US Prepares to Oust Erdoğan

Saturday, 25 June 2022 — New Eastern Outlook

Author: Vladimir Platov

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After Recep Tayyip Erdoğan officially announced his intention to run in the upcoming 2023 presidential elections in Turkey, the current White House administration gave a clear signal to its Western “allies” to intensify the campaign against the current Turkish leader and prepare measures to oust him.  Although there is no talk of a coup d’état in Turkey yet, the ouster of Erdoğan as a result of the elections has become quite clear.

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The World Is Ruled By A Backwards Puritanical Regime: Notes From The Edge Of The Narrative Matrix

Saturday, 25 June 2022 — Caitlin Johnstone

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“China is a strange, backwards nation ruled by tyrants,” said the nation founded by Puritans who used to execute women for witchcraft and just killed reproductive rights protections because they think Jesus told them to.

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Julian Assange News Links 20-24 June 2022

Friday, 24 June 2022 — The New Dark Age

Don’t Extradite Assange
https://dissidentvoice.org/2022/06/dont-extradite-assange/

If Albanese Asks For Assange’s Freedom, Biden Ought To Agree
https://popularresistance.org/if-albanese-asks-for-assanges-freedom-biden-has-every-reason-to-agree/

Stella Assange: ‘We Are Going To Fight This’
https://popularresistance.org/stella-assange-we-are-going-to-fight-this/

UK Government Approves Request To Send Assange To US For Trial
https://popularresistance.org/uk-government-approves-request-to-send-assange-to-us-for-trial/

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The Neocon’s Dream – Decolonize Russia, Re-colonize China

Wednesday, 22 June 2022 — Moon of Alabama

On March 26 U.S. President Joe Biden called for regime change in Russia:

Speaking in Warsaw, Poland, on Saturday, President Biden said of Russian President Vladimir Putin: “For God’s sake, this man cannot remain in power.”

The White House immediately rushed to talk back that call for regime change and a day later Biden himself denied that he was calling for regime change:
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The Federal Bureau of Tweets: Twitter Is Hiring an Alarming Number of FBI Agents

tuesday, 21 June 2022 — MintPress News

SAN FRANCISCO – Twitter has been on a recruitment drive of late, hiring a host of former feds and spies. Studying a number of employment and recruitment websites, MintPress has ascertained that the social media giant has, in recent years, recruited dozens of individuals from the national security state to work in the fields of security, trust, safety and content.

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US-China détente on the horizon

Tuesday, 21 June 2022 — Indian Punchline

by M. K. BHADRAKUMAR

Yang Jiechi (1st R), Politbureau member of Chinese Communist Party met with US National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan (1st L), Luxembourg, June 13, 2022

The Kyodo news agency reported on Monday that Japan, South Korea, Australia and New Zealand are holding a four-way summit on the fringes of the NATO leaders’ gathering in Spain next week.

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Zugzwang*

Alastair Crooke

Europe’s future looks bleak. It is now pressed by its own imposition of sanctions, and the resultant spike in commodity prices. The EU is lumbering around in a daze.

Western self-destruction – a puzzle defying any unique causal explanation – continues. The examples where policy is pursued in apparent indifference to anything resembling rigorous reflection, has become so extreme as to provoke a former British military chief (and former head of NATO forces in Afghanistan), Lord Richards, to huff that the relationship between strategy and any synchronisation of ends has become hopelessly broken in the West.

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Assange Is Doing His Most Important Work Yet

Saturday, 18 June 2022 — Caitlin Johnson

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British Home Secretary Priti Patel has authorized the extradition of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to the United States to be tried under the Espionage Act in a case which seeks to set a legal precedent for the prosecution of any publisher or journalist, anywhere in the world, who reports inconvenient truths about the US empire.

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UK Home Secretary Orders Julian Assange Extradition

Friday, 17 June 2022 — Assange Defense Committee

UK Home Secretary Priti Patel has made her decision. This morning, she ordered Julian Assange’s extradition to the United States.

“A Sad Day for Western Democracy”

The co-chairs of The Assange Defense Committee – Noam Chomsky, Daniel Ellsberg, and Alice Walker – released the following statement in response to Patel’s decision:

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UK Government Approves Extraditing Wikileaks Founder Julian Assange To Same Country that “Plotted to Assassinate” Him

Friday, 17 June 2022 — CovertAction Magazine

By Editors

UK Home secretary Priti Patel has approved the extradition of Wikileaks founder Julian Assange to the United States.

Assange faces up to 175 years in prison in the United States if convicted of violating the Espionage Act for publishing classified documents exposing U.S. war crimes in Iraq and Afghanistan.

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‘Another Dark Day’: UK Government Approves Assange’s Extradition To United States

Friday, 17 June 2022 — The Dissenter

By Kevin Gosztola

UK Home Secretary Priti Patel (UK Government photo covered by fair use for news and commentary)

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United Kingdom Home Secretary Priti Patel approved the extradition of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to the United States.

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The Puerto Ricans coming up with solutions in the face of crisis

Thursday, 16 June 2022 — Youtube

This is the story of one community group in Las Marías, Puerto Rico coming up with solutions for food and water security, safe and affordable housing, taking care of the elderly and teaching the youth.

You can find and support @Plenitud PR at https://www.plenitudpr.org/

The music in this video is from @Los Pleneros de la Cresta Find them here: https://open.spotify.com/artist/1uZVx…

Has Russia turned the Western alliance into an unstoppable behemoth?

Thursday, 16 June 2022 — Quid Est Veritas

Let’s consider the differences in Grand Strategy that play into tactical prowess

Thomas Bergman

In the Western corporate media, you often hear of Russian casualties and destruction and how many economic benefits Russians are deprived of as a result of the military operation in Ukraine.  They speak of Russian “isolation” and how much that isolation supposedly costs Russia and her people, even to the point of predicting that the Russian government would topple under the weight of sanctions.  You hear about how much Russia has lost in this period of history, as Western leaders, from President Biden to Ursula von der Leyen, attempt to portray the policies of the West as imposing supreme costs upon the Russian state.  Yet do we consider the opposite?  Do we consider how Russia is benefitting militarily from the conflict?  Do we consider how much the Russian economy is growing in importance while ours wavers from self-imposed wounds?  Dare we say, even, that Russia could even win an expanded conflict with the Western alliance?  Let’s consider how differences in grand strategy yield surprising results.

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A Warm Welcome to War Criminals?

Wednesday, 15 June 2022 — The van says…

Von der Leyen and Zelenskiy may stand together, but would the European electorate stand for Ukrainian criminals being admitted into the European Union?

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The Kiev regime has been attacking the civilians of the Donbass Republics since 2014, yet the last few weeks have seen a huge uptick in attacks at the same time as certain western nations wish to accelerate the Ukraine’s accession to the EU. This article will examine how a nation led by savages is being eased into the Western European fold.

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New Bill That Passed House Reinvokes Old Russian Bogeyman as Pretext For More U.S. Intervention in Africa

Tuesday, 14 June 2022 — CovertAction Magazine

By Richard S. Dunn

Map warns of growing Russian influence in Africa—shades of the Cold War. [Source: vifindia.org]

Liberal Democrats shamefully all voted for the “Countering Malign Russian Influence Activities in Africa” Act—seems like relic from bygone era

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Patel Responsible For Assange’s ‘Slow-Motion Execution’ If Extradited, Doctors Warn

Monday, 13 June 2022 — The Dissenter

Photo: Alisdare Dickson

A coalition of over 300 doctors warned UK Home Secretary Priti Patel that she may be responsible for the “slow-motion execution” of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange if her office approves the United States government’s extradition request.

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CIA Whistleblower, David C. MacMichael, Who Helped Ignite Iran-Contra Affair Dies at 95

Monday, 13 June 2022 — CovertAction Magazine

Mr. Macmichael, right, in 1985, testifying at the World Court in the Netherlands that the United States had put into effect a C.I.A. plan to invade Nicaragua. Abrams Chayes, left, a Harvard law professor, questioned him as a member of the Nicaraguan legal team that had sued the U.S.David C. MacMichael, right, in 1985, testifying at the World Court in the Netherlands that the United States had put into effect a C.I.A. plan to invade Nicaragua. Abrams Chayes, left, a Harvard law professor, questioned him as a member of the Nicaraguan legal team that had sued the U.S. [Source: nytimes.com]

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As imperialism’s spoils dry up, the imperial center & its “left” further embrace fantasy

Friday, 10 June 2022 — See You in 2020

The core imperialist countries are being confronted with the reality that when you build an entire civilization off of theft from other civilizations, your society can’t sustain itself. It goes straight from its rise, made possible by parasitic extraction and the destruction of numerous cultures, to collapse, where the global structure it depends on falls apart and the core descends into chaos. The main reason the U.S. became the most powerful empire in history was because of World War II, which wiped out tens of millions of lives and in the process created a power vacuum where Washington had no capitalist competitors. Then China, Korea, and Vietnam beat back the empire’s counterrevolutionary aggressions, starting off a spiral of decline which has only been accelerating.

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How Monsters Who Beat Jews To Death in 1944 Became America’s Favorite “Freedom Fighters” in 1945—with a Little Help from their Friends at CIA

Friday, 10 June 2022 — CovertAction Magazine

By Evan Reif

Part 1 Here

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Part II of a 3 Part series on Fascism and the CIA in Ukraine

“Terror will be not only a means of self-defense, but also a form of agitation, which will affect friend and foe alike, regardless of whether they desire it or not.”   —UVO (fascist Ukrainian Military Organization) brochure from 1929

After the end of the Second World War, American intelligence immediately set about the work of rehabilitating the world’s fascists to fight the new war on Communism. From the transformation of the bloody “Devil of Showa” Nobusuke Kishi into the hand-picked Prime Minister of Japan, to Emil Augsburg, the architect of the Holocaust described as “Honest and idealist … enjoys good food and wine…unprejudiced mind…” by the CIA, it seems that Langley never met a fascist it couldn’t do business with.

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