RCEP: India seeks checks on 50% Chinese imports

India’s insistence on providing a safety valve to cover at least 50% of Chinese imports under Regional Comprehensive Partnership (RCEP) has held up conclusion of talks for the mega trade agreement. At the heart of the friction is the govt’s concern over a possible surge in Chinese imports once the deal is signed as India … Read moreRCEP: India seeks checks on 50% Chinese imports

Mexico halts caravan of 2,000 migrants bound for US; critics call roundup a ‘human hunt’

published 2019-10-13 19:40:09 by Bradford Betz A caravan of roughly 2,000 migrants bound for the United States early Saturday was halted by Mexican authorities only a few hours into their journey, according to officials. The caravan, which consisted of migrants from Africa, the Caribbean, and Central America, left before dawn from Tapachula, a town in … Read moreMexico halts caravan of 2,000 migrants bound for US; critics call roundup a ‘human hunt’

ACCC Tasked (Again) To Look At Mortgage Pricing

Yet another inquiry has been announced into mortgage pricing as the ACCC is tasked to examine the banks failure to pass on in full official interest rate cuts engineered by the central bank. The ACCC’s preliminary report is due by 30 March next year, six months before the final report. Beyond the crocodile tears, there … Read moreACCC Tasked (Again) To Look At Mortgage Pricing

Should We Compete with China? Can We?, by Godfree Roberts

In 2003 I published a book charting America’s decline in thirty-six social and economic indicators. I mailed copies to the Administration, Congress and department heads and received one reply, from the Director General of the Central Intelligence Agency, saying that the Agency had been providing almost identical information to the government for decades. Since then…

A New Kiosk Will Help Uber Passengers Without Smartphones Order Rides

Don’t have a smartphone to order an Uber? For some passengers in Toronto, this might not be a problem – just order at a kiosk! Senior RSG contributor Paula Gibbins covers a new type of rideshare-ordering kiosk Uber is testing out in the Toronto airport and how it could affect drivers in the future. Uber … Read moreA New Kiosk Will Help Uber Passengers Without Smartphones Order Rides

Giant Animatronic Donald Trump As Warhammer 40K God Emperor

This was a float at an Italian festival in February: For those unfamiliar with the Warhammer 40,000 universe, here President Trump is kitted out as the immortal God-Emperor of all mankind. On the float, Trump resembles the Emperor in His fighting prime, not the deathless lich that sits at the center of His life-sustaining Golden … Read moreGiant Animatronic Donald Trump As Warhammer 40K God Emperor

Why Chicago Charter Teachers Like Me Are Ready to Strike

Charter schools are used to undercut public school teachers’ wages. Case in point: teachers at Passages Charter School in Chicago make 25 percent less than their public counterparts. A Passages teacher explains why he is willing to strike to change that. Unionized charter school teachers rally outside on March 9, 2017 in Chicago, Illinois. (Scott … Read moreWhy Chicago Charter Teachers Like Me Are Ready to Strike

Emory doctor Nieraj Jain, associates link popular bladder pill to retinal damage

San Francisco, Oct 13 (IANS) A team of Indian-origin doctors, including Dr Nieraj Jain of Emory Eye Center in Atlanta, has found that a drug widely prescribed for a bladder condition for decades globally, now appears to be toxic to the retina. After an initial report last year that Elmiron (pentosan polysulfate sodium) may be associated … Read moreEmory doctor Nieraj Jain, associates link popular bladder pill to retinal damage

The Border System Is Criminal

On October 1, the New York Times reported on some of Donald Trump’s visions for the United States-Mexico border, including “a water-filled trench, stocked with snakes or alligators” and a wall with “spikes on top that could pierce human flesh”: After publicly suggesting that soldiers shoot migrants if they threw rocks, the president backed off … Read moreThe Border System Is Criminal

Indians: We are “indentured servants” for US corporations

It’s often been said in our movement that the outsourcing of US IT jobs here in America is just as bad for the Indians as it is for the Americans. Sure, Americans lose their livelihoods, which often results in bankruptcy, divorce and the destruction of families. And we’ve spent a fair amount of time covering … Read moreIndians: We are “indentured servants” for US corporations

Polish Liberals Embraced Austerity — and the Nationalist Right Is Benefiting

Poland’s right-wing Law and Justice Party is promising a “Polish version of the welfare state.” Liberals are promising more austerity. Guess who’s going to win today’s general election. Jarosław Kaczyński, leader of the right-wing Law and Justice (PiS) Party, speaks at a PiS election rally on the last day of campaigning on October 11, 2019 … Read morePolish Liberals Embraced Austerity — and the Nationalist Right Is Benefiting

Ravi Shankar Prasad withdraws statement on Indian economy

After Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad faced flak for his comment that the country’s economy is sound, the BJP leader on Sunday withdrew his remark. Dismissing concerns about an economic slowdown, Prasad had cited the earnings of the three movies on October 2, saying they collectively earned Rs 120 crore in a day and hence … Read moreRavi Shankar Prasad withdraws statement on Indian economy

Love Remain, Hate Jeremy Corbyn

Britain’s liberal establishment have long damned Jeremy Corbyn for failing to fight hard enough against Brexit. Their hatred for the Labour leader knows no bounds — and they’ll block him becoming prime minister even if it makes Britain crashing out of Europe inevitable. Jo Swinson, leader of the Liberal Democrats, attends a media conference outside … Read moreLove Remain, Hate Jeremy Corbyn

Offers at peak, will go down post October: Maruti

Consumer offers on cars during the festive season have reached a peak and it will go down going forward as keeping discounts at such high levels is unsustainable, a senior Maruti Suzuki India (MSI) official has said. The company also expects current month to be better in terms of sales as compared with the same … Read moreOffers at peak, will go down post October: Maruti

PM Modi to skip oil CEO meet over scheduling issues

The meets, held under the aegis of Niti Aayog, have been a sounding board for the govt to reorient policies to attract the illusive investment in finding new oil and gas reserves and bringing them to production so as to cut India’s oil import dependence. The 4th annual meeting was scheduled for Monday afternoon but … Read morePM Modi to skip oil CEO meet over scheduling issues

Fukushima Badly Hit By Typhoon Hagibis; TEPCO Reported “Irregular Readings” At Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station

Typhoon Hagibis storm track in relation to Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station; recent earthquake is the red star to the right. Fukushima Daiichi appears to have gotten the worst side of the storm (right hand side). See: https://www.aoml.noaa.gov/hrd/tcfaq/D6.html The Japan Times reported regarding Typhoon Hagibis that “As of early Sunday morning, the typhoon was traveling … Read moreFukushima Badly Hit By Typhoon Hagibis; TEPCO Reported “Irregular Readings” At Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station

Secretary General of the Future Syria Party, Hevrin Khalaf, Taken From Her Car and Executed by Turkish Backed Mercenaries

Trump murdered this lady in cold blood, as sure as if he had pulled the trigger, and Pelosi supporting his arm, while he did it, for failing to impeach promptly. The blood of Hevrin Khalaf, and of other Syrians, is on the hands of Trump, Erdogan, and all Trump-Erdogan supporters and enablers, both within Congress … Read moreSecretary General of the Future Syria Party, Hevrin Khalaf, Taken From Her Car and Executed by Turkish Backed Mercenaries

Cautious Optimism on Turks and Kurds, by Israel Shamir

Amid the usual hysterics of ‘impending genocide’ and ‘brutal betrayal’, the long-expected Turkish operation in northeast Syria is rolling, and Turkish troops accompanied by their Syrian rebel allies quickly advance into the former US occupation zone east of the Euphrates River, pushing the Kurdish nationalist militias away from the border. The American soldiers withdrew from…

Why I Stand By the 70 Years Old, Communist China, by Andre Vltchek

Happy Birthday, People’s Republic of China! Heartfelt Happy Birthday! Happy Birthday, and thank you for being here, for standing, for not bending down and never surrendering. The capitalist world is in decay. The West is rotting. Anger and nihilism are pouring from the imperialist empire whose citizens are frustrated; not at peace with themselves. Imperialist…