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Countering Western Disinformation on Russia and Other Nations Opposing the American Empire

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From Open Skies to Open Season for Nukes

FINIAN CUNNINGHAM—There is strong suspicion that the Trump administration is deliberately playing the mad man as a negotiating tactic. It’s an unconscionable and extremely dangerous gamble with world security, but this would seem to be Trump’s diabolical art of the ...
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LEFT GATEKEEPERS THROUGH THE NEW LEFT: MONITORED REBELLION – PART I

BRUCE LERRO—Who developed revolutionary theory? For the Old Left, revolutionary theory was developed by professional revolutionaries inside the Communist Party or by members of trade unions. At least hypothetically if not actually, Leninist theory should be informed by political practice ...
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The Stalin controversy smoulders on

PAUL COCKSHOTT—The Western press spreads absurd stories about 66 million deaths under Stalin. Well in one sense, all social systems have a 100% mortality rate. None offer immortality. So in a big country, there will be millions of deaths per ...
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THE SOVIET VICTORY OVER NAZISM 75 YEARS AGO, AND COVID-19

ANDRE VLTCHEK—The anti-Soviet, and even anti-Russian narrative has become absolutely bulletproof. Manipulative documentary films, books, school curriculums in Europe and North America; they all pass off as facts in simple propaganda gigs, without offering any evidence. Very often, they take ...
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Ludo Martens: Another view of Stalin

PATRICE GREANVILLE—Anti-Stalinism has served for many decades as psychological and disinformation shorthand (not to mention ubiquitous battering ram) for anti-Sovietism, and, in general, anticommunism. Therein lies its immense value to Western capitalist propaganda. It is clear that once you successfully ...
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Putin’s Huge Blunder on Coronavirus

ERIC ZUESSE--The libertarian approach minimizes the imposition of regulations, and instead relies on “nature” to take its course, as being the best way to ‘protect the herd’. It’s opposite to the socialist approach, which consists of governmentally imposed rules, or ...
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Merkel cites ‘hard evidence’ she was victim of ‘Russian hackers’, says it doesn’t help mend ties with Moscow

RT.COM—According to Spiegel, the hackers apparently copied the emails to another computer. It was only in May 2015 that the Bundestag discovered its networks were breached; it was concluded that the hack attacks had been happening since at least the ...
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Victory Day 2020 Donetsk People’s Republic / День Победы 2020 ДНР

Editor's Note: Russell Bentley, American expat and volunteer antifascist soldier in the struggle of Eastern Ukraine's young republics of Donetsk and Lugansk against Kiev's Nazi-infested, NATO-supported regime, has produced a moving video showing the people of Donetsk commemorating Russia's victory ...
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Victory Day: Remembering the Great Patriotic War

MICHAEL J CARLEY—The Great Patriotic War began at 3:30am on 22 June 1941, when the Nazi Wehrmacht invaded the Soviet Union along a front stretching from the Baltic to the Black Seas with 3.2 million German soldiers, organised in 150 ...
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Russian filmmaker speaks the (often obfuscated) truth about the USSR during WWII

An excerpt form the popular Russian talk show “An evening with Vladimir Solovyov”. Translated and subtitled by Eugenia. A well-known Russian filmmaker Karen Shakhnazarov discusses the meaning of the WWII memory for the Russian society and the Russian people. The ...
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Is the United States About to Engage in Official State Piracy Against China? Strong Precedent Points to Worrying Trend

In response to the Warmbers’ claim against the North Korean state, which amounted to a staggering $1.05 billion in punitive damages and around $46 million for the family’s suffering in a motion filed in U.S. District Court in Washington in ...
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OPEC++ Or A Dead Shale Industry?

MoA—It is unlikely that OPEC will agree on any cut unless the U.S. and other large producers join the deal. The U.S. is, for now, unlikely to do that. Until the end of the last OPEC+ agreement this month and ...
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