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“Tanks and Tragedy” — by Michael Brenner

On Dec. 21, 2022, NATO headquarters in Brussels joined other international landmarks in switching off its lights in solidarity with Ukraine. (NATO, Flickr, CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)
Amid the vacuum of creditable reporting by the mainstream media, Michael Brenner offers a briefing on the background of the neocon-inspired war in Ukraine and his view on the present strategic situation.

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“After Windfall Profits, Chevron Set to Buy Back $75 Billion in Shares” — by Brett Wilkins

Chevron CEO Michael Wirth speaks during the Milken Institute Global Conference on October 18, 2021 in Beverly Hills, California.
(Photo: Patrick T. Fallon/ AFP via Getty Images)
“Chevron should not be doing $75 billion in stock buybacks while price gouging American families and accelerating the climate crisis,” said one critic.
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“Caitlin Johnstone: US Constantly Provoking China” — by Caitlin Johnstone

U.S. guided-missile destroyer USS Rafael Peralta fires the Mark 45 gun while in the Philippine Sea on Jan. 15. (U.S. Navy, Greg Johnson). The way the U.S. has been positioning its war machinery around China would have sparked a third world war had the roles been reversed. Nonetheless, talk inside the U.S. empire is all about Chinese “aggression.”
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“Who is Responsible for Ghana’s Debt Crisis?” — by Tanupriya Singh

IMF Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva meets with Ghanaian President Nana Akufo-Addo (Photo: @KGeorgieva/Twitter). Ghana has approached the G20 to restructure its external debts, the majority of which are held by private lenders. The process is necessary to unlock a $3 billion IMF bailout that will see severe austerity measures imposed on the Ghanaian people
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“The Pentagon’s Massive Intelligence Failure on China” — Michael T. Klare

U.S, Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin at the U.S. Air Force B-21 Raider unveiling ceremony, Palmdale, Calif., Dec. 2, 2022. (DoD, Chad J. McNeeley). Michael T. Klare says China’s CO2 emissions is the real threat to U.S. security, a point absent from the latest Pentagon report.
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“US Africa Leaders Summit Promises More Exploitation for Africa, Record Profits for US Mining Firms” — by Jeremy Loffredo

Recent deals between US Secretary of State Tony Blinken and African heads of state promise eye-popping profits for US mining multinationals and fewer protections for African laborers “toiling in subhuman conditions” to drive the digital revolution.
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