Tuesday’s news links – 28 June 2022

Meet the Appalachian Women Facing Down the Mountain Valley Pipeline In These Times

A Football Coach’s Prayer Is Not About Freedom. It’s About Coercion. Dave Zirin

GABRIELA USA & International Women’s Alliance Condemn Overturn of Roe v. Wade Fighting Words

Ecuador

Ecuador Could Completely Stop Pumping Oil Within 48 Hours OilPrice

Thousands take to streets against upcoming NATO summit in Madrid, Spain Peoples Dispatch

Progressives march in Bavaria, Germany, denouncing 48th G7 summit Peoples Dispatch

U.S./NATO war

CIA and Western special ops commandos are in Ukraine, directing proxy war on Russia Benjamin Norton

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.

Ukrainian Military Planned To Turn Airport In Severodonetsk Into NATO Military Base Near Russian Border Southfront

BREAKING: Russian Ministry Of Defense Revealed How Civilian House In Kiev Was Hit On June 26 Southfront

While Biden Gives Ukrainian Army “The Most Lethal Weapon,” War Profiteer BAE Systems Stock Soars CovertAction

US gov’t body plots to break up Russia in name of ‘decolonization’ Benjamin Norton

NATO Will Increase Ranks of “High-Readiness” Forces by 650 Percent Truthout

G7 Targets Russian Gold In Latest Blow To Moscow OilPrice

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.

Germany returns stolen art to Africa Al Jazeera

On the Dangers of Cryptocurrencies and the Uselessness of Blockchain Bruce Schneier

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