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Global South Rising, War-Induced Famine, Drastic Climate Shifts: Where Is the World Headed?

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The G20 summit addressed trade, climate devastation, and also, despite the US’s wishes, the G20 specifically noted that the summit was not the forum to address the Ukraine war. Vijay Prashad, executive director of the Tricontinental Institute, sheds light on what this all means and where the global order is...
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US Sets Anti-China Trap for Europe — Will They Fall In? With Arnaud Bertrand

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The US is trying to reshape NATO into an anti-China alliance while demanding that the EU join in. So far the US has been somewhat immunized from the consequences of cutting economic ties with Russia. For Europe though, the outcome of sanctions has been much more dire as winter approaches. ...
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Europe Self-Destructing for U.S. Proxy War In Ukraine, with Prabhat Patnaik

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When the war in Ukraine began, Western officials bragged that they were going to “turn the ruble into rubble” and bring Russia to its knees. Seven months later, as the war and sanctions drag on with no end in sight, it’s the Euro that is turning to rubble and Europe...
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South African Observer to Donbass Referenda: We Won’t Let West Dictate What Is Democracy

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The Youth League of the African National Congress (ANCYL), South Africa’s ruling party, sent a delegation to observe the referenda in four regions of the Donbass last month, which voted in favor of leaving Ukraine and joining Russia. Among the delegation was Chairperson of ANCYL International Relations & Solidarity Khulekani...

How Italy Elected a Fascist Admirer, Faking Populism While Backing NATO

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How can we comprehend the victory of Giorgia Meloni, an admirer of Mussolini, in Italy’s recent elections? Is she a fascist? Does this represent a surging far-right trend in Europe? How has the war in Ukraine impacted Italian politics? And where is the Italian left in all of this?  To...
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Ukraine War Widens: Crimea Attack, Pipeline Sabotage, Kiev Bombing & NATO’s Endless Weapons

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Russia has been hit by multiple major attacks, including sabotage in their Nordstream energy pipelines and the explosion on the Crimean Bridge. The bridge is a vital supply route to and from the peninsula with military supplies. Russia responded with missiles hitting Kiev. As NATO and Europe send further weapons...
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The China-Russia Alliance: Will It Endure? Will It Grow?

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Two of the biggest world powers, Russia and China, have formed an alliance based on common interest, despite a very complex history. Seven months into the Russian military intervention in Ukraine, what is the state of the relationship? Brian is joined by Marco Fernandes, researcher with Tricontinental: Institute for Social...
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Ukraine War Escalates—And Nuclear War Threats Grow

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The Ukraine war is escalating—dramatically. Russian President Putin & U.S. President Biden both made major and dramatic speeches in the last day, after a successful and U.S.-backed Ukrainian counter-offensive earlier in the week. What did Putin and Biden reveal in their addresses and where is this headed? Brian is joined...

How Empires Die: The Lesson of the British for the End of the ‘American Century’, with Sina Rahmani

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The British Queen’s death has given rise to conversations about the crimes of colonialism as well as defenses and denials of it. Meanwhile the US can’t impose itself on the Global South the way it used to, it appears both at home and abroad to be an empire in decline. ...

The Crown’s Crimes in Ireland: Colonization System Exported to the World

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The newly-crowned King Charles began his tour of Northern Ireland on Tuesday. General Secretary of the Communist Party of Ireland, Eugene McCartan, discusses Britain’s legacy of violence and colonial repression in Ireland. During Elizabeth’s reign, the British carried out widespread repression in northern Ireland while super-exploiting Irish workers.    
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