Ukraine News Links 30 November – 1 December 2022

Thursday, 1 December 2022 — The New Dark Age

New UK PM Enters Whilst the Rest of the World Gangs Up Against the Schoolyard Bully, America

Sharper’s Victims In The Energy Poker

Debunking Lies About The War In Ukraine

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#FreeAssange MOMENTUM: NY Times letter, Lula and Albanese Speak Out, and Cryptome’s Founder Says, “Prosecute Me!”

Thursday, 1 December 2022 — Assange Defense

It’s been a huge week for the #FreeAssange movement and you can feel the momentum building!

On the heels of the open letter from major press outlets denouncing the U.S. government’s prosecution of Julian Assange, mainstream coverage of the case has spiked. Even comedy legend Jon Stewart joined in!

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Of Mud, Massacre and Madness

Thursday, 1 December 2022 — The van says…

The cold hard reality of living in the hell that trenches invariably are


As well as watching happenings in Eastern Europe, the author frequently sees parallels between events of the past and those of today. A post on Intel Republic caused a pause for thought, this reflection comparing the misery suffered by the Ukrainians in the trenches today with the same scenario seen in France a little over a century ago. This article will examine the likenesses between the two conflicts and investigate what advances, if any, have been made over the last hundred years.
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Reflections on Events in Afghanistan — 41

Thursday, 1 December 2022 — Indian Punchline


At least 100 children were killed in a terrorist attack at a school in Kabul, Afghanistan, September 30, 2022

41. US brings culture wars to Afghanistan

The time has come to pick up threads from my blog of January 27 titled The West co-opts the Taliban. Indeed, the wheel has come full circle: the three-day conclave in Oslo on January 23-25 between a core group of Western diplomats with Taliban officials failed to work out a reasonable a modus vivendi. The pendulum has since swung to the other extreme.

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Palestine Action puts Israel’s war industry “on trial”

Thursday, 1 December 2022 — The Electronic Intifada

Kit Klarenberg

The protesters who were acquitted of conspiracy to cause criminal damage by a London court. (Palestine Action)

The Israeli weapons firm Elbit Systems is effectively being put on trial by the group Palestine Action.

By intentionally damaging property that Elbit owns or rents in Britain and getting arrested as a result, Palestine Action’s campaigners have been able to present courts with evidence against the arms maker.

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Mali’s Break with France Is a Symptom of Cracks in the Transatlantic Alliance: The Forty-Eighth Newsletter (2022)

Thursday, 1 December 2022 — The Tricontinental

Seydou Keita Mali Untitled 1948 1954Seydou Keïta (Mali), Untitled, 1948–1954.

Dear friends,

Greetings from the desk of Tricontinental: Institute for Social Research.

On 21 November 2022, Mali’s interim prime minister, Colonel Abdoulaye Maïga, issued a statement on social media announcing the government’s decision ‘to ban, with immediate effect, all activities carried out by [French] NGOs operating in Mali’. This announcement came a few days after the French government cut Official Development Aid (ODA) to Mali, alleging that Mali’s government is ‘allied to Wagner’s Russian mercenaries’ (referring to the Russian private military company, the Wagner Group.) Colonel Maïga called the French claims ‘fanciful allegations’ and a ‘subterfuge intended to deceive and manipulate national and international public opinion for the purpose of destabilising and isolating Mali’.

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