Israel’s secret biological warfare during 1948 ethnic cleansing of Palestine

Tuesday, 18 October 2022 — Vanessa Beeley

Poisoning Palestine’s water supply in 1948 – the Zionist genocidal campaign

Prisoners of war in Ramla 1948 – Benny Morris: “We deciphered the development of the operation and its stages, we found out who authorized, organized and controlled the operation, and how it was carried out in the field” The collection of photographs by his son Rothenberg.

Two articles have recently been published in Haaretz. As they are both behind a paywall I will share much of the information here and add some further context.

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The Other Russia-West War: Why Some African Countries are Abandoning Paris, Joining Moscow

Monday, 17 October 2022 — MintPress News

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The moment that Lieutenant-Colonel Paul-Henri Sandaogo Damiba was ousted by his own former military colleague, Captain Ibrahim Traore, pro-coup crowds filled the streets. Some burned French flags, others carried Russian flags. This scene alone represents the current tussle underway throughout the African continent.

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Uneven Earth’s September readings

Tuesday, 18 October 2022 — Uneven Earth

On Pakistan’s superfloods, sustainable living in Uruguay, and the importance of third places

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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Drones. Death and Data

Tuesday, 18 October 2022 — The Van Says…

It might not look much, but the impact drones are making is causing a revolution on the battlefield.

Preamble

We have all become familiar with the drones and UAVs that have been used by the US over recent years that have caused such death and hardship across the Middle East and elsewhere, but current hostilities in the Ukraine have highlighted the value of smaller aircraft and brought the advent of a new form of warfare. This article will examine what these new drones are and how they will impact both this conflict as well as warfare in general.
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Ukraine – Drones Turn Off Electricity

Tuesday, 18 October 2022 — Moon of Alabama

In early September Gallup did a survey in Ukraine:

More than six months into a war that many around the world (including Russia) thought Ukraine would lose quickly, most Ukrainians are resolved to keep fighting.

A clear majority — 70% of all Ukrainians interviewed in early September — say their country should continue fighting until it wins the war with Russia. Just over one in four (26%) favor negotiating to end it as soon as possible.

That 70% poll number is likely the high point as it came at a time that promised Ukrainian successes.

The situation for Ukraine has since gotten worse. Much worse.

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The Cuban Missile Crisis @ 60 How John F. Kennedy Sacrificed His Most Consequential Crisis Advisor

Monday, 17 October 2022 — The National Security Archive

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Documents Chart Critical Contribution of U.N. Ambassador Adlai Stevenson in Missile Crisis Management and Resolution

Stevenson’s Diplomatic Admonition: “Blackmail and Intimidation Never; Negotiation and Sanity Always

Washington D.C., October 17, 2022 – In a secret “eyes only” memorandum for John F. Kennedy, written 60 years ago today at the outset of the Cuban Missile Crisis, U.N. Ambassador Adlai Stevenson admonished the president to abandon his initial plan to attack Cuba and to consider, instead, the diplomatic option of dismantling U.S. missile bases in Europe in return for the withdrawal of the Soviet missiles in Cuba. Air strikes against Cuba would “have such incalculable consequences,” he argued, “that I feel you should have made it clear [to your advisors] that the existence of nuclear missile bases anywhere is negotiable before we start anything.”

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China: Xi’s third term – part two: property, debt and common prosperity

Tuesday, 18 October 2022 — Michael Roberts Blog

In part one of my analysis of China’s economic future, I dealt with the claims that China would slow towards stagnation because its investment rate was too high, the working population was falling fast and the economy needed to become like mature Western capitalist economies based on consumption-led growth.  I argued that the Western capitalist model was hardly great shakes, given its regular and recurring crises and the much lower levels of consumption growth.  Anyway, in an economy, consumption does not lead investment and national output.  On the contrary, it is investment that leads in capitalist economies just as much as in China.

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