Day: January 26, 2020


Hong Kong protest against quarantine facilities turns violent

(Bloomberg) — A protest against a Hong Kong government plan to use a new and unoccupied public housing estate as a possible coronavirus quarantine facility turned violent as demonstrators set fires and destroyed some property. A group of masked protesters initially barricaded a road in the Fanling district to object to a proposal to use […]

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Definitely don’t masturbate with a banana peel

Not for masturbation purposes (Picture: Getty/ We apologise in advance if this ruins your weekend plans, but it’s important advice: please don’t put your penis in a banana skin for sexual gratification or for any other reason. Why must we tell you this? Are people really masturbating with banana peels? Apparently so, yes. So while […]

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Inequality, Stagnation and Instability ‒ the New Normal for Finance Capitalism — Global Issues

Inequality out in the open. Credit: A.D. McKenzie/IPS by Yilmaz Akyuz (geneva) Friday, January 24, 2020 Inter Press Service Yilmaz Akyüz is former Director, UNCTAD, and former Chief Economist, South Centre, Geneva GENEVA, Jan 24 (IPS) – The failure of large-scale bailout operations, historically low interest rates and rapid injection of liquidity to bring about […]

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