Coronavirus shows we must change how we live or face self-destruction

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.

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The tug of war between the virus and fiscal stimuli

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.


CIA Covert Operations: The 1964 Overthrow of Cheddi Jagan in British Guiana

6 April 2020 — Origin: National Security Archive

Declassified Documents Explore Little-Known Political Coup in Latin America

Exhibits from the Digital National Security Archive

CIA Covert Operations: The 1964 Overthrow of Cheddi Jagan in British GuianaWashington, 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.

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