Daily Archives: December 21, 2022

Donald Trump’s Tax Returns: What They Show | WSJ

Wall Street Journal – Dec 21, 2022 #WSJ #Trump #TrumpTaxes

The former president hasn’t voluntarily released any tax returns. Six years of former President Donald Trump’s tax returns will be made public, capping a yearslong legal and political standoff, after the House Ways and Means Committee voted to release them. Here’s what their report revealed. Illustration: Adele Morgan

GLOBALink | China shows great leadership in global biodiversity protection: Mexican specialist

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Dec 21, 2022

China announced that it will facilitate the implementation of the UN biodiversity deal adopted at the just-concluded COP15 on Tuesday. A Mexican specialist on global affairs says China has shown great leadership in global biodiversity protection. #GLOBALink

Richard Wolff on Slavery, Unions, Education, and Debt

Chris Hedges Fan Club – Dec 21, 2022

Richard David Wolff (born April 1, 1942) is an American Marxian economist, known for his work on economic methodology and class analysis. He is Professor Emeritus of Economics at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, and currently a Visiting Professor in the Graduate Program in International Affairs of the New School in New York. Wolff has also taught economics at Yale University, City University of New York, University of Utah, University of Paris I (Sorbonne), and The Brecht Forum in New York City.

In 1988 Wolff co-founded the journal Rethinking Marxism. In 2010 he published Capitalism Hits the Fan: The Global Economic Meltdown and What to Do About It, also released on DVD. In 2012 he released three new books: Occupy the Economy: Challenging Capitalism, with David Barsamian (San Francisco: City Lights Books), Contending Economic Theories: Neoclassical, Keynesian, and Marxian, with Stephen Resnick (Cambridge, Massachusetts, and London: MIT University Press), and Democracy at Work (Chicago: Haymarket Books). In 2019 he released his book Understanding Marxism (Democracy at Work).

Wolff hosts the weekly 30-minute-long program Economic Update, which is produced by the non-profit Democracy at Work, which he co-founded. Economic Update is on YouTube, FreeSpeech TV, WBAI-FM in New York City (Pacifica Radio), CUNY TV (WNYE-DT3), and available as a podcast. Wolff is featured regularly in television, print, and internet media. The New York Times Magazine has named him “America’s most prominent Marxist economist”.[9] Wolff lives in Manhattan with his wife and frequent collaborator, Harriet Fraad, a practicing psychotherapist.

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Many countries see surge in respiratory disease – rising concerns over infants with RSV | DW N ews

DW News – Dec 21, 2022

In many countries in the northern hemisphere, hospitals are seeing a surge in patients with respiratory disease. Among them: Respiratory syncytial virus or RSV. It can pose a particular danger to newborns, because the inflammation and mucus it causes can block the tiny airways in their lungs. There is not vaccine against the RSV but it looks like that will soon change.

‘Apology not accepted’: Activists want concrete steps after Dutch apology for slavery | DW N ews

DW News – Dec 20, 2022

The role of the Netherlands in the slave trade may not have been as important as that of other countries, but its effects can still be felt today. Now, Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte has issued a formal apology. But activists demand concrete steps, not just an apology.

Netherlands apologizes for role in historic slave trade | DW News

DW News – Dec 19, 2022

Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte delivered a speech formally apologizing for his country’s historical role in slavery and its consequences into the present day.

“Today on behalf of the Dutch government, I apologize for the past actions of the Dutch state,” Rutte said in a speech.

US Jan. 6 committee recommends Donald Trump be criminally charged over Capitol riots | DW News

DW News – Dec 19, 2022

The congressional inquiry into last year’s riot at the United States Capitol voted to refer criminal charges against former President Donald Trump to the Justice Department. It is the first time in US history that Congress has recommended charges against a former president. The referral is mostly symbolic, as it is up to the Justice Department to decide whether to pursue charges.

Benin Bronzes: Germany returns looted artworks to Nigeria | DW News

DW News – Dec 20, 2022

German Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock is in Nigeria to talk about security and to personally return 20 of the famous cultural artefacts. Thousands of so-called Benin Bronzes were looted in colonial times and sold all over Europe.

Amid Rising Costs, Some US Farmers Turn to Environmentally Friendly ‘Carbon Farming’

Voice of America – Dec 21, 2022

As farmers in the US are coping with rising input costs, some are turning to methods to curb expenses and make money while sequestering a driver of climate change Originally published at – https://www.voanews.com/a/amid-rising…

Five Things We’ve Learned Through The Release Of Trump’s Tax Records

The Hill – Dec 21, 2022

The main tax committee in the House voted Tuesday night to release six years of tax returns belonging to former President Trump as part of an investigation into the presidential audit program at the IRS. The vote was 24-16 and fell along party lines, with Democrats voting in favor and Republicans voting against.

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