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  • The Global South: new payment system

    The Global South births a new game-changing payment system
    By Pepe Escobar and first posted at The Cradle

    The Eurasia Economic Union (EAEU) is speeding up its design of a common payment system, which has been closely discussed for nearly a year with the Chinese under the stewardship of Sergei Glazyev, the EAEU’s minister in charge of…

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  • Daily Chronicles

    The Daily Chronicles are snippets of the most important news across the world for this and each day as it rolls in. Kindly also use it as an open thread.

    Life goes on with the regular US type provocation.  Arms control is slowly slipping out of the reach of the world and Russia/China is in almost…

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  • The Crux of the Putin-Xi Revolution

    The Crux of the Putin-Xi Revolution for a New World Order – Arresting the Slide to Nihilism

    Reprinted from Strategic Culture and within their framework:  Republishing is welcomed with reference to Strategic Culture online journal www.strategic-culture.org. 

    Ed. Note:  This article by Alastair Crooke is one of the best that I have ever seen.  The writing grabs the…

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  • US paralyzed by Islamic Republic of Iran’s strategic swing

    By Pepe Escobar, posted with the author’s permission, and first posted at PressTV

    Iran’s parliament has just approved the accession of the Islamic Republic to the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO), previously enshrined at the Samarkand summit last September, marking the culmination of a process that lasted no less than 15 years.

    Iran has already applied to become…

  • Lavrov’s comments: Film, Nazism on Trial

    Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s interview for the film, Nazism on Trial, Moscow, November 26, 2022
    Question: Today, we are being told (primarily by the Ukrainians) that the Russians have “made things up” and there are no Nazis in Ukraine and there have never been any. However, we remember history well. We can see that over the…

  • Briefing: Maria Zakharova

    Briefing by Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Maria Zakharova, Moscow, November 24, 2022
    These are selections from Maria’s last briefing.  If you want to read the complete briefing, it is at the link.

    Crisis in Ukraine

    I’d like to draw your attention to two dates in the recent history of Ukraine – November 21 and 22. They are linked with…

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  • Operation Claw-Sword:

    Erdogan’s big new game in Syria
    Wily Sultan is caught between his electorate, which favors a Syria invasion, and his extremely nuanced relations with Russia

    By Pepe Escobar and first posted at Asia Times

    There’s another Special Military Operation on the market. No, it’s not Russia “denazifying” and “demilitarizing” Ukraine – and, therefore, it’s no wonder that…

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  • Your Chinese Apple

    By Larry Romanov and posted with permission

    (Ed Note: This is much appreciated and leads to an understanding of the Foxconn issues in China, now used mercilessly for another and upgraded ‘China Bad’ campaign)

    I want to make it clear from the start that I have no quarrel with Apple products. I am not an Apple fan,…

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  • Apple’s Rotten Core

    By Larry Romanov and posted with permission

    Introduction

    A few years ago, China’s CCTV aired its annual Consumer Reports program in which one of the topics was the products of Apple, Inc. Naturally, the Western media trashed CCTV for having the gall to challenge anything American, accusing the TV station of being “a government mouthpiece” wanting to…