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Talk World Radio: Katrina vanden Heuvel on U.S.-Russia Relations
David Swanson | warisacrime.org | 2021-05-17
Talk World Radio is recorded as audio and video on Riverside.fm. Here is this week's video and all the videos on Youtube. Katrina vanden Heuvel is Editorial Director and Publisher of The Nation magazine. See thenation.com She is also vice-president of the American Committee for U.S.-Russia Accord, a group interested in an informed dialogue about … Continue reading "Talk World Radio: Katrina vanden Heuvel on U.S.-Russia Relations"

U.S. defeat in Afghanistan–A contrast with the Soviet experience
Eds. | mronline.org | 2021-05-17
As'ad AbuKhalil says Western media never regarded the U.S. involvement for what it really was. | May 17, 2021 | Newswire…

South America's 'Business Friendly' Bloodbath
Editor2 | orinocotribune.com | 2021-05-17
By Brasil Wire, May 12, 2021 | International business and banking support for the most repressive regimes in Latin America is even more evident than it was during the original cold war. Now, Wall Street ºs three main men in South America all face charges of crimes against humanity, even genocide, at the International Criminal Court. | Whilst the anglosphere regularly attacks governments of the left in Latin America on human rights grounds, it is its pliant business friendly US regional allies: Brazil ºs Bolsonaro, Chile ºs Piñera, and Colombia ºs Duque, who face being sent before the Hague.

The Perpetrator-Victim Reversal
Liane Kilinc | indybay.org | 2021-05-17
The West refuses to give the Red Army credit for Germany's liberation from fascism – instead, it diligently stokes the Cold War with Russia. | France and West Germany were liberated by the landing of the Western Allies in Normandy – but all of Eastern Europe must have apparently shaken off the yoke of Nazism all by itself. At any rate, one can get this impression.

Washington Post Moscow Bureau Chief Distorts History of World War II
Jeremy Kuzmarov | covertactionmagazine.com | 2021-05-17
Claims that glorification of Soviet Russia's role in victory over Nazis is part of "official propaganda." On May 9, 2021, Russians celebrated Victory in Europe (V-E) Day with a customary parade honoring the sacrifices of the Soviet people in World War II. Rather than reporting on the day's festivities, The Washington Post ran a story …

UK And France Send Patrol Ships To Black Sea, As Kiev Expects Warships
Anonymous007 | southfront.org | 2021-05-17
Click to see full-size image | On May 16th, a British Navy patrol ship entered the Black Sea. | Russia's Black Sea Fleet has started tracking the British Royal Navy's HMS Trent patrol vessel, the Russian Defense Ministry's National Defense Management Center reported. | "The forces and means of the Black Sea Fleet have started tracking the activities of the Trent patrol vessel of the British Navy, which entered the Black Sea waters on May 16," the statement said. | On May 11th, the report said the Black Sea Fleet started ke…

Amazing Steps By Russian Diplomacy
Anonymous103 | southfront.org | 2021-05-17
Photo credit should read ALEXEY DRUZHININ/AFP/GettyImages | On May 14, the Russian government finally approved the official list of 'unfriendly states', in response to the new sanctions, harsh rhetoric and diplomatic expulsions.According to official documents, the list includes foreign states that are committing unfriendly actions against the Russian Federation, citizens of the Russian Federation or Russian legal entities, and includes measures of influence (counteraction) established by the decree of the President of Russia that are appli…

The Perpetrator-Victim Reversal
Liane Kilinc | indybay.org | 2021-05-16
The West refuses to give the Red Army credit for Germany's liberation from fascism – instead, it diligently stokes the Cold War with Russia. | France and West Germany were liberated by the landing of the Western Allies in Normandy – but all of Eastern Europe must have apparently shaken off the yoke of Nazism all by itself. At any rate, one can get this impression.

CovertAction Information Bulletin (1988-2)
Editors | covertactionmagazine.com | 2021-05-16
CAIB-30 (1988: 2) From the Archives: Special Back Issue on Israel the Middle East: Israeli State Terror, Arms sales, Occupation, Chemical & nuclear warfare, Israel in Africa & Central America, Disinformation & Libya, CIA's William Buckley, Afghan contra lobby…

Cryptocurrency, Central Banking and Capitalism
Editor2 | orinocotribune.com | 2021-05-16
By Darcy Robinson — Apr 16, 2021 | Over the past 13 years, a new phenomenon in finance, banking and currency has spread exponentially across the globe. Bitcoin emerged in the shadows of the 2008 financial crisis and over the past decade, it and other cryptocurrencies have developed as currencies and stores of value in the areas of loans, business operations and trade. Transactions take place entirely over the internet, have no physical appearance and are backed by educational technology and the energy of computing processor capabilities. | E-coins like USDC and Tether are permanently pegged to the US dollar…

Russia Designates US and Czech Republic as 'Unfriendly' States
telesurenglish.net | 2021-05-16
Russia first announced the ban on the U.S. hiring local staff in April in retaliation of a slew of new U.S. sanctions against Russia for allegedly interfering in the 2020 US presidential election and for its purported involvement in the SolarWind hack of US federal agencies. | Russian foreign ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said the United States has until August 1, 2021 to meet the new requirements. | RELATED: | Russia Includes the US in "Unfriendly States" List | Relations between Rus…

Military Situation In Syria On May 16, 2021 (Map Update)
Anonymous007 | southfront.org | 2021-05-16
Click to see full-size image | On May 15, Russia reported that Idlib militants violated the ceasefire regime in Greater Idlib 37 times: 19 — in Idlib province, 10 — in Latakia province, 8 — in Hama province | On May 15, US forces carried out a military patrol near the town of Malekiyah | On May 16, SAA artillery shelled positions of Turkish-backed forces in the Halluz area | On May 15, SDF released 16 people who were arrested a few days ago in the town of Shaheel | The number of Russia…

Russian Warplanes Rained Hell On Militant Positions In Syria's Greater Idlib (Photos)
Anonymous669 | southfront.org | 2021-05-16
Russian Su-25 attack aircraft take off from the Khmeimim airbase in Syria © Dmitriy Vinogradov / Sputnik | On May 16, warplanes of the Russian Aerospace Forces carried out at least 12 airstrikes on the northwestern Syrian region of Greater Idlib, where several terrorist groups are active. | According to the London-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, the Russian airstrikes struck the town of Burnas in the western Idlib countryside, and the town of Kabani in the northern countryside of Lattakia."No casualties have…

China's Zhurong rover lands on Mars with great success
Editorial Team | challenge-magazine.org | 2021-05-16
China's Zhurong rover successfully landed on Mars this Saturday. This is the first time a non-American Mars landing has gone through without a crash or loss of contact. | The success makes China the first nation to perform orbiting, landing and roving on its first Mars mission. It is also only the third nation to land on Mars, after Russia and the USA. | President Xi Jinping expressed his congratulations to the team behind the mission, calling their success an outstanding achievement. "You were brave enough for the challenge, pursued excellence and placed our country in the advanced ranks of planetary explorat…

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