UK: Lost in the Matrix – how police surveillance is mapping protest movements

Tuesday, 2 August 2022 — NetPol

How can British police, who have struggled for so long to justify its surveillance on alleged “extremists”, ever hope to adequately categorise something as subjective as people’s political opinions? As Netpol asked in March 2021, how do campaigners become “aggravated activists” – the new label applied to those taking action that challenges state and corporate interests?

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China News Links 1-2 August 2022

Tuesday, 2 August 2022 • 17:30 — 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 Intends to Strengthen its Influence in Uzbekistan by Appointing a New Ambassador
https://journal-neo.org/2022/08/02/us-intends-to-strengthen-its-influence-in-uzbekistan-by-appointing-a-new-ambassador/

How China Warns Of Pelosi’s Taiwan Trip
https://popularresistance.org/how-china-warns-of-pelosis-taiwan-trip/

With RIMPAC, South Korea Expands Its Military Footprint
https://popularresistance.org/with-rimpac-south-korea-expands-its-military-footprint/

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Ukraine News Links 1-2 August 2022

Tuesday, 2 August 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.

Russia’s Vostok 2022 Has Big Messages
https://orientalreview.org/2022/08/02/russias-vostok-2022-has-big-messages/

The Prospects for Peace in Ukraine Diminish By The Day
https://journal-neo.org/2022/08/01/the-prospects-for-peace-in-ukraine-diminish-by-the-day/

How Washington is Raising the Geopolitical Temperature around Taiwan
https://journal-neo.org/2022/08/01/how-washington-is-raising-the-geopolitical-temperature-around-taiwan/

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Ukraine war is losing its sparkle. Where’s the Lady with the Lamp?

Tuesday, 2 August 2022 — Indian Punchline

Cargo ship Razoni carrying 26000 tonnes of maize sailing from Odessa Port toward Bosphorus, Aug 1, 2022

The Russian Defence Ministry announced yesterday that at around 9.20 a.m. Moscow time, Razoni, ship flying the flag of Sierra Leone, left Odessa port in Ukraine as part of the recent grain deal. Razoni is carrying a cargo of maize to Istanbul port.

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China sternly warns Biden admin not to arrange Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan, PLA ‘will not sit idly by’

Tuesday, 2 August 2022 — Global Times

By Wang Qi

A naval fleet comprised of the guided-missile destroyers Ningbo (Hull 139) and Taiyuan (Hull 131), as well as the guided-missile frigate Nantong (Hull 601), steams in astern formation in waters of the East China Sea during a maritime training drill in late January, 2021.Photo:China MilitaryA naval fleet comprised of the guided-missile destroyers Ningbo (Hull 139) and Taiyuan (Hull 131), as well as the guided-missile frigate Nantong (Hull 601), steams in astern formation in waters of the East China Sea during a maritime training drill. Photo:China Military

The Chinese Foreign Ministry and the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) are keeping up the pressure on the US over House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s potential visit to the island of Taiwan, urging the US to honor US President Joe Biden’s promise to not support “Taiwan independence,” while media outlets from the US and Taiwan reported that Pelosi is expected to visit the island shortly.

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Eddy Wiggins – The Lost Historian

18 August 2022 — Blue Lion Films

“Eddy Wiggins: Le Noir et Le Blanc”

[It’s unlikely that you’ll ever find this stunning book, unfortunately, I’ve tried, I was lent a copy by a friend. It’s an incredible document of the most beautiful photographs of African-American musicians hanging out in Paris in the 1950s. Absolutely stunning! The photographer, Eddy Wiggins almost completely unknown. B]

Eddie Wiggins

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Uneven Earth’s Monthly Readings August 2022

Tuesday, 2 August 2022 — Uneven Earth

Summer readings

On our burning planet, the impact of private jets, socialist solidarity, and the growth of degrowth

Once a month, we put together a list of stories we’ve been reading: news you might’ve missed or crucial conversations going on around the web. We focus on environmental justice, radical municipalism, new politics, political theory, and resources for action and education.

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NATO-Backed Network of Syria Dirty War Propagandists Identified

Monday, 1 August 2022  — Internationalist 360°

Defaming journalism on the OPCW’s Syria cover-up scandal, The Guardian and its NATO-funded sources out themselves as the real “network of conspiracy theorists.”

On June 10th, The Guardian’s Mark Townsend published an article headlined “Russia-backed network of Syria conspiracy theorists identified.” (“Russia-backed” has since been removed).

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“Factual Chaos” at the WHO? Dr. Tedros: Monkeypox Outbreak Is “Among Men who have Sex with Men”

Monday, 1 August 2022 — Global Research

The Questionable 99% Estimate

By Prof Michel Chossudovsky

Something weird is happening at WHO headquarters in Geneva. On Saturday July 23, 2022, WHO director-general Tedros Adhanom Ghebressus held a press conference in which he declared a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC) pertaining to the monkeypox virus.

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