flip-city news from Ukraine & Crimea

This is the War and Peace of the ‘War, No Peace allowed’ in one of the Nato-repurposed  2.0  cold war proxy wars against Russia.  I know it’s long, but it’s all of a puzzle.  Given its length, were I a reader, I’d focus on the Ukraine/Russian warships story, as a hella lot’s gonna break tomorrow, including at the UN. So far Vladimir Putin and Sergei Lavrov have refused to be drawn into responding to threats of war against The Bear, but what might be the flexion point?  Given that, I’ve chosen to give some background to what’s afoot already.  Yeppers, it’s all copy/paste, but transposing is even more impossible in my haste.
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breaking news from Wikileaks on twitter

“Fidel Narvaez, the former consul at the embassy, told CNN that Abad’s removal should be seen as a bad omen for the WikiLeaks founder and his asylum.”

Now these next two WikiTweets were of high interest to me, as  I’d been checking out anon document dumps at various sites, such as:

‘Anonymous blows lid off huge psyop in Europe and it’s funded by UK & US’ via RT, 23 Nov, 2018

Anonymous blows lid off huge psyop in Europe and it’s funded by UK & US’ jackpineradicals.com,  Nov. 23, 2018

Sputnik had it, as well.  Tass didn’t have it, interestingly enough.  Now I did get a bit suspicious when my search had kicked up the video from the Anon Collective noting they’ve been under attack since these publications, needed money…  That said, I hope WikiLeaks can discern fake emails from genuine ones.  In fact, I’m counting on it for now.

Thanksgiving 2018 Messages

David Walsh at wsws.org this morning brings us:

Donald Trump’s Thanksgiving Day Proclamation:
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a few ocasio tweets from my favorite tankie

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have you ever even heard of Gladio B?

I’d only recently learned of it, and  quite accidentally.  Now most of us are familiar with Operation Gladio. This is the most concise version of Operation Gladio I was able to find, essentially: ‘part of a post-World War II program set up by the CIA and NATO [as well as MI-6] supposedly to thwart future Soviet/communist invasions or influence in Italy and Western Europe. In the absence of Soviet invasion, it seems to have been to discredit left-wing groups and politicians through the use of “the strategy of tension,” including false-flag terrorism. Think most recently: violent provocateurs Venezuela, same for Nicaragua, now Haiti again (with police snipers), where else in Our Backyard just in the past year or two?

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A Report from the DC Peace Congress

But first, I’d like to say a few words about war and militarism.

This nation was founded on the original sins of genocide and slavery.  In 1967 at Riverside Baptist Church Martin Luther King, Jr. later called the US the largest exporter of violence on the planet, and had called out Amerika for its triple evils of militarism, racism, and capitalism.
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US multinationals dodge $180 billion in taxes on foreign profits per year

Whoa, Nellie: talk about wars for oil extortion and profiteering!  But actually, part of the grifting is among USian non-oil multinationals as well.

From Barry Grey, wsws.org, 10 November 2018

“US multinational corporations are plundering the populations of the United States and the world to the tune of trillions of dollars by driving down and evading taxes on profits booked overseas. This is the conclusion that emerges from a recent study by University of California at Berkeley economist Gabriel Zucman and British economist Thomas Wright.
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