Daily Archives: July 11, 2019

USA: Trump’s Version of the Iran Accord: Heads I Win, Tails You Lose

Trump’s Iran policy is more reminiscent of a coin flip than a political decision

  Prabir Purkayastha | Globetrotter

This article was produced in partnership by Newsclick and Globetrotter, a project of the Independent Media Institute.

Trump’s Iran policy is akin to that of a schoolyard bully. More worrying is the passivity of the rest of the world and the dangerous drift to another devastating war in the region.

The U.S., after walking out of the Iran accord, is now shouting foul as Iran has breached the 300 kg enriched-uranium stockpile limit of the accord. Does the U.S. expect Iran to be bound by the accord while it happily reneges on it? Or is its concept of international accords the playground bully’s version ……. of a coin toss, “Heads I Win, Tails You Lose”?      Continue reading

USA: Why Trump Caved to China and Huawei – By Vijay Prashad | Globetrotter

– By Vijay Prashad | Globetrotter

Everything about the trade war between the United States and China is bewildering. The world’s two largest economies entered a titanic struggle with harsh words and high tariffs, sending shudders through the global economy. Hundreds of billions of dollars worth of goods on either side stood before tariff walls that seemed unbreachable. Truces would come out of nowhere – as at the 2018 Group of Twenty summit in Buenos Aires – but then they would be set aside by US President Donald Trump in a stream of tweets at odd hours.

In May, Trump went after Huawei, one of the world’s largest technology firms. The attack this time was not on economic grounds. Trump accused Huawei of being an espionage arm of the Chinese government. Companies in the United States that supplied Huawei with software and chips would no longer be permitted to do so.            Continue reading

USA: You’ve heard about Brexit; now get ready for Blexit — By Mohamed Hamaludin

  — By Mohamed Hamaludin

When the British campaign to leave the European Union was launched, it was given a simple name, Brexit, short for British exit. Now an American media star has come up with a variant of that label, Blexit, short for Blacks leaving the Democratic Party. It was coined by Candace Owens, whom The Washington Post recently profiled as “the new face of black conservatism.”

Owens came up with the idea of Blexit after a meeting in February 2018 with Nigel Farage, a co-leader of the successful Brexit referendum, The Post reported. Owens had a message for Democrats: “Sixty years black people have been voting the same. What have we gotten back? That’s the plantation. We do the work, we make sure you get elected every four years. You get the power and we get absolutely nothing back.” She added, “This is the revolution and we are going to save America.”      Continue reading

Cricket and Baseball: Real or deception? – Is the ball “Juiced”?

  Editorial – 10 July 2019

ICC World Cup

CRICKET: T20 Format      Continue reading

Ramjattan, top cop tightlipped on possible Roger Khan probe

11 July 2019

Minister of Public Security Khemraj Ramjattan and Commissioner of Police Leslie James both yesterday declined to say whether any investigation regarding crimes committed on local soil by  recently released Guyanese drug kingpin Roger Khan has started or if there are plans to do so in the near future.

The 47-year-old Khan is currently in the custody of the US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) awaiting deportation to Guyana. He recently completed serving ten years of a 15-year sentence for drug trafficking.                Continue reading

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