Posts Tagged ‘empire’

What was Russiagate really about?

More plausible than what you get from MSDNC.

Ethiopia: The West’s Diplomats Meet in Secret to Decide How to Help the TPLF

Meet your new overlords.

Among [MITRE’S] most novel products is a system built for the FBI which captures individuals’ fingerprints from images posted on social media sites.

US digital vaccine passport push

Even Mitre’s own app shows a blatant LIE: it labels its compliance as “IMMUNE.” You are not medically “immune” to anything.That is Covid misinformation as a built in feature of its tyrannical app that it is forcing onto citizens.

“privately owned and operated ID systems with profit-maximizing business models threaten the privacy, security, and other fundamental rights of individuals and communities.”  

US: Press freedom coalition calls for end to Assange prosecution

In July 2017, Acting Assistant Attorney General Kenneth A. Blanco gave a speech at NATO think tank the Atlantic Council in which he bragged of the Justice Department’s informal involvement in Brazilian anti-corruption operation Lava Jato and its prosecution of former president Lula. FBI personnel involved later boasted that it had “toppled presidents“. Lava Jato prosecutor Deltan Dellagnol described Lula’s 2018 arrest which kept him out of the election he was on course to win, as “a gift from the CIA“.

White House admits CIA involvement in “War on Corruption” which jailed Lula and elected Bolsonaro

To recap: CIA installed fascist thug who is burning down the rainforests.

Let’s recall Joe Biden’s similar attack on a Ukrainian top prosecutor with similar bragging.

Foundation (Trailer)

Posted: September 24, 2021 in -
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Collapsing empire, I’m gong to need to watch this.

Back in the 1970s:

Afghanistan won its freedom, which the United States, Britain and their “allies” destroyed.

John Pilger: Afghanistan, The Great Game of Smashing Countries

In 1978, a liberation movement led by the People’s Democratic Party of Afghanistan (PDPA) overthrew the dictatorship of Mohammad Dawd, the cousin of King Zahir Shar. It was an immensely popular revolution that took the British and Americans by surprise.

Foreign journalists in Kabul, reported the New York Times, were surprised to find that “nearly every Afghan they interviewed said [they were] delighted with the coup”. The Wall Street Journal reported that “150,000 persons … marched to honour the new flag …the participants appeared genuinely enthusiastic.”

The Washington Post reported that “Afghan loyalty to the government can scarcely be questioned”. Secular, modernist and, to a considerable degree, socialist, the government declared a programme of visionary reforms that included equal rights for women and minorities. Political prisoners were freed and police files publicly burned.

Dune & the Empire

Posted: August 23, 2021 in -
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Or that the imperial bad guys in the film, complete with their noble houses, obscene material wealth and military might, are symbolic of their own governments, corporate powers and armed forces?

The Myth of Empire and the Real Message of Dune

When Westerners (see: Americans, Canadians, Europeans, Brits, Australians) see Dune this fall, I wonder if any of them will have any idea that Arrakis is a perfect symbol for Afghanistan (or even Iraq, or Bolivia, etc.). Or that the much coveted and fought over “spice” is code for opium (or oil, or lithium, or whatever the Empire and its imperial houses demand or wish to control).

Tens of Thousands of Cubans Took to the Streets in Support of Cuba’s Socialist Project