Ukraine News Links 13-14 September 2022

Wednesday, 14 September 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 at least you have some idea of the scale of censorship now operating in the ‘democratic’ West.

Why Russia Will Still Win, Despite Ukraine’s Gains

Imposed Insanity: Royalty, Propaganda And The Coming Catastrophe

Economist Richard Wolff: Sanctions Against Russia, Inflation

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Imposed Insanity – Royalty, Propaganda And The Coming Catastrophe

Wednesday, 14 September 2022 — Media Lens

If every single high-profile journalist, politician and priest is currently expressing heartfelt devotion to Britain’s deceased, 96-year-old monarch, it is not because she ‘served’ her country diligently in doing her ‘duty’ for 70 years. The powerful interests that determine Britain’s political and media agenda are not sentimentalists; they do not impose ‘managed democracy’ as a kind of game. Propaganda blitzes are always pragmatic.

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Chris Hedges: Monarchs Belong in the Dustbin of History

Wednesday, 14 September 2022 — MintPress News

“Monarchs Belong in the Dustbin of History” writes Chris Hedges in the wake of the death of Queen Elizabeth II. This is an important moment to make this argument. As the U.K. moves to crown King Charles III while arresting anyone who dares to protest the monarchy it opens space for the question: Should people anywhere still suffer monarchy in the 21st Century?

“The fawning adulation of Queen Elizabeth in the United States, which fought a revolution to get rid of the monarchy, and in Great Britain, is in direct proportion to the fear gripping a discredited, incompetent and corrupt global ruling elite.”

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Europe, more than Putin, must shoulder the blame for the energy crisis

The same arrogant, self-righteous posturing from the West that fuelled the Ukraine war is now plunging Europe into recession

Middle East Eye – 14 September 2022

Outraged western leaders are threatening a price cap on imports of Russian natural gas after Moscow cut supplies to Europe this month, deepening an already dire energy and cost-of-living crisis. In response, Russian President Vladimir Putin has warned that Europe will “freeze” this winter unless there is a change of tack.

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The Kharkov Counterattack – No Big Success – No Large Defeat

Wednesday, 14 September, 2022 — Moon of Alabama

The ‘western’ media are euphoric about the ‘successful’ Ukrainian counterattack in Kharkov oblast.

Ukrainian forces retake key villages as counteroffensive advances writes the Washington PostHow Ukraine Gained Momentum Against Russia and Took a Critical Hub says the New York TimesWaPo again: Intelligence points to potential turning point in Ukraine warUkraine News: In Reclaimed Towns, Ukrainians Recount a Frantic Russian Retreat, headlines the NYT. Is Russia on the run? asks the Economist.

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Ukraine sliding into a real war

Wednesday, 14 September 2022 — Indian Punchline


Bakhmut’s desolate streets where intense fighting is expected

A recurring feature of the Cold War was that the United States almost always placed great store on the optics of a Soviet-American affair while Moscow chose to concentrate on the end result. The Cuban Missile Crisis is the best known example where the denouement was about the publicised abandonment of the planned Soviet deployment of missiles in Cuba and a US public declaration and agreement not to invade Cuba again. But it later came to be known that there was also  an unpublicised part, namely, the dismantling of all of the Jupiter ballistic missiles that had been deployed to Turkey.

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Covid Vaccine Destroys Natural Immunity, NEJM Study Shows

Monday, 12 September 2022 — Daily Skeptic

by Will Jones

A new study published in the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) shows not only that the effectiveness of the Pfizer Covid vaccine becomes negative (meaning the vaccinated are more likely to be infected than the unvaccinated) within five months but that the vaccine destroys any protection a person has from natural immunity.

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1.5°C warming may trigger multiple tipping points

Tuesday, 13 September 2022 — Climate & Capitalism

Five of sixteen identified tipping points are already in the danger zone

Click to enlarge: The location of climate tipping elements in the cryosphere (blue), biosphere (green) and ocean/atmosphere (orange), and global warming levels their tipping points will likely be triggered at. Summary Map by Earth Commission/Globaïa.

Multiple climate tipping points could be triggered if global temperature rises beyond 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels, according to a major new analysis published in the journal Science. Even at current levels of global heating the world is already at risk of passing five dangerous climate tipping points, and risks increase with each tenth of a degree of further warming.

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The Folly of Following ‘The’ Science: an Exercise in Grammar

Friday, 9 September 2022 — HART

The devil is in the detail…

Rishi Sunak’s revelations in The Spectator on 1 September reveal his disquiet at the influence SAGE advisers wielded during the pandemic, the perils of applying lockdowns, the inappropriate fear messaging targeted at the public based on exaggerated modelling of data and, importantly, the censorship of dissenting views within ministerial meetings.

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