Global South


What we are not told

  • The question of our time

    Finian Cunningham writes for Strategic Culture and asks the question of our time:
    Should Russia Take the War to NATO States?

    It’s certainly risky and not to be contemplated rashly. But what is the alternative?
    The United States-led military bloc is a party to the conflict in Ukraine against Russia. In short, NATO is at war with Russia.…

  • The new western narrative (+ update)

    A discussion:

    Following Pepe Escobar, who is following this Davos meeting in detail, the narrative is changing.  Davos is the narrative engine, it is the place where the new narrative is  frozen in.

    (This language comes from a psychological change process, where one uses mechanisms of unfreezing, change and re-freezing to pump in a new direction -…

  • Why do we fight?

    This writing will weave some personal experiences through the story and modern history of Latin America.  Then we will look at Cuba, where a former DIA analyst Ana Belén Montes was imprisoned for 20 years because she shared intelligence with Cuba, and recently received her freedom.  We will take a look at why she did…

  • All Quiet (Panic) on the Western Front

    By Pepe Escobar (raw document, not yet cross-posted

    Shadows are falling / And I’ve been here all day / It’s too hot to sleep / And time is running away / Feel like my soul / has turned into steel /I’ve still got the scars / That the sun didn’t heal / There’s not even…

  • Brazil Notes

    I made a comment in the Daily Chronicles as follows:
    Brazil? The USAmerican rightwing is literally vicariously reliving their 6th January via the attempted coup in Brazil. At this moment, do not accept any USAmerican writing on Brazil as the facts are being twisted to fit their historical replay. Its theater. But they are causing untold…

  • Highly Recommended: Emmanuel Todd

    This is the TASS version of a French article by Emmanuel Todd, described as an expert.  Escobar notes:  “Todd is spot on. He’s one of three or four – not more – French intellectuals who actually knows how the real geoeconomic world works.”

    Here is the original in French:
    US may lose control of world finance…

  • Site Bits and Pieces

    Avatars are in.  You will see a default avatar which you can leave as is, or you can insert your own avatar by using gravatar, which stands for globally recognized avatar.

    For gravatar you need to go and make a gravatar account and put your avatar in there.  (Don’t listen to their nagging to make a…

  • Sitzkrieg & Salsa

    Chaos is the name of the game but there is nothing that is of burning importance.  China is getting ready to welcome the Year of the Rabbit.

    So I’m taking this relatively quiet time for two salsas, that I learned to make years ago in Mexico and through the years made my own and these are…

  • Exposing the Big Ugly

    During December 2022, Angela Merkel let a mad cat out of a dark bag.  Soon after, the previous French president Hollande confirmed that they only signed the Minsk agreements to afford the time for the Ukraine, to build up its warfighting capability.


    The Minsk agreements were a series of international agreements which sought to end the…