Politics & Empire

Russia ‘would really not want’ Cold War 2.0

Source: Asia Times By Pepe Escobar The Triple Yoda, Nikolai Patrushev, hopes cooler heads can avoid sanctions such as the SWIFT ‘nuclear option’ The Beltway was always fond of describing the late Andrew Marshall – who identified emerging or future threats for the Pentagon and whose proteges included Dick Cheney, Donald Rumsfeld and Paul [ »» ]

Politics & Empire

Is Washington Post fueling Asian fear hysteria?

Source: Global Times By Ai Jun The Washington Post (WP) published an article on Wednesday entitled, “Anti-China is not anti-Asian.” While it appears to stand against anti-Asian hate crimes, it is, as a matter of fact, merely manufacturing more hatred.  The opinion piece is filled with groundless accusations against China. It claims, “the central cause of [ »» ]

Media & Video

Grayzone report rebukes ‘genocide’ accusation against China

Grayzone, an independent news website, recently published a report critical of “genocide” accusations against China. It revealed the allegations by Western media and governments rely on manipulated data. They’re based on the work of Adrian Zenz, who is described as a right-wing “religious extremist.” Earlier, CGTN’s Liu Xin spoke with Grayzone’s Max Blumenthal.

Politics & Empire

Reuters, BBC, and Bellingcat participated in covert UK Foreign Office-funded programs to “weaken Russia,” leaked docs reveal

Source: Gray Zone by Max Blumenthal New leaked documents show Reuters’ and the BBC’s involvement in covert UK FCO programs to effect “attitudinal change” and “weaken the Russian state’s influence,” alongside intel contractors and Bellingcat. The UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) have sponsored Reuters and the BBC to conduct a series of covert [ »» ]

Monetary

Putin tells Davos that divided modern world facing ‘real breakdown’, with demographic struggles & echoes of 1930s pre-WW2 tensions

Source: RT News Russian President Vladimir Putin has warned against the danger of repeating the mistakes leading up to World War II, noting that the modern world might break down as it struggles with the battle of “everyone against everyone.” Putin was speaking at the Davos World Economic Forum, held remotely this year, in [ »» ]

Monetary

Vladimir Putin: Spoke at Davos Agenda 2021 online forum

Source: The Kremlin, Moscow Vladimir Putin spoke at the session of the Davos Agenda 2021 online forum organised by the World Economic Forum (WEF). The online events are taking place from January 25 to 29 and involve heads of state and government, CEOs of major international companies, global media and youth organisations from Asia, Europe, Africa, the Middle East, North America and Latin America. The main focus of the forum is the discussion of the new global [ »» ]

Politics & Empire

Assange saga: Real journalism is criminally insane

Source: Asia Times by Pepe Escobar Ultimate aim of the post-truth Inquisition of whistleblower Julian Assange is his termination inside America’s gulag penal system Synchronicity is definitely fond of mirror wonder-walls. The Julian Assange saga seemed to have entered a new chapter as he was, in theory, on his way to – conditional – [ »» ]

Politics & Empire

On ‘Political’ Jesus

Source: Pepe Escobar Galilee, Year 27: baptized by an itinerant preacher, John the Baptist. That’s when the story really begins. We know virtually nothing of his life till then. Galilee is ruled by shabby client kings of the Roman empire – first Herod, then his son Herod Antipas. Jesus only enters imperial jurisdiction later, when [ »» ]

Investigative

Meet the “Violet” Successors to the White Helmets’ Syria Propaganda Throne

Source: Unlimited Hangout by Vanessa Beeley Meet the Violet organization, a new “Syrian” NGO pushed into the limelight by neocolonialist media outlets, which works alongside the terrorist-linked White Helmets and in areas occupied by Al Qaeda affiliates and rebrands. “To be purple means to be gifted, hopeful, and sacrificed”—motto of the Violet organization While [ »» ]

Politics & Empire

Kremlin: Russia Has Information CIA Works With Alexei Navalny, Sends Instructions to Him

Source: Sputnik News by Oleg Burunov Moscow has repeatedly stressed Berlin lacks evidence to back up its allegations that Russian opposition figure Alexei Navalny was poisoned with a nerve agent from the Novichok group. Russia’s presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov on Thursday said Moscow has information that Russian opposition figure Alexei Navalny is collaborating with [ »» ]