3 October 2022

Putin’s Revolutionary Manifesto Focuses On The Struggle For Democracy Against The Deep State

Putin’s Revolutionary Manifesto Focuses On The Struggle For Democracy Against The Deep State By Andrew Korybko The New Cold War is all about autocracy versus democracy like the US claims, but true to fashion, the leader of the Golden Billion lies... Read More › - Voice of East
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2 October 2022

Presidents Should Avoid Disaster Areas

As surely as day follows night, a presidential visit follows any major disaster in the United States, so it’s no surprise that US president Joe Biden and first lady Jill Biden plan, as reported at Politico, to personally “survey storm damage” from Hurricanes Fiona and Ian, and “meet with officials,”  in Puerto Rico and Florida. … Continue reading Presidents Should Avoid Disaster Areas → - by Thomas L. Knapp
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Chronic illness: the grief behind the social media stories

Earlier in September, UK tabloid the Daily Mail caused uproar with an article about chronically ill and disabled people. It targeted severely ill women … Read more By Steve Topple - Steve Topple
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30 September 2022

America’s Neo-Imperialist Pressure On Sudan Exposes Its True Intentions Towards Africa

America’s Neo-Imperialist Pressure On Sudan Exposes Its True Intentions Towards Africa By Andrew Korybko The planned Russian naval base in Port Sudan would unprecedentedly deepen military relations between Moscow and Khartoum, thus helping the host state more confidently resist Washington’s pressure... Read More › - Voice of East
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29 September 2022

Imperial Delusion is the Enemy of Peace and Prosperity

As Russia’s war in Ukraine drags into its eighth month, the European Union scrambles for energy to heat its homes and power its industry in the coming winter, the US and China continue to rattle sabers at each other over Taiwan, and smaller actual and potential conflicts rage around the world, it seems like a … Continue reading Imperial Delusion is the Enemy of Peace and Prosperity → - by Thomas L. Knapp
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28 September 2022

The Leadership Of Kashmiri Diaspora In The US Urges UN’s Intervention In Kashmir

The Leadership Of Kashmiri Diaspora In The US Urges UN’s Intervention In Kashmir By Our Special Correspondent New York –  The leadership of Kashmiri diaspora in America has urged the United Nations Secretary General to invoke Article 99 of the... Read More › - Voice of East
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27 September 2022

Corporate media silent over Labour Files as Al Jazeera pulls part three

Al Jazeera‘s The Labour Files has caused anger and uproar in much of the left wing of UK politics. The three-part documentary claims to … Read more By Steve Topple - Steve Topple
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Suspected Pakistani Arms Sales To Ukraine Are Different Than Actual Russian Sales To India

Suspected Pakistani Arms Sales To Ukraine Are Different Than Actual Russian Sales To India By Andrew Korybko Russia agreed in the middle of the last decade to comprehensively expand relations with Pakistan after taking all relevant factors into consideration, yet this... Read More › - Voice of East
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25 September 2022

Kashmiri Americans Hold A Huge Rally At The United Nations In New York

Kashmiri Americans Hold A Huge Rally At The United Nations In New York By Our Special Correspondent New York, Sept 24, 2022. Kashmiri Americans and friends of Kashmir gathered at the United Nations headquarters during the speech of Dr S.... Read More › - Voice of East
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Journalism: “Objectivity” and “Neutrality” Aren’t the Same Thing

“With the possible exception of things like box scores, race results, and stock market tabulations,” Hunter S. Thompson wrote in 1973, “there is no such thing as Objective Journalism. The phrase itself is a pompous contradiction in terms.” Someone forgot to tell George Washington law professor Jonathan Turley, who bemoans the rise of “advocacy journalism” … Continue reading Journalism: “Objectivity” and “Neutrality” Aren’t the Same Thing → - by Thomas L. Knapp
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23 September 2022

Debunking The Top Infowar Narratives About Russia’s Partial Mobilization

Debunking The Top Infowar Narratives About Russia’s Partial Mobilization By Andrew Korybko The truth is that the West fears Russia’s partial mobilization otherwise it wouldn’t be spinning so many lies about it. President Putin’s decision to order the partial mobilization of 300,000 experienced... Read More › - Voice of East
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DWP shambles as cost of living payments delayed

The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) has already screwed up the next round of so-called cost of living payments. This time, it’s chronically … Read more By Steve Topple - Steve Topple
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22 September 2022

Should You Even Vote? Not Necessarily.

As I write this, we’re 47 days away from the November 8 general election — voters will elect candidates to all 435 US House seats, 35 US Senate seats, and other offices that vary from state to state. As close as that sounds, in some places it’s even closer. “Early voting” begins 46 days before … Continue reading Should You Even Vote? Not Necessarily. → - by Thomas L. Knapp
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20 September 2022

DWP has cut over £13k from some people’s benefits since 2013

The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) has been urged to review the controversial benefit cap. The Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) has warned … Read more By Steve Topple - Steve Topple
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Pentagon’s Information Warfare Review Should Cover the Domestic Side, Too

The US Department of Defense has ordered “a sweeping audit of how it conducts clandestine information warfare,” the Washington Post reports. The apparent reason for the review is an August disclosure, by Graphika and the Stanford Internet Observatory, that Twitter and Facebook, of social media accounts opened under fake identities and used to feed disinformation … Continue reading Pentagon’s Information Warfare Review Should Cover the Domestic Side, Too → - by Thomas L. Knapp
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18 September 2022

The Geopolitics Of Russian/Soviet Reparations To Poland

The Geopolitics Of Russian/Soviet Reparations To Poland By Andrew Korybko The issue of Russian/Soviet reparations to Poland is driven much more by Warsaw’s grand strategic designs to revive its long-lost role as a Great Power than the historical justice that it... Read More › - Voice of East
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17 September 2022

DeSantis’s Immigrant Trafficking Stunt Keeps Looking Weirder and Dumber

When I wrote my last column on Florida governorRon DeSantis’s latest scheme to use  his state’s treasury as a presidential campaign fund, the whole thing looked pretty silly and counter-productive. With more than half a million unfilled job openings in his state, why is he scooping up immigrants and flying them to Massachusetts instead of … Continue reading DeSantis’s Immigrant Trafficking Stunt Keeps Looking Weirder and Dumber → - by Thomas L. Knapp
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15 September 2022

Ron DeSantis’s Costly Political Stunts Turn Florida’s Taxpayers Into Involuntary Presidential Campaign Contributors

As of July, CBS News reports, Florida’s unemployment rate stood at 2.7% versus 3.5% nationwide. Most economists consider an unemployment rate of 5% or less to constitute “full employment”:  People without jobs in such a scenario are either in the process of changing jobs, or just not looking for work. The problem in Florida right … Continue reading Ron DeSantis’s Costly Political Stunts Turn Florida’s Taxpayers Into Involuntary Presidential Campaign Contributors → - by Thomas L. Knapp
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14 September 2022

Business as usual as inflation doesn’t drop for poor people

The Office for National Statistics (ONS) has said that inflation fell to 9.9% in August – down from 10.1% in July. But of course, … Read more By Steve Topple - Steve Topple
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13 September 2022

Cotton Mouth: Political Careerist vs. Ranked Choice Voting

US Senator Tom Cotton (R-AR) doesn’t like ranked choice voting. It’s “a scam to rig elections,” he tweeted on August 31, after Democrat Mary Peltola defeated Republican Sarah Palin in a special election for US House in Alaska.  “60% of Alaska voters voted for a Republican, but thanks to a convoluted process and ballot exhaustion … Continue reading Cotton Mouth: Political Careerist vs. Ranked Choice Voting → - by Thomas L. Knapp
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12 September 2022

Kashmir Conflict: India’s Unilateralism Has Never Been Accepted By The United Nations

Kashmir Conflict: India’s Unilateralism Has Never Been Accepted By The United Nations By Dr Ghulam Nabi Fai The dispute over Jammu & Kashmir is not insoluble through peaceful procedures. It appears to be so only because the obduracy of one... Read More › - Voice of East
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11 September 2022

Elizabeth II and Marsha Hunt: Two Passings That Impoverish Our Memory

As the world knows, the United Kingdom’s Queen Elizabeth II died on September 8 at the age of 96, kicking off weeks of national mourning and ceremonies of transition. Fewer noticed the passing, the day before, of American actress Marsha Hunt — whose film career began in 1935, and who starred opposite such names as … Continue reading Elizabeth II and Marsha Hunt: Two Passings That Impoverish Our Memory → - by Thomas L. Knapp
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9 September 2022

BBC coverage of the queen insulted millions of us

A BBC News presenter made an “awful” and “depraved” statement during live coverage of the queen, Elizabeth Windsor – even before her death. And … Read more By Steve Topple - Steve Topple
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8 September 2022

What Ehrenreich Didn’t Know

Had I Known was the title of Barbara Ehrenreich’s final book before her passing on September 1, and indeed, the longtime investigative journalist never closed the book on what there was to learn. In the introduction, Ehrenreich wrote that “I realized that there was something wrong with an arrangement whereby a relatively affluent person, such … Continue reading What Ehrenreich Didn’t Know → - by Thomas L. Knapp
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7 September 2022

Kashmir: From Occupation To Settler-Colonialism And Apartheid

Kashmir: From Occupation To Settler-Colonialism And Apartheid (The following speech was given by Dr Fai at a panel discussion at the 59th Annual Convention of Islamic Society of North America, held at Chicago. The other panellist was Mr Miko Peled... Read More › - Voice of East
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6 September 2022

Does Sparing the Rod Really Spoil the Child?

“When police found a kindergarten boy who had walked off from school after attacking his teacher and classmates,” Elizabeth K. Anthony writes at The Conversation, “it didn’t take them long to start guessing about the cause of his behavior.” Long story short: The cops concluded  the boy wasn’t getting enough of That Good Old Corporal … Continue reading Does Sparing the Rod Really Spoil the Child? → - by Thomas L. Knapp
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4 September 2022

America Will Never Impede The Military Dimension Of The Russian-Indian Strategic Partnership

America Will Never Impede The Military Dimension Of The Russian-Indian Strategic Partnership By Andrew Korybko The US is no longer able to impose its will onto others like it did during the climax of the brief unipolar moment immediately after the... Read More › - Voice of East
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3 September 2022

Joe Biden’s Battle for “the Soul of This Nation” is a Fascist versus Fascist Cage Match

“What we’re seeing now is either the beginning or the death knell of an extreme MAGA philosophy,” US president Joe Biden warned on August 25. “It’s not just Trump, it’s the entire philosophy that underpins the — I’m going to say something — it’s like semi-fascism.” A week later, in Philadelphia, he expanded on his … Continue reading Joe Biden’s Battle for “the Soul of This Nation” is a Fascist versus Fascist Cage Match → - by Thomas L. Knapp
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Biden Spit On The Soul Of The American Nation By Pitting His People Against One Another

Biden Spit On The Soul Of The American Nation By Pitting His People Against One Another By Andrew Korybko Maliciously smearing approximately half of the country as existential terrorist-inclined threats to “the soul of the nation” is nothing but the crudest... Read More › - Voice of East
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2 September 2022

The OJ Saga

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BREAKING: XR enters UK parliament, supergluing themselves inside

Extinction Rebellion (XR) UK have burst into parliament in protest. Members have superglued themselves to the Speaker’s chair. It’s to challenge the lack of … Read more By Steve Topple - Steve Topple
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1 September 2022

On Reading and Math, the New York Times Flunks History

“The Pandemic Erased Two Decades of Progress in Math and Reading,” reads a September 1 headline at the New York Times. See what they did there? See what’s incorrect? If not, consider these three snippets from the article beneath the headline: “National test results released on Thursday showed in stark terms the pandemic’s devastating effects on … Continue reading On Reading and Math, the New York Times Flunks History → - by Thomas L. Knapp
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DWP covers-up compensation deal for over 100,000 claimants

The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) has covered up a compensation deal potentially worth thousands of pounds for claimants. It relates to Employment … Read more By Steve Topple - Steve Topple
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31 August 2022

Suspected Pakistani Arms Sales To Kiev Don’t Automatically Imply Proxy War Intentions

Suspected Pakistani Arms Sales To Kiev Don’t Automatically Imply Proxy War Intentions By Andrew Korybko Casual observers of bilateral ties or even just International Relations more broadly might be misled into automatically believing that these reports imply that Pakistan’s US-backed post-modern... Read More › - Voice of East
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30 August 2022

The latest TUC proposal is simply not good enough

The Trades Union Congress (TUC) has once again shown that it is little more than a cog in the wheel of capitalism. After its … Read more By Steve Topple - Steve Topple
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Florida Gubernatorial Election: Swamp Monster Cage Match

On August 23, Democratic primary voters in Florida picked their champion for the November attempt to unseat incumbent Republican governor Ron DeSantis. In fairness, those voters weren’t offered much of a choice. The two “had a realistic chance of winning” candidates were Nikki Fried and Charlie Crist. Fried, a former lobbyist, spent her entire term … Continue reading Florida Gubernatorial Election: Swamp Monster Cage Match → - by Thomas L. Knapp
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27 August 2022

CNN Defamed Darya Dugina As A “Disinformation” Agent To Discredit Her Multipolar Legacy

CNN Defamed Darya Dugina As A “Disinformation” Agent To Discredit Her Multipolar Legacy By Andrew Korybko Far from being forgotten, Darya will go down in history as a Russian hero, especially after President Putin posthumously awarded her the Order of Courage.... Read More › - Voice of East
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26 August 2022

The TPLF’s Latest Terrorist Offensive Is Meant To Punish Ethiopia For Its Summer Of Success

The TPLF’s Latest Terrorist Offensive Is Meant To Punish Ethiopia For Its Summer Of Success By Andrew Korybko The West and Egypt want their TPLF proxies to punish Ethiopia for its rising global role as recognized by the BRICS countries and... Read More › - Voice of East
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Labour has screwed up its whole energy price cap policy

Labour has made a fundamental error in its entire policy around the energy price cap. Just as Ofgem announced the cap is hitting over … Read more By Steve Topple - Steve Topple
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25 August 2022

Student Loan Forgiveness: Politics, Not Problem-Solving

On August 24, the Biden administration finally announced what pretty much everyone (including me) had been predicting for months:  A new round of “student loan forgiveness” and an extension to the COVID-19-justified “payment pause.” Quick details of the current plan: More than 40 million borrowers will receive some relief. About 20 million will have their … Continue reading Student Loan Forgiveness: Politics, Not Problem-Solving → - by Thomas L. Knapp
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Contrasting US And UN Reactions To The Trumped-Up Terrorism Charges Against Imran Khan

Contrasting US And UN Reactions To The Trumped-Up Terrorism Charges Against Imran Khan By Andrew Korybko The contrast between the US and UN stances is obviously attributable to the fact that the former has vested interests in upholding the post-modern coup... Read More › - Voice of East
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24 August 2022

The TUC minimum wage plan has gone down like a cup of cold sick

The Trades Union Congress (TUC) made an all-singing, all-dancing announcement on Tuesday 23 August. It released its plan for a £15-an-hour minimum wage. Sadly, … Read more By Steve Topple - Steve Topple
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23 August 2022

More Young Americans are Using Cannabis and Hallucinogens. That’s Good News.

According to a recent National Institutes of Health survey, United Press International reports, “use of marijuana and hallucinogens among young adults in the United States reached an all-time high in 2021.” According to the survey, 43% of young adults admitted to having used cannabis in the past year, with 8% saying they’ve tried LSD, psilocybin … Continue reading More Young Americans are Using Cannabis and Hallucinogens. That’s Good News. → - by Thomas L. Knapp
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Dave Ward: BT bosses have ‘Swiss banks’ while workers use foodbanks

As the Communication Workers Union (CWU) prepares for another two-day strike, its general secretary Dave Ward has slammed BT bosses for “using Swiss banks … Read more By Steve Topple - Steve Topple
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Zelensky Is Scared That Detained Azov Members Will Spill The Beans About Kiev’s War Crimes

Zelensky Is Scared That Detained Azov Members Will Spill The Beans About Kiev’s War Crimes By Andrew Korybko The last thing that Zelensky wants is for those fighters to admit to the war crimes that they carried out on the orders... Read More › - Voice of East
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21 August 2022

The Assassination Of Alexander Dugin’s Daughter Darya Was A Dastardly Terrorist Attack

The Assassination Of Alexander Dugin’s Daughter Darya Was A Dastardly Terrorist Attack By Andrew Korybko Darya’s assassination represents a crossing of the Rubicon in the Ukrainian Conflict whereby Kiev has escalated its terrorist attacks to the point of targeting the family... Read More › - Voice of East
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20 August 2022

Don’t Wait: Get Into the Encryption Habit Now

In early August, a Nebraska prosecutor charged  a mother and daughter with violating the state’s ban on abortion after 20 weeks. That ban was passed in 2010, but didn’t go into effect until the Supreme Court’s ruling earlier this year overturning Roe V. Wade. Part of the state’s evidence consists of Facebook messages between the … Continue reading Don’t Wait: Get Into the Encryption Habit Now → - by Thomas L. Knapp
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19 August 2022

DWP lies from Rishi Sunak show nothing has changed

Tory leadership candidate Rishi Sunak has vowed to get ‘tough’ on benefit claimants – despite there being no evidence that this is necessary. Of … Read more By Steve Topple - Steve Topple
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18 August 2022

How Would a “National Divorce” Work?

Late last year, US Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) ran a Twitter poll asking her followers to weigh in on a “national divorce between “Republican” and “Democratic” states (since her Twitter account has since been suspended, I’m relying on reportage from the New York Post to describe it). The non-scientific results: 43% favored said “national … Continue reading How Would a “National Divorce” Work? → - by Thomas L. Knapp
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17 August 2022

Lest We Forget: Khurram Parvez – Part 1

Lest We Forget: Khurram Parvez – Part 1 By Dr Ghulam Nabi Fai We are too familiar with hacking of Kashmiri websites, now we are experiencing the same with one of the most familiar and the most visited websites of... Read More › - Voice of East
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16 August 2022

DWP now sanctions more people than ever before

The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) has revealed it is sanctioning more claimants than ever before. It comes as the so-called ‘cost of … Read more By Steve Topple - Steve Topple
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One Screen, Two Movies? Think Again.

Another week, another scandal, but the latest — the August 8 FBI “raid” on former president Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago home in Palm Beach, Florida — looks set for a run of a month or more. Democrats, as usual where Trump is concerned, see the search and seizure operation as an omen of imminent comeuppance for … Continue reading One Screen, Two Movies? Think Again. → - by Thomas L. Knapp
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Kiev Tacitly Admitted To Waging Nuclear Terrorism Against Europe And The West Just Shrugged

Kiev Tacitly Admitted To Waging Nuclear Terrorism Against Europe And The West Just Shrugged By Andrew Korybko The only possible explanation for this shocking stance is that the West has become so desperate to stop Russia’s slow but steady advance throughout... Read More › - Voice of East
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13 August 2022

What’s Wrong With Imran Khan Reportedly Seeking To Clarify His Views With America?

What’s Wrong With Imran Khan Reportedly Seeking To Clarify His Views With America? By Andrew Korybko Should the US obtain an objective understanding of his views and eventually come to accept them exactly as it’s done with respect to India, Saudi... Read More › - Voice of East
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“But Her Emails?” Well, Yes.

“Lock her up!” fared at or near the top of  the Most Memorable Rally Chants charts in Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign. Turning that election into a referendum on Hillary Clinton — and particularly on the seeming impunity she enjoyed after getting caught illegally storing classified materials on an unofficial server — may have made … Continue reading “But Her Emails?” Well, Yes. → - by Thomas L. Knapp
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12 August 2022

Komünal Mülkiyet – 1

Bir Liberteryen Değerlendirmesi Kevin Carson, Communal Property: A Libertarian Analysis. Center for a Stateless Society Paper No. 13 (Summer/Fall 2011). Türkçesi Faruk Pak tarafından çevrilmiştir. Giriş Piyasa anarşistleri arasındaki egemen mülkiyet görüşü, mülkiyetin tek doğal biçiminin bireysel temellük yoluyla verili, kişisel, ücretli basit mülkiyet olduğunu söyler. Ortak veya kolektif mülkiyet kerhen “gönüllü sosyalizm” in meşru... - Kevin Carson
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11 August 2022

A Story of Russia

Contemporary Russian politics are too often analysed without sufficient knowledge of Russian history. — Orlando Figes, The Story of Russia, p 268 The conflict among nations in Ukraine and the breakaway Donbass oblasts/republics has been magnified in western monopoly media since Russia backed up its security demands. To the extent that people want to ascertain […] The post A Story of Russia first appeared on Dissident Voice. - Kim Petersen
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Cracker Barrel’s Offering a New Sausage Option. The Response is Bananas.

In an effort to keep up with the times and serve a profitable market segment,  southern-style comfort-food restaurant chain Cracker Barrel recently added a new item to its menu. “Experience the out of this world flavor of Impossible [TM] Sausage,” the “Old Country Store” announced in an August 1 Facebook post, accompanied by a photo … Continue reading Cracker Barrel’s Offering a New Sausage Option. The Response is Bananas. → - by Thomas L. Knapp
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Africa’s Role In The New Cold War

Africa’s Role In The New Cold War By Andrew Korybko The US-led Golden Billion wants to retain its neo-imperial hegemony over those African countries that it regards as being within its self-declared “sphere of influence” while the BRICS-led Global South (in... Read More › - Voice of East
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8 August 2022

A Pacifist Even in the Tax War

That today’s culture wars lack a convenient place to pigeonhole Tom Cornell, whose seven decades of activism in the Catholic Worker movement continued until his passing on August 1, shows their limitations rather than his. In a 2002 profile, Andrew Blackman noted that Cornell “shares common beliefs with liberals and neo-conservatives, communists and cardinals, and … Continue reading A Pacifist Even in the Tax War → - by Thomas L. Knapp
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7 August 2022

CBS News Warned That Western Weapons Sent To Kiev Might End Up In Terrorists’ Hands

CBS News Warned That Western Weapons Sent To Kiev Might End Up In Terrorists’ Hands By Andrew Korybko Under no circumstances can the state of affairs indefinitely continue as it’s been lest the risk of “blowback” (which might cynically be the... Read More › - Voice of East
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6 August 2022

Kansas: What it Looks Like When the “Center” Wins

On August 2, voters in Kansas rejected an amendment to the state constitution which would have increased the legislature’s power to regulate (or ban) abortion. Pro-choice groups hailed the outcome as evidence that abortion rights are a “winning issue” this year; partisan Democrats have reason to look more hopefully toward their chances of holding on … Continue reading Kansas: What it Looks Like When the “Center” Wins → - by Thomas L. Knapp
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5 August 2022

Justice in the Land of the FreeTM

I feel for American basketball player Brittney Griner. Did she break the law? Yes, she did, and she pled guilty at trial. But a sentence of nine years — to be spent in what the New York Times calls a “penal colony” — for bringing hashish into Russia for self-treatment (assuming this is true) seems […] The post Justice in the Land of the FreeTM first appeared on Dissident Voice. - Kim Petersen
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Bank of England has caused a recession to protect the rich

The Bank of England (BoE) has caused carnage in recent days. In a double tap for millions of people, it first raised interest rates … Read more By Steve Topple - Steve Topple
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4 August 2022

Kashmir Forum Calls Upon India To End Its Annexation Of Jammu And Kashmir, Restore Civil Liberties

The World Kashmir Awareness Forum Calls upon India to end its annexation of Jammu & Kashmir, restore civil liberties and let the people decide their future. By Our Special Correspondent Washington, DC (August 5, 2022) – The World Kashmir Awareness... Read More › - Voice of East
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Taxes, Benefits, and Inflation: When a Raise is Actually a Cut

With inflation rampaging across the US Economy, USA Today reports, Social Security recipients can expect a cost of living adjustment (“COLA”) of up to 10.5%. For victims of the New-Deal-Era Ponzi scheme, which offers a measly return on “investment” (paid for, like all Ponzi payouts, from new revenues), and which mostly functions as a way of … Continue reading Taxes, Benefits, and Inflation: When a Raise is Actually a Cut → - by Thomas L. Knapp
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3 August 2022

Don’t Pay UK just showed the ‘state of Britain’

Campaign group Don’t Pay UK has hit the headlines recently. It’s gaining momentum for its action against the so-called ‘cost of living crisis’: specifically, … Read more By Steve Topple - Steve Topple
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2 August 2022

Has China Been Bluffing?

British professor Orlando Figes, who specializes in Russian history, wrote that the 2008 Russian intervention in Georgia on the side of the breakaway enclaves of Abkhazia and South Ossetia had exposed American timidity and scuppered NATO membership hopes for Georgia. (Figes, The Story of Russia, (Metropolitan Books, 2022): 285-286.) Was there a lesson learned by […] The post Has China Been Bluffing? first appeared on Dissident Voice. - Kim Petersen
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Can a Third Party “Fail Forward?”

Near the end of July, Andrew Yang — whose previous political projects include an unsuccessful run for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination, an unsuccessful run for the 2021 Democratic mayoral nomination in New York City, and what initially looked likely to be an unsuccessful new “third party,” the Forward Party — announced a re-launch of … Continue reading Can a Third Party “Fail Forward?” → - by Thomas L. Knapp
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31 July 2022

The #BanAndrewKorybko Hashtag Shows The Desperation Of Pakistan’s Post-Modern Coup Plotters

The #BanAndrewKorybko Hashtag Shows The Desperation Of Pakistan’s Post-Modern Coup Plotters By Andrew Korybko Pakistan faces very serious Hybrid Warfare/Fifth Generational Warfare threats, including from within the South Asian region, so it’s a dereliction of duty that its so-called “cyber warriors”... Read More › - Voice of East
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29 July 2022

Workers in Felixstowe are done with tax avoiding bosses

Workers are set to strike at the UK’s largest port. It comes as the company that owns it offers staff a pay cut. But, … Read more By Steve Topple - Steve Topple
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28 July 2022

Russia Is Fighting A ‘Holy War’ Against The Army Of ‘The Antichrist’: Chechen Forces Commander

Russia Is Fighting A ‘Holy War’ Against The Army Of ‘The Antichrist’: Chechen Forces Commander By News Desk Apti Alaudinov, an aide to Chechen Republic head Ramzan Kadyrov and commander of the Akhmat special operations unit in Ukraine, according to TASS, called upon... Read More › - Voice of East
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Get Brittney Griner Back? Sure — But Release Her Counterparts in America, Too

On July 27, the Biden administration offered their Russian counterparts a deal: Release WNBA player Brittney Griner and alleged US spy Paul Whelan, in return for the US releasing Russian arms dealer Viktor Bout. Griner, currently on trial, faces a ten-year sentence if convicted of possessing cannabis. She was arrested at Moscow’s Sheremetyevo International Airport … Continue reading Get Brittney Griner Back? Sure — But Release Her Counterparts in America, Too → - by Thomas L. Knapp
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27 July 2022

The US Boxes Itself in over Taiwan and Ukraine

Nancy Pelosi, speaker of the United States House of Representatives, is reportedly scheduled to visit Taipei in August 2022. The stated purpose is supporting Asian democracy. The trip has more than irked the Chinese. The trip has obviously not been approved by the one recognized government of China in Beijing. Some may downplay the speaker […] The post The US Boxes Itself in over Taiwan and Ukraine first appeared on Dissident Voice. - Kim Petersen
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26 July 2022

A Guardian editor is accused of launching an offensive and ‘defamatory’ attack on independent media

A Guardian commissioning editor has been accused of ‘defaming’ independent outlet Novara Media and one of its staff. In a series of tweets, the … Read more By Steve Topple - Steve Topple
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The Respect for Marriage Act Doesn’t Go Far Enough

The sound of the US Supreme Court’s  June ruling in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization,  overturning half a century of abortion jurisprudence under Roe v. Wade,  is the sound of multiple cans of worms popping open, particularly in light of associate justice Clarence Thomas’s concurrence, which calls for the court to “correct the error” … Continue reading The Respect for Marriage Act Doesn’t Go Far Enough → - by Thomas L. Knapp
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23 July 2022

COVID-19: Block the “Emergency” to “New Normal” Pipeline

In mid-July, the Biden administration extended a January 2020 COVID-19 “public health emergency” declaration  through mid-October of this year. An administration official justifies the renewal of the “emergency” declaration because it “continues to provide us with tools and authorities needed to respond” to  the virus. But COVID-19 is no longer a “pandemic.” It’s become “endemic,” … Continue reading COVID-19: Block the “Emergency” to “New Normal” Pipeline → - by Thomas L. Knapp
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22 July 2022

DWP lets slip shocking fact about cost of living payment

The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) has made a damning admission about the cost of living payments – revealing a new statistic about … Read more By Steve Topple - Steve Topple
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14 July 2022

DWP is denying 1.5 million people the £650 cost of living payment

The Canary can reveal that the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) will be denying around 1,520,000 people the upcoming cost of living payment. … Read more By Steve Topple - Steve Topple
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13 July 2022

President Putin Is Right: The US’ World Order Is Doomed

President Putin Is Right: The US’ World Order Is Doomed By Andrew Korybko This isn’t the delusional boasting of a criminal warmonger like the US-led Western Mainstream Media has comically misportrayed him as being since that operation began roughly four and... Read More › - Voice of East
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12 July 2022

DWP has NOT launched a ‘secret inquiry’ into benefit deaths

The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) has not launched a “secret inquiry” into deaths of social security claimants – contrary to what media … Read more By Steve Topple - Steve Topple
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11 July 2022

DWP has been lying about cruel benefit cap

The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) has been lying about reviewing the controversial benefit cap. The Tory/Lib Dem coalition government brought in the … Read more By Steve Topple - Steve Topple
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10 July 2022

It’s Coming From Inside the Courthouse

“Recent Supreme Court rulings have threatened the rights of New Yorkers to make decisions about their own bodies and our right to protect New Yorkers from gun violence,” proclaimed New York state governor Kathy Hochul in a statement released from Albany on the first of July. That New York State Rifle & Pistol Association, Inc. … Continue reading It’s Coming From Inside the Courthouse → - by Thomas L. Knapp
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9 July 2022

President Putin Reaffirmed That Russia Is Not Yet Waging A War In Ukraine

President Putin Reaffirmed That Russia Is Not Yet Waging A War In Ukraine By Andrew Korybko Russia could indeed escalate its special military operation to a literal war as a reciprocal response to the US-led West’s increasingly intensified proxy war on... Read More › - Voice of East
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8 July 2022

The DWP is now targeting unemployed over-50s

The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) has snuck out new funding for social security claimants. It’s also changing part of what the department … Read more By Steve Topple - Steve Topple
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7 July 2022

On “Democracy” Metrics, the US Lags Britain

Boris Johnson, the United Kingdom’s scandal-saddled premier, is finally stepping down as leader of the Conservative Party — which, as British politics are structured, means he’s also stepping down as prime minister. In conjunction with America’s recent annual July 4th celebration of independence from the British monarchy as declared in 1776, it seems worth noting … Continue reading On “Democracy” Metrics, the US Lags Britain → - by Thomas L. Knapp
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6 July 2022

The New Worldview Of Russia’s Elite Explained By A Key Russian Policy Influencer

The New Worldview Of Russia’s Elite Explained By A Key Russian Policy Influencer By Andrew Korybko Looking forward, it’s expected that Russia will double down on educating its policymaking elite about the significance of China, India, Iran, and Turkiye for their... Read More › - Voice of East
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5 July 2022

Third Party? America Doesn’t Even Have a Second Party.

A June 29 Associated Press/NORC finds that 85% of Americans — including 92% of self-identified Republicans and 78% of self-identified Democrats — say “things in this country are headed in the wrong direction.” Meanwhile, notional support for a “third” political party remains high — 62% as of last year’s Gallup Survey — yet no actually … Continue reading Third Party? America Doesn’t Even Have a Second Party. → - by Thomas L. Knapp
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4 July 2022

What Constitutes Being a Dictator?

Justin Trudeau: "Democracy never happens by accident. And, as we are reminded now, it certainly won’t continue without effort. I spoke about Canada’s commitment to standing up for democratic values – and against authoritarianism." A Toronto Sun editorial headlined "Canadian democracy is taking a beating." The editorial warned, "Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is slowly dismantling our democracy in real time." The post What Constitutes Being a Dictator? first appeared on Dissident Voice. - Kim Petersen
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1 July 2022

Is NATO’s Northern Expansion Really A Major Defeat For Russia?

Is NATO’s Northern Expansion Really A Major Defeat For Russia? By Andrew Korybko There are few fatal flaws in this narrative that discredit the point being put forth. The US-led Western Mainstream Media (MSM) is busy pushing the weaponized information warfare... Read More › - Voice of East
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30 June 2022

Don’t Expand NATO. Disband It.

“The decisions we have taken in Madrid,” North Atlantic Treaty Organization Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said as a summit of the alliance’s members closed in Madrid on June 30, “will ensure that our Alliance continues to preserve peace, prevent conflict, and protect our people and our values.” Decisions taken at the summit include inviting Sweden … Continue reading Don’t Expand NATO. Disband It. → - by Thomas L. Knapp
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29 June 2022

Interpreting Indonesia’s Mediation In The Ukrainian Conflict

Interpreting Indonesia’s Mediation In The Ukrainian Conflict By Andrew Korybko Indonesia has enormous strategic potential in the New Cold War and especially within the new Non-Aligned Movement (Neo-NAM) that its Indian partner hopes to assemble, which is why it would have... Read More › - Voice of East
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The BBC just palmed a government press release off as news

A recent report on the NHS app was just a government press release that the BBC published as news. But it wasn’t alone in doing … Read more By Steve Topple - Steve Topple
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28 June 2022

Is Noam Chomsky a Qualified Military Analyst?

Renowned progressive intellectual Noam Chomsky, author of over a 100 books, was recently interviewed by AcTVism. The entire interview is interesting, but the focus here is on the first 20 minutes where the situation in Ukraine is discussed. Chomsky lays out the US directive to NATO in the proxy war: “The war must continue until Russia is […] The post Is Noam Chomsky a Qualified Military Analyst? first appeared on Dissident Voice. - Kim Petersen
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The DWP is facing another potential court battle

The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) is facing another potential legal challenge to its policy. This time, it’s over what a claimant alleges … Read more By Steve Topple - Steve Topple
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Who’s Murdering Immigrants? It’s No Mystery.

It’s a grisly affair: Dozens of immigrants locked in a semi-trailer in San Antonio, Texas, apparently abandoned by those attempting to smuggle them into the United States. After their cries for help were heard and rescuers arrived, 48 were found dead at the scene, four more died shortly thereafter, and 16 were hospitalized. US Homeland … Continue reading Who’s Murdering Immigrants? It’s No Mystery. → - by Thomas L. Knapp
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The UK Prime Minister Paraphrased 1984’s “War Is Peace” During His Meeting With Macron

The UK Prime Minister Paraphrased 1984’s “War Is Peace” During His Meeting With Macron By Andrew Korybko The general dumbing down of Western society over the decades made it possible for leaders like Johnson to paraphrase 1984’s infamous doublethink slogan without... Read More › - Voice of East
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25 June 2022

Abortion: No, Dobbs Isn’t “Decentralization”

On June 24, the US Supreme Court handed down its ruling in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization. Not unexpectedly (due to a leak of associate justice Samuel Alito’s draft opinion in early May), the ruling overturns decades of precedent established in Roe v. Wade (1973) and Casey v. Planned Parenthood (1992),  largely leaving the question of … Continue reading Abortion: No, Dobbs Isn’t “Decentralization” → - by Thomas L. Knapp
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24 June 2022

Weaponized Multiculturalism Cloaks Western Imperialism Under A Faux Decolonization Guise

Weaponized Multiculturalism Cloaks Western Imperialism Under A Faux Decolonization Guise By Andrew Korybko Nothing’s off the table, and that which was previously considered un-weaponizable is now “fair game” in this worldwide struggle over the direction of the global systemic transition that... Read More › - Voice of East
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23 June 2022

Happy “Holiday,” Motorists! Well, Maybe Not So Much.

On June 22, by popular demand, US president Joe Biden asked Congress to pass a three month “holiday” on collection of the federal gasoline tax. With prices hovering at around $5 per gallon, Americans want something done. I’m all for it. I hate taxes, and I’m all for tax cuts, in any amount, for any … Continue reading Happy “Holiday,” Motorists! Well, Maybe Not So Much. → - by Thomas L. Knapp
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21 June 2022

The UK Chief Of General Staff’s Preparations For Fighting A War In Europe Are Revealing

The UK Chief Of General Staff’s Preparations For Fighting A War In Europe Are Revealing By Andrew Korybko The British army chief’s policy statement that his island-state should prepare for fighting a war in Europe is aimed at preconditioning the armed... Read More › - Voice of East
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19 June 2022

Iran’s Quickly Becoming The Core Of Eurasia’s Multipolar Connectivity Projects

Iran’s Quickly Becoming The Core Of Eurasia’s Multipolar Connectivity Projects By Andrew Korybko Iran’s role as the core of Eurasia’s multipolar connectivity projects means that Russia, India, and China will all have to take it into account when coordinating their strategies... Read More › - Voice of East
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18 June 2022

Kiev’s Military Officials Shared Some Intriguing Details About NATO’s Proxy War On Russia

Kiev’s Military Officials Shared Some Intriguing Details About NATO’s Proxy War On Russia By Andrew Korybko Kiev finally acknowledged that it can’t sustain its staggeringly high attrition rate in the face of Russia’s ongoing special military operation. It’s also becoming concerned... Read More › - Voice of East
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17 June 2022

It is Not Love that Abandons Its Treaties

The Tsilhqot’in Struggle On 26 March 2018, Canada’s prime minister Justin Trudeau spoke of the six Tsilhqot’in chiefs who were arrested during a sacred peace-pipe ceremony and subsequently hanged for their part in a war to prevent the spread of smallpox by colonialists: “We recognize that these six chiefs were leaders of a nation, that […] The post It is Not Love that Abandons Its Treaties first appeared on Dissident Voice. - Kim Petersen
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16 June 2022

Chinese-Iranian Overland Connectivity Is Slowly But Surely Being Streamlined

Chinese-Iranian Overland Connectivity Is Slowly But Surely Being Streamlined By Andrew Korybko The grand strategic trend is that Iran is reorienting itself towards the East in line with the rest of the world as all key players in the global systemic... Read More › - Voice of East
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14 June 2022

Kashmiri Americans Demand The Release Of Yasin Malik And Khurram Parvez

Kashmiri Americans Demand The Release Of Yasin Malik And Khurram Parvez By Our Special Correspondent Washington, D.C. – Kashmiri Americans of Washington metropolitan area hosted a graduation ceremony at ‘Kashmir House’ Maryland for 2022 graduates. The certificates were given by... Read More › - Voice of East
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The government’s class war just got a new weapon

The government just got a new weapon in the armoury of its ongoing class war. It comes in the form of wages. Official figures … Read more By Steve Topple - Steve Topple
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Voting: Don’t Buy the Guilt Trips

“Elections have consequences,” then-president Barack Obama reminded House Minority Whip Eric Cantor in 2009. Obama was correct. Elections do have consequences. On the other hand, those consequences aren’t necessarily predictable.  As an old saw concerning the 1964 presidential election went, “I was told that if I voted for Goldwater we’d end up in a war … Continue reading Voting: Don’t Buy the Guilt Trips → - by Thomas L. Knapp
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13 June 2022

The Rebranded Reopening Of McDonald’s In Moscow On Russia Day Is Symbolic

The Rebranded Reopening Of McDonald’s In Moscow On Russia Day Is Symbolic By Andrew Korybko The Russian people remain open-minded and non-biased towards their geopolitical opponents’ people and companies despite those two’s governments attempting to punish them for purely political reasons.... Read More › - Voice of East
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12 June 2022

January 6th Hearing: Don’t Let Motives Obscure Facts

The boilerplate Republican response to last Thursday’s prime-time, televised hearing  of the US House Select Committee to Investigate the January 6th Attack on the United States Capitol runs something like this: It wasn’t really a “hearing.” It was a campaign infomercial for the Democratic Party and the anti-Trump wing of the GOP. Its goal was … Continue reading January 6th Hearing: Don’t Let Motives Obscure Facts → - by Thomas L. Knapp
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10 June 2022

The Tories have now wasted nearly £100bn during the pandemic

Corporate media has been awash with the story of Rishi Sunak wasting £11bn by making a basic accounting error. But this is only part … Read more By Steve Topple - Steve Topple
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9 June 2022

Civil War Is Not the Solution to Mass Shootings

As an op-ed writer, I’m a slave to the news cycle. That means that whenever one or more mass shootings heat up the topic of “gun control,” I tend to weigh in. And my usual take these days, as opposed to arguing about the Second Amendment, etc., is to simply note that a significant percentage … Continue reading Civil War Is Not the Solution to Mass Shootings → - by Thomas L. Knapp
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8 June 2022

AUKUS Is Employing Psychological Terrorism To Justify Its Creation

AUKUS Is Employing Psychological Terrorism To Justify Its Creation By Andrew Korybko The discernible pattern is that the US initiates psychological terrorism against China only to have Australia pick it up and spread it further around the region. Chinese Foreign Ministry... Read More › - Voice of East
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7 June 2022

The Corporate Welfare Devil is in the “Clean Energy” Details

On June 6, US president Joe Biden invoked the Defense Production Act “to accelerate domestic manufacturing of clean energy.” That goal sounds laudable and, for those of us who don’t own stock in oil or coal companies, probably uncontroversial. But once we start focusing on the details, Biden’s order turns out to be just another … Continue reading The Corporate Welfare Devil is in the “Clean Energy” Details → - by Thomas L. Knapp
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5 June 2022

Electric Cars: Great Idea, But Not a Panacea

Over the last few years, the world’s transition from powering our cars with gas-burning internal combustion engines to zipping along on battery power has accelerated faster than the Tesla Model S Plaid, which can supposedly got from zero to sixty miles per hour in less than two seconds. Setting aside my visceral love for the … Continue reading Electric Cars: Great Idea, But Not a Panacea → - by Thomas L. Knapp
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Yasin Malik: The Most Recognizable Leader Of Kashmir

Yasin Malik: The Most Recognizable Leader Of Kashmir Statement made by World Kashmir Awareness forum By News Desk Washington, DC. June 5, 2022 – On Wednesday, May 25, 2022 (Shawwal 24, 1443), one of the most influential, recognizable, and revered... Read More › - Voice of East
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2 June 2022

The Kashmir Files: Myth Or Reality? – Part 5

The Kashmir Files: Myth Or Reality? – Part 5 By Dr Ghulam Nabi Fai Let me be straightforward with the members of Pandit community who know it well that they have left the Valley of Kashmir in large numbers in... Read More › - Voice of East
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Of Car Keys and “Gun Control”

The clamor for “gun control” never goes away in American politics. It occasionally simmers down to a dull roar, but every mass shooting recharges the bullhorn batteries. Thus, in the wake of the recent atrocities in Buffalo, New York, and Uvalde, Texas,  a Morning Consult / Politico Poll poll says that 56% of Americans consider … Continue reading Of Car Keys and “Gun Control” → - by Thomas L. Knapp
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31 May 2022

Labour just out-Toried the Tories on the windfall tax

The Labour Party has just managed to out-Tory the Tories over the so-called cost of living crisis. It has called for the government’s spending … Read more By Steve Topple - Steve Topple
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Mr. Burns Needs Mr. Monopoly

The Simpsons have gotten real. The show’s title family closed its thirty-third season on May 22 with a lengthy sequence acknowledging what has long been pointed out: that the setup in which “Homer lives a comfortable life with his wife and three children and has a secure job at the [Springfield nuclear power] plant, despite … Continue reading Mr. Burns Needs Mr. Monopoly → - by Thomas L. Knapp
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30 May 2022

The Battle For the Donbass v.2

 The Battle for the Donbass      The war in Ukraine has reached another decisive moment. Russia and the Lugansk and Donetsk republics are poised to deliver a crushing defeat to Ukrainian forces in the Donbass. Ukraine has already suffered a major psychological defeat with the surrender of the Azov Battalion at the Azovstal steel plant. In truth the battle for Mariupul ended long ago and Azov had no chance to break the siege of Azovstal but the fate of the Azov battalion had become an international cause with millions of ignorant people glorifying this gang of Nazi war criminals. The farce ended as the comedian Zelensky announced that they had been evacuated in a joint special operation of Ukraine’s military and intelligence while the western press politely lied saying that their military mission had ended. But no amount of lies could conceal the fact that they had surrendered and been shipped off to POW camps where they face possible trials for war crimes.     For months the fighting has dragged on in the Donbass with Russian allied forces making slow progress in terms of territorial gains but inflicting heavy casualties on Ukrainian forces with rockets and artillery fire. Ukraine has had 8 years to turn the entire area into a massive World War 1-style fortress of trenches, strongpoints, and bunkers. Thus progress was initially slow. However in recent weeks Russian forces have captured key parts of the Ukrainians defensive lines and Ukrainian defenses have been collapsing. In some areas the Ukrainians are retreating while in others they are on the verge of being encircled and destroyed.    For months western media have been claiming that Ukraine is winning the war. Russia and its allies have suffered some setbacks that have been blown out of proportion or misinterpreted. First Russia abandoned the siege of Kiev. With only 60,000 troops in the North Russia never really intended to take Kiev. Some say it was a diversion others that it was meant to force Zelensky to the bargaining table, or that they were sent in the hopes that Ukraine would collapse early in the war. In any case once it became clear that it would be a long war they withdrew some to rest; others to be sent to the Donbass for phase 2 of the war. This gave a tremendous morale boost to Kiev and the West who pretended that they had inflicted a decisive defeat on Russian forces. Ukrainian forces certainly carried out successful ambushes and harassment of Russian forces, but Ukraine regained their territory because Russian forces withdrew not because Ukraine defeated Russia in battle. Nonetheless the West and Ukraine pretended to have won a great victory and began to brag that they would not only retake Lugansk, Donetsk and Crimea but also march in and invade and dismember Russia itself. Supporters of Russia could only be consoled with the hopes that the withdrawal would lead to a later victory in the Donbass.     Ukraine has the second largest army in Europe and no shortage of brave and talented fanatics that with the help of the CIA and other NATO countries’ intelligence agencies are willing to carry out daring attacks on Russian targets. Supplied with US intelligence, Ukraine was able to sink the Moskva most likely with a missile and drones. Thankfully most of the crew survived but it was a major blow to Russian morale. The US is planning to send more anti-ship missiles to Ukraine and openly brags about the role it played in the attack on the Moskva, the sort of dangerous games that could lead to a nuclear war. Using helicopters and drones Ukraine was able to blow up fuel storage tankers within Russia itself. More recently however Russia has been successfully preventing these helicopter and drone attacks although Ukrainian saboteurs are probably still operating in Russia. Ukraine has also been firing artillery across the border shelling Russian civilians and a number of mysterious fires have been breaking out at sites related to Russia’s defense industry and logistics. Ukraine also continues to target civilians in Donetsk and Lugansk firing artillery and rockets packed with cluster munitions at civilian targets.  Only when the battle of the Donbass is won will the people of Donetsk and Lugansk finally see an end to the nearly decade of hell they have suffered at the hands of the Ukrainian military.     Some of these daring Ukrainian attacks however have bordered on the pointless and suicidal like the ill fated attempt to retake Snake Island in time to ruin Moscow’s victory day parade. An early psy-op involved the claim that Ukraine’s Snake Island defenders had told the Russians to “fuck off” and then heroically fought to the last man. In reality they surrendered but Ukrainians prefer the legend to the reality. Zelensky personally ordered a series of raids to retake the island. Instead of scoring a symbolic victory Ukrainian forces and their NATO advisers were slaughtered trying to take the island. Near Kharkov Ukrainian forces launched a counter attack Russian forces withdrew to avoid them and Ukraine moved their small force up to the Russian border. Ukraine recaptured some villages and the Kraken battalion terrorized the locals who might be kidnapped or killed if they had accepted humanitarian aid from Russia. Ukraine already controls a large stretch of its border with Russia. Hence their offensive was pointless except as a means to distract Russia from advancing in the Donbass. However the media played up the episode as if Ukraine was now ready to advance to the gates of Moscow in a transparent attempt to distract the world’s attention from the impending disaster Ukraine was facing in the Donbass.     Ukraine is excellent at propaganda and psychological warfare with its CIA advisers, its Western PR firms, and the decades of training in media warfare that Ukrainians have received from the US NED. The NED is the National Endowment For Democracy. The CIA front manipulates elections, turns foreign political parties into American puppets, and stages coups and color revolutions. The NED has funded NGOs to train Ukrainians in journalism and social media activism for over 20 years. Thus Ukraine excels at propaganda. Even if the Ukrainian regime’s propaganda were terrible, this would not matter. Western corporate media unquestioningly repeat whatever claims Ukrainian government officials make, while dismissing Russian statements. Mainstream media dishonesty, already terrible to start, has reached a new low in this war. Fertile ground has been provided for false flag attacks and other forms of black propaganda. For example when Russian forces abandoned the siege of Kiev and withdrew Ukrainian forces staged the Bucha massacre in their wake. Ukrainian forces slaughtered a bunch of civilians they accused of being traitors and then blamed the Russians. Then while people were busy trying to debunk the Bucha massacre, Ukraine fired a missile at the Kramatorsk railway station and again blamed Russia. Next President Biden and US intelligence basically invited Ukraine to stage a chemical weapons attack and to blame Russia; falsely claiming that they had intelligence a Russian chemical attack was imminent. Biden warned that any such attack would be a red line that could provoke direct US involvement.  The administration later admitted that the story was a fabrication. There is a danger that the whole world could be dragged into a nuclear war over some false flag chemical, nuclear or biological attack in Ukraine. The whole world would be turned to atomic ash before the truth could ever be exposed. Thankfully one can reasonably doubt that the US want to get directly involved in Ukraine in a conventional war with Russia where both sides would suffer heavy casualties, let alone a nuclear war in which the world would be destroyed. Still with America fighting a proxy war against Russia, while busily provoking a war with China, it would be unwise to underestimate the insanity of the US ruling class.    Russia has suffered some setbacks. Ukraine and the US are winning the propaganda war. However propaganda can only carry you so far before the realities on the battlefield expose your claims as absurd lies. The Western triumphalist narrative on Ukraine is about to come crashing down at least temporarily. Russia is winning the battle of the Donbass. This is a simplified account as the fighting covers dozens of tiny villages with long names that can be spelled completely differently depending on which system of transliteration you use, or whether it is the Russian or Ukrainian spelling. To follow the war closely you need to follow the action daily on the various war maps available on social media via various amateur military analysts.  First Russia launched an offensive out of Izyum. Ukraine kept pouring forces into the meat grinder to stop the slow Russian advance. Ukrainian forces put up fierce resistance but the Russians are using the tactic of relying on their artillery and rockets to soften up targets for weeks and months before sending forces in with probing attacks.  If they are repelled, then Russian forces continue shelling. On a map it may look like Russian forces were making no progress but Ukraine was suffering heavy casualties and their morale is plummeting. In Popasnaya Russia pursued the same strategy. Popasnaya was a cornerstone of Ukraine’s defenses in Lugansk where the fighting to take the town lasted months. However once it fell Ukraine’s defenses began to collapse. Russia massed forces in the town with its commanding heights and is advancing in multiple directions out of Popasnaya. So far Russian successes have mostly been in the North of the Donbass near Lugansk. Ukrainian military are being encircled in Severodonetsk, are close to being encircled in Lisichansk, and are in danger of being encircled in Avdeevka. Ukraine has abandoned its stronghold Svetlodarsk Donetsk. Russia has captured the town of Lyman another major part of Ukraine’s defensive lines. Currently things are moving so fast that this article will be outdated before it can appear. Initially Russia’s victories were in the North of Donbass in Lugansk but now they are also making progress in the South in Donetsk where Russia will probably turn its attention once it has captured or destroyed Ukrainian forces in Lugansk.     A key symbolic victory will be the liberation of Slavyansk, once the heart of the rebellion against the Maidan coup. The rebels had been forced to abandon the town rather than be encircled. The defense of Slavyansk had given Donetsk and Lugansk time to prepare their defenses and inspired thousands of volunteers to join the struggle. Slavyansk’s battle hardened defenders would form the backbone of the Donetsk and Lugansk forces. Ukraine has transformed Slavyansk into another military stronghold. Things always take longer then expected in this war. Hence there is no telling how long the battle for the Donbass will last. Yet clearly things are not going well for Ukraine.     If Russia wins the battle for the Donbass, the West may decide to let Ukraine negotiate rather then risk losing the rest of Ukraine. If Ukraine won’t make a deal after losing, Russia may decide to take the rest of Ukraine’s coastline. That would mean occupying Nikolaev and Odessa, above all to prevent Ukraine from firing more missiles at Russia’s Black Sea fleet. Other likely targets for phase 3 would include Dnipetrovesk where Ukraine is already desperately trying to build up their defenses in central Ukraine or the city of Kharkov in the North. Back in 2014 Kharkov was to have been the capital of Novorossiya. However Ukraine crushed the rebellion there and turned the city into its main base for the war on Donbass. It will be difficult to capture. The city was designed during the Soviet Union to resist a full scale NATO invasion. Ironically this is another reason the war is taking so long. Having lost Ukraine to the Germans during World War 2 the Soviets rebuilt the entire country to resist a western invasion and even a nuclear war, adopting a strategy of fortress cities. In places like Azovstal Soviet construction has proven more effective then the latest defective American weapons sent to Ukraine, e.g. the Javelin anti-tank missile.     Now to turn to the economic war against Russia, which predictably has turned into a major disaster for the West: Energy prices are skyrocketing, food prices are rising and there are shortages in the West. Meanwhile Russia is forcing the west to pay for energy in Rubles. As the US knows full well skyrocketing energy prices benefit the Russian economy. But perhaps there is method to this madness and the true target of this economic war are America’s “allies” in Europe and Asia. The regime represented by President Biden has pretty much destroyed the global economy and people are beginning to naively wonder why the US is sending 40 billion to Ukraine while there is a shortage of infant formula. Such wondering is naïve and ahistorical since the US has always had money for weapons and never money to improve the lives of people. In fact the US regime has spent trillions since 1945 to keep the rest of the planet poor. Actually much of the USD 40 billion is actually going to the US military industrial complex to replace all the weapons the US and its allies have already sent. Another huge chunk is going to NATO. Ukraine, with its economy destroyed by the neo-liberal reforms imposed after the 2014 coup is expected to repay that USD 40 billion.    I’ve been reading a lot about Ukraine recently including “Ukraine in the Crossfire” by Chris Kaspar de Ploeg, which I definitely recommend. With “Bidenomics” destroying the global economy it is a good time to revisit the now mostly forgotten role then Vice President Joe Biden played in Ukraine. In other words some of the scandalous details of “Ukrainegate” Joe Biden played a key role in events in Ukraine. He spent more then 2-3 hours a week on the phone with then President Poroshenko, who was waging a brutal war on the Donbass that would kill at least 14,000 civilians. Biden publicly backed Poroshenko’s refusal to implement the Minsk protocols. Biden joked that he spoke to Poroshenko “more than my wife” Biden was the main proponent of “Ukrainian energy independence” which translates into a scheme for Ukraine to start fracking oil and natural gas. The main beneficiary was Igor Kolmoisky who gratefully put Hunter Biden on the board of Burisma holdings along with John Kerry’s former chief of staff David Leiter and Kerry’s former adviser Devon Archer. This is the same Igor Kolmoisky who was the patron of current Ukrainian president Zelensky. Kolmoisky was also the patron of the Neo-Nazi Dmitry Yarosh and what would become Right Sector as well as a key funder of the Azov Battalion. Thanks to the 2014 coup Komoisky was able to steal billions of dollars. He laundered the money in the US, buying and looting American factories and putting the American workers out of work. His protege Zelensky also stole nearly half a billion dollars and moved it offshore. Although this detail had been exposed in the Panama papers and the Western press has conveniently forgotten it, along with such information as the Nazi affiliation of the Azov battalion. Let us connect the dots: Joe Biden and Hunter Biden are tied to Igor Kolmoisky who has a leash on Zelensky and the Azov battalion. Joe Biden also had the corrupt Natalie Jaresko named Ukraine’s finance minister. A US citizen, who illegally became a dual Ukrainian citizen, before becoming the country’s finance, Ms Jaresko had already “mismanaged” a USAID investment scheme called WNISEF. WNISEF was intended to “foster investment” in Moldova and Ukraine. Her salary was capped at $150,000 but she managed to pay herself millions. Meanwhile she managed an investment portfolio that lost tens of millions of dollars. The late Robert Parry exposed the scandal. Joe Biden also backed the appointment of Yuriy Lutsenko as Ukraine’s prosecutor general despite Lutsenko’s complete lack of legal experience. Lutsenko then had two officials at NABU (Ukraine’s National Anti-Corruption Bureau) arrested and beaten and cut off NABU’s access to the state’s crime database. To summarize, Biden was blatantly corrupt, openly encouraged corruption, and supported a crackdown on Ukraine’s pathetic attempt to rein in corruption. While Biden’s family and the oligarchs were getting richer, Biden was pushing hard for Ukraine to adopt austerity policies that would decimate Ukrainians’ already low standard of living. Now Biden is imposing neo-liberal shock therapy on the entire planet, creating runaway inflation and an economic depression at the same time. Doubtless Biden is merely serving the interests of the ultra-rich who by impoverishing the planet hope to widen their profit margins.     The economic disaster is already dampening the obnoxious Ukraine-mania fad that swept the West at the start of the war. Russia’s impending military victory in the battle for the Donbass will destroy the fantasy that Ukraine can be used to destroy Russia. Unfortunately the war will most likely continue and the West will continue to flood Ukraine with weapons, advisers, intelligence officers and mercenaries. Russia is ready for a long war and has been holding most of its forces in reserve. Hopefully the American empire will suffer a disastrous defeat in Ukraine and the country will be fully denazified and demilitarized.  Sources My earlier article on the Russia-Ukraine War https://libya360.wordpress.com/2022/03/24/the-russia-ukraine-war/ Zelensky stole hundreds of millions of dollars https://www.theguardian.com/news/2021/oct/03/revealed-anti-oligarch-ukrainian-president-offshore-connections-volodymyr-zelenskiy Igor Kolmoisky’s offshore money laundering damages US economy https://www.miamiherald.com/news/local/community/miami-dade/miami-beach/article258399503.html Pepe Escobar on NATO vs Russia https://libya360.wordpress.com/2022/05/24/nato-vs-russia-what-happens-next/ Christopher Black’s puts the Ukraine War in proper historical context https://christopher-black.com/fascism-our-common-enemy/?fbclid=IwAR0A8cOZMjz1jwTNH1r5vQzxtOZYGlYQdxwK6eMW5W8xua5F7RRChUUv3R4&fs=e&s=cl - Hugo Turner
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