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Biden admin's intersectional imperialism, 'woke' CIA, wars on Syria and China

Moderate Rebels   Following his talk on the cultural cold war and the fake left, Ben Norton takes questions and discusses the "woke" CIA ads, the Biden administration's "intersectional imperialist" foreign policy, the Kurdish YPG/SDF and US military occupation of Syria, and new cold war myths about China.  

Η φιλο-Ισραηλινή προπαγάνδα και οι ακροδεξιοί "τυφλοπόντικες"

globinfo freexchange   Η μονοδιάστατη κάλυψη των εγκλημάτων του Ισραήλ κατά των Παλαιστινίων στη Λωρίδα της Γάζας αλλά και στη Δυτική Όχθη από την εγχώρια μιντιακή χούντα, είναι εκκωφαντική.  Τα "Πετσωμένα" και μπουκωμένα με κυβερνητικό χρήμα συστημικά κανάλια και ιστοσελίδες, εκτός από τις επιχειρήσεις φιλοκυβερνητικής προπαγάνδας, ακολουθούν καταπόδας την φιλο-Ισραηλινή προπαγάνδα των Δυτικών ΜΜΕ.   Ο δημοσιογράφος Άρης Χατζηστεφάνου, σε πρόσφατο άρθρο του, αποκαλύπτει από πρώτο χέρι μερικά κομβικά στοιχεία της συγκεκριμένης προπαγάνδας:   Τι έχει μάθει τις τελευταίες ημέρες για τις εξελίξεις στη Μέση Ανατολή ένας ανυποψίαστος πολίτης, ο οποίος παρακολουθεί μόνο τα κυρίαρχα μέσα ενημέρωσης στην Ελλάδα και το εξωτερικό; Ότι ομάδες «Παλαιστίνιων τρομοκρατών» επιτέθηκαν με ρουκέτες εναντίον κατοικημένων περιοχών του Ισραήλ αναγκάζοντας τις ένοπλες δυνάμεις της χώρας να αμυνθούν χτυπώντας τις δυνάμεις των «τρομοκρατών» στη Λωρίδα της Γάζας. Το γεγονός ότι όλα ξεκίνησαν α

On Palestine, the media is allergic to the truth

Once again, the media are trying to depict the fighting between Israelis and Palestinians as a round of meaningless violence from “both sides” of an equally matched contest — the reality on the ground be damned.  by Branko Marcetic There are two ways you could report on the bloody conflict unfolding right now in Israel and Palestine. One would be to put every new headline and story, whether that’s about Hamas’s rocket attacks or Israel’s wildly disproportionate airstrikes, in context. That would mean explaining that the rockets came in the wake of a series of outrageous and criminal Israeli provocations in occupied East Jerusalem: a series of violent police raids on the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound, the third holiest site in Islam during its holiest month, that have damaged the sacred structure and injured hundreds, including worshippers; that Israeli forces were attacking Palestinians who were occupying Aqsa both to pray and to protect it from bands of far-right Israeli extremists who have

How Bill Gates impeded global access to Covid vaccines

Through his hallowed foundation, the world’s de facto public health czar has been a stalwart defender of monopoly medicine.  by Alexander Zaitchik Part 2 -Gates and his deputies have left little doubt about their opposition to the waiver proposal Gates’s marquee Covid-19 initiative started relatively small. Two days before the WHO declared a pandemic on March 11, 2020, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation announced something called the Therapeutics Accelerator, a joint initiative with Mastercard and the charity group the Wellcome Trust to identify and develop potential treatments for the novel coronavirus. Doubling as a social branding exercise for a giant of global finance, the Accelerator reflected Gates’s familiar formula of corporate philanthropy, which he has applied to everything from malaria to malnutrition. In retrospect, it was a strong indicator that Gates’s dedication to monopoly medicine would survive the pandemic, even before he and his foundation’s officers began to sa

Illiberal Conservatism Comes to Greece

Under cover of the pandemic, Greece’s right-wing government has passed a slew of new measures to benefit the wealthy at the expense of workers, while massively expanding police powers. On the back of a decade of austerity, the latest laws are set to transform the country into a client state and playground for foreign tourists.   by Matthaios Tsimitakis/Mihalis Panayiotakis    Part 2 - Pandemic Politics Since the start of the pandemic, greatest threat facing the country has been the paltry state of Greece’s public health system, a product of the troika-mandated austerity programs. With knowledge of the health system’s weakness, yet refusing to invest in strengthening it to reach basic EU standards, the Greek government opted instead for the rhetoric of national emergency. This allowed it to shut down most public activities last spring in the early stages of the pandemic. The lockdown yielded positive results; with people staying indoors, Greece’s death toll during the first wave remaine

From RussiaGate to UkraineGate: Route to Apocalypse

Corruption and supposed efforts to reduce it have become a neoconservative weapon of choice with which to operate the controls on the funding sluice gates to acolytes of the U.S.-led international neoconservative empire.   by Oliver Boyd-Barrett   Part 4 - The Big Lie   Biden’s support for Ukraine’s membership in NATO contravened the firm promise given in 1990 to the last president of the Soviet Union, Mikhail Gorbachev, by James Baker, secretary of state to George H.W. Bush, that in return for Soviet conceding of the unification of Germany, NATO would never extend further east of the new European behemoth ( RT , 2017).  As vice-president, Biden had visited Ukraine six times in seven years. Biden had long advocated that Ukraine, along with other post-Soviet Russian states, become a member of NATO. Before any other consideration, this casts Biden’s relations with the current Ukraine regime in a very problematic light, a possibly deadly one for the future of the human species. Explanatio

Palestine Under Attack

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Biden’s claim to be ending America’s longest war misleading

Special Forces, Pentagon Contractors and Intelligence Operatives Will Remain   by Jeremy Kuzmarov  Part 3 - What Uncle Sam Really Wants in Afghanistan Republican war hawk James Inhofe (R-OK) lambasted Biden’s withdrawal plan, stating that this was a “ reckless and dangerous decision. Arbitrary deadlines would likely put our troops in danger, jeopardize all the progress we’ve made, and lead to civil war in Afghanistan—and create a breeding ground for international terrorists. ” Inhofe’s assessment is flawed because, among other reasons, the U.S. has not made much progress in 19 years of war—the Taliban, according to the Council on Foreign Relations, is stronger than at any point since 2001 and controls about one fifth of Afghanistan—and Afghanistan was never really a breeding ground for international terrorists. The 9/11 hijackers mostly came from Saudi Arabia and the Taliban agreed to turn over Osama Bin Laden to an international court after the 9/11 attacks, which they never supported

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globinfo freexchange   Όλα δείχνουν ότι οι "άριστοι" του Μητσοτακοκαθεστώτος τα έχουν κάνει παντού μαντάρα και έχουν βάλει τον αυτόματο πιλότο.   Πώς αλλιώς να εξηγηθεί ότι οι διασωληνωμένοι και οι νεκροί έχουν εξαφανιστεί από τα δελτία προπαγάνδας της μιντιακής χούντας και εν όψει καλοκαιριού, ο περιοδεύων Μητσοτακοθίασος αποφάσισε να ανοίξει τα πάντα; Ξαφνικά είμαστε μια ωραία ατμόσφαιρα και όλοι είναι έτοιμοι για διακοπάρες σε κάποιο νησί.  Μήπως πάει καλά το πρόγραμμα εμβολιασμού, έχουμε χτίσει το πολυπόθητο τείχος ανοσίας και δεν το πήραμε χαμπάρι; Μήπως οι μεταλλάξεις έφυγαν τρομαγμένες μόλις αντίκρισαν τον Μπιλ Κικίλ και τον Νικ Χάρντ του καθεστωτικού θιάσου; Μήπως έβρεξε ξαφνικά ΜΕΘ, κλίνες και προσωπικό και ανάσαναν τα δημόσια νοσοκομεία; Μήπως δεν γίνεται μπάχαλο με τα τεστ και όλα είναι άψογα οργανωμένα; Τίποτα απ'όλα αυτά. Απλώς, έρχονται οι τουρίστες! Και επειδή ο Μητσοτακοθίασος πρέπει να δείξει κάτι για να μη φανεί η παταγώδης αποτυχία σε όλους τους τομείς

Israel vows that “Gaza will burn”

“ This is just the beginning, ” Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Wednesday as Israel’s bombardment of the besieged Gaza Strip intensified on its third day.  Israel’s war cabinet approved plans to broaden the bombing campaign, which has killed dozens of Palestinians so far, including children. Israeli ministers were reportedly unanimous in their refusal to accept any ceasefire yet. “ We will hit them with strikes they have never dreamed of, ” Netanyahu said as he announced the assassination of senior Hamas commanders earlier on Wednesday. In a recorded address to Palestinians in Gaza, Israel’s defense minister Benny Gantz threatened more destruction than he ordered in Gaza in 2014. At that time, he was Israel’s chief of staff commanding the 51-day assault that killed more than 2,200 Palestinians, including 551 children. “ Gaza will burn, ” Gantz said in the video, a direct threat to civilians that likely constitutes evidence of premeditated intent to commit war crimes. “ Gaza r