Ukraine News Links 29-30 October 2022

Sunday, 30 October 2022 — The New Dark Age

Peskov Cuts The Crap…

What ever happened to our fear of Armageddon?

Noam Chomsky: Neoliberalism And The Roots Of Fascism

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Of Gas and Hot Air

Sunday, 30 October 2022 — The van says…

Hot air from the politicians, yet no heat for the people


We have seen some pretty scary stories coming out of the UK of late, and the ones regarding its energy situation are even worse than those concerning the political rollercoaster that London has become of late. This shorter article will take a wry look at what it’s all about.
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Watch: 5 questions about Brazil’s historic elections

Thursday, 27 October 2022 — Peoples Dispatch

Everything you need to know about the second round presidential elections in Brazil which will see former president Lula face off against far-right incumbent Bolsonaro

On October 30, Brazilians will go to the polls to choose their next president. The two candidates – former President Lula da Silva and incumbent Jair Bolsonaro – have very different visions of what Brazil should be and have run very different campaigns. Zoe Alexandra of Peoples Dispatch gives a primer on key questions regarding the Brazilian elections – what voter intention surveys say, the controversial campaign, the platforms and promises of Lula and Bolsonaro, and the governor’s race in Sao Paulo.

How the world now works – or doesn’t

Sunday, 30 October 2022 — Dr Malcolm Kendrick

[How fewer doctors means more doctors – it’s official]

This blog has nothing to do with heart disease, or vaccines, or anything directly about medical practice at all.

However, it does have a great deal to do with data manipulation, which is something very close to my heart. It also illustrates how a ‘fact’ can be anything but.

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Brazil’s economic and political rollercoaster

Sunday, 30 October 2022 — Michael Roberts Blog

The latest polls put Workers Party leader Lula de Silva ahead in the two-horse race with incumbent right-wing President Jair Bolsonaro in today’s final round of the presidential election in Brazil.  If Lula wins, it will be a dramatic comeback for the former president after having been jailed for alleged corruption under the previous right-wing Temer regime; and then finally released and allowed to run again.  A Lula victory will mean that the Workers Party has regained the presidency after losing it when last WP leader Dilma Rousseff was impeached by a right-wing Congress in a ‘soft coup’ in 2016.

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NATO Had Plans for a Preemptive Strike on Russia Using the Cover of a French-Led Naval Exercise in the Mediterranean

Sunday, 30 October, 2022 — CovertAction Magazine

By Sonja Van den Ende

New U.S. Army command in Wiesbaden to coordinate war support for Ukraine. [Source:]

Revelations further underscore mendacity behind Biden administration claim that Russia’s invasion of Ukraine was unprovoked

POLARIS 21 was a large-scale French naval exercise in the Mediterranean that took place from November 18 to December 3, 2021, off the island of Corsica between France and Spain.

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The message from China’s party congress

Sunday, 30 October 2022 — Indian Punchline


Xi Jinping (left) with new politburo standing committee members  Li Qiang, Zhao Leji, Wang Huning, Cai Qi, Ding Xuexiang and Li Xi at a meeting with media, Great Hall of People, Beijing, Oct.23, 2022

The highlight of the recent 20th National Congress of the Communist Party (CPC) of China has been the re-election of Xi Jinping as the General Secretary for another five-year term. The tradition set by Deng Xiaoping in the post-Mao Zedong era has been set aside. This was not unexpected, and has been largely interpreted as a consolidation of political power by the incumbent leader. That is partly so but not entirely. Its consequences are wide-ranging.

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