Macron’s US visit tells Europe’s alienation

Sunday, 4 December 2022 — Indian Punchline


French President Emmanuel Macron (R) and US President Joe Biden met in the White House, Washington, DC, Dec. 1, 2022

The state visit by French President Emmanuel Macron to the United States stands out as a signpost of the alignments taking place against the backdrop of the historic churning in the world order. The two leaders went to extraordinary lengths to display bonhomie but how far that impressed  the two statesmen — Macron, an erudite mind and the most vocal European statesman on his continent’s integration and strategic autonomy vis-a-vis the US, and Biden, a veteran of international diplomacy — time will show.

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Ukraine News Links 3-4 December 20202

Sunday, 4 December 2022 — The New Dark Age

Macron’s US visit tells Europe’s alienation

What “Victory” And “Defeat” Would Mean In Ukraine’s War

Srebrenica in the Ukraine

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Ukraine News Links 2-3 December 2022

Saturday, 3 December 2022 — The New Dark Age

An African View On Ukraine

ACTION ALERT: NYT Has Found New Neo-Nazi Troops to Lionize in Ukraine

Conflict In Ukraine Is Doomed To Escalate

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Is History Repeating Itself? And Who Will Be Today’s Ted Hall? An Interview with the Director of “A Compassionate Spy”

Saturday, 3 December 2022 — CoverAction Magazine

By Ron Ridenour

C:\Users\Ron Ridenour\Pictures\A Compassionate Spy\the principle three and writer ron ridenour with nobel peace prize.jpgInterviewer Ron Ridenour holds Ted Hall’s posthumous Nobel Peace Prize in the form of a Peace Lily as film director Steve James makes a point with Joan Hall and journalist-producer Dave Lindorff. [Source: Photo courtesy of Jette Salling]

[In this piece, Ron Ridenour interviews Steve James, the director of A Compassionate Spy, and Joan Hall, Ted Hall’s wife. See Ron’s review of the documentary here.—Editors] 

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Another Look Around 12/02/2022

Friday, 2 December 2022 — The van says…

Soviet steel, but made in the US of A? If Blinken gets his way, the MIC just might start earning a fortune through remanufacturing of the old D-20.


With there being no breaking news from Eastern Europe, now would again be a good time to look at matters which are not of primary importance, yet do have a role to play in global affairs.

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Deliberate Ambiguity: Israel’s Nukes Are the Greatest Threat to the Middle East

Friday, 2 December 2022 — MintPress News

As western countries are floating the theory that Russia could escalate its conflict with Ukraine to a nuclear war, many western governments continue to turn a blind eye to Israel’s own nuclear weapons capabilities. Luckily, many countries around the world do not subscribe to this endemic western hypocrisy.

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Can An American Scientist Who Smuggled Critical Nuclear Secrets to the Russians After World War II Be Considered a “Good Guy”? New Film Says Yes

Friday, 2 December 2022 — CovertAction Magazine

By Ron Ridenour

C:\Users\Ron Ridenour\Pictures\A Compassionate Spy\poster for 'A Compassionate Spy'.jpgPoster for A Compassionate Spy showing photo of Ted Hall. K-19 was his badge number at Los Alamos. [Source:]

Controversial New Documentary Reveals How A Teenage Army Physicist Named Ted Hall Saved The Russian People From A Treacherous U.S. Sneak Attack In 1950-51—And May Well Have Prevented A Global Nuclear Holocaust

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Global Breaking News on GMOs and Pesticides 2 December 2022

Friday, 2 December 2022 — Sustainable Pulse

Editors’ picks

New Figures Show Massive Decrease in Planting of GM Crops in European Union 

Figures for the area under MON810, the only transgenic GMO crop authorized for cultivation in the European Union, have just been published. And it’s a downward spiral: a third less than last year. In Spain and Portugal the transgenic area has fallen below 100,000 hectares for both countries combined, Inf’OGM reported. Source: Inf’OGM In 2016, […]

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In the Netherlands, a Discriminatory Algorithm has Impoverished Thousands of Families

Thursday, 1 December 2022 — Strategic Culture Foundation


Aided by an algorithm, the Dutch tax office has plunged into distress tens of thousands of families – in particular, foreign-born mothers, in wrongfully demanding from them staggering sums. The state is proving incapable of setting things right.

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Watch: Ukraine, NATO, and the State of the EU w/ MEP Clare Daly!

Friday, 2 December 2022 — Chronicles of Haiphong

Clare Daly is a member of the European Parliament who was elected from the constituency of Dublin, Ireland in 2019. She represents Independents4Change and sits in the Left group. Previously she was a member of the Irish Parliament, a former Airport Shop Steward, and Students Union President.

Ukraine News Links 30 November – 1 December 2022

Thursday, 1 December 2022 — The New Dark Age

New UK PM Enters Whilst the Rest of the World Gangs Up Against the Schoolyard Bully, America

Sharper’s Victims In The Energy Poker

Debunking Lies About The War In Ukraine

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#FreeAssange MOMENTUM: NY Times letter, Lula and Albanese Speak Out, and Cryptome’s Founder Says, “Prosecute Me!”

Thursday, 1 December 2022 — Assange Defense

It’s been a huge week for the #FreeAssange movement and you can feel the momentum building!

On the heels of the open letter from major press outlets denouncing the U.S. government’s prosecution of Julian Assange, mainstream coverage of the case has spiked. Even comedy legend Jon Stewart joined in!

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Of Mud, Massacre and Madness

Thursday, 1 December 2022 — The van says…

The cold hard reality of living in the hell that trenches invariably are


As well as watching happenings in Eastern Europe, the author frequently sees parallels between events of the past and those of today. A post on Intel Republic caused a pause for thought, this reflection comparing the misery suffered by the Ukrainians in the trenches today with the same scenario seen in France a little over a century ago. This article will examine the likenesses between the two conflicts and investigate what advances, if any, have been made over the last hundred years.
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Reflections on Events in Afghanistan — 41

Thursday, 1 December 2022 — Indian Punchline


At least 100 children were killed in a terrorist attack at a school in Kabul, Afghanistan, September 30, 2022

41. US brings culture wars to Afghanistan

The time has come to pick up threads from my blog of January 27 titled The West co-opts the Taliban. Indeed, the wheel has come full circle: the three-day conclave in Oslo on January 23-25 between a core group of Western diplomats with Taliban officials failed to work out a reasonable a modus vivendi. The pendulum has since swung to the other extreme.

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Palestine Action puts Israel’s war industry “on trial”

Thursday, 1 December 2022 — The Electronic Intifada

Kit Klarenberg

The protesters who were acquitted of conspiracy to cause criminal damage by a London court. (Palestine Action)

The Israeli weapons firm Elbit Systems is effectively being put on trial by the group Palestine Action.

By intentionally damaging property that Elbit owns or rents in Britain and getting arrested as a result, Palestine Action’s campaigners have been able to present courts with evidence against the arms maker.

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