Ahmad Jamal: ‘Autumn Leaves’

Monday, 6 February 2023 — Jazz on the Tube

I just love Ahmad Jamal!! WB

Ahmad Jamal became a significant pianist in the early 1950s and he was still at the top in 2017 when he was 87.

Jamal’s “less-is-more” approach was a contrast to the dominant bebop style in his early days, his use of space and dynamics in his continuous close interaction with his sidemen remained a constant, and he continued to grow within his own individual style for decades.

On this intriguing and often-surprising version of “Autumn Leaves,” Jamal is joined by bassist James Cammack, drummer Herlin Riley, and percussionist Manolo Badrena

-Scott Yanow

Ukraine News Links 3-5 February 2023

Sunday, 5 February 2023 — The New Dark Age

Facebook Protects Nazis to Protect Ukraine Proxy War
https://popularresistance.org/facebook-protects-nazis-to-protect-ukraine-proxy-war/

Facepalm Of The Week.
https://smoothiex12.blogspot.com/2023/02/facepalm-of-week.html

The US Empire is Starting to Fall Apart
https://dissidentvoice.org/2023/02/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

[Source: laptrinhx.com]

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

Listen to a reading of this article:

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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Watch: Secret Power

30 January 2023 — Craig Murray

I spoke at this meeting on Saturday and gave a broader overview than usual of the Assange case and its importance. I think it comes over fairly cogently, even though I was actually feeling pretty dizzy and faint.

Jonathan Cook is, as ever, particularly worth listening to closely, and it was great to catch up with Jeremy Corbyn again.

At the end of the event I was particularly honoured to receive from Jeremy the Gavin Macfadyen Prize for supporting whistleblowers, not for myself but on behalf of Julian Assange, and I say a few more words on that subject.

Ukraine News Links 2-3 February 2023

Friday, 3 February 2023 — The New Dark Age

Have Moscow And Budapest…
https://smoothiex12.blogspot.com/2023/02/have-moscow-and-budapest.html

Why 100% Of The Blame For Ukraine’s War Is Obama’s, And None Is Putin’s
https://orientalreview.org/2023/02/03/why-100-of-the-blame-for-ukraines-war-is-obamas-and-none-is-putins/

Why’d The CIA Chief Unexpectedly Tell The Truth About Russian-Chinese Ties?
https://orientalreview.org/2023/02/03/whyd-the-cia-chief-unexpectedly-tell-the-truth-about-russian-chinese-ties/

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The West sees Iran in a new way

Thursday, 2 February 2023 — Indian Punchline

by M. K. BHADRAKUMAR

A drone exploding over a Defense Ministry workshop in the central Iranian city of Isfahan, on January 29, 2023

The Wall Street Journal reported from Tehran on Wednesday that “a lethal crackdown and an ailing economy have quieted anti-government street demonstrations … organised protests have largely tapered off.” The paradox is, this interpretation is widely applicable in the contemporary world situation, including many G7 countries. How can one pretend there are no “protestor grievances” in Britain or France today, and, yet, how come they are mute?

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Plastics a Big Factor in Rapidly Declining Sperm Counts, Expert Says

Friday, 3 February 2023 — The Defender

Sperm counts are declining worldwide — and at a rate more than double that since the turn of the century — according to one of the world’s leading environmental and reproductive epidemiologists, who says endocrine-disrupting chemicals are likely to blame.

By Suzanne Burdick, Ph.D. 

declining sperm count plastics feature

Sperm counts are declining worldwide — and at a rate more than double that since the turn of the century — according to Shanna Swan, Ph.D., author of “Count Down: How Our Modern World Is Threatening Sperm Counts, Altering Male and Female Reproductive Development, and Imperiling the Future of the Human Race.”

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Spycops in Spain; EU asylum plans; AI Convention draft leak; UK govt attacks basic freedoms

Friday, 3 February 2023 — Statewatch

Issue 02/23, 2 February

Also available as a PDF

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Welcome to our latest bulletin, featuring:

  • Special report: Spycops in Spain
  • EU asylum plans: unaccountability and failure
  • First draft of artificial intelligence convention published
  • UK government assault on basic freedoms continues

And: Draft European Council conclusions, Dutch police surveillance case, travel surveillance, and more.
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Swedish Prosecutors Destroyed Assange Documents

Friday, 3 February 2023 — The Dissenter

By Kevin Gosztola

Press photo from the Swedish Prosecution Authority. Fair use for news and commentary purposes.

Swedish prosecutors destroyed copies of email correspondence related to the extradition case against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, according to Italian journalist Stefania Maurizi.

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Why Smart Meters Are Good for Utility Companies, Bad for Consumers

Thursday, 2 February 2023 — The Defender

Proponents of smart meters say the devices promote energy conservation by providing detailed feedback to consumers about their habits, but critics say the technology can be harmful to health and it poses real privacy concerns.

By Suzanne Burdick, Ph.D.

Smart meters — or “advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) installations” — are wireless devices that use radiofrequency (RF) radiation to transmit information about how much water, gas and electricity consumers use to utility companies.

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Ukraine News Links 31 January – 2 February 2023

Thursday, 2 February 2023 — The New Dark Age

Nostalgia For The Cuban Missile Crisis
https://popularresistance.org/nostalgia-for-the-cuban-missile-crisis/

What A Load Of Contrived BS.
https://smoothiex12.blogspot.com/2023/02/what-load-of-contrived-bs.html

The New York Times Just Admitted That The West’s Anti-Russian Sanctions Are A Failure
https://orientalreview.org/2023/02/02/the-new-york-times-just-admitted-that-the-wests-anti-russian-sanctions-are-a-failure/

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