Tokyo’s annual defense white paper has raised concerns over growing ties between China and Russia
Japan sees an increasing amount of global and regional security risks tied to the ongoing conflict between Russia and Ukraine, as well as the tension around Taiwan, according to the country’s new defense white paper. Tokyo is also concerned about the relationship developing between Moscow and Beijing, the document says.
Gaza Fights Back is a MintPress News original documentary, directed by Dan Cohen. It tells the story of how Gaza’s armed resistance intervened in occupied Jerusalem as Israeli settlers expelled Palestinians from their homes and created provocations at the al-Aqsa compound. Featuring rare interviews with the Palestinian armed resistance and innocent victims of Israeli aggression, Gaza Fights Back offers a unique look at how Hamas’ armed wing outwitted the region’s most powerful military, and the toll exacted against the civilian population.
OCCUPIED WEST BANK — On Wednesday, thousands of Israeli settlers from the Nachala settler group — along with Israeli lawmakers — flocked to the occupied West Bank and established seven illegal outposts in a land grab operation propelled by a massive fundraising campaign.
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Reading The great big book of horrible things (2012), I came to the American civil war. Bloody, but well down the list at 65. It was in the works for at least a decade and finally caught fire. Brother fighting brother over a defense of the equality of all vs white nationalism. Messy and cruel, in the end a war of attrition, with the industrial engine flattening the enemy.
Has the so-called American Century come to an end? If so, how did this come about? Was it poor leadership or the mission to lead the world itself was always destined to fail? And, what follows the end of the American Century?
CrossTalking with Pepe Escobar, Peter Kuznick, and Ajamu Baraka.
Over the last months the British MI-6 disinformation service had fun with strewing rumors over Vladimir Putin’s health, mostly via British tabloids. It used its usual tools – a former MI-6 chief, ‘former’ MI-6 spies and the ever available ‘anonymous’ Russian oligarch who lives in London. Like its other propaganda claims these were obvious nonsense but found a reliably echo in the gossip media. Continue reading →
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.
In the chilly Brazilian winter of 2019, Renata Porto Bugni (deputy director of Tricontinental: Institute for Social Research), André Cardoso (coordinator of our office in Brazil), and I went to the Lula Livre (‘Free Lula’) camp in Curitiba, set up just across the road from the penitentiary where former President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva sat in a 15-square metre cell. Lula had been in prison for 500 days. Hundreds of people gathered each day at the Lula Livre camp to wish him good morning, good day, and good night – a greeting that sought both to keep his spirits up and to offer a spirited protest of his incarceration. Eighty days later, Lula walked out of prison, free from charges that most observers rightly condemned as absurd. He is now the front-runner in the country’s presidential elections that will take place on 2 October 2022.
This may seem like Kiev’s new toy, but many now think that Uncle Sam doesn’t trust the Ukrainians enough to let them play with it on their own.
In the face of a rampant Russia, a collapsing Ukraine and a West that simply cannot abandon its political path, western MLRS (Multiple Launch Rocket System) units are being sent to the Ukraine if for no other reason than to shore up the headlines as nothing but bad news comes from Eastern Europe. This article will examine not only what these weapons platforms offer, but also the implications that they bring to bear, both in the Ukraine and elsewhere. Continue reading →
Four militants of the national battalion “Kraken” were captured after the defeat of their assault squad near Belogorovka by the forces of motorized infantry of the Central Military District (group “O”).
One of them is the commander of a detachment of 60 nationalists.
With the fighting spirit, everything is sad. According to one of them, the battalion believes that they were redirected to Donbass for slaughter. No one can leave. The dismissal report is simply burned.
Revelations of fiends: a captured militant of the national battalion “Kraken” told why they were kicked out of Kharkov two weeks ago:
“We were sent [from Kharkov] because [call sign] Konoplya started… they found seven corpses in his backyard.”
“Why did he kill them?”
“Just for no reason.”
It was the Kraken militants who were involved in one of the most scandalous episodes of this conflict: they filmed how they shot the knees of captured Russian soldiers, gouged out their eyes and simply executed them, smiling and laughing.
In the rear, apparently, they were doing the same thing
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🔥This is the story of the al-Jalaa tower, home to Gaza’s AP, Al-Jazeera & other media offices. Israel’s targeting and bombing of this civilian high-rise in May 2021 is a blatant war crime, one of several documented in our new feature film Gaza Fights Back. No justice has been served.