Saturday, December 12, 2020
Canada’s military seeks to cover its tracks following damning report on Australian war crimes in Afghanistan
by Penny Smith - WSWS
Upon the report’s public release, the Canadian military immediately sought to distance itself from its Australian allies. When pressed by the media on the nature of its collaboration and joint actions with Australian Special Forces units mentioned in the report, the CAF Special Operations Forces Command (CANSOFCOM) conceded that its members did conduct missions with Australian Special Forces in Afghanistan.
Nobel-winning Ethiopian PM has overseen country’s descent into barbarity and madness
by Finian Cunningham - RT
November 6, 2020
Remarkably, despite the chaos and conflict that has accompanied his leadership, the same media tend to portray the mayhem as somehow due to opposition to his benign reforms.
Trump Didn’t End Endless Wars, He Extended the Carnage
by Finian Cunningham - Strategic Culture
A new study out this week reports a massive increase in civilian deaths in Afghanistan from U.S.-led air strikes under Trump’s watch. The death toll leapt by 330 per cent since he took office in early 2017, attributed to Trump and his cabinet loosening the “rules of engagement” for U.S. forces.
Wednesday, December 09, 2020
THE ENRICHMENT OF BRITISH INTELLIGENCE OFFICERS – HOW THEY THINK THEY ALWAYS GET IT RIGHT ABOUT THE RUSSIANS, NEVER DO, BUT GROW RICH TRYING
by John Helmer - Dances with Bears@bears_with
December 9, 2020
Even as the British Empire was collapsing, and its army was defeated by the Germans, Japanese, Israelis, Egyptians, Indians, Cypriots, and the Kenyan Mau Mau, British intelligence officers were unshaken in their confidence that they were cleverer than their adversaries; their espionage and deception operations an uninterrupted success despite the loss of men, materiel, territory, terms of trade, and the pound.
“We have the brains. [The Americans] have the money,” remarks one of these officers, Sir David Omand (lead image).
Tuesday, December 08, 2020
Gorilla Radio with Chris Cook, Diana Johnstone, Randy Caravaggio, Janine Bandcroft December 10th, 2020
This Week on GR
by C. L. Cook - Gorilla-Radio.com
December 10, 2020
Welcome back to Gorilla Radio’s home edition, recorded on this date, December 7th, 2020.
A year into this pandemic and amazingly, there are fundamental questions about the origins and nature of the SARS-CoV-2, or Covid-19 virus still unanswered.
Uncertainty, mistrust, and disinformation abound, and every day that goes by provides new opportunities for scammers, mountebanks, and scoundrels to dream up ways to turn the chaos to their advantage.
But, there’s much more than PPE price gouging and toilet paper riots going on here. Over at the World Economic Forum, founders Klaus Schwab and Thierry Malleret see the pandemic as accelerant for the World Order paradigm change they’ve promoted in recent years.
Diana Johnstone is an author whose books include: ‘Fool’s Crusade: Yugoslavia, NATO, and Western Delusions’, ‘Queen of Chaos: The Misadventures of Hillary Clinton’, and her latest, ‘Circle in the Darkness: Memoirs of a World Watcher’. Her essays feature online at Consortium News, where her latest piece, ‘The Great Pretext…for Dystopia’ appears.
Diana Johnstone in the first half.
And; the Trump administration’s hard line on Cuba undid the diplomatic and economic advances of the Obama years. There’s hope in the long-besieged Caribbean island nation the inauguration of the 44th president’s vice-president, Joe Biden will signal a return to political rapprochement and removal of trade restrictions imposed by the departing Republicans. But, it’s no sure thing. Though the president-elect promised a return to Obama era policies while campaigning, specifics are uncertain, and media and Senate pressures are already being applied.
Randy Caravaggio is a social justice defender and organizer with the Victoria Goods for Cuba campaign, and co-ordinator with Victoria’s contribution to the Pastor’s for Peace Caravan to Cuba. He’s also been a constant champion of the revolutions in Venezuela and Bolivia, and long-time supporter of Palestinian sovereignty.
Randy Caravaggio and cautiously watching the tides of change in Cuba and Latin America in the second half.
And; CFUV Radio broadcaster and host of Plant Powered Radio, Janine Bandcroft will be here at the bottom of the hour with the Left Coast Events Bulletin of some of the good things to be gotten up to in and around our town, and virtually too, in the coming week.
But first, Diana Johnstone and Covid as pretext for a dystopic Great Reset.
Chris Cook hosts Gorilla Radio, airing live every Thursday between 11-Noon Pacific Time. In Victoria at 101.9FM, and on the internet at: https://cfuv.ca. He also serves as a contributing editor to the web news site, http://www.pacificfreepress.com. Check out the GR blog at: http://gorillaradioblog.blogspot.ca/
Modi maneuvers as support for Indian farmers’ protest swells
by Wasantha Rupasinghe - WSWS
December 8, 2020
Indian farmers have called for a four-hour Bharat bandh (all-India shutdown) from 11 AM to 3 PM today to press their demand that the country’s far-right Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government rescind a series of recently-adopted laws that put them at the mercy of domestic and international agribusiness.
Bharat Bandh News 8 Dec 2020: The railway union, which has around 9 lakh
members, is the latest to show solidarity with the agitating farmers,
who have found support from transport unions and the joint forum of
Several hundred thousand farmers, some with their wives and children, are currently camped at Singhu and other entry points to India’s Delhi National Capital Territory. Many have been there since Nov. 27, when police, acting on the orders of the BJP government, used tear gas, water cannons and barbed wire barricades to block them from entering Delhi.
Monday, December 07, 2020
Canadian government is wrong to interfere in Venezuela's election process
December 7, 2020
When Luis Arce and his MAS party swept to victory in Bolivia’s general election this past October, it took Canada several days to recognize the results.