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    Privatising money threatens development

    Anis Chowdhury | Updated at 12:00am on July 19, 2019

    Facebook released on June 17 its white paper explaining a new global digital currency, Libra, which it plans to launch in the first half of 2020. Libra will be managed by a ‘not for profit’ Swiss-based Facebook-led consortium of ‘for...

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    A fearless, free press is essential

    George Ochenski | Updated at 12:00am on July 19, 2019

    MAKE no mistake about it, the individual sitting in the highest office of our nation is trying to destroy the foundational institution upon which our democracy was founded — a fearless and free press. And why...

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    The exploitation time bomb

    Jayati Ghosh | Updated at 12:00am on July 19, 2019

    Worsening economic inequality in recent years is largely the result of policy choices that reflect the political influence and lobbying power of the rich. There is now a self-reinforcing pattern of high profits, low investment, and rising inequality – posing a threat not...

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    How corporate media fuel a new Iran nuclear crisis

    Gareth Porter | Updated at 12:00am on July 19, 2019

    THE US news media’s coverage of the Iran nuclear issue has been woefully off-kilter for many years. Now, however, those same outlets are contributing to the serious crisis building between...

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    Govt must stop non-prescription antibiotic use in food animals

    | Updated at 12:00am on July 18, 2019

    THE High Court’s order of Tuesday for the government to ensure that no antibiotics are administered to cows without prescriptions written by veterinary surgeons is...

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    Road Transport Act should be soon implemented

    | Updated at 12:00am on July 18, 2019

    It is disappointing that the Road Transport Act 2018 is yet to be implemented even about 10 months after its passage in the wake of...

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    The world needs a water treaty

    Conn Hallinan | Updated at 12:00am on July 18, 2019

    DURING the face-off earlier this year between India and Pakistan over a terrorist attack that killed more than 40 Indian paramilitaries in Kashmir, New Delhi...

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    Corporate gangster

    Binoy Kampmark | Updated at 12:00am on July 18, 2019

    THE Adani conglomerate should be best described as a bloated gangster, promising the earth even as it mines it. Like other corporate thugs of such...