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Bruce Gagnon is coordinator of the Global Network Against Weapons & Nuclear Power in Space. He offers his own reflections on organizing and the state of America's declining empire....

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The collapsing US military & economic empire is making Washington & NATO even more dangerous. US could not beat the Taliban but thinks it can take on China-Russia-Iran...a sign of psychopathology for sure.

Saturday, May 01, 2021

Corporate media repeating CIA lies


Pushback with Aaron Maté

On the same day that the claim of "Russian bounties" in Afghanistan collapsed, another US intelligence-sourced, evidence-free claim was treated as vindication for conspiracy theories about Trump-Russia collusion.

Glenn Greenwald and Aaron Maté discuss the predictable demise of the "Russian bounties"; the Biden administration's new evidence-free assertion that Paul Manafort associate Konstantin Kilimnik passed Trump campaign polling data to Russia; and why major US media outlets continue to parrot Russiagate disinformation no matter how many times the "bombshells" turn into duds.

Guest: Glenn Greenwald. Journalist whose latest book is "Securing Democracy: My Fight for Press Freedom and Justice in Bolsonaro’s Brazil."  He writes at https://greenwald.substack.com/

Odds & Ends

 

 

  • Sputnik reports:  United States Secretary of War Lloyd Austin said in his first major speech that the US and its allies should prepare for a new type of military conflict.  “The way we fight the next major war is going to look very different from the way we fought the last ones,” Austin said on Friday at the change of command for US Indo-Pacific Command at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam.
 
  • Ed Mays from Seattle liked my recent presentation called 'Is Russia Truly our Enemy?'. He asked me to record it again for his show on national Free Speech TV. So I did. That should increase dramatically the numbers of people viewing this timely talk.  You can watch it here
 
  • Donetsk News Agency reports: The People’ Council has declared rights of Ukrainian banks to credit payment debts of Donetsk People's Republic residents on loans taken before November 14, 2014 null and void. The newly adopted law on Ukrainian banks property stipulates that the rights of Ukrainain banks to due payments on liabilities arising before November 14, 2014 are declared null and void. The date is the day when Ukrainian president signed the 875/2014 presidential decree on banning bank services in Donbass. The document was voted for unanimously by 89 deputies present at the meeting. 
 
  • Consortium News reports:  The unfolding pandemic horror in India has many causes. These include the complacency, inaction and irresponsibility of government leaders, even when it was evident for several months that a fresh wave of infections of new mutant variants threatened the population. Continued massive election rallies, many addressed by the prime minister, Narendra Modi, brought large numbers to congested gatherings and lulled many into underplaying the threat of infection.  The incomprehensible decision to allow a major Hindu religious festival — the Mahakumbh Mela, held every 12 years — to be brought forward by a full year, on the advice of some astrologers, brought millions from across India to one small area along the Ganges River and contributed to ‘super-spreading’ the disease.  The exponential explosion of Covid-19 cases — and it is likely much worse than officially reported, because of inadequate testing and undercounting of cases and deaths — has revealed not just official hubris and incompetence but lack of planning and major deficiencies in the public health system. The shortage of medical oxygen, for instance, has effectively become a proximate cause of death for many patients.
 
  • Strategic Culture Foundation reports:  “The Western powers are like dogs with an old bone on the subject of alleged use of chemical weapons in Syria. There is no meat on it but they continue to gnaw away,” says former British ambassador to Syria in an interview with Finian Cunningham. The United States, Britain, and other NATO powers failed in their covert military efforts for regime change in Syria, thanks in large part to the principled intervention by Russia to defend its historic Arab ally. However, Peter Ford, the former British ambassador to Syria, contends that regime change is still very much a top priority for Western powers and their criminal agenda of reshaping the Middle East according to their imperial objectives.

May Day solidarity message to the Donbass

 

 

I was asked by a labor leader in Lugansk (Donbass) to send a solidarity message via video that would be posted on their union web site.

This labor leader is the person who invited to me come to Lugansk and Donetsk in 2019. He organized my tour and took good care of the three international activists visiting at that time. While in Lugansk (his home town) he made sure that we met and spoke with many different people ensuring that we got a deep understanding of the situation. My report from that trip is here

Since 2014 I've been checking on the situation in the Donbass virtually on a daily basis. 

I first met the labor leader at a peace conference that I stumbled upon while in Moscow in late 2018.  I had gone there to do advance work for the Global Network Russia Study Tour in the spring of 2019 that took us to Moscow, Crimea and St. Petersburg.

Bruce 

Friday, April 30, 2021

South Korean melon farmers resist Pentagon MD deployment

 

 

Seongju Residents, Police Clash Again Over THAAD ['Missile Defense'] Base Delivery

 

By Rosyn Park 

Residents in the central town of Seongju were locked in a standoff with police and military personnel Wednesday over the delivery of more materials and equipment to a base housing an American missile defense system in the area.

A few dozen residents and activists staged a sit-in protest in the morning to try and block the passage of vehicles heading to the base for the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) system.

But it did not last long, according to the Ministry of Defense, as police managed to disperse the crowd to allow for the "successfully delivery of the non-weapon materials."

Three residents were injured during the process and transferred to a nearby hospital.

The ministry earlier informed that it was planning to move electricity equipment and construction equipment to the base, which it said had "nothing to do with the THAAD battery capabilities."

However, protesters suspected the shipment was a necessary step in improving the anti-ballistic missile system.

Local residents have long been opposed to the stationing of the battery in their village, located some 300 kilometers southeast of Seoul, citing environmental and other concerns [like now being a prime target in any US war on China].

The U.S. base was established in 2017 amid strong opposition from China and North Korea.

South Korea and the U.S. have stressed that the system aims to better cope with North Korea's growing missile threats. [THAAD is being used against China - North Korea is not a threat. Neither is China.]

U.S. connections to Ukraine's Nazi's

 

 

 Ukrainian ultranationalist lobby flaunts influence over Biden, blocks top Russia expert’s appointment

 

By Moss Robeson

The GrayZone

Demonstrating the power the ultranationalist Ukraine lobby has attained in Biden’s Washington, the White House has withdrawn consideration of esteemed Russia specialist Matthew Rojansky

Matthew Rojansky is the head of the Kennan Institute, a notable think tank at the US government-funded Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington. Despite his well-established expertise on Russia and lengthy record of leadership on the issue, he has been judged “too soft” to work in the Biden White House.

An increasingly influential element within Washington’s powerful anti-Russian lobby is taking a victory lap after Politico credited it for helping to block Rojanksy’s appointment to Russia director at the National Security Council. It is the Ukrainian Congress Committee of America (UCCA), an organization with close ties to the extremist Banderite movement.

The UCCA made its opposition to Rojansky known in the form of an “emphatic request” to President Joseph Biden, accusing the veteran Russia hand of making unspecified “incendiary comments over the years” which supposedly indicated that “Ukraine is expendable to secure closer U.S.-Russia relations.”

Meanwhile, the Chicago-based leadership of the Illinois Division of the UCCA fired off indignant letters of protest to President Biden and Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL), co-chair of the Senate Ukraine Caucus, which was founded in 2015 on the initiative of the UCCA.

The Chicago leaders objected to Rojansky’s seemingly benign observation that “peaceful coexistence [with Russia] remains an imperative,” likening the statement to “appeasement.” They also baselessly suggested that Rojansky might be “influenced because of overt or covert financial support from Russia.”

As the director of the Kennan Institute since 2013, Rojansky is far from the pro-Kremlin boogeyman he’s been made out to be by his most rabid antagonists. If anything, he represents the legacy of the man his employer is named for: George Kennan, the architect of the post-war US policy of containing the Soviet Union. But in a Biden administration dominated by anti-Russia hardliners, it appears even Kennan –– who criticized NATO’s eastward expansion after the Soviet Union’s collapse as a “fateful error” –– would be unwelcome.

The Banderites take over the UCCA

It is also no secret that the UCCA has for decades been led by cult-like followers of the late Ukrainian fascist Stepan Bandera, a Nazi collaborator whose devotees carried out numerous genocidal pogroms against his country’s Jewish population. 



Bandera’s “Revolutionary” faction of the Organization of Ukrainian Nationalists (OUN-B a.k.a. OUN-R) participated in the Nazi “Holocaust by Bullets” in western Ukraine. Since then, it has hijacked the organized Ukrainian diaspora, and cozied up to much of the US foreign policy establishment, not to mention the far-right in Ukraine.

In 1980, a coordinating body of OUN-B “facade structures” formerly known as the “Ukrainian Liberation Front” staged a divisive coup in the UCCA, from which the organization has never fully recovered.


1980 convention of the UCCA (Ukrainian Weekly, October 19, 1980)

The Banderites continue to play a leading role in the UCCA under the umbrella of the U.S. Division of the so-called “International Council in Support of Ukraine,” the successor of the “Liberation Front,” which relocated its headquarters from New York to Toronto in 2013. (The GrayZone previously reported on the Canadian Division’s ties to the Conservative Party of Canada.)

Days before he passed away in August 2019, Jaroslaw Fedun, a 45-year member of the UCCA and the chairman of its audit committee, filed a complaint with the New York State Charities Bureau about the “egregious improprieties” of the UCCA. 

A self-described “son of pioneers” of the Ukrainian community in New York City received Fedun’s complaint just before he died and submitted it on his behalf.

In a second complaint to the Charities Bureau dated September 28, 2019, Fedun’s anonymous confidant further alleged in a sensational manifesto that “most of [the] UCCA Board members and all of its employees are OUN(R) members.” He described the Banderites as a “group of individuals with a hidden extremist agenda.”

Throughout the Cold War, the UCCA waged war on Kennan’s containment strategy, condemning it as a form of appeasement while advocating a policy of rollback that could have resulted in all-out war.

“The collapse of Kennanism in this country is a good sign,” Lev Dobriansky, a former president of the UCCA and co-founder of the right-wing Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation, once remarked. Dobriansky was a close ally of Yaroslav Stetsko, a notorious Nazi collaborator who succeeded Bandera as leader of the OUN-B.

In the 1960s, Dobriansky and other UCCA leaders even lambasted a rival OUN faction that had been backed by the CIA as too soft on communism. Despite its history of extremism, the UCCA has apparently attained considerable influence over the Biden administration, while realists like Rojansky have been effectively blacklisted.

See the rest of this important article here

Foreign interference in Myanmar

 

 

The Western media is trying to convince global audiences that organic, self-organized protests are rising up against Myanmar’s central government.

However, evidence reveals that ongoing protests as well as armed ethnic insurgencies are the work of US and British interference - including the funding, arming, and training of armed militants.

This is evidence taken not from Myanmar’s central government - but from US-backed groups themselves and media networks the US has funded for years.

Thursday, April 29, 2021

Propaganda department: U.S. is looking for ways to expand Nazi training in Ukraine

 


US special operations chief for Europe heads to Ukraine in aftermath of Russian border buildup

 

By JOHN VANDIVER
STARS AND STRIPES

STUTTGART, Germany — The head of U.S. special operations in Europe met with troops this week in Ukraine, marking the two-star general’s first official visit to a country where a recent Russian military buildup sparked U.S. threat alerts.

Maj. Gen. David Tabor, who leads U.S. Special Operations Command Europe, said the U.S. is looking for ways to expand training efforts in Ukraine.

“U.S. forces in Europe remain committed to collective defense cooperative security alongside European allies and partners,” Tabor said in a statement Wednesday. “By seeking out new training opportunities, we ensure that U.S., allied and partner forces maintain the ability to meet and defeat any number of threats.”

Tabor met with U.S. and Ukrainian service members at the 142nd Training Center, which serves as a hub for that country’s elite forces.


Training Nazi's in Ukraine (and then sending them to attack their Russian-speaking fellow citizens in the Donbass) is a bi-partisan program in Washington. Pictured in the center with former Ukrainian President Poroshenko are (from right to left) Sen. Lindsay Graham (R-SC), Sen. John McCain (R-AZ). Sen. Amy Klobucher (D-MN) and Rep. Marcy Kaptur (D-OH).


In recent years, U.S. special operators have worked closely with their Ukrainian counterparts to improve their crisis response capabilities. In February 2020, the U.S. gave $1.5 million for improvements at the training site, located not far from the Ukrainian capital of Kiev.

Tabor’s meeting in Ukraine was intended to serve as a demonstration of the “continued commitment to building the capacity of Ukraine’s forces to defend more effectively against Russian aggression,” SOCEUR said in a statement.

Tabor’s visit came after Russia’s decision last week to reduce the number of forces it had built up around Ukraine.

The situation, which Western officials said involved more than 100,000 Russian troops, heightened concerns among allies that Russia was poised to invade.

Moscow said its troops were taking part in training drills. It still isn’t clear how many forces or how much gear was left behind in the region by the Russian military.

The rapid troop buildup was the largest force assembled around the country since Moscow’s 2014 annexation of Ukraine’s Crimean Peninsula, the Pentagon said. In the years since, Russian-backed separatists have been fighting a civil war in Ukraine’s east.

Russia also maintains a large naval presence off the coast of Ukraine and Moscow said it will block all foreign naval vessels from transiting a part of the Black Sea known as the Kerch Strait until October. The area has been a flashpoint in the past between Russian and Ukrainian naval vessels.

vandiver.john@stripes.com
Twitter: @john_vandiver 

Coming soon: Space Alert!

 


Board Members of the Global Network launch the first episode of a new monthly live stream, Space Alert! 

May 4 10:00 am EST

Bruce Gagnon (Maine), Tarama Lorincz (Canada) and Dave Webb (UK) from the Global Network discuss US-NATO space issues and more! 

YouTube link to watch the live stream: https://youtu.be/7wgKcOL2Vxo

Everyone should have healthcare like the VA

 


By Laura Flanders

American police are armed to the teeth with military-grade weapons, and the results are in. The more combat gear, the more combat.

So how about we arm our cities with military-grade healthcare instead?

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs is part of the most generously funded institution in the government, and guess what? All that investment pays off.

It might not be perfect, but in contrast to the rest of our healthcare sector, instead of being fragmented, fractious, profit-driven, and poorly prepared, the VA is national, integrated, non-profit, and relatively effective.

It’s national: The VA operates thousands of healthcare facilities in rich and poor places, including 170 VA Medical Centers and 1,074 outpatient sites. And the VA’s response to Covid has shown what’s possible when your healthcare system is actually a system.

It’s integrated: While other vaccination programs rolled out in fits and starts, the VA pulled together its pandemic response plan last summer and began vaccinating veterans before Christmas. Knowing their history of hesitancy, they held listening sessions with minority veterans that gave them a jump on building trust. Now, they report only 2 percent refusals and an inoculation rate above the norm across every racial group.

The latest chart on the Veterans Affairs website reports that, in just three months, they’ve distributed over 3 million doses to over 2 million veterans plus their partners, their caregivers, VA employees, and loads of other federal workers.

As Linda Ward Smith, a VA nurse from Las Vegas, tells my program this week, “That’s one good thing that the VA does well. We communicate.”

The VA’s not-for-profit. Private shareholders play no role in the Veterans Affairs system. While the private sector, and even many nonprofit hospitals and healthcare systems, have fired or furloughed staff because the procedures they make their money off of weren’t taking place during the pandemic, the VA has been accepting non-veteran patients and delivering PPE to all sorts of public health programs. They’ve sent VA  staff to 49 states and territories and vaccinated people all over the country, including rural vets in Montana and homeless vets in Dallas.

As Dana Brown, executive director of the Next System Project at the Democracy Collaborative told the LF Show recently, “There’s just a real difference here in what the logic is, the defining logic of these systems.” One is care, the other is profit.

None of which causes me to make peace with the war machine, but it does make me wonder. If the Covid pandemic is often compared to a war, doesn’t that make us survivors veterans of it? If veterans can get lifelong, integrated healthcare with no co-pays thanks to their service, why can’t we? Veterans Care for all? I’d far rather healthcare spilled out of that bloated pentagon pipeline than pepper spray and bullets.

~ Laura Flanders interviews forward-thinking people about the key questions of our time on The Laura Flanders Show, a nationally syndicated radio and television program also available as a podcast.

Wednesday, April 28, 2021

Always a good analysis

 


Alexander Mercouris from London.


Spring is sprung - beauty makes a comeback

 

A neighbor's blooming cherry tree - in the distance is the Kennebec River. Bath Iron Works shipyard is two blocks to the left where the Navy builds Aegis destroyers that are being used to encircle Russia and China with so-called 'missile defense' systems. (Click any of the photos for a better view)

 

After a long cold winter our spring is finally here in Bath, Maine.

I've been working outside the last couple of weeks on my garden.  I started early with lettuce, spinach and radishes by growing them in our south facing mud room and now have them in the ground outside.

A week ago I planted a peach tree which I am very excited about.

New peach tree in the ground - with 'peace rose' bush just beyond the tree that was given to us last summer when we moved into this house by friend Eric Herter

I got a couple different blueberry bushes this week and have yet to plant them - want to let them get used to the spot for a couple days. 

Blueberry bushes waiting to go into the ground

Near our driveway are stone steps leading to the house that have been here for many years and tucked amongst the rocks are some 'Hens and Chicks' plants.  I had never heard of them until we moved here and found bunches amongst the many rocks.  They are just amazing and I was astounded by the tall stalks they grew in late summer and fall.


Working in the yard is a good meditation for me - a great way to get my mind off the insanity of the world for awhile.  It also is a way that I can spend some energy and see some results - not something that comes quite so easily in the work I do.

The Hens and Chicks tall stalks last fall were something to behold

Bruce 

The Kinks sang in the song Scrapheap City:

There ain't no beauty
And there ain't no style,
There's no quality
And there's no purity.
Honour's dead and buried
Because it's unnecessary....




Tuesday, April 27, 2021

Israel (usually the attacker) gets hit back


 

Interview with Syrian girl who is well known and respected for her political analysis.

On April 22, in the dead of night before dawn, a Syrian missile exploded only 30 km away from the ultra-sensitive Israeli nuclear reactor of Dimona.

Subtitles are available - hit the cc  

See more on this story here

Monday, April 26, 2021

Russia & China again promote space weapons ban treaty

 


It was a great joy to hear the recent announcements by Russia and China as they once again called upon the world to join them in creating a 'legally binding international instrument that would ban the development of any type of weapons in space'.

The announcements by the two space-faring nations, just days apart, reveal the continued leadership by these states in attempting to ensure that we keep space for peace.

In addition both Russia and China invited global nations to join them in a 'multilateral initiative on making a political commitment not to be the first to place weapons in outer space'. So far 30 nations are full-fledged participants in this important initiative.

Since the founding of the Global Network Against Weapons & Nuclear Power in Space in 1992 we've witnessed Russia and China repeatedly attempting to create a PAROS Treaty (Prevention of an Arms Race in Outer Space). But sadly the key promoter of the militarization of space, the United States, has refused to discuss and has even blocked such treaty negotiations at the United Nations.

Washington (during both Republican and Democrat administrations) has continually claimed, 'There is no problem, there are no weapons in space. We don't need a treaty.'

The reason the US has taken that position is quite simple.  Washington has long dreamed of 'controlling and dominating space and denying other nations access to space'.  The Air Force Space Command famously displays their logo on the HQ building at Peterson AFB in Colorado that reads 'Master of Space'.  

The US-based aerospace industry views space as a new market for weapons and nuclear power.  Thus they have refused to join in serious treaty negotiations to close the barn door before the horse gets out.  The dream of massive profits trumps logic.

With the recent creation of the Space Force, Washington signaled to the world that its goal of control and domination would not be interrupted by sound thinking nor concern for the trashing of the heavens with weapons and more space debris. 

(Recall that the Democrat party led House of Representatives could have killed the enacting legislation but only requested to call it the 'Space Corp' - evidence of the bi-partisan nature of the US drive to weaponize space.)

Members of the Global Network have worked tirelessly for years to build support for a space weapons ban treaty and we are grateful to Russia and China for doing their best to keep the vision of peace in space alive.

There will be no substantial progress on the admirable [Ban] Treaty for the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons as long as US-NATO are allowed to run free and move the arms race into space. Russia and China can't afford to surrender to Washington.  That is what the US demands - 'full spectrum dominance'.

It is now up to the people around our tiny orbiting globe to help push this important vision to fruition.

Bruce  

PS See the Global Network's space video page on YouTube here

Africa is choosing its own course

 


 Africa Is Choosing China over the U.S.: The Case of Cape Verde

 

Below are some selected bits from a much larger and more in-depth article that I highly recommend.  It illuminates the 'mystery' of US-NATO operations on the African continent.  The question of China's role in Africa gets major play in this important piece as well. 

 

By Aidan O’Brien

Cape Verde’s hero—Amilcar Cabral—was completely aware of the post-World War II restructuring of imperialism. In 1968, he noted:

“[T]he Portuguese government is able to count more than ever on the effective aid of the NATO allies...

“ It is our duty to stress the international character of the Portuguese colonial war against Africa and the important and even decisive role played by the USA … If the Portuguese government is still holding out on the three fronts of the war which it is fighting in Africa, it is because it can count on the overt or covert support of the USA, freely use NATO weapons [and] buy B26 aircraft for the genocide of our people …” 

Amílcar Cabral was born in Guinea Bissau in 1924 and assassinated in Conakry in 1973. He was the leader of the Liberation Movement of Cape Verde and Guinea-Bissau and founded the African Party for the Independence of Guinea-Bissau and Cape Verde (PAIGC). He is regarded as an icon of African history. Declassified Portuguese archives and testimonials made it clear that the conspiracy behind Cabral’s assassination was a plot involving the Portuguese secret police [likely with the US CIA in support].


Since the assassination of Cabral in 1973, the U.S. and its NATO proxies may have lost their formal grip on Africa; but they continue to strangle Africa militarily. The most blatant example of this is NATO’s destruction of Libya in 2011.

Before the U.S. and its “democratic” partners bombed Libya, that country “had the highest Human Development Index, the lowest infant mortality and the highest life expectancy in all of Africa.” There was also—at the time of the bombardment—75 Chinese companies (36,000 employees) working inside Libya—constructing housing, railways, telecommunications and hydroelectric facilities.

The end result of NATO’s unprovoked act of war against Libya (and Africa) was a catastrophic socio-economic reversal in the region, summarized in headlines such as “Slavery in Libya: Life inside a container” and “Slavery and Human Trafficking in Libya.”

When asked about the murder of the man (Muammar Gaddafi) who led Libya to the top of the African human development index, the then U.S. Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton, succinctly expressed the barbaric values underpinning the U.S. approach to Africa: “We came, we saw, he died.” And then she laughed.

War is the language of imperialism and, in Africa today, the U.S. speaks it fluently. Under the cover of “counterterrorism” and “counterinsurgency,” the U.S. and its NATO allies are inserting their forces throughout the continent. [The US goal is pure chaos creation to inhibit successful development and stability.]

On the one hand, there is the ongoing French Operation Barkhane (2014) that has spread thousands of NATO soldiers across West Africa.

And on the other hand, there is the United States African Command (AFRICOM—founded in 2007). The mission statement of AFRICOM is clear: It exists to “to advance U.S. national interests … and … support U.S. Government foreign policy … through military-to-military activities.”

In 2019, just 12 years after its creation, AFRICOM had a “network” of 29 military bases spread across 15 African countries. 

 



Indeed, for U.S. leaders Africa is now “a petri dish and a proving ground for the development of a limited power-projection paradigm of drones, Special Operations forces, military advisers, local proxies, and clandestine intelligence missions.”

As the 21st century began, China entered into this “apocalyptic” U.S.-made situation. And as it did in the 1960s, it changed the orientation of Africa for the better. In contrast to Western “terror from above” (dictates and drones), China has been building up from below.

Since 2011, China has been the biggest player in Africa’s infrastructure boom, claiming a 40% share that continues to rise. Meanwhile, the shares of other players are falling precipitously: Europe declined from 44% to 34%, while the presence of U.S. contractors fell from 24% to just 6.7%.

Today’s partnership between Cape Verde and China is the cutting edge of this “construction boom.” In the 1960s these two nations combined to defeat the politics of imperialism. Now they are combining to battle the economics of imperialism: “the unjust and inequitable economic order left over from the past.”

If there is “great power competition” in Africa today, the U.S. has already lost the moral high ground since it remains committed to the infrastructure of imperialism—a system which creates nothing but destabilization. For the U.S., therefore, Africa is first and foremost a “security issue”—a “heart of darkness.”

Africa, however, is not an ahistorical enigma or a prize to be won in a competition. It is a proud continent which broke free from imperialism around the same time as China broke free from imperialism. And at the 1955 Bandung Conference both Africa and China invested in freedom from empire and peaceful cooperation. No evidence to date suggests that China has disavowed the spirit of Bandung.

In stark contrast, the U.S.—around 1950—chose to partner with Western Europe (NATO) rather than with the world. It chose empire. It chose to violently oppose “Bandung.” It chose war, racism and the neoliberal apocalypse. If Africa must now choose between China and the U.S., the choice is obvious.



Sunday, April 25, 2021

Wow, this is a must watch!

 

 

Don't hear this kind of response to mainstream media BS very often!

Enjoy every second of it.

Share it so others can see this as well. 

It's a very important modeling as to how one should speak to the corporate media.

Bruce

No more denying the truth....

 


Photo by Mike Hastie

When I deliver lunches to the homeless three

days a week on the street, this is what I see

constantly. This is going to get worse, because

the prevailing narrative in this country is pro-

found blindness. I certainly don't have to con-

vince anyone of this. When you see it day after

day, any sort of denial does not exist anymore.

There is only reality left. We have two choices

in this country: You can either have programs of

social uplift, or you can have bombs and bullets.

The American people are still contemplating...

Mike Hastie
Army Medic Viet Nam
Portland, Oregon

Sunday song