Assange Is Doing His Most Important Work Yet — Desultory Heroics

By Caitlin Johnstone Source: CaitlinJohnstone.com British Home Secretary Priti Patel has authorized the extradition of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to the United States to be tried under the Espionage Act in a case which seeks to set a legal precedent for the prosecution of any publisher or journalist, anywhere in the world, who reports inconvenient truths about the US […]

Assange Is Doing His Most Important Work Yet — Desultory Heroics

Sit back and watch Europe commit suicide — Desultory Heroics

Washington’s competition with rising power Russia is so fierce, it is willing to sacrifice Europe. Photo Credit: The Cradle. If the US goal is to crush Russia’s economy with sanctions and isolation, why is Europe in an economic free fall instead? By Pepe Escobar Source: The Cradle The stunning spectacle of the European Union (EU) committing […]

Sit back and watch Europe commit suicide — Desultory Heroics

Amiriyah and Mariupol

Candles lit near the bomb’s entry hole in February 2021, commemorating the 30th anniversary of the Amiriyah shelter bombing

Hand prints of victims inside the shelter

‘Most people would sooner die than think; in fact, they do so.’

Bertrand Russell

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Duplicitous Biden Regime Mission to Venezuela — Desultory Heroics

By Stephen Lendman Source: StephenLendman.org Last weekend, a Biden regime delegation met with  Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro and other Bolivarian officials in Caracas. The aim of the first diplomatic contact between both nations since the Trump regime closed the US Caracas embassy in 2019, officially broke with Venezuela’s legitimate government, and illegally designed Juan Guido […]

Duplicitous Biden Regime Mission to Venezuela — Desultory Heroics

Follow the Money – How Russia Will Bypass Western Economic Warfare — Desultory Heroics

(Image by orangebuddhas from flickr)  By Pepe Escobar Source: OpEdNews.com So a congregation of NATO’s top brass ensconced in their echo chambers target the Russian Central Bank with sanctions and expect what? Cookies? What they got instead was Russia’s deterrence forces bumped up to “a special regime of duty” – which means the Northern and Pacific fleets, […]

Follow the Money – How Russia Will Bypass Western Economic Warfare — Desultory Heroics

Holy Jesus! The US gets its ass handed to it while the bear and panda get down and interbreed!

Panda and Bear handing Joe his ass.

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Those naughty, megalomaniacal Chinese…

Fiery Cross Reef, Spratly Islands

But check out some of what the fair-minded, rules-based Americans have done in Hawaii…

USS Nimitz, Pearl Harbour, Hawaii
US naval base, Pearl Harbour, Hawaii

The Empire Does Not Forgive — Desultory Heroics

The Americans, like the British and the Soviets before them, dug their own graveyard in Afghanistan. By Chris Hedges Source: ScheerPost.com The Carthaginian general Hannibal, who came close to defeating the Roman Republic in the Second Punic War, committed suicide in 181 BC in exile as Roman soldiers closed in on his residence in the […]

The Empire Does Not Forgive — Desultory Heroics

Reply to all those who put the determinations of consciousness before those of objective reality and fail to understand the relationship between the two

Biden, Johnson and what’s ‘is name from down under

I listened to the 1st 1/2 hr of the video and pulled the plug – the level of ‘ideas’ was so unrelentingly stupid. Not once in that 1/2 hr did either White (for whom I used to have some respect) or the thug and standover merchant Mearsheimer use the words ‘capitalism’ and ‘socialism’ – they spoke of everything but. Another word they didn’t use is ‘necessity’ – the engine of the world. It was necessary that capitalism emerge from feudalism – nothing could stop it. And it is necessary that forms of socialism will replace capitalism. Again, nothing can stop it. Engels wrote to a friend in the US (I have posted on it) that the US would have to become socialist in order to compete with China. Similarly, Europe will become socialist as will that fearful, utterly servile nation Australia. These things will happen not because I like socialism or hate capitalism but because I recognise what necessity is and how it functions. You were born, will age and die. So was and will I. And the working of necessity goes on…

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The art of the deal

North West Cape spy base, Western Australia

In October 2015 those ‘genocidal’,’communist’ Chinese (you know, the same people who were attacked by white miners because of their ability to organise as teams on the gold fields and represented by a Mongolian Octopus pictured in The Bulletin Magazine in 1886), as owners of the Landbridge Group, took out a 99-year lease on Port Darwin for A$506 million – about which the Australian capitalist media has been yapping ever since.

In September 1967 at a ceremony (the video of which used to be on YouTube but appears to have been removed) U.S. ambassador Ed Clark said laughingly to Harold Holt, then Prime Minister of Australia (showing his deep respect for both), ‘I give you one peppercorn rent’ – for what was to become a giant U.S. naval spy base.

Now that’s how to do a deal!