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Here's an interesting video on which Jeffrey Sachs, of all people, disrupts a BBC interview by pointing out that the framing of the show is ridiculously anti-China and pro-US. Michael Walker and Aaron Bastani discuss the incident.

NDPP

More of the same...

Daniel Dumbrill: America's true goals and upcoming new propaganda push

https://youtu.be/Sa0WcEOn6zo

"In this video I talk about the true intentions behind the anti-China propaganda campaign push, explain why it will soon increase, and warning signs we should have all been paying attention to."

kropotkin1951

I've watched a fair number of Daniel's videos. He is pretty good but a little too full of himself. He often talks over the people he is supposed to be interviewing. However I love his first hand accounts of what it is like to live in China. I find Gweilo60 very interestig for the same reason. This video gives a pretty good overview of differences in legal norms for people's every day lives.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C1QBHIUzAP8&t=1s

NDPP

Although a decade old, and I don't share all his views, this video by author and expert Martin Jacques to Australian academics in 2012 is still well worth a watch.

When China rules the world

https://youtu.be/3G1EyvRZmOs

NDPP

Ritter: America can successfully defend Taiwan against China but only in its dreams

https://on.rt.com/b6ew

"The US military has deteriorated to the point that the only way it could win a simulated war game in which it was called on to defend Taiwan from a 'Chinese invasion' force is by inventing capabilities it does not yet possess..."

 

'Canberra prepares for Taiwan conflict as tensions escalate'

https://twitter.com/CarlZha/status/1384188229713219593

"So Aussies really want to die for the pet project of the US Empire...?"

NDPP

Engler: Social Democrats, China and John McCain Prize

https://www.counterpunch.org/2021/04/16/social-democrats-china-and-john-...

"The recent flap over an award given out by the Halifax International Security Forum highlights how the NDP is jumping into bed with neocon militarists."

NDP = No Difference Party

kropotkin1951

The NDP has determined that the majority of Canadians believe in imperialism and a strong military.

NDPP wrote:

Engler: Social Democrats, China and John McCain Prize

https://www.counterpunch.org/2021/04/16/social-democrats-china-and-john-...

"The recent flap over an award given out by the Halifax International Security Forum highlights how the NDP is jumping into bed with neocon militarists."

NDP = No Difference Party

NDP foreign affairs critic Jack Harris labeled any interference in the HSF award choice as “shameful and plays into the hands of the Communist leadership of China.” Harris also told Globe and Mail reporter Steven Chase that the award to Tsai would be “an indicator of how the free world is united against China’s bullying tactics.”

If Harris had stopped at “the free world is united against China’s bullying” it would have simply represented an example of his increasingly common China bashing. But Harris also lauded the HSF as “among the free world’s most significant defence meetings.” On Wednesday NDP MPs backed a Conservative motion in the House of Commons, which passed unanimously, supporting giving an award to Tsai and maintaining HSF’s funding.

Sponsored by NATO, DND and military companies, the HSF is based in Washington. It was set up by a neocon who advised the Harper government and was strongly promoted by arch militarist John McCain.

NDPP

More cf warmongering military warnings to Canucklheads of big outlays on America's behalf with more 'investments' to come...

Canada's top soldier says the West faces being outmatched in military defence by China

https://www.theglobeandmail.com/politics/article-canadas-top-soldier-say...

"Canada's acting top soldier says China's investments in defence capabilities means the Western military alliance faces the prospect of being technologically outgunned for the first time since the early years of the Second World War. Acting chief of the defence staff Lieutenant-General Wayne Eyre was speaking to the Senate Committee on National Security and Defence Monday and was asked about China's expanding military capabilities in the Pacific and whether he was concerned the West was not keeping pace.

The Canadian government's latest budget, however, was tabled Monday and contained no new funds earmarked for such concerns. It announced nearly $850 million over five years for contributions to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization alliance, as well as $252 million over five years for continental defence through the North American Aerospace Defence Command.

'China is imposing its will on neighbours. We see that constantly,' Lt-Gen Eyre told the senate committee, adding he believes the 'threat to the rules-based international order is significant.' The acting defence chief said Russia's stepped-up military activities in the Arctic- and increased interest from China - are reasons why Canada needs to 'put more focus on continental defence..."

 

I'm truly shocked and appalled. How is the USA supposed to defend Canada and the ' rules-based international order' against the yellow peril with this measely $1,102,000,000 Canadian contribution? I'm sure we can and will do better. Watch this space for further announcements. Especially since the Libs, Cons and NDP have all signalled they're 'ready, aye ready.'

PS: With Wayne Eyre having previously served as Deputy Commanding General of Operations for the US Army's XVIII Airborne Corps in 2012, in which role he was deployed to Afghanistan, and Defence Minister Sajjan himself 'serving' in US 'counter-insurgency' operations in Afghanistan, I'm sure these two and our other highly placed American 'friends' will give them all the blood and treasure they require...

kropotkin1951

Canada unfortunately still has its white man's burden of keeping the brown people in check so it cannot restrict imposing its will on other nations to merely its neighbours. We are currently subjecting the people of the following countries to financial degradation and in some cases that includes greatly increased starvation and disease.

Canadian sanctions are imposed under the United Nations Act (UNA), the Special Economic Measures Act (SEMA) or the Justice for Victims of Corrupt Foreign Officials Act (JVCFOA). For specific information about the sanctions regime imposed against countries or individuals, consult the relevant regulations. These can be found on the Regulations pages linked below. More information on the Justice for Victims of Corrupt Foreign Officials Regulations can be found on the Justice for Victims of Corrupt Foreign Officials Act page.

Canada has imposed sanctions in relation to the following countries:

Canada has implemented mechanisms to prevent the concealment and transfer of funds or assets used to finance terrorism. These allow specified measures to be applied to listed terrorist entities.

https://www.international.gc.ca/world-monde/international_relations-rela...

NDPP

Australian defence minister speaks of war with China

https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2021/04/26/dutt-a26.html

"...The aim is to reverse the decline of American capitalism amid China's rise including, if necessary, through war. This has been further escalated under [Trump's] successor, Joseph Biden."

josh

You mean to fight Chinese capitalism?

kropotkin1951

josh wrote:

You mean to fight Chinese capitalism?

They have a vibrant mixed market economy, what don't you like about it? It is closer to Norway than it is the USSR, as far as its mix of business ownership. It is not the authoritarian state controlled economic shit hole your propaganda machine has convinced you it is. 

josh

I'm sure Marx would be proud that they continue to call themselves Communist. 

kropotkin1951

josh wrote:

I'm sure Marx would be proud that they continue to call themselves Communist. 

Your comments are hilarious. I guess that is a lot like calling your party the Democratic party. You certainly have a very rigid view of communism if you think it uni-dimensional. Marx's writings have been used by many and never in the exact same way. Marx is really vague on specifics of micro-economic, just in case you have not actually read anything by him.

China is allowing a diverse business climate and all you can say it seems they are not true to the ideology that you don't understand but that you hate and think is evil. I believe that syndicalism is the truest form of communism so I like both Mondragon and Huawei although both are definitely multi-national corporations operating inside the global capitalist system and both have a very controlled management structure despite worker ownership. If you want to talk about the benefits of various economic models then tell me why do you think China is not on right road to providing for its people?

I liked this so I stole it from someone random on the internet. "Kropotkin's anarcho-communism is achieved locally and is entirely compatible with communism while Marx's socialism becomes communism when the worker's state no longer has to protect itself from capitalism and ceases to have a reason to exist."

 

NDPP

Biden's MacArthur Moment

https://www.counterpunch.org/2021/04/26/bidens-macarthur-moment/

"Joe Biden has his own Douglas MacArthur moment and should replace the head of US Strategic Command, Admiral Charles A Richard..."

 

 Canucklheads better start working on a real big antiwar movement to stop American Psycho and his obedient Canadian parliament.

https://youtu.be/mJ4ffTLdSZU

Rikardo

Just listened to François Brousseau, Radio-Canada- CBC's go-to expert on China,etc. He's in  Le Devoir daily,too, once a week.  Usually its Agence France Press, the mouthpiece of the French government.  His topic was China-Australia but he of course mentioned to Two (St.)Michaels

Not a word about Australian benevolence (killings of peasants) in Afghanistan (they're still there) François is a true believer in the US as the light of the world.

 

 

NDPP

 Canada, and the west generally, is amply supplied with these courtier-media stenographers unfortunately. Perhaps this is why Chomsky prefers the more accurate term 'elite media' over 'mass media'.

NDPP

The Russia-China Alliance: More than a bulwark against Imperialism

https://www.blackagendareport.com/russia-china-alliance-more-bulwark-aga...

"China's communist-party led government and enormous non-white population strikes fear into the heart of the hegemon in ways that Russia alone simply cannot. The alliance between China and Russia is much more than a bulwark against US imperial aggression. Far from a mere defensive measure, growing ties between Russia and China represent a new vision for global development which is not bound to the violent limitations of US empire.

Thus, US aggression twoard the alliance between Russia and China cannot be explained away as a battle between one imperialist world order and another. This position, while popular among the Western Left, has no basis in material reality. US imperialism is being met with a very real challenge to the rule of austerity and imperial dependancy..."

NDPP

Jacobin: Just Regime-Change Socialists Talking to Regime Change Experts: Totally Rad

https://twitter.com/SpiritofHo/status/1387796477137850379

"Sean R Roberts bio: from 1998-2000, 2002-2006, he worked at the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) in Central Asia on democracy and governance programs."

NDPP

The US is trying to light the match of Islamic extremism in China's Xinjiang

https://www.counterpunch.org/2021/04/30/the-u-s-is-trying-to-light-the-m...

"As with Syria and Libya, Washington once more plays a reckless game with Islamic extremism."

NDPP

Bezos' blog and NATO lobby continues to stir anti-Chinese sentiment

https://www.moonofalabama.org/2021/05/bezos-blog-and-nato-lobby-stir-mor...

"The reasons the WaPo editors reopen the issue has nothing to do with real causes about the origins of the pandemic. The sole purpose is to further incite hostility toward China by posting a crackpot theory for which there is no hint of evidence."

 

NDPP

The Globe and Mail: Regime Change in China is Not Only Possible but Imperative

https://twitter.com/AlanRMacleod/status/1388409712153137155

"It's insane how they just come out and say it..."

kropotkin1951

China’s constitution puts the Communist Party above the law, and recognizes no limits to its authority. And, by disregarding international law in the South China Sea, tearing up an international treaty in order to extinguish political freedom in Hong Kong and committing genocide in Xinjiang, the regime has demonstrated beyond a shred of doubt that it extends its authority to whatever length feasible.

Canada's media is so democratic and free. David Kenneth Roy Thomson, 3rd Baron Thomson of Fleet speaks for the common person through his media, including the Toronto newspaper the Globe. Here is a perfect propaganda piece where it repeats three lies as self evident truths requiring no proof.

1.  disregarding international law in the South China Sea.

2. tearing up an international treaty

3. committing genocide in Xinjiang

1. Whose interpretation of international law?

2. What treaty? Britain had no treaty with China over Hong Kong. They did agree that the Hong Kong, British based legal system would remain in place to govern its financial, stock and real estate markets. If the British had let the Chinese in Hong Kong run the show then maybe there would be some democratic rights that they agreed too, however the British always appointed the Governor and he was directly responsible only to the British government.

3. committing genocide in Xinjiang? One more incident of the British big lie. Masters of propaganda are far more subtle.

Goebbels did describe the big lie in different language in an article he wrote in 1941, “Churchill’s Lie Factory,” but he was accusing the British of the ploy:

"The English follow the principle that when one lies, one should lie big, and stick to it. They keep up their lies, even at the risk of looking ridiculous."

Randall Bytwerk argues that neither Hitler nor Goebbels would admit to lying. Goebbels, “always maintained that propaganda had to be truthful. That doesn’t mean he didn’t lie, but it would be a pretty poor propagandist who publicly proclaimed that he was going to lie.”

NDPP

Conflict With China a 'High Likelihood', says Top Australian General

https://twitter.com/johnpilger/status/1389485914695471108

"This Australian general is saying there will be a war with China. He and his political and media collaborators are the true extremists of 2021, conditioning us to accept the insanity of a racist war whose horror none of us can begin to imagine."

kropotkin1951

NDPP wrote:

Conflict With China a 'High Likelihood', says Top Australian General

https://twitter.com/johnpilger/status/1389485914695471108

"This Australian general is saying there will be a war with China. He and his political and media collaborators are the true extremists of 2021, conditioning us to accept the insanity of a racist war whose horror none of us can begin to imagine."

Yappy dog barking from behind its masters pant legs. Here is a great comparison of China and Australia, I am sure the Australian's have the Chinese very worried.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ic_wvNeq_JA

 

kropotkin1951

Here is a good profile of one of Canada's longest running China demonizers. David Kilgour reminds me of babble's own Kenney O'Toole, aka North Report.

David Kilgour, whether holding political office or not, has proven himself to be a major figure cheerleading for more direct confrontation with China in an age of worsening relations with China as the Second Cold War takes shape. This Sinophobic behavior is indicated by both: his present and past actions of using trumped-up charges of human rights abuses regarding China’s policies in Tibet, and debunked claims of China’s organ harvesting of political prisoners and minority groups.

These charges have been fully scrutinized by closer examination of the errors and omissions in the Kilgour-Matas report, the policy reforms taken by China in addressing organ harvesting, and the fact that all of the accusations were relayed through the far right Falun Gong cult rather than; a cult that Kilgour works closely with to this day. 

Canada-China relations continue to deteriorate in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic and growing Sinophobia, and calls for the overthrow of the Chinese government are entertained outright by anti-Chinese press in Canada and the US. Canadians concerned about the drive to a Cold War and potentially open war with China must oppose the dangerous push of anti-China hawks such as David Kilgour, for the Trudeau government to further intensify their current anti-China foreign policy direction.

https://www.thecanadafiles.com/articles/meet-the-former-mp-whos-campaign...

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