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Coronavirus Has Killed Neoliberalism. Even Trump Knows That

29/3/20 | 0 | 0 | 112 εμφανίσεις Shlomo Avineri  Steven Mnuchin, U.S. Treasury secretary, views an uncut sheet of $1 dollar notes.Andrew Harrer / Bloomberg It’s obvious that at this point there is no way of assessing the implications of the coronavirus on politics, the economy and society, not globally or domestically. But we can already draw some conclusions while the…

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Turkey and Russia: Not Friends After All

28/3/20 | 0 | 0 | 191 εμφανίσεις

By Burak BekdilMarch 26, 2020  Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Vladimir Putin, image via Office of the President of Russia BESA Center Perspectives Paper No. 1,505, March 26, 2020 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: After a three-and-a-half-year marriage of convenience, Turkey and Russia have come to realize that they are fighting on opposite sides of two proxy wars: one in…

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J’ai la rage

27/3/20 | 0 | 0 | 124 εμφανίσεις

Par Claude Baniam (pseudonyme), psychologue à l’hôpital de Mulhouse Un psychologue de l’hôpital de Mulhouse crie sa révolte contre ceux qui ont détruit le système de santé au nom des restrictions budgétaires. Une fois la pandémie passée, ceux-là mêmes rendront des comptes.  J’ai la rage Tribune. Je suis en colère et j’ai la rage, quand ils défilent…

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‘The Worst Type Of Leader To Have In A Crisis’

27/3/20 | 0 | 0 | 116 εμφανίσεις Historian Ruth Ben-Ghiat has an urgent message during the coronavirus crisis: Authoritarians like Trump don’t care about human life. They care about power. By Christopher Mathias Far-right leaders across the globe are responding to the historic coronavirus pandemic with an alarming mix of lies, incompetence, racism and corruption. Among them is U.S. President Donald…

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Thomas Piketty: Confronting Our Long History of Massive Inequality

27/3/20 | 0 | 0 | 141 εμφανίσεις

We talked to the French economist about hithenation.coms new book Capital and Ideology, his thoughts on COVID-19, and more. By Daniel Steinmetz-Jenkins YESTERDAY 5:59 AM French economist Thomas Piketty poses during a photo session in Paris on September 10, 2019. (Photo by Joel Saget / AFP / via Getty Images / Courtesy of Harvard University Press) EDITOR’S NOTE: The…

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Is $2 Trillion Too Little, Too Late?

27/3/20 | 0 | 0 | 109 εμφανίσεις BY MICHAEL HIRSH Despite market rebound, economists say only a major suspension of mortgage and debt contracts and reimbursement of pay may stave off a coronavirus depression.    | MARCH 24, 2020, 5:10 PM Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell returns to his office as negotiations continue on a $2 trillion economic stimulus in response to the…

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The Economic Wallop of COVID-19: Q&A with RAND Experts

26/3/20 | 0 | 0 | 156 εμφανίσεις Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (left) and Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (right) meet with Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin about coronavirus economic aid legislation, Washington, D.C., March 20, 2020 Photo by Mary F. Calvert/Reuters March 26, 2020 The speed with which large swaths of the U.S. economy have shut down this month—which some economists have…

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Coronavirus, God, and Science

26/3/20 | 0 | 0 | 136 εμφανίσεις

By Maj. Gen. (res.) Gershon HacohenMarch 25, 2020 SARS-CoV-2 (round blue objects) on surface of cultured cells (AKA 2019-nCoV, the virus that causes COVID-19). Image via NIAID-RML NIH Image Gallery Flickr CC BESA Center Perspectives Paper No. 1,504, March 25, 2020 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: When PM Benjamin Netanyahu said, in a March 21 TV interview, that “with…

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10 things Greece does better than anywhere else

26/3/20 | 0 | 0 | 365 εμφανίσεις

John Malathronas, CNN • Updated 25th March 2020 FacebookTwitterEmail 1/36 Pidima Tis Grias: Greece is full of must-visit spots. This spectacular beach is located on Andros, a luscious island near Athens. According to legend, Pidima Tis Grias is named for an old woman who betrayed a nearby town to Saracen pirates, jumped off a cliff to her death…

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Bill Gates Calls For National Tracking System For Coronavirus During Reddit AMA

26/3/20 | 0 | 0 | 188 εμφανίσεις Matt PerezForbes Staff Innovation I write about video games and esports. Bill Gates delivers a speech at the fundraising day at the Sixth World Fund Conference in Lyon, … [+] NURPHOTO VIA GETTY IMAGES Topline: A week after stepping down from the boards of Microsoft and Berkshire Hathaway, Bill Gates, cofounder of Microsoft and the second-richest person in…

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I’m An ER Doctor In NYC. Trump’s Coronavirus Plan Isn’t Just Dangerous, It’s Deadly.

26/3/20 | 0 | 0 | 536 εμφανίσεις “President Trump, I beg you to take this pandemic more seriously and I am begging you to do it now.”  Rachel Sobolev Dear Mr. President, I am an emergency medicine resident physician in one of the biggest hospital systems in New York City, the epicenter of the COVID-19 pandemic in the United States. In…

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North Macedonia, Albania get green light for EU membership talks

25/3/20 | 0 | 0 | 111 εμφανίσεις

            #   By JACOPO BARIGAZZI  Ministers hail move as sign bloc can still take big decisions during coronavirus crisis EU foreign ministers gave the go-ahead on Tuesday for North Macedonia and Albania to begin talks to join the bloc, overcoming years of tension between member countries over the issue. The…

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Turkey Uses Hagia Sophia as Mosque for Islamic Prayer Again

25/3/20 | 0 | 0 | 105 εμφανίσεις

MAR 24, 2020 2:00 PM BY UZAY BULUT  As much of the world is struggling against the coronavirus pandemic, the Islamists in Turkey appear to hold on to their everlasting agenda: Forced Islamization and violation of non-Muslims. Adhan (Islamic call to prayer) and the Koranic verses  Surat Al-Fath and Surat An Nasr were recited by two “imams” of the Hagia Sophia Church/museum, the pro-government…

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A Greater Depression?

24/3/20 | 0 | 0 | 152 εμφανίσεις

Mar 24, 2020 NOURIEL ROUBINI With the COVID-19 pandemic still spiraling out of control, the best economic outcome that anyone can hope for is a recession deeper than that following the 2008 financial crisis. But given the flailing policy response so far, the chances of a far worse outcome are increasing by the day. NEW YORK…

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Synchrotrons on the coronavirus frontline

24/3/20 | 0 | 0 | 136 εμφανίσεις 24 March 2020 Tessa Charles describes the impressive progress being made by synchrotron X-ray facilities to solve the structure of SARS-CoV-2 — a first step towards the development of drugs and vaccines. Representation of the 3D structure of the main SARS-CoV-2 protease, obtained using Diamond Light Source. The coils represent “alpha” helices and the…

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The Greek Genocide in American Naval War Diaries

24/3/20 | 0 | 0 | 158 εμφανίσεις

Naval Commanders Report and Protest Death Marches and Massacres in Turkey’s Pontus Region, 1921-1922 Edited by Savvas “Sam” Koktzoglou and Robert Shenk Foreword by James Starvridis University of New Orleans Press This book is a gripping collection of American naval war diaries recently found in the National Archives about what was happening on the northern coast of Turkey in…

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