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Links March 28, 2021

March 28, 2021

This is a collection of links to articles which I read and which I consider to be informative. At the moment I have no time to write anything myself, but as there are no unexpected new developments, the in older blog posts presented analyses and conclusions still stand.

It may also be the last post pubished on this platform because the new WordPress editor is nearly unusable.

Feline news:

http://hatchingcatnyc.com/2021/03/26/tonias-cervera-survived-wreck-cristobal-colon/
https://gizmodo.com/more-evidence-links-cat-scratch-bacteria-and-schizophre-1846546248
http://hatchingcatnyc.com/2021/03/18/mascot-cats-seamans-church-institute-new-york/

Against all odds:

https://www.pressenza.com/2021/03/women-who-build-the-future-vandana-shiva/
https://reasonstobecheerful.world/firebrand-bread-bakery-trust-employees
https://www.sixthtone.com/news/1006879/beijing-divorce-court-values-wifes-5-years-of-housework-at-%247%2C700

Environmental news:

https://www.politico.eu/article/no-more-babies-expert-warns-that-hormone-altering-chemicals-threaten-human-procreation
https://www.independent.co.uk/climate-change/news/homeless-displaced-floods-droughts-environment-b1818345.html
https://widerimage.reuters.com/story/seen-from-the-sky-polluted-waters-around-the-world
https://theconversation.com/global-obsession-with-economic-growth-will-increase-risk-of-deadly-pandemics-in-future-156509
https://www.nationalgeographic.com/environment/article/locust-plague-hit-east-africa-pesticide-solution-may-have-dire-consequences
https://civileats.com/2021/03/25/new-study-shows-the-growing-risks-of-pesticide-poisonings/
https://meta.eeb.org/2021/03/25/the-heating-sector-has-no-plans-for-climate-neutrality-new-brand-audit/

Economic news:

https://evonomics.com/to-tackle-inequality-we-need-to-start-talking-about-where-wealth-comes-from/

Pandemic news:

https://www.counterpunch.org/2021/03/18/why-brazil-is-losing-the-race-for-vaccines/
https://www.bbc.com/future/article/20210312-covid-19-paused-climate-emissions-but-theyre-rising-again
https://theintercept.com/2021/03/18/covid-vaccine-price-pfizer-moderna/

Media, technology, and propaganda news:

https://www.medialens.org/2021/the-impossible-peter-oborne/
https://greenwald.substack.com/p/congressional-testimony-the-leading
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9359721/PETER-HITCHENS-Falklands-hero-Lord-West-insulted-Foreign-Office.html
One wonders, why even doubters who make the obligatory statement about “Assad’s warcrimes” are attacked. Is the tower of lies so fragile that even a dispute at the sidelines could topple it?
https://www.globalresearch.ca/digital-trails-how-fbi-identifying-tracking-rounding-up-dissidents/5740087
https://greenwald.substack.com/p/journalists-illustrating-how-they
https://www.globalresearch.ca/media-pseudo-debates-silence-leftist-critics/5740363
https://fair.org/home/to-western-media-prosecuting-bolivian-coup-leaders-is-worse-than-leading-a-coup/

Imperial news:

“A paranoid view of the world and hostility to everything not under control” is the symptom, and the disease is the deep crisis of the Western socioeconomic system which is wasteful, inefficient, exploitative, and therefore unsustainable. As usual, admitting the problem has to be the first step, but it is not happening. So, in all likelihood it’s going to get worse before it gets better.

https://asiatimes.com/2021/03/us-fights-to-make-up-lost-ground-in-chip-production/
https://truthout.org/articles/some-of-the-wealthiest-counties-in-the-us-have-seen-the-biggest-rise-in-hunger/

Imperial conquest news:

The dissolution of Yugoslavia, the destruction of Gaddafi’s Libya by NATO bombing, and the destruction of Syria by Islamic proxies are the most egregious crimes of the Western empire, topping a long list of military covert actions, interventions, incursions, offensives, and occupations around the world and on every continent (except Australia).

All in the name of democracy, freedom, r2p, all euphemistically distorted, all concealed by mountains of lies, disinformation, and propaganda delivered dutifully by full spectrum imperial media (also called mainstream media).

Will the commanders, the strategists, the enablers, the minions ever pay for these crimes? Or do we have to capitulate facing the reality of an unjust world?

https://asiatimes.com/2021/03/bidens-firing-squad-stands-in-a-circle
https://covertactionmagazine.com/2021/03/15/u-s-government-turns-somalia-into-failed-state-to-steal-its-oil-for-shell-and-exxon-mobil/
https://truthout.org/articles/over-a-third-of-global-arms-exports-came-from-the-us-in-the-last-five-years/
https://asiatimes.com/2021/03/us-leads-arms-exporters-china-sees-dip-sipri/
https://en.qantara.de/content/ten-years-of-war-in-syria-80-percent-of-syrians-impoverished-60-food-insecure
What is responsible for the pain? Government corruption and mismanagement, or ten years of war and Western sanctions?
https://www.globalresearch.ca/uk-baroness-caroline-cox-slams-undeclared-economic-war-syria/5740992
https://covertactionmagazine.com/2021/03/19/on-10th-anniversary-of-the-u-s-nato-attack-on-libya-powerful-perpetrators-have-yet-to-face-justice/
https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/libya-gaddafi-talks-nato-uk-france-b1819095.html
This is Western propaganda, clearly recognizable in this paragraph:
On 17 March 2011, the United Nations voted to intervene to stop Gaddafi killing his own people, with Nato aircraft flying more than 7,000 strike sorties against Libyan forces over the following seven months.
https://www.globalresearch.ca/the-ides-of-march-2011-natos-humanitarian-war-on-libya/5740398https://caitlinjohnstone.com/2021/03/20/opposing-us-imperialism-is-a-moral-imperative-notes-from-the-edge-of-the-narrative-matrix/
https://tomdispatch.com/washingtons-delusion-of-endless-world-dominion/
https://www.telesurenglish.net/news/Protests-in-60-Countries-Reject-Genocidal-US-Blockade-on-Cuba-20210327-0002.html
https://www.rt.com/usa/519403-blinken-bolivia-anez-release-demand/ 

One note about the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict:

If the velvet revolution in 2018 wouldn’t have brought Nikol Pashinyan into power, threatening a turn to the West and NATO, Azerbaijan and Turkey would not have being able to pull this off. If Armenia would have entered negotiations and given up certain Azerbaijan territory it had conquered in 1992 – 1994, a conflict could have been avoided.

China news:

https://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/3125433/worst-sandstorm-decade-hits-beijing-huge-parts-northern-china
Efforts to reduce China’s pollution had some success, but a perfect storm of northern winds and the industrial rebound have created dangerously high levels of pollution countrywide.
https://e360.yale.edu/features/despite-pledges-to-cut-emissions-china-goes-on-a-coal-spree
https://www.globalresearch.ca/china-advances-south-america/5740269
https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2021/03/18/scom-m18.html
https://caitlinjohnstone.com/2021/03/19/what-were-really-seeing-with-all-these-anti-china-narratives/
https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2021/03/20/usch-m20.html
https://thegrayzone.com/2021/03/17/report-uyghur-genocide-sham-university-neocon-punish-china/
https://asiatimes.com/2021/03/us-china-struggle-is-unlike-the-old-cold-war/
https://jamestown.org/program/semiconductor-scandal-a-concerning-backdrop-to-xis-pursuit-of-core-technologies/
This is Jamestown propaganda, but the article shows how the USA blocks China’s technological progress.
https://www.telesurenglish.net/news/Iran-and-China-Sign-25-Year-400-Billion-Cooperation-Agreement-20210327-0001.html
https://www.rt.com/news/519382-iran-china-strategic-agreement/
https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2021/03/27/usch-m27.html
US war against China over Taiwan is “much closer than most think”

Armageddon news:

https://cnduk.org/uk-breaks-law-on-nukes-again/
https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2021/03/20/ukra-m20.html
https://nypost.com/2021/02/03/admiral-warns-of-possibility-of-nuclear-war-with-russia-china/
https://asiatimes.com/2021/03/jfk-s-apocalyptic-nightmare-patrols-the-seas
https://www.rt.com/op-ed/519151-uk-plan-war-space

Uncategorized news:

https://psyche.co/ideas/chinese-philosophy-has-long-known-that-mental-health-is-communal

News from cat land:

Yesterday evening we made a forest walk and the bright moon and the stars shone on us. The whole cat family came, a noteworthy fact, as the generation conflict between young and old cats lately has diminished social cohesion. Usually there are only two or three cats participating.

“Herding cats” is impossible, but in the 17 years of our walks across meadows and through forests I’ve learned all the tricks necessary to keep the group together. Patience is required and while the cats sniff around, chase each other, disappear, and reappear, I have to keep in mind that I’m not the boss, that the course and pace of the walk is a collective decision.

We encountered an owl family, but no bats – I wonder, if they still exist here.

I know, and the cats probably intuitively sense it too, that this place will not be spared from chemical pollution, habitat destruction, climate change, and biodiversity loss. How long will our little paradise be allowed to last?

No one knows, but it is evident that we live on borrowed time.

2 comments

  1. Hi Mato. About the editor here, I’m still using the Classic Editor and it should be available for a little while longer. This Forum post tells you where to go and to select to keep using the WP-admin pages, including the classic editor: https://wordpress.com/forums/topic/unified-navigation/

    I use the “hack” that the Penguin gave us to use when the first “new” editor came out several years ago. Here’s his old post: https://tpenguinltg.wordpress.com/2015/03/14/a-hack-to-use-the-classic-editor-in-wordpress-com/

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  2. Many thanks for your advice and for keeping contact. And if you ever find a usable non US-based blogging platform, please let me know.

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