Africa, the Collateral Victim of a Distant Conflict: The Twenty-Second Newsletter (2022)

Thursday, 2 June 2022 — The Tricontinental

Amadou Sanogo Mali You can hide your gaze but you cannot hide that of others 2019Amadou Sanogo (Mali), You Can Hide Your Gaze, but You Cannot Hide That of Others, 2019.

Dear friends,

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

On 25 May 2022, Africa Day, Moussa Faki Mahamat – the chairperson of the African Union (AU) – commemorated the establishment of the Organisation for African Unity (OAU) in 1963, which was later reshaped as the AU in 2002, with a foreboding speech. Africa, he said, has become ‘the collateral victim of a distant conflict, that between Russia and Ukraine’. That conflict has upset ‘the fragile global geopolitical and geostrategic balance’, casting ‘a harsh light on the structural fragility of our economies’. Two new key fragilities have been exposed: a food crisis amplified by climate change and a health crisis accelerated by COVID-19.

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Did the CIA Subvert the 1968 U.S. Presidential Election?

Thursday, 2 June 2022 — CovertAction Magazine

By Robert E. Aldridge

1968's presidential election looks a lot like today's – but it was very differentRichard Nixon celebrates his victory in the 1968 election. Was he helped by the CIA? []

Overwhelming Evidence that the CIA Tripped Up Eugene McCarthy, Murdered Robert F. Kennedy, and Hamstrung Hubert Humphrey—all to Give America Tricky Dick

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Ukraine News Links 1-2 June 2022

Thursday, 2 June 2022 • 13:00 — 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.

Biden Tweaks Ukraine Narrative

US, UK to deliver advanced longer-range missile systems to Ukraine

Biden administration split over Russia sanctions – Bloomberg

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