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Sean in Ottawa wrote:

WWWTT wrote:

Hey Sean in Ottawa I started the  appropriate thread almost 4 months ago and resurrected it today. Interested in posting your links in it up against the ones I found to counter yours? You know, with actual numbers and non racist dialogue. 

You post to protect from and counter accusations that China is acting as an neo imperial power and not to address the claim. You seek to defend China's behaviour at all costs and to suppress through bullshit any examination of it.

Your imperial master has spoken WWWTT. He knows best and all other viewpoints but those propagated by Western media views are stupid and bullshit.

Another Canadian that believes our oligarchy's cold war rhetoric while thinking they themselves are immune to propaganda.

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Sean in Ottawa

kropotkin1951 wrote:

Sean in Ottawa wrote:

WWWTT wrote:

Hey Sean in Ottawa I started the  appropriate thread almost 4 months ago and resurrected it today. Interested in posting your links in it up against the ones I found to counter yours? You know, with actual numbers and non racist dialogue. 

You post to protect from and counter accusations that China is acting as an neo imperial power and not to address the claim. You seek to defend China's behaviour at all costs and to suppress through bullshit any examination of it.

Your imperial master has spoken WWWTT. He knows best and all other viewpoints but those propagated by Western media views are stupid and bullshit.

Another Canadian that believes our oligarchy's cold war rhetoric while thinking they themselves are immune to propaganda.

Total bullshit as you know already.

This was never about any denial of western imperialism it was about protection of Chinese government propaganda and the pretence that somehow we have to ignore whatever China does and the implications of that in order to oppose imperialism from Europe and North America.

And not all Chinese swallow government propaganda whole like this either. Making this about race is a silencing tactic. It is about exploitation and while nobody here is denying the exploitation of the European and North American powers it is not unreasonable to discuss what is happening in Africa including what the Chinese are doing. And we do not all have to agree with the communist party or its propaganda --

voice of the damned

I must say, I'm rather shocked to see a stalwart anti-imperialist like WWWTT defending a government that publishes RACIST propaganda!

Check out this disgusting headline...

https://tinyurl.com/y9rglndk

 

 

NDPP

Remember: 'China, China,China', new acting US Defense Secretary Says

https://reut.rs/2Tls6G3

Whenever Western imperialism declares an official enemy count upon western 'progressives' to join the offensive all the while asserting they're not.

WWWTT

Thanks for the link NDPP, and happy new year!

I pulled this out of your latest link

The Pentagon has said he played a critical role in developing the strategy, which singled out China and Russia as top threats, saying they wanted to “shape a world consistent with their authoritarian model.”

shape a world consistent with their authoritarian model???? Here we go again, the top imperialist power in the world is now trying to get the so called "progressives" all teary eyed over the "brutal regimes" in China and Russia.

Don't worry progressives, Justin Trudeau Bernie Sanders and Democracy now are going to save you from something that you really don't want to be saved from because you believe those crumbs the imperialists toss you are actually a victory that justifies the progressive movement.

NDPP

President Trump's Losing Strategy: Embracing Brazil and Confronting China

https://petras.lahaine.org/president-trumps-losing-strategy-embracing-br...

"The US embraces a regime doomed to failure and threatens the world's most dynamic economy. Washington's choice of allies and enemies is based on a narrow conception of short-term advantage and strategic losses..."

And Canada chooses to have whatever he's having...

NDPP

Ralph Nader: Democrats May Be Surrendering the Rule of Law

https://www.truthdig.com/articles/ralph-nader-democrats-may-be-surrender...

"Many Senate Democrats are throwing in the towel on the nomination of William Barr for Trump's attorney general...See why I've called the Republican and Democratic parties an inbred duopoly?"

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voice of the damned

That parody basically sums up my dilemma about Trump. Assuming "America's role in a hard world" means they're accusing him of rolling back American power, as currently used, I'd be all for that.

They're totally on-spot about his domestic shit, though as I've said before, I think most of that is just the standard GOP menu, not specifically attributable to Trump.   

Sean in Ottawa

So today we have the US Commerce secretary, Ross, assuming that everyone has access to credit, Kudlow is claiming that a person forced to work is a volunteer. Trump, seeking to make his appointees appear less stupid, comes up with the idea that people can just borrow from the grocery store: "becuase that's how it works."

 

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montgomery

kropotkin1951 wrote:

Good one Kropotkin! But a couple of comments on that:

1. It doesn't belong to the Palestinian people to offer.

2. The guard tower and the graffit are on the same side of the wall??

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Thanks for that important info.

NDPP

'Our Rights Are Under Attack' (and podcast)

https://sptnkne.ws/kDFm

"The real state of the Union for women..."

voice of the damned

Best headline ever...

https://tinyurl.com/y6ku7f6d

 

bekayne

voice of the damned wrote:

Best headline ever...

https://tinyurl.com/y6ku7f6d

 

From the same folks who brought you...

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U.S. Banks Made $28 Billion in Additional Profit, Thanks to Trump Tax Code

New government data shows U.S. banks made $28 billion in additional profit last year, thanks to President Trump’s new tax code. All told, U.S. banks made a record $237 billion in 2018. According to The Wall Street Journal, 2018 would have been a record-setting year for banks even without the additional boost from the tax bill. Meanwhile, the IRS reports the average tax refund for individual taxpayers has shrunk nearly 9 percent, thanks to Trump’s tax code.

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Journalists, Lawyers & Activists Targeted in Sweeping U.S. Intelligence Gathering Effort on Border

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On Thursday, Democratic Governor Gavin Newsom of California said it was ironic the government knew more about journalists and attorneys than it did about the missing migrant children it had detained.

GOV. GAVIN NEWSOM: I mean, the irony of that shouldn’t be lost on anyone, that we have better data collection against journalists than we do children and parents. … We found out 471 parents have been removed from their children, and yet we have deep data collection on all of you. That’s America in 2019.

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NICOLE RAMOS: The parents that were deported without their children, of which our organization has worked intensely on these cases, with Erika Pinheiro leading that effort, we have documented, in every single case, of every single family that we’ve interviewed, coercion, physical abuse and lies that were told to these parents in order to get them to sign for their own removal. They were told that their children would be on the planes with them or would be in a separate children’s plane. She perjured herself. And so, Secretary Nielsen should not only be investigated for perjury, but she should be thankful that the United States does not submit to the jurisdiction of the International Criminal Court, because she is guilty of genocide.

AMY GOODMAN: Explain that further. Very serious charges, to say the least.

NICOLE RAMOS: The forcible separation of children from their parents is an act of genocide. This was a very well-planned, orchestrated policy, designed to break the spirit of asylum seekers, so that they would stop coming to our border seeking protection. This was not a policy designed to deter “illegal migration,” because many of the families that were separated presented themselves at U.S. ports of entry in accordance with U.S. law. This was a policy designed to prevent people from accessing their legal right. And the forcible separation of families is an act of genocide. And it is reminiscent of the forcible separation of Native American children from their families when they were placed in boarding schools, which is also an act of genocide.

NDPP

Pepe Escobar: War on Iran and Calling America's Bluff

https://consortiumnews.com/2019/04/24/pepe-escobar-war-on-iran-calling-a...

"The Trump administration once again has graphically demonstrated that in the young, turbulent 21st century, 'international law', and 'national sovereignty' already belong to the Realm of the Walking Dead. As if a deluge of sanctions against a great deal of the planet was not enough, the latest 'offer you can't refuse' conveyed by a gangster posing as diplomat, Consul Minimus Mike Pompeo, now essentially orders the whole planet to submit to the one and only arbiter of world trade: Washington..."

NDPP

'Bolton Still Trying To Blow Up the World'

https://twitter.com/RaniaKhalek/status/1125231909871788033

"Bolton still trying to blow up the world. He's going after Venezuela and Iran at the same time, you almost get whiplash trying to keep up..."

Canada supports.

NDPP

US Anti-Semitism Envoy: We May Reconsider Ties With Countries Deemed Anti-Israel

https://www.timesofisrael.com/us-anti-semitism-envoy-we-may-reconsider-t...

"Elan Carr announces 'ground-breaking' move to equate anti-Zionism with Jew-hatred. Israeli researchers found that anti-Semitism was promoted actively by government officials in countries on three continents, singling out officials in Venezuela, Turkey, Poland and Ukraine as promoters of hatred of Jews."

 

Trump 'Good For Israel' Bad For Jews: Ilan Pappe

https://www.middleeastmonitor.com/20190503-trump-good-for-israel-bad-for...

"US President Donald Trump's Middle East policies, especially his unbridled support for Israel, are likely to hurt Jews worldwide, Israeli historian Illan Pappe told Anadolu Agency in an exclusive interview. 'Outside Israel, the only people who are pro-Israel are those who stand against justice and support racism,' said Pappe, director of the European Center for Palestine Studies at the UK's Exeter University.

Regarding last month's elections in Israel in which Benjamin Netanyahu secured a second term as prime minister and leftist parties performed worse than expected, Pappe said: 'You cannot be a leftist and a Zionist.' [Are you listening NDP?] He added: 'This is the inevitable outcome of the Zionist idea. You can't be a leftist and a Zionist; you can't be a leftist and a colonizer. You're either an oppressor and colonizer  or you're not.'

Pappe believes the recent ascension of right-wing extremist parties in Israel has revealed the true face of the Zionist project embraced by the majority of Israeli Jews. Unfortunately, most of them believe it's better to be a racist state than a democratic one. We no longer hear anything about 'liberal Zionists' or 'Jewish democracy' which don't really exist,' the historian added."

Perhaps this memo hasn't reached Canada yet..

NDPP

Valuable Minerals! Greenland Buy Isn't A Joke, Trump Says He'll 'Talk To Denmark About It'

https://on.rt.com/a061

"Reports that Donald Trump sees Greenland as a good real estate prospect was no joke, with the White House economic adviser, and then Trump himself confirming that he's really mulling the purchase of world's largest island. He acknowleded that the purchase was 'strategically interesting..."

Greenland FM says 'Not For Sale'.

NDPP

Trump Isn't Special. All US Presidents Support White Supremacy

https://www.blackagendareport.com/trump-isnt-special-all-us-presidents-s...

"It misses the point to say things like, 'Trump is disrespecting the office or lowering the standard of the presidency,' said Anderson, 'when this has always been a white supremacist position..."

NDPP

Greenland With Envy? (and vid)

https://www.rt.com/shows/news/467047-rtnews-august-22-12msk/

"US leader Donald Trump cancels a state visit to Denmark - after calling remarks made by its prime minister 'nasty'. She had rejected his offer to buy Greenland:

'Don't say what an absurd idea that is. Because she's not talking to me. She's talking to the United States of America. You don't talk to the United States that way. At least under me.' Trump's idea to buy Greenland is not entirely new..."

 

Art of the Steal? Trump's 'Bid' For Greenland Screams American Exceptionalism and Foul Play

https://on.rt.com/a09j

"Describing an effort to buy the world's largest island as 'just another real estate deal', the US leader showed the world with a brazenness that underscores everything that is wrong with the US today."

 

WaPo: A Modest Proposal For the Trump Administration To Buy Canada

https://nationalpost.com/opinion/a-modest-proposal-for-the-trump-adminis...

"Greenland is for small-timers. Trump should make an offer for an even bigger, richer, more strategic and more passive-aggressive Arctic ally..."

Why pay for something you can have for the asking and already enjoy for free anyway?

['Yes, Mr Pompeo, anything you say Mr Pompeo...' - Trudeau/Freeland hold talks withUS Sec State in Ottawa]

NDPP

Bolton Out

https://on.rt.com/a1i8

"Trump ditches hawkish adviser he kept for 18 months..."

Mobo2000

Good news!   

https://www.thebeaverton.com/2019/09/john-bolton-resigns-to-spend-more-t...

"

As to the circumstances surrounding his surprise resignation, Bolton was clear. “President Trump and I definitely both enjoyed working together,” explained a resolute Bolton. “We also definitely never argued about his wish to have a Camp David sleepover with Taliban leaders. The truth is, I’m leaving because my family needs me.”

“And by ‘needs me’, I mean, ‘my wife and daughter need me to help procure military-grade weapons, and launch them, from our backyard, towards ,” Bolton clarified. "

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U.S. Recognition of Israeli Settlements Is “Entrenchment of an Apartheid Regime”

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AMY GOODMAN: Soon after Mike Pompeo announced the new U.S. policy, the U.S. Embassy in Israel issued a travel warning to Americans in Jerusalem, the West Bank and Gaza.

We’re joined now by Noura Erakat, Palestinian human rights attorney and legal scholar, assistant professor at Rutgers University. Her latest book, Justice for Some: Law and the Question of Palestine.

This is an abrupt reversal, Noura Erakat. Can you talk about the significance of it?

NOURA ERAKAT: I would actually temper that a little bit: This is not necessarily a reversal in U.S. policy, only in its stated policy. For 50 — for more than five decades, since 1967, all U.S. administrations have talked out of both sides of their mouth. On the one hand, they have condemned settlements as counterproductive to peace and as a contravention of international law, and, on the other hand, have provided Israel with the unequivocal diplomatic, military and financial aid in order to entrench their settlements.

Even the Obama administration, as it was abstaining on U.N. Security Council Resolution 2334 condemning the settlements as a flagrant violation, has been part of the problem. They issued that abstention only two weeks before they left office. Simultaneously, the Obama administration increased aid from $3 billion to $3.8 billion a year. And in 2012, that same administration used its first veto at the Security Council to condemn a resolution, a U.N. Security Council resolution condemning settlements using exact U.S. foreign policy language on settlements.

So, what we’re seeing now is not a sharp reversal of U.S. foreign policy on the question of settlements and Palestine, but instead the culmination of it. For us to blame this on Trump is basically to exculpate ourselves and to create a revisionist history. Instead, we should be accountable and actually take responsibility for how we have been part of this problem.

JUAN GONZÁLEZ: And could you talk about the timing of this announcement in the midst of an essential stalemate in Israel in terms of a new government, and Benny Gantz has a deadline this week of forming a new government, or there may — or Israel may be forced to a third election?

NOURA ERAKAT: Yeah. This is what’s so tragic about all of this. What we’re talking about right now, in the West Bank is about 700,000 settlers living in the midst of a population of 3 million Palestinians, who, because of those 700,000 settlers, who are living in exclusive colonial settlements, surrounded by military and civilian Israeli infrastructure — cuts up Palestinian life into 20 noncontiguous Bantustans, where they can’t reach one another. We’re talking about the subjugation of a Palestinian population at the whim of these illegal colonial settlements.

And now we’re seeing this discussion — we’re seeing the U.S. recognize this as not a violation of international law, which actually has no basis because they can’t change that status; they can only be in violation of it. But the tragic part is that the U.S. administration is doing this in order to support Netanyahu in his own bid to consolidate power in Israel. Palestinians are pawns, are pawns to be moved around in order to shape U.S. domestic policy.

And the other thing that should be highlighted is, although Netanyahu, who represents the right, is celebrating this as a culmination of his own vision, Benny Gantz and the Blue and White party supports it and welcomes the Trump administration announcement, as well. There is no daylight between the so-called Israeli left and the so-called Israeli right. What we’re seeing is a consolidation of their settler-colonial takings.

We want to frame this as a contravention of the peace process and not acknowledging the fact that what’s ongoing is a violation of human rights, the entrenchment of an apartheid regime, and that the reversion to the peace process is precisely the problem. It was the Oslo Accords that put settlements on the back burner and made it part of the final status negotiations that we’re not getting to, and so that what we’re seeing now in terms of what the U.S. administration is doing is forcing Palestinians to accept every new incremental territorial taking as new facts on the ground, that are then presented to Palestinian negotiators, who have to accept those facts on the ground, which are war crimes, as previously stated, and when the Palestinians protest, they are told that they are the obstacle to peace.

So, the reversion to the peace process here, the reversion to the U.S. status quo ante on how to handle the situation, is the reversion into a straight dead end and back to where we are. We have to think about this radically anew about how to transcend the situation. This isn’t about the peace process. This isn’t about two states. These are about flagrant human rights violations. We are witnessing the entrenchment of an apartheid regime and the U.S. at the helm of that process.

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