Poland’s Bipartisan Revival Of Chechen Separatist Narratives Is Pure Copium

Voice of East: Poland’s Bipartisan Revival Of Chechen Separatist Narratives Is Pure Copium By Andrew Korybko This coordinated information warfare offensive by Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki of the ruling party and former Foreign Minister Radoslaw Sikorski of the opposition comes after the “official... Read More › - Voice of East
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Lies, Damned Lies, and George Santos

Thomas Knapp: “Of course,” the late P.J. O’Rourke wrote in Parliament of Whores, by way of explaining why government is boring, “politicians don’t tell the truth …. But neither do politicians tell huge, entertaining whoppers: ‘Why, send yours truly to Capitol Hill, and I’ll ship the swag home in boxcar lots. … There’ll be government jobs for … Continue reading Lies, Damned Lies, and George Santos → - by Thomas L. Knapp
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Considering the Invasions of Panama and Ukraine

Kim Petersen: The 26 January JTA Daily Briefing arrived in my mailbox with the subject: “Major Israeli Raid in Jenin Kills 9 Palestinians.” I was sadly dumbfounded by the imparted insensitivity and inhumanity. Would any humanity-loving organization blare such news about the killing of the Other? Supposedly, the Oslo accords were a movement toward peace, but Zionist […] The post Considering the Invasions of Panama and Ukraine first appeared on Dissident Voice. - Kim Petersen
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Kashmir’s real rulers were its people and not its Maharajas: Mahatma Gandhi

Voice of East: Kashmir’s real rulers were its people and not its Maharajas: Mahatma Gandhi By Our Special Correspondent San Ignacio, Mexico – Dr Ghulam Nabi Fai, Chairman, ‘World Forum for Peace & Justice’ said that “The comments of Manoj Sinha, Lt. Governor... Read More › - Voice of East
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“Fair” Tax: A Terrible Idea That Just Won’t Die

Thomas Knapp: Here we go again: The “Fair Tax Act”  is out for its perennial limp around the dead legislation track. The “Fair Tax” (or “FairTax” for those with defective space bars on their keyboards) proposes to replace the current federal tax regime with: First, a 30% national sales tax, falsely advertised as 23% by calculating it … Continue reading “Fair” Tax: A Terrible Idea That Just Won’t Die → - by Thomas L. Knapp
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“Seditious Conspiracy”: Trying to Do Unto Government as Government Does to You

Thomas Knapp: On January 23, a District of Columbia jury convicted three members of an organization styling itself the “Oath Keepers,” and a fourth associate of that group, of “seditious conspiracy” for their roles in the January 6, 2021 Capitol riot. There doesn’t seem to be much to quibble with on the verdict, pursuant to 18 US … Continue reading “Seditious Conspiracy”: Trying to Do Unto Government as Government Does to You → - by Thomas L. Knapp
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The Resurrection of George Orwell

Kim Petersen: It seems George Orwell wasn't prescient enough in his novel Nineteen Eight-Four. The post The Resurrection of George Orwell first appeared on Dissident Voice. - Kim Petersen
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Business and Humanity

Kim Petersen: Most people have heard capitalism described unerringly as the “law of the jungle” and a “dog-eat-dog world.” The pathos of capitalism is currently playing out in Vancouver, where grown-up millionaires are playing a kids’s game called hockey. Professional sports serve as a microcosm of rampant capitalism — a, perhaps necessary, distraction for the masses. Many […] The post Business and Humanity first appeared on Dissident Voice. - Kim Petersen
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World War Three Isn’t Coming. We’ve Been Living it All Our Lives.

Thomas Knapp: If I mention the date February 24, 2022 to you,  you’ll likely note it as the day on which Russian forces invaded Ukraine. Whether that date will remain carved in stone in your memory probably depends on where things go from here, nearly a year later, with the war in what looks like stalemate but … Continue reading World War Three Isn’t Coming. We’ve Been Living it All Our Lives. → - by Thomas L. Knapp
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A Civic Investment for the Ages in a Just Society

Kim Petersen: The super successful mega-investor, Warren Buffett, CEO of the giant conglomerate Berkshire Hathaway, was heard to say: There are only 535 members of Congress, why can’t 300 million Americans control them? That’s a pretty fundamental question since our senators and representatives are given their sovereign power by the people. Remember the preamble to our Constitution? […] The post A Civic Investment for the Ages in a Just Society first appeared on Dissident Voice. - Kim Petersen
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The Polish Leadership’s Warnings About Ukraine’s Potential Defeat Should Be Taken Seriously

Voice of East: The Polish Leadership’s Warnings About Ukraine’s Potential Defeat Should Be Taken Seriously By Andrew Korybko There’s nobody more credible than the Polish leadership, apart from the American one of course, to decisively flip the “official narrative” from prematurely trumpeting Ukraine’s supposedly... Read More › - Voice of East
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An Unkind Reflection and a Call for Kindness

Thomas Knapp: There’s no nice way to put this, so I’ll cut right to the chase: Last night, my brother Mike collapsed and, as a result of a massive brain bleed, died hours later. For obvious reasons, I considered taking a day off from my writing schedule. For other obvious reasons I considered writing a eulogy about … Continue reading An Unkind Reflection and a Call for Kindness → - by Thomas L. Knapp
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The US Discredited Its Own Sanctions By Buying Refined Russian Oil Products Via India

Voice of East: The US Discredited Its Own Sanctions By Buying Refined Russian Oil Products Via India By Andrew Korybko The takeaway is that the resource aspect of the US’ anti-Russian sanctions is a charade since the very same country that unilaterally imposed these... Read More › - Voice of East
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The History between Japan and China

Kim Petersen: Japan’s actions in a certain period of the past not only claimed numerous victims here in Japan but also left the peoples of neighboring Asia and elsewhere with scars that are painful even today. I am thus taking this opportunity to state my belief, based on my profound remorse for these acts of aggression, colonial […] The post The History between Japan and China first appeared on Dissident Voice. - Kim Petersen
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Why’d Putin’s Special Envoy To Afghanistan Visit Kabul Amidst Pakistan-Taliban Tensions?

Voice of East: Why’d Putin’s Special Envoy To Afghanistan Visit Kabul Amidst Pakistan-Taliban Tensions? By Andrew Korybko Russia is a responsible regional stakeholder and therefore doesn’t want the worst-case scenario of a never-ending Pakistani-Taliban war to transpire, yet it’s powerless to directly shape the... Read More › - Voice of East
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Top Secret: The Real Classified Documents Scandal

Thomas Knapp: Former US president Donald Trump supposedly absconded from the White House with reams of classified documents, stored them at his Mar-a-Lago home, responded first lackadaisically then combatively when called upon to hand them back over, finally resorting to weird claims about having declassified those documents by “thinking about it.” Former US vice-president (now president) Joe … Continue reading Top Secret: The Real Classified Documents Scandal → - by Thomas L. Knapp
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Text Singularity? Oh, the Humanity!

Thomas Knapp: “By the end of this year,” Michael Munger writes at Reason, “GPT4 chatbots will be able to produce, in less time than it takes to read this sentence, millions of texts on all the topics that you can think of, as well as those no one has ever thought of.” Which, coupled with a couple of … Continue reading Text Singularity? Oh, the Humanity! → - by Thomas L. Knapp
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Continued Pakistan-Taliban Tensions Can Indeed Lead To Another Never-Ending War

Voice of East: Continued Pakistan-Taliban Tensions Can Indeed Lead To Another Never-Ending War By Andrew Korybko The worst-case scenario is that Pakistan launches even just a limited ground operation into Afghanistan together with relying on US drone strikes either across the border or within... Read More › - Voice of East
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Kashmir Diaspora Coalition Condemns Indian Restriction Of Freedom Of Speech Under Draconian Law

Voice of East: Kashmir Diaspora Coalition (KDC) condemns Indian restriction of Freedom of Speech of esteemed Dr Asif Dar under the draconian law By Our Special Correspondent Washington D.C. – Kashmir Diaspora Coalition, a coalition of six international Kashmir diaspora advocacy organizations, issued... Read More › - Voice of East
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In 2023, Myths are True Lies and New Deals are Old

Thomas Knapp: A week into 2023, The New York Times has gotten perspective on the news from further back than one week. In the newspaper’s January 7-8 weekend edition, Carlos Lozada took “A Peek Behind the Curtain of American History” via a deep dive into Myth America: Historians Take On the Biggest Legends and Lies About Our Past.  … Continue reading In 2023, Myths are True Lies and New Deals are Old → - by Thomas L. Knapp
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Everyone Should Exercise Caution Before Rushing To Judgement On What Just Happened In Brazil

Voice of East: Everyone Should Exercise Caution Before Rushing To Judgement On What Just Happened In Brazil By Andrew Korybko Far from being a failed so-called “fascist and terrorist coup” attempt, it convincingly appears as though Sunday’s sequence of events was artificially manufactured via... Read More › - Voice of East
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House Speaker Kerfuffle: Political Theater, Not Constitutional Cataclysm

Thomas Knapp: After four days of acrimony and 15 ballots, Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) finally became Speaker of the House early on January 7. Yay! Congress is finally back in business! Gridlock ends! The republic is saved! Well, not really.  The whole sorry exercise was just another attempt to compete with professional wrestling for the attention of entertainment-seekers. … Continue reading House Speaker Kerfuffle: Political Theater, Not Constitutional Cataclysm → - by Thomas L. Knapp
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2023 Political Prediction: Donald Who?

Thomas Knapp: A peremptory order from former US president Donald Trump appeared on his personal social media platform on January 4: “[I]t’s now time for all of our GREAT Republican House members to VOTE FOR KEVIN, CLOSE THE DEAL, TAKE THE VICTORY.” Effect: Zero. Rebellious Republicans — including some of the Trumpier than Trump variety — continued … Continue reading 2023 Political Prediction: Donald Who? → - by Thomas L. Knapp
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23 Million Kashmiris Observe January 5 As Right To Self-Determination Day Across The World

Voice of East: 23 Million Kashmiris Observe January 5 As Right To Self-Determination Day Across The World By Our Special Correspondent Kashmir Diaspora Coalition for right to self-determination Washington DC – The Kashmir Diaspora Coalition (KDC) and its international affiliate organizations – World... Read More › - Voice of East
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American Politics is Designed to Minimize “Reckonings”

Thomas Knapp: “The question,” Bonnie Kristian writes at The Daily Beast, “isn’t whether we want a Republican reckoning or not. It’s whether we want the dream of mass public repentance for bringing Trump to power or the reality of Trump remaining out of power.” Kristian’s argument, in summary: Seeking the former “could push wavering Republicans toward a … Continue reading American Politics is Designed to Minimize “Reckonings” → - by Thomas L. Knapp
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Debunking The Latest Conspiracy Theory About Sino-Russo Infowar Cooperation

Voice of East: Debunking The Latest Conspiracy Theory About Sino-Russo Infowar Cooperation By Andrew Korybko Ivana Stradner’s and The Intercept’s timed reports pushed a literal conspiracy theory that aimed to serve several of the Golden Billion’s interests. First, it distracts the public from the... Read More › - Voice of East
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Perhaps the Most Important, Yet Most Marginalized Story of 2022

Kim Petersen: Can you imagine walking downtown in Seattle, Vancouver, New York, Toronto, or any other burg in Canada or the United States and not seeing any panhandlers? This homelessness, begging, and dumpster diving is not confined to major urban centers. Last week, I was in Yellowknife, the capital of Denedeh (Home of the People; colonially designated […] The post Perhaps the Most Important, Yet Most Marginalized Story of 2022 first appeared on Dissident Voice. - Kim Petersen
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Kashmir House In Istanbul Is Self-Sufficient And Dedicated To Kashmir Cause

Voice of East: Kashmir House in Istanbul is self-sufficient and dedicated to Kashmir cause – Dr Mir By Our Special Correspondent Istanbul, Turkiye – “I had spoken with Dr. Mubeen Shah and seen a few nice pictures of the Kashmir House Istanbul earlier... Read More › - Voice of East
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