Russia is Left with Few Options Other than to Defend Itself, “As Always!”

Monday, 9 June 2022 — New Eastern Outlook

Author: Henry Kamens

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One prince rides out from the West, the other from the East, destined to do battle until Judgment Day decrees there must come a time of peace. Ancient legends have always fascinated me, and it has always seemed that this is always with us: the past, the present and the future all knotted together in a repetitive loop.

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Yellow Vest Win: Proving that Western Liberal Democracy is the same old autocracy

Tuesday, 27 June, 2022 — The Saker

by Ramin Mazaheri for The Saker blog

If we say that the Yellow Vests are not socialist revolutionaries even latently, then what are they protesting about?

To put it the most simply: they are protesting the end of European Social Democracy, with the limited protections it provided.

(This is the seventeenth chapter in a new book, France’s Yellow Vests: Western Repression of the West’s Best Values. Please click here for the article which announces this book and explains its goals.)

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The Plan Emerges: America’s Leadership Will “Dismantle Russia” for Good

Wednesday, 29 June 2022 — New Eastern Outlook

Author: Phil Butler

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The Russian Federation just came out with a new imperative entitled “Destroying America: A Moral Imperative.” Okay, not really. But the United States has come out with exactly this strategy for “dealing with” Russia. Only the Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe (CSCE) version is titled “Decolonizing Russia.” Apparently, the plan is not to utterly destroy the world’s biggest country, it’s just a strategy to break it up into manageable pieces.

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Black Agenda Report 29 June 2022

Wednesday, 29 June, 2022 — Black Agenda Report

Democrats Exposed By the End of Roe v. Wade
Margaret Kimberley
The full extent of Democratic Party treachery was exposed when the Roe v. Wade decision was overturned. Only right wing Americans have any expectation of getting what they want from the electoral process.

SPEECH: Revolution: It’s Not Easy, Quick, or Pretty, Pat Parker, 1980
Editors, Black Agenda Review
A 1980 speech by Black lesbian poet and activist Pat Parker provides a feminist, anti-imperialist blueprint for the present.

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US, Iran let hopes shape their future — not hurts

Wednesday, 29 June 2022 — Indian Punchline

Iran’s chief nuclear negotiator Ali Bagheri Kani (R) with EU envoy Enrique Mora who will shuttle between the US and Iranian sides at the talks in Doha, Qatar, which began on June 28, 2022

There could be a feeling of déjà vu over the news that indirect talks began between the United States and Iran under the mediation of the European Union (EU) in the Qatari capital Doha on Tuesday. Is any positive outcome to be expected in terms of reviving the 2015 Iran nuclear deal (JCPOA)? Quite likely. The reason for saying so is that there is a confluence of circumstances today, internal and external, that gives hope.

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U.S. Exposed as “Secret Partner” in Israeli Airstrikes Against Syria that Violate International Law

Wednesday, 29 June 2022 — CovertAction Magazine

By Jeremy Kuzmarov

Israel secretly coordinates Syria airstrikes with US – WSJIsrael’s F-15 fighter jets in the air over Mount Hermon in Israel near the Syrian border. [Source: rt.com]

Dirty war in Syria continues as media attention focuses elsewhere

The Wall Street Journal recently reported that Israel secretly coordinates with the U.S, on many of the airstrikes it carries out in eastern Syria near the al-Tanf military base, a U.S. outpost near the Syria-Jordan border.

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Ukraine News Links 28-29 June 2022

Wednesday, 29 June 2022 • 14:00 — 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.

US, NATO, Spent 2021 Ramping Up Ukraine War
https://www.globalresearch.ca/us-nato-spent-2021-ramping-up-ukraine-war/5784956

Understanding the New York Times Article on the CIA in Ukraine
https://www.globalresearch.ca/understanding-new-york-times-article-cia-ukraine/5784948

War in Ukraine: Why Biden Is in Trouble
https://www.globalresearch.ca/war-ukraine-why-biden-trouble/5784878

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Empire To Expand NATO In Response To War Caused By NATO Expansion

Wednesday, 29 June 2022 — Caitlin Johnson

Caitlin Johnstone

Listen to a reading of this article:

Turkey’s President Erdoğan has officially withdrawn Ankara’s objection to the addition of Finland and Sweden to NATO membership, with the three countries signing a trilateral memorandum at a NATO summit in Madrid.

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Cognitive Warfare: Israel Targets Journalists Who Threaten Its Reality-Creation Tactics

Monday, 23 June 2022 — MintPress News

They were shooting directly at the journalists: New evidence suggests Shireen Abu Akleh was killed in targeted attack by Israeli forces”. Thus read a CNN headline on May 26, 2022, for an article describing what may have been a “targeted killing,” – that is, assassination – of Al Jazeera journalist Shirleen Abu Akleh, a 51-year-old highly esteemed Palestinian-American journalist who had covered Israeli repression of the Palestinian population for about 25 years before she was killed.

Jonathan Cook

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G7: Cracks in Western unity on Russia

Wednesday, 29 June 2022 — Indian Punchline

A show of unity, as G7 and European Union leaders met, Schloss Elmau, Bavaria, Germany, June 27, 2022

Ottoman Sultan Abdulmejid spared no expense to build the sumptuous Dolmabahce Palace in Istanbul during 1843 and 1856, which was constructed to impress the world. It had the largest Bohemian crystal chandelier ever installed and fourteen tonnes of gold to gild the ceilings.

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Madrid and other Matters

Tuesday, 28 June 2022 — The van says…

It takes a special kind of stupid to grin like this when you’ve just been blackmailed by one of your members.

Preamble

This week sees the NATO summit being held as Russia continues its Special Military Operation in the Ukraine, words and war happening in the same week. This article, alongside other issues, will compare the announcements that are apparently going be made in Madrid with both current events and those that could occur in the future. No official statement will be made until the end of the summit, yet very reliable sources indeed have been saying the same things over recent days, leading the author to presume their veracity.
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Calls by Western Socialists for a Russian Retreat from Ukraine Amount to De Facto Support for NATO Aggression

22 May 2022 — Internationalist 360°

Roger Annis

On May 11, the online news journal Mediapart in France interviewed Olivier Besancenot following his recent return from a fact-finding mission to Ukraine. The interview was translated into English and published in a French Trotskyist journal that publishes in English and French.

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Ukraine News Links 27-28 June 2022

Tuesday, 28 June 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.

Oakland Protest Against Barbara Lee’s Vote for $40 billion to fund War in Ukraine
https://dissidentvoice.org/2022/06/oakland-protest-against-barbara-lees-vote-for-40-billion-to-fund-war-in-ukraine/

The Endspiel
https://smoothiex12.blogspot.com/2022/06/the-endspiel.html

Alex Gives A Good Aye-Yai-Yai On G-7, Larry About Denazification And Something Else.
https://smoothiex12.blogspot.com/2022/06/alex-gives-good-aye-yai-yai-on-g-7.html

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Megalopolis x Russia: Total War

Friday, 6 May 2022 — Strategic Culture Foundation

Pepe Escobar

After careful evaluation, the Kremlin is rearranging the geopolitical chessboard to end the unipolar hegemony of the “indispensable nation”.

But it’s our fate / To have no place to rest, / As suffering mortals / Blindly fall and vanish / From one hour / To the next, / Like water falling / From cliff to cliff, downward / For years to uncertainty. 

Holderlin, Hyperion’s Fate Song

Operation Z is the first salvo of a titanic struggle: three decades after the fall of the USSR, and 77 years after the end of WWII, after careful evaluation, the Kremlin is rearranging the geopolitical chessboard to end the unipolar hegemony of the “indispensable nation”. No wonder the Empire of Lies has gone completely berserk, obsessed in completely expelling Russia from the West-centric system.

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