Kiev Snubs Christmas Truce… No Peace or Goodwill From NATO and Its Frankenstein Monster

Friday, 6 January 2023 — Strategic Culture Foundation

The United States and its NATO allies do not want any chance of diplomacy and peace breaking out

Russia’s unilateral truce for the Orthodox Christmas this weekend was rejected out of hand as “cynical propaganda” by the United States, European Union, NATO and the NeoNazi regime in Kiev that they support. Who are the real cynics here?

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Ukraine News Links 5-6 January 2023

Friday, 6 January 2023 — The New Dark Age

Russian-Turkish partnership in the area of another Turkish-Syrian crisis

With Eye On Iran, Netanyahu Wades Into Ukraine Conflict

Pro-imperialist ideology exists in a tiny cocoon. The rest of the globe desires the end of U.S. hegemony.

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Watch: The Grayzone live on McCarthy, Twitter’s Russiagate files exposed

Friday, 6 January 2023 — The Grayzone

The Grayzone’s Max Blumenthal and Aaron Mate discuss the Rep. Kevin McCarthy’s failure to secure the House speakership, what it means for Ukraine aid and how it absolves Jimmy Dore’s Force The Vote push. They will also cover new Twitter files showing how corporate media, Congress and US intelligence colluded to drive Russiagate hysteria. Journalist Dan Kovalik joins The Grayzone to report from from Donbas, which he recently visited, and cover the latest developments in Venezuela.

India’s got the BRICS blues

Friday, 6 January 2023 — Indian Punchline


Lula da Silva’s supporters cheer as he arrives for his inauguration ceremony as Brazil’s new president, Brasilia, Jan. 1, 2023

The Brazilian news agency reported that Lula da Silva’s inauguration as the new president on January 1 for a historic third term amidst a carnival-like backdrop was attended by over five dozen foreign delegations, composed of heads of government, vice presidents, foreign ministers, special envoys and representatives of international organisations. It was the largest event with high-level international figures in Brazil since the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.

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“If there is to be a livable future, it will be a future offline”

Sunday, 1 January 2023 — Canadian Dimension

Jonathan Crary’s new book excoriates the digital world of late capitalism

Review by Owen Schalk 

Scorched Earth: Beyond the Digital Age to a Post-Capitalist WorldScorched Earth: Beyond the Digital Age to a Post-Capitalist World

Jonathan Crary

Verso, 2022

At this point, it is a commonplace that the techno-optimist promises of the Internet’s early proponents were either naïve or lies.

Claims of the system’s power to connect far-flung individuals and enrich one’s social life are risible. In the West, at least, the Internet’s primary effect has been to dissipate social energies into simulated flickers of friendship, comradery, or antagonism that more often than not ripple into nothingness before any deeper human experience can take root, rendering a large chunk of one’s time and attention pointless beyond the fact that it can be monetized to the benefit of seemingly omnipresent tech companies.

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NATO will confront Russia in West Africa

Tuesday, 2 January 2023 — Vanessa Beeley

Nikolay Dmitrievich Plotnikov – Head of the Center for Scientific and Analytical Information

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Why Mauritania is turning into an alliance outpost in the region – a recent report by Nikolay Dmitrievich Plotnikov outlines the potential for a new NATO front with Russia with Mauritania converted into a NATO alliance outpost in the region.

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