Over The Rainbow – Disneyfied News and The ‘Unprovoked’ Invasion of Ukraine

Friday, 30 September 2022 —Media Lens

Last February, Emily Maitlis left her role as presenter of the BBC’s Newsnight programme to join rival media group Global. In a recent speech, Maitlis made a surprising reference to Theresa May’s former communications director Sir Robbie Gibb:

‘Put this in the context of the BBC board, where another active agent of the Conservative Party – former Downing Street spin doctor and former adviser to BBC rival GB News – now sits, acting as the arbiter of BBC impartiality.’

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The War Has Just Begun

Thursday, 29 September 2022 — Big Serge

The Winter of Yuri

Big Serge

“You should know, by and large, we haven’t even started anything yet in earnest.”

I have been attempting for several days to collect my thoughts on the Russo-Ukrainian War and condense them into another analysis piece, but my efforts were consistently frustrated by the war’s stubborn refusal to sit still. After a slow, attritional grind for much of the summer, events have begun to accelerate, calling to mind a famous quip from Vladimir Lenin: “There are decades where nothing happens; and there are weeks where decades happen.”

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Watch: My interview from Donetsk on the people’s eagerness to vote to join Russia

Thursday, 29 September 2022 — Youtube

Interview I did on RT yesterday, after observing the DPR referendum (from September 23-27) on whether to join Russia. During that time, I visited areas where voting was occurring in homes/apartments to lessen the opportunity for Ukraine to shell large crowds. Wherever I went–central Donetsk, hard-hit northern & western Donetsk, hard-hit Gorlovka, Mariupol, I saw relaxed people keen to vote (as opposed to Western BS narrative about guns to their heads).

I have a lot of footage from these days which I am nearly done subtitling (I do it manually and of course can’t do so when I’m out on the streets, which I have been, so it’s taking time) and will share here soon.

Attack on Nord Stream kills prospects for dialogue in Ukraine

Wednesday, 28 September 2022 — Indian Punchline


The three leaks that were discovered on Monday at the Nord Stream 1 and Nord Stream 2 gas pipelines connecting Russia with Germany — one after another within hours of each other in the exclusive economic zones of Sweden and Denmark — were caused by blasts. Swedish Foreign Minister Ann Linde tweeted that the blasts “are consequences of detonations, probably caused by sabotage. We continue to collect information and do not rule out any cause, actor or motive.”

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Ukraine News Links 26-28 September 2022

Wednesday, 28 September 2022 — The New Dark Age

The Conflict Between The West And Russia In Ukraine Has Reached The Point Of No Return

The Democratic Party, Now the Leading Party of War

Disgruntlement with US Ambassador to Georgia Kelly Degnan Reaches Critical Levels

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Whodunnit? – Facts Related to The Sabotage Attack On The Nord Stream Pipelines

Wednesday, 28 September 2022 — Moon of Alabama

For decades the U.S. opposed European projects to receive energy from Russia. It wants Europe to buy more expensive U.S. oil and gas.

the Lemniscat @theLemniscat – 15:56 UTC · Sep 27, 2022

US plan was always to stop EU buying Russia’s gas
Rice:”You want to change the structure of energy dependence. You want to depend more on the North America energy platform … to have pipelines that don’t go through Ukraine & Russia”

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“We battled the algorithm and won”

Wednesday, 28 September 2022 — The Electronic Intifada

Omar Zahzah

Meta and Twitter have been accused of censoring Palestinian voices. alexskopje/Newscom

Social media juggernaut Meta Platforms lists “Give People a Voice” as one of the principles on its website.

“People deserve to be heard and have a voice – even when that means defending the right of people we disagree with.”

It seems that Meta employees should have added “fiction writing” to their job description, however. A number of damning recent articles exposing patently unjust experiences of censorship have revealed the company to be more concerned with silencing voices – particularly Palestinian ones.

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Anger against racist police violence swells in the UK after killing of Chris Kaba

Tuesday, 27 September 2022 — Peoples Dispatch

1,833 people have died in police custody or following police contact in the UK since 1990. The recent killing of Chris Kaba has led to renewed calls for justice as Black people continue to be disproportionately targeted by police violence

by Tanupriya Singh

Chris Kaba Police violence UK(Photo: via Twitter)

Calls for truth and justice have intensified in the UK following the police killing of a 24-year-old Black man earlier this month. Chris Kaba was shot in the head by a firearms officer of the Metropolitan Police in Streatham Hill, London, on September 5. The killing sparked mass outrage and renewed protests against police violence and racism.

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“Racial engineering” behind Israel’s new West Bank entry restrictions

Monday, 26 September 2022 — The Electronic Intifada

Maureen Clare Murphy

Palestinians travel through Allenby Crossing in August 2021. Sulaiman Mahmoud APA images

New Israeli defense ministry restrictions on the entry of foreigners to the occupied West Bank will infringe on Palestinians’ basic rights, including to family life, when they are imposed next month.

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The War On Germany Just Entered Its Hot Phase

Tuesday, 27 September, 2022 — Moon of Alabama

Just yesterday I laid out how the U.S. is winning its war on Europe’s industries and people.

That war, hidden behind the U.S. created Ukraine crisis, is designed to destroy Europe’s manufacturing advantage compared to the U.S. It is more likely though to strengthen the economic position of China and other Asian economies.

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Brainwashed for war with Russia

Monday, 26 September 2022 — MROnline

| President Putin | MR Online

By Ray McGovern

Originally published: Antiwar.com on September 22, 2022

Thanks to Establishment media, the sorcerer apprentices advising President Joe Biden—I refer to Secretary of State Antony Blinken, national security adviser Jacob Sullivan, and China specialist Kurt Campbell—will have no trouble rallying Americans for the widest war in 77 years, starting in Ukraine, and maybe spreading to China. And, shockingly, under false pretenses.

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Free Market Genocides: The Real History of Trade

Tuesday, 27 September, 2022 — — Origin: Climate & Capitalism

From Ireland to India, free trade brought plunder, famine and death

Millions died of hunger in British-ruled India, where ‘free trade’ took precedence over famine relief.

by Jag Bhalla

Jag Bhalla blogs at Evonomics, where this essay was first published.

What role should greed play in how we run the world? Should it rule us and shape all that we do?

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FM Lavrov: Formal Transcript: 77th UNGA

Monday, 26 September 2022 — sakeris

Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s remarks at the General Debate of the 77th Session of the United Nations General Assembly, New York, September 24, 2022

Madame President,


Ladies and gentlemen,

We are meeting at a both challenging and dramatic moment. Crisis situations are growing, and the international security situation is deteriorating rapidly.

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Fascism returns to Europe’s centerstage

Monday, 26 September 2022 — Indian Punchline


The troika leading the far-right coalition that won Italy’s election: Giorgia Meloni (R), Silvio Berlusconi (C) and Matteo Salvini (L)

The stunning victory of a far-right coalition in Italy’s parliamentary election on Sunday is largely seen from the distinct prospect of Giorgia Meloni becoming the country’s next prime minister, whose hardline views on immigration and the preservation of the “Christian family” are rooted in the Italian Social Movement (MSI), a party founded after World War II by the nostalgic former members of Benito Mussolini’s fascist dictatorship.

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The Tories Declare Class War

Sunday, 25 September 2022 — Craig Murray

The “cap” on bankers bonuses that the Tories have just removed had been set at double their annual salary. Yes, double their annual salary. So a banker on £320,000 a year could only get an annual bonus of £640,000. That has now been lifted so they will be able to get annual bonuses of millions again.

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Ukraine News Links 16 – 25 September 2022

Sunday, 25 September 2022 • 21:00 — The New Dark Age

Just clearing up the backlog of links. Unfortunately, these are not necessarily in chronological order.

As Democracy Dies in the EU, Von der Leyen Reveals Its Sins

As We Move Closer To WW3, It’s A Good Time To Reassess Our Priorities In Life

The Spoils of War

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Europe’s Economic Hara-Kiri

Sunday, 25 September 2022 — Peoples Democracy

Prabhat Patnaik

THE cessation of natural gas supplies from Russia to Europe in retaliation against Western sanctions imposed on Russia because of the Ukraine war, is threatening Europe not only with a winter with inadequate heating that will take a big toll in terms of lives among poor people, but also with large-scale closures of enterprises; such closures would push up the unemployment rate, and significantly increase poverty and destitution among the workers.

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