 5 a.m. on Friday, with a spike … continue reading



Sin Taxes & Other Orwellian Methods of Compliance That Feed the Government’s Greed
BY: JOHN W. WHITEHEAD ... “Of all tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victim may be the most oppressive. It may be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron’s cruelty may sometimes sleep … continue reading



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