Archive for February 28th, 2021

28/02/2021

New ‘Red Alert’ Scientific Report: Countries Must Redouble Efforts, Submit Stronger Action Plans in 2021, ‘A Make or Break Year’ to Confront the Global Climate Emergency

Bonn/ New York (UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)* UN Climate Change on 26 February 2021 published the Initial NDC Synthesis Report, showing nations must redouble efforts and submit stronger, more ambitious national climate action plans in 2021 if they’re to achieve the Paris Agreement goal of limiting global temperature rise by 2°C—ideally 1.5°C—by the end of the century.

“2021 is a make or break year to confront the global climate emergency. The science is clear, to limit global temperature rise to 1.5C, we must cut global emissions by 45% by 2030 from 2010 levels,” said UN Secretary-General António Guterres.

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28/02/2021

Money Laundering: the Darker Side of the World’s Offshore Financial System

Human Wrongs Watch

UNITED NATIONS, Feb 26 2021 (IPS)* – A sign outside a laundry in New York city had a frivolously flippant slogan: “We launder dirty clothes, not dirty money.”

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Credit: UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC)

And a 2019 movie titled “Laundromat,” based on a book ‘Secrecy World’ by Pulitzer Prize winning author Jake Bernstein, exposed the byzantine world of money laundering.

That’s the insidiously darker side of the world’s financial system – with millions of dollars in ill-gotten gains finding safety in offshore banks– a crime perpetrated on a global scale, says a High-Level Panel on International Financial Accountability, Transparency and Integrity for Achieving the 2030 Agenda (FACTI).

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28/02/2021

Opening the CIA’s Can of Worms

Human Wrongs Watch

By Edward Curtin | Behind the Curtain – TRANSCEND Media Service*

“The CIA and the media are part of the same criminal conspiracy,” wrote Douglas Valentine in his important book, The CIA As Organized Crime

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Edward Curtin

This is true.  The corporate mainstream media are stenographers for the national security state’s ongoing psychological operations aimed at the American people, just as they have done the same for an international audience.

We have long been subjected to this “information warfare,” whose purpose is to win the hearts and minds of the American people and pacify them into victims of their own complicity, just as it was practiced long ago by the CIA in Vietnam and by The New York Times, CBS, etc. on the American people then and over the years as the American warfare state waged endless wars, coups, false flag operations, and assassinations at home and abroad.

Another way of putting this is to say for all practical purposes when it comes to matters that bear on important foreign and domestic matters, the CIA and the corporate mainstream media cannot be distinguished.

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