Ukraine News Links 23-24 August 2022

Wednesday, 24 August 2022 • 23:00 — 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.

A New World Order is Looming and the West Doesn’t Like It

US Citizens and Media on Russia’s Actions in Ukraine

On Wunderwaffe Thinking, Again. And Some Other Items.

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Impact of vaccination on covid death

Wednesday, 24 August 2022 — HART

Inconvenient truths in international datasets

Authorities continue to claim that vaccination provides 80% protection from covid death. The data that these calculations are based on are measured in sample populations subject to different biases. The most common bias is to count covid deaths that occur in the period immediately after vaccination as deaths in the unvaccinated, or, say, deaths after fourth dose as occurring in the triple dosed. In order to sense check the accuracy of the 80% protected claim, real world data across the population can be compared.

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Black Agenda Report 24 August 2022

Wednesday, 24 August, 2022 — Black Agenda Report

Liberals Love Liz Cheney
Margaret Kimberley
When liberals aren’t rehabilitating war criminals like George W. Bush they fall in love with right wing republicans like Liz Cheney. They stand for nothing and fall for anything. They are traitors to the millions of people who want to see progressive change in this country.

ESSAY: Racial Genocide: The Case of the Martinsville Seven, William L. Patterson, 1969
Editors, Black Agenda Review
For Black August, read William L. Patterson on racial genocide, the law, and the Martinsville Seven.

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Imran Khan’s arrest will derail Pakistan’s democracy

Tuesday, 23 August 2022 — The Cradle

When the nation’s most popular leader in living memory is also the state’s public enemy number one, what will become of Pakistan?

Imran KhanPhoto Credit: The Cradle

Prominent defense analyst and former Pakistani military officer Haider Mehdi has vociferously claimed that Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa colluded with US authorities to topple the Imran Khan government on 9 April.

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Evidence of Ukrainian Shelling of Zaporozhye Provided to UN

Tuesday, 23 August 2022 — Internationalist 360°

Statement by Permanent Representative Vassily Nebenzia at UNSC briefing regarding the attacks of Ukrainian armed forces on the Zaporozhye NPP

Mr. President,

I thank Under-Secretary-General R.DiCarlo for her briefing. In the context of the briefing I would like to point out that we’ve heard her words that the electricity of the Zaporozhye nuclear power plant belongs to Ukraine. I would like to draw attention to the fact that we have not heard such words from the representatives of the UN Secretariat regarding the frozen Russian financial assets or the Syrian oil, which were stolen by the US authorities, who illegally occupied part of the Syrian territory.

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UK’s Truss ‘ready’ to use nukes

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

Liz Truss said she was prepared to unleash nuclear destruction during a Conservative leadership debate

Liz Truss feels “ready” to launch Trident nuclear weapons, the frontrunner for Conservative leadership declared at Tuesday’s hustings in Birmingham, UK, saying that making decisions like this is an “important duty of the prime minister.”

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Unseen Heat: Is this the ‘End Game’ of the Climate?

Tuesday, 23 August 2022 — Global Research

By Marc Vandepitte

We are experiencing a very hot and dry summer. Some people quite like it and for our governments there is nothing wrong yet. But actually, we should sound a big alarm. According to experts, if we do not change course soon, we risk ending up in the ‘climate end game’. In the meantime, the orchestra on the Titanic is continuing to play.

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State-sponsored behavioural science

Tuesday, 23 August 2022 — HART

The urgent need for an ethical framework

The ubiquitous deployment of behavioural-science techniques – ‘nudges’ – to increase compliance with both covid-19 restrictions and the vaccine rollout has raised major ethical concerns. Particularly alarming has been the state’s strategic use of fear (or ‘affect’ in the language of behavioural science), shaming (‘ego’) and peer pressure (‘norms’). The tentacles of behavioural science have extended beyond the arena of pandemic management and into many other areas of day-to-day life, including debt collection and the green agenda. Given their widespread prevalence and the profound ethical questions associated with them, it is imperative that the Government’s deployment of these powerful techniques adheres to a robust and transparent ethical framework. Alarmingly, politicians and state-sponsored behavioural scientists have – to date – displayed a stubborn reluctance to discuss these issues.

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