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Israel’s parliament has voted to allow Israeli citizens back into the sites of four settlements in the occupied West Bank.
Israeli anti-settlement watchdog Peace Now said the return of settlers to the area would be “a huge security burden and a focus of settler violence”.
“This decision will also pave the way for establishing many more outposts in an area that is now almost entirely Palestinian,” it added.
China’s peace proposals
It is no longer Ukrainian “nazis” TS celebrates being turned into potential “fertilizer” but Poles who fear for a future expanding Russia.
Did TS actually read this Ukrainian-sourced article?
“A careful listening to the entire conversation makes it clear that there was no announcement of Poland’s direct involvement in the conflict, only a warning of the consequences that a Ukrainian defeat could have: the possibility of a Russian attack, or the involvement of more Central European countries – the Baltic States and Poland.”
I do however take issue with the Polish denial of “direct involvement”
It is clear that Poland hosts bases and facilities to repair damaged Ukrainian equipment and permits the transport of re-supply to bolster Ukraine.
TS has always assumed that a Russia victory over Ukraine will safeguard Russia’s security. The Polish ambassador is pointing out the fallacy of that belief, regards Russia’s neighbours who will experience a greater threat to themselves.
War is a tragedy for all sides involved. Wars are seldom short.
The February 19 rally in Washington, D.C., was branded as an effort to “Rage Against the War Machine.”
However, Arun Gupta, a journalist who attended the rally, said the event ended up being different than it was branded. “It was not an antiwar rally because it was pretty clear that it was generally a pro-Russian bent.”
A “Red-Brown Alliance” brings fascist politics into ostensibly leftist social movements.
“This is a religious war, it is a cultural war, and it is a political war against the people of East Ukraine who only ever wanted to go home,” said Matthew Heimbach, who was there to promote the Patriotic Socialist Front.
This organization describes itself as an orthodox Marxist-Leninist socialist organization that maintains a “patriotism” for their home country and a celebration of ethnic identity, something they claim is not only conducive with socialism, but a proper manifestation of the Marxist ideal. “Patriotic socialism” is a word known to historians of communist movements, particularly those maintaining Stalinist authoritarian and nationalist trends. Antifascists argue that it is an attempt to rebrand far right politics with Marxist jargon.
Unlike the 2003 protests, the anti-war movement is very much smaller.
And now includes right-wing libertarians within it.
As you say, it is a more divided and I witness that on anarchist forums where being pro-Ukraine is an acceptable position.
The Ministry of Defence has apologised after an investigation found Afghan applicants to a resettlement scheme were told they could only come to the UK if their documents were approved by the Taliban.
The UK government promised to resettle up to 20,000 eligible Afghans – including 5,000 in the first year – but has been criticised for delays in the process.
While 11,212 people were resettled in Britain under Arap, the number of admittances fell in late 2021, after the Taliban took over Afghanistan.
According to Home Office data, more than 6,200 Afghans were relocated under Arap between July and September 2021. This dropped to 732 in the last quarter of 2021. One year on, only 743 were admitted in the last quarter of 2022.
As for ACRS, only 22 Afghans eligible under the scheme’s second pathway – designed for vulnerable fleeing refugees referred by the United Nations high commissioner for refugees – were resettled by the end of December.
A satirical survey of various “socialisms”
Who now is the war criminal?
Biden has resumed deportations to Russia, a reversal of the position adopted after Russia invaded Ukraine just over a year ago, when such removals were suspended
Russian asylum seekers, many of whom have made their way to the US in the last year, are now terrified the US government will return them to Russia where they could face prison or be sent rapidly to the frontline
An anti-war peace rally at Washington DC and elsewhere across the USA
Discrediting Afghan women refugees as fake
Braverman to visit Rwanda.
the Guardian, Daily Mirror, Independent, i Newspaper and the BBC all critical of the illegal immigration bill have been shut out from the publicly funded visit.
Rightwing GB News, the Daily Mail and the Telegraph will accompany Braverman on the trip instead.
The media had a feast in attacking Corbyn for his supposed apparent lack of response to the anti-semitism.
But Starmer is going unchallenged by the accusations of racism within the Labour Party
“Anti-black racism and Islamophobia is not taken as seriously as antisemitism within the Labour party, that’s the perception that has come through.”
Yanis Varoufakis analysis.
“When inflation forced the Fed to stop printing new money (i.e. no more quantitative easing), the flow of funds that were keeping the shares of Big Tech companies in the stratosphere also stopped. Thus, Big Tech shares deflated. As these companies (Google, Amazon, Meta, Twitter, Netflix, Airbnb, Uber, etc.) based their funding on loans taken out by putting up their overvalued stock prices as collateral (e.g., that’s how Elon Musk bought Twitter), Big Tech suddenly ran out of cash. That’s why they started pulling their deposits from banks like SVB.
In short, at the same time as SVB’s capital base was being reduced, depositors were asking for their deposits back. As soon as the news got out that SVB was late in returning depositors’ funds, a classic bank run began.”
His solution falls short in the end.
“…austerity for the banks, with nationalisation of those who cannot survive. And socialism for workers – a basic income for all, a return to collective bargaining and, further out, new forms of participatory ownership of high- and low-tech companies.”