Israel Slapped ‘Terrorist’ Label On Palestinian Human Rights Groups After They Uncovered Pegasus Spyware

8 November 2021 — The Dissenter


US Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Israeli Defense Minister Benny Gantz (Photo: US Embassy Jerusalem and in the public domain)

After the Israeli government designated six Palestinian human rights organizations as “terrorist” organizations, Jonathan Kuttab, the co-founder of Al Haq, one of the targeted organizations, suggested this showed Israel “realizes it has lost the public relations-war.”

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Russo-Uzbek ties a factor of regional stability

23 November 2021 — Indian Punchline

Uzbekistan President Shavkat Mirziyoyev (L) met Russian President Vladimir Putin (R), Moscow, November 19, 2021

The visit of Uzbekistan President Shavkat Mirziyoyev to Moscow on November 19 at the invitation of President Vladimir Putin resulted in a joint statement on information technology and a slew of documents on trade and economic cooperation but its strategic significance cannot be lost on the regional capitals.

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Books: A chicken can’t lay a duck egg

23 November, 2021 — Origin: Climate & Capitalism

Capital vs Climate

… and that’s why the market can’t solve the climate crisis

Bernice Maxton-Lee is co-author, with Graeme Maxton, of Resetting Our Future: A Chicken Can’t Lay a Duck Egg (John Hunt Publishing, October 2021)

by Bernice Maxton-Lee

How often are we told that the market must be part of the solution to the climate crisis? The efficiency, the focus, the discipline embedded in the pursuit of profit, the refinement of responding to consumer demands, each of us maximizing our individual utility, those are the values that will get us all pulling in the same, sustainable direction.

We’re told the collaboration of business and society will be win-win: companies will make loads of money; we, the people, will get a planet to live on. Mark Carney, the former governor of the Bank of England, said “there will be great fortunes made” when businesses start doing “what society wants”.

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