Daily Archives: August 20, 2022

2022-08-20: News Headlines

Connor Freeman (2022-08-20). Putin Warns Macron of 'Large-Scale Catastrophe' at Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Plant. news.antiwar.com While tensions rise and shelling continues at southeastern Ukraine's Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant (ZNPP) and nearby areas, Russian President Vladimir Putin and French President Emmanuel Macron discussed the need for the UN nuclear watchdog to send a mission to visit the plant. Both Ukraine and Russia have accused each other of planning provocations and false …

____ (2022-08-20). Russia to shut Nord Stream gas pipeline for 3 days. ecns.cn Russian gas giant Gazprom announced on Friday that it will suspend natural gas delivery to Europe via the Nord Stream 1 pipeline from Aug. 31 to Sept. 2 due to maintenance.

Philip Giraldi (2022-08-20). Joe Biden's Secret War in Ukraine. The Imminent Danger of a Large Scale US-Russia War. globalresearch.ca

Philip Giraldi (2022-08-20). Joe Biden's Secret War in Ukraine. The Imminent Danger of a Large Scale US-Russia War. globalresearch.ca

Dr. Leon Tressell (2022-08-20). On the Nature of Russia's Military Campaign in Ukraine. Analysis of Russian Military Strategy. globalresearch.ca

Dr. Leon Tressell (2022-08-20). On the Nature of Russia's Military Campaign in Ukraine. Analysis of Russian Military Strategy. globalresearch.ca

Anonymous103 (2022-08-20). As US Announces New $800M Ukraine Arms Package, Here's The Total List Since War's Start. southfront.org Originally published by ZeroHedge In a Thursday CNN interview Ukrainian Defense Minister Andriy Zagorodnyuk described a stalemated battlefield situation with Russia,…

Anonymous103 (2022-08-20). As US Announces New $800M Ukraine Arms Package, Here's The Total List Since War's Start. southfront.org Originally published by ZeroHedge In a Thursday CNN interview Ukrainian Defense Minister Andriy Zagorodnyuk described a stalemated battlefield situation with Russia,…

Anonymous103 (2022-08-20). UPDATED: Drone Rain Over Crimea: Ukrainian UAVs Fail To Reach Their Targets In Peninsula. southfront.org On August 20, an UAV hit the roof of the headquarters of the Black Sea Fleet in the city of Sevastopol. It is the second drone attack on the facility. | The city governor assured that there were no victims and no serious damage to the building. Ukraine was blamed for the attack. | Russian forces attempted to intercept the drone with small arms. According to the governor, the UAV was hit right above the fleet headquarters. As a result, it fell on the roof and caught fire. | The police blocke…

WSWS (2022-08-20). US approves further attacks on Crimea, provides $775 million in weapons for Ukrainian offensive. wsws.org It has become increasingly clear that the attacks on Russian military bases in Crimea are part of a beginning counter-offensive by the Ukrainian military that has been prepared and funded through massive weapons deliveries by the NATO powers, first and foremost by the United States.

IMEMC News (2022-08-20). Israeli Colonizers Attack Palestinian Shepherds Near Hebron. imemc.org On Saturday, illegal Israeli colonizers attacked Palestinian shepherds and tried to force them to leave their lands in Um al-Kheir village in Masafer Yatta, south of the southern West Bank city of Hebron. Fuad al-Amour, the coordinator of the Protection and Steadfastness Committees in Southern Hebron, said several colonizers invaded Palestinian grazing lands and attacked …

Michael Welch (2022-08-20). NATO-Russia Proxy War: Revealing Signs of a Fading America: Scott Ritter, Michael Hudson. globalresearch.ca "Joe Biden looked Vladimir Putin in the eye last June and threatened him with massive sanctions. He had months to sit down with his inner circle and say, "how do we prepare for this?" Nothing the U.S. and its allies are doing has taken the Russians by surprise.

Scorinoco (2022-08-20). Western Sanctions Are Good for Moscow, Says US Economist. orinocotribune.com Renowned US economist and former Wall Street analyst says the Russian economy is being made self-sufficient. | The economic war unleashed by the West against Russia has backfired and may bring the country much good, US economist and former Wall Street financier Michael Hudson has told the German news outlet Junge Welt. | "The West's sanctions are great for Russia. Any country threatened by US sanctions is forced to become self-sufficient," Hudson said in the interview. | He said that sanctions have effectively pushed Russia toward import substitution, and the country is on track to becoming completely free of rel…

Anonymous103 (2022-08-20). Military Situation In Ukraine On August 20, 2022 (Map Update). southfront.org Russia struck the AFU 110th Territorial Defence Brigade near Velikomikhailovka with high-precision missiles; | Russia struck the AFU 328th Mechanized Brigade near Kiselevka with high-precision missiles; | Russia struck the AFU 212th Rifle Battalion near Apostolovo with high-precision missiles; | Russia struck the AFU 127th Territorial Defence Brigade near Kharkov with high-precision missiles; | Russia struck military assets of the AFU near Soledar with high-precision miss…

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2022-08-20). Ukraine: Zelensky Kidnaps Student Dissidents, Bans Opposition Parties, Shuts Down Independent Media, Commits Egregious War Crimes and Imposes Regressive Labor Laws. libya360.wordpress.com Dmitri Kovalevich More Ukrainian Soldiers Continue to Defect as Eastern Ukrainians See Better Future with Russian Federation For more than five months, full-scale hostilities have taken place on the territory of Ukraine. The number of victims is growing every day on both sides of the front line. From the signing of the "Minsk 2" peace…

Scorinoco (2022-08-20). Employees of Zaporozhye Nuclear Power Station Urge Kiev to Stop Attacks, Warn of Disaster. orinocotribune.com Former and current employees of the Zaporozhye nuclear power plant, located in the town of Energodar, are calling on the Ukrainian authorities to stop attacking the plant with missiles. Video messages from these current and former emplyees were uploaded to the power station's Vlad Lavrik, a former employee of the plant, said that the Ukrainian military has attacked "the nuclear waste storage facility" and the plant's "switchgear," as well as a holiday village during a festival. In this context, he called on Ukrainian soldiers to think…

Dmitri Kovalevich (2022-08-20). Ukrainian Regime Led by Media Darling Volodymyr Zelensky Kidnaps Student Dissidents, Bans Opposition Parties, Shuts Down Independent Media, Commits Egregious War Crimes and Imposes Regressive Labor Laws. covertactionmagazine.com More Ukrainian Soldiers Continue to Defect as Eastern Ukrainians See Better Future with Russian Federation For more than five months, full-scale hostilities have taken place on the territory of Ukraine. The number of victims is growing every day on both sides of the front line. From the signing of the "Minsk 2" peace agreement in …

Kamal Iranidoost (2022-08-20). Russia to send evidence Of Kyiv 'Chemical Terrorism' To OPCW. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Aug. 20 (MNA) — Russia is preparing the documents proving that Ukraine conducted chemical terrorism activities, and is set to submit them to (OPCW), the Russian Defense Ministry said on Saturday.

Anonymous669 (2022-08-20). Germany To Supply Kiev Forces With Laser-Guided Rockets, Long-Range Artillery Projectiles. southfront.org On August 19, Germany announced a new military aid package to Ukraine, including guided rockets and long-range artillery projectiles. | Germany opposed providing Ukraine with lethal aid in the past. Nevertheless, after the start of the Russian special military operation in Ukraine, Germany rose to became one of the top military backers of Kiev forces. In spite of this, Berlin faced some serious criticism in the last few weeks for not shipping enough weapons to Ukraine. | In a statement, the Germ…

Staff (2022-08-20). Denia Caballero gana plata en el Campeonato de Norte, Centroamérica y el Caribe de Atletismo. cubadebate.cu La discóbola Denia Caballero le dio a Cuba su primera medalla en la cuarta edición del Campeonato de Norte, Centroamérica y del Caribe de Atletismo, que abrió hoy en la ciudad bahamesa de Freeport con presencia de 29 representantes de la Mayor de Las Antillas. Para este sábado Cuba centra sus aspiraciones en el salto alto varonil, el relevo mixto y los 400 metros.

Staff (2022-08-20). Premundial de béisbol femenino: Cuba cae en semifinales e irá por bronce este sábado. cubadebate.cu El equipo cubano de béisbol femenino cayó este viernes por fuera de combate 10-0 ante su similar de Venezuela, en uno de los duelos de semifinales del Campeonato Premundial que se celebra en el estadio Jorge Luis Garcia Carneiro del estado de Guaira. Este domingo Cuba enfrentará a México para discutir la medalla de bronce del torneo.

TeleSUR, jaa, MER (2022-08-20). Fuerzas israelíes asesinan a un palestino en Cisjordania. telesurtv.net Las autoridades explicaron que la víctima salía de una mezquita local cuando soldados de Israel dispararon durante una redada.

TeleSUR, SH (2022-08-20). Denuncian el asesinato de un líder social en Santander, Colombia. telesurtv.net Se presume que detrás del asesinato de Carlos Eduardo Rincón Silva estarían implicados integrantes del grupo criminal del Clan del Golfo.

____ (2022-08-20). Russian food, fertilizer must get to market: UN chief. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Aug. 20 (MNA) — The UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said on Saturday the United Nations is working with the United States and European Union to overcome barriers to Russian food and fertilizers reaching the world markets.

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2022-08-20). 'No Farms, No Food:' Dutch Farmers Confront Billionaire 'Green' Elite's Food System Reset Plan. libya360.wordpress.com Stavroula Pabst Dutch farmers' protests offer a preview of the resistance to come as transnational "green" billionaires advance a "reset" of the global food system. The elite agenda threatens to deepen an international cost of living crisis and spark unrest well beyond The Netherlands. Ingrid de Sain is a Dutch farmer who lives in the Northern…

Jason Ditz (2022-08-20). French Foreign Legion to Secure South Yemen Gas Exports. news.antiwar.com It may sound like a bad adventure movie, but the French Foreign Legion could find itself in Yemen trying to stabilize and control areas. | Recent fighting and exchanges of government figures in South Yemen's Shabwa Province could be portending a deeper involvement, as France is interested in the potential of gas exports from Balhaf. Europe could use more exports with the Russia War, restricting supply to central Europe. | Though Yemen isn't a large expo…

Anonymous103 (2022-08-20). Military Situation In Syria On August 20, 2022 (Map Update). southfront.org On August 20, Russia reported that Idlib militants violated the ceasefire regime in Greater Idlib 5 times: 1 &#1 ; in Aleppo province, 2 &#1 ; in Idlib province, 2 &#1 ; in Latakia province; | On August 19, SDF artillery shelled al-Bab city. 45 civilians were reportedly killed and wounded; | On August 19, Turkish drone targeted an educational center for girls under the UN auspice in the village of Shmouka near Tal Tamar. Four civilians were reportedly killed; | On Augus…

Staff (2022-08-20). Explosion, fire hits near Russian intl. airport (+VIDEO). en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Aug. 20 (MNA) — News sources on Saturday published footage from a fire that broke out due to an explosion near Russia's Sochi international airport.

Staff (2022-08-20). Russian Black Sea Fleet's headquarters targeted (+VIDEO). en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Aug. 20 (MNA) — The Black Sea Fleet's headquarters was attacked by a drone on Saturday, Sevastopol Governor Mikhail Razvozhayev said on his Telegram channel.

Staff (2022-08-20). Iran shines in Int'l Army Games held in Russia. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Aug. 20 (MNA) — Iranian team has succeeded in discipline category of the International Army Games 2022 being held in Russia.

____ (2022-08-20). Starbucks successor opens in Russia. ecns.cn A restaurateur and rapper duo unveiled Stars Coffee on Thursday, reopening the chain of coffee shops in Russia formerly owned by Starbucks Corp, the latest major company rebranding after a months-long Western corporate exodus from the country.

____ (2022-08-19). DPRK slams S. Korean new assistance plan. ecns.cn A senior official of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) has slammed South Korea's proposal of economic assistance in exchange for denuclearization, the official Korean Central News Agency reported on Friday.

Newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2022-08-20). Mayo Clinic Minute: Hand, foot and mouth disease in kids. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Hand, foot and mouth disease, most commonly caused by a coxsackievirus, is a highly contagious childhood illness. The virus can be spread through respiratory droplets, person-to-person contact and touching a contaminated object.Dr. Nipunie Rajapakse, a pediatric infectious diseases specialist at Mayo Clinic's Children's Center, says it is typically an illness of young children — usually children under 5. But you can get infected with hand, foot and mouth disease at any age. Watch: The Mayo Clinic Minute. youtu.be/Tv1v-rMiK4A

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2022-08-19). The Sword of Bolivar Is Wielded Again by the People of Latin America. libya360.wordpress.com Daniel Kovalik [Source: Photo courtesy of Dan Kovalik] On August 7, 2022, Gustavo Petro and his running mate, Francia Márquez, were inaugurated as the President and Vice-President of the Republic of Colombia. This was one of the most historic events in Latin America for at least a century. For the first time since the liberation…

Anonymous103 (2022-08-19). Russia Raises Stakes: Three MiG-31 Aircraft With Hypersonic Kinzhal Missiles Deployed In Kaliningrad. southfront.org Three MiG-31 aircraft with hypersonic Kinzhal missiles were deployed at the Chkalovsk airfield in the Kaliningrad region as part of Russia's "additional strategic deterrence measures". | On August 18, the Russian Ministry of Defense claimed that the aircraft with the Kinzhal ballistic missiles will be put in round-the-clock combat duty at the airfield. It was added that during their flight to the Kaliningrad region the aircraft worked out military interaction with the fighter aircraft of…

Kyle Anzalone (2022-08-19). Pentagon Announces New $775 Million Weapons Package for Ukraine. news.antiwar.com On Friday, the Department of Defense told reporters that President Joe Biden approved a new $775 million round of security assistance for Ukraine. While announcing the eighteenth weapons package in the past six months, a senior defense said the US had adopted a tradition of giving Kiev "what they need, when they need it."For the …

_____ (2022-08-19). Iran-US: Last Chance for a New Nuclear Deal. journal-neo.org The United States has recently gone rapidly down a political slope towards its world-anticipated collapse. Nancy Pelosi's hysterical visit to Taiwan, which triggered a new aggravation of the China-Taiwan confrontation, Washington's gross escalation of global tensions over the Russia-Ukraine conflict and its direct involvement by providing intelligence to Ukrainian neo-fascists, the medical and economic crisis …

_____ (2022-08-19). Aging US Nuclear Plants Are Dangerous And Expensive. popularresistance.org The much-heralded Inflation Reduction Act (IRA), while offering a vital lifeline to the renewable energy industry, also contains massive subsidies to keep dangerously aging atomic power plants operating for years to come. | Meanwhile, six decrepit atomic reactors are now caught in a terrifying military crossfire in southeastern Ukraine, showing exactly why it is so important to shut down nuclear plants instead of subsidizing them. The Ukrainian reactors, located at Zaporizhzhia, the largest nuclear power plant in Europe, are now being used as a shield for Russian artillery arrays. A single errant shell could send…

_____ (2022-08-19). Aging US Nuclear Plants Are Dangerous and Expensive: The Inflation Reduction Act Is Propping Them Up. popularresistance.org The much-heralded Inflation Reduction Act (IRA), while offering a vital lifeline to the renewable energy industry, also contains massive subsidies to keep dangerously aging atomic power plants operating for years to come. | Meanwhile, six decrepit atomic reactors are now caught in a terrifying military crossfire in southeastern Ukraine, showing exactly why it is so important to shut down nuclear plants instead of subsidizing them. The Ukrainian reactors, located at Zaporizhzhia, the largest nuclear power plant in Europe, are now being used as a shield for Russian artillery arrays. A single errant shell could send…

Oneworld.press (2022-08-19). The GCHQ Chief's Claim Of A Western Infowar Victory Over Russia Is Fake News. oneworld.press No self-respecting person, society, or government could ever agree to indefinitely perpetuating their servitude to others — especially not if a viable alternative credibly exists to restore equality, fairness, and justice to their relations — which is why the Global South so enthusiastically embraces the multipolar worldview and therefore hasn't fallen for the Golden Billion's information warfare campaign against Russia throughout the course of the Ukrainian Conflict.

Lucas Leiroz de Almeida (2022-08-19). Europe Decreasing Military Aid to Ukraine. globalresearch.ca

Lucas Leiroz de Almeida (2022-08-19). Europe Decreasing Military Aid to Ukraine. globalresearch.ca

Diegoramos718 (2022-08-19). Patrick Lawrence: A Hall of Mirrors. scheerpost.com By Patrick Lawrence / Original to ScheerPost I have long wondered whether our mainstream journalists, correspondents and commentators get dressed each morning in the same locker room, so similarly do they account for things. This has been especially so in the case of the Ukraine crisis, which is quite understandable: Keeping readers and viewers a …

Kamal Iranidoost (2022-08-19). Putin reportedly announces readiness to meet with Zelensky. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Aug. 19 (MNA) — Media sources in Turkey have claimed that the Russian president has announced his readiness to meet with his Ukrainian counterpart.

Nathan King (2022-08-19). The Heat: Ukraine Trilateral Summit. america.cgtn.com Ukraine hosts a trilateral summit with leaders of Turkiye and the United Nations as the conflict continues.

Mary Triny Mena (2022-08-19). Food insecurity in Latin America. america.cgtn.com Food insecurity is taking a toll across Latin America. A recent report by the UN's World Food Program warned that the COVID-19 pandemic, the impact of the Ukraine conflict and climate change are all making life harder. Haití and Venezuela have been hit particularly …

Kamal Iranidoost (2022-08-19). Xi and Putin confirmed to go to November's G20 summit in Bali. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Aug. 19 (MNA) — Indonesia's president, who has cast himself as a mediator over Ukraine, says both leaders will travel to resort island.

Miguel Santos García (2022-08-19). Escalation of Hybrid War Against El Salvador: US Senator Compares President Nayib Bukele to Hitler, Covert Support of Terrorist Gangs. globalresearch.ca

Miguel Santos García (2022-08-19). Escalation of Hybrid War Against El Salvador: US Senator Compares President Nayib Bukele to Hitler, Covert Support of Terrorist Gangs. globalresearch.ca

Dave DeCamp (2022-08-19). Turkey Says First Swedish Extradition Doesn't Live Up to NATO Deal. news.antiwar.com On Thursday, Turkey's justice minister said Sweden's decision to extradite a man who is wanted in Turkey for fraud Turkey wants Sweden and Finland to extradite suspected members of the Kurdish militant group PKK and people allegedly involved in a 2016 coup attempt. But the man Sweden announced it was extradited to Turkey last week isn't linked to these groups and was only convicted for credit card fraud.

Staff (2022-08-19). Punto Deportivo: øQué ha caracterizado la primera etapa del sub-23 de béisbol? (+ Video). cubadebate.cu Cuando apenas restan dos partidos en la etapa clasificatoria del campeonato nacional sub-23, ningún equipo tiene hasta ahora garantizado su boleto a las semifinales. Sobre las pecualiaridades que ha tenido esta primera fase y la caracterización de las diferentes áreas, se comenta este viernes en la sección Punto Deportivo.

Brett Wilkins (2022-08-19). Trans Girls in Utah Can Play School Sports After Judge Blocks Discriminatory Law. commondreams.org "Our daughter just wants the same chance as other kids to make friends and play on the team she loves," said one parent plaintiff. "Today's ruling gives her the opportunity to do that."

____ (2022-08-19). China strongly opposes U.S. chips bill: commerce ministry. ecns.cn The Chips and Science Act passed by the U.S. Congress contains provisions that restrict relevant companies' normal economic, trade and investment activities in China, which is discriminatory and will distort the global semiconductor supply chain and disrupt international trade.

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2022-08-19). The Donbass Anti-Kiev Resistance Struggle & the Innate Fragility of Colonialism. libya360.wordpress.com Rainer Shea When Che Guevara declared that colonialism is doomed, he was talking not just about the colonialism in the exploited countries, but in the settler-colonial countries which benefit from imperialism. The USA, Canada, New Zealand, Australia, the little Zionist settler state that Washington gives aid to—they'll all be swept away by the progression towards history's next…

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2022-08-19). The Strategies of Global Warfare: War with China and Russia? Washington's Military Design in the Asia-Pacific. globalresearch.ca Pivot to Asia: China is threatened by the US military in the South and East China Sea. War with China is currently on the drawing board of the Pentagon as outlined in a Rand Report commissioned by the US Army…

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2022-08-19). The Strategies of Global Warfare: War with China and Russia? Washington's Military Design in the Asia-Pacific. globalresearch.ca Pivot to Asia: China is threatened by the US military in the South and East China Sea. War with China is currently on the drawing board of the Pentagon as outlined in a Rand Report commissioned by the US Army…

Contributing Writers (2022-08-19). SYRIA: Victory or the End of Humanity, Why Russia Got Involved ~ by, Andre Vltchek. marktaliano.net Andre Vltchek in 2015NEO Original Link Here: SYRIA: Victory or the End of Humanity, Why Russia Got Involved ~ by, Andre Vltchek | The Wall Will Fall Historically and intuitively, Russia has fought for the survival of humanity. Of course, things are not always pronounced or defined in such terms. However, already on several occasions, …

Kester Kenn Klomegah (2022-08-19). Russia's Evolving Relations with Africa at the Crossroads of a Global Crisis. globalresearch.ca

Kester Kenn Klomegah (2022-08-19). Russia's Evolving Relations with Africa at the Crossroads of a Global Crisis. globalresearch.ca

Oneworld.press (2022-08-19). The Taliban Envisions Russia Playing A Big Role In The Group's Geo-Economic Balancing Act. oneworld.press It won't openly say as much, but the Taliban is arguably working to preemptively avert its potentially disproportionate dependence on China and Pakistan out of concern that such a relationship could erode its sovereignty.

Kamal Iranidoost (2022-08-19). New explosions reported at Russian airfield in Crimea. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Aug. 19 (MNA) — Western sources say that there have been explosions at a Russian airfield in Crimea on Friday.

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2022-08-19). Black August: Jalil Muntaqim on the Black Liberation Struggle Inside and Outside Prison Walls. libya360.wordpress.com Natalia Marques Jalil Muntaqim was first imprisoned in 1971, when he was only 19 years old, after being involved in revolutionary Black liberation groups the Black Panther Party (BPP) and the Black Liberation Army (BLA). Jalil spent 49 years behind bars before himself and his supporters won his freedom in October 2020. Black August is…

John Kiriakou (2022-08-19). J. Edgar Hoover's Evil Brainchild. orinocotribune.com By John Kiriakou &#1 ; Aug 13, 2022 | All of COINTELPRO should be declassified. Bobby Rush's legislation — now at high risk of getting lost in Congress — would do that. | COINTELPRO, an abbreviation for Counter-Intelligence Program, was the illegal brainchild of the F.B.I.'s first and longest-serving director, J. Edgar Hoover, whose obsession with communism and "subversion" allowed him to justify violating the civil rights and civil liberties of millions of Americans. | Under COINTELPRO, which Hoover initiated in 1956, the F.B.I. surveilled, infiltrated, discredited, disrupted, burglarized and harasse…

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2022-08-18). NATO Ready to Attack a Nuclear Plant to Ethnically Cleanse Russians from Ukraine. libya360.wordpress.com I interview independent journalist George Eliason based in Donbass for shocking insight into the predatory nature of NATO member states. "Why is Zelensky shelling a Nuclear plant? The war will end and money stream will dry up. If Ukraine sets off a Nuclear explosion (3 times that of Chernobyl) funding opportunities increase and are guaranteed…

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2022-08-18). Do NASA Maps Really Prove HIMARS Reduced Russian Artillery Strikes? (No). libya360.wordpress.com Newsweek and many others both in the mainstream Western media as well as across social media have claimed NASA maps indicating fires in Ukraine "prove" US-supplied HIMARS have reduced the number of Russian artillery strikes. However, a quick visit to NASA's publicly available map (the link is in the references below) indicates that the number…

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2022-08-18). "Everyone's a Little Problematic in Ukraine's International Legion" libya360.wordpress.com Lindsey Snell and Cory Popp "Benjamin Velcro" in Ukraine "Benjamin Velcro" is former US serviceman and volunteer with the International Legion of Territorial Defense of Ukraine, the official unit of foreign volunteers under the Ukrainian Armed Forces. In early August, Russian media widely shared voice recordings in which Velcro recounted the torture and murder of a…

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2022-08-18). "I Have a Chance to Kill Some Russians." Interviews with Foreign Volunteers in Ukraine. libya360.wordpress.com Lindsey Snell and Cory Popp Foreign volunteers test a drone in Zaporizhia, Ukraine On February 27, Ukrainian President Zelensky announced the formation of the International Legion of Defense of Ukraine and invited foreign nationals to come to Ukraine and join the fight against Russia. Foreign nationals, many with no prior military experience or training, heeded…

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2022-08-18). Is the Ukrainian War on its Own People Now Over? libya360.wordpress.com Henry KamensMy former neighbour in the US wrote to me, tongue in cheek, a few days ago. "I was told the Ukrainian civil war is over and Russia won because the Azov Battalion was wiped out. There is a total media blackout in the US, and worse than that — so much disinformation before and…

_____ (2022-08-18). Is Afghanistan becoming a Base for the Forces Opposing Pakistan? journal-neo.org In recent months, the situation between Pakistan and Afghanistan has increasingly mirrored that of the past few years, when the Afghan Taliban (representatives of the banned group in Russia), fighting against the government in Kabul, used Pakistan as their rear. And this has been evidenced by recent intensified clashes between separate Afghan Taliban groups and …

_____ (2022-08-18). Sometimes Humanity Gets it Right. popularresistance.org When it comes to U.S.-Russian arms control, sometimes history should repeat itself | President Joe Biden recently called for Russia to resume arms control negotiations aimed at keeping the existing New START treaty, scheduled to expire in 2026, viable. | Russia responded by suspending all inspection activity related to New START, declaring that the United States was seeking unilateral advantage by denying Russia access to inspection sites in the US, while demanding that Russia permit American inspectors access to sites in Russia. | Arms control, once the cornerstone of U.S.-Russian relations, appears to be on lif…

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2022-08-18). Cuba and the Peace Talks between the ELN and the Colombian Government: New Opportunities vs. Old Obstacles (PART II). libya360.wordpress.com Gustavo A Maranges Colombian Foreign Minister Alvaro Leyva and Cuba's Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez Last week, it became public that the newly formed Colombian government and the National Liberation Army (ELN) will re-establish peace talks in the coming weeks. The statement was made by Foreign Affairs Minister Alvaro Leyva in Havana, the city where negotiations…

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