UK Gov’t to make some “Covid Laws” permanent

Monday, 28 February 2022 — Off Guardian

Kit Knightly

Legislation aims to make “digital courtroom” a permanent fixture of UK justice.

Some of the UK’s “temporary” measures intended to help “deal with the pandemic” are going to be added to future legislation and made permament laws by the spring of this year.

Of course, the truth is that many of the “temporary” Covid measures were already permanent.

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Ukraine makes strange bedfellows

Monday, 28 February 2022 — Indian Punchline

Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett discussed Ukraine developments on phone with Russian President Vladimir Putin, February 27, 2022

The world community is aghast over the acute tensions between the United States and its NATO allies on one side and Russia on the other, which is poised critically on the brink of a military confrontation, the like of which the world didn’t see in the entire Cold War era.

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Ukraine News Links 27-28 February 2022

Monday, 28 February 2022 • 20:00 — The New Dark Age

There may be some duplication due to cross-posting and may be updated throughout the day, so please check back. If it gets updated, I usually insert the time on the line above. A lot of cross-posting usually indicates that the article is popular.

Bulgarian defense minister fired over Ukraine comments

Ukraine makes strange bedfellows

Politics of the Ukraine – Past and future possibilities

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Watch: Russian UN ambassador responds to US ‘war propaganda’ in interview w/Grayzone

Tuesday, 15 February 2022 — The Grayzone

Aaron Mate and Max Blumenthal speak with Deputy Permanent Representative of Russia to the UN Dmitri Polyanskiy on escalated tensions on the Russian-Ukraine border, US accusations of an imminent Russian invasion, and the context missing from a US media that refuses to interview Russian officials.

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Disarming Ukraine – Day 5 | Money War On Russia – Day 1

Monday, 28 February 2022 — Moon of Alabama

Historian Anne Morelli has summarized Arthur Ponsonby’s classic book Falsehood in War-Time as this:

  1. We do not want war.
  2. The opposite party alone is guilty of war.
  3. The enemy is inherently evil and resembles the devil.
  4. We defend a noble cause, not our own interests.
  5. The enemy commits atrocities on purpose; our mishaps are involuntary.
  6. The enemy uses forbidden weapons.
  7. We suffer small losses, those of the enemy are enormous.
  8. Recognized artists and intellectuals back our cause.
  9. Our cause is sacred.
  10. All who doubt our propaganda are traitors.

h/t Bernd Neuner

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Watch: Live at 10am EST Monday: Washington’s “rules based” disorder w/UN expert Alfred de Zayas

Sunday, 27 February 2022 — Youtube/Grayzone

Max Blumenthal speaks live with Alfred de Zayas, former United Nations Independent Expert on the Promotion of a Democratic and professor at Geneva University school of diplomacy. De Zayas addresses international law in the context of Russia’s recognition of Donetsk and Lugansk as independent republics, and its military incursion in Ukraine. He also offers his unvarnished views on NATO, the EU, and the role of the human rights industry in bolstering US power. De Zayas’ most recent book is Building a Just World Order.
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Russia: from sanctions to slump?

Monday, 28 February 2022 — Michael Roberts Blog

by michael roberts

The economic war between the US-led NATO group and Russia is hotting up alongside the real war in Ukraine itself.  In response to the invasion of Ukraine by Russia, the US and Europe have upped the ante in imposing economic sanctions. The first of these was the suspension of any dealings with several leading Russian banks, including the two largest, Sberbank and VTB.  However, it was significant that the sanctions excluded Gazprombank, the major Russian lender to energy export companies.  Clearly, the West does not want to disrupt oil and gas exports through sanctions, when Germany alone relies on 40% of its energy from Russian imports.

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The U.S. is preparing war with China and Russia at the same time

Monday, 28 February 2022 — MROnline

| Russian Tanks | MR Online

This was originally written for a Chinese audience and adapted and published in Guancha. —Eds.

Russian President Vladimir Putin’s recognition of the Donetsk and Luhansk People’s Republics on 21 February means that tensions in Eastern Ukraine are likely to continue to rise, which is exactly what U.S. foreign policy wants to promote. Three days ago, Foreign Policy published an article on its website titled “Washington Must Prepare for War with Both Russia and China.” According to the article:
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US Biolabs in Former Soviet States. Moscow Reacts

13 May 2021 — Global Research

By Andrew Korybko

Secretary of the Russian Security Council Nikolai Patrushev told Sputnik earlier this week that the US is secretly developing biological weapons in some of the biolabs that it funds all across the world, building upon previous accusations that he made in the past regarding the danger that such facilities in former Soviet states pose to his country and the rest of the world more broadly.

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U.S./NATO is in the Grip of a Daemonic Death-Wish and the Entire World is Threatened

Sunday, 27 February 2022 — Edward Curtin

Not wanting to sound hyperbolic, but I am starting to conclude that the nuclear madmen running the U.S./NATO New Cold War they started decades ago are itching to start a nuclear war with Russia.  Their hypocrisy and nihilistic thirst for death and destruction are so extreme that it boggles my mind.  They accuse Russia of starting a New Cold War when they did so decades ago and have been pushing the envelope ever since.  Now they act shocked that Russia, after many years of patience, has struck back in Ukraine.

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The Situation in the Ukraine: Predictions vs. Reality

Sunday, 27 February, 2022 — Vineyard of the Saker

By Dmitry Orlov and posted with the author’s permission. 

Last Thursday I reposted my “top ten signs that Russia has invaded the Ukraine” from 8 years ago when the Ukrainian regime change and civil war first started and the West continuously made claims that Russia had invaded. Well, last Thursday Russia did indeed invade.

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Ukraine News Links 26-27 February 2022

Sunday, 27 February 2022 • 20:00 — The New Dark Age

There may be some duplication due to cross-posting and may be updated throughout the day, so please check back. If it gets updated, I usually insert the time on the line above. A lot of cross-posting usually indicates that the article is popular.

Ecosocialists condemn invasion of Ukraine

Ukraine: Statement of the Belarusian Congress of Democratic Trade Unions

The US’s Aggressive Expansion of NATO Created This Horror; The US Can and Should End It

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India shouldn’t miss world war pointer

Sunday, 27 February 2022 — Indian Punchline

Prime Minister Narendra Modi (L) and Russian President Vladimir Putin had a phone conversation on February 17, 2022

The transition of India’s foreign-policy mindset during the post-cold war period from an international outlook to a national one, and then its colossal drop to a ‘mofussil’[1] thinking, is a tragic phenomenon. One outcome of it has been the tendency to reduce foreign policy to a single theme — India’s relations with the United States — which began after the Narasimha Rao government.

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‘Russian Propaganda’ Is The Latest Excuse To Expand Censorship

Sunday, 27 February 2022 — Caitlin Johnson

by Caitlin Johnstone

Listen to a reading of this article:

“I’m concerned about Russian disinformation spreading online, so today I wrote to the CEOs of major tech companies to ask them to restrict the spread of Russian propaganda,” US Senator Mark Warner tweeted on Friday.

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Vaccination – silencing doctors in the UK

Sunday, 27 February 2022 — Dr. Malcolm Kendrick

My last blog discussed the possibility that mRNA COVID19 vaccines significantly increase the risk of myocarditis. Following this, a fellow doctor reached out to tell me about what has happened to them. They too, had questioned some aspects of the safety and efficacy of the vaccines.

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Putin – The Real Story

Saturday, 26 February 2022 — Legalienate

The following excerpt is from a longer article – Fake News on Russia and Other Official Enemies – The New York Times, 1917-2017, concluding with an excellent review of U.S.-Edward S.Russian relations in the Putin era.

The Putin Era

by Edward S. Herman

The U.S. political establishment was shocked and delighted by the 1989–91 fall of the Soviet Union, and its members were similarly pleased with the policies of President Boris Yeltsin, a virtual U.S. client, under whose rule ordinary Russians suffered a calamitous fall in living standards, while a small set of oligarchs were able to loot the broken state. Yeltsin’s election victory in 1996, greatly assisted by U.S. consultants, advice, and money, was, for the editors of The Times, “A Victory for Russian Democracy.”12 They were not bothered by either the electoral corruption, the creation of a grand-larceny-based economic oligarchy, or, shortly thereafter, the new rules centralizing power in the office of president.13
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Russia Isn’t At War With Ukraine, It’s Fighting A US-Backed Fascist Puppet Regime

Saturday, 26 February 2022 — One World

Russia Isn’t At War With Ukraine, It’s Fighting A US-Backed Fascist Puppet Regime

Russia is implementing international law throughout the course of its ongoing special operation in Ukraine that the UNSC was unable to earlier do instead due to the US’ resistance and literal complicity in those exact same war crimes that its fascist proxies have hitherto been committing with impunity for nearly a decade already. This humanitarian and law enforcement operation is strictly limited to fighting America’s fascist puppets in Ukraine in order to bring them to justice and subsequently liberate the Ukrainian people who they took hostage.

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Disarming Ukraine – Day 3, 26 February 2022

Saturday, 26 February 2022 — Moon of Alabama

Yesterday the Russian military halted its advance to give time to the Ukrainian president Zelensky to agree to ceasefire talks. The U.S. however told him not to hold such talks and said he should leave Kiev. Up to this morning Russia had received no response to its ceasefire offer and resumed the attack. Zelensky decided to stay in Kiev.

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Ukraine News Links 25-26 February 2022

Saturday, 26 February 2022 • 18:30 — The New Dark Age

There may be some duplication due to cross-posting and may be updated throughout the day, so please check back. If it gets updated, I usually insert the time on the line above. A lot of cross-posting usually indicates that the article is popular.

Day 3 of the Russian operation in the Ukraine – OPEN THREAD

Debunking The Top Ten Infowar Narratives About Russia’s Special Operation In Ukraine

It Is Hot And Humid.

President Putin Didn’t Spark World War III, He Just Averted It!

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