1917, 1947, 1991: Three strikes – Imperialism is out!

Friday, 1 April 2022 — Eric Walberg

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2022 is like 1917

The plan behind WWI: The war was to put an end to Germany’s desire to be an empire. The world had been divided by Britain, France, Belgium, Holland and Portugal.  Germany arrived late and had only a few African colonies. Japan had taken Korea in 1905, defeating Russia in the far east. Though nominally allies with Russia, Britain as the head imperialist would be able to put a teetering Russia in its place. The fantasy was along the lines of Karl Kautsky’s theory of “ultra-imperialism,” where the big powers would divide the world and settle the matter between themselves without friction or conflict.

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Ukraine News Links 1-2 April 2022

Saturday, 2 April 2022 • 21:00 — 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.

Russian Iskander Missile Strike Killed 100 Ukrainian & Foreign Fighters In Kharkiv (Video)

Russian Strikes Setting Ground For Second Stage Of Advance In East Of Ukraine

No way NATO will deploy troops to Ukraine – Germany

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An Autopsy: How the Organized Left Got Covid Wrong, Learned to Love Lockdowns and Lost its Mind

Friday, 1 April 2022 — Internationalist 360°

Christian Parenti 

It is hard to destroy your own cause and feel righteous while doing so, yet the American left has done it. After more than two centuries at the vanguard of the struggle for freedom, the American left, broadly defined, executed a volte face and embraced anti-working-class policies marketed as purely technical public health measures.

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Zelensky’s Senior Advisor Confirmed The Russian Defense Ministry’s Military Assessment

Friday, 1 April 2022 — One World

Zelensky’s Senior Advisor Confirmed The Russian Defense Ministry’s Military Assessment

Those who sincerely aspire to pierce through the fog of war and thus obtain the most accurate assessment of this conflict possible within the limits imposed upon foreign observers like themselves should deeply reflect upon what Alexey Arestovich just revealed. He single-handedly sacrificed one of the bases upon which his US-led Western allies built their unprecedented infowar against Russia and wouldn’t have committed such major self-inflicted damage to their shared cause unless he calculated that it was worth the risk.

To NATO’s Mafia, Sport Is Strictly Business

Friday, 1 April 2022 — Strategic Culture Foundation

Declan Hayes

Valieva, Mitchell and today’s other sporting greats best fix up their spare bedrooms as plenty of redundant athletes are coming their way.

Though terrorizing Russian teenage figure skating sensation Kamila Valieva and cancelling Russian Paralympians from the international stage both spit in the face of the spirit of Greece’s original Olympics, they are in full harmony with how NATO’s Mafiosi and their political commissars regard their lucrative sports’ empire. To the Mafia, excluding the world’s largest country from all sports is strictly business.

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The twisted logic of safety: Violence Against Women and Girls

Friday, 1 April 2022 — Institute of Race Relations

As the House of Commons reinstates most of the clauses of the Nationality and Borders Bill removed by the Lords, this is no time to give up. Months of brilliant campaigning and steadfast support in the Lords means that the legislation has now entered what is commonly referred to as the ‘ping pong’ stage, where the Commons votes, and the Lords, with its powers of delay, sends the legislation back. The bill, which relies for its legitimation on the Brexit state’s promise of ‘strong borders’, aims to further embed the hostile environment for migrants and refugees. But as research by Sophia Siddiqui, published this week on IRR News shows, it also emboldens far-right vigilantes to exploit gender issues, hunting down ‘immigrant criminals’, in the name of protecting women. In Weaponising violence against women, Siddiqui homes in on the far-right campaign that followed the tragic murder in Tullamore, Ireland, of schoolteacher Ashling Murphy, as well as the formation of a Polish so-called ‘citizens police’ which, in the name of ‘defending our women’, has attacked students and others, mainly from Africa and south Asia, fleeing the war in Ukraine.

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