Ukraine News Links 3-5 February 2023

Sunday, 5 February 2023 — The New Dark Age

Facebook Protects Nazis to Protect Ukraine Proxy War

Facepalm Of The Week.

The US Empire is Starting to Fall Apart

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On Cop City, Lützerath, and biodiversity & colonialist conservation

Sunday, 5 February 2023 — Uneven Earth

Uneven jan23Photo: Jesse Pratt López via Vice

Once a month, we put together a list of stories we’ve been reading: news you might’ve missed or crucial conversations going on around the web. We focus on environmental justice, radical municipalism, new politics, political theory, and resources for action and education.

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Not The India that Modi Sees

December 2019 — The New Dark Age

By Supratim Barman

[I wrote this in December 2019, and, I feel it to be still relevant today within the context of the recently published 2-part BBC Documentary on PM Modi, as well as the nearly 65% loss in Market Value of Adani Enterprises after the publication of the Hindenberg Research Report; that shorted their shares.

The federated Indian Republic is a vast, diverse and complex nation and I hope that readers outside the territory of the Sovereign Socialist Secular Democratic Republic of India, (i.e, the actual official designation of India as defined in her Constitution) would see these images, the history and stories of a part of India that is hardly known by most people, (even within India itself) – Supratim Barman]

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Ukraine—The Inevitable War

Sunday, 5 February 2023 — CovertAction Magazine

By Chay Bowes


Why negotiate a diplomatic settlement and adhere to the Minsk agreement when there is so much money in war?

During a recent interview with German magazine Der Spiegel, former Chancellor and European political heavyweight Angela Merkel revealed that the Minsk accords, a comprehensive 2015 diplomatic treaty, agreed by the EU, United States, Russia, and Kyiv to end the civil war in eastern Ukraine, was essentially subverted by the Ukrainians in an attempt to buy time to expand its military capabilities.

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Blinken’s Travel Canceling Adds To China Hate

Sunday, 5 February 2023 — Moon of Alabama

In 1964 Richard Hofstadter wrote about The Paranoid Style in American Politics:

Events since 1939 have given the contemporary right-wing paranoid a vast theatre for his imagination, full of rich and proliferating detail, replete with realistic cues and undeniable proofs of the validity of his suspicions. The theatre of action is now the entire world, and he can draw not only on the events of World War II, but also on those of the Korean War and the Cold War. Any historian of warfare knows it is in good part a comedy of errors and a museum of incompetence; but if for every error and every act of incompetence one can substitute an act of treason, many points of fascinating interpretation are open to the paranoid imagination. In the end, the real mystery, for one who reads the primary works of paranoid scholarship, is not how the United States has been brought to its present dangerous position but how it has managed to survive at all.

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They’re Not Worried About “Russian Influence”, They’re Worried About Dissent

Sunday, 5 February 2023 — Caitlin Johnson

Caitlin Johnstone

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Being labeled a Russian propagandist all day every day for criticizing US foreign policy is really weird, but one advantage it comes with is a useful perspective on what people have really been talking about all these years when they warn of the dangers of “Russian propaganda”.

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