Baher Kamal: Forget About All This Humanitarian Blah Blah (And Buy More Weapons)

Baher Kamal: Forget About All This Humanitarian Blah Blah (And Buy More Weapons)

The estimated cost of the humanitarian response going into 2023 is US$ 51.5 billion, a 25% increase compared to the beginning of 2022. That is less than one-tenth of the total sales of weapons which reached 592 billion US dollars just in one year: 2021. Baher Kamal January 30, 2023 MADRID, Dec 22, 2022 (IPS) […]

Cameron Leckie: Ukraine – The ignominious unravelling of the West has begun

Cameron Leckie: Ukraine – The ignominious unravelling of the West has begun

Cameron Leckie January 29, 2023 Western powers appear to have no viable strategy to bring the Ukraine war to an end. The best they can do is keep Ukraine on life support. But, as Sun Tzu put it, tactics without strategy is the noise before defeat. Imagine if Ukraine had capitulated three days after the […]

Zivadin Jovanovic: The West’s ultimatum to Serbia won’t work

Zivadin Jovanovic: The West’s ultimatum to Serbia won’t work

Time magazine, March 24, 1999 Živadin Jovanović, Yugoslav Minister of Foreign Affairs 1998-2000 January 29, 2023 If the wording of the ‘Basic Agreement’ presented by the western “Great Five” (EU, USA, Germany, France, Italy) on Kosovo and Metohija, which has been circulated for a while in the Albanian media and as of January 20 in the […]

Branko Marcetic: Diplomatic Cables Show that Russia Did See NATO Expansion as a Red Line

Branko Marcetic: Diplomatic Cables Show that Russia Did See NATO Expansion as a Red Line

Branko Marcetic January 28, 2023 Editor’s note This is probably the most detailed and solid documentation of the historical fact that NATO leaders knew perfectly well that Russia was deeply concerned and against NATO’s expansion and stated those concern for more than 20 years. In other words, that NATO decided deliberately not to listen and […]

David Ferguson: Western bridgebuilder in China

David Ferguson: Western bridgebuilder in China

January 28, 2023 Born and brought up in Scotland, David Ferguson moved to China to work and live in 2006. In 2008, he joined the Foreign Languages Press, covering major issues, including the Wenchuan earthquake, the Beijing Olympic Games and the Shanghai World Expo. “I spend quite a lot of my time writing about China. […]

Bonhoeffer’s “theory of stupidity”: We have more to fear from stupid people than evil ones

Bonhoeffer’s “theory of stupidity”: We have more to fear from stupid people than evil ones

Evil is easy to identify and fight against; not so with stupidity. Key Takeaways Jonny Thomson January 28, 2023 There’s an internet adage that goes, “Debating an idiot is like trying to play chess with a pigeon — it knocks the pieces over, craps on the board, and flies back to its flock to claim […]

✅ TFF Miniblog, News & Notes from 2021 till today

✅ TFF Miniblog, News & Notes from 2021 till today

Find here TFF-related media mentions, comments, videos and social media posts published elsewhere but not on this homepage. It is only a fraction we happen to catch. When it comes to video comments and debates, we recommend that you go to our Vimeo channel where many of them ar reproduced. ▪️ Human Wrongs Watch, January […]

Jan Oberg: The Occident is now militarising itself to death for a second time

Jan Oberg: The Occident is now militarising itself to death for a second time

May others avoid that fate… Jan Oberg January 26, 2023 The first Cold War played out between the East and the Western Occident and the East lost with the demise of the Soviet Union and the Warsaw Pact. Both built – more or less faithfully – on Western mechanical thinking, one on Marx and other […]

Jan Oberg: The Doomsday Clock – Deceptive and rather an indicator of US foreign policies

Jan Oberg: The Doomsday Clock – Deceptive and rather an indicator of US foreign policies

Jan Oberg January 26, 2023 Like the Nobel Prizes, the Doomsday Clock of the Bulletin of the Atom Scientists attracts enormous media attention. It simplifies a very complex issue into a time measure: How close is the world to global catastrophe? This year it is at 90 seconds to midnight. Between 2020 and 2022, it […]

A Russian Voice – Lev Voronkov: Democracy in theory and in practice. In search of an effective model of people’s power

A Russian Voice – Lev Voronkov: Democracy in theory and in practice. In search of an effective model of people’s power

Lev Voronkov January 25, 2023 In the modern lexicon of supporters of the liberal ideology, the word “democracy” means a certain positive phenomenon, to the triumph of which humanity must certainly strive in all spheres of public life. They declared despotism, authoritarianism, dictatorship, totalitarianism and other similar negative things as the antipodes of this phenomenon. […]

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