After Cuba made a joint statement on behalf of the 53 countries at the 44th Session of the United Nations Human Rights on Tuesday, welcoming the adoption of the law on Safeguarding National Security in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) by China`s top legislature, representatives from other over 20 countries also expressed their support for the passage of the legislation during the session. Noting Hong Kong affairs are purely China`s internal affairs, Russian representative said Russia firmly supports China`s practice of "One Country, Two Systems" in the HKSAR.
10:05 [Middle East Eye]
Dania Thafer| Saudi Arabia is addicted to the rentier model until the oil runs out. The social contract of Saudi Arabia and other Arab Gulf states is a deep-rooted systemic structure that is linked to the institutional design of the economy, society and political environment. State-conferred financial benefits to Saudi nationals fluctuate depending on circumstances and they have yet to cross the threshold that would redefine the fundamentals of state-society relations. The question that still lingers is not if intrinsic aspects of the rentier social contract will change, but rather when?
11:09 [The Unz Review]
Homo homini lupus est, said Plautus. Our new masters beat the old Roman comic dramatist at his game by establishing Homo homini toxic est as the new norm. They have trained us to be afraid of each other, to wear masks, to keep social distance, or even better, to stay home. They prefer it this way, with us locked away, out of their way, ordering things by Internet and forfeiting our homes to digital debt collectors. A junkie would sooner part with his syringe than they would drop their lockdowns. For a while, we entertained the hope that they might end their morbid preoccupation with our health after a month or two. Now we know better.
11:26 [The Last American Vagabond]
An Israeli government contractor founded by a former Israeli spy has partnered with one U.S. state and is set to announce a series of new partnerships with other states and U.S. healthcare providers to monitor civilian health and use an IDF-designed AI system to profile Americans likely to contract coronavirus and to inform U.S. government lockdown policy.