Today’s Russia Is Upholding the Best of the Soviet Legacy

27 December 2022 — Orinoco Tribune 

Monument to V. I. Lenin at pavilion No. 1 (“Central”) at VDNKh in Moscow. Photo: RIA Novosti/Alexei Filippov.Monument to V. I. Lenin at pavilion No. 1 (“Central”) at VDNKh in Moscow. Photo: RIA Novosti/Alexei Filippov.

By Victoria Nikiforova – Dec 5, 2022

The following essay is written and published by a columnist at Russia’s main state media outlet, RIA Novosti. The essay provides an overview of the achievements and the lasting legacy of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR) for today’s Russia and for the world. It is not a comprehensive history of the USSR; that is for historians to continue to write and debate. The essay’s most salient feature is the insight into the thinking of the people of the Russian Federation at this very turbulent turning point in their history.

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The Price of Betraying Palestine: Morocco Challenges Normalization with Israel

Monday, 2 January 2022 — MintPress News

Pal child

Two years ago, Morocco and Israel signed the US-brokered “Joint Declaration”, thus officially recognizing Israel and instating diplomatic ties. Though other Arab countries had already done the same, the Moroccan official recognition of Apartheid Israel was particularly devastating for Palestinians.

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Pakistan’s Imran Khan compares his ouster to CIA coup in Iran, criticizes Western colonialism

Monday, 2 January 2022 — Multipolarista

Pakistan’s ex Prime Minister Imran Khan compared the US-backed coup against him in April 2022 to the CIA plot that toppled Iran’s elected PM Mohammad Mossadegh in 1953. He praised Tehran’s sovereignty

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Pakistan’s former Prime Minister likened the US-backed parliamentary coup that removed him from power in April 2022 to the violent CIA operation that overthrew Iran’s democratically elected Prime Minister Mohammad Mossadegh in 1953.

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Ukraine News Links 31 December 2022 – 2 January 2023

Monday, 2 January 2022 — The New Dark Age

Ukraine War Tolls Death Knell For NATO

Marxists didn’t anticipate how effective U.S. imperialism would be at holding back global revolution

Will They Sue For “Peace”.

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U.S. Spreads Misery Across the Globe Imposing Sanctions on a Third of Humanity

Monday, 2 January 2022 — CovertAction Magazine

By Jeremy Kuzmarov

Zimbabweans march against sanctions in Harare, October 25, 2019. [Source:]

…Yet There is Almost No Opposition or Outcry—Even When Sanctions are Increasingly Having a Boomerang Effect

The U.S. may try piously to defend sanctions as a ‘response to foreign tyranny,’ but they are really a pretext to steal foreign bank accounts and cripple commercial rivals of U.S. corporations.

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 US Patriot Missiles in Ukraine: A Desperate & Dangerous Escalation

Monday, 2 January 2023 — Land Destroyer Report

January 2, 2023 (Brian Berletic – New Eastern Outlook) – US appears to be in the process of transferring its Patriot air defense missile system to Ukraine. CNN in its article, “Exclusive: US finalizing plans to send Patriot missile defense system to Ukraine,” claims the US will approve and then quickly ship the system or systems into Ukraine in just days after the decision is made.
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Ecosocialist Bookshelf: The Best of 2022

Saturday, 31 December 2023 — — Origin: Climate & Capitalism

Ian Angus selects his favorite red and green books from the past year

Ecosocialist Bookshelf is a monthly column, hosted by Ian Angus. Books described here may be reviewed at length in future. Inclusion of a book does not imply endorsement, or that C&C agrees with everything (or even anything!) these books say.

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