The Highest Attainable Standard of Health Is a Fundamental Right of Every Human Being: The First Newsletter (2022)

Thursday, 6 January 2022 — Tricontinental

Ryuki Yamamoto (Japan), Chaos – Spin, 2019.

Dear friends,

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

As we enter the new year almost two years after the World Health Organisation (WHO) declared a pandemic on 11 March 2020, the official death toll from COVID-19 sits just below 5.5 million people. WHO Director-General Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus says that there is a ‘tsunami of cases’ due to the new variants. The country with the highest death toll is the United States, where the official number of those who succumbed to the disease is now over 847,000; Brazil and India follow with nearly 620,000 and 482,000 deaths respectively. These three countries have been ravaged by the disease. The political leadership of each of these countries failed to take sufficient measures to break the chain of infection and instead offered anti-scientific advice to the public, who suffered from both a lack of clear information and relatively depleted health care systems.

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Steppe on Fire: Kazakhstan’s Color Revolution

Thursday, 6 January 2022 — The Saker

By Pepe Escobar posted with permission and cross-posted

Maidan in Almaty? Oh yeah. But it’s complicated.

So is that much fear and loathing all about gas? Not really.

Kazakhstan was rocked into chaos virtually overnight, in principle, because of the doubling of prices for liquefied gas, which reached the (Russian) equivalent of 20 rubles per liter (compare it to an average of 30 rubles in Russia itself).

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British Intelligence Intensifies its Struggle against Russia and China in Central Asia

Thursday, 6 January 2022 — NEO

RICH4521In a recent interview for the The Telegraph Damian Hinds, the British Minister of State for Security and Borders, named the most threatening states with which British politicians and secret service agents must contend. According to him, clear dangers are posed by Russia, China, and Iran.

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Kazakhstan News Links 5-6 January 2022

Thursday, 6 January 2022  — The New Dark Age

Pepe on Kazakhstan.

Steppe on Fire: Kazakhstan’s Color Revolution

CSTO sends peacekeepers to Kazakhastan

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The U.S. Directed Rebellion in Kazakhstan May Well Strengthen Russia

Thursday, 6 January 2022 — Moon of Alabama

In early 2019 the Pentagon financed think tank RAND published an extensive plan for soft attacks on Russia.

Extending Russia: Competing from Advantageous Ground.

The 350 pages long report recommended certain steps to be taken by the U.S. to contain Russia. As its summary says:
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BOMBSHELL: India’s Role in the US Proxy war on Myanmar (and on China)

Thursday, 6 January 2022 — New Atlas

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 The role of continuous warfare in the age of imperial decline

Wednesday, 5 January 2022 — See You in 2020

The decline of the U.S. empire began much earlier than when Washington’s downward trend in global influence became widely acknowledged. As far back as the middle of the twentieth century, the U.S.-led order that formed after the second world war began to come apart. In 1949, the empire lost China to communism, an event which would ultimately produce the current shift towards a new China-led multipolar order. The additional setbacks that imperialism had to undergo to reach this point began shortly after, with the Indochina wars that Washington would become embroiled in during the mid-twentieth century. Even as the empire garnered great victories during these decades, successfully carrying out numerous anti-communist coups which allowed for unprecedented exportations of capital to the peripheral countries, with each war there would appear more cracks in U.S. hegemony.

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