Ukraine News Links 27-28 April 2022

Thursday, 28 April 2022 • 16:00 — The New Dark Age

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How Could the U.S. Help to Bring Peace to Ukraine?

$4 Billion and Counting: The D.C. War Machine Feasts on Ukraine

US Intel Helped Ukraine Shoot Down Russian Plane Carrying “Hundreds” of Paratroopers

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Peace Movement Needs to Demand Dismantling of NATO

Thursday, 28 April 2022 — CovertAction Magazine

The US And NATO Have Never Been Sanctioned For Starting Wars. Why? - GreatGameIndia[Source:]

NATO went from fighting socialism to enforcing global empire

It looks a lot like a return to the past. Founded in 1949 to defend against the “Soviet threat,” the NATO alliance is facing a return to mechanized warfare, a huge increase in defense spending, and potentially a new Iron Curtain falling across Europe. After struggling to find a new post-Cold War role, countering terrorism following the September 11 attacks on the United States in 2001 and a humiliating withdrawal from Afghanistan in 2021, NATO is back encroaching on its original nemesis.[1]
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I Cannot Live on Tomorrow’s Bread: The Seventeenth Newsletter (2022)

Thursday, 28 April 2022 — The Tricontinental

Takashi Murakami Japan The Octopus Eats Its Own Leg 2002Takashi Murakami (Japan), Tan Tan Bo Puking – a.k.a. Gero Tan, 2002.

Dear friends,

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

On April 19, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) released its annual World Economic Outlook, which forecasted a severe slowdown in global growth along with soaring prices. ‘For 2022, inflation is projected at 5.7 percent in advanced economies and 8.7 percent in emerging market and developing economies – 1.8 and 2.8 percentage points higher than projected in … January’, the report noted. IMF Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva offered a sobering reflection on the data: ‘Inflation is reaching the highest levels seen in decades. Sharply higher prices for food and fertilizers put pressure on households worldwide – especially for the poorest. And we know that food crises can unleash social unrest’.

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The Little-Known International Charter At The Center of Ukraine War and China’s Future Defense

Wednesday, 27 April 2022 —  Internationalist 360°

Jacqueline Luqman

The U.S. talks about “rule based order” because international law is not on its side. The 1999 OSCE Charter explains why the Biden administration would rather make up a new phrase out of whole cloth than live up to agreements it signed.

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Has globalisation ended?

Wednesday, 27 April 2022 — Michael Roberts Blog

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Apart from inflation and war, what grips current economic thought is the apparent failure of what mainstream economics likes to call ‘globalisation’.  What mainstream economics means by globalisation is the expansion of trade and capital flows freely across borders.  In 2000, the IMF identified four basic aspects of globalisation: trade and transactionscapital and investment movements, migration and movement of people, and the dissemination of knowledge.  All these components apparently took off from the early 1980s as part of the ‘neoliberal’ reversal of previous national macro-management policies adopted by governments in the environment of the Bretton Woods world economic order (ie US hegemony).  Then the call was to break down tariff barriers, quotas and other trade restrictions and allow the multi-nationals to trade ‘freely’ and to switch their investments abroad to cheap labour areas to boost profitability.  This would lead to global expansion and harmonious development of the productive forces and resources of the world, it was claimed.

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Putin warns the US to back off in Ukraine

Wednesday, 27 April 2022 — Indian Punchline


Austin scaledUS Def. Secy. Lloyd Austin (3rd from right) chairing Ukraine Security Consultative Group meeting, Germany, April 26, 2022

The Western narrative of the two-month old war in Ukraine imbued with the rhetoric of “democracy versus autocracy,” has dramatically changed with the assertion by the US Secretary of Defence Lloyd Austin at a news conference in Poland Monday following his and Secretary of State Antony Blinken’s trip to Kiev, that Washington  wants to “to see Russia weakened.”

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