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offsite link Eurasian consolidation ends the US unipolar moment ? Part 2 of 2 Fri Sep 24, 2021 18:32 | amarynth
By Pepe Escobar, posted with permission and first posted at Asia Times Part 1 is here The 20th anniversary summit of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) in Dushanbe, Tajikistan, enshrined

offsite link Political Declaration adopted during the first ministerial meeting of the Group of Friends in Defens... Fri Sep 24, 2021 17:49 | amarynth 1. We, representatives of Algeria, Angola, Belarus, Bolivia, Cambodia, China, Cuba, the Democratic People?s Republic of Korea, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Iran, the Lao People?s Democratic Republic, Nicaragua, the State

offsite link China in Action ? Carbon Neutral by 2050 Fri Sep 24, 2021 11:13 | amarynth
By Peter Koenig for the Saker Blog Transcript of a presentation at a Webinar sponsored by the Chongyang Institute of Renmin University, Beijing 23 September 2021 An early priority for

offsite link Moveable Feast Cafe 2021/09/23 ? Open Thread Thu Sep 23, 2021 23:00 | herb
2021/09/23 22:00:01Welcome to the ‘Moveable Feast Cafe’. The ‘Moveable Feast’ is an open thread where readers can post wide ranging observations, articles, rants, off topic and have animate discussions of

offsite link A Letter to the Taliban Thu Sep 23, 2021 22:41 | amarynth
Dr. Ejaz Akram, with Pepe Escobar – posted with permission and widely cross posted.    What happened in Afghanistan was not a mere change of government. A puppet state responsible

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offsite link News Round-Up Fri Sep 24, 2021 00:18 | Michael Curzon
A summary of all the most interesting stories that have appeared about politicians? efforts to control the virus ? and other acts of hubris and folly ? not just in Britain, but around the world.
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offsite link The Government?s Gamesmanship and Outright Cheating on Covid and Vaccines Diminishes Us All Thu Sep 23, 2021 21:55 | Will Jones
When it comes to providing the public with full, clear, honest information about Covid and the vaccines, the Government has been caught repeatedly putting spin and narrative ahead of transparency and truth.
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offsite link We?re Hiring! Thu Sep 23, 2021 18:45 | Toby Young
Michael Curzon is giving up his day job on the Daily Sceptic, having been poached by a national newspaper. He'll continue to contribute, but we'll need to replace him. Click on the link for more info.
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offsite link Covid Unlikely to Mutate into a Deadly Variant, Says Lead Scientist Behind AstraZeneca Vaccine Thu Sep 23, 2021 17:39 | Michael Curzon
Covid is unlikely to mutate into a much deadlier variant because there "aren?t many places for the virus to go", says the lead scientist behind the AstraZeneca Covid vaccine.
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offsite link Record Numbers of Children Seeking Access to Mental Health Services Thu Sep 23, 2021 14:56 | Michael Curzon
Record numbers of children and young people are seeking access to mental health services, according to analysis by the Royal College of Psychiatrists, and an "unprecedented" number of children are waiting for care.
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offsite link Photographers can fool the best experts Sat Sep 25, 2021 06:14 | en

offsite link Joe Biden might call off war against North Korea Fri Sep 24, 2021 20:36 | en

offsite link General boycott of Covid-19 Global Summit Fri Sep 24, 2021 20:11 | en

offsite link Ahmad Massoud has fled Afghanistan Fri Sep 24, 2021 08:00 | en

offsite link Another stab at the "two-state solution" Fri Sep 24, 2021 07:46 | en

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Sat Sep 25, 2021 06:14
Norwegian photojournalist Jonas Bendiksen, who was acclaimed at the international ?Visa pour image? festival in Perpignan (France), revealed in Magnum Photos that he had completely fabricated his report on the Fake News factory in Veles (North Macedonia) [1]. He described how he himself falsified all his photos, creating imaginary figures on empty backgrounds, to demonstrate that it is possible to trick even the greatest experts. The director of the French festival, Jean-Francois Leroy, has (...)
Fri Sep 24, 2021 20:36
President Donald Trump had made a commitment to President Kim Jong-un to end the war against North Korea, but he did not have time to fulfill his goal. South Korean President Moon Jea-In (pictured) has called on President Joe Biden from the podium of the UN General Assembly to make good on that promise. Pentagon spokesman Admiral John Kirby confirmed that Washington was considering this option in the context of tensions over the AUKUS Pact. The United States declared war on the Democratic (...)
Fri Sep 24, 2021 20:11
On 22 September 2021, President Joe Biden held a virtual Global Summit on Covid-19 on the sidelines of the 76th United Nations General Assembly. He had predicted the presence of at least 100 states and 100 organizations. In fact, only a handful of developed countries allied to the United States plus a number of assorted organizations showed up. President Biden has pledged to distribute an additional 500 million doses of vaccines to ensure that 70% of the population in every country is (...)
Fri Sep 24, 2021 08:00
Contrary to denials by the international press, Tajik leader Ahmad Massoud and former Tajik head of the Afghan secret service, Amrullah Saleh, have left Afghanistan. This marks the end of resistance to the Pashtun Taliban government. Ahmad Massoud, the son of ?Commander Massoud? was supported by the CIA. Massoud and Saleh were given political asylum in Tajikistan just days after the convening of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization and Collective Security Treaty Organization (...)
Fri Sep 24, 2021 07:46
Washington wants to rekindle the ?two-state solution? for Palestine, which President Donald Trump had cast aside. This is what President Joe Biden announced before the UN General Assembly and what lawmakers are attempting to get officially passed through Congress. Representative Andy Levin (D-Michigan) has tabled a bill to this effect. The ?two-state solution? was promoted by President George W. Bush at the 2007 Annapolis conference. It aims to achieve peace through the segregation of (...)
Fri Sep 24, 2021 06:54
The US and Russian chiefs of staff, Generals Mark A. Milley and Valery Gerasimov, held a six hours of talks on Wednesday, 22 September, in Helsinki. No mention of the encounter is made on either of their websites. The talks centered on the means of contact between the two countries, the surveillance of Afghanistan and the withdrawal from Syria. The United States is contemplating setting up military bases around Afghanistan, while Russia has strictly warned that the presence of just one US (...)
Thierry Meyssan - Thu Sep 23, 2021 10:18
The official reactions to the announcement of the Australian-British-US pact (AUKUS) are only about the termination of the Australian-French arms contract. As terrible as this is for the shipyards, it is only a collateral consequence of a reversal of alliances aimed at preparing for a war against China.
Wed Sep 22, 2021 13:53
In Canada, Facebook has invested funds through its News Innovation Test program to support Prime Minister Justin Trudeau during his electoral campaign. In July 2021, FB inked a support agreement with Black Press Media, Glacier Media and The Globe and Mail. An amount of $ 8 million was allocated to its fourteen Canadian media partners. In Argentina, Facebook signed an agreement in August 2021 with more than 150 national and local newspapers, purportedly to prevent Peronist President Alberto (...)
Wed Sep 22, 2021 13:50
President Emmanuel Macron of the French Republic and President Joe Biden of the United States of America spoke on September 22, at the request of the latter, in order to discuss the implications of the announcement on September 15. The two leaders agreed that the situation would have benefited from open consultations among allies on matters of strategic interest to France and our European partners. President Biden conveyed his ongoing commitment in that regard. The two leaders have decided (...)
Wed Sep 22, 2021 10:39
After the European Union with its EastStratCom agency and the United Kingdom with its National Security Communications Team (NSCT), it is France's turn to set up an organization in charge of dealing with attempts to destabilize the State via digital interference, Viginium (?vigilance and protection service against foreign digital interference?). According to decree n° 2021-922 published on 14 July 2021, the General Secretariat for Defense and National Security is now empowered to take action (...)

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