Global South


  • 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…

  • We started with Brazil .. a discussion

    Our commentator SoUtH started a discussion that soon became broader than what the space allowed us.  So, we are opening the discussion here.

    SoUtH made a comment that could be provocative, but it is not.  Change My Mind!  We are not in that business but we are in the business of in-depth discussion, so to the…

  • Latin America, Key to Multipolar Transition

    From the Valdai Club

    The key to the multipolar transition is the opening of the Latin American front, that is the shifting of the center of gravity of the great power competition from Eurasia to the Americas. The question is whether America’s challengers will be willing or able to do so, writes Emanuel Pietrobon.

    Eurafrasia is the…

  • I’ll eat the bugs!

    Looking at the food industry today, and the literal non-food chemical additives, bugs may be a solution (tongue-in-cheek comment). A new look at the food industry horrified me. In our home, we eat food, not stuff coming from a laboratory. Do yourself a favor and check something in your fridge, something in a bottle that…

  • Schrödinger’s Protests in China (updates)

    First posted at Nov 28, 2022 at 08:03.  Updates in the comments.

    An update and previous information is in the current Daily Chronicles.  Let’s draw the information together and I copy two pieces from the Daily Chronicles:

    When did these protests start?

    Well, they are ongoing.  It is both legal and customary for Chinese people in an…

  • 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…

  • 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 

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

  • 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…