DANNY HAIPHONG—Diversity and Russiagate are interrelated. The former has been employed to make the rule of imperialism more effective under the auspices of “diverse” oligarchs such as Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton. Russiagate is the spawn of diversity’s failures. Diversity did nothing to intervene in the declining living standards of working and poor people, especially Black people. Rather, it complimented the system’s race to the bottom. Now that the War on Terror has lost legitimacy, and the two-party duopoly along with it, Russiagate has given people in the U.S. someone and something to blame other than the rulers of their own system.READ ON
OSCAR GRENFELL—The tenor of the coverage that followed Best’s blog post is summed up by a sampling of media headlines: “Julian Assange fails the smell test” (Washington Post), “WikiLeaks Doesn’t Want Reporters Covering Julian Assange’s ‘Poor Personal Hygiene’” (Observer), “WikiLeaks wants people to stop saying Julian Assange bleaches his hair, eats with his hands, or has bad hygiene” (Business Insider Australia), and “WikiLeaks doesn’t want you to say Julian Assange lives in a cupboard ‘under the stairs’” (Mashable).READ ON
Grand Epiphany moment—
helicopter drops grenades in Toulouse • The Bees are not about to quit yet —Government’s gradual escalation of violence and general repression very likely. Maybe now the French people will see firsthand what it feels like to be at the receiving end of their ruling class imperial assaults, as France and her NATO accomplices have done in Syria, Libya and many other countries for generations.
In another somewhat bizarre news release this week, British authorities are claiming that the roof of the home of former UK-Russian double agent Sergei Skripal is to be dismantled by “military teams,” who will then replace the wooden roof as a “precautionary measure” to guard against “residue contamination” according to a report filed by the BBC. However, UK officials still insists that the Skripals first came into contact with the alleged deadly Russian-made chemical weapon nerve agent when it was sprayed on the front door handle, so it’s difficult to see why the British military are going to rebuild the roof of of Skripal’s modest semi-detached home in Salisbury.READ ON