Africa Speculates Joining Russia, China, India and EU in the “De-Dollarisation” of Oil Trades

The Most Revolutionary Act

By True Publica
>Global Research, June 04, 2018

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The Mises Institute asked the question last September: “What indications are there that the world is turning its back on the US dollar?” – It did, in fact, answer that question (below), but here are just some of the more recent moves that just six months ago would have seemed unlikely.

We reported on March 26 this year that China had finally launched a yuan-dominated oil futures contract after nearly a dozen false starts over a decade. With that approval, the “petroyuan” became real and China set out to challenge the “petrodollar” for dominance.

Russia was already transacting oil in rubles and been working up those trades since 2015 as a result of sanctions imposed by the West.

The EU has made arrangements recently to settle Iranian oil trades in euros as a direct result of Washington withdrawing from the Iran…

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Homelessness: Contrasting Japan and the US

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History of Pandemics: Malaria, tuberculosis, leprosy, influenza, smallpox, Cholera…

Excellent piece and as COVID-19 is global; knowledge is no load and the history of plagues is worth knowing about.

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History of Pandemics

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Note: It is urgent to compare two Infographics covering the entire world: comparing the Corona pandemic victims and the traffic accidents after the onset of the pandemics, including the handicapped traffic accidents. The drastic reduction in car driving have obviously reduced the high risks of traffic accidents, and I may conjecture the decrease in health risks from gasoline particulates.

Disease and illnesses have plagued humanity since the earliest days, our mortal flaw.

It was not until the marked shift to agrarian communities that the scale and spread of these diseases increased dramatically.

Widespread trade created new opportunities for human and animal interactions that sped up such epidemics. Malaria, tuberculosis, leprosy, influenza, smallpox, and others first appeared during these early years.

The more civilized humans became – with larger cities, more exotic trade routes, and increased contact with…

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Coronavirus May Mean Automation Is Coming Sooner Than We Thought

If you want to feel like there’s hope for humanity instead of feeling like we’re about to snowball into terribleness as a species, look at these examples.

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Cuban Drug Could Save Thousands of Lives in Coronavirus Pandemic

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Coronavirus Contraction: Only Cooperation Can Defeat The Impending Global Crisis – Analysis

Despite China’s success in containment, the novel coronavirus is exploding outside China, due to complacency and inadequate preparedness. The impending contraction will compound human risks and eco…

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Coronavirus In Iran: A Holocaust For Political Prisoners – OpEd

The coronavirus and its mismanagement by the Iranian regime are victimizing more and more people every day. According to reports posted by the Iranian opposition, more than 3,300 people have lost t…

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