‘Pivot to Peace with China and the World’ says San Francisco labor

first_imgSan FranciscoThe following is based on a webinar presentation given on the July 18 Workers World Party webinar: “Why We Defend China.” It can be viewed on Facebook at veterans tend to have a deeper understanding of the human costs of war. So it was not surprising that Veterans for Peace, East Bay chapter 162, introduced a resolution, “Pivot to Peace with China and the World,” urging a de-escalation of international tensions that could lead to a major war. On July 13, the San Francisco Labor Council, concerned that leaders of both major political parties were back to beating the drums for war, adopted this resolution for use by labor unions: “Whereas, the San Francisco Labor Council, representing some 100,000 working people in labor unions, has many times advocated the resolution of international problems by peaceful means, and opposed attempts to draw the United States into war, and “Whereas, the so-called Pivot to Asia of 2011 was in fact a pivot toward war and confrontation that identified China as a competitor and adversary, carrying with it the threat of nuclear war, and“Whereas, this dangerous policy has created palpable feelings of fear, animosity and even hatred not only toward the People’s Republic of China but toward Chinese people in general and Chinese-American citizens and other Asian peoples in the United States, and“Whereas, humanity now faces multiple crises which threaten the well-being and very survival of our species, crises which demand the cooperation of the two largest and most powerful countries, China and the United States, “Therefore, be it resolved that the San Francisco Labor Council urges the government of the United States to reject escalation toward global conflict and instead pursue peace, non-intervention, and cooperation with China and the rest of the world.”FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more


Microplates and mantle plumes in Antarctica

first_imgThe main geological characteristics of five crustal blocks within West Antarctica are summarized in this review. At least some of these blocks existed as Mesozoic microplates and their original, palaeoposition within Gondwana is discussed, together with different break-up models. Links between microplates within the South Atlantic region and a mantle plume beneath southern Africa and Antarctica at the time of breakup (most likely the Bouvet plume) are uncertain, although the plume would appear to have at least controlled the position of breakup, and may even have played a more active role in formation of the microplates and their rotation. Similarily, a mantle plume beneath the Marie Byrd Land margin of West Antarctica may have controlled the position of breakup between New Zealand and Antarctica in Late Cretaceous times. There is much less certainty about the existence of this plume than the initial breakup plume.last_img read more


Ronald Koeman informs KNVB he wants to join Barcelona

first_img Read Also: UEFA appoint match referee for Lyon vs Bayern UCL semi-final Reports from Voetbal also say that Barcelona representatives are in the country to hold talks with the KNVB. Voetbal have added that former Hoffenheim boss Alfred Schreuder is to move to the Camp Nou as Koeman’s assistant. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Barcelona chiefs are reportedly holding talks with the Dutch Football Federation (KNVB) as they seek to appoint Ronald Koeman as their new head coach. Quique Setien was relieved of his duties on Monday evening after a meeting between Barcelona’s board of directors at the Camp Nou. Koeman is currently the coach of the Netherlands, but has previously revealed that there is a special clause in his contract that would allow him to take over at Barcelona. This clause was able to be activated after Euro 2020, but the postponement of that tournament and the uncertainty surrounding international football mean that he should be able to take over at the Camp Nou now. On Sunday, Koeman was spotted at Barcelona airport, where he was flying home to the Netherlands having already held talks with Barcelona. The former Blaugrana defender was presumably flying back to his home country to hold talks over his exit from the KNVB.Advertisement Loading… According the Dutch press, Koeman has told the KNVB that he wants to join Barcelona. Promoted Content9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A Tattoo7 Mind-Boggling Facts About Black HolesThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?Top 10 Most Romantic Nations In The WorldThese Hilariously Creative Shower Curtains Will Make Your DayCan Playing Too Many Video Games Hurt Your Body?7 Black Hole Facts That Will Change Your View Of The Universe20+ Albino Animals That Are Very Rare And UniqueWho’s The Best Car Manufacturer Of All Time?The Rarest And Most Valuable Card In The Whole WorldCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Waylast_img read more