Joint Statement of the Russian Federation and the People’s Republic of China on the International Relations Entering a New Era and the Global Sustainable Development

Friday, 4 February, 2022 — The Kremlin

[For one interpretation, see: Unpacking the Russian-Chinese joint statement]

At the invitation of President of the People’s Republic of China Xi Jinping, President of the Russian Federation Vladimir V. Putin visited China on 4 February 2022. The Heads of State held talks in Beijing and took part in the opening ceremony of the XXIV Olympic Winter Games.

The Russian Federation and the People’s Republic of China, hereinafter referred to as the sides, state as follows.

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Ukraine News Links 5-6 February 2022

Sunday, 6 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.

Military Situation In Eastern Ukraine On February 6, 2022 (Map Update)

There are No Neo-Nazis in Ukraine. The US and Canada do not Support Fascism

Whose Swastikas? Justin Trudeau Supports Neo-Nazis in Ukraine

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China’s support is a game changer for Russia

Sunday, 6 February 2022 — Indian Punchline

Chinese President Xi Jinping (right) held talks with visiting Russian President Vladimir Putin at the Diaoyutai State Guesthouse, Beijing, Feb. 4, 2022.

During the visit by President Vladimir Putin to Beijing on Friday, the world attention was focused on how far China would go in support of Russia in the latter’s standoff with the US and NATO. From the joint statement issued after the visit, China has given fulsome support to Russia, endorsing Moscow’s demand for security guarantee and its opposition to NATO expansion, the two core issues.

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Uneven Earth’s January 2022 Readings

Saturday, 5 February 2022 — Uneven Earth

January readings

On animal rights, green gaslighting, and climate reparations

Once a month, we put together a list of stories we’ve been reading: news you might’ve missed or crucial conversations going on around the web. We focus on environmental justice, radical municipalism, new politics, political theory, and resources for action and education.

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US plays QUAD card during Beijing Olympics

Saturday 5 February 2022 — Indian Punchline

Protest against Beijing Olympics in New Delhi, Feb 4, 2022

The appalling decision by the External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar to huddle together with his QUAD colleagues bang in the middle of the Beijing Winter Olympics may have unpleasant consequences. China sees QUAD as a US-led clique working to “contain” it.

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Canada Support Ukraine’s Self-determination And Independence … As Long As It Does As Canada Says

Saturday, 5 February 2022 — Moon of Alabama

On January 28 I wrote in:

Why Washington Will Soon Dump Ukraine’s President Zelensky:

[T]he U.S. is still claiming that Russia intends to attack the Ukraine any moment now. But the Ukrainian President Vlodymyr Zelensky publicly disagrees with that false evaluation. He sees no war coming and wants to avoid one as much as possible. That might mean that he has to be removed before a war can be launched.

As Zelensky is not willing to do Washington’s bidding he must be pushed out.

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