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A more rational attitude is forming around the globe towards the Russia-Ukraine conflict, Moscow’s permanent representative to the United Nations has said.

The work of Russian diplomats at the UN to highlight the “hypocrisy and double standards” of the US and its allies in relation to the Ukraine crisis is delivering results, Vassily Nebenzia stated in an interview with RIA Novosti news agency on Friday.

"We are witnessing a much more sober assessment of what is happening, being formed within the international community,” he noted.

Tags: RUSSIA/ UKRAINE /BELARUS /CRIMEA, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS
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French President Emmanuel Macron has argued that Ukraine must not capitulate to Russian demands to bring lasting peace to the former Soviet republic.

Speaking on Saturday at the so-called “Summit on Peace in Ukraine” in Switzerland, Macron advocated involving more countries to try end the conflict with Russia. However, Moscow was not invited to the conference, prompting the Kremlin to argue that the talks are meaningless.

“All of us are committed to building a sustainable peace,” Macron said. “Such a peace cannot be a Ukrainian capitulation. There is one aggressor and one victim.” He added that any agreement to end the fighting must restore Ukraine’s sovereignty and respect “international rule.”

Tags: FRANCE, RUSSIA/ UKRAINE /BELARUS /CRIMEA, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS
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Madonna Chism Pinkard was fired as WFMJ TV’s community relations director for sharing an “unauthorized post” during Pride Month.
Tags: CURRENT EVENTS
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Power generation in Ukraine will worsen as soon as next week, Vladimir Kudritsky, the head of Ukrenergo, the national power grid operator, has warned. In an interview with Ukrainskaya Pravda on Friday, he said it would not be possible to restore all of the damaged energy capacity by winter.

According to the top official, Ukraine will not be able to avoid power outages due to high seasonal energy demand and scheduled maintenance works at several nuclear power plants.

Kudritsky said Ukrenergo expects capacities at nuclear power plants to be reduced starting Saturday, with additional steps towards decreasing energy generation to be made in the last third of the current month. He added that the current maintenance works involve refueling and thus cannot be rescheduled or canceled.

He noted that power generation capacity will not be completely restored by winter, but expressed hope that some operations will be resumed.

Tags: RUSSIA/ UKRAINE /BELARUS /CRIMEA, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS
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The FY 2025 National Defense Authorization Act initiates mandatory selective service registration for American women, putting in place the mechanism for a mandatory military draft of those women. This is mentioned alongside other highlights in the United States Senate Committee on Armed Services executive summary document posted by the US Senate at this link.

This news comes on the heels of the US House Armed Services Committee just approving an amendment to the NDAA that automatically registers all American males (within the draft age window) for the Selective Service System. This means all American males of draft age can be involuntarily drafter into war. This House vote was approved on May 22nd of this year, as seen in this US HASC video. The automatic draft registration was pushed as a way to "cut government red tape" and skip any requirement for men to "proactively register."

So now, mechanisms are in place to draft both men and women, thus making sure that young "woke" men don't evade the draft by simply "self-identifying" as women. It's not yet clear whether America's woke youth may attempt to self-identify as imaginary fantasy creatures, since there's nothing in the NDAA that authorizes mandatory military service for wood fairies, tree elves or rainbow gnomes.

Tags: CHINA/TAIWAN, RUSSIA/ UKRAINE /BELARUS /CRIMEA, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS, WHITE HOUSE
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Western media demonstrated little interest when the anti-Western VMRO-DPMNE party achieved a landslide victory in Macedonia’s presidential and parliamentary elections this May 8. However, the seismic development could reverse a foreign-orchestrated color revolution sparked almost a decade ago, which put the government in Skopje on a path guided by the EU and NATO. Getting there required rampant corruption and criminality, and a locally despised change of the country’s name.

British meddling figured centrally in that regime change operation, with an apparent MI6 operative named Charles Garrett stirring up trouble on the ground while coordinating with opposition actors. Garrett enjoyed an evidently intimate bond with a crooked, high-profile local prosecutor who used illegally-obtained and heavily tainted wiretap evidence to wrongfully indict and blackmail scores of Macedonian public figures. Garrett appears to have been in a position to improperly profit from this relationship.

Tags: EUROPE, GREAT BRITAIN/ UK, POLITICS/ ELECTIONS/ CORRUPTION
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The recent European elections brought a great advance of the right across almost the entire continent. The weakening of liberal parties shows how the population is dissatisfied with the bloc’s current administration, demanding changes in the political guidelines of the European Union (EU). In fact, this was already a scenario expected by any analyst attentive to the European situation.

Although many liberal analysts claim that the European elections reflect some kind of “growth of extremism” in Europe, the people’s choice for the right seems to indicate another situation: a popular reaction to the disguised fascism of Western institutions. Since 2022, the European people have been increasingly angry with the policies of national governments and the bloc as a whole, which explains the option for radical changes in the last elections.

Tags: CURRENT EVENTS, EUROPE, POLITICS/ ELECTIONS/ CORRUPTION
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NATO Nitwit, Jens Stoltenberg, announced that NATO rejects the peace proposal put forth by Russian President Vladimir Putin Friday. Stoltenberg's body language - stuttering, stammering, folding his arms -  seemed to show even HE doesn't believe his own words.

The process his body language went through during that was incredible..

All the way to defensively folding his arms..

He flaked out towards the end when he started stuttering, gesturing around, folded his arms and stuttered a bit more. Something's not right.

You could tell he didn't believe a damn thing he was saying, lol..

Tags: NATO, RUSSIA/ UKRAINE /BELARUS /CRIMEA, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS
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As the geopolitical world moves towards the possibility of negotiations to end the war in Ukraine, the Mainstream Media doubles down on its mission to look with rosy-colored glasses on the dire situation the Kiev regime finds itself in. To begin with, it’s necessary to whitewash the situation regarding the lack of troops and the fact that the average age of the defenders has reached the middle forties. And they are facing the bigger and better equipped Russian Federation forces.
Tags: RUSSIA/ UKRAINE /BELARUS /CRIMEA, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS
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The U.S. House of Representatives has passed an amendment as part of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2025 on Friday.

The amendment to H.R. 8070 will automatically register all draft-age male U.S. residents with the Selective Service System for a possible military draft, based on information from other Federal databases.

This new system of automatic draft registration would replace the existing system, in place since 1980, in which young men have the freedom to decide whether or not to sign up for the draft.

According to People’s World, the automatic draft registration proposal was initiated by the Selective Service System (SSS) as part of its annual budget request to Congress.

The Gateway Pundit reported that it was introduced by Rep. Chrissy Houlahan (D-Pa.). Houlahan is a former Air Force officer.  It was endorsed by HASC Chair Mike Rogers (R-Ala.) and approved by a voice vote of the full committee without audible opposition.

Tags: POLITICS/ ELECTIONS/ CORRUPTION, RUSSIA/ UKRAINE /BELARUS /CRIMEA, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS, WHITE HOUSE
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The US military has unleashed a wave of attacks on the Houthi Rebels of Yemen after the group launched missiles of their own in the Arabian and Red Sea. In a statement, the US military's Central Command said they had taken out seven radar sites where the Houthis had been operating. They said: “These radars allow the Houthis to target maritime vessels and endanger commercial shipping." It is not yet clear whether any Houthi personnel were killed or injured as a result of the strikes.
Tags: MIDDLE EAST
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Two different articles penned by Luke Coffey, a senior fellow at Washington-based Hudson Institute and Anatolii Petrenko, Ukrainian ambassador in Saudi Arabia should be shocking for anyone who understands Washington and its NATO ally’s geopolitical game-plan, which is precisely designed to intensify and solidify West’s dominance in the world with special emphasis on oil-rich Arab countries, as those have always been seen by the military industrial complex and its purpose-serving elements within governments as cash cow.

In his article titled – “Time for US to end the delays on arming Kyiv” Luke Coffey wrote, “President Biden needs to end the delays and understand that arming Ukraine to win, and not just to survive, is the fastest way to bring this war to an end”.

On the other hand, Ukrainian envoy Anatolii Petrenko in another article titled – “Why summit is Switzerland is so important for global peace” wrote, “Saudi Arabia strongly supports Ukraine politically and practically in restoring our territorial integrity and sovereignty. The Saudi position was of special value across the entire process of security consultations conducted in Copenhagen, Jeddah, Malta and Davos.

Tags: CORPORATE MEDIA, MIDDLE EAST, RUSSIA/ UKRAINE /BELARUS /CRIMEA, WHITE HOUSE
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The suppressive effect of SARS-CoV-2 spike on p53-dependent gene activation provides a potential molecular mechanism by which SARS-CoV-2 infection may impact tumorigenesis, tumor progression and chemotherapy sensitivity. In fact, cisplatin-treated tumor cells expressing spike S2 were found to have increased cell viability as compared to control cells. Further observations on γ-H2AX expression in spike S2-expressing cells treated with cisplatin may indicate altered DNA damage sensing in the DNA damage response pathway. The preliminary observations reported here warrant further studies to unravel the impact of SARS-CoV-2 and its various encoded proteins including spike on pathways of tumorigenesis and response to cancer therapeutics».

This is the Abstract of a study by Shengliang Zhang (Laboratory of Translational Oncology and Experimental Cancer Therapeutics, Warren Alpert Medical School, Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island, USA) and Wafik S. El-Deiry just published in pre-print on BioRxiv (link in the sources) that has discovered yet another component related to SARS-Cov-2 that can promote cancer. 

Tags: CONSUMER RIGHTS / PRODUCT REPORTS, SCIENCE/ HEALTH/ CLIMATE/ NATURE
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What will happen in the Iranian underground bunkers of nuclear production Natanz and Fordow, impenetrable even to powerful missiles, following the “secret countermeasures” that Tehran has declared to adopt?

What will happen in response to the IAEA resolution, the International Atomic Energy Agency, imposed by Western countries in a logic of intimidation against the government of Iran, which recently lost its president Ebrahim Raisi in an accident over which suspicion hovers of sophisticated sabotage?

There will certainly be an increase in the levels of security protection of the plants but there could be the similar response already adopted by Tehran in January 2020 after the killing of General Qasem Soleimani, commander of the Quds Forces, a special unit of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC or Pasdaran).

Tags: ASSASSINATION, IRAN, WMD
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The Yemeni army has announced that one of the ships targeted in its latest military operations in international waters has sunk, while the other is at risk of sinking. In a statement on Saturday, Army Spokesman Yahya Saree said that the ships, named Verbena and Tutor, were targeted in the past 72 hours» Iranian IRNA (Islamic Republic News Agency) reported.

Tags: MIDDLE EAST, RUSSIA/ UKRAINE /BELARUS /CRIMEA, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS
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Henry Kissinger’s quote released by Wikileaks, “The illegal we do immediately; the unconstitutional takes a little longer,” likely brought a smile to his legions of elite media, government, corporate and high society admirers. Oh that Henry! That rapier wit! That trademark insouciance!

It is unlikely, however, that the descendants of his more than 6 million victims in Indochina, and Americans of conscience appalled by his murder of non-Americans, will share in the amusement. His illegal and unconstitutional actions had real-world consequences: the ruined lives of millions of Indochinese innocents in a new form of secret, automated U.S. executive warfare. (Read Branfman’s extended related essay on Kissinger.)

Kissinger has a history of saying outrageous things that reveal a dark callousness and hostility to the lives of innocent civilians. Here’s a sampling:

Tags: POLITICS/ ELECTIONS/ CORRUPTION
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It’s important you check your device settings as soon as possible and see if there’s a software update waiting to download. Google has highlighted that the update fixes 50 security issues with Pixel phones, including seven it rates as “critical”. One has even been slapped with the “zero-day” rating, which means it’s a bug that hackers have been able to successfully take advantage of already - so not downloading this free update leaves your phone and its data at risk of prying eyes.
Tags: COMPUTERS/INTERNET/AI
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A web of notorious elements comprising journalists, writers, think-tanks, NGOs, newspapers and media outlets are running cruel propaganda against India with the agenda of destabilizing the country by spreading seeds of hatred within people. One of the prominent platforms in this vicious agenda is Equality Labs, which claims to be a progressive organization “to combat caste discrimination”, was founded by a Dalit techie and activist named Thenmonzhi Soundararajan, born and brought up in the United States.

While Equality Labs has been operating since 2016, it was registered only in 2022 as Equality Labs LLC., in Delaware (March 2022, registration number 202251715748) and in California in July 2022. Founder of Equality Labs, Thenmonzhi Soundararajan was working on grants from Open Society Institute – an organization funded by George Soros.

It may be mentioned here that Equality Labs has members with questionable backgrounds and affiliations, which include Sharmin Hossain, a Bangladeshi American who served as the Political Director of the organization. Sharmin is the daughter of Mohamed Hossain, a Bangladesh national and a former socialist student organizer with Jatiya Samajtantrik Dal (JSD). She also is the 2015 Open Society Youth Exchange Fellow under which she founded the Bangladeshi Historical Memory Project.

Tags: COVER-UP/ DECEPTIONS/ PROPAGANDA, PAKISTAN/ INDIA
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NASA's Voyager 1 spacecraft is back in action and conducting normal science operations for the first time since the veteran probe began spouting gibberish at the end of 2023. All four of the spacecraft's remaining operational instruments are now returning usable data to Earth, according to NASA. Some additional work is needed to tidy up the effects of the issue. Engineers need to resynchronize the timekeeping software of Voyager 1's three onboard computers to ensure that commands are executed at the correct times. Maintenance will also be performed on the digital tape recorder, which records some data from the plasma instrument for a six-monthly downlink to Earth.
Tags: SCIENCE/ HEALTH/ CLIMATE/ NATURE
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