WOW! These Greenville, SC, police officers ruthlessly and violently handled peaceful protesters — pushing, tackling, and even dragging them on the concrete. It’s clear that this excessive use of force was unnecessary and unacceptable! 🎥:@JalenElrod pic.twitter.com/4xZcoYgBZm
— Ben Crump (@AttorneyCrump) June 26, 2022
Progressives march in Bavaria, Germany, denouncing 48th G7 summit Peoples Dispatch
The CIA and special operations forces from Britain, France, and Canada are physically in Ukraine, helping direct the proxy war on Russia, overseeing weapons, training, and intelligence. Some Ukrainian fighters have US flag patches.
As for Russia, its central bank has been an aggressive buyer of gold, not seller, and if anything Biden’s decision will only make the gold market the latest to follow the example of oil and bifurcate: cheaper for Russian-friends and much more expensive for Russian enemies.
Why Sanctions Always Fail Andrew Cockburn
Early in the Ukraine war, President Biden boasted on twitter that thanks to “unprecedented” sanctions, the “Russian economy is on track to be cut in half” and the ruble had been reduced to “rubble.” All instruments of economic warfare had been deployed against Ukraine’s invader, from the freezing of central bank reserves to sanctions on Russian cats. Today, the cats may be still at home, but the ruble is at a seven year high, Russian interest and inflation rates are headed downwards, and industrial production is ticking up. Meanwhile Russian forces steadily advance in Ukraine.
The “western” talking point until now has been to blame Russia for global economic shortages and chaos. But in their final declaration the G7 leaders admit that their sanctions are responsible. pic.twitter.com/YfaEZBZ6TS
— Ali Abunimah (@AliAbunimah) June 27, 2022
Germany returns stolen art to Africa Al Jazeera
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