Open Letter to the BBC: Every Article is a Lie to Attack Nicaragua

Thursday, 30 June 2022 — CovertAction Magazine

By Nan McCurdy

Migration is up from all of Central America and Mexico since Covid. [Source:]

The June 23 BBC article by Bernd Debusmann, “US Immigration: They’d rather die than return to Nicaragua,” confirms that the corporate media consistently make every article an attack on its Sandinista Government.

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There are Hungry People. There are Hungry People: The Twenty-Sixth Newsletter (2022)

Thursday, 30 June 2022 — The Tricontinental

Saloua Raouda Chocair Lebanon Chores 1948 768x574Saloua Raouda Choucair (Lebanon), Chores, 1948.

Dear friends,

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

The United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) reports that, every minute, a child is pushed into hunger in fifteen countries most ravaged by the global food crisis. Twelve of these fifteen countries are in Africa (from Burkina Faso to Sudan), one is in the Caribbean (Haiti), and two are in Asia (Afghanistan and Yemen). Wars without end have degraded the ability of the state institutions in these countries to manage cascading crises of debt and unemployment, inflation and poverty. Joining the two Asian countries are the states that make up the Sahel region of Africa (especially Mali and Niger), where the levels of hunger are now almost out of control. As if the situation were not sufficiently dire, an earthquake struck Afghanistan last week, killing over a thousand people – yet another devastating blow to a society where 93% of the population has slipped into hunger.

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No, NATO Will Not Get Ready For War

Thursday, 30 June 2022 — Moon of Alabama

I had a good laugh when I read this nonsense:

NATO to boost troops on high alert to over 300,000 -Stoltenberg

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – NATO will boost the number of troops on high alert by more than sevenfold to over 300,000, its secretary-general said on Monday, as allies prepared to adopt a new strategy describing Moscow as a direct threat four months into the Ukraine war.

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Ukraine News Links 29-30 June 2022

Thursday, 30 June 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 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.

An Atrophied And Warlike Kingdom

Russia’s Ukraine Miscalculation

Ukraine Open Thread 2022-100

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Right-wing intelligence cabal seeks UK Home Secretary Priti Patel’s help to ‘neutralize’ environmentalist enemies

Tuesday, 28 June 2022 — The Grayzone



Leaked emails expose Tory intelligence cabal scheming for Priti Patel’s authorization of MI6-style “counter-intelligence” operation against UK environmentalists. The cabal has turned on Boris Johnson and believes Patel is set to replace him.

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US Officially Makes Israel the New Middle Eastern Hegemon

Tuesday, 28 June 2022 —  Internationalist 360°

Salman Rafi Sheikh


Two years ago, when the Abraham Accords were signed and Donald Trump hailed them as a truly historic moment, there were very few who believed anything substantial could come out of them. Even a US intelligence report of the Department of Homeland Security warned that these pacts could lead to an increase in terrorism. But this has been far from the case. As it stands today, the Biden administration has revamped enthusiasm for a sort of Abraham Accords 2.0., which would extend the Arab-Israel normalisation to Saudi Arabia, the most powerful state in the Arab world.

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Behind the Tin Curtain: BRICS+ vs NATO/G7

Tuesday, 28 June 2022 — The Cradle

The west is nostalgically caught up with outdated ‘containment’ policies, this time against Global South integration. Unfortunately for them, the rest of the world is moving on, together.

By Pepe Escobar Credit: The Cradle

Once upon a time, there existed an Iron Curtain which divided the continent of Europe. Coined by former British Prime Minister Winston Churchill, the term was in reference to the then-Soviet Union’s efforts to create a physical and ideological boundary with the west. The latter, for its part, pursued a policy of containment against the spread and influence of communism.

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Russia is Left with Few Options Other than to Defend Itself, “As Always!”

Monday, 9 June 2022 — New Eastern Outlook

Author: Henry Kamens


One prince rides out from the West, the other from the East, destined to do battle until Judgment Day decrees there must come a time of peace. Ancient legends have always fascinated me, and it has always seemed that this is always with us: the past, the present and the future all knotted together in a repetitive loop.

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Yellow Vest Win: Proving that Western Liberal Democracy is the same old autocracy

Tuesday, 27 June, 2022 — The Saker

by Ramin Mazaheri for The Saker blog

If we say that the Yellow Vests are not socialist revolutionaries even latently, then what are they protesting about?

To put it the most simply: they are protesting the end of European Social Democracy, with the limited protections it provided.

(This is the seventeenth chapter in a new book, France’s Yellow Vests: Western Repression of the West’s Best Values. Please click here for the article which announces this book and explains its goals.)

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The Plan Emerges: America’s Leadership Will “Dismantle Russia” for Good

Wednesday, 29 June 2022 — New Eastern Outlook

Author: Phil Butler


The Russian Federation just came out with a new imperative entitled “Destroying America: A Moral Imperative.” Okay, not really. But the United States has come out with exactly this strategy for “dealing with” Russia. Only the Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe (CSCE) version is titled “Decolonizing Russia.” Apparently, the plan is not to utterly destroy the world’s biggest country, it’s just a strategy to break it up into manageable pieces.

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Black Agenda Report 29 June 2022

Wednesday, 29 June, 2022 — Black Agenda Report

Democrats Exposed By the End of Roe v. Wade
Margaret Kimberley
The full extent of Democratic Party treachery was exposed when the Roe v. Wade decision was overturned. Only right wing Americans have any expectation of getting what they want from the electoral process.

SPEECH: Revolution: It’s Not Easy, Quick, or Pretty, Pat Parker, 1980
Editors, Black Agenda Review
A 1980 speech by Black lesbian poet and activist Pat Parker provides a feminist, anti-imperialist blueprint for the present.

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US, Iran let hopes shape their future — not hurts

Wednesday, 29 June 2022 — Indian Punchline

Iran’s chief nuclear negotiator Ali Bagheri Kani (R) with EU envoy Enrique Mora who will shuttle between the US and Iranian sides at the talks in Doha, Qatar, which began on June 28, 2022

There could be a feeling of déjà vu over the news that indirect talks began between the United States and Iran under the mediation of the European Union (EU) in the Qatari capital Doha on Tuesday. Is any positive outcome to be expected in terms of reviving the 2015 Iran nuclear deal (JCPOA)? Quite likely. The reason for saying so is that there is a confluence of circumstances today, internal and external, that gives hope.

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U.S. Exposed as “Secret Partner” in Israeli Airstrikes Against Syria that Violate International Law

Wednesday, 29 June 2022 — CovertAction Magazine

By Jeremy Kuzmarov

Israel secretly coordinates Syria airstrikes with US – WSJIsrael’s F-15 fighter jets in the air over Mount Hermon in Israel near the Syrian border. [Source:]

Dirty war in Syria continues as media attention focuses elsewhere

The Wall Street Journal recently reported that Israel secretly coordinates with the U.S, on many of the airstrikes it carries out in eastern Syria near the al-Tanf military base, a U.S. outpost near the Syria-Jordan border.

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Ukraine News Links 28-29 June 2022

Wednesday, 29 June 2022 • 14:00 — 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 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.

US, NATO, Spent 2021 Ramping Up Ukraine War

Understanding the New York Times Article on the CIA in Ukraine

War in Ukraine: Why Biden Is in Trouble

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Empire To Expand NATO In Response To War Caused By NATO Expansion

Wednesday, 29 June 2022 — Caitlin Johnson

Caitlin Johnstone

Listen to a reading of this article:

Turkey’s President Erdoğan has officially withdrawn Ankara’s objection to the addition of Finland and Sweden to NATO membership, with the three countries signing a trilateral memorandum at a NATO summit in Madrid.

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Cognitive Warfare: Israel Targets Journalists Who Threaten Its Reality-Creation Tactics

Monday, 23 June 2022 — MintPress News

They were shooting directly at the journalists: New evidence suggests Shireen Abu Akleh was killed in targeted attack by Israeli forces”. Thus read a CNN headline on May 26, 2022, for an article describing what may have been a “targeted killing,” – that is, assassination – of Al Jazeera journalist Shirleen Abu Akleh, a 51-year-old highly esteemed Palestinian-American journalist who had covered Israeli repression of the Palestinian population for about 25 years before she was killed.

Jonathan Cook

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G7: Cracks in Western unity on Russia

Wednesday, 29 June 2022 — Indian Punchline

A show of unity, as G7 and European Union leaders met, Schloss Elmau, Bavaria, Germany, June 27, 2022

Ottoman Sultan Abdulmejid spared no expense to build the sumptuous Dolmabahce Palace in Istanbul during 1843 and 1856, which was constructed to impress the world. It had the largest Bohemian crystal chandelier ever installed and fourteen tonnes of gold to gild the ceilings.

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