7 April 2020 — Moon of Alabama
7 April 2020 — GMWatch
Indigenous knowledge has a lot to teach us about global pandemics
EXCERPT: Indigenous societies… are based on worldviews where human needs are balanced with the needs of other life forms. This worldview inherently acknowledges the constraints of an ecosystem, the essence of sustainability. When the integrity of an ecosystem is guarded, the integrity and very existence of human communities are guarded as well. In a philosophical system that respects other life forms as relatives, an ethic of respect, responsibility and reciprocity automatically follows, mediated by reverence. This is the opposite of the vulgar, endless extraction of resources for short-term economic gain.
7 April 2020 — theplanningmotivedotcom
The markets have taken solace from the various fiscal, rather than monetary stimuli, recently introduced, including the $2.2 trillion package by the US Senate. CNBC has observed that: markets have moved sideways over the last 7 sessions. However, as the economic news becomes more disastrous it is likely that this temporary floor will not hold. Already governments, including in the US, are considering additional measures.
6 April 2020 — Origin: National Security Archive
Declassified Documents Explore Little-Known Political Coup in Latin America
Exhibits from the Digital National Security Archive
Washington, DC, April 6, 2020 – Cold War concerns about another Communist Cuba in Latin America drove President John F. Kennedy to approve a covert CIA political campaign to rig national elections in British Guiana, then a British colony but soon to be independent, according to declassified documents posted today by the National Security Archive.