Ukraine News Links 8-9 March 2023

Thursday, 9 March 2023 — The New Dark Age

Eight Contradictions of the Imperialist “Rules-Based Order”

Georgia Is Targeted For Regime Change Over Its Refusal To Open A “Second Front” Against Russia

Hugo Chávez: Ten Years Presente!

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‘Truth, No Matter What’: Why Watering Down Palestinian Reality is a Crime

Thursday, 9 March 2023 — MintPress News

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On February 20, the United Nations Security Council approved a statement, described in the media as a ‘watered-down’ version of an earlier draft resolution which would have demanded that Israel “immediately and completely cease all settlement activities in the occupied Palestinian territory.”

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Arguments Against Despair

Thursday, 9 March 2023 — Media Lens

Eliot Jacobson is a retired professor of mathematics and computer science who regularly appears on our Twitter feed discussing the climate crisis. He sends tweets under the grim title, ‘Your “moment of doom” for the day’. These channel the latest news on rapidly rising carbon emissions and temperatures, catastrophic examples of extreme weather, and so on. It’s depressing fare, and Jacobson is candid about the level of anguish he feels:
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Eight Contradictions of the Imperialist ‘Rules-Based Order’: The Tenth Newsletter (2023)

Thursday, 9 March 2023 — The Tricontinental

Boris Mikhailov Ukraine SSR Red 1968 1975Boris Mikhailov (Ukraine SSR), Red, 1968–1975.

Dear friends,

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

The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists has now moved the Doomsday Clock to 90 seconds to midnight, the closest it has been to the symbolic time of the annihilation of humanity and the Earth since 1947. This is alarming, which is why leaders in the Global South have been making the case to halt the warmongering over Ukraine and against China. As Namibia’s Prime Minister Saara Kuugongelwa-Amadhila said, ‘We are promoting a peaceful resolution of that conflict so that the entire world and all the resources of the world can be focused on improving the conditions of people around the world instead of being spent on acquiring weapons, killing people, and actually creating hostilities’.

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