Putin tells US to stop ‘looting’ Syria

Thursday, 21 July 2022 — Aletho News

Samizdat | July 19, 2022

The US needs to stop “stealing” the oil from the Syrian people and state, Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Tuesday, after meeting with his Iranian and Turkish counterparts in Tehran. The three guarantors of the “Astana process” also agreed that the US should leave the trans-Euphrates, and stop making the humanitarian crisis in Syria worse with their unilateral sanctions.

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Forde Inquiry exposes Labour’s biggest problem: Keir Starmer

21 July 2022 — Jonathan Cook

‘Factionalism’ is identified as an electoral liability by Labour’s new report. But it has only intensified since Jeremy Corbyn’s exit

Middle East Eye – 21 July 2022

A long-delayed report by Martin Forde QC into “factionalism” within the British Labour Party during Jeremy Corbyn’s tenure was finally made public this week, more than two years after a leaked internal report detailed efforts by senior staff to undermine the former leader.

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More Injections, More Infections?

Thursday, 21 July 2022 — Swiss Policy Research

Europe: Vaccination levels vs. cases in 2022 (CR/Twitter)

Do covid vaccinations drive covid infections?

One year ago, in July 2021, some independent covid analysts noted that in Europe, countries with high covid vaccination rates had much higher covid infection rates than countries with low vaccination rates. They proposed that covid vaccination might perhaps drive covid infections.

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Policing: A growing culture of extremism?

Thursday, 21 July 2022 — Institute of Race Relations

If you’ve kept up with the news from Germany this week, you will have heard that the soldier Franco Albrecht has been convicted of planning to attack senior politicians and public figures while posing as a Syrian refugee. This story and other concerning trends within policing and the military feature in this week’s calendar of racism and resistance. A comprehensive article by IRR director Liz Fekete published in the July issue of Race & Class (now available to order) provides many such examples of extremism in European police and armed forces. But crucially, her research, which demolishes the idea that this is a marginal problem of a few ‘rotten apples’ in an otherwise perfect barrel, asks whether we are facing a crisis of democracy within state institutions.
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Canada: Government Censorship Rebrands with “Disinformation” Campaign

Wednesday, 20 July, 2022 — Dissident Voice

by Yves Engler

Last week the Social Media Lab at Toronto Metropolitan University’s School of Management released a report titled “The reach of Russian propaganda and disinformation in Canada”. According to lead author Anatoliy Gruzd, “the research provides evidence that the Kremlin’s disinformation is reaching more Canadians than one would expect. Left unchallenged, state-sponsored information operations can stoke societal tensions and could even undermine democracy itself.”

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Ukraine News Links 20-21 July 2022

Thursday, 21 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.

India-Russia-Iran: Eurasia’s new transportation powerhouses

Yemen is in the Grip of a Severe Humanitarian Crisis

The West Against Russia: The Strategy is being Played Out in Ukraine

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The Shameful UN ‘List of Shame’: Equating between the Israeli Perpetrator and the Palestinian Victim

Thursday, 21 July 2022 — MintPress News

Ahmad ManasraAhmad Manasra

“We regret we failed to protect you”. This was part of a statement issued by United Nations human rights experts on July 14, urging the Israeli government to release Palestinian prisoner Ahmad Manasra. Only 14 years old at the time of his arrest and torture by Israeli forces, Manasra is now 20 years old. His case is a representation of Israel’s overall inhumane treatment of Palestinian children.

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Black Agenda Report 20 July 2022

Wednesday, 20 July 2022 — Black Agenda Report

Celebrating Revolution in Nicaragua
Margaret Kimberley
Genuine peoples holidays are hard to come by in the U.S. But in Nicaragua the ongoing revolutionary process is widely celebrated.

ESSAY: Negro Revolutionary Hero: Toussaint L’Ouverture, Cyril Briggs, 1929
Editors, The Black Agenda Review
In 1929, Black radical Cyril Briggs penned an essay on Toussaint L’Ouverture and the Haitian Revolution. For Briggs, both provided inspiration for the fight against the U.S. occupation of Haiti. We need that inspiration now.

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The Dunce’s Cap

Thursday, 21 July 2022 — The van says…


YellenRather than Yellen putting a price cap on Russian oil, she ought to be wearing a dunce’s cap for being the prize idiot of current affairs.


The western world and more pointedly the US wishes to put a cap on the price of Russian oil exports in order to alleviate rocketing fuel prices. This article will be looking at the matter, its effects and where it fits into global commodities markets.
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