Ukraine News Links 21-23 February 2023

Thursday, 23 February 2023 — The New Dark Age

Backlash to Rage Against the War Machine is about trying to sabotage an effective anti-imperialist movement

China-Iran Alliance For An Alternative World Order

Nice Try, Plus Larry On China And Russia.

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‘That Paper Is Dead’ – The Power Of Propaganda

Thursday, 23 February 2023 — Media Lens

Zelenskiy whallUkraine’s President Volodymyr Zelensky making a speech in Westminster Hall on 8 February, 2023

On 21 February 2023, climate scientist Professor Bill McGuire issued a stark warning:

‘Remember this date. First rationing of food in UK due to extreme weather. Things will only get worse as climate breakdown bites ever harder.’

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Words but no Weapons

Thursday, 23 February 2023 — The van says…

For all the bluster coming from the likes of Stoltenberg, hard facts will force hard decisions on the part of the collective West in the months to come. NATO helped to start a hot war, but everyone except the Russians are being left out in the cold.


Those regarding the situation in Eastern Europe objectively cannot have failed to notice that as fast as the Ukraine’s fortunes plummet, the begging from Kiev as well as the promises from the West soar. In spite of the hot air and pledges being banded around in the Western world, it is becoming increasingly clear that neither firearms nor fate favor Kiev as it moves into the future. This longer article shall examine how and why even the biggest moves by Zelenskiy’s Western allies will not alter the course of events in the Ukraine.

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The True Test of a Civilisation Is the Absence of Anxiety About Health: The Eighth Newsletter (2023)

Thursday, 23 February 2023 — The Tricontinental

8 Bundesarchiv Bild 183 G0206 0016 001Children play in the Rostock housing development, which, like all housing developments in the DDR, was required to include large open spaces for children.
Credit: Jürgen Sindermann,Wikimedia Commons / German Federal Archive.

Dear friends,

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

A few years ago, a minor medical problem took me to the Hospital Alemán-Nicaragüense in Nicaragua’s capital, Managua. While I was being treated, I asked the doctor, a kindly older man, if the hospital had been built in association with a German missionary organisation, given its name (in Spanish, alemán means ‘German’). No, he said: this hospital used to be called the Carlos Marx Hospital, and it was built in collaboration with the German Democratic Republic (DDR), or East Germany, in the 1980s. The DDR worked with Nicaragua’s Sandinista government to build the hospital in the working-class area of Xolotlán, where three hundred thousand people lived without access to health care. A massive solidarity campaign in the DDR helped raise funds for the project, and East German medical professionals travelled to Xolotlán to set up a camp of provisional medical tents before beginning construction. The brick-and-mortar hospital opened on 23 July 1985.

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Black Agenda Report February 22, 2023

Wednesday, 22 February 2023 — Black Agenda Report

Ukraine 2023: Black Agenda Report Special Issue
The Editors
This issue of Black Agenda Report focuses on the U.S. role in the Ukraine crisis. The second phase of the war in Ukraine that brought a direct confrontation between Ukrainian military forces and Russia is approaching its one-year anniversary. We are publishing two new articles, “Black Politics and Ukraine” and “Why and How to End the War in Ukraine.” BAR is also reprinting two articles, here and here, that capture the complex economic and geo-political interests that were driving the conflict. Both articles grounded their analysis in the concrete economic and political interests locked in combat as opposed to the liberal focus on what was in the heads of Putin, Biden and Zelensky that characterizes so much of mainstream analysis and has led to the confusion we see around Ukraine today.

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