Current TV previously & previously
, the media company founded by Al Gore after the 2000 election, has picked up the kinds of in depth long form journalism being rapidly dropped by major networks, but has been tantalizingly unavailable for those without cable; until now. They have been putting their Vanguard episodes up on their website and on YouTube. [more inside]
Multi - polarity in Eurasia.
Pepe Escobar on Iran, China and the New Silk Road 1
Iran and China just signed a $3 bn. deal for China to help develop Iran's refinery capacity in Abadan and the Gulf. ( previous
prepares to buy up foreign oil and gas companies with its huge currency reserves.
Is Xinjiang Province The Islamic Jihad Battlefront in China?
China detains 82 'terrorists'
targeting Olympics and police have shot Uighurs dead
. Meanwhile people from the Uighur minority call on the international community
to boycott the Beijing Olympic games
. What side of the Jihad
is China on? Previously there was The Al Qaeda - China Tie
. The oil
and petrochemical sector account for 60% of Xinjiang's
The Tata Nano (pic)
is a car that costs less new than the amount I've spent on gas during single car trips, recently announced to the auto market in India. The Chery QQ ^
, widely exported
, and recognized as the Hostage Taker's Vehicle of Choice
by China Car Times, is the runner-up for the world's cheapest car but is still approximately twice as expensive.
Yes indeed, the price of gas is not
going to come back down. So much for my coast-to-coast road trips. [more inside]
China's African oil safari
turns bloody again
. "Before dawn this morning At 0430 AM local time
, the 'Dufaan' commando unit of the Ogaden National Liberation Front
) conducted a military operation in the vicinity of Obala, 30km North-West of Degah-Bur in in Northern Ogaden." Sixty-five Ethiopians
and nine Chinese
were killed in an attack of an unprecedented scale
. Another seven Chinese workers are being held by the ONLF. (BBCFocusAfrica interviews ONLF spokesman (.ram streaming audio)