Ukraine News Links 8-9 July 2022

Saturday, 9 July 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.

President Putin Reaffirmed That Russia Isn’t Yet Waging A War In Ukraine

The West Is Abandoning Ukraine

US has Confirmed its Inextricable Link to Terrorists

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Saturday, 9 July 2022 — theplanningmotivedotcom

“In the social production of their existence, men inevitably enter into definite relations, which are independent of their will, namely, relations of production appropriate to a given stage in the development of material forces of production. The totality of these relations of production constitutes the economic structure of society, the real foundation, on which arises a legal and political superstructure and to which correspond definite forms of social consciousness.” – (Marx)

Academics may reject this base/superstructure model, but politicians do so at their peril, as Johnson and Biden have found out.


Our Entire Civilization Is Structured Around Keeping Us From Realizing We Can Do This

Saturday, 9 July 2022 — Caitlin Johnson

Author: Caitlin Johnstone

The video footage coming out of Sri Lanka right now has been the recurring nightmare of every ruler throughout history.

Thousands of protesters outraged by the deteriorating material conditions of the nation’s economic meltdown have stormed the presidential palace of Sri Lanka’s President Gotabaya Rajapaksa, and I guarantee you the aerial footage as they poured into the building en masse has made every government leader and plutocrat a little uncomfortable today.

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The Perennial Seeds of Zapata

Saturday, 9 July 2022 —Science for the People

From: Volume 25, no. 1, The Soil and the Worker

By Simon P. Tye and Eric R. Hagen

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By ‘A Better Hell’

Land and Liberty

Industrial agriculture has increased global food production over the past century while accruing disproportionate economic and societal benefits for industrialized nations. Across North America, these benefits have primarily been achieved by increasing production efficiencies, issuing extravagant corporate subsidies, and engaging in widespread habitat destruction that has transformed about half of the contiguous United States into cropland and pasture.1 Since the Industrial Revolution, and especially after scientific and economic developments of the early twentieth century, the cumulative effects of industrial agriculture have rapidly transitioned land ownership to a visible handful of shareholders.

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Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s statement and answers to media questions following the G20 Foreign Ministers Meeting in Denpasar, July 8, 2022

Friday, 8 July 2022 — Russian Foreign Ministry

The Group of 20 Foreign Ministers Meeting, convened at the initiative of Indonesia under its G20 presidency, focused on two major topics. The first topic is the crisis of multilateralism and the need to take all possible measures to overcome this crisis and return to the principles enshrined in the UN Charter – specifically, the sovereign equality of all states and the resolution of issues through negotiations. During the second session, we discussed the current situation with food and energy security. Our position on these two matters is well known. We presented it.