John Pilger: War in Europe and the Rise of Raw Propaganda

Thursday, 17 February 2022 — MintPress News


The war hysteria that has rolled in like a tidal wave in recent weeks and months is the most striking example. Known by its jargon, “shaping the narrative,” much if not most of it is pure propaganda.

By John Pilger 

Marshall McLuhan’s prophecy that “the successor to politics will be propaganda” has happened.  Raw propaganda is now the rule in Western democracies, especially the US and Britain.

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UK: Strike action: Race & class faultlines exposed

Thursday, 17 February 2022 — Institute of Race Relations

This week, the IRR signed an open letter protesting a temporary High Court injunction against the United Voices of the World Union. This unprecedented legal intervention was aimed at suppressing strike action by outsourced security guards at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH), prohibiting them from ‘waving banners’, ’vigorous dancing’ or even ‘making rapid dramatic movements’ within 200 metres of the hospital.

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Ukraine News Links 17 February 2022

Thursday, 17 February 2022 • 22:00 — 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.

Ukraine: The Tip of the Spear for the Imperialist Project

Russian UN Ambassador Responds To US ‘War Propaganda’

Remarks by Ambassador Zhang Jun at the UN Security Council Briefing on Ukraine

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What Red Book Will You Read This Year on Red Books Day (21 February)?: The Seventh Newsletter (2022)

Thursday, 17 February 2022 — The Tricontinental

Newsletter 7 01


Dear friends,

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

On 16 February 2015, Govind and Uma Pansare went for a morning walk near their home in Kolhapur, in the western state of Maharashtra, India. Two men on a motorcycle stopped them and asked for directions, but the Pansares could not help them. One of the men laughed, pulled out a gun, and shot the two Pansares. Uma Pansare was hit but survived the attack. Her husband, Govind Pansare, died in a hospital shortly thereafter on 20 February at age 82.

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Media Studies – (‘Russian Invasion’ Scam)

Thursday, 17 February 2022 — Moon of Alabama

Material for media studies:

The Hill @thehill – 9:32 PM · Feb 3, 2022

Reporter: “It’s an action that you say they have taken, but you have shown no evidence to confirm that. […] This is like – crisis actors? Really? This is like Alex Jones territory you’re getting into now.”

Must-watch exchange between @APDiploWriter Matt Lee and @StateDeptSpox.

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From Wuhan to Ottawa

Thursday, 17 February 2022 — Swiss Policy Research

Canadian “Freedom Convoy” in Ottawa (Shropshire)

The latest medical and political coronavirus developments.

Lockdowns in retrospect

A recent preprint meta-analysis by researchers from Denmark (Center for Political Studies), Sweden (Lund University) and the US (Johns Hopkins University) found that lockdowns in the spring of 2020 had no significant impact on mortality. Moreover, the authors highlight that the many “simulation studies” that claimed otherwise essentially presupposed that the entire decline in infections had been due to “measures”, when in reality the decline had been a natural phenomenon. This discrepancy was first shown by a French researcher (see this interview).

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Failure in Moscow: Liz Truss Loses Britannia’s Way

Thursday, 17 February 2022 — The New Dark Age

By Dr. Binoy Kampmark

Incompetent politicians and diplomats are on the level with ill-prepared generals fighting current wars with dated methods.  They err, they stumble, and they may well be responsible for the next idiotic slander, misfire or misunderstanding.  UK Foreign Secretary Liz Truss is synonymous with Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s idea of groping diplomacy.  Graceless, all confusion, and much ignorance besides, she has been given the task of howling in the Kremlin’s direction, warning that no invasion of Ukraine will be tolerated by Global Britain.

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