Behind the Tin Curtain: BRICS+ vs NATO/G7

Tuesday, 28 June 2022 — The Cradle

The west is nostalgically caught up with outdated ‘containment’ policies, this time against Global South integration. Unfortunately for them, the rest of the world is moving on, together.

By Pepe Escobar Credit: The Cradle

Once upon a time, there existed an Iron Curtain which divided the continent of Europe. Coined by former British Prime Minister Winston Churchill, the term was in reference to the then-Soviet Union’s efforts to create a physical and ideological boundary with the west. The latter, for its part, pursued a policy of containment against the spread and influence of communism.

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G7 and China: Fault lines in the world order

14 June 2021 — Indian Punchline


G7 leaders at their summit in Cornwall, UK, June 12-13, 2021

The G7 has come a long way since its inception in the mid-1970s at the initiative of then French President Valéry Giscard d’Estaing and West German Chancellor Helmut Schmidt to discuss the world economy and consult on an international economic policy following the first oil shock and the collapse of the Bretton Woods fixed exchange rate system.

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Inequality & tax dodging. Heaven for the rich, hell for the poor

11 June 2021 — theplanningmotivedotcom

Hell has been described in a number of ways. It takes place after death and is reserved for non-believers or those who disobey “our” religious instruction. There are at least 20,000 Christian churches and sects who all claim they are the true followers of Jesus. Tens of thousands of different churches is the best evidence that it is man who creates god and not the other way round. And they all believe in hell. Some of them however ignore the hell reserved for the rich, for after all did Jesus not declare:

“I tell you the truth, it is hard for a rich man to enter the kingdom of heaven. Again I tell you, it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God.”


Imperialism meets in Cornwall

10 June 2021 — Michael Roberts Blog

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This weekend, the leaders of the ‘free world’ are flying (and helicoptering) into Cornwall, at the tiny end of England, for the first physical meeting of the G7 nations. As they increase the carbon footprint sharply through extensive fossil fuel activity, the G7 agenda will include dealing with climate change, global ‘action’ on the COVID pandemic and the state of the world economy.


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G7 Summit police confused about duty to protect freedom of assembly

7 June 2021 — NetPol

Protests against the forthcoming G7 summit, from 11-13 June in Carbis Bay in Cornwall, are expected to face a huge policing operation that includes exclusion zones and around 6500 officers from around the country. A coalition of organisations under the banner “Resist G7” are organising demonstrations on each day of the summit and separately, Extinction Rebellion South West plans a series of actions.
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Ecosocialist Alliance Statement on G7 Meeting

7 June 2021 — Origin: Climate & Capitalism

Towards COP26

For a just ecosocialist transition from capitalism’s unsustainable chaos

Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the UK and the US (and the EU) have a great part of the immense wealth of the richest countries in the world in 2021. This wealth is more than sufficient to provide for the needs for food, water, health, housing and education of the global population.

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