The Road to Fascism: How the War in Ukraine is Changing Europe

Saturday, 10 September 2022 — Palestine Chronicle


European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen. (Photo: Dati Bendo, via Wikimedia Commons)

By Ramzy Baroud

As soon as I landed in Rome, I discovered that I was no longer able to access any Russian media whatsoever. Unfortunately, threats by European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen, that Europe should sever all links with “Russia’s propaganda machine” were taken seriously by the Italian government.

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Europe, more than Putin, must shoulder the blame for the energy crisis

The same arrogant, self-righteous posturing from the West that fuelled the Ukraine war is now plunging Europe into recession

Middle East Eye – 14 September 2022

Outraged western leaders are threatening a price cap on imports of Russian natural gas after Moscow cut supplies to Europe this month, deepening an already dire energy and cost-of-living crisis. In response, Russian President Vladimir Putin has warned that Europe will “freeze” this winter unless there is a change of tack.

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Europe’s treatment of refugees is racist and murderous 

Wednesday, 7 September 2022 — Peoples Dispatch

The recent incident of refugees being stranded in the Mediterranean without assistance from coastal forces exemplifies a larger pattern of cruelty by European nations towards those fleeing conflict zones

by Abdul Rahman

EU policies on refugeesFile Photo: Andrew McConnell/UNHCR

According to an Al-Jazeera report, around 60 refugees, mostly from Lebanon and Syria, stranded in the Mediterranean sea have not got any help from European coast guards for days despite distress calls and reports of at least three children among them dying. Instead, they are being watched from a container ship. Such reports of criminal insensitivity are not an aberration.

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Mass Protests Taking Place Across Europe Against NATO Proxy War, Sanctions and the Economic Crisis

Sunday, 4 September 2022 — Internationalist 360°

Czech demo70,000 Czechs take to the streets against government, EU and NATO

Massive protest against NATO, the EU and soaring energy prices in Prague, Czech Republic today. pic.twitter.com/X0m336c2td

— Sarah Abdallah (@sahouraxo) September 3, 2022

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As Europe Implodes, It Plans “Radical Intervention” Including Price-Setting, Suspending Derivatives Markets And Europe-Wide Margin Call Bailouts

Monday, 5 September 2022 — Zero Hedge

by Tyler Durden

Just when you thought the narrative couldn’t get any more idiotic, Europe shocks just about everyone.

A few days after the EU threatened commodity traders it would stage an “emergency intervention” to crush energy prices which were rising at a pace of about 20% per day (perhaps Europe can now print nat gas and electricity in addition to monetizing all deficits while injecting trillions in the process)…
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Europe’s Economic And Social Suicide – Provoked by The U.S. And Helped Along By Europe’s Leaders

Tuesday, 30 August 2022 — Moon of Alabama

Due to the stupidity of Europe’s political leadership the U.S. has managed to push it towards committing economic and social suicide.

On February 8 Michael Hudson, a research professor of Economics at University of Missouri, wrote about the then upcoming conflict in Ukraine which the U.S. was intentionally provoking.
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Glenn Diesen: How ‘Russophrenia’ from supposedly smart people in the West has slowly led us towards a major European war

Sunday, 21 August 2022 — RT (you may or may not, be able to use this link)

By Glenn Diesen, Professor at the University of South-Eastern Norway and an editor at the Russia in Global Affairs journal.

The author and holocaust survivor, Victor Klemperer, identified two distinct styles of language that defined Hitler’s propaganda against the Jews: either “scornful derision” of the inferior race or “panic-stricken fear” of their threat to civilisation.

Anti-Russian propaganda over the past centuries has similarly produced two contradictory positions – disdain for Russians as an uncivilised and backward people, and simultaneously an immeasurable threat looming over Europe. A state of affairs described by one writer as “Russophrenia: the idea that Russia is simultaneously about to fall apart, and also take over the world.”

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‘No Farms, No Food:’ Dutch farmers confront billionaire ‘green’ elite’s food system reset plan

Friday, 19 August 2022 — The Grayzone

Dutch farmers’ protests offer a preview of the resistance to come as transnational “green” billionaires advance a “reset” of the global food system. The elite agenda threatens to deepen an international cost of living crisis and spark unrest well beyond The Netherlands.

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Statewatch Issue 14/22: Migration policy against transparency; Frontex’s “expanding footprint”; Keep Campsfield closed

Friday, 19 August 2022 — Statewatch

Statewatch News

19 August (Issue 14/22, also available as a PDF)

Welcome to the latest edition of Statewatch News, featuring:

  • Italy: Migration policy undermining freedom of information
  • The “expanding footprint” of Frontex in non-EU states
  • UK: New campaign to keep Campsfield immigration detention centre closed

We will be taking a break before the next issue due to staff leave, but will be back in your inboxes on 16 September.

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A Birth of Tragedy

Monday, 15 August 2022 — Strategic Culture Foundation

Alastair Crooke continues to explore the origins of concealed totalitarianism within European culture.

(Part One of these two articles traced the origins of this concealed totalitarianism within European culture. This second piece takes the story and its implications further)

For I dipt into the future, far as human eye could see,
Saw the Vision of the world, and all that would be.

(Alfred Lord Tennyson)

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EU ‘blatantly lying’ about threat to Zaporozhye nuclear plant – Moscow

Monday 15 August 2022 — RT

[I was able to connect to RT to retrieve this text, you may not be so lucky. B]

Brussels’ claim that Russia is the one threatening the facility is allowing Kiev to obstruct an IAEA inspection, Russia’s Foreign Ministry says

Accusations that Moscow is jeopardizing the Zaporozhye Nuclear Power Plant (ZNPP) contradict the facts and allow Kiev to undermine the International Atomic Energy Agency’s efforts to inspect the facility, Russia’s Foreign Ministry said on Monday.

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Will the West’s greed and hatred lead to the end of the world?

Friday, 12 August, 2022 — The Saker

By Aram Mirzaei for the Saker blog

It can certainly be said that the risk for nuclear war is far greater today than it was less a year ago. Ever since the conflict in Ukraine began, the collective West and its vassals, also known as the “international community” have been engaged in a hybrid war against Russia, stopping just short of direct confrontation. Although some EU leaders like Borrell seem to think that the West is an active combatant in the conflict. “We must explain to our citizens that this is not someone else’s war,” Borrell said in an interview published by newspaper El Pais on Thursday. “The public must be willing to pay the price of supporting Ukraine and for preserving the unity of the EU.” 

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Europe Dries Up

Sunday 14 August 2022 — The New Dark Age

By Dr. Binoy Kampark

Scenes and pictures have been circulating of broken earth, lacking moisture, cracked and yearning.  But these are not from traditional drought-stricken parts of the planet, where the animal carcass assumes near totemic power amidst dry riverbeds or desert expanses.  Neither Australia nor Africa feature on these occasions – at least in a prominent way.  Europe, continent of historical arable sustainability, is drying up.

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Serbian Leader Aleksandr Vučić Pushes for European Union Accession Despite Opposition Among Majority of Serbs

Wednesday, 27 July 2022 — CovertAction Magazine

By Ronald Thomas West

An anti-EU and anti-Nato mural in Belgrade, Serbia.A mural opposing NATO and the EU in Belgrade, Serbia. [Source: theguardian.com]

Serbia is one of the key battleground countries in the New Cold War that is being cajoled into the Western orbit.

During the 1990s, the Clinton administration orchestated a regime change in Serbia targeting the socialist Slobodan Milošević, first by bombing and military attack, and then by sponsoring a “color revolution” and having Milošević arrested and put up for a “show trial” at the Hague.

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The nightmare of “Russian Europe”

Tuesday, 26 July, 2022 — The Saker

by Rostislav Ishchenko and machine translated with some edits.

Our society shows tremendous unity in relation to current news from the fields of special operations.

The actions of the army, navy, and aerospace forces, as well as the alleged plans of the Russian political leadership, are supported both in general and in particular by the overwhelming majority of the population, even though these plans are unknown to the overwhelming majority of the population in general and in particular.

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lllusions of Superiority. What’s Next?

Monday, 25 July 2022 — Strategic Culture Foundation

Alastair Crooke

It will need a long catharsis to purge Europe of its illusions of superiority – as perceived by the non-west.

In January 2013, President Xi Jinping gave a speech to the members of the Central Committee of the Chinese Communist Party. His speech gave insight into our world as it ‘is’, and secondly, though its analysis was firmly focused on the causes to the Soviet implosion, Xi’s exposition very clearly had wider meaning. Yes, it is addressed to us – the western construct – too.

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