Ukraine News Links 15 – 25 October 2022

Tuesday, 25 October 2022 — The New Dark Age

The War In Ukraine: Made In Washington Not Moscow

Playing at War in Ukraine

Who Is This “Haiti” That’s Appealing for Intervention?

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Largest Leak In British Political History Ignored By Media

Tuesday, 25 October 2022 — Youtube

Behind The Headlines

The Labour Party suffered the largest leak in British political history recently. The Al Jazeera documentary, “The Labour Files,” provided more proof that Labour Party insiders had conspired against Jeremy Corbyn and party members affiliated with him.

Lee Camp documents the corporate media’s role in spreading the Labour Party’s anti-Corbyn propaganda, and how they’ve buried all attempts to expose the scandal.

Patrick Lawrence: Europe’s Self Destruction

Friday, 22 October 2022 — Scheerpost

Despite the economically disastrous impact the Nord Stream pipeline sabotage will have on Europe, Western media still holds its tongue about it.

Ceremony of opening of gasoline Nord Stream. Among others Angela Merkel and Dmitry Medvedev, 2011., CC BY 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons

By Patrick Lawrence / Original to ScheerPost

Absolutely remarkable, Western media’s determination to ignore the recent Baltic Sea detonations, which knocked out the Nord Stream I and II gas pipelines. A major piece of Europe’s energy infrastructure, the joint property of Germany and Russia, has been destroyed. Any chance that Russian gas transmissions westward will be resumed is off the table. The Continent is now sent on a desperate search for new sources of natural gas, inevitably at higher prices. I cannot think of many stories that are more significant.

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US Chip War Version 2: Decoupling from China or Declaring War?

Sunday, 23 October 2022 — Peoples Democracy

Prabir Purkayastha

THE US has gambled big in its latest, across-the-board sanctions on Chinese companies in the semiconductor industry, believing it can kneecap China and retain its global dominance. From the slogan of globalisation and “free trade” of the neoliberal 90s, it has reverted to good old technology denial regimes followed by the US and its allies during the Cold War. While it might work in the short run in slowing down the Chinese advances, the cost to the US semiconductor industry of losing China – its biggest market – will also have significant consequences. In the process, the semiconductor industries of Taiwan and South Korea and equipment manufacturers in Japan and the European Union are likely to become collateral damage. It reminds us again of what Kissinger once said: “To be an enemy of the US is dangerous, but to be a friend is fatal”!

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