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Vietnam, COVID-19 and Public Health

Stephanie Luce Portside
Vietnam has had only 141 cases of COVID-19 as of March 23, and so far, no deaths. Despite its proximity to China, and fewer resources than countries like Singapore, the country seems to have kept the virus under control.

India’s Government Is Going to War Against Its Own People

Vijay Prashad Independent Media Institute
Protests against the Citizenship Act are now ongoing in every part of India, with a cross-section of society outraged by the religious implications of this law. There are 200 million Muslim citizens of India — almost 15 percent of the population.

Tidbits - Oct. 17, 2019 - Reader Comments: Impeachment and Rule of Law; Sanders, Warren and Trolls; Biden corruption; Chicago Teachers Strike; Turkey, Kurds, Syria; "Glass Floor"; Housing; Stopping Workplace Sexual Harassment; Announcements

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Reader Comments: Impeachment and Rule of Law; Sanders, Warren and Trolls; Biden and corruption; Chicago Teachers Strike; Turkey, Kurds, Syria; "Glass Floor"; Housing; Puerto Rico; Resource: Stopping Workplace Sexual Harassment; Announcements (lots)

Weaponizing Water in South Asia: World Needs a Water Treaty

Conn Hallinan Foreign Policy in Focus
The world has enough water for 7 billion people, but not if countries waste, hoard, or weaponize it. Ongoing tensions over Kashmir have transformed water into a national security issue for both India and Pakistan.

China’s Belt and Road of Science

Emanuel Pastreich Foreign Policy in Focus
China’s ambitious infrastructure Belt and Road Initiative is about building knowledge and not just things. It has grown by leaps and bounds while America’s geopolitical vision has become increasingly isolationist, paranoid, and confrontational.

Global Left Midweek - May Day 2019

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Opposing rallies in Venezuela, May Day in Europe, unions send a message to Spanish Socialist Party, reports from all over.

Who Benefits from Trump’s Trade War?

Koichi Hamada Project Syndicate
A trade war with China poses a serious threat to the US itself, which is bound to suffer severe losses due to trade diversion; and broader damage, as tit-for-tat tariffs reduce overall exports, undermine total global trade, and world economic growth.

China’s Bigger Economic Threat

Walden Bello The Nation
Would the US be better off helping stabilize the Chinese economy, rather than gearing up for a trade war?
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