Eco-Socialism, Democratic Communism: Common Sense

Sunday, 14 August, 2022 — Legalienate

“Are present ecological stresses so strong that if not relieved they will sufficiently degrade the ecosystem to make the earth uninhabitable by humans? Obviously no serious discussion of the environmental crisis can get very far without confronting this question.” 

Barry Commoner in The Closing Circle: 1971

More than fifty years after Commoner wrote those words, the environmental problem is almost infinitely worse and what is presently called climate change once thought to affect future generations is engulfing the entire planet right now. While warnings from a scientific community not on corporate payrolls grow more desperate the global political power of capitalism, the primary cause of nature’s breakdown under stress, especially at its fading but still essential center in the USA, is making things worse not just by the hour or minute but every second.

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UK Crony Capitalism: What’s really going on here?

Thursday, 18 August 2022 — Goodlaw Project

We won’t let the drive for Net Zero, one of the most important challenges facing the UK today, become another example of secretive closed-door procurement practices.

That’s why we’ve filed judicial review proceedings against the East of England Broadband Network (E2BN) for their decision to, we believe, unlawfully award a £70 billion ‘Everything Net Zero’ Framework Agreement to the Place Group, a company with scant emissions reduction expertise.

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Albert Woodfox, Angola Three Warrior, passes

Thursday, 11 August, 2022 — Hood Communist

by Mumia Abu-Jamal

Albert woodfox

Who has not heard of the Angola Three, three young black prisoners who were falsely accused of killing a prison guard in 1972 in the infamous Louisiana maximum security prison cited at a former slave plantation—and named for the place where the African captives came from, Angola. On Thursday, August 4th, attorneys for Albert Woodfox announced his passing at the age of 75.

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Ukraine News Links 16-17 August 2022

Wednesday, 17 August 2022 • 22:00 — The New Dark Age

There may be some duplication due to cross-posting and may be updated throughout the day, so please check back. If it gets updated, I usually insert the time on the line above. A lot of cross-posting usually indicates that the article is popular and some links may not work, depending on your location but I’ve kept them anyway, so at least the reader has some idea of the scale of censorship now operating in the ‘democratic’ West.

What the US-Instigated Crisis in Taiwan Means for Europe
https://journal-neo.org/2022/08/17/what-the-us-instigated-crisis-in-taiwan-means-for-europe/

Germany’s Champagne Policies and the War in Ukraine – Führerbunker
https://www.strategic-culture.org/news/2022/08/17/germany-champagne-policies-and-war-ukraine-fuhrerbunker/

Peace With Syria: The Final Piece in Turkey’s Foreign Policy Puzzle
https://www.strategic-culture.org/news/2022/08/17/peace-with-syria-final-piece-in-turkey-foreign-policy-puzzle/

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World order looks different from Moscow, Beijing

Wednesday, 17 August 2022 — Indian Punchline

by M. K. BHADRAKUMAR

Chinese, Russian warships in joint drills, Sea of Japan, Oct 2021

The Chinese Defence Ministry announced today its participation in the Vostok 2022 strategic command and staff exercise in Russia, which is slated for August 30-September 5. The low-key statement in Beijing said China will send some troops and the participation is within the framework of the two countries’ annual cooperation plan.

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Filipino Vice-Presidential Candidate Arrested Just Days After Secretary of State Antony Blinken Traveled to the Philippines To Pledge Greater U.S. Military Support

Wednesday, 17 August 2022 — CovertAction Magazine

By Jeremy Kuzmarov

Walden Bello being taken in by Philippines authorities on August 8. [Source: bworldonline.com]

Filipinos find themselves living in a back-to-the-future nightmare made in part by the U.S. with dictator Ferdinand Marcos’s son as their new president.

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Black Agenda Report 17 August 2022

Wednesday, 17 August, 2022 — Black Agenda Report

Trump Derangement Syndrome Returns
Margaret Kimberley
Why would Black people laud the FBI or criticize protection against self-incrimination? The FBI search of Donald Trump’s home has reawakened Trump Derangement Syndrome.

ESSAY AND PETITION: Massacre at Attica, The Black Panther Intercommunal News Service, 1971
Editors, The Black Agenda Review
To commemorate Black August and in memory of the forty-two men massacred during the September 13, 1971 Attica Prison uprising we reproduce below an essay and petition from The Black Panther Intercommunal New Service.

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Liz Truss — Fule Britannia

Wednesday, 17 August 2022 — theplanningmotivedotcom

Could there be a worse Prime Minister than the boisterous buffoon Johnson? Yes, the dull lampooned Truss. A party which is sacrificed to dumb down society by using the dream of Brexit to prevent a left-wing alternative, ends up paying a high price. First Johnson then Truss. With “no handouts” Truss, the Tory Party is about to elect its final grave digger.

Brian Green, 16th August 2022.

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How corporations are stealing the sea

Tuesday, 16 August 2022 — — Origin: Climate & Capitalism

Overfishing, seabed mining, corporate greed: it’s time to take back control

by Guy Standing

For most of human history, the oceans have been seen as a global commons, the benefits and resources of which belong to us all in equal measure. But our seas – and the marine environment as a whole – are being ravaged by exploitation for corporate profit. The result is a social, economic and ecological crisis that threatens the very life support system of the Earth.

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Former CIA Officer Joshua Schulte Faces As Many as 80 Years in Prison After Being Convicted For Providing Information to Wikileaks

Tuesday, 16 August, 2022 — CovertAction Magazine

By John Kiriakou

Accused CIA leaker Josh Schulte says gov mounted 'witch hunt'[Source: nypost.com]

A federal jury in New York last month convicted former CIA officer Joshua Schulte on nine felony counts under the Espionage Act for providing information to Wikileaks that became known as Vault 7.

Schulte has consistently denied that he was the source of the information.

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Those Angry at Rushdie’s Stabbing Have Been Missing In Action Over a Far Bigger Threat to our Freedom

Tuesday, 16 August 2022 — MintPress Newsnathan 

Jonathan Cook

Rushdie assange

Nothing I am about to write should be read as diminishing in any way my sympathy for Salman Rushdie, or my outrage at the appalling attack on him. Those who more than 30 years ago put a fatwa on his head after he wrote the novel, “The Satanic Verses,” made this assault possible. They deserve contempt. I wish him a speedy recovery.

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US-Iran deal dangling in the air

Tuesday, 16 August 2022 — Indian Punchline

by M. K. BHADRAKUMAR

Author Salman Rushdie, an ‘X’ factor in JCPOA (File photo)

In an interview on The Daily Wire’s Ben Shapiro Show, the former prime minister of Israel — and the likely next PM — Benjamin Netanyahu claimed on Sunday that he had an ingenuous Plan B for forcing regime change in Iran. Netanyahu said, “With low-flying satellites” and other miniature devices, “you might break their (regime’s) hold—their monopoly on information. That begins to challenge them.”

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Washington has only itself to blame for growing de-dollarization trend

Sunday, 14 August 2022 — Global Times

Washington has only itself to blame for growing de-dollarization trend

By Wen Sheng

Illustration: Chen Xia/Global TimesIllustration: Chen Xia/Global Times

After the breakout of the Russia-Ukraine conflict early this year, US-led Western governments imposed a raft of sweeping financial sanctions on Moscow including freezing its foreign exchange reserves. The thought the US may move to grab anybody’s assets who refuses to obey Washington’s dictates is truly unnerving, which is now inducing more countries to diversify their reserve assets away from US dollars.

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Ukraine News Links 15-16 August 2022

Tuesday, 16 August 2022 — The New Dark Age

There may be some duplication due to cross-posting and may be updated throughout the day, so please check back. If it gets updated, I usually insert the time on the line above. A lot of cross-posting usually indicates that the article is popular and some links may not work, depending on your location but I’ve kept them anyway, so at least the reader has some idea of the scale of censorship now operating in the ‘democratic’ West.

‘The Canary in the Coal Mine’: Sri Lanka’s Crisis is a Chronicle Foretold
https://socialistproject.ca/2022/08/canary-in-the-coal-mine-sri-lanka/

Eco-Socialism, Democratic Communism: Common Sense
https://dissidentvoice.org/2022/08/eco-socialism-democratic-communism-common-sense

Oh, No! Not That!;)) Not Sinking.
https://smoothiex12.blogspot.com/2022/08/oh-no-not-that-not-sinking.html

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Ukraine: Why Inspectors Can’t Reach the Zaporozhye Nuclear Plant

Monday, 15 August 2022 —  Internationalist 360°

The UN doesn’t want IAEA monitors to confirm Kiev was shelling the power plant, says local administration

Members of the UN are blocking a visit by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) to the Zaporozhye nuclear power plant (ZNPP) so they can avoid confirming Kiev shelled the Russian-controlled facility, local official Vladimir Rogov told RT in an interview on Monday.

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‘The Canary in the Coal Mine’: Sri Lanka’s Crisis is a Chronicle Foretold

Tuesday, 16 August, 2022 — Socialist Project

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Sri Lanka’s acute economic crisis and sovereign debt default, along with its people’s uprising in 2022, has drawn attention across the world. It is described as the ‘canary in the coal mine’, that is, a harbinger of the likely future for other global south countries. Eric Toussaint, spokesperson for the Committee for the Abolition of Illegitimate Debt (CADTM) interviewed via email Colombo-based Balasingham Skanthakumar of the Social Scientists’ Association of Sri Lanka and the CADTM’s South Asia network. The responses in draft were improved by Amali Wedagedera’s review and finalized on 5th August.

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Kiev Tacitly Admitted to Waging Nuclear Terrorism Against Europe

Monday, 15 August 2022 — Internationalist 360°

Andrew Korybko

The only possible explanation for this shocking stance is that the West has become so desperate to stop Russia’s slow but steady advance throughout the latest phase of the Ukrainian Conflict that its ideologically driven elite are literally willing to sacrifice their own people’s lives and that of future generations in a last-ditch gamble to bring that about. Their citizens, meanwhile, obviously don’t approve of this but are powerless to shape the course of events.

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Ukraine News Links 14-15 August 2022

Monday, 15 August 2022 • 22:00 — The New Dark Age

There may be some duplication due to cross-posting and may be updated throughout the day, so please check back. If it gets updated, I usually insert the time on the line above. A lot of cross-posting usually indicates that the article is popular and some links may not work, depending on your location but I’ve kept them anyway, so at least the reader has some idea of the scale of censorship now operating in the ‘democratic’ West.

China’s Growing Military Might
https://journal-neo.org/2022/08/15/china-s-growing-military-might/

Is the Ukrainian War on its Own People Now Over?
https://journal-neo.org/2022/08/15/is-the-ukrainian-war-on-its-own-people-now-over/

German chancellor opposes fellow EU leaders on visa issue
https://www.rt.com/news/560899-olaf-scholz-against-visa-ban-russians/

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