Ukraine News Links 6-7 December 2022

Wednesday, 7 December 2022 — The New Dark Age

An overview of the situation in Pakistan

The Kazakhstan Gas Situation: A Key Indicator of Things to Come

Andrei Raevsky Posted A Good Piece…

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Black Agenda Report December 7, 2022

Wednesday, 7 December 2022 — Black Agenda Report

Hakeem Jeffries and the Railroad Workers
Margaret Kimberley
A new Black “first” came along at the same moment that the Democratic Party showed itself to be a servant of the ruling classes. Hakeem Jeffries is a very willing tool of powerful people. There is no reason to celebrate his ascension to the House Minority Leader position.

ESSAY: Labor, Neoliberalism, and the 2004 Coup in Haiti, Jeb Sprague, 2008
Editors, The Black Agenda Review
What role did labor play in the 2004 coup in Haiti? A 2008 essay illuminates the convergence of labor politics, neoliberal policy, and imperial malfeasance.

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Meet the Brutal Proxy Force Fighting the Russians, Not Only on the Ground in Ukraine But Also on the Internet

Wednesday, 7 December 2022 — CovertAction Magazine

By Evan Reif

Georgian Legion [Source:]

Part II of a CAM Series on the Georgian Legion

[See Part 1 here.—Editors]

The story of the Georgian Legion is more than just battles and atrocities. Far from the battlefield, thousands of people are now soldiers on a second, digital front. They are engaged in both propaganda and attack, relentlessly swarming anyone who dares to question approved narratives. These are not random Internet trolls; rather, they operate with the approval and backing of the Pentagon and the Ukrainian defense apparatus.

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Scientists Struggle to Explain Why COVID Spared Unjabbed

Tuesday, 6 December 222 — Dr Mercola

Analysis by Dr. Joseph Mercola Fact Checked

Story at-a-glance

  • “Vaccine equity” remains high on the global cabal’s list of priorities, even though real-world evidence shows the COVID shots have done more harm than good
  • Africa, where fewer than 6% of people have received the COVID jab, have maintained an extremely low COVID-19 death rate throughout the last three years, likely because they didn’t have equal access to experimental COVID injections
  • While wholly ignoring the African experience, U.S. media are now trying to scare people into taking additional shots for fall by warning of an incoming “tripledemic” of COVID, flu and respiratory syncytial virus (RSV)
  • The tripledemic narrative is scientifically implausible. Respiratory viruses tend to interfere with each other’s spread, such that one typically ends up dominating
  • Pfizer’s and Moderna’s pediatric trials both found RSV infection was more prevalent among children who got their COVID jabs than those who didn’t

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An image of hope: Abahlali baseMjondolo’s fight for dignity and land, 17 years on

Sunday, 4 December 2022 — Peoples Dispatch

On November 17, a photo exhibition titled ‘Socialism or Death: Abahlali baseMjondolo on the Frontlines of Struggle’ opened at The Forge in Johannesburg. The work displayed chronicles the years-long struggle of South Africa’s shack dwellers movement to secure land and housing for the urban poor

by Tanupriya Singh

eKhenana AbM South Africa
(EKhenana was founded as a land occupation in 2018 and has faced numerous violent and illegal evictions over the years. On December 27, 2019, the shack dwellers’ movement Abahlali baseMjondolo won an interdict in the high court in Durban, preventing the municipality from continuing with illegal evictions. It was reaffirmed on April 20, 2020, after the municipality continued to evict and destroy the occupation, violating the court order and the government’s Covid-19 lockdown regulations. Since March this year, residents have also had to contend with the regular arrests of its leaders and killings. Three leaders of the Commune have been shot and killed by known suspects, and at times in broad daylight. (Caption and Photo by Nomfundo Xolo)

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