Ukraine – Who Is Firing At Whom And Who Is Lying About It?

Sunday, 20 February 2022 — Moon of Alabama

The Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe has an observer mission along the line of control between the government and rebel side in south east Ukraine.

It reports that on Friday the number of ceasefire violations around the rebellious Donbas region of Ukraine had again nearly doubled:
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The Maoist ‘Exceptionalism’ at the Heart of China’s COVID Strategy

Sunday, 20 February 2022 —MROnline

| China Covid | MR Online

by Daniel Alan Bey

Arguably the best known contemporary proponent of Chinese exceptionalism in the English-language is Martin Jacques, best known for his 2009 bestseller When China Rules the World, a tour-de-force in the repackaging of orientalist tropes for the 21st-century. By framing China as a historically and culturally unique “civilisational-state,” Jacques has spent the past decade or so reinforcing the idea that China is so radically different from most other entities in world history that the only possible way to possibly understand it is through an unabashed cultural relativism. This has lead him to conclude that China’s ability to successfully stamp out successive outbreaks of COVID-19 has been due to its cultural superiority, more specifically its Confucian traditions.

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Ukraine News Links 19-20 February 2022

Sunday, 20 February 2022 • 17:00 — 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.

Mr Putin’s telephone conversation with President of France Emmanuel Macron

UK revives Cold War-era unit to fight ‘disinformation’

Another Day Of Still Local War In Eastern Europe

Young Ukrainians – Everyday Fears, Military Propaganda and Chauvinism

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