To this blatant war crime in illegally annexed Afrin is added forced language change, abolished progressive and horizontally organised Kurdish local councils, closed or destroyed schools, women forced into servitude, etc,.etc.
President Trump wants the others to cough up more dough for the “protection” provided to them by the United States. The American leader berated European heads of state as if they were naughty children, accusing them of “freeloading” on US military power for their defense over many decades, and of giving nothing back.
Trump singled out Germany in particular for his sharpest dressing down. He accused the top European economic power of being “controlled by Russia” owing to its supposed dependence on Russian oil and gas.
Trump used that claim as a form of blackmail, alleging that Germany has been giving billions of dollars to Moscow for energy supplies, while cheating on financial payments to NATO because it relies on US military defenses. Continue reading “Trump beats up NATO members in American Protection Racket”
By Sweden brings back the draft
by Johannes Stern: On Thursday, the government of Sweden announced plans to reintroduce the draft. The Scandinavian country with a population of 10 million, which has not been directly involved in a military conflict for over two centuries
, is girding up for war against Russia.
Swedish officials were unambiguous that recruits should be prepared to fight Russia. “The Russian illegal annexation of Crimea [in 2014], the conflict in Ukraine, and the increased military activity in our neighborhood are some of the reasons” for the re-introduction of conscription for the first time since 2010, a spokesperson for the country’s Ministry of Defence told the BBC.
Under the plan, all citizens born between 1999 and 2000 will be conscripted next year. Of the 100,000 Swedes that fall in this category, 13,000 will be ordered to receive a physical examination, and 4,000 young men and women will then have to begin an eleven-month military service on July 1. Continue reading “Sweden joins War Fever .. Brings Back Military Conscription”
Predator Capitalism is war by other methods, but for the US those methods are fast running out.
The great scam of imposing the US dollar as a reserve and oil buying currency is falling apart as countries refuse to comply. So the gigantic debts run up by the USA by these means will finally become real and unpayable, causing a total crash.The world economy is now like a juggler forced to throw up more and more balls into the air.
But the cocky billionaires running the US have one Ace left.. military force.. and are not averse to new wars to boost production and bully the world into line… Starting with Russia..
The lunatic logic of capitalist North America, after engineering a coup in Ukraine that will let them bring their nukes up to the Russian border, seems to be.. BACK DOWN AND SELL YOUR OIL IN DOLLARS.. OR WE BLOW UP THE WORLDThe ultimate logic of Predator Capitalism is the annihalation of you and me. of human life on Earth, but even this is seen as a financial opportunity. billion dollar underground bunkers are apparently selling like hot cakes to the 0.1%
continued below. .. Nuclear Bullies face off in Ukraine
Nuclear War and Clashing Ukraine Narratives | Consortiumnews
Finally Nadezhda and Maria are free! Both denounced the cynical manipulation of President Putin seeking credit for amnestying them just before their release date anyway. Both called for a boycott of the Winter Olympics in Russia to protest the blatant neo-fascist style persecution of women, gays and minorities
Pussy Riot was founded in 2011, but shot to greater prominence after appearing in Moscow’s Cathedral of Christ the Saviour in February 2012, to perform a radical brilliant song called Punk Prayer which attacked the Orthodox Church’s support for President Vladimir Putin.
”Virgin Mary, Put Putin Away” Lyrics (translated from Russian)
Virgin Mary, Mother of God, put Putin away
Рut Putin away, put Putin away Continue reading “Pussy Riot’s Punk Prayer: PUT PUTIN AWAY.. Boycott Sochi!”
When it suits its purposes, Russia seems to have the same propensity as the US to thumb its nose at international law. Two weeks ago, Putin acquired immense international stature and prestige by halting the imminent threat of US missile strikes in Syria. Now he seems to have squandered it all by illegally seizing a Greenpeace vessel in international waters. Continue reading “Let Them Go, Mr Putin: 27 Activists and Greenpeace boat kidnapped”
Great news! By just 13 votes the Brit Parliament voted against bombing Syria.
This, along with Arab League failure to endorse, French backing off and a snowballing anti-war campaign at home MAY BE ENOUGH to stop the US attacking Syria.
Bad news for US corporations and the arms market. Bad news for the Israelis, for all the imperialist, racist and sexist warmongers who get hot on the idea of blowing people to pieces for their own profit and prestige. Continue reading “Good News At Last! .. Syria Bombing to be Cancelled?”
update here: Good News At Last! .. Syria Bombing to be Cancelled?
The US military/industrial economy needs fresh blood.. or rather needs a war,
Morality. …Can a nation which has repeatedly used and sold chemical weapons then morally bomb another country on suspicion they used them? Continue reading “US/UK to risk WW3 to bomb Syrians with crazy ‘Chemical Weapons’ Pretext”
The biggest emitters were China (23 percent), the U.S. (14 percent), Europe (10 percent), India (5 percent), and Russia (5 percent).
And the primary sources of emissions were energy (35 percent), industry (18 percent), transport (13 percent), agriculture (11 percent), forestry (11 percent), buildings (8 percent), and waste (4 percent). The sources are explained in more detail in the balloons. Continue reading “Shrink That Footprint: balloon graphic”
27th of June 2013,
The arrest of Irina was prolonged until 2nd of October. She was arrested 2nd of July 2012, so now Irina has already spent more than one year in prison without a court! Arrest of Irina was prolonged due to dubious claims of her alleged “victims” that they still have not acquintanced themselves with the results of the investigation. Continue reading “Support Irina, still jailed in Russia for resisting Nazis”
UPDATE: Pussy Riot member on hunger strike moved to hospital
A member of the Russian punk band Pussy Riot who went on hunger strike in jail last week has been taken to hospital. Maria Alyokhina was moved to a hospital in her prison colony in the Urals town of Berezniki, the husband of one of her bandmates told the Associated Press. Alyokhina began her protest after being barred from attending a parole hearing. She and two other members of the Pussy Riot group were jailed after staging an anti-Vladimir Putin protest in a Moscow cathedral in February 2012. One, Yekaterina Samutsevich, had her sentence suspended on appeal last October. Another, Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, was denied parole last month. In a letter published by her lawyers earlier this week, Alyokhina claimed prison officials were attempting to turn fellow inmates against her by holding a security crackdown in advance of the parole hearing. Alyokhina previously spent five months in solitary confinement after claiming that officials deliberately lodged her with hardened criminals and encouraged them to intimidate her.The Pussy Riot trio were jailed for two years last August after being convicted of a breach of public order motivated by religious hatred. The prosecution prompted worldwide condemnation, with Sir Paul McCartney among those calling for the band members to be freed.
22 May 2013