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Lunacy of Brit geopoliticians, U.S. "Deep State" on Display in the Black Sea, U.S. Courtrooms

A naval incident provoked by the British in the Black Sea yesterday led to shots fired over the bow of the HMS Defender. Former British Ambassador Craig Murray asked what business it had in the Black Sea, describing its deployment there as "lunacy." Court documents released on the January 6 "insurrection" at the U.S. Capitol demonstrate the involvement of a legion of FBI provocateurs embedded among the demonstrators. These actions have nothing to do with "protecting" us from "aggressive" Russians or domestic terrorists, but in justifying further war build-up and security state spying and psychological warfare in the U.S.

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Censorship and Psy-War, Courtesy of the City of London

This week's {Executive Intelligence Review} features the story of Who's Who in controlling the narratives which appear in social media. You know you're being lied to, but who are the liars-in-chief? The same networks which fabricate lying narratives such as Russiagate, Putin's legions of hackers and poisoners, and Chinese concentration camps in Xinjiang, control the "fact checkers" who protect the real liars, centered in the intelligence community in London, Wall Street, and Washington, working hand-in-hand with Silicon Valley tech giants. For more on this, watch the report by Mike Robinson, the co-editor of "UK Column", available here:
Sanctions Are Killers, and Are Driving the World Away from the U.S. and the Dollar

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Peaceful Cooperation, or the Insanity of Geopolitics and Neoliberalism

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The future is being shaped by the battle between two Paradigms: One, that of the unilateralist insistence, directed from London and Washington, that all nations must give up sovereignty and submit to the phony Rules-Based Order of imperial financial dictators; or move into an era defined by peaceful cooperation for mutual benefit. The world is currently trapped in the former, but signs exist that the latter can be brought into being, depending on the courage and creativity of citizens in moving governments to act in the interests of the people of sovereign republics, rather than bow down to an imperial oligarchy. Join the Schiller Institute for our online conference, June 26 and 27 -- to participate in the mobilization to create a new anti-Malthusian paradigm.

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A Tentative Step Back From The Abyss Reflects Sober Assessment Of The Danger Of Nuclear War

by: Harley Schlanger
June 18—Given the harsh words and shrill tone from the Biden team preceding his meeting with Russian President Putin on June 16, it seemed realistic that both sides were lowering expectations in pre-summit pronouncements.  In the days before the summit, Biden met with G7 leaders and NATO officials to create an impression of a united front against the "threats" posed by Russia and China.  His spokesmen repeatedly painted a picture of an "Alliance of Democratic States" prepared to confront "autocratic regimes", in defense of an arbitrary "Rules-Based Order" (RBO) unified by adherence to "western values"—values which are under attack due to the "malign intent" allegedly demonstrated by Russia and China.
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Did the Biden-Putin Summit Change Anything?

The joint statement from Biden and Putin, reaffirming that nuclear war cannot be won and must never be fought, represents a potential for positive change.  First, it acknowledges that we have been headed toward a nuclear war, which few are willing to face.  Second, it raises the deeper question, how can such a war be avoided?  Pronouncements like this are never definitive.  Lyndon LaRouche provided the answer, that the commitment of sovereign nation states to sharing the benefits of technological progress, is the key to durable peace.  And how do we achieve that?  His wife, Helga, has provided the answer: break out of the imperial geopolitical paradigm, with its commitment to predatory neoliberal economics benefitting the private banks, and build a new paradigm of cooperation, to achieve the Common Aims of Mankind.  This is the theme of next weekend's online Schiller Institute conference -- click here to register for this historic event!

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Putin and Biden Take a Step Back from War: Mainstream Media Protests!

We should not overstate the case -- the outcome of the Putin-Biden summit did not resolve most of the outstanding issues, which the War Hawks in the Military Industrial Complex have been inventing and hyping, to bring the two countries to the brink of war. However, the joint statement they issued included an extremely important agreement: "Today, we reaffirm the principle that a nuclear war cannot be won and must never be fought." See if you can find this reported in the English-language mainstream media, which instead demeaned the summit, and tried to provoke confrontation between the two leaders, exactly as they tried following the July 2018 summit between Putin and President Trump in Helsinki.

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Will the Putin-Biden Summit Initiate a Prospect for Improved Relations?

The meeting today in Geneva has been played down by both sides.  Yet, the fact they are meeting is significant.  It comes in the midst of worsening relations between the U.S. and Russia.  And it follows a not-fully successful effort by the Anglo-American geopolitical War Hawks to pull the "Alliance of Democratic States" into an agreement for heightened confrontation with Russia and China.  While some of the rhetoric was harsh, with wild accusations against both states, it is also clear that not everyone was buying into the idea that more sanctions and bluster against them would accomplish anything, especially when no real evidence backing the charges against Putin and Xi has been presented.  In the absence of a solid front in favor of heightened confrontation against Russia and China, is it possible that an actual dialogue might begin?

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The Lunacy of G7-NATO Leaders on Display in this Week's Summits

Instead of engaging the leaders of Russia and China in a serious deliberation on what to do about the multiplicity of crises affecting the world, the G7 and NATO leaders put forward a series of unserious, if not downright lunatic proposals, during their confabs over the last days. Their proposals for global infrastructure and battling the COVID pandemic were not serious, but instead would continue the policies which have left infrastructure -- including that of public health -- incapable of serving the needs of nations and their people. As for their strategic communique, it is more of the same false accusations against Russia and China, to justify military buildup and geopolitical confrontation. Where are the statesmen and women, when they're needed? They will be at the Schiller Institute online conference, June 26-7. Join us!

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Global Banksters Issue Orders in G7 Communique -- Who Will Obey These Orders?

The G7 summit followed through with most of the plan composed by the City of London/Wall Street bankers and their allies among the Davos billionaires, adopting a Green agenda which will harm, if not eliminate, human life on the planet, and a call for increased economic warfare against China.  While there was some hesitation in adopting the most extreme language pushed by host Boris Johnson and his new buddy, Joe Biden, it is expected that this will be reinforced when NATO heads-of-state meet today in Brussels, to discuss transforming NATO into a global alliance, i.e., into the "Indo-Pacific" region, to "contain" China, which is accused of violating the sacrosanct Rules-Based Order.  But the Green New Deal took a hit, with voters in Switzerland rejecting a referendum which would have mandated Swiss adoption of the extreme energy austerity demands of the G7 communique, and support for the Green Party in Germany has fallen sharply in the last weeks. 

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War Talk in Washington, London on Eve of Biden-Putin Summit

by: Harley Schlanger
June 11 -- Buoyed by praise from Congressional Democrats and Republicans for his commitment to "stand up to Russia and China", Joe Biden's first words on arriving in the U.K. for a series of summits reflected that bipartisan consensus.

Biden addressing U.S. Air Force personnel at Mildenhall Air Base in the U.K. June 10, 2021

"I'm headed to the G7, then to the NATO ministerial and then to meet with Mr. Putin, to let him know what I want him to know," he boasted to a gathering of U.S. Air Force personnel at a British air base, sounding more like a mafia boss than a statesman. Offering the now-standard administration comment on the summit, that he is "not seeking conflict" with Russia, but a "stable predictable relationship", he fell back to his combative persona, saying "I've been clear, the United States will respond in a robust and meaningful way when the Russian government engages in harmful activities. We've already demonstrated that. I'm going to communicate that there are consequences for violating the sovereignty of democracies in the U.S. and Europe and elsewhere."

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