Biden avoids diplomacy with Russia

8 July 2021 — Indian Punchline


The guided-missile destroyer USS Ross enters the Black Sea to participate in Sea Breeze 2021 exercises, June 26, 2021

The Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov exhorted today in an extraordinary statement that the state authorities and the society at large must mobilise their resources amid the West’s pressure. Addressing an audience in Vladivostok, Lavrov said,

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BID’s response to the Nationality and Borders Bill

7 July 2021 — BID (Bail for Immigration Detainees)

We raise the alarm about areas of the bill that pose a particular threat to our clients

As our team digest the Nationality and Borders Bill and its dire implications for human rights we join many others in expressing our extreme dismay at the proposition of such a cruel and unworkable immigration bill.

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Haiti News Links 7-8 July 2021

8 July 2021 • 18:15 — The New Dark Age

The Assassination of President Jovenel Moise: The U.N. “Peace-Keeping” Mission Has Failed to Implant Political Stability and Security in Haiti

What’s Behind The Assassination Of Haitian President Moïses?

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How Israel’s Hasbara Went Belly-up in the Face of Global Protest

8 July 2021 — SP – The Bullet

For 11 days in May of this year, the world watched in horror as Israel’s missile onslaught on the civilians of Gaza went into full swing. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), this latest barrage on the strip resulted in the killing of 278, including 66 children, 39 women, and 17 elderly people, and the wounding 9,000. Nearly 17,000 residential and commercial units were smashed, displacing over 90,000 people.

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Women Everywhere in the World Are Squeezed into a Tight Corner: The Twenty-Seventh Newsletter (2021)

8 July 2021 — Tricontinental

Sandra Eleta Panama La servidumbre 1978 79 1Sandra Eleta (Panama), La servidumbre, 1978-79.

Dear friends,

Greetings from the desk of the Tricontinental: Institute for Social Research.

Between 30 June and 2 July 2021, the United Nations and other multilateral organisations held the Generation Equality Forum in Paris (France). The forum was held to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action set out at the Fourth World Conference on Women (1995). Re-reading the Beijing Platform shows that rather than advance the cause of justice and equality, many countries have slipped backwards. Critical areas of concern to be addressed included the following:
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A Saigon moment in the Hindu Kush

7 July 2021 — Asia Times

The US is on the verge of its own second Vietnam repeated as farce in a haphazard retreat from Afghanistan

By Pepe Escobar

And it’s all over
For the unknown soldier
It’s all over
For the unknown soldier

The Doors, – ‘The Unknown Soldier’

Let’s start with some stunning facts on the Afghan ground.

The Taliban are on a roll. Earlier this week their PR arm was claiming they hold 218 Afghan districts out of 421 – capturing new ones every day. Tens of districts are contested. Entire Afghan provinces are basically lost to the government in Kabul, which has been de facto reduced to administer a few scattered cities under siege.

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6 July 2021 — Global Justice in the 21st Century

by Richard Falk

[PREFATORY NOTE: The Declaration on Apartheid below is an initiative initiated by the wellknown Tunisian mathematician, Ahmed Abbes, and endorsed by scholars and artists worldwide. If impressed please distribute widely as there is a campaign underway to reach 1,000 signatures.]
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