The Palestinians are again fighting for their lives, refusing to live in the prison known…
An Elected President Was Dispatched.
Ukraine has been pushed to the forefront of American thought in order to defend the imperialist foreign policy which led to the current conflict with Russia.
If the blue-eyed nation is suffering it is because of U.S. and NATO arrogance and aggression.
Ukraine’s current situation is a direct result of the 2014 coup engineered by the U.S. and its EU partners.
An elected president was dispatched and a civil war began that has killed some 14,000 people.
Ukraine is a colony with a puppet government now under military attack.
( Margaret Kimberley, Black Agenda Report, March 2, 2022 )
Israel’s Actions Against Palestine Amount To The Crime Of Apartheid.
Harvard Law School has recognised Israel as an apartheid regime, joining an array of organisations labeling Israel as such for its practices in occupied Palestine, the official Palestinian news agency WAFA reported.
In a recent report to the United Nations, the International Human Rights Clinic at Harvard Law School joined the international community by recognising the apartheid character of the Israeli regime.
The report focuses on the legal regime enforced by Israel against Palestinians specifically in the occupied West Bank, and “finds that Israel’s actions in the occupied West Bank are in breach of the prohibition of apartheid and amount to the crime of apartheid under international law.”
Last month, Amnesty International issued a damning report calling for Israeli authorities to be held accountable for committing the crime of apartheid against Palestinians.
The Amnesty investigation detailed how Israel enforces a system of oppression and domination against the Palestinian people wherever it has control over their rights.
This includes Palestinians living in Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territories (OPT), as well as displaced refugees in other countries.
He Chose To Be A Puppet For The U.S.
President Zelensky, a billionaire with a villa in Florida, could have avoided the Russian invasion of his nation and saved the lives and the homes of his people.
He simply had to agree that Ukraine would remain neutral and independent, stop persecuting the Russian-speaking Ukrainians (Russian language is banned in schools and Russian books banned in libraries), and stop the Ukraine military from attacking and bombing the Russian-Ukrainians living in East Ukraine, where over 14,000 civilians have been killed since 2014.
Instead, he chose to be a puppet for the U.S. (along with other European governments) and is responsible for the carnage and the suffering of his people as he sits, protected by his minders, in a safe place transmitting videos and soaking-up praise and support from a misinformed world.
( Len Firswood, March 7, 2022 )
A Succession Of Scandals.
Boris Johnson’s former ethics adviser has accused the Prime Minister of preventing him from investigating his ministers by publicly saying there was ‘no case’ for a probe.
And another former No10 ethics advisor warned Mr Johnson’s government has “no clear moral compass” for behaviour and a “succession” of scandals has rocked public confidence in politicians obeying the rules.
Sir Alex Allan resigned as the Prime Minister’s Independent Advisor on the Ministerial Code when Mr Johnson failed to take his advice following bullying allegations against Home Secretary Priti Patel.
He told a committee of MPs it was “unsatisfactory” that it was up to the Prime Minister to decide when an investigation should be launched into claims of ministerial rule-breaking.
Tory MP Describes Boris Johnson’s Government As A Cesspit.
The former veterans’ minister Johnny Mercer launched an attack on Boris Johnson’s government, describing it as a “cesspit” and “the most distrustful, awful environment I’ve ever worked in”.
A day after his resignation, the MP also accused ministers of being “cowards” for not implementing a controversial pledge to end “vexatious historical investigations” of veterans who served in Northern Ireland.
During an interview on Times Radio, the former minister said he had quit because he had been unable to deliver on the promise, originally made by Boris Johnson during his leadership campaign in the summer of 2019.
A clearly angry Mercer, a former army captain, said his resignation was an act of personal accountability – and sought to contrast his conduct with colleagues who remained in government.
( Dan Sabbagh, 21.04.2021 ) .. theguardian.com
Suspected Spies Killed By Ukrainian Security Service.
Ukrainian peace negotiator Denis Kireev was killed amid claims that he was a Russian spy in the ongoing crisis between Russia and Ukraine.
Ukraine’s Ministry of Defence confirmed his death.
Ukrainian politicians said Mr Kireev died while in the detention of the Security Service of Ukraine.
Ukrainian MP Oleksiy Honcharenko said: “The Security Service of Ukraine shot dead a member of the Ukrainian negotiating delegation Denis Kireev. He was suspected of high treason.”
Two other Ukrainians, Alexei Ivanovich and Chibineev Valery Viktorovich, employees of the Main Intelligence Directorate of the Ministry of Internal Affairs, were both accused of being spies and both were killed.
( Hillary Essien, Peoples Gazette, March 6, 2022 )
Children Are Dying Of Starvation In Afghanistan.
Millions of Afghan children are suffering from severe malnourishment as hunger sweeps across Afghanistan, which has been gripped by a devastating humanitarian and economic crisis since the Taliban seized power in August 2021.
The United Nations has warned that nearly 23 million people, about 55% of the population, are facing extreme levels of hunger.
Children are bearing the brunt of the crisis, with 14 million at risk of starvation this winter, the UN said.
Foreign aid workers and Afghan medical staff estimate that dozens of children, mostly under the age of 5, are dying of starvation every week across the country.
Afghanistan’s health-care system, propped up by years of foreign funding, is on the brink of collapse.
Western donors halted funds after the Taliban seized control of Kabul on August 15, 2021.
Several thousand health facilities across Afghanistan have been closed in recent months.
Those that remain open are struggling to operate with severe shortages of staff and medicine.
Afghan health-care professionals say many children arrive for treatment too late to be saved.
Ukranian Forces Used Cluster Munitions.
Human Rights Watch said the Ukrainian government forces used cluster munitions in populated areas in Donetsk city in early October 2014.
The use of cluster munitions in populated areas violates the laws of war due to the indiscriminate nature of the weapon and may amount to war crimes.
During a week-long investigation in eastern Ukraine, Human Rights Watch documented widespread use of cluster munitions in fighting between government forces and pro-Russian rebels in more than a dozen urban and rural locations.
While it was not possible to conclusively determine responsibility for many of the attacks, the evidence points to Ukrainian government forces’ responsibility for several cluster munition attacks on Donetsk.
An employee of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) was killed on October 2 in an attack on Donetsk that included use of cluster munition rockets.
Link: Human Rights Watch
Have People Forgotten?
Have people forgotten that the elected President of Ukraine was overthrown by a Coup D’etat in 2014 and replaced by an unelected Oligarch as “President” to the delight of the USA, Britain, the EU and NATO?
Have they forgotten the unlawful invasion of Grenada which led to the murder of Maurice Bishop or the unlawful invasion of Iraq, Libya and Afghanistan which led to the occupation of these countries by the United States?
In Iraq alone nearly half a million lost their lives, many young men from Britain.
Have the “left-wing” political leaders forgotten that currently the State of Israel continue to invade and occupy Palestinian and Syrian lands with hardly a whimper from many who call themselves “Left”, and the on-going occupation of part of Cuba on which the U.S. established a hell-hole called Guantanamo Bay?
( Arthur Scargill, March 7, 2022 )
Corruption In Ukraine?
Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelenskyy was elected in 2019 on the promise of wide-reaching reforms to battle corruption and improve the economy.
Former prime minister Oleksiy Honcharuk was fired in March 2020 along with several of his ministers, the Ukrainian prosecutor general, Ruslan Riaboshapka, and other officials.
Honcharuk and Riaboshapka, who were well-regarded in the West, have since expressed their concern about the direction of Ukraine, where they feel the malign influence of powerful people on the country’s economy is growing.
Anders Aslund, an economist and senior fellow at the Atlantic Council, said: “Since early March, when Zelenskyy changed the government for no apparent reason with unknown people, there has been no direction in the government. We have seen that Zelenskyy’s new people have undone everything that was done before. It seems for me that it is done to restore corruption and oligarchs seem to influence this development. Everything is getting destroyed. The hope for a better future which prevailed when Zelenskyy was elected has gone.”
At the beginning of July 2020, the governor of the National Bank of Ukraine, Yakiv Smolii, handed in his resignation because of ‘systematic political pressure’.
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) recently provided Ukraine with a $5billion loan to battle COVID-19, but noted in a report that “reforms increasingly faced resistance from vested interests”, and court rulings were undermining reform progress “especially in tackling corruption and financial sector reforms”.
Donations To The Tory Party From People Linked To Russia.
UK Northern Ireland Secretary Brandon Lewis was listed as receiving £25,000 from long-time Tory donor Lubov Chernukhin, the wife of one of Vladimir Putin’s former ministers, and £23,000 from Alexander Temerko, a former chief of a Russian arms company, The Times newspaper reported.
It also emerged that 14 Tory ministers and two members of the Intelligence and Security Committee, which published a long-delayed report into Russian interference in British democracy, had taken money from figures linked to Russia.
The donations, which are legal and had been properly declared, emerged as the ISC’s Russia report raised concerns about an influx of Russian money into the UK since the 1990s.
Other senior Tories who received personal donations or money for their local constituencies from the two donors include Chancellor Rishi Sunak, Business Secretary Alok Sharma and Justice Secretary Robert Buckland.
Tory MPs Theresa Villiers and Mark Pritchard- both members of the ISC – also received donations to their constituency branches from Mrs Chernukhin and Mr Temerko.
( Lizzy Buchan, July 23, 2020 )
UK Is “Balancing The Books” While Yemenis Starve.
Britain’s halving of aid to Yemen is a bid to ‘balance the books on the backs of starving people’, the head of the UN humanitarian affairs office has claimed.
The UK will lose global standing for the sake of a ‘relatively small’ sum, said Briton Sir Mark Lowcock, ex-boss of the department for international development.
The reduction from £160million to £87million will lead to tens of thousands of deaths, he added.
Boris Johnson has said the cut was necessary in the ‘straitened circumstances’ of the pandemic.
( Metro, 09.03.2021 )
A Sanctimonious Word For Economic Warfare.
The U.S. claims the right to sanction, to steal from other nations, with one-third of humanity suffering from these crimes.
Sanctions are war by other means and cause great suffering around the world.
The word “sanctions” emerged in the Middle Ages, meaning ecclesiastical decrees.
Today it’s a sanctimonious word for economic warfare, including even outright theft.
Despite all the terror about what could happen in Ukraine next, Afghans are still facing freezing cold and starvation and the U.S. has seized, not just frozen but seized, their $7billion in assets on deposit at the Federal Reserve.
And Ethiopia and Eritrea face brutal sanctions in House Resolution 6600.
The U.S. has imposed sanctions on roughly a third of the world’s population, most famously now on Russia, but more on developing nations than not.
In mid-February a bill to impose new sanctions on Ethiopia and Eritrea, House Resolution 6600, moved out of the House Foreign Relations Committee onto the House floor.
Then President Biden shocked the world by announcing that the U.S. will keep the seven billion dollars on deposit with the Federal Reserve that it had seized from Afghanistan, distributing half of it to 09/11 victims who had sued the Taliban for damages and another half to humanitarian relief agencies in Afghanistan.
An estimated two billion to three billion dollars more of Afghanistan’s cash reserves are now frozen in central banks in Germany, Switzerland, the UK, and the United Arab Emirates, and the U.S. may have set a precedent that those nations’ governments will follow.
( Ann Garrison, March 9, 2022 ) .. blackagendareport.com
Just over the first two months of this year, 47 children were reportedly killed or maimed in several locations across Yemen.
Children are the “first and most to suffer”.
Since the conflict escalated in Yemen nearly seven years ago, the UN verified that more than 10,200 children have been killed or injured.
The actual number is likely much higher.
Violence, misery and grief have been commonplace in Yemen with severe consequences on millions of children and families.
It is high time that a sustainable political solution is reached for people and their children to finally live in the peace they so well deserve.
( Philippe Duamelle, UNICEF representative to Yemen, March 12, 2022 )
The Non-Blondes Were Not Deserving Of Assistance.
Yet once again bare faced racism is evident.
African migrants and students in Ukraine were prohibited from boarding trains and buses that could take them to safety.
A group of Jamaican students was forced to walk 20 kilometres when they were forced off of a bus en-route to Poland.
Africans and Jamaicans live and study all over the world because the U.S. and Europe under-develop their nations through a variety of means.
Yet Ukrainians and Poles didn’t see people in need of help.
They determined that the non-blondes were not deserving of assistance.
Ironically, it is the white supremacist underpinnings of US/NATO foreign policy which has created all of Ukraine’s suffering.
The need to dominate, to “contain” Russia and its ally China is not playing out the way they had hoped but the Ukrainians be damned.
The MinskII agreement which was unanimously approved in the United Nations Security Council was a roadmap to peace.
Ukraine should be a neutral nation but that is the exact opposite of what its lords and masters in Washington want.
The good faith negotiations that could resolve the crisis are a non-starter because NATO is a very dishonest broker.