Social psychosis is widespread. In the words of the British psychiatrist, R. D. Laing, “The condition of alienation, of being asleep, of being unconscious, of being out of one’s mind, is the condition of the normal man.”
He was not referring to raving, drooling, hitting-your-head-against-the-wall lunacy but a taken-for-granted acceptance of a world long teetering on the edge of nuclear exti [...]
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It’s a lose-lose situation for Ukrainians. While they are dying to defend their land, financial institutions are insidiously supporting the consolidation of farmland by oligarchs and Western financial interests.
So says Frédéric Mousseau, Policy Director of the Oakland Institute, an independent think tank. [...]
Betrayal by politicians of their compatriots, the very people who trust them, who may have voted for them and who pay with their taxes for their wages and livelihoods, must be one of humanity’s most miserable crimes. It is so “low”, there is no word that adequately describes the absolute absence of ethics, morals, and souls of such people.
Other than they are soulless, without ethics and wi [...]
As Brussels is preparing to hit Moscow with another round of economic sanctions over the situation in Ukraine, Austria’s former minister of foreign affairs, Karin Kneissl, points at the bigger picture of the sanction wars, saying that trust between the East and the West is broken. [...]
In May this year, German Chancellor Olaf Scholz said the West will not settle for “dictated peace” in Ukraine. That was an interesting take on the matter. It sounded almost like the West was fighting a war against Russia in Ukraine, and that it would not accept diktats from Moscow.
That was four months ago. Ever since Russia has choked Europe of essential natural gas supplies and has refus [...]
Sanctions imposed by the West on Russia, a major fertilizer exporter, have disrupted supply chains and left farmers in despair worldwide. The rush to impose sanctions on Russia, and the departure of scores of companies from the country, following the launch of the military operation in Ukraine was done with a specific calculus: To devastate the Russian economy. However, in a globalized world where [...]
The US has revealed its “hypocrisy” by announcing a ban on Russian oil, while continuing to purchase it in large quantities, Vyacheslav Volodin, the speaker of Russia's State Duma has said.
Washington claimed it had moved to restrict all imports of Russian crude oil, some petroleum products, liquefied natural gas and coal in early March as part of sanctions imposed on Moscow over the confl [...]
Russia on 24 February launched a "special operation" in Donbass aimed at protecting Donetsk and Lugansk People's Republics (DPR and LPR), which were recognized as independent entities by Moscow on 21 February. The Western media called the operation "an invasion" they have long warned about.
The "Russia invasion" narrative wasn't the West's "prophecy" but rather a cover-up for a new attempt to ret [...]
Washington continues to advance the idea of establishing a new plan of severe sanctions against Russia over the Ukrainian crisis. Recently, US officials presented a draft of anti-Russian sanctions during a trip to Berlin. Considering the seriousness of the measures and the clear objective of suffocating Russia economically, the plan can be considered a real threat to international peace. In [...]
Cutting Russia off from the international banking payment system SWIFT would have a serious impact on Western economies, according to the incoming leader of Germany’s conservative Christian Democratic Union (CDU), Friedrich Merz. The politician stressed that the suspension of the system for Moscow “would basically break the back of international payment traffic,” damaging not only European [...]
The US-Germany deal on the Nord Stream 2 project aimed at increasing the capacity of the initial Nord Stream gas pipeline running from Russia to Germany to 110 billion cubic metres (3.9 trillion cubic feet) is expected to be announced as early as on Wednesday, The Wall Street Journal reported on 20 July.
According to the draft deal, obtained by Bloomberg, Washington and Berlin would threa [...]
US corporate media are having a field day over public protests in Cuba that are being hailed as a revolt against the island’s communist government.
The protests are said to have been prompted by economic hardship which has been aggravated by the Covid-19 pandemic. Scarcely mentioned by the Western media is the proverbial elephant in the room. That is, Cuba has endured nearly 60 years of [...]
The Russian Foreign Ministry has accused the US of violating human rights both at home and abroad, noting that Washington is not only discriminating against minorities in America, but also causing problems in foreign countries.
This goes against America’s self-declared image of itself as a “global leader” in the protection of rights and freedoms around the world, Moscow said.
In a [...]
While Joe Biden has vowed to "press" Moscow on human rights issues in Geneva, he may be given a dose of his own medicine one day given Washington's record of human rights abuses both at home and abroad, according to economist and author Dr. Paul Craig Roberts.
President Joe Biden has vowed to bring up human rights issues during an upcoming meeting with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Put [...]
Harsh economic measures imposed by the EU on Russia hurts business on both sides of the divide, the president of one of the bloc’s largest industry bodies has bemoaned, saying politicians should focus on common ground instead.
Writing in Austria’s daily Kurier newspaper on Monday, Christoph Leitl, the President of the European Chamber of Commerce (Eurochambres) said that, although there [...]
Multi-billion-euro gas pipeline project Nord Stream 2 was put on pause last year after the United States imposed sanctions against firms involved in its construction. The project’s operator said on Saturday that it was planning to resume “the pipe-laying work” this year.
American sanctions will not stop the Nord Stream 2 project from being completed, which could happen by the middle [...]
The Trump administration has long been critical of the EU, especially Germany, over their support for the transnational pipeline project, which will boost the capacity of Russia to sell natural gas to Europe. Washington insists that the EU must instead buy more expensive LNG from the US or other countries.
The European Commission has condemned the US plans to expand the sanctions on Nord [...]
Washington already imposed sanctions on the Russian-German energy project late last year, tacking them on to the US National Defence Authorization Act. Now, a bipartisan group of lawmakers from both the House and Senate is reportedly looking to introduce additional restrictions against it before the end of the year.
An influential group of German businesses has written a letter to Democra [...]