By Mary Robinson* We are in a period of greatly avoidable loss, and it is in our hands to stop it. The coronavirus pandemic is far from over. In the wake of the discovery of the Omicron variant and the risk it represents, the World Trade Organization’s (WTO) deadlock over a TRIPS...
By Thalif Deen*  UNITED NATIONS, Dec 2 2021 (IPS) – The widespread 21-month-old lockdown, triggered by the corona virus pandemic, had a destructive impact on the global economy, claimed over 5.2 million lives, destabilized governments and radically changed lifestyles worldwide. But the pandemic has also undermined the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development...
By Alexander Baunov –  The Moscow Times (*) The West finds itself facing the uncomfortable dilemma of whether to boost Russia’s status or to refuse to give Moscow the promises it desires, thus conserving the conflict in its heated state. Once again, the world is discussing the possibility of Russia...
Posted by Yves Smith*  –  Naked Capitalism Not only have our soi-disant leaders apparently not learned anything since the start of Covid, they are acting as if the disease will bend to their wishful thinking and commercial/political needs. As we’ll explain below, the Anglosphere press and quite a few public...