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offsite link China in Action ? Carbon Neutral by 2050 Fri Sep 24, 2021 11:13 | amarynth
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offsite link A Letter to the Taliban Thu Sep 23, 2021 22:41 | amarynth
Dr. Ejaz Akram, with Pepe Escobar – posted with permission and widely cross posted.    What happened in Afghanistan was not a mere change of government. A puppet state responsible

offsite link Translation of Ramzan Kadyrov?s reaction to Biden?s UNGA lecturing ?? Thu Sep 23, 2021 17:26 | amarynth
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offsite link CELAC, the Community of Latin American and the Caribbean States Thu Sep 23, 2021 11:15 | amarynth
By Chris Faure for the Saker Blog CELAC is an older bloc that has been dormant for a number of years as this community one way or the other was

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Lockdown Skeptics

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offsite link News Round-Up Fri Sep 24, 2021 00:18 | Michael Curzon
A summary of all the most interesting stories that have appeared about politicians? efforts to control the virus ? and other acts of hubris and folly ? not just in Britain, but around the world.
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offsite link The Government?s Gamesmanship and Outright Cheating on Covid and Vaccines Diminishes Us All Thu Sep 23, 2021 21:55 | Will Jones
When it comes to providing the public with full, clear, honest information about Covid and the vaccines, the Government has been caught repeatedly putting spin and narrative ahead of transparency and truth.
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Michael Curzon is giving up his day job on the Daily Sceptic, having been poached by a national newspaper. He'll continue to contribute, but we'll need to replace him. Click on the link for more info.
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offsite link Covid Unlikely to Mutate into a Deadly Variant, Says Lead Scientist Behind AstraZeneca Vaccine Thu Sep 23, 2021 17:39 | Michael Curzon
Covid is unlikely to mutate into a much deadlier variant because there "aren?t many places for the virus to go", says the lead scientist behind the AstraZeneca Covid vaccine.
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offsite link Record Numbers of Children Seeking Access to Mental Health Services Thu Sep 23, 2021 14:56 | Michael Curzon
Record numbers of children and young people are seeking access to mental health services, according to analysis by the Royal College of Psychiatrists, and an "unprecedented" number of children are waiting for care.
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Jubilee USA Statement on IMF and World Bank Meetings and Development Committee Communiqué

category international | economics and finance | press release author Friday April 09, 2021 17:49author by Zachary Conti - Jubilee USA Report this post to the editors

The Development Committee, a ministerial-level consensus building and policymaking body for the World Bank and the IMF, met as part of the Spring IMF and World Bank Meetings.

The Development Committee, a ministerial-level consensus building and policymaking body for the World Bank and the IMF, met as part of the Spring IMF and World Bank Meetings.

Eric LeCompte the Executive Director of the religious development organization Jubilee USA, a UN expert who monitors IMF and World Bank meetings, releases the following statement on the meetings and World Bank Development Committee Communiqué:

"While we've made some significant progress in combating the coronavirus crisis, this week's meetings lacked ambition and should be defined as a lost opportunity.

"IMF and World Bank analysis shows that developing countries face deeper challenges because of the pandemic and yet, the institutions seem to be taking the crisis less seriously.

"High debts and rising deficits limit the ability of developing countries to mount an effective pandemic response. The current IMF and World Bank measures are insufficient.

“Access to vaccines, aid and debt are all connected. The World Bank found that only 2% of vaccines have reached poor countries.

“World Bank analysis unveiled this week shows that the number of poor countries in debt crises or with high debts continues to grow.

“The importance of private creditors in debt relief is a theme throughout the Spring meetings, but not a single solution to promote their involvement has been raised this week.

“All countries that defaulted last year were middle-income countries. This group of countries faces incredible challenges and are not included in current relief and aid initiatives.

"Moving forward more IDA funding to support poor countries is a very positive step.

"This week, the IMF and World Bank are taking strong steps to link addressing climate change as a part of pandemic response."

Read the World Bank Development Committee Communiqué here:https://www.worldbank.org/en/news/press-release/2021/04/09/world-bank-imf-spring-meetings-2021-development-committee-communique

Read Jubilee USA's statement on the IMFC communiqué here: https://www.jubileeusa.org/ps_imfc_spring_2021

Read Jubilee USA's release on 260 faith, labor, human rights, and other groups pressing the IMF, G20 and White House on a COVID response here: https://www.jubileeusa.org/pr_covid_jubilee_wh_imf_g20_letter_april_2021

Read Jubilee USA's statement on the G20 Finance Ministers Meeting here: https://www.jubileeusa.org/ps_g20_communique_covid

Read Jubilee USA's release on the IMF's Global Financial Stability report here: https://www.jubileeusa.org/pr_imf_gfsr_apr_2021

Read Jubilee USA's release on the IMF's World Economic Outlook report here: https://www.jubileeusa.org/pr_imf_weo_spring_2021

Read about the IMF extending a process to cancel debt payments for the world's 28 poorest countries here: https://www.jubileeusa.org/pr_imf_ccrt_fall_2021

Related Link: https://www.jubileeusa.org/ps_imf_wb_dev_com_spring_2021
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