Archiv: Weltöffentlichkeit / World Public Opinion

20:05 [ Matt Taibi / Nitter ]


2. What you’re about to read is the first installment in a series, based upon thousands of internal documents obtained by sources at Twitter.

3. The “Twitter Files” tell an incredible story from inside one of the world’s largest and most influential social media platforms. It is a Frankensteinian tale of a human-built mechanism grown out the control of its designer.

19:58 [ Elon Musk / Nitter ]

I am not expressing an opinion, but did promise to conduct this poll. Should Assange and Snowden be pardoned?

19:47 [ Matt Taibi / ]

Note to Readers

(Dec 2, 2022)

Those of you who’ve been here for years know how seriously I take my obligation to this site’s subscribers. On this one occasion, I’m going to have to simply ask you to trust me. As it happens, there may be a few more big surprises coming, and those will be here on Substack. And there will be room here to to discuss this, too, in time. In any case, thanks for your support and your patience, and please hold me to a promise to make all this up to you, and then som

19:17 [ Wall Street Journal ]

OPEC+ Keeps Oil Curbs Despite Russia Price Cap

During a virtual meeting, the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries and the Russia-led bloc—a group collectively known as OPEC+—decided to maintain production cuts of 2 million barrels a day, initially agreed to in October, OPEC said.

18:11 [ ]

OPEC+ agrees to stay with existing oil output targets

Oil-producing alliance OPEC+ agreed on Sunday to keep its same production targets, dealing another setback for the U.S. and western allies seeking to curb high gas prices.

03.12.2022 - 19:47 [ Robert Reich, Berkeley professor, former Secretary of Labor / Nitter ]

Railroads made $21 billion in profits in the first 9 months of 2022. Guaranteeing 7 paid sick days to rail workers would cost the industry $321 million/year. That’s just 1.5% of those profits. Congress just rejected sick leave for these workers. It’s profits over everything.

03.12.2022 - 18:41 [ ]

Biden’s Saudi recalibration a potential setback to prospects for Saudi-Israel normalization

(October 21, 2022)

Schneider is a co-chair of the Abraham Accords Caucus, as well as a lead sponsor of the DEFEND Act, which seeks to promote the creation of an integrated Middle East air-defense infrastructure, potentially including both Israel and Saudi Arabia.

Sen. Joni Ernst (R-IA), also an Abraham Accords Caucus co-chair and lead DEFEND Act sponsor, raised concerns that the White House was “disrupting… momentum” toward integrated air defense by postponing a United States-Gulf Coordination Council meeting focused on the issue following the oil production cut announcement.

03.12.2022 - 18:35 [ ]

How the US Congress could defang OPEC and keep gas prices low in one stroke


The idea was first put forth back in 2000, when antitrust lawyer Seth Bloom wrote the NOPEC Act. It stands for No Oil Producing and Exporting Cartels. The law would explicitly permit the US government to pursue price-fixing claims against oil-producing countries.

03.12.2022 - 18:28 [ ]

Egypt, Saudi Arabia & Qatar join Shanghai Cooperation Organisation as ‘Dialogue Partners’

(September 14, 2022)

Egypt and Qatar have been granted Dialogue Partner status of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) following the admission procedure launched in September 2021 at the Dushanbe summit.

03.12.2022 - 18:19 [ CNBC ]

OPEC+ to consider deeper oil output cuts ahead of Russia sanctions and proposed price cap

OPEC and non-OPEC oil producers could impose deeper oil output cuts on Sunday, energy analysts said, as the influential energy alliance weighs the impact of a pending ban on Russia’s crude exports and a possible price cap on Russian oil.

OPEC+, a group of 23 oil-producing nations led by Saudi Arabia and Russia, will convene on Sunday to decide on the next phase of production policy.

03.12.2022 - 18:09 [ BBC / Youtube ]

G7 and allies approve cap on price of Russian oil – BBC News

It comes after the EU agreed on the price cap after persuading Poland to back it.

The price cap was put forward by the G7 group of nations in September and aims to stop Moscow profiting from oil exports while avoiding a price spike.

03.12.2022 - 17:23 [ Communist Party of Israel ]

Palestinian Lawyer Salah Hamouri is to be Deported to France on Sunday

Hamouri, a lawyer and a field researcher with the Addameer Prisoners’ Support and Human Rights Association, spent more than eight years in Israeli prisons, starting when he was abducted in 2001 and was sentenced to five months in prison. In 2004 he spent four months under arbitrary Administrative Detention orders without charges, then was abducted again in the year 2005 and was imprisoned for seven years, and then in the year 2017, he was abducted yet another time and spent 13 months under Administrative Detention orders, and upon his release, he received an order barring him from entering the rest of the West Bank for two years.

On June 6, 2022, Salah received another three-month Administrative Detention order just hours before his scheduled release after being imprisoned for three months under a similar order. The decision to revoke his residency was made in October of last year, 2021, after accusing him of “breeching loyalty to the state” for his human rights and legal work in defending Palestinian political prisoners.

Hamouri was born to a Palestinian father from Jerusalem where he grew up and lived, and his mother is a French national. Several years earlier, Israel deported his French wife, Elsa Lefort, to her country after detaining her at the airport in Tel Aviv for three days when she returned to Jerusalem. The lawyer and his wife have two children.

Palestinians born in occupied Jerusalem are only granted “residency status” and not citizenship of Israel despite Israel’s constant claims of “unified Jerusalem as its capital.”

03.12.2022 - 17:02 [ J Street / Nitter ]

This is an excellent conversation with our friends @ShibleyTelhami & @ChrisVanHollen. Thank you, Sen Van Hollen, for calling out Ben-Gvir and Smotrich’s extremism and bigotry and highlighting the important work being done by progressive groups in Israel and the US to oppose them.

03.12.2022 - 16:44 [ Bernie Sanders / Nitter ]

Kanye West praising Hitler and Nazis is abhorrent and disgusting. Whether it is anti-Semitism, racism, xenophobia, sexism or homophobia there are always those who want to divide us up. Our job is to unite people around a progressive agenda that improves life for all.

03.12.2022 - 16:41 [ All That's Left: Anti-Occupation Collective / Nitter ]

NYC council members were in Jerusalem today on a @JCRCNY trip. Palestinian, Israeli and international activists invited them to Sheikh Jarrah to learn about and stand against the dispossession & racist violence Palestinians face daily. The councilors were defensive & dismissive.

03.12.2022 - 02:42 [ ]

Declaration of Independence

(14TH MAY,1948)

THE STATE OF ISRAEL will be open for Jewish immigration and for the Ingathering of the Exiles; it will foster the development of the country for the benefit of all its inhabitants; it will be based on freedom, justice and peace as envisaged by the prophets of Israel; it will ensure complete equality of social and political rights to all its inhabitants irrespective of religion, race or sex; it will guarantee freedom of religion, conscience, language, education and culture; it will safeguard the Holy Places of all religions; and it will be faithful to the principles of the Charter of the United Nations.

03.12.2022 - 02:18 [ Haaretz ]

Netanyahu’s Lust for Power Revealed in All Its Sickening Glory

To paraphrase Ben-Gurion: Every Hebrew mother should know that she has placed her children’s fate in the hands of a prime minister, other politicians and a school system that are unworthy of it. If there was ever a justification for a civil rebellion (not violent, but also not so polite and photogenic as the social protests of the summer of 2011), here it is – in all its sickening glory.

03.12.2022 - 02:09 [ ]

60 US-Dollar pro Barrel: EU beschließt Preisdeckel für russisches Öl

Aus Moskau kam Kritik: Nach Meinung des prominenten russischen Außenpolitikers und Duma-Abgeordneten Leonid Sluzki gefährdet die EU mit dem Preisdeckel ihre Energiesicherheit. Daneben verstoße die EU auch gegen die Marktgesetze, wie die Staatsagentur Tass über die Reaktion Sluzkis berichtete.

03.12.2022 - 02:07 [ ]

Ukraine news – live: Putin refuses to negotiate with US on ending war

Both the US and French presidents appealed on Thursday for Mr Putin to negotiate an end to the war

02.12.2022 - 07:15 [ ]

Koalitionsverhandlungen: Wird Israels Rechtsstaat ausgehöhlt?

Verhandelt wird nun, ob die Knesset künftig die Möglichkeit erhält, sich über solche Entscheidungen in einer erneuten Abstimmung hinwegsetzen zu können. Dann könnte das Parlament Gesetze beschließen, die den grundlegenden Gesetzen Israels widersprechen.

02.12.2022 - 07:08 [ ]

Israel: Netanjahu kurz vor neuer Koalitionsbildung

Parteichef Besalel Smotrich nannte die Vereinbarung einen „historischen Schritt“ in Richtung einer Regierung, die das „Siedlungsvorhaben regeln und entwickeln“ werde. Netanjahu sprach von einer „rechtsnationalen Regierung, die sich um alle Israelis kümmern“ werde.

02.12.2022 - 05:43 [ ]

EU-Handelsabkommen mit Kanada: Bundestag stimmt für CETA

Die deutsche Wirtschaft reagierte erleichtert und bezeichnete das Abkommen als überfälligen Schritt. „Er muss der EU jetzt neuen Schwung in der Handelspolitik verleihen. Deutschland und die EU brauchen offene Märkte, gerade in Zeiten des zunehmenden Protektionismus“, sagte der Präsident des Industrieverbandes BDI, Siegfried Russwurm.

01.12.2022 - 10:55 [ ]

EU-Ratspräsident Michel traf Xi Jinping in Peking

Chinas Staats- und Parteichef Xi Jinping hat heute EU-Ratspräsident Charles Michel in Peking empfangen. Bei dem Treffen sollte es um die angespannte geopolitische Lage, den russischen Angriffskrieg in der Ukraine und die künftigen Beziehungen der EU zu China gehen.

01.12.2022 - 10:51 [ ]

Biden empfängt Macron

US-Präsident Joe Biden empfängt Frankreichs Staatschef Emmanuel Macron heute im Weißen Haus. Nach einer offiziellen Begrüßungszeremonie und einem bilateralen Gespräch ist eine gemeinsame Pressekonferenz der beiden Präsidenten geplant.

30.11.2022 - 08:09 [ ]

Telefonat mit Scholz: Selenskyj bittet um Raketenabwehrsystem

(Stand: 29.09.2022 09:02 Uhr)

Der ukrainische Präsident Wolodymyr Selenskyj hat Deutschland um weitere Waffenlieferungen und um die Verschärfung des geplanten achten EU-Sanktionspakets gegen Moskau gebeten. „Zum Thema Verteidigung habe ich unsere Erwartung an ein Raketenabwehrsystem aus Deutschland unterstrichen,“ sagte Selenskyj nach einem Telefonat mit Bundeskanzler Olaf Scholz in seiner täglichen Videoansprache

30.11.2022 - 07:34 [ ]

Ukraine fordert in Bukarest Patriot-Luftabwehr

(29. November 2022 – 18:10)

Kuleba fasste seine Forderung an die Nato in drei Worten zusammen: «Schneller, schneller, schneller!»

30.11.2022 - 07:24 [ ]

Why the US Won’t Give Patriot Interceptors to Ukraine

(March 10, 2022)

“There’s no discussion about putting a Patriot battery in Ukraine. In order to do that you have to put U.S. troops with it to operate it,” a senior defense official said Thursday.

30.11.2022 - 07:01 [ Visegrád 24 / Nitter ]

Asked about Poland’s idea to send German Patriot systems to Ukraine, Germany’s Defence Minister Lambrecht said the air defense system can only be transferred to Ukraine if all members approve. NATO Secretary General Stoltenberg says that it isn’t the case & it’s Germany’s choice


30.11.2022 - 06:26 [ Bundesministerium der Verteidigung ]

Bundeswehr legt bei Satellitenaufklärung nach


SARah ist ein Radarsatellitensystem und verfügt über zwei Reflektor-Satelliten, einem Phased Array-Satelliten, einer Bodenstation in Deutschland sowie Antennen in Deutschland und Schweden. Mit dem System können weltweit tageslicht- und wetterunabhängige Bilddaten erstellt werden – unter anderem für die Krisenfrüherkennung, Krisenbewältigung und humanitäre Hilfe. Aber auch bei der Beurteilung von Proliferationsaktivitäten, der Verifikation von Rüstungskontroll- und Abrüstungsvereinbarung sowie nicht zuletzt für den Einsatz von Streitkräften und den Kampf gegen den Terrorismus werden die durch SARah lieferbaren Informationen benötigt.

Das Aufklärungssystem SARah wird 2022 das ebenfalls radarbasierte und bislang genutzte Satellitensystem SAR-Lupe ablösen.

30.11.2022 - 05:57 [ Reuters ]

German warplanes patrolling skies over Poland, air force says

(March 1, 2022)

„Safeguarding the skies over Poland,“ the air force said on Twitter, above a picture of a starting fighter jet, without giving details.

A military spokesperson told Reuters the Eurofighter jets were flying missions out of Germany over Poland, a country that suffered severely under Nazi Germany in the last century.

30.11.2022 - 05:17 [ ]

Ukraine Fired the Missile Into Poland – No Formal Investigation to Follow


There will not be a referral for an investigation, Duda said.

30.11.2022 - 05:07 [ Fox News ]

Stoltenberg says no NATO Article 4 until investigation in Poland missile ‚explosion‘ completed

(November 16, 2022)

„I spoke with [President Andrzej Duda] last night, we agreed on the importance of awaiting the outcome of the investigation,“ Stoltenberg told reporters. „We don’t have the final outcome on that, we have no indication that this was a deliberate attack.“

29.11.2022 - 19:04 [ ]

Russian army chief in Syria meets Kurds over Turkey tensions

Siamand Ali, a spokesman for the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces, confirmed to The Associated Press that Lt. Gen. Alexander Chaiko met Sunday with Kurdish commander Mazloum Abdi in northeast Syria, adding that he has no details about what they discussed.

29.11.2022 - 18:40 [ Ragıp Soylu / Nitter ]

Turkey ‚gives Russia time to broker a deal‘ on Syria’s Tal Rifaat: Reports • Russian officials are trying to convince Damascus and YPG militants to withdraw from the northern Syrian city of Tal Rifaat to prevent a Turkish ground offensive

29.11.2022 - 18:33 [ ANF Deutsch / Nitter ]

In Bukarest findet heute ein NATO-Außenministertreffen statt. Der AANES-Vertreter Khaled Davrisch fordert von Bundesaußenministerin Baerbock eine klare Positionierung gegen die völkerrechtswidrigen Angriffe der Türkei auf Nordostsyrien.

29.11.2022 - 18:05 [ ]

Wall Street gains moderately after easing fears over China protests

The National Health Commission affirmed that it will accelerate the vaccination of older adults and softened the tone on the lethality of the most recent variants of Covid-19. News about the real estate sector in that country was also added,” explained the eToro firm. .

29.11.2022 - 17:50 [ Capitality / Nitter ]

U.S. stocks had their worst day in nearly three weeks on Monday as protests in China raised global-growth risks and Fed said more interest-rate increases will be needed to subdue inflation.


29.11.2022 - 17:43 [ The Art of Hacks Trades / Nitter ]

Chinese Stocks in US Rise, Erasing Drop Triggered by Protests – Bloomberg

28.11.2022 - 22:48 [ CNN ]

Global markets fall after protests erupt in China over Covid lockdowns

European markets opened broadly lower, tracking the performance of Asian shares. The FTSE 100 (UKX) dropped 0.7%, the CAC 40 (CAC40) fell 0.6%, and the DAX (DAX) was down 0.5%.

Earlier, Hong Kong’s benchmark Hang Seng (HSI) Index had finished the day 1.6% lower, after paring some losses.

28.11.2022 - 22:44 [ ]

Amid protests over lockdowns, Goldman Sachs warns that China’s exit from COVID-zero may be ‘forced and disorderly’

China’s climbing COVID caseload and expanding lockdown measures, which prompted rare public protests over the weekend, highlight the risk of an unplanned and chaotic exit from the country’s tough COVID-zero policies, predicts Goldman Sachs.

28.11.2022 - 22:37 [ Tess Summers / Nitter ]

„Covid infection levels across China have broken previous records“. No, testing has broken records. It’s amazingly disappeared in all countries that don’t test all the time. Proof that the tests were always about control over people, not disease.

28.11.2022 - 22:32 [ Selina Wang, CNN International Correspondent based in Asia / Nitter ]

Surreal night in Beijing Protesters chanted „no to covid tests, yes to freedom“ for hours Some cheered for Xi Jinping to step down. After 2am, police presence ramped up. I asked one what they’d do if people didn’t leave. Would they use tear gas? He just said plz go home


28.11.2022 - 06:58 [ ]

Proteste in China: „Wir sind hier, weil wir mutig sind“


In drei Reihen hintereinander stand die Polizei einer Menge von Hunderten Menschen gegenüber – und Rufen nach Freiheit. Keine Corona-Tests mehr, sondern Freiheit, riefen sie. Ein Mann erklärt: „Ist das, was sie tun menschlich? Nein, das ist nicht menschlich. Die Polizisten kennen nur die Partei, aber keine Menschlichkeit.“ Die Polizisten wüssten nur, wie sie der Partei gegenüber loyal sein könnten, so der protestierende Mann weiter.

28.11.2022 - 06:34 [ ]

Guidance for Certifying Deaths Due to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID–19)

(April 4, 2020)

In cases where a definite diagnosis of COVID–19 cannot be made, but it is suspected or likely (e.g., the circumstances are compelling within a reasonable degree of certainty), it is acceptable to report COVID–19 on a death certificate as “probable” or “presumed.” In these instances, certifiers should
use their best clinical judgement in determining if a COVID–19 infection was likely. However, please note that testing for COVID–19 should be conducted whenever possible.


When a death is due to COVID–19, it is likely the UCOD and thus, it should be reported on the lowest line used in Part I of the death certificate. Ideally, testing for COVID–19 should be conducted, but it is acceptable to report COVID–19 on a death certificate without this confirmation if the circumstances are compelling within a reasonable degree of certainty.

28.11.2022 - 05:06 [ Bloomberg ]

China Protests Spread to Multiple Cities as Anger Builds Against Covid Zero


– China sees widespread protests against Covid curbs
– Public anger focuses on deadly fire in Xinjiang
– Censors scrub social media of mentions of unrest
– Chinese stocks and yuan slump amid investor concern

28.11.2022 - 05:04 [ Bloomberg ]

China’s Exit From Covid Zero Seen Stretching Beyond 2023

(November 23, 2022)

– Reopening could see 5.8 million in ICU: Bloomberg Intelligence
– ‘No way an uncontrolled wave of infections can be managed’

28.11.2022 - 04:12 [ CNN ]

Protests erupt across China in unprecedented challenge to Xi Jinping’s zero-Covid policy

The campus protests continued on Sunday. At Tsinghua University, another elite university in Beijing, hundreds of students gathered on a square to protest against zero-Covid and censorship.

Videos and images circulating on social media show students holding up sheets of white paper and shouting: “Democracy and rule of law! Freedom of expression!”

28.11.2022 - 04:04 [ @whyyoutouzhele / ]

重庆超人哥 视频1 今天一名身背超人背包的男子在重庆某小区门口, 怒骂防疫人员是走狗,抨击天价胡萝卜 期间金句频出,周围市民连连叫好 “世界上只有一种病,就是不自由和穷,我们现在全占了。我们现在还在为一个小感冒折腾” „市政府错了,就只能一直错下去,不然就必须有人负责。“


28.11.2022 - 03:58 [ CNN ]

China’s Urumqi to ease Covid lockdown amid public anger over deadly fire

Speaking at a press conference on Saturday, local government officials promised they would ease lockdown measures in neighborhoods categorized as “low risk” by authorities “in stages.”

Residents in these areas will be allowed to leave their buildings in staggered periods of a day, but they won’t be allowed to leave their residential compounds until all compounds in the neighborhood are categorized as “low risk” areas.

28.11.2022 - 03:44 [ Last World News Channel / ]

Now-censored videos appear to show China’s zero-Covid measures delaying response to deadly fire


At least ten people are dead and nine others injured after a fire at a residential building in China’s Xinjiang Region, according to the local fire department’s statement. The lockdown measures appeared to delay firefighters from getting through to the scene, based on videos circulating on social media reviewed by CNN. CNN’s Selina Wang reports.

27.11.2022 - 16:26 [ John Cusack / Nitter ]

The extradition of Julian Assange must be condemned by all who believe in press freedom

27.11.2022 - 15:57 [ Freedom of the Press Foundation ]

The extradition of Julian Assange must be condemned by all who believe in press freedom1

(June 17, 2022)

There is some historical irony in the fact that this extradition announcement falls during the anniversary of the Pentagon Papers trial, which began with the Times publication of stories based on the legendary leak on June 13, 1971, and continued through the seminal Supreme Court opinion rejecting prior restraint on June 30, 1971.

In the months and years following that debacle, whistleblower (and FPF co-founder) Daniel Ellsberg became the first journalistic source to be charged under the Espionage Act. What many do not know is that the Nixon administration attempted to prosecute Times reporter Neil Sheehan for receiving the Pentagon Papers as well — under a very similar legal theory the Justice Department is using against Assange.

27.11.2022 - 14:37 [ WikiLeaks / Nitter ]

12 years ago tomorrow WikiLeaks began publishing #Cablegate – 50 years of the 175 year sentence faced by Julian Assange relate solely to this publication #Cablegate12 #FreeAssangeNOW

27.11.2022 - 13:53 [ Gustavo Petro, Presidente de la República de Colombia / Nitter ]

Me reuní con los voceros de Wikikeaks, para apoyar la lucha mundial por la libertad del periodista Julian Assange. Le soliciaré al presidente Biden con otros presidentes latinoamericanos que no se pongan cargos a un periodista solo por decir la verdad


27.11.2022 - 13:25 [ Nachdenkseiten ]

Kolumbianischer Präsident Petro trifft sich mit WikiLeaks und will sich für Julian Assange einsetzen: „Er hat nur die Wahrheit gesagt“

Der linke kolumbianische Präsident Gustavo Petro hat sich mit Sprechern des Wikileaks-Projekts im Präsidentenpalast Casa de Nariño getroffen. Das Treffen mit dem Chefredakteur der Enthüllungsplattform, Kristinn Hrafnsson, und dem Wikileaks-Botschafter, Joseph Farrell, dauerte etwa eine Stunde. Laut Hrafnsson hat sich der Staatschef bereit erklärt, für den Gründer von Wikileaks, Julian Assange, bei der Regierung von Joe Biden einzutreten.

26.11.2022 - 09:38 [ ]

Why the US Won’t Give Patriot Interceptors to Ukraine

(March 10, 2022)

“There’s no discussion about putting a Patriot battery in Ukraine. In order to do that you have to put U.S. troops with it to operate it,” a senior defense official said Thursday.

26.11.2022 - 08:47 [ CNN ]

These are the missile defense systems the US sent to Poland

(March 10, 2022 )he Patriot air defense missile system – Patriot stands for “Phased Array Tracking Radar to Intercept of Target” – is designed to counter and destroy incoming short-range ballistic missiles, advanced aircraft and cruise missiles.

26.11.2022 - 08:36 [ Radio Polen - ]

NATO-Chef: Sowohl Polen als auch Ukraine brauchen Patriot-Raketen

Luftabwehrsysteme seien sowohl in Polen als auch in der Ukraine notwendig, sagte NATO-Generalsekretär Jens Stoltenberg am Freitag in Interview für den US-Nachrichtensender CNN.

26.11.2022 - 08:31 [ junge Welt ]

Die Bundesregierung hält an ihrem Angebot fest, dem #NATO-Partner Polen »Patriot«-Luftabwehrsysteme zur Verfügung zu stellen. Man spreche innerhalb der Regierung auch über den polnischen Vorschlag, »Patriot«-Systeme lieber an die #Ukraine zu übergeben.

25.11.2022 - 08:55 [ ]

VP Harris‘ visit is signal to China of US support for South China Sea

During a visit to the Philippines, U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris will demonstrate America’s commitment to defending its treaties by flying to an island province facing the disputed South China Sea.

This week, Harris met with President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. for talks aimed at reinforcing Washington’s oldest treaty alliance in Asia and strengthening economic ties.

25.11.2022 - 08:40 [ CNBC ]

Canceled sailings from China and ‚radical‘ vessel cuts hit U.S. ability to reach export market


But as of now, for weeks 51 and 52, carriers have scheduled no blank sailings on the Asia-North America West Coast route, which Murphy says is a reflection of the carriers‘ indecision as to how to approach the potential pre-Chinese New Year rush.

„It appears more to be a wait-and-see approach, in terms of whether there will be a seasonal demand spike,“ he added.

25.11.2022 - 08:25 [ Financial Times / ]

‘No way we can open’: China’s zero-Covid exit plans unravel

With the economic and social costs mounting from conflicting policy directives, Beijing needs to set explicit criteria for reopening based on vaccination coverage and the availability of intensive care units for treating an inevitable exit wave of cases, according to Yu Jie, a senior research fellow at Chatham House, a UK think-tank.

Ultimately, such conditions must be set, she said, “because it is no longer just a public health question, it is an economic question”.

25.11.2022 - 07:25 [ ]

Biden mulls 2024 plans as Democrats weigh generational shift

For Biden, coming off a stronger-than-expected midterm result for Democrats is sure to factor heavily in the decision, along with the potential for a rematch against former President Trump. And while the White House has insisted for months Biden plans to run again, the president has left the door open to making a final decision after discussing with family during the holidays.

24.11.2022 - 18:19 [ ]

Pork set to follow eggs as food supply tightens

EU production data to the end of August showed a 3.9% drop to 6.5 million pigs.

At the member-state level, national figures showed that German production was back 11%. Danish sow numbers have fallen 3% this year and sit at a 20-year low (11 million), while Dutch farmers are being paid to sell up to help meet national ammonia and nitrate targets.

24.11.2022 - 17:21 [ ]

Verkauf rationiert: Großbritannien gehen die Eier aus

Supermärkte müssen den Verkauf rationieren – so beschränkt der Einzelhandelsriese Tesco die Abgabe auf drei Packungen pro Kundin bzw. Kunden. Zuvor hatte etwa der Konkurrent ASDA noch stärkere Beschränkungen erlassen – dort werden nur noch zwei Packungen ausgegeben. Für die Knappheit gibt es zwei Gründe: die Vogelgrippe und die gestiegenen Produktionskosten.

24.11.2022 - 16:39 [ @wikileaks / Nitter ]

Julian Assange speaking in 2011: „The goal is to use Afghanistan to wash money out of the tax bases of the US and Europe through Afghanistan and back into the hands of a transnational security elite. The goal is an endless war, not a successful war“

(18 Aug 2021)

23.11.2022 - 15:24 [ Middle East Eye ]

Biden administration sticks to ‚vague‘ wording on Saudi ties after immunity decision

US will continue to review its relationship with Saudi Arabia despite the administration saying the crown prince has immunity from Khashoggi lawsuit

23.11.2022 - 14:49 [ ]

Russia sees military coordination with Israel on Syria continuing

(February 26, 2022)

Following the 2015 Russian intervention in the Syrian civil war, Israel set up a „deconfliction mechanism“ with the big power to prevent them clashing inadvertently during Israeli strikes against Iranian deployments and arms transfers in the neighbouring Arab state.

„Our military officials discuss the practical issues of this substantively on a daily basis. This mechanism has proven to be useful and will continue to work,“ the Russian embassy in Israel said in a statement.

23.11.2022 - 14:42 [ Jerusalem Post ]

‚Israel, Russia to coordinate in air, sea, and electromagnetic arena‘

(October 27, 2015)

In Russia, Eisenkot met with his Russian counterpart, General Valery Vasilevich Gerasimov – the first time chiefs of staff from Russia and Israel held a direct meeting in Moscow. Eisenkot also participated in part of the meeting held between Netanyahu and Russian President Vladimir Putin. Afterward, the two sides agreed to set up a joint working group led by the deputy chiefs of staff from each country.

23.11.2022 - 14:15 [ ]

EU-Parlament stuft Russland als Terrorunterstützer ein

Der ukrainische Präsident Wolodymyr Selenskyj begrüßte die Entscheidung. „Russland muss auf allen Ebenen isoliert und verantwortlich gemacht werden, um die seit Langem betriebene Politik des Terrorismus in der Ukraine und auf dem ganzen Globus zu beenden“, schrieb Selenskyj auf Twitter.

22.11.2022 - 20:37 [ @PeaceBelgium / Twitter ]

The last time the NOPEC bill came this close to passing was in 2007, when it got approved by the House of Reps in a 345-72 vote and the Senate by 70-23, only to die after George W. Bush threatened a veto. (good relations between George W. & the Kingdom in the aftermath of 9/11)


22.11.2022 - 20:25 [ Reuters ]

Explainer: What is NOPEC, the U.S. bill to pressure the OPEC+ oil group?


But several attempts to pass NOPEC over more than two decades have long worried OPEC’s de facto leader Saudi Arabia, leading Riyadh to lobby hard every time a version of the bill has come up.

With the Senate Judiciary Committee passing the bill in May, it needs to pass the full Senate and House and be signed by the president to become law.

22.11.2022 - 20:17 [ Pakistan Economic Net / Twitter ]

Oil rises after Saudis deny report of OPEC+ supply increase

22.11.2022 - 20:08 [ @echoreflection / Nitter ]

„late last night, the Biden administration quietly gave Saudi Arabia’s Prime Minister, Mohammed bin Salman, immunity from a lawsuit for the murder of Khashoggi, who had criticized the crown prince’s policies“

22.11.2022 - 20:03 [ ]

Saudis may boost oil production after Biden admin shields crown prince from punishment in death of Jamal Khashoggi

A production increase of up to 500,000 barrels a day is now under discussion for OPEC’s December 4 meeting, delegates said.

22.11.2022 - 15:13 [ Daniel Neun / Radio Utopie ]

Die “Authorization For Use of Military Force” vom 14. September 2001 im Wortlaut

(29. August 2014)

Hier dessen gerade einmal 60 Worte und keinerlei zeitliche oder räumliche Einschränkung enthaltende Wirkungstext, beschlossen am 14.09.2001 von beiden Kammern des Kongresses, Repräsentantenhaus und Senat:

„Dass der Präsident autorisiert ist, alle notwendige und geeignete Gewalt gegen diejenigen Nationen, Organisationen, oder Personen anzuwenden, die er bestimmt als diejenigen, welche die terroristischen Angriffe, die sich am 11. September ereigneten, geplant, autorisiert, begangen, oder unterstützt haben, oder solche Organisationen oder Personen beherbergt haben, um jede zukünftigen Akte von internationalen Terrorismus gegen die Vereinigten Staaten durch solche Nationen, Organisationen oder Personen zu verhindern.“

Im Original:

„That the President is authorized to use all necessary and appropriate force against those nations, organizations, or persons he determines planned, authorized, committed, or aided the terrorist attacks that occurred on September 11, 2001, or harbored such organizations or persons, in order to prevent any future acts of international terrorism against the United States by such nations, organizations or persons.

Analyse und Anmerkungen:

Auch wenn z.B. für die Eroberung des Irak eine eigene Kriegsvollmacht, eine „Authorization for Use of Military Force“ in 2002 erlassen wurde, war die A.U.M.F. vom 14.09.2001 auch im Irak-Krieg, als einem durch die U.S.-Regierung selbst so formulierten Sieg im „war on terror“, Kern von dessen Legitimation.

Wie jeder lesen kann, tauchen in der A.U.M.F. vom 14. September 2001 die Begriffe „Al Kaida“ (al qaida, Al Qaeda, etc, etc) und „Osama Bin Laden“ nicht auf. Deren Verantwortung für die Attentate vom 11. September erklärte der damalige Präsident George Bush Junior erst am 20. September in seiner Rede vor dem Kongress. (DIE CHRONIKEN VON KUNDUZ (II): “…und die Nacht fiel auf eine andere Welt”)

Nach Einschätzung einer ganzen Reihe hochrangiger Terrorexperten gab es zu diesem Zeitpunkt keine internationale Organisation „Al Kaida“. Eine kriminelle Organisation dieses Namens hatte das Federal Bureau of Investigation (F.B.I.) unter Direktor Robert Mueller erst im Frühjahr 2001 in einem Gerichtsverfahren attestieren lassen, unter Berufung auf Aussagen des U.S.-Informanten und Betrügers Jamal al-Fadl (Dschamal al-Fadl), der dafür von den U.S.-Behörden eine enorme Summe Geld kassierte.

Die A.U.M.F. vom 14. September 2001 gab und gibt dem Präsidenten der Vereinigten Staaten die Ermächtigung selbst zu bestimmen, wer für die Attentate des 11. Septembers direkt oder indirekt verantwortlich und entsprechend militärischer Gewalt der U.S.-Streitkräfte ausgesetzt werden soll.

Es handelt sich bei der A.U.M.F aus 2001 also um eine Ermächtigung zur perpetuierten Kriegführung bzw eines perpetuierten Krieges ohne festgelegten, bzw nach Ermessen des Präsidenten wechselnden und / oder austauschbaren Gegner.

Barack Obama selbst verwendete den Schlüsselbegriff “perpetual war” sowohl am 23. Mai 2013 in Fort McNair, als er ein Ende des Terrorkrieges in Aussicht stellte (“Dieser Krieg, wie alle Kriege, muss enden”), als auch bei seiner von Niemand verstandenen Rede am 19. Juni 2013 in Berlin.

22.11.2022 - 15:10 [ Nicolas J.S. Davies / ]

Libya, Syria, Somalia and Yemen: Calculating the Millions-High Death Toll of America’s Post-9/11 Wars


As Barbara Lee presciently warned her colleagues before she cast her lone dissenting vote in 2001, we have “become the evil we deplore.” But these wars have not been accompanied by fearsome military parades (not yet) or speeches about conquering the world. Instead they have been politically justified by “information warfare” to demonize enemies and fabricate crises, and then waged in a “disguised, quiet, media free” way, to hide their cost in human blood from the American public and the world.

After 16 years of war, about 6 million violent deaths, 6 countries utterly destroyed and many more destabilized, it is urgent that the American public come to terms with the true human cost of our country’s wars and how we have been manipulated and misled into turning a blind eye to them – before they go on even longer, destroy more countries, further undermine the rule of international law and kill millions more of our fellow human beings.

22.11.2022 - 14:59 [ ]

NATO assembly urges members to declare Russia ‘terrorist regime’

The resolution made a series of requests to NATO members, asking them to “state clearly that the Russian state under the current regime is a terrorist one,” and to “increase military, intelligence, financial, training and humanitarian support to Ukraine,” including by “accelerating” arms shipments.

The NATO bloc must “sustain this support for as long as it takes for Ukraine to prevail,” the resolution added, also asking that any existing restrictions on the “forward deployment” of Western forces along Russian borders be declared “null and void.”

22.11.2022 - 14:24 [ Marie-Agnes Strack-Zimmermann, Vorsitzende Verteidigungsausschuss, Mitglied FDP-Bundesvorstand / ]

1/2 Auf der parl. Versammlung der #NATO in Madrid bestätigen mir die Vertreter der #USA im Ausschuss für Verteidigung und Sicherheit, dass die USA kein Problem damit haben, wenn Deutschland Panzer an UKR liefern würde. Im Gegenteil. Von dt. „Alleingang“ kann nicht die Rede sein.

22.11.2022 - 14:16 [ rbb24 Inforadio / Nitter ]

Die Vorsitzende des Verteidigungsausschusses @MAStrackZi von der @fdpbt unterstützt die Lieferung von #Patriot-Flugabwehrraketen nach #Polen. Sie seien auch ein Zeichen dafür, dass man die Ostflanke des #NATO-Bündnisgebiets gemeinsam sichert.

22.11.2022 - 13:28 [ Kyiv Independent ]

Media: Polish prosecutors won’t allow Ukraine to join investigation of Przewodow blast

Earlier on Nov. 18, Ukraine’s Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba said that Ukrainian experts were already working on the explosion site and added that he was grateful to Poland for giving them access.

According to Rzeczpospolita sources, however, Ukrainian investigators didn’t perform any procedural activities on the site because it’s against the law — they were just able to see the place.

22.11.2022 - 13:20 [ ]

Poland accepts Germany’s Patriot offer after fatal missile strike

Following the conversation, Błaszczak tweeted that “the German Defence Minister has confirmed her willingness to place Patriot launchers near the border” with Ukraine, and that the number of launchers, their variant, and time of delivery, among others, were to be further discussed by both allies.

Lambrecht has also offered to send the country’s Eurofighter Typhoon jets to help secure the Polish airspace.

22.11.2022 - 13:01 [ Gesellschaft für Sicherheitspolitik e.V. (GSP) / Nitter ]

(KS) Nach Raketeneinschlag im Südosten #Polen|s bietet #Deutschland seinem Nachbarn u. #NATO-Partner neben #Eurofighter|n nun auch #Patriot-Flugabwehrsysteme zur Luftraumsicherung an. In der Slowakei sind beide Waffensysteme aus 🇩🇪 bereits stationiert.

22.11.2022 - 12:53 [ @aprizion_de / Nitter ]

Tödlicher Raketeneinschlag – Freude über Militär-Angebot aus Deutschland

22.11.2022 - 12:26 [ ]

Deutschland und Polen einigten sich darauf, Patriot-Flugabwehrsysteme auf polnischem Territorium zu stationieren

„Zusammen mit meinem polnischen Kollegen Mariusz Blaszczak bin ich übereingekommen, Patriot-Flugabwehrsysteme nach Polen zu schicken und bei der Absicherung des polnischen Luftraums mit Eurofightern zu unterstützen“, zitiert das Magazin Stern Lambrecht nach ihrem Telefonat mit dem polnischen Verteidigungsminister.

22.11.2022 - 12:00 [ Plebejer / Nitter ]

Interessanter Aspekt: Die polnische Luftwaffe betreibt nicht weit entfernt des Einschlagortes Przewodów in Łabunie eines ihrer drei Langstreckenradare vom Typ RAT-31DL. Wir wissen ja, dass Polen und USA den Luftraum überwachen und hier stand die Überwachung auch noch direkt da.


21.11.2022 - 11:55 [ jarek2 / Nitter ]

Everyone has it and no one wants to publish it

21.11.2022 - 11:45 [ @FlippinCoin / Nitter ]

For sure someone has the radar tracks of this hit.


21.11.2022 - 11:23 [ @FlippinCoin / Nitter ]

3/ @TrentTelenko Furthermore, this is the only agricultural processing site in a region of 25 sq km, cursory evidence that supports an intentional targeting of Poland behind the facade of Russia’s biggest missile barrage into Ukraine so far, with the intention of a false flag???

21.11.2022 - 11:07 [ @TrentTelenko / Nitter ]

So that photo all but rules out the „nearby Ukrainian 5V55K missile launch“ narrative. The crater is too small and there is no fragmentation damage on the tractor and cart consistent with a „5Zh93“ warhead in airburst or impact modes.

21.11.2022 - 10:45 [ ]

Nach Raketeneinschlag: Deutschland bietet Polen Unterstützung mit Patriot-Abwehrsystem an

»Wir haben Polen angeboten, bei der Absicherung des Luftraums zu unterstützen – mit unseren Eurofightern und mit Patriot-Luftverteidigungssystemen. Mit denen sind wir ja auch schon in der Slowakei – die Präsenz dort wollen wir bis Ende 2023 verlängern, eventuell sogar noch darüber hinaus.« Das sagte die SPD-Politikerin der Düsseldorfer »Rheinischen Post« und dem Bonner »General-Anzeiger«.

20.11.2022 - 17:56 [ ]

‚Override Law‘ would be ‘fatal blow’ to Israel’s democracy, legal experts warn

Members of the likely upcoming coalition government under Benjamin Netanyahu are said to be in favor of a proposal that would enable a 61-Knesset-member majority to overrule the Supreme Court and cancel its decisions. Netanyahu, who was initially reluctant to include the controversial override clause in coalition negotiations, agreed to do so following pressure from his allies in the ultra-Orthodox United Torah Judaism and Religious Zionist parties.

20.11.2022 - 16:04 [ ]

Israel’s national security adviser praises Iran protests

Israel’s National Security Adviser Eyal Hulata on Sunday addressed the ongoing protests in Iran during a security conference in Bahrain’s capital Manama.

Speaking directly to Iranian women in Farsi, he said that „women’s lives are important.“

20.11.2022 - 15:53 [ Haaretz ]

Israel’s Religious and Far-right Parties Demand Law to Legitimize Gender Segregation

In exchange for joining the coalition, the far-right Religious Zionism and United Torah Judaism parties have demanded legislation that gender separation at public events will not be considered discrimination. Likud has not yet decided whether to grant the demand.

20.11.2022 - 15:41 [ Communist Party of Israel ]

Top Ben Gvir Aide: Legal Adviser for Group that Donates to Rabin Assassin and Jewish Terrorists

Chanamel Dorfman, the adviser who racist Otzma Yehudit chairman MK Itamar Ben Gvir (Religious Zionism) has described as his “right-hand man” helped establish an organization that donates money to incarcerated Jewish terrorists and extremists, among them prime minister Yitzhak Rabin’s assassin Yigal Amir, Channel 13 revealed Thursday.

20.11.2022 - 15:36 [ Communist Party of Israel ]

Islamist Ra’am Will ‘Leave Door Open to Dialogue’ With Incoming Far-right Coalition


The Islamist Ra’am party stressed on Sunday that although it sits in the opposition, it will not necessarily vote in line with the bloc that opposes incoming prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu and will keep the channels of communications open with the next far-right and racist coalition, specifically when it comes to matters that concern Arab-Palestinian communities in Israel.

20.11.2022 - 15:01 [ ]

Oil Prices Fall On Easing Geopolitical Tensions


Oil prices jumped on the initial reports of the incident, in which two people lost their lives, as initial reactions from politicians suggested a further escalation between the West and Russia.

Later, as the facts began to emerge, the comments changed and the tension was effectively defused, pushing prices lower.

20.11.2022 - 14:53 [ @SkoshyG / Nitter ]

World War again who? Russia is toast cannot fight Ukraine, China does not want a war because it is interested in its people, India doesn’t want one. Europe not interested. Then who?


20.11.2022 - 14:42 [ @FlippinCoin / Nitter ]

We will have to wait for what the Ukrainian investigators find & are *allowed* to report. They need to demonstrate the kind of navigation kit on that missile.

That will answer essentially every question that is left hanging, & if my observations are valid, w/o a trajectory.

20.11.2022 - 13:47 [ ]

US and Poland have been in contact with Ukraine over missile incident

On Wednesday, Pentagon chief Lloyd Austin said: “We have full confidence in the Polish government’s investigation of this explosion, and they’ve been conducting that investigation in a professional and deliberate manner, and so we won’t get ahead of their work. And we’re going to stay in close touch with our Polish counterparts, as well as with our NATO allies and other valued partners”. He added that regardless of the final results of the investigation, the ultimate blame for the incident lies with Russia.

19.11.2022 - 16:15 [ Flippin Coin / Nitter ]

The bottom line is this: the navigation electronics will determine who the missile came from. It is that simple.

19.11.2022 - 16:07 [ Thomas C. Theiner / Nitter ]

Here is a photo of Poland’s RAT-31DL FADR radar at Łabunie. This radar is 40 km from Przewodów, where the missiles exploded. That radar is barely 10 years old and has a 11×7 m antenna. It is one of the best radars NATO has. And it feeds directly into the Polish Air Force’s


19.11.2022 - 15:47 [ Reuters ]

Ukrainian experts at Poland blast site, talks under way on Kyiv’s role in probe

Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba wrote on Twitter that Ukrainian experts were already working at the site, but did not mention Kyiv’s demand to take part in the investigation.

„I am grateful to the Polish side for granting (the experts) access. We will continue our cooperation in an open and constructive manner, as closest friends do,“ he said.

19.11.2022 - 15:42 [ jarek2 / Nitter ]

As I say, we Poles knew best because our radar is much more accurate than the Americans‘ Avacs. The Ukrainians also have the trajectories of this projectile recorded. Everyone has the same knowledge but Biden, although he knew the least, communicated it.

19.11.2022 - 15:11 [ ]

Naton lentokone seurasi tutkalla Puolaan päätynyttä ohjusta – yksityiskohtia ei kerrottu


Nato kertoo, että Puolan ilmatilassa lentänyt puolustusliiton lentokone seurasi ohjusta tutkalla. Sen rata on siis tiedossa. Julkisuuteen yksityiskohtia ei ole kerrottu.

19.11.2022 - 15:08 [ Tuomas Malinen / Nitter ]

A Finnish newspaper, @talouselama , reports that a #NATO plane tracked the missile that hit #Poland recording its trajectory, but no details have been made public. Why? @jensstoltenberg @POTUS


19.11.2022 - 14:48 [ ]

US sending 2 Patriot missile batteries to Poland: Statement


„At the direction of the Secretary of Defense and at the invitation of our Polish allies, General Wolters, Commander of US European Command, has directed US Army Europe and Africa to reposition two Patriot Batteries to Poland,“ United States European Command (EUCOM) spokesman Capt. Adam Miller said in a statement.

„This defensive deployment is being conducted proactively to counter any potential threat to US and Allied forces and NATO territory,“ said the statement, adding the missiles „will in no way support any offensive operations.”

19.11.2022 - 14:27 [ Drawing Dead / Nitter ]

„The PAC-3 system can defend against ballistic missiles of all types, however it is less effective against aircraft and air-to surface missiles. This is why it is deployed alongside the Patriot PAC-2 launchers with long-range missiles.“

(May 21, 2022)

19.11.2022 - 14:19 [ ]

Patriot PAC-2 – Long-range air defense and anti-ballistic missile system

The PAC-2 missile has a range of about 160 km.

19.11.2022 - 14:15 [ ]

Bundeswehr verlegt Luftverteidigungskräfte in die Slowakei


Abwehrbereit: Ein Patriot-Luftabwehrsystem der Bundeswehr kann bis zu fünf Ziele gleichzeitig auf eine Distanz von bis zu 68 Kilometern bekämpfen.

19.11.2022 - 14:05 [ marva washington / Nitter ]

so poland =Nato has no air defense?

19.11.2022 - 13:57 [ Flippin Coin / Nitter ]

S300 warheads are different for AD & ground. AD uses fragmentation & proximity fuse: it means the tires you see in the photo would have been shredded & there would be no crater. It’s a huge hole, so if not a cruise, a ground-attack S300. Only Russia uses those.

(Nov 16)


19.11.2022 - 13:47 [ ]

Only missile converted from S-300 to ballistic one could cause destruction like in Poland – Oleksiy Hetman

(17 November, 2022)

„If we assume that the rocket completely deteriorated and lost electronic control, then if it fell to the ground, it would also not have been able to explode. The missile does not explode from detonation, it explodes from the command of electronic equipment located inside. The Russians turned such S-300 missiles into ballistic missiles with a regular charge instead of metal balls and cubes. Such a missile can fall to the ground and explode. This missile has been processed from an anti-aircraft missile to a ballistic one. In Ukraine, such processed missiles were not made,“ Hetman stressed.

19.11.2022 - 13:38 [ ]

Does Russia really using S-300 air defence System Against Ukraine to Hit Ground Targets?

(July 27, 2022)

There are documents on cases of S-300 anti-aircraft missiles used by the Russian military for ground attack tests in the air defense systems. Combat training. Even the Belarusian Army has practiced using the S-300 system to attack fixed targets on the ground.


The Russian Army has long tested the S-300 surface-to-air missile system’s ability to kill ground targets. The missiles, when launched on a ballistic trajectory, can reportedly be used to attack command centers, radar stations, and hangars up to 120 kilometers away, according to the Russian military.

19.11.2022 - 13:32 [ Ukraine Battle Map / Nitter ]

The missiles hit the village of Przewodow in Poland Przewodow is 7 km away from the Polish-Ukrainian Border The missiles landed 120km from Belarus, and 70km north of Lviv

19.11.2022 - 10:23 [ ]

Unterstützung für Ukraine: BND liefert militärisch nutzbare Daten


Die Informationen, die der BND mit Billigung der Bundesregierung an den ukrainischen Geheimdienst übermittelt, umfassen neben Analysen, beispielsweise zu Kampfkraft und Moral russischer Einheiten in der Ukraine, auch abgehörte Funksprüche und Mobiltelefonate sowie Satellitenbilder. Diese BND-Berichte können der Ukraine bei der Vorbereitung militärischer Operationen helfen.

19.11.2022 - 08:45 [ Radio Polen - ]

Duda: Raketenexplosion in Polen war ein „tragischer Unfall“

„Wenn die ukrainischen Gäste die Untersuchung sehen wollen, werden wir ihnen das zeigen können, so wie man es mir gezeigt hat“, sagte Polens Staatspräsident. „Wenn es um die Teilnahme an den Ermittlungen und den Zugang zu Dokumenten und Informationen geht, erfordert dies spezifische vertragliche Bestimmungen, völkerrechtliche Bestimmungen und internationale Vereinbarungen“, fügte Duda hinzu.

18.11.2022 - 12:04 [ ]

Authorization for Use of Military Force of 2001

he Authorization for Use of Military Force (AUMF) (Pub.L. 107–40 (text) (PDF), 115 Stat. 224) is a joint resolution of the United States Congress which became law on September 18, 2001, authorizing the use of the United States Armed Forces against those responsible for the September 11 attacks. The authorization granted the President the authority to use all „necessary and appropriate force“ against those whom he determined „planned, authorized, committed or aided“ the September 11 attacks, or who harbored said persons or groups. The AUMF was passed by the 107th Congress on September 14, 2001, and signed into law by President George W. Bush on September 18, 2001.[1] Since 2001, U.S. Presidents have interpreted their authority under the AUMF to extend beyond al Qaeda and the Taliban in Afghanistan to apply to numerous other groups as well as other geographic locales.[2] In December 2016, the Office of the President published a brief interpreting the AUMF as providing Congressional authorization for the use of force against al-Qaeda and other militant groups.[3][4] Today, the full list of actors the U.S. military is fighting or believes itself authorized to fight under the 2001 AUMF is classified and therefore a secret unknown to the American public.[5]

18.11.2022 - 12:02 [ Nicolas J.S. Davies / ]

Libya, Syria, Somalia and Yemen: Calculating the Millions-High Death Toll of America’s Post-9/11 Wars


As Barbara Lee presciently warned her colleagues before she cast her lone dissenting vote in 2001, we have “become the evil we deplore.” But these wars have not been accompanied by fearsome military parades (not yet) or speeches about conquering the world. Instead they have been politically justified by “information warfare” to demonize enemies and fabricate crises, and then waged in a “disguised, quiet, media free” way, to hide their cost in human blood from the American public and the world.

After 16 years of war, about 6 million violent deaths, 6 countries utterly destroyed and many more destabilized, it is urgent that the American public come to terms with the true human cost of our country’s wars and how we have been manipulated and misled into turning a blind eye to them – before they go on even longer, destroy more countries, further undermine the rule of international law and kill millions more of our fellow human beings.

18.11.2022 - 11:47 [ @CertsVA 7h / Nitter ]

all those endless wars for profit that she just sat back and abdicated power to the executive branch to run wild with.

pelosi even admitted on tv that she knew „WMDs in Iraq“ was a lie prior to the invasion and chose not to stop and impeach bush.

18.11.2022 - 11:09 [ Glenn Greenwald / Nitter ]

There’s now an entire new industry, aligned with Dems, to pressure Big Tech to censor. Think tanks and self-proclaimed „disinformation experts“ funded by Omidyar, Soros and the US/UK Security State use benign-sounding names to glorify ideological censorship as neutral expertise.


18.11.2022 - 10:37 [ @vfxwrkr / Nitter ]

Why is America so much worse off than it was 25 years ago?

18.11.2022 - 10:26 [ Jimmy Dore / Nitter ]

She’s going down as someone who amassed over $100 million dollars while in office.

“Show me a man that gets rich by being a politician, and I’ll show you a crook” – Harry Truman

18.11.2022 - 10:01 [ ]

End of an era: Pelosi steps down as House Democratic leader

After leading the Democrats for the last two decades, the House Speaker announced Thursday that she will step down next year from her spot at the top of the party, closing a momentous run for the most powerful woman in U.S. history while clearing the way for a younger generation of up-and-coming lawmakers to climb into the leadership ranks.

17.11.2022 - 16:28 [ ]

Republicans win control of the House

The GOP had long anticipated winning control of the House in the 2022 elections. Midterms have historically benefited the party not in control of the White House, and after Republicans unexpectedly gained House seats and chipped away at the Democratic majority in 2020, they needed a net gain of just five seats to win control.

17.11.2022 - 16:20 [ ]

House Democrat eyes legislation to bar Trump from office under 14th Amendment

Rep. David Cicilline (D-R.I.) is eyeing legislation that would bar former President Trump from serving in office under the 14th Amendment “for leading an insurrection against the United States.”

17.11.2022 - 16:05 [ ]

Poland Missile Explosion, Russian Missile Strikes in Ukraine, Trump 2024


NATO holds emergency meeting on missile explosion in Poland. Russian missiles strike cities across Ukraine. Trump announces he’s running again in 2024.

17.11.2022 - 12:12 [ Neal Olson / Nitter ]

If a missile is mistakenly input latitude of Freedom Square Kyiv and longitude of Old Town Lviv, because so many missiles to program, it will accidentally-intentionally hit a corn farm outside Przewodow, Poland?

17.11.2022 - 09:31 [ Pimenta / Nitter ]

US-NATO supplying weapons to nationalist groups and militias in order to impose their hegemony is a well known formula. Yesterday according to major western media, Russia had bombed Polish territory, today it is clear that the missile came from a S-300 Ukrainian system.

17.11.2022 - 09:25 [ Fox News ]

Tucker Carlson: This lie could get millions of Americans killed

Fox News host Tucker Carlson reacts to false reports Russian missiles hit Poland and gives his take on the FTX meltdown on ‚Tucker Carlson Tonight.‘

17.11.2022 - 08:06 [ Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, Abgeordnete im US Repräsentantenhaus / Nitter ]

The missile attack killing two innocent people in Poland was likely from Ukrainian Air Defense. We must stop letting Zelensky demand money & weapons from US taxpayers while he is trying to drag us into WW3. No more money to Ukraine. It’s time to end this war and demand peace.

17.11.2022 - 08:00 [ BBC ]

Ukraine war: Kyiv not to blame for Poland missile – Zelensky

President Volodymyr Zelensky has said he had „no doubts“ that Ukraine was not to blame for the missile strike that killed two people in Poland on Tuesday.

Mr Zelensky said he had received assurances from his top commanders that „it wasn’t our missile“.

16.11.2022 - 20:00 [ ]

No-fly zone over Ukraine not on the table – Germany

Christian Thiels, Germany’s defense ministry spokesman, said Berlin had proposed to help Poland to patrol its airspace. According to the official, German Eurofighter jets could be deployed as early as “tomorrow.”

This statement came after Finnish Foreign Minister Pekka Haavisto said he was not ruling out a discussion within NATO about the closure of Ukrainian airspace.

16.11.2022 - 18:53 [ New York Times ]

Russia-Ukraine War: NATO and Poland Say Deadly Blast Was Likely Unintentional

Poland’s president said on Wednesday that a Ukrainian air defense missile had most likely caused a deadly explosion in his country a day earlier, calling it an “unfortunate accident” and easing fears that his country and its NATO allies could be drawn into a direct conflict with Russia.

President Andrzej Duda said early indications suggested that Ukrainian efforts to counter a barrage of roughly 100 Russian missiles had been the cause of the blast on Tuesday — not a direct attack on his country.

16.11.2022 - 10:30 [ Big Serge / Nitter ]

Very clear photos of the missiles that impacted in Poland – no doubt that they are Ukrainian S-300’s. These misfires have been common and it was just a matter of time before something bad happened.

16.11.2022 - 10:04 [ ]

Russia denies striking Poland with missiles

Officials from the Baltic states blamed Russia and claimed that Poland should invoke NATO’s Article 5 in retaliation. Meanwhile, Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky accused Russia of “terrorism” and said NATO needed to “act” against this “attack on collective security.”

16.11.2022 - 10:01 [ The Kyiv Independent / Nitter ]

NATO to send air defense systems to Slovakia. Germany and the Netherlands will deliver MIM-104 Patriot PAC-3 air defense systems to Slovakia. Prior, Slovak Defense Minister said that his country would transfer the Soviet-made S-300 air defense systems to Ukraine.


16.11.2022 - 09:43 [ associated press ]

Poland: Russian-made missile fell on our country, killing 2

That assessment and Biden’s comments at the Group of 20 summit in Indonesia contradict information earlier Tuesday from a senior U.S. intelligence official who told the AP that Russian missiles crossed into Poland.

16.11.2022 - 09:31 [ Radio Polen - ]

Pentagon kann russischen Raketentreffer in Polen nicht bestätigen

(15.11.2022 21:32)

„Wir sind uns der Presseberichte bewusst, die behaupten, dass zwei russische Raketen in Polen nahe der ukrainischen Grenze eingeschlagen sind. Ich kann Ihnen sagen, dass wir derzeit keine Informationen haben, die diese Berichte bestätigen, und dass wir die Angelegenheit weiter prüfen“, sagte Pentagon-Sprecher Patrick Ryder bei einer Pressekonferenz.

16.11.2022 - 09:18 [ White House ]

Remarks by President Biden on the Explosion and Loss of Life in Eastern Poland

(9:53 A.M. CIT)

Q Mr. President, is it too early to say whether this missile was fired from Russia?

THE PRESIDENT: There is preliminary information that contests that. I don’t want to say that until we completely investigate. But it is — I — it’s unlikely, in the minds of the trajectory, that it was fired from Russia. But we’ll see. We’ll see.

Q Mr. President, has Poland suggested invoking Article 4 or 5 from NATO, sir?

THE PRESIDENT: The consensus is we’re going to probably have a meeting of the — of the — of the ambassadors. So that’s — it looks like we’re going to go do next.

Thank you.

15.11.2022 - 08:41 [ ]

Poland and Germany to train Ukrainian troops

“Now we know for sure that the mission will operate in Poland, Germany and any other country willing to take up this responsibility,” Mr Rau said.

Last month, the EU Council agreed to set up the Military Assistance Mission in support of Ukraine (EUMAM Ukraine). According to the European Council’s website, “the aim of the mission is to contribute to enhancing the military capability of Ukraine’s Armed Forces to effectively conduct military operations, in order to allow Ukraine to defend its territorial integrity within its internationally recognised borders, effectively exercise its sovereignty and protect civilians.”

15.11.2022 - 08:31 [ ]

EU members to train Ukrainian military

Training will take place in Poland and Germany, according to Borrell, who noted that “there are a lot of countries willing to participate” in this mission.

15.11.2022 - 08:21 [ Bali Times ]

G20 Host Indonesia Says Putin May Seek to Join Summit Virtually

Russian President Vladimir Putin will join next week’s G20 leaders summit “if the situation is possible”, his Indonesian counterpart and the meeting’s host said on Tuesday, adding that Putin could attend virtually instead.

Joko Widodo, who is this year’s chair of the bloc of major economies, said Putin during a phone conversation last week had not ruled out attending the summit in Bali, and would join if possible.

15.11.2022 - 07:38 [ Xinhua ]

Staatsoberhäupter von China und USA müssen bilaterale Beziehungen in richtige Richtung lenken: Xi

Ein Staatsmann sollte darüber nachdenken und wissen, wohin er sein Land führen wolle. Er sollte auch darüber nachdenken und wissen, wie er mit anderen Ländern und der ganzen Welt auskommen könne, fügte Xi hinzu.

Xi betonte, in dieser Zeit und in diesem Zeitalter würden sich große Veränderungen in einer Weise vollziehen, wie es sie nie zuvor gegeben habe, und sagte, die Menschheit stehe vor noch nie dagewesenen Herausforderungen.

„Die Welt ist an einem Scheideweg angelangt. Wie soll es von hier aus weitergehen? Diese Frage beschäftigt nicht nur uns, sondern auch alle anderen Länder“, sagte Xi. Die Welt erwarte, dass China und die USA ihre Beziehungen in Zukunft richtig handhaben.

Xi wies darauf hin, dass sein Treffen mit Biden die Aufmerksamkeit der Weltöffentlichkeit auf sich gezogen habe, und sagte, dass beide Seiten mit allen Ländern zusammenarbeiten sollten, um dem Weltfrieden mehr Hoffnung zu geben, das Vertrauen in die globale Stabilität zu stärken und der gemeinsamen Entwicklung einen stärkeren Impuls zu verleihen.

15.11.2022 - 07:28 [ News,cn ]

G20 summit kicks off with economic recovery, climate change high on agenda

Established in 1999, the G20 is a central forum for international cooperation on financial and economic issues. It comprises 19 countries plus the European Union.

The countries are Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, South Korea, Türkiye, Britain and the United States

15.11.2022 - 07:23 [ New York Times ]

Ukraine War and G20: Summit Begins Under Shadow of War and Economic Worries

BALI, Indonesia — The annual Group of 20 summit began on Tuesday under the shadow of the war in Ukraine and concerns about a possible global recession, as leaders of some of the world’s wealthiest nations and biggest emerging markets push for a coordinated response to the threats.

As the group of 19 countries and the European Union gathers on the Indonesian island of Bali, Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, the U.S.-China rivalry and a resurgence of authoritarianism are testing alignments in the existing world order.

14.11.2022 - 12:50 [ CNN ]

World’s population likely to shrink after 50 years

(July 14, 2020)

The world’s population is likely to peak at 9.7 billion in 2064, and then decline to about 8.8 billion by the end of the century, as women get better access to education and contraception, a new study has found.

By 2100, 183 of 195 countries will not have fertility rates required to maintain the current population, with a projected 2.1 births per woman, researchers from the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation at the University of Washington’s School of Medicine said.

Some 23 countries – including Japan, Thailand, Italy, and Spain – will see populations shrink by more than 50%, researchers said

14.11.2022 - 12:45 [ ]

Charted: The Global Decline of Fertility Rates

(June 10, 2022)

Lower fertility rates, coupled with increased life expectancies around the world, are creating an aging population. Since 1950, the global median age has grown from 25 years to 33 years.

An older population comes with a number of economic risks, including rising healthcare costs and a smaller global workforce.

14.11.2022 - 12:37 [ Daniel Neun / Radio Utopie ]

Das Ende des Wachsens der Weltbevölkerung

(28. Dezember 2010)

Bereits 2001 kam eine Studie von Wolfgang Lutz (International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis, Österreich), Warren Sanderson (Departments of Economics and History, State University of New York at Stony Brook, New York) und Sergei Scherbov (University of Groningen, Niederlande) zu dem Ergebnis, dass unter Berücksichtung der vorliegenden erkennbaren Faktoren und verschiedenen Statistiken selbst nach den pessimistischten Einschätzungen die Weltbevölkerung bis zum Ende des 21.Jahrhunderts

– mit einer Wahrscheinlichkeit von 85 % aufgehört hat zu wachsen
– mit einer Wahrscheinlichkeit von 60 % die Marke von 10 Milliarden Menschen nicht überschreiten wird
– und mit einer Wahrscheinlichkeit von 15 % unter der Marke von 2001, nämlich 6 Milliarden Menschen liegen wird.

Die Studie trägt den Namen “Das Ende des Wachstums der Weltbevölkerung” (3, 4).

14.11.2022 - 12:24 [ ]

Weltbevölkerung: Acht-Milliarden-Marke wird geknackt

Für die erste Milliarde brauchte die Menschheit Hunderttausende Jahre. Dann ging es immer schneller. Wohl ab morgen leben acht Milliarden Menschen auf der Erde. Ein Ende des Wachstums ist vorerst nicht in Sicht.

14.11.2022 - 08:39 [ Bloomberg ]

Key Takeaways From Asean Meeting Before Xi-Biden Summit at G-20

This is the first gathering of leaders ahead of President Joe Biden’s first in-person meeting with Chinese leader Xi Jinping this week at the Group of 20 summit in Indonesia. It will be followed by the leaders’ meeting at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation in Bangkok.

14.11.2022 - 07:36 [ @DefenseAssange / Nitter ]

Q&A with @IthakaMovie filmmaker Ben Lawrence and Julian Assange’s brother @GabrielShipton following the film’s U.S. premiere at @DOCNYCfes

14.11.2022 - 07:02 [ ]

Corrupting the system at every level

‘JULIAN is fighting for his survival and he’s going through hell, that’s the best way to put it,’ Stella Assange says when I ask how he’s doing.

The wife of the world’s most famous political prisoner is speaking to Declassified as part of her relentless battle to save her husband’s life.

12.11.2022 - 15:26 [ Stella Assange #FreeAssangeNOW / Nitter ]

LEIPZIG will kick off the German tour of @Ithakamovie! GlobaLE Leipzig Film Festival will screen Ithaka followed by a Q&A with @cmihr, Director of @ReporterOG (Reporters Without Borders Germany), 15 Nov @ 20.30 pm

12.11.2022 - 14:30 [ ]

Programm 2022 – Kommende Veranstaltungen

Wann: Di 15 November 2022 20:30 – 23:00
Sonderveranstaltung: Ithaka – a father. a family. a fight for justice.

Australien / 2022 / 110min / Ben Lawrence / OmU. Im Anschluss: Gespräch mit Christian Mihr (Geschäftsführer, Reporter ohne Grenzen Dtl.). Eine gemeinsame Veranstaltung mit dem Aktionsbündnis Free Assange.

12.11.2022 - 14:26 [ ]

ithaka – a father. a family. a fight for justice.

Ithaka shines a light into the darkest corners of society, highlighting what the most powerful nations will do in order to hide their crimes. Stand up for global press freedom and your right to know as we fight for Julian Assange.

12.11.2022 - 13:46 [ ]

Corruption exposed: US meddled in Ecuador’s election, using Julian Assange as bargaining chip

Ecuador’s former energy minister testified that the US government conspired with a right-wing political party to run a disinformation campaign against the leftist Correísta movement of ex President Rafael Correa.

He said that US “federal agents” pledged to help “influence” the 2017 presidential elections and support the candidacy of conservative millionaire banker Guillermo Lasso in exchange for the promise to turn over journalist Julian Assange, who had been given asylum by Correa and was stuck living for years in Ecuador’s embassy in London.

12.11.2022 - 09:26 [ ]

Saudi Arabia is the biggest beneficiary of the war in Ukraine

(16 May 2022)

Cracks in the resolve began to show up immediately. Amid calls for more solar, wind and nuclear power, the UK government started to double down on domestic oil and gas production, and Boris Johnson, the Prime Minister, flew to Saudi Arabia to ask the regime to increase its oil output.

12.11.2022 - 07:55 [ Daniel Neun / Radio Utooie ]

Alle wissen, wie der Krieg gegen und in der Ukraine beendet werden kann


Was eine (weitere) verantwortliche, eine rationale, eine solidarische Maßnahme aus dem Weißen Haus wäre, ähnlich wie die Zurückhaltung was die Provokationen aus dem Kreml angeht: von sich aus auf eine N.A.T.O.-Mitgliedschaft der Ukraine zu verzichten. Neben der Lieferung von Defensivwaffen gäbe es nichts Besseres, was “der Westen” derzeit für die Ukraine tun kann. Man könnte vielleicht auch verkünden, man habe sich in den letzten 30 Jahren mit der N.A.T..O. genug gedehnt. Und zwanzig Jahre lang genug ruhmreichen Terrorkrieg geführt. Ein paar Millionen Tote würden nun reichen.

Das Ende des Afghanistan-Krieges, allein beendet durch den Befehl eines einzigen Mannes, Joe Biden, war diesbezüglich ein guter Anfang.

12.11.2022 - 07:51 [ APnews ]

Zelenskyy open to talks with Russia — on Ukraine’s terms

Zelenskyy reiterated that his conditions for dialogue were the return of all of Ukraine’s occupied lands, compensation for war damage and the prosecution of war crimes. He didn’t specify how world leaders should coerce Russia into talks.

12.11.2022 - 07:44 [ Emmanuel Macron, Président de la République française / Nitter ]

I welcome Kherson’s return to Ukraine. This is a critical step towards the restoration of its sovereign rights. France will stand beside the Ukrainian people.

12.11.2022 - 07:28 [ ]

Kherson remains part of Russia – Kremlin

The withdrawal of Russian forces from Kherson doesn’t effect the legal status of the region, Moscow insisted on Friday, as it was officially incorporated into Russia last month after a public referendum.

Speaking to journalists, Kremlin Spokesman Dmitry Peskov stated that “Kherson Region remains part of the Russian Federation, and this status is legally fixed and defined, and there can be no changes to this status.”

12.11.2022 - 07:00 [ ]

Zelensky discusses situation on battlefield with German Chancellor Olaf Scholz

“Had a phone call with Chancellor Olaf Scholz. Informed about the course of hostilities, new RF’s strikes on civilians. Thanked for Germany’s great contribution to the defense of our sky & borders. Supported the continuation of the grain initiative and agreed positions on the eve of G2,” the head of state said.

12.11.2022 - 06:58 [ ]

Kherson returning under Ukraine’s control, parts of AFU enter the city – Defense Ministry

Kherson returning under Ukraine’s control, parts of AFU enter the city – Defense Ministry

Kherson, occupied by Russian troops, is returning under the control of the Ukrainian army, the Main Intelligence Directorate of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine reports.

„Kherson is returning to the control of Ukraine, parts of the Armed Forces of Ukraine are entering the city. The escape routes of the Russian occupiers are under the fire control of the Ukrainian army.

11.11.2022 - 08:18 [ Worldwide Exchange / Nitter ]

„The chances of getting NOPEC passed are actually declining,“ says @rbccm Global Head of Commodity Strategy @CroftHelima. „Democrats were really driving for this. I don’t really sense a lot of Republican enthusiasm.“ #Election2022 #Midterms2022 #OPEC

11.11.2022 - 08:09 [ Reuters ]

Explainer: What is NOPEC, the U.S. bill to pressure the OPEC+ oil group?


But several attempts to pass NOPEC over more than two decades have long worried OPEC’s de facto leader Saudi Arabia, leading Riyadh to lobby hard every time a version of the bill has come up.

With the Senate Judiciary Committee passing the bill in May, it needs to pass the full Senate and House and be signed by the president to become law.

11.11.2022 - 07:47 [ ]

Trump lashes out at ‘average’ DeSantis, as their political rivalry comes to a boil

In a statement of remarkable vitriol and length, former President Trump lashed out Thursday at Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, whose commanding re-election win on Tuesday has, according to some political observers, catapulted him to front-runner status in the 2024 Republican presidential primary.

10.11.2022 - 07:14 [ Achse des Guten ]

Indubio extra: Die USA nach den Halbzeitwahlen

Was haben die amerikanischen Wähler ihren Politikern mit dieser Abstimmung mitgeteilt? Das Ergebnis ist weniger klar als erwartet, aber es gibt auch klare Sieger. Darüber spricht Gerd Buurmann mit den beiden Journalisten Roger Letsch und Christian Schneider.

10.11.2022 - 00:27 [ ]

Biden says he plans to run again, to make it final in early 2023

Biden, a Democrat who turns 80 this month, has faced questions on whether he will seek a second term.

„Our intention is to run again, that’s been our intention,“ Biden told reporters at the White House. „This is ultimately a family decision.“

He said his family wanted him to run and he did not feel rushed to make a final decision. He said he would do so unrelated to any announcement from his 2020 rival, Republican former President Donald Trump, who is expected to run as well.

09.11.2022 - 15:17 [ CNBC ]

2022 midterm elections: Here are the states where recounts are likely

Several states have laws that require automatic recounts in tight races.
Some Republican candidates have already said they plan to challenge the results — if they lose.
The contentious nature of the 2022 midterms sets the U.S. up for another round of bitter and drawn-out legal battles and recounts reminiscent of the 2020 presidential election.

09.11.2022 - 08:23 [ ]

Lindsey Graham on midterms: ‘Definitely not a Republican wave, that is for darn sure’

Republicans were widely expected to win major gains in both the House and Senate in what had been predicted as a “red wave” during this year’s midterms, seen largely as a referendum on inflation, crime and other issues facing Americans during President Biden’s first term.

09.11.2022 - 07:58 [ Buck Sexton / Twitter ]

Gretchen Whitmer and Kathy Hochul- two low IQ lunatics who instituted the most authoritarian, vicious Covid policies in the nation, have been re-elected as governors Apparently a majority of residents in those states enjoyed school shutdowns, vaxx mandates, masks Truly insane

09.11.2022 - 07:52 [ ]

Whitmer defeats Trump-backed challenger in Michigan governor’s race

Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer (D) is projected to win reelection, defeating Republican nominee Tudor Dixon in a high-stakes gubernatorial race.

09.11.2022 - 07:36 [ AJ+ / Nitter ]

Democrat Wes Moore was elected governor of Maryland, becoming the state’s 1st and nation’s 3rd ever Black governor. Moore campaigned on issues like ending child poverty, and more investment in clean energy and improved public transit.

09.11.2022 - 07:22 [ USA Today ]

Democrat John Fetterman flips U.S. Senate seat in Pennsylvania, beating Republican Mehmet Oz

Fetterman, the state’s lieutenant governor, had been leading in the polls by significant margins over the summer, but television host Oz started to close the gap in recent weeks, particularly after the rocky debate performance by Fetterman.

The lieutenant governor suffered a stroke just before the primary in May and has relied on closed captioning in recent interviews and the debate.

09.11.2022 - 06:08 [ ]

Healey prevails in Massachusetts governor’s race, dealing historic win for LGBT community

Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey (D) is projected to be the next governor of the state. The victory will make her one of the two first openly lesbian governors in American history, should Oregon gubernatorial candidate Tina Kotek (D) also win.

09.11.2022 - 05:44 [ ]

Democrat Josh Shapiro wins Pennsylvania governor’s race

The race served as a stark contrast with the state’s Senate race between Lt. Gov. John Fetterman (D) and celebrity doctor Mehmet Oz (R), which polls showed as being consistently closer.

09.11.2022 - 05:05 [ ]

Democrat Pritzker wins reelection as Illinois governor

During a heated debate last month, Pritzker cast his GOP opponent as a radical extremist who was “out of touch” with the priorities of Illinoisans.

He noted that Bailey was endorsed by former President Trump and called him a danger to democracy.

09.11.2022 - 04:19 [ Kyle Becker / Nitter ]

SOUTH DAKOTA. Republican Kristi Noem wins re-election and will return as governor. Another GOP governor who fought Covid mandates cruises to re-election victory.

09.11.2022 - 03:37 [ Fox News ]

Arkansas governor: Republican Sarah Huckabee Sanders defeats Chris Jones

Republican candidate and former White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders is projected to win the governor’s race. She replaces term-limited Republican Governor Asa Hutchinson. Sanders will be Arkansas‘ first female governor.

09.11.2022 - 03:00 [ ]

The Hill’s Election Central: Live results from Senate, House & Governor races

Check below for The Hill’s latest coverage of the 2022 midterm elections as results start to come in and races are called in Oklahoma, Maryland, Illinois and others. You can also follow along at The Hill’s live blog, where our news team highlights election news as it happens.

08.11.2022 - 02:44 [ ]

Mike Pompeo endorses Ron DeSantis against Donald Trump’s wishes

Pompeo’s endorsement the weekend before the midterm elections also comes after Trump said during a phone interview last month that „it would be very disloyal“ if any of his former Cabinet members ran against him for president in 2024. Both Pompeo and former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley have teased their own presidential bids.

08.11.2022 - 02:02 [ ]

2024 GOP cold war? Trump gives DeSantis cold shoulder at Florida rally

Republican politics got a tad icy in the Sunshine State Sunday evening when former President Donald Trump held a rally with top GOP stars that appeared to snub Gov. Ron DeSantis (R-FL).

Trump stumped for Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) and others in Miami, while DeSantis campaigned in Sarasota County and elsewhere for his own reelection bid. Although barely mentioned during his wide-ranging event that he dubbed the „greatest rally we’ve ever had,“ the brewing DeSantis rift loomed large as Trump again teased a 2024 bid.

07.11.2022 - 08:07 [ ]

Russia becomes India’s top oil supplier in October

On being asked if India faces a moral conflict due to import from Russia amid the latter’s conflict with Ukraine, he had stated: „Absolutely none. There is no moral conflict. We don’t buy from X or Y. We buy whatever is available. Government does not buy, it’s the oil companies which do the buying.“

07.11.2022 - 07:48 [ ]

Saudi Arabia Reiterates Commitment To China, Regardless Of U.S. Concerns

(Nov 01, 2022)

Saudi Arabia’s strategic pivot effectively marks the end of the 1945 core agreement between the U.S. and Saudi Arabia that defined their relationship up until extremely recently.

07.11.2022 - 07:42 [ ]

Riyadh crosses the Rubicon toward Russia

(October 11, 2022)

This decision stands in stark contrast to the careful, muted responses of Chinese President Xi Jinping and Indian President Narendra Modi to Putin’s accelerating aggression in Eastern Europe and mounting threats to unleash nuclear war on the continent. Apart from buying Russian oil (at major discounts, most recently about $25 below Brent prices), neither the Chinese nor the Indians have offered Putin much in the way of diplomatic cover, military materiel or other direct substantive support since the earliest weeks of the illegal Russian invasion.

07.11.2022 - 07:04 [ Haaretz ]

‚Sensitive‘ Israeli Intelligence on Iranian Nuke Program Shifting the Tide, Israeli Official Says


According to a diplomatic source, Prime Minister Yair Lapid presented the Germans with intelligence that ‚proves the Iranians are cheating as we speak,‘ claiming the Americans‘ hardened their stance in response to the information

07.11.2022 - 06:51 [ Daniel Neun / Radio Utopie ]

Doppelagent Putin

(15. April 2018)

Der ranghöchste Funktionär seiner staatlichen Hierarchie ist nicht einmal mit Russland verbündet, geschweige denn mit Syrien, dem Iran oder irgendeinem anderen aus der U.S.-Hegemonie seit Jahrzehnten attackierten oder direkt angegriffenen Land. In Wirklichkeit dient Wladimir Putin dem von uns bereits mehrfach beschriebenen imperialen Komplex und einer seit bald siebzehn Jahren den weltweiten Terrorkrieg führenden großen Koalition des Krieges und internationalen Kriegslobby und strebt deren noch effektivere Kollaboration an.

Putins Rolle dabei ist ähnlich dem eines der vielen Monarchen vor und im Ersten Weltkrieg. Und seine Funktion, wie der „prorussischen“, also der pro-regierungs-russischen Lobby insgesamt, ist es, in verdeckter Dialektik mit ihren spiegelbildlichen „proamerikanischen“ bzw „proeuropäischen“ Pendants in der U.S.-Hegemonie die jeweilige innere Opposition, gerade die fortschrittliche und pazifistische, in Verbindung mit dem jeweils anderen Blockgegner zu bringen, sie von diesem absorbieren zu lassen und so im Inneren erst zu diskreditieren und letztlich neutralisieren zu können.

07.11.2022 - 06:46 [ ]

Russia obstructs Iran nuclear deal as the Kremlin frets over its oil income

(March 5, 2022)

Hopes had been high that international negotiators from the permanent five members of the U.N. Security Council, Germany and the EU would be able to secure a deal with Tehran on Saturday to put strict limits on Iran’s atomic work in exchange for sanctions relief for the Islamic Republic.

Such a deal would bring significant volumes of Iranian crude oil back to global energy markets in the months ahead, and that could spell trouble for Russian President Vladimir Putin.

07.11.2022 - 06:35 [ ]

Iran admits to drone delivery to Russia ‘before the war’


The minister added that Tehran’s ties with Putin are based on neighborliness and common interests, the official Iranian news agency IRNA reported.

The Iranian diplomat maintained that during a conversation with his Ukrainian counterpart, Dmytro Kuleba, they agreed that Kyiv would hand over evidence of the use of those Iranian drones in the conflict. “If it is confirmed that Russia used Iranian drones in the war against Ukraine, we will not be indifferent to this issue,” Abdollahian stressed.

07.11.2022 - 06:07 [ Nicolas J.S. Davies / ]

Libya, Syria, Somalia and Yemen: Calculating the Millions-High Death Toll of America’s Post-9/11 Wars


As Barbara Lee presciently warned her colleagues before she cast her lone dissenting vote in 2001, we have “become the evil we deplore.” But these wars have not been accompanied by fearsome military parades (not yet) or speeches about conquering the world. Instead they have been politically justified by “information warfare” to demonize enemies and fabricate crises, and then waged in a “disguised, quiet, media free” way, to hide their cost in human blood from the American public and the world.

After 16 years of war, about 6 million violent deaths, 6 countries utterly destroyed and many more destabilized, it is urgent that the American public come to terms with the true human cost of our country’s wars and how we have been manipulated and misled into turning a blind eye to them – before they go on even longer, destroy more countries, further undermine the rule of international law and kill millions more of our fellow human beings.