“A fearless leader”: South African shack-dwellers’ leader, Lindokuhle Mnguni, assassinated in Durban

Tuesday, 23 August 2022 — Peoples Dispatch

Chairperson of the eKhenana commune of Abahlali baseMjondolo (AbM), who was out of prison on bail, was gunned down at his home two days before he was to appear in court. This is the third murder of AbM leaders in eKhenana commune in Cato Crest this year.

by Pavan Kulkarni

Lindokuhle Mnguni, chairperson of eKhenana commune of Abahlali baseMjondolo. Photo: Siya Mbhele

In Just Under Three Weeks, Ukrainian-Fired Prohibited “Petal” Mines Maim At Least 44 Civilians, Kill 2, in Donetsk Region

Tuesday, 23 August 2022 — CovertAction Magazine

By Eva Bartlett

[Source: Photo Courtesy of Eva Bartlett]

Ukraine continues to fire internationally-banned anti-personnel mines on civilian areas of Donetsk and other cities in the Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR), in violation of international law and of the mine ban convention Ukraine signed in 1999 and ratified in 2005.

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How One Spook-Run London College Department Is Training the World’s Social Media Managers

Monday, 22 August 2022 — MintPress News

Staffed by NATO military officers and former government ministers and notorious for training the West’s top spies, the Department of War Studies at King’s College London is also providing the workforce for many of the largest social media companies. This includes Facebook, TikTok, Google, and Twitter.

MintPress study of professional databases and employment websites reveals a wide network of War Studies alumni holding many of the most influential jobs in media, constituting a silent army of individuals who influence what the world sees (and does not see) in its social media feeds.
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US Space Force Wants to Disrupt Russia-China Space Cooperation

Tuesday, 23 August 2022 —Global Research

Both Russia and China have been responding to the US militarization of space by enhancing their own capabilities, both separately and jointly.

By Drago Bosnic
Close strategic partnership between Russia and China has been the mainstay of their relationship for decades. The US has been trying to disrupt this successful partnership ever since, especially as Russia started regaining its strength, but the incessant belligerent actions of the imperialist thalassocracy have pushed the two (Eur)Asian superpowers even closer. This cooperation is manifold, but its space component is particularly concerning for the US, as it has serious security implications. The Pentagon is worried that the US “might not be able to match the united financing and know-how” of Moscow and Beijing.

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US could be preparing Ukrainians for ‘closer combat’ – media

Tuesday, 23 August 2022 — RT (the source may or may not be accessible)

The Pentagon’s latest weapons package to Kiev may indicate a looming counteroffensive, the Washington Post suggests

The US may be helping Ukraine prepare for an impending counteroffensive against Russia, The Washington Post claimed, pointing to the type of weaponry making up the latest batch of military aid pledged to Kiev by the Pentagon.

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Erdogan repairs Syria ties with eye on Eurasianism

Tuesday, 23 August 2022 — Indian Punchline

Chairman of Turkey’s left-wing and nationalist Patriotic Party, Dogu Perincek is reportedly leading a delegation to Damascus (File photo)

Yesterday, Russian President Vladimir Putin spoke with Uzbekistan President Shavkat Mirziyoyev regarding the forthcoming Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) summit in Samarkand on September 15-16. This must be the fourth or fifth time the two leaders confabulated over the upcoming event. One lost count!

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How To Manipulate Readers With ‘Expert’ Slanted Reporting

Tuesday, 23 August 2022 — Moon of Alabama

Imran Khan, a former cricket star who went into politics and became Prime Minister of Pakistan, had been ousted by bribing and threatening politicians of his coalition to turn against him. Khan had developed good relations with China and Russia and was against allowing the U.S. military to use Pakistan as a base for attacks in Afghanistan.

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Ukraine News Links 22-23 August 2022

Tuesday, 23 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.

US Interests and Israeli Crimes

How The “Four Island Chain” Members Became U.S. Client States

Biden, Pelosi: Postmortem on Taiwan Trip

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BBC assault on antiwar academics was apparent product of UK intel plot

Sunday, 21 August 2022 — The Grayzone

Leaked emails expose the fingerprints of UK intelligence all over a factually challenged BBC special that aimed to deprive antiwar academics of their jobs and destroy their reputations.

On May 31, BBC Radio initiated an embarrassing imbroglio when it broadcast a factually challenged, overtly propagandistic documentary special called Ukraine: The Disinformation War.

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