The Clearest Sign the Pandemic Could Get Worse The Atlantic
Another coronavirus outbreak is unfolding in Michigan.
Venezuelan women endure the “sanctions” with their bodies Peoples Dispatch
Carmen Navas Reyes and Laura Franco respond to the article published in the New York Times which attempts to speak about the problems facing Venezuelan women without mentioning the economic and financial blockade imposed on the country
The Pentagon is using China as an excuse for huge new budgets Washington Post
China Installed A Record-Breaking 52GW Of Wind Power In 2020 Tsvetana Paraskova
Do supporters of Nobel winner Liu Xiaobo really know what he stands for? Barry Sautman and Yan Hairong [from 2010]
If Liu’s politics were well-known, most people would not favor him for a prize, because he is a champion of war, not peace. He has endorsed the invasions of Iraq and Afghanistan, and he applauded the Vietnam and Korean wars retrospectively in a 2001 essay.
Guangzhou 1927: The Paris Commune of the East Peoples Dispatch
The ‘Western’ media reporting of the spat between Biden and Putin is typically bad.
The Guardian @guardian – 18:15 UTC · Mar 18, 2021
‘Takes one to know one’: Putin-Biden spat escalates over ‘killer’ accusation
That was not what Putin had said:
Ivan Pentchoukov @IvanPentchoukov – 16:56 UTC · Mar 19, 2021
Can’t believe how many outlets are running with the same totally false translation of what Putin said.
The idiom Putin used is much closer to “the names you call others is what you should be called.”
The official Kremlin transcript agrees with Ivan’s formulation:
[D]ifficult, dramatic, and bloody events abound in the history of every nation and every state. But when we evaluate other people, or even other states and nations, we are always facing a mirror, we always see ourselves in the reflection, because we project our inner selves onto the other person.
You know, I remember when we were children and played in the yard, we had arguments occasionally and we used to say: whatever you call me is what you are called yourself. This is no coincidence or just a kids’ saying or joke. It has a very deep psychological undercurrent. We always see ourselves in another person and think that he or she is just like us, and evaluate the other person’s actions based on our own outlook on life.
10-year civilian bloodbath follows NATO airstrikes in Libya Responsible Statecraft
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