Defend Democracy Press (Delphi Initiative)

2020 May 28 - 6:15am
Haftar supporters on wrong side, says Turkish spox Turkey’s support to Libyan government against Haftar balances conflict, says Ibrahim Kalin May 26, 2020 Countries like France that are supporting self-styled general Khalifa Haftar in Libya are at the wrong side of history, Turkey’s presidential spokesman said Monday. In a live interview with France 24 channel, Ibrahim Kalin said: “We believe that anyone who is still supporting Haftar is...
Tags: Middle East, Eastern Mediterranean S400, Libya, Russian-Turkish relations, turkey, US-Turkish relations
2020 May 28 - 6:09am
26 May, 2020 Reports of repainted Russian fighter jets being sent to bomb Libya have nothing to do with reality, Moscow said in response to the latest sensational claims by US Africa Command about alleged Russian involvement in the region. The accusation that Russia sent combat aircraft to Libya “does not correspond to reality,” Andrey Krasov, first deputy chairman of the State Duma Defense Committee, told Interfax on Tuesday. “Russia’s...
Tags: Middle East, Ukraine / East - West, Africa, AFRICOM, Eastern Mediterranean, Libya
2020 May 26 - 6:42pm
By Elif İlhamoğlu May 25, 2020 The 73rd World Health Assembly has come to end, with 140 countries deciding to act and cooperate together moving forward. International institutions and world leaders, especially EU leaders, have reacted to Donald Trump’s threats, and united under the World Health Organization. The United States, which would not have been able to accept the results of the declaration, was kept out of the process. Authorities...
Tags: Europe, junktag (ignore), Saloni_Home, China, EU, France
2020 May 26 - 6:34pm
It is no coincidence that countries with mission-driven governments have fared better in the COVID-19 crisis than have countries beholden to the cult of efficiency. Effective governance, it turns out, cannot be conjured up at will, because it requires investment in state capacity. By Mariana Mazzucato , Giulio Quaggiotto May 19, 2020 LONDON – Decades of privatization, outsourcing, and budget cuts in the name of “efficiency” have significantly...
Tags: democracy, economy, Saloni_Home, Britain, coronavirus, New Zeland
2020 May 26 - 11:43am
April 26, 2020 In early 2014 taxi drivers in Barcelona rebelled against the unbridled growth of Uber, the online ride service. In six years they have turned that fight into a general offensive against “platform capitalism” in the EU. Alberto Alvarez explains the vehemence. Alberto ‘Tito’ Álvarez is a taxi activist in Barcelona Puede leer este artículo en español aquí In April of 2014 Uber landed in Barcelona and the indignation of licensed taxi...
Tags: economy, Europe, Saloni_Home, cooperatives, Digital Economy, Platform Capitalism
2020 May 26 - 11:34am
The Keynes Crisis, The Minsky Crisis and the Means Crisis By Nathan Tankus May 21, 2020 In case you missed it (it seemed to miss most people’s mailbox), I wrote up a round-up of the Second Month Anniversary of this Newsletter Yesterday. If you are impressed by seeing the interviews, prominent citations and praise my writing has gotten, please consider supporting that writing by taking a paid subscription here. In the first month of this...
Tags: economy, Coronavirus Depression, depression, economic crisis, Imperialism, Keynes Maynard
2020 May 26 - 11:26am
May 23, 2019 It’s been more than two weeks since my breaking article on Russia-Turkey-Syria and the contentious S-400 deal. I still consider the article breaking. In fact, I have left it as my pinned thread on Twitter. Some of you may wonder how a news article can be considered breaking after 17 days. Well, it can. If the events and developments giving credence to it keep unfolding since its publication, and if no other media outlets dare...
Tags: Middle East, Assad, Idlib, Iran, israel, Palestine
2020 May 26 - 11:23am
April 3, 2020 Alfred de Zayas a été secrétaire du Comité des Droits de l’Homme de l’ONU, directeur du bureau des requêtes au Haut Commissariat des Droits de l’Homme de l’ONU, et expert indépendant auprès des Nations Unis pour la promotion d’un ordre international démocratique et équitable. C’est un avocat et professeur universitaire reconnu pour la rigueur de son travail. Dans cette interview exclusive, Mr...
Tags: economy, junktag (ignore), Bolton James, Intl Law, Latin America, neocons
2020 May 26 - 11:17am
The corona crisis has also brought to the forefront the crisis in Brazil’s healthcare system. The Sistema Único de Saúde – SUS -, Brazil’s publicly funded health system has been facing dire budget cuts over the past several years while the private system has been steadily growing. May 22, 2020 Brazil is one of the countries worst affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. The disease has also accentuated the political and economic crisis in the country...
Tags: junktag (ignore), Bolsonaro, Brazil, coronavirus, Far Right, Latin America
2020 May 26 - 11:14am
By Gary Joad 22 May 2020 Even as American deaths from COVID-19 exceed 90,000 and frontline health care workers are needed more than ever, hospitals and other medical facilities, guided by market forces, are closing or laying off large sections of their workforces. The US Commerce Department reported at the end of April that health care spending by consumers had dropped by 18 percent during the first quarter of 2020. This is the largest drop...
Tags: economy, junktag (ignore), Health workers
2020 May 26 - 11:10am
By Nebojsa Malic 18 May, 2020 Amid growing pressure to end the coronavirus lockdowns, British authorities are being advised by foreign policy ‘experts’ to brace for Chinese hegemony or a Russian invasion, with the only cure being more American Empire. That is the crux of an article that appeared in The Atlantic on Monday, worrying about the “geopolitical second wave,” as it dubs the political fallout of the pandemic. Among the biggest fears of...
Tags: Europe, junktag (ignore), Ukraine / East - West, atlantic, Balkans, Britain
2020 May 26 - 11:03am
Ex-German Finance Minister Confirms Support for EU Economic Recovery Plan to Tackle COVID-19 Crisis by Oleg Burunov May 25, 2020 Last week, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Emmanuel Macron proposed that a hefty recovery fund should be set up to shore up EU economies struggling with the impact of the coronavirus pandemic. Former German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble has confirmed his support for a Franco-German economic...
Tags: Debate on EU, economy, Europe, coronavirus, Germany

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