UK: Why can’t police acknowledge institutional racism?

Thursday, 26 May 2022 — Institute of Race Relations

How can an organisation become ‘actively anti-racist’ without acknowledging the existence of institutional racism? The National Police Chiefs’ Council and College of Policing this week launched its Police Race Action Plan, tasked with ‘Improving policing for Black people’. Like so many plans and strategies before it, it is laden with commitments to ‘overhaul systems, processes and procedures’, promote good governance and implement a range of workstreams to tackle disproportionalities in the use of force, and to restore trust with the Black community.

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And Then There Was No More Empire All of a Sudden: The Twenty-First Newsletter (2022)

Thursday, 26 May 2022 — The Tricontinental

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Dear friends,

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

Empire denies its own existence. It does not exist as an empire but only as benevolence, with its mission to spread human rights and sustainable development across the world. However, that perspective means nothing in Havana nor in Caracas, where ‘human rights’ has come to mean regime change, and where ‘sustainable development’ has come to mean the throttling of their people through sanctions and blockades. It is from the standpoint of the victims of empire that clarity comes.

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Ukraine after 90 days of war

Wednesday, 25 May 2022 — Indian Punchline

by M. K. BHADRAKUMAR

Amidst intense fighting under way, Russian forces entered Severodonetsk city in Luhansk, Donbass region, May 24, 2022

The Western narrative that Russia is facing defeat at the hands of the Ukrainian military is falling apart. The contrived narrative that Ukraine was “winning” made Kiev delusional which in turn created conditions for Washington and London to extend the war and incrementally enter into it laterally and turn it into a war of attrition against Russia.

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Ukraine News Links 25-26 May 2022

Thursday, 26 May 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.

On Washington’s Request, Ukraine has Now Turned against Turkey as Well
https://journal-neo.org/2022/05/26/on-washington-s-request-ukraine-has-now-turned-against-turkey-as-well/

About Force Multipliers And Game-Changers. By Larry.
https://smoothiex12.blogspot.com/2022/05/about-force-multipliers-and-game.html

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NATO vs Russia: what happens next

Tuesday, 24 May, 2022 — The Saker

In Davos and beyond, NATO’s upbeat narrative plays like a broken record, while on the ground, Russia is stacking up wins that could sink the Atlantic order.

By Pepe Escobar, posted with the author’s permission and crossposted with The Cradle

Three months after the start of Russia’s Operation Z in Ukraine, the battle of The West (12 percent) against The Rest (88 percent) keeps metastasizing. Yet the narrative – oddly – remains the same.

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Ukraine News Links 24-25 May 2022

Wednesday, 25 May 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 U.S. doesn’t want peace”
https://mronline.org/2022/05/24/the-u-s-doesnt-want-peace/

Relations between Russia and Algeria are Developing Rapidly
https://journal-neo.org/2022/05/25/relations-between-russia-and-algeria-are-developing-rapidly/

Biden In Tokyo: Killing Strategic Ambiguity
https://orientalreview.org/2022/05/25/biden-in-tokyo-killing-strategic-ambiguity/

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IPEF will be a hard sell in Indo-Pacific

Tuesday, 24 May 2022 — Indian Punchline

by M. K. BHADRAKUMAR

From L-R: Japan’s Prime Minister Fumio Kishida, US President Joe Biden, and India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the launch of Indo-Pacific Economic Framework for Prosperity at Izumi Garden Gallery in Tokyo on May 23, 2022

A new economic bloc comprising twelve countries of the Indo-Pacific region and the United States was unveiled on Monday in Tokyo on the sidelines of President Joe Biden’s visit. Christened as the Indo-Pacific Economic Framework (IPEF), it is conceived as the economic correlative of the US Indo-Pacific Strategy.

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Ukraine News Links 23-24 May 2022

Tuesday, 24 May 2022 • 18:30 — 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.

New York Times Repudiates Drive For ‘Decisive Military Victory’ In Ukraine
https://popularresistance.org/new-york-times-repudiates-drive-for-decisive-military-victory-in-ukraine/

Truly Dangerous’: Biden Vows US Military Response If China Invades Taiwan
https://popularresistance.org/truly-dangerous-biden-vows-us-military-response-if-china-invades-taiwan/

In The Wake Of Russian Victory In Mariupol
https://orientalreview.org/2022/05/24/in-the-wake-of-russian-victory-in-mariupol/

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Russia to Score Major Victories in Donbass, Must Adapt to New NATO Game

Ekaterina Blinova

NATO has raised the stakes by flooding Ukraine with heavy weaponry and trying to prolong the conflict, says Scott Ritter, a military analyst and former US Marine intelligence officer.

Sputnik: In a recent interviews with Sputnik you said that if Russia is “able to achieve some sort of demonstrable battlefield victory of such a large scale that the inevitable defeat of Ukraine is played before the European community, that would put a damper on the provision of weaponry [by the West] in a futile exercise.” Could the surrender of Ukrainian military, National Guard and neo-Nazis in Azovstal be considered this sort of victory?

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The Depravity of the Armchair Communists

Sunday, 22 May, 2022 — The Saker

By Kahlil Wall-Johnson for the Saker Blog

The inter-imperialist camp, as it has been called, has dedicated itself to painting the Ukraine conflict strictly in terms of inter-imperialist struggle. In their dedication to this interpretation, they have committed to a series of surprisingly extravagant claims, some of which I intend to gather here and hold up to the light. However, it is this camp’s total lack of scruples, specifically when it comes to their sources, that has compelled me to object. Having said this, I find it necessary to reassure the reader that what follows is not (unlike the pieces being critiqued) a rant on how we ought to interpret Lenin’s Imperialism, or even really an attempt to engage with theory. Nor is it a detailed comparison of the role of the US and Russia in the world-system. There is no need to repeat the many articles which have rebutted these claims and contrasted the specific nature of US imperialism to Chinese or Russian foreign policy and trade. Rather, what I am trying to scrape at here is their lazy and offensive attitude towards their sources; an attitude that is repeatedly criticized by the very authors they cite!

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The Assassination of Shireen Abu Akleh: Who Gave the Order?

Monday, 23 May 2022 — MintPress News

Shireen Abu Akleh Feature photo

JENIN, OCCUPIED PALESTINE – Israel’s announcement that it will not pursue an investigation into the killing of famed Al Jazeera journalist Shireen Abu Akleh was not surprising. The specific reasons it gave to justify the decision make little difference. However, one thing is certain: It is highly unlikely that the killing of a journalist like Shireen Abu Akleh was the decision of a lone soldier or a commander on the ground.

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The Costs of Kiev’s War

Monday, 23 May 2022 — The Van Says…

This map shows Russian gains, but cannot begin to explain the costs to Kiev

Preamble

There are a number of factors coming into play throughout the Ukraine that not only have a bearing on the conflict, but are becoming deciding factors for both Kiev and those who have chosen to support it. This article will examine a range of matters in order to evaluate what this may mean as the struggle develops. The author would like to recommend two channels that have been extremely helpful in the compilation of this article. If you do use Telegram, both https://t.me/EurasianChoice and https://t.me/levigodman are great sources of information.
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Ukraine News Links 22-23 May 2022

Monday, 23 May 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.

Chris Hedges: No Way Out but War
https://www.mintpressnews.com/chris-hedges-american-imperialism-permanent-war/280923/

Russian rock concert against war in Ukraine
https://www.voltairenet.org/article217018.html

Ukraine soon dismembered by its Allies
https://www.voltairenet.org/article217017.html

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Polish Peril

Monday, 23 May 2022 — The Van says…

Relations between the two nations might be on the up, but looking at Kiev’s predicament, it could drag both of them down.

Preamble

In a meeting between the Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelenskiy and Polish president Andrzej Duda, an agreement has been finalized bringing their two nations closer together. Whilst the finer details are not yet in the public domain, matters do need clarifying in order that some understanding can be made as to how this change in relations will affect the situation both in and out of the Ukraine.
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They’re Worried About The Spread Of Information, Not Disinformation

Monday, 23 May 2022 — Caitlin Johnson

Caitlin Johnstone   

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We’re in the final countdown to British Home Secretary Priti Patel’s decision on the fate of Julian Assange, with the WikiLeaks founder’s extradition to the United States due to be approved or rejected by the end of the month. Joe Lauria has a new article out with Consortium News on the various pressures that Patel is being faced with from both sides of this history-making issue at this crucial time.

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COVID UPDATE: What is the truth?

22 April 2022 — National Library of Medicine

Russell L. Blaylock

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The COVID-19 pandemic is one of the most manipulated infectious disease events in history, characterized by official lies in an unending stream lead by government bureaucracies, medical associations, medical boards, the media, and international agencies.[3,6,57] We have witnessed a long list of unprecedented intrusions into medical practice, including attacks on medical experts, destruction of medical careers among doctors refusing to participate in killing their patients and a massive regimentation of health care, led by non-qualified individuals with enormous wealth, power and influence.

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CSTO won’t be drawn into Ukraine war

Sunday, 22 May 2022 — Indian Punchline

by M. K. BHADRAKUMAR

The leaders of the member states of Collective Security Treaty Organisation met in the Kremlin, Moscow, May 16, 2022

There should be no surprise that the summit meeting of the leaders of the Collective Security Treaty Organisation (CSTO) hosted by Russia at the Kremlin on May 16 fell short of articulating against the “collective West” over the Ukraine conflict. The same pattern as in the 2008 Russo-Georgian war is repeating. Russia is not dictating policies and is going along with the consensus opinion. The contrast with the US-led North Atlantic Treaty Organisation couldn’t be sharper.

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Big Brother Watch responds to £7.5m Clearview AI fine by the ICO

Monday, 23 May 2022 — Big Brother Watch

Big Brother Watch Team 

Responding to facial recognition company Clearview AI being fined over £7.5m & all UK data to be deleted, Silkie Carlo, Director of Big Brother Watch said:

“This important enforcement action by the ICO should be another nail in the coffin for facial recognition in the UK. Clearview AI has hoarded multiple photos of each and every one of us from the internet and made it available to the highest bidder. The use of facial recognition on billions of photos will end anonymity as we know it. Already, several police forces, banking firms and a university in the UK used this Orwellian spying tech. Facial recognition used as a mass surveillance tool like this has a serious, irreversible impact on all of our privacy. The ICO’s order for Clearview AI to delete all UK images is extremely welcome, but it may be difficult to enforce. Parliament must now to take action on facial recognition and impose an immediate ban on excessive face surveillance.”

ENDS. 

NOTES:
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