In a talk for the Schiller Institute US-Senator Richard Black explains, why he thinks Ukraine lost the war and what ought to happen next. In addition, he gives his assessment of anti-Russian sanctions and other measures and their (lack of) effect. Source: Schiller Institute Bookmark
From 2010-2019, an average of 13 million guns were sold legally in the U.S. each year. In 2020 and 2021, annual gun sales sharply increased to 20 million.
An investigation of official statistics has found that the number of athletes who have died since the beginning of 2021 has risen exponentially compared to the yearly number of deaths of athletes officially recorded between 1966 and 2004. So much so that the monthly average number of deaths between January 2021 and April 2022 is 1,700% higher than the monthly average between 1966 and 2004, and the current trend for 2022 so far shows this could increase to 4,120% if the increased number of deaths continues, with the number of deaths in March 2022 alone 3 times higher than the previous annual average.
The first point that needs to be made in addressing the colossal $40 billion Ukraine arms aid package passed by Congress and rushed by plane to Asia for President Joe Biden’s signature is that it’s not all for weapons.
As the cost of essential goods rises faster than it has in decades, billionaires in the food and energy sectors are increasing their fortunes by $1 billion every two days.
For every new billionaire created during the pandemic — one every 30 hours — nearly a million people could be pushed into extreme poverty in 2022 at nearly the same rate, reveals a new Oxfam brief today.
According to International Grains Council data last month:
“Total (2022-23) global grain production at 2.251 billion metric tons (is estimated to be) the second largest on record.”
The World Economic Forum’s (WEF) The Great Reset includes a plan to transform the global food and agricultural industries and the human diet. The architects of the plan claim it will reduce food scarcity, hunger and disease, and even mitigate climate change.
The world’s largest gold mines in terms of production. At a glance.
The Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung revealed that the Federal Office for Information Security (BSI) – which oversees the internet data of both Germany’s foreign intelligence agency (Federal Office for Information Security, or BND) and its domestic services (Bundesverfassungsschutz, aka BfV) – introduced 17,000 rewrites on Wikipedia.
Time and time again demonstrations against COVID-mandates were met with police violence. The aggressive, not rarely brutal, handling of the events was a common theme.
This issue gained wider attention when in the course of a demonstration on August 1, 2021 in Berlin, a great number of incidences of police brutality were documented and reported.
The police had been explicitly instructed to proceed against protesters with a “low intervention threshold”.