UK: Why can’t police acknowledge institutional racism?

Thursday, 26 May 2022 — Institute of Race Relations

How can an organisation become ‘actively anti-racist’ without acknowledging the existence of institutional racism? The National Police Chiefs’ Council and College of Policing this week launched its Police Race Action Plan, tasked with ‘Improving policing for Black people’. Like so many plans and strategies before it, it is laden with commitments to ‘overhaul systems, processes and procedures’, promote good governance and implement a range of workstreams to tackle disproportionalities in the use of force, and to restore trust with the Black community.

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And Then There Was No More Empire All of a Sudden: The Twenty-First Newsletter (2022)

Thursday, 26 May 2022 — The Tricontinental

Bisa Butler USA I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings 2019Bisa Butler (USA), I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, 2019.

Dear friends,

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

Empire denies its own existence. It does not exist as an empire but only as benevolence, with its mission to spread human rights and sustainable development across the world. However, that perspective means nothing in Havana nor in Caracas, where ‘human rights’ has come to mean regime change, and where ‘sustainable development’ has come to mean the throttling of their people through sanctions and blockades. It is from the standpoint of the victims of empire that clarity comes.

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Ukraine after 90 days of war

Wednesday, 25 May 2022 — Indian Punchline


Amidst intense fighting under way, Russian forces entered Severodonetsk city in Luhansk, Donbass region, May 24, 2022

The Western narrative that Russia is facing defeat at the hands of the Ukrainian military is falling apart. The contrived narrative that Ukraine was “winning” made Kiev delusional which in turn created conditions for Washington and London to extend the war and incrementally enter into it laterally and turn it into a war of attrition against Russia.

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Ukraine News Links 25-26 May 2022

Thursday, 26 May 2022 — 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 and some links may not work, depending on your location but I’ve kept them anyway, so at least the reader has some idea of the scale of censorship now operating in the ‘democratic’ West.

On Washington’s Request, Ukraine has Now Turned against Turkey as Well

About Force Multipliers And Game-Changers. By Larry.

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NATO vs Russia: what happens next

Tuesday, 24 May, 2022 — The Saker

In Davos and beyond, NATO’s upbeat narrative plays like a broken record, while on the ground, Russia is stacking up wins that could sink the Atlantic order.

By Pepe Escobar, posted with the author’s permission and crossposted with The Cradle

Three months after the start of Russia’s Operation Z in Ukraine, the battle of The West (12 percent) against The Rest (88 percent) keeps metastasizing. Yet the narrative – oddly – remains the same.

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