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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, June 18, 2022

War within the War: The Fight over land and Genetically engineered agriculture

 


 

We launched a new live broadcast on our Millions Against Monsanto Facebook page, “The Secret Military History of Monsanto,” hosted by Organic Consumers Association’s political director Alexis Baden-Mayer. 

Our guest for the inaugural broadcast was Mitchel Cohen, editor of the book, The Fight Against Monsanto's Roundup: The Politics of Pesticides, and author of the article, “War Within the War: The Fight Over Land and Genetically Engineered Agriculture.” 

 



Kiev is the killer - Washington calls the shots

 


Ukrainian troops forcibly kept people in a burning building. 32 people died. 

It's called ethnic genocide - the west wants to get rid of the Russians so they can take Moscow's vast resource base. 

Simple as that....

Every criminal syndicate has an MO.

Bruce 

Friday, June 17, 2022

The little-known Libya oil story

 


 

Libya laboratory: the unknown front


By Manlio Dinucci


While Europe is in the grip of the energy crisis, in Libya oil wells have been closed since last February. In Italy and in Europe there is no mention of it, so as not to have to go into the details of a war that we are promoting, which, however, is good for the Italian government no one has noticed. Till now!

But how did this situation come about? Last December elections in Libya were mysteriously canceled one week before the vote. Why? Colonel Gaddafi's son, Saif Gaddafi was given over 50% in the polls and would become president of Libya.

 In response to this brutal interference in Libyan political life, last February the Parliament thus voted to trust Fathi Bashagha after he had in turn recognized the authority of Khalifa Haftar's Libyan National Army.

However, the outgoing premier, Abdulhamid Dabaiba, supported by the West, now without political legitimacy remains in his post in Tripoli, he is protected by his militias, to which ISIS has recently been added.

 This has prompted the Libyan people together with the trade unions to close the oil wells, almost entirely in 2/3 of Libya controlled by Haftar’s Libyan National Army. This extreme decision is motivated by a well-founded fear that the oil revenues will be used to finance a new repressive military device in Tripoli, sponsored by NATO, against the will of the people.

 At a time when the debate in Italy is focused on war and the high cost of living, unblocking Libyan oil through the full recognition of Libyan sovereignty and not through the financing of militias and support for an "illegal" Prime Minister could provide Italy with those resources necessary to counter the high cost of living.

 Who is ready to challenge the Draghi government in this battle?

 We talked about it with Michelangelo Severgnini, author of the film "The Scream", for several years in contact with hundreds of Libyans and migrants from Libyan soil.

Free speech gone?

 

 

Fascism is roaring back - this story plus UK going to send Julian Assange back to US - free speech and free journalism is fading fast in the so-called 'democratic west'.

 

German journalist Alina Lipp runs a Telegram channel "News from Russia." Since she has been living in Donetsk for six months, the 28-year-old has been able to report authentically and directly from the region affected by the war since February - from the Russian perspective. The great need for such first-hand information caused the number of subscribers to grow from a few thousand to 155,000 in just a few months.

On Wednesday, Alina Lipp sent an appeal to her colleagues and users and posted letters from the Lüneburg public prosecutor's office addressed to her on the Internet. As can be seen from the documents, Lipp is being investigated under Section 140 of the Criminal Code for "rewarding and approving of crimes." In the letter, which is also intended to justify the confiscation of funds in the amount of 1,600 euros and the "withholding" of another 12,000 euros from her German donation account, the reasons are given, which are really hard hitting.

Since, according to the public prosecutor's office, "Russia's war of aggression against Ukraine, which began on February 24" constitutes a crime under Section 13 of the Code of Crimes against International Law (crime of aggression), approving it is also a punishable offence.
 

Part of the prosecutor’s statement:

Lipp's statements on social channels are likely to incite the psychological climate within the population of the Federal Republic, to bring about dissent within society and to sow doubts about the functionality of public opinion-forming and the truthfulness of media reporting within the Federal Republic of Germany.

Food prices going through the roof

 

 

Three weeks ago John Boyd Jr., the President of the National Black Farmers Association, said "We are in a crisis right now as far as the food chain goes with the farmer in this country," adding "We're going to see a lot of empty shelves and a lot more high food prices." 

Farmers are warning of a coming food shortage and are asking the federal government for aid as weather, fuel prices and supply chain issues take a toll on the agriculture business. 

On Balance with Leland Vittert takes a critical look at some of the day's hottest subjects.  

Thursday, June 16, 2022

The numbers don't lie

 


The Centre for Research on Energy and Clean Air (CREA) has published an interesting graphic showing the dynamics of imports of fossil energy resources from the Russian Federation by different countries over 100 days since February 25.

So while many EU nations sanctimoniously proclaim they are boycotting 'Russian products' the numbers above tell a different story.

Why the need for BS and deception?

In case your forgot or never knew....



Six hundred and twenty thousand civilians died in the Vietnam War, yet they have never received justice…

Iraq was invaded, accused of developing weapons of mass destruction, yet this has been shown to be a lie. 

And for 20 years Afghanistan was a battleground in the war on terror, yet ultimately the Taliban regained power. 

Lies, self-interest and profit have created a vast web of international conflict, devastating the lands and peoples caught in it. And the responsibility rests with one country alone. 

The documentary "The Warmonger's Legacy" reveals the shocking truth.

Wednesday, June 15, 2022

More bio-labs info

 


 

Western media said that the bio-labs in Ukraine did not exist at all, or if they did, were not funded by the US. 

And if they did exist and did hold germs, they would be liberal democratic germs kept for positive purposes only. 

Now what? The Pentagon has admitted the bio-labs did exist and were funded by the US. 

What does this tell us about the hugely dominant western media and its so-called “fact checking” operations? 

Clean-up in Mariupol

 


 

Check out the broom squad. 

It's gonna be a long road back. Lots of work to be done to rebuild. 

So much has been lost in the past 8 years due to Azov death squad control of the city.

But at least now they can breathe and know tomorrow still comes.

Bruce

Tuesday, June 14, 2022

Global news round-up

 


 

  • Germany has chosen an installation near the U.S.-operated Spangdahlem Air Base to house the 35 American-made fighter jets it purchased as part of a military overhaul in response to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. The choice of Buechel is significant because the base is reportedly the storage site of U.S. nuclear weapons in Germany. Given the F-35’s ability to be equipped with such munitions, placing the aircraft at Buechel would be seen as an enhancement of the NATO nuclear [arsenal] in Germany.
  • US Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs Dereck Hogan has pledged that over “the next four to five months”, the Biden administration will allocate about $1.5 billion monthly for support of the Ukrainian government, in a statement that comes as inflation has shown no sign of easing in America.
  • Author Jacques Baud is a former colonel of the General Staff, ex-member of the Swiss strategic intelligence, and specialist on Eastern countries. The characterization of the Ukrainian paramilitaries as “Nazis” or “neo-Nazis” is considered Russian propaganda. But that’s not the view of the Times of Israel or the West Point Academy’s Center for Counterterrorism. In 2014, Newsweek magazine seemed to associate them more with… the Islamic State. Take your pick! So, the West supported and continued to arm militias that have been guilty of numerous crimes against civilian populations since 2014: rape, torture, and massacres….  The integration of these paramilitary forces into the Ukrainian National Guard was not at all accompanied by a “denazification,” as some claim.
  • Tsunami of economic impacts coming from US-EU sanctions on Russia....beware. Nicholls estimates that 20,000 of UKHospitality members’ businesses are still operating at a loss and 30,000 have no cash reserves." "She warned that 10,000 pubs and restaurants could soon be out of business thanks to a “perfect storm” of inflation, with soaring energy and rental costs. 
  • Soaring fuel prices in the US have added thousands of dollars to farmers’ costs this year, according to Ty Higgins, a spokesman for the Ohio Department of Agriculture. He told Russia’s RIA Novosti news agency this week that record-high diesel prices have resulted in the cost of sowing crops to double. “Diesel is not the only, but the most necessary fuel in agriculture,” Higgins said. “When you think about the sowing season, imagine how many tractors use diesel, working day and night. What used to require $300-400 a day last year now reaches a thousand dollars,” he added. 
  • The Pacific islands have emerged as "a key front in Washington's strategic competition with China," said Reuters' report, observers said. Since China is boosting its cooperation with the South Pacific island nations, this has made the US and its allies in the region like Australia more and more anxious as they see the region as their "backyard" and don't allow countries in the region to independently develop ties with other countries, especially a major power like China that Washington sees as competitor. Chen Hong, director of the Australian Studies Centre at East China Normal University, told the Global Times on Tuesday that "the US has positioned China as a strategic rival that will try to replace its global hegemony. With this outdated Cold War mindset, the US has persisted to perceive the world as two binary parts, 'us and them.' The South Pacific has become an arena of contention for Washington to contain, deter and impede China's cooperation and partnership." The Marshall Islands used to be a US nuclear weapons testing ground and nuclear waste dump site, Chen said. "The Pacific island countries (PICs) had long been marginalized by the US. However, since China has proactively and successfully engaged in mutual economic, social and cultural collaboration with the PICs as a constructive partner, the US has spared no effort to suppress and ostracize China's presence and interest in this region," he noted. Zhong Feiteng, a research fellow on Asia-Pacific and global strategy from the Chinese Academy of Social Science, said that since Antony Blinken visited Fiji in February, the first visit made by a US Secretary of State to the region in 36 years, the US is trying to send a signal to the world that it won't "let the PICs lean toward China." 

How does it feel - the ride? (A poem, a warning, a prayer)

 


 

Wheels go round,
two of them,
legs pushing,
steady but relaxed,
enjoy the ride.
 
Farmers market,
post office,
bank,
garden plot,
and home.
 
Milk crate,
strapped to the back,
holds bag
of compost,
to join
the heap
at community garden.
 
Buses,
trucks, 
cars
rush by.
Always  
an edge of fear
as some come
closer than others.
Everybody is in a hurry,
cars are made to
go zooom. 

Think about gas
prices....
Saw one EU country 
saying
all cars in future 
must be electric.

Starve Putin they say.

Plug the cars 
into what?
Nuclear, coal
or oil burning
power plants?
Electric cars
are a slim fix.
Like a leafless
tree.
 
It's the way we live,
and think.
Poisoned minds,
poisoned planet.

Biden says to 
US farmers,
fertilizer'.
Same time
Washington
sends more weapons
to Kiev.
 
Makes no fucking sense.
We got everything 
to lose
in this wild
high-stakes
card game.
 
Lift the damned sanctions
and stop killing
Russian-ethnics
in eastern Ukraine.
 
So wheels
go round...
it's a magic
swirling trip,
love and joy 
mixed with
nostalgia, 
anticipation 
and despair.
 
Where are we heading?
 
Keep riding....
keep paddling....
keep singing....
let me always
remember
what makes
it all go-round.
 
Amen
 
Bruce

Excellent documentary on Ukraine - history to current days

 


 

By

This is a documentary with an integrated artistic part. 

It is very important to watch the film from beginning to end in order to see the whole picture of what is happening and understand the author's message. 

The film is dedicated to the war in Ukraine and the confrontation between the United States and Russia.

Monday, June 13, 2022

'I want to hold my family close to me'

 


Sunday, June 12, 2022

Remembering June 12, 1982

 



 

Today is the 40th anniversary of 1 million marching in NYC demanding an end to nuclear weapons and nuclear war. Did you know there's an organization that works to keep weapons from spreading to space? 

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June 12, 1982 was the day I began paying attention to the war in space issue.

After watching C-SPAN coverage on TV of the huge protest in New York, that event was followed by a speech by President Ronald Reagan's Star Wars chief - Lt. Gen. Daniel Graham.

At the end of his speech, during the Q & A, someone asked Gen. Graham about the big protest in NYC. Was he worried about it?

Gen. Graham replied, 'No I think it's great. They are out there protesting against nuclear weapons and we are moving into space. They don't have a clue. Let them keep doing what they are doing'.

That was the moment that changed my life and turned me into a peace in spacenik.

Bruce

Sunday song