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DON’T LET BRAZIL KILL THE AMAZON!

Brazil is selling huge chunks of protected Amazon parkland to corrupt businessmen for mining, logging and farming. But we can stop it together — if we help create an international scandal that builds on the government’s confidence crisis at home. 900,000 Brazilians have already signed on — let’s make this the largest campaign in history to save the Amazon. Sign on and share widely!
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Dear friends,
Red Alert! Brazil is trying to sell huge chunks of protected Amazon forest to corrupt businessmen for mining, logging and farming — the last was half the size of Germany!

But there’s a way we can stop them. 
The government is already in crisis, suffering from unbelievably low approval ratings and under constant fire in the media, including for the corrupt Amazon sell-off.
This week, Brazil’s President is heading to the UN General Assembly to try and drum up a positive round of global press to quiet the criticism back home. Let’s ruin his plans by showing up in NYC with a million signatures and a headline-grabbing stunt, and send him home with only one option to save his political career: stop killing the Amazon.
Don’t let Brazil kill the Amazon!
The Amazon is a living miracle. It’s home to one in ten of the species on Earth, produces more than 20% of our oxygen, and we can’t stop climate change without it.
But right now this essential ecosystem and the indigenous people who call it home are paying the price for a dirty political game. President Temer is selling off pieces of the forest to gain political favour from powerful businesspeople and members of Congress. He needs their protection because he’s historically unpopular, and under investigation for corruption himself!
Scientists say moves like this could tip the whole Amazon into catastrophic crisis — warning the whole forest ecosystem could collapse!
Brazil will be in the spotlight as they open a UN leaders meeting in days, and we’ll pull out all the stops in New York to put Amazon protection at the top of the agenda every time Temer shows his face. Over 900,000 Brazilians have already signed on — let’s back their massive campaign. Sign now: 
Brazilian Avaazers have a history of making miracles — we helped passed the country’s first sweeping anti-corruption reform, and we helped bring down one of the most “untouchable” politicians who tried to shield himself from public accountability. Now they’ve built one of the biggest national campaigns we’ve ever seen — so let’s take it global and save the Amazon!
With hope and determination,
Diego, Laura, Flora, Nana, and Carol, with the rest of the Avaaz team
More information:
Brazilian court blocks abolition of vast Amazon reserve (The Guardian)
https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/aug/30/brazilian-court-blocks-abolition-of-vast-amazon-reserve
Brazil abolishes huge Amazon reserve in ‘biggest attack’ in 50 years (The Guardian)
https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/aug/24/brazil-abolishes-huge-amazon-reserve-in-biggest-attack-in-50-years
Temer pushes Amazon deforestation bill in Brazil (Financial Times)
https://www.ft.com/content/1435c6ae-6b6a-11e7-bfeb-33fe0c5b7eaa
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UNCTAD’S TRADE AND DEVELOPMENT 2017 RELEASED IN NEW DELHI


  • Geneva, Switzerland, (14 September 2017)
    Unregulated finance remains at the heart of today’s hyperglobalized world, and the failure to tame it and
    address the deep-seated inequalities it has generated threatens efforts to build inclusive economies, a United
    Nations report says.
    The UNCTAD Trade and DevelopmenRepor2017: Beyond Austerity – Towards GlobalNew Deal
    underlines that, despite all the talk of the urgency of reform at the time of the financial crisis, and recent
    claims that the financial system is safer, simpler and fairer, regulatory actions have so far done little more
    than clip the wings of high-flying finance, with lending now somewhat backed by capital and a bit less
    trading in the shadows.
    “The public purse was used generously to prevent the financial sector going under in 2007/08, but the root
    causes of financial instability have not been addressed by national Governments or on a global scale,” said
    UNCTAD Secretary-General Mukhisa Kituyi.
    Looking back over the past decades, the grip of finance over entire economies has intensified, as shown by
    multiple indicators. Total banking sector assets since the 1990s have more than doubled in most countries,
    with peaks at over 300 per cent of gross domestic product (GDP) in some Organization for Economic
    Cooperation and Development (OECD) economies (figure 1). The Trade and Development Report 2017
    estimates that banking in developed countries is a $100 trillion sector, which now exceeds global income.
    Similarly, trends for developing and transition economies are showing peaks above 200 per cent of GDP in
    some cases.
    A shaky global financial system
    The degree of bank concentration remains alarmingly high, a theme highlighted across this year’s report. In
    many countries, the globally consolidated balance sheets of the top five banks are greater than national
    income. For many economies, the external asset and liability positions of their domestic sectors are also
    greater than their GDP. “This is a shaky state for the global financial system,” Dr. Kituyi said.
    Financialization has been accompanied by the rise of indebtedness across the non-financial sector, increasing
    to 188 per cent of global GDP prior to the crisis. Despite the debt-driven growth model ending disastrously
    in 2008, this trend reached a record 230 per cent of GDP in 2016. With household debt rising and the wage
    share moving in the opposite direction (figure 2), the links between indebtedness and insecurity are
    increasingly difficult to ignore.
    Income inequality widens still further
    The report discusses how these trends are closely related, with inequality worsening. It shows that the
  • income gap between the top 10 per cent and the bottom 40 per cent has widened in the run up to four out of
    five financial crises across the world since the late 1970s. And in their aftermath, inequality continued to rise
    in two thirds of the cases. The mechanisms are complex and vary from country to country, but put succinctly,
    the story is: the “great escape” of top incomes breeds underconsumption, private debt and speculative
    investment in a context of enhanced capture of regulatory agendas, making the financial system more
    vulnerable, hence the crises. And in the recovery process, the poor bear the consequences of adjustment as
    they lose income and employment amid austerity policies.
    Figure 1: Financialization: Total banking assets
    (Percentage of GDP)
    Source: UNCTAD secretariat.
    Note: Selected OECD economies include France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the Republic of Korea, Spain, the
    United Kingdom and the United States of America. Selected developing and transition economies include
    Brazil, Chile, China, India, Mexico, the Russian Federation, South Africa, Thailand and Turkey.
    Figure 2: Non-financial sector debt versus labour income share
    (Percentage of GDP)
  • Source: UNCTAD secretariat.
    Note: See figure 1 for list of selected economies.
    For more informaon, please contact:
    UNCTAD Communicaons and Informaon Unit
    T: +41 22 917 5828
    T: +41 79 502 43 11
    E: unctadpress@unctad.org
    Web: unctad.org/press
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JAPAN DM: N.KOREA’S MISSILE FLEW 3.7K KILOMETERS

Defense Ministry says a ballistic missile fired from North Korea landed in the Pacific Ocean about 2,200 kilometers east of Hokkaido, northern Japan, on Friday morning.
Ministry officials said the missile was fired at around 6:57 AM Japan time from Sunan on North Korea’s west coast.
It flew over Hokkaido and landed in the Pacific Ocean outside Japan’s exclusive economic zone about 20 minutes later.
The officials estimated that the missile flew about 3,700 kilometers and reached an altitude of about 800 kilometers. They said no debris fell on Japanese territory, and that no ships or aircraft were hit.
The officials said the missile was likely a Hwasong-12 intermediate-range ballistic type. The North launched a similar type last month.
They said the two missiles were launched in similar directions, but that the latest one traveled about 1,000 kilometers farther and climbed about 250 kilometers higher.
Friday’s missile traveled 300 kilometers farther than the distance between North Korea and the US territory of Guam. Last month, North Korea said it is considering plans to fire missiles at areas near the Pacific island.
The Defense Ministry officials said North Korea is steadily improving the capability and reliability of its missile technology.NHK
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FRACTURED INDIAN INDUSTRY, ECONOMY & FAMILY, BOGUS PATENTS

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September15, 2017 (C) Ravinder Singh progressindia2015@gmail.com

When I asked CBDT Executive ‘Are You Collecting Some Money or Simply Creating PANIC Everyday Announcing Review of Business, Property Deals, IT Returns Going Back Six Years or More?’ he was confused for some time and relieved of the difficulty by stating that this is outside the scope of the seminar.

Indian Industry, Economy and Family were always fragmented. No or Few BOGUS Patents are granted that are meant to ‘Ensure Unified Sustained Effort by Industry in Developing & Marketing the Innovative Product on Global Scale, was already Missing’.

India Auto Industry is Integrated mainly owned by Foreign Multinationals, but almost every other Industry is Fragmented – i.e. power sector is totally fragmented. Trained & Worked Power Station in 1975 and responsible for Procurement – had seen from Nut & Bolts to Switchgear, Motors, Tools, Paints, Wires, Cables, Lamps, Chemicals, Gases, Bearings, Electrodes, Instruments, Boiler Parts – thousands of items were procured.

Power sector itself is divided – Thermal Power, Hydro Power, Wind Power, Solar Power & Energy Efficiency – Generation, Transmission & Distribution – MISS NATIONAL VISION. India has installed 4,00,000 MW Capacity for 1,00,000 MW Requirement, Storage Hydro Power, Rooftop Solar, Farm Solar, LEDs, DC Fans, Motors are Present Energy Priorities.

EXIM Bank Supported GoI Soft Credit Lines

GoI offered $15b Soft Credit to Developing Countries – but Indian Industry could engage only $1.5b or 10% in 3 years that too for mainly Equipment Supply – almost nothing BOO projects or Manufacturing Units. SIMPLY BECAUSE INDUSTRY DOESN’T HAVE –

a. Experience & Skills and Reputation,
b. Brand and c. Patented or Unique Technology. 

A Country funding $5b Hydro Project will also getTransmission & Distribution business.
I have been promoting ‘Multi-Purpose Hydro’ since 1980 when Lunatic Garland Canal Project was under GoI Consideration. This alone is $500b Opportunity in Himalayas alone, over $5Trillion World-wideNo Indian company is ‘Committed to Hydro Power’.

ü It is not Power Industry but all Industries i.e.Manufacturing, Mining, Oil & Gas suffer,
ü Bogus Guru on Road ‘Jaggi Vasudev’ NGOs Not Industries Guides India on technologies.  

Fragmented to Fractured Industry, Economy & Family.

RAID Culture Practiced by the Present Government HadEXPOSED CRACKS – CREATED FRACTURES andCooperation between Industry, Economy & Family has diminished.

Every TRANSACTION has to be reported is Western Idea, Family Members Supporting Owners of a Business or Industry are Paid and treated as Independent Workers. A housewife in Western World not paid, Compensated indirectly – has 50% Share in Wealth of her Husband and Every Citizen is Supported to Own A House or Business.

A person is Identified by a Number and Date of Birth in Western World which India is trying to follow through PAN & ADHAAR but retains Fathers Name & Surname– but India is not following Western Practices – A woman divorcing in India doesn’t get 50% share in Husbands wealth – though she Can Implicate Every Member of IN-LAWS Family inCriminal Dowry Case but get Maintenance Through Years of Litigation.

An Indian gets no Bank Support – Requires Experience & Mortgage Fixed assets. 95% businesses depend on Moneylenders – Moneylending is not Legalized.
Ravinder Singh, Inventor & Consultant, INNOVATIVE TECHNOLOGIES AND PROJECTS
Y-77, Hauz Khas, ND -110016, India. Ph: 091- 9871056471, 9718280435, 9650421857
Ravinder Singh* is a WIPO awarded inventor specializing in Power, Transportation,
Smart Cities, Water, Energy Saving, Agriculture, Manufacturing, Technologies and Projects
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