NATO’s Wars on Citizen Journalists

Declan Hayes

No citizen journalist, who values their life, should go anywhere near Ukraine’s Nazi psychotics, Declan Hayes writes.

After first citing the Armenian Holocaust and the Rape of Nanking to gain historical context, this article examines the recent Ukrainian arrest of citizen journalist Gonzalo Lira López and the smear campaigns against Patrick Lancaster and Graham Philips to explore the role of citizen journalists in NATO’s ongoing wars, Ukraine’s included. In concluding by examining the matrix NATO uses to weaponize their work, the article allows readers to evaluate the charges NATO lays against this website and its other citizen journalist targets in Ukraine, Yemen, Syria and domestically as well.
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UK Crony Capitalism: The tests were never used

Tuesday, 3 May 2022 — The Goodlaw Project

Civil servants described the Government’s shambolic testing programme as “unlegit” and “no way to do business”, in new internal emails we can publish today.

The emails were uncovered in the course of our legal action over the award of multimillion pound testing contracts to Abingdon Health during the pandemic, which has reached the High Court this week.

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This Time, NATO Better Take Putin’s Ukraine Warnings Seriously

Tuesday, 2 May 2022 —

In one of the great foreign policy blunders of modern times, U.S. and European leaders repeatedly disregarded Vladimir Putin’s warnings that Russia would never tolerate Ukraine becoming a NATO military asset. Because of resistance from the French and German governments (which had as much to do with Ukraine’s chronic corruption as with concerns about Russia’s reaction), the Alliance delayed offering Kyiv a Membership Action Plan – an essential step toward membership. Nevertheless, at the 2008 summit in Bucharest, NATO’s existing members ostentatiously insisted that “someday” Ukraine would join the Alliance, and they repeated that pledge on numerous occasions thereafter.

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Ukraine News Links 1-3 May 2022

Tuesday, 3 May 2022• 14:30  — 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.

This Time, NATO Better Take Putin’s Ukraine Warnings Seriously

These Countries Are Willing to Risk US Ire Over Russia-Ukraine

As Biden Asks for $33 Billion, Nancy Pelosi and Adam Schiff Surface in Ukraine Meeting with Volodymyr Zelenskyy

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A Marshall plan for Ukraine?

Monday, 2 May 2022 — Michael Roberts Blog

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The Great Recession of 2008-9 was a turning point for the US global strategy.  Up to then, the general aim was to ‘engage’ important economic powers like Russia and China.  Throughout the 1990s onwards, the US government pressed for the opening-up of their economies to multi-nationals and banks from the ‘West’.  These economies would then grow and trade, but in doing so also provide the global profits expansion that US imperialism needed as domestic profitability began to slip.  ‘Globalisation’ would take advantage of cheap labour and new markets in China and the rest of the Global South which had expanded sharply from the early 1980s, under this policy of ‘engagement’.  It was no accident that the World Bank published a report in 2013 calling on China to move quickly to a full ‘market economy’.

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Russian Ops in Ukraine Update: Pentagon Sends Old Vehicles & Ukraine’s True Colors Begin to Show

Sunday, 1 May 2022 — Land Destroyer

Developments include: 

  1. US continues sending old equipment including M113 tracked armored transports;
  2. US is not discussing sending US-made air defense systems – likely because it is so impractical;
  3. Pentagon is providing crash-courses, unable to replace the loss of trained personnel created over the last 8 years;
  4. US narrative continues to center on Russian “war of aggression;”
  5. US also continues to ignore Russian security concerns;
  6. US media admits Ukrainian security forces are dragging Russian-speakers away to prison for political speech.

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India, Germany cogitate on Ukraine

Tuesday, 3 May 2022 — Indian Punchline


Germany to send fifty Leopard 1 tanks to Ukraine to fight Russia

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s short visit to Germany pegged on the Indian-German Intergovernmental Commission meeting in Berlin on Monday inevitably came to focus on the Ukraine crisis. The western media would have loved to grill Modi on India’s reluctance to criticise Russia’s special military operation in Ukraine. But German hosts thoughtfully skipped the customary Q&A after the joint appearance of Modi and Chancellor Olaf Scholz before the press.

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Care homes and COVID19

Sunday 1 May 2022 — Dr. Malcolm Kendrick

[Lessons must be learned]

I love the phrase ‘lessons need to be learned’. It always makes me laugh when I hear it. Usually intoned with a voice of great seriousness by the leaders of an organisation found to have made disastrous errors. It is right up there with ‘safety is our number one priority.’ About the only group I have yet to hear say this are arms manufacturers. Although I wouldn’t put it past them. Maybe … ‘You could take someone’s eye out with that.

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