US is Turning Kyrgyzstan into Another Springboard for Geopolitical Conflict
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US is Turning Kyrgyzstan into Another Springboard for Geopolitical Conflict

The presidential campaign has started in Kyrgyzstan among candidates for the position of head of state, and elections for that are scheduled for January 10. The presidential elections will take place under very difficult economic and epidemiological conditions for this country, and against a backdrop of a plethora of events in 2020 – some of…

Lavrov Exposes Neocolonialism in Western Poster Child Bosnia-Herzegovina
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Lavrov Exposes Neocolonialism in Western Poster Child Bosnia-Herzegovina

In light of Sergey Lavrov’s recent statements reflecting Russia’s disappointment with the West and the country’s intention to “stop judging ourselves on the basis of marks given by the collective West or individual Western countries”, it might have been expected that the Russian foreign minister’s mid-December Balkan mini tour would be a good chance to…

Are ‘Never Trumpers’ the Future of the GOP?
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Are ‘Never Trumpers’ the Future of the GOP?

Denouncing the $900 billion COVID-19 relief bill as a parsimonious “disgrace” and hinting at an Alamo-style finish on Jan. 6, when Congress votes to declare Joe Biden the next president, Donald Trump is not going to go quietly. The anti-Trumpers and “Never Trumpers” celebrating at Christmas 2020, in this “dark winter” of Joe Biden’s depiction,…

COVID-19: A Fabricated Second “Tidal Wave” of Poverty and Injustice
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COVID-19: A Fabricated Second “Tidal Wave” of Poverty and Injustice

Here we are at the end of a year filled with upheaval, facing yet another round of lockdowns, this time ostensibly intended to fight off a supposed “second wave of COVID-19.” In the foreground, we have the completely co-opted mainstream media bombarding us with an endless barrage of positive coronavirus case numbers. Plus we have…

Goodbye, Lebanon
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Goodbye, Lebanon

It’s cold yet sunny on this Christmas morning. Standing outside, I’m surrounded by a squadron of winged insects. Dots of light, they hover and meander in air tirelessly. Like drunk pinballs, they jerk, dance and bounce down invisible grooves, and around unseen obstacles. No, they’re more like ponderous thoughts. (Your jumped-up synapses are but flying…