Guardian ‘accidentally’ suggests Covid-like shutdowns every 2 years to meet Paris climate goals

Lockdowns or the planet gets it? © web.archive.org / The Guardian By Helen Buyniski | RT | March 4, 2021

The Guardian accidentally confirmed the suspicions of a whole lot of conspiracy theorists with an article suggesting a “global lockdown every two years” was needed to meet Paris climate goals. The title was quickly changed.

Guardian ‘accidentally’ suggests Covid-like shutdowns every 2 years to meet Paris climate goals

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Chris Hedges, Abby Martin and Mike Prysner: The Heroic Aspect Of The Palestinian People Who Just Keep Resisting

Dandelion Salad Originally published Dec. 7, 2019

Chris Hedges talks to journalist Abby Martin and producer Mike Prysner about their new film. ‘Gaza Fights for Freedom‘ focuses on the Palestinian Great March of Return protests, during which nearly 200 people were killed and 10,000 men, women and children were wounded.

Chris Hedges, Abby Martin and Mike Prysner: The Heroic Aspect Of The Palestinian People Who Just Keep Resisting

Humanitarian Imperialism

Humanitarian Imperialism

The point of the language of humanitarian intervention is to try to manufacture consent for regime change, war or sanctions on foreign countries among progressive audiences who would normally be skeptical of such practices. This is done through selective outrage, naked deception and the use of a new language of humanitarian intervention, pulling on the heartstrings of readers to get them to support fundamentally illiberal actions. Once it is no longer politically expedient, interest in the rights of others is dropped and the press turns its attention to the next story, leaving the survivors to pick up the pieces of their lives.

Ecuador’s exporters caught between US and China after debt deal

Ecuador’s exporters caught between US and China after debt deal

The agreement, signed by the US International Development Finance Corporation (DFC) and the Ecuadorean government just days before Donald Trump left office in January, envisages the US buying oil and infrastructure assets in Ecuador on the understanding Quito uses the proceeds to pay off its debt to China.

Adam Boehler, the recently departed chief executive of DFC, has described the deal as a “novel model” to eject China from the Latin American nation.

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US development bank strikes deal to help Ecuador pay China loans

IMF agrees to lend Ecuador $6.5bn

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