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Gilbert Doctorow: Putin's Big Economic Conference Is a Big Deal

MAY 31, 2018ARTICLES Putin's Big Economic Conference Is a Big Deal This YearRussian President Vladimir Putin at the 2018 St. Petersburg International Economic Forum. (Kremlin) This year’s 22nd edition of the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum was the largest ever, numbering 17,000 guests by the last tally. Among them were corporate CEOs and chairmen of the world’s largest companies, the top leaders of less famous multinational corporations, as well as of medium and small enterprises. They came within national business delegations from around the globe led by senior government officials. There were sector and national round tables at which they met with their Russian counterparts. There were grand signing ceremonies for some of the 500 contracts and agreements concluded at the Forum, which had a combined value of 2.365 trillion rubles, or about 30 billion euros.
But diverse as the activities of the Forum may have been, none of the Forum venues, none of the Forum participan…

Roseanne Barr talked trash

Roseanne Barr talked trash about Palestinians and Muslims for years, without regretsUS Politics on June 1, 201832 Comments Adjust Font Size Roseanne Barr's emoticons, by Katie Miranda.   Roseanne Barr lost her popular show on ABC two days ago after she tweeted a racist and Islamophobic comment about former Obama aide Valerie Jarrett. The network’s response was fairly instant, and Barr launched into apology mode. But as many have pointed out, Barr has a long history of hateful speech about Palestinians and Muslims, and of describing supporters of Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) aimed at Israel as Nazis. And she did not suffer career-wise for those comments. This comment from Barr, about putting Palestinians in ovens, is particularly repugnant.

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