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Open letter to Amnesty International Secretary General Callamard

by Faina Savenkova for the Saker blog Good afternoon, Ms Callamard! My name is Faina Savenkova. I am 13 years old and I live in Donbass. I have been a civil activist for 2 years now and I am fighting for the right of children of Donbass to live in peace. I know that your organisation is not only respected in the world but also forms an independent voice, helping

Full transcript of the interview of Michael Hudson by the Saker

Dear friends, I can share with you know one, but TWO different versions of the transcript of my interview with Michael Hudson.  One I had expected, one was directly sent to me by a reader.  So rather than chose one, I will offer you both for download.  Just click on this link to download either or both of these files: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1WTrlFmW-D4nTY7IMPhDm3udLBYTJyc0d?usp=sharing There is also a Russian version available here: https://aftershock.news/?q=node/1140295

Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov : Member countries of the African Union

Editorial Comment: Mr Lavrov’s visits to Arab states, the Arab League, and African states can only be described as a stunning victory and a complete triumph for diplomacy. A short overview is included in the second part of this Operation Z situation report: http://thesaker.is/sitrep-operation-z-collapses-and-progress/ All of the various transcripts can be read at the MFA site: https://www.mid.ru/en/ Short comments and summaries can be found on the MFA Telegram Channel: https://t.me/MFARussia

Major news day for Russia: In conclusion of his working visit to Iran, Vladimir Putin answered questions from the media.

In conclusion of his working visit to Iran, Vladimir Putin answered questions from the media. Question: Mr President, some would think the world has forgotten about Syria amid the numerous issues on the international agenda. But we have seen today that this is not so. We would like to hear your views on the situation on the ground in Syria. A great deal has been said today about points of contact, but there are many differences as well. Have you discussed or coordinated any

Russia’s top diplomat, Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, talks with RT’s editor-in-chief, Margarita Simonyan in an exclusive interview about the challenges Russia faces amid the Ukraine conflict

Highlights as seen by Pepe Escobar: 🇷🇺The highlights of Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s interview with Sputnik and RT: 🔹The EU is forced to make amendments to sanctions against Russia as they have exceeded their potential; 🔹Russia is not happy about energy issues that Europe is currently facing, but “will not worry about it too much”; 🔹Western countries are trying to drag UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres into their “games” around

Finance Capitalism’s Self-Destructive Nature

Posted with Michael Hudson’s permission Transcript of Interview on The Left Lens with Danny Haiphong May 25th, 2022 DANNY HAIPHONG: Good afternoon, everyone. Happy Wednesday, May 25th, welcome to the stream, to another left lens. Today we have a very special guest so as you’re coming in make sure you are liking the stream sharing it, make sure that you are subscribing to the channel and hitting that notifications bell,

Meeting of the guarantor states of the Astana process to facilitate the Syrian settlement + Speech by President Vladimir Putin

Joint Statement by the President of the Islamic Republic of Iran, the President of the Russian Federation, and the President of the Republic of Turkiey, Tehran July 19, 2022 President of the Islamic Republic of Iran, H.E. Seyyed Ebrahim Raisi, President of the Russian Federation, H.E. Vladimir Putin, and President of the Republic of Turkiey, H.E. Recep Tayyip Erdogan gathered in Tehran on 19 July 2022 for a Tripartite Summit within the framework of Astana format. The Presidents: 1. Discussed the current situation on the ground in Syria, reviewed the developments following the last virtual summit on 1 July 2020 and reiterated their determination to enhance the trilateral coordination in light

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s article «Staged incidents as the Western approach to doing politics»

https://mid.ru/en/foreign_policy/news/1822333/ Published in Izvestia newspaper Today, the Russian Armed Forces, together with the self-defence units of the Donetsk and Lugansk people’s republics, are delivering on the objectives of the special military operation with great resolve to put an end to the outrageous discrimination and genocide of the Russian people and eliminate direct threats to the security of the Russian Federation that the United States and its satellites have been creating

Michael Hudson: Podcast with Michael Hudson, Steve Keen, Steve Grumbine

Posted with Michael Hudson’s permission Grambine, Macro and Cheese, July 9 2022. https://realprogressives.org/podcast_episode/episode-180-the-end-of-dollar-diplomacy-with-steve-keen-and-michael-hudson/. https://realprogressives.org/macro-n-cheese-podcast/ For those who would like to hear the recorded conversation Michael Hudson [intro/music] A central tenet of the World Bank from the beginning is to convince countries not to grow their own food, but to create plantation agriculture to prevent family-owned farming of food, to grow plantation export crops and they become dependent on the United

Michael Hudson: The End of Western Civilization – Why It Lacks Resilience, and What Will Take Its Place

Michael Hudson’s Major Lecture at the Global University in China on July 11th, 2022 – and posted with Dr Hudson’s permission Why it lacks resilience, and What will take its place[1] The greatest challenge facing societies has always been how to conduct trade and credit without letting merchants and creditors make money by exploiting their customers and debtors. All antiquity recognized that the drive to acquire money is addictive and

Michael Hudson: Keynote speech at the David Graeber anthropology conference in France

Posted with permission from Michael Hudson From Junk Economics to a False View of History What are the real roots of Western Civilization? It may seem strange to invite an economist to give a keynote speech to a conference of the social sciences. Economists have been characterized as autistic and anti-social in the popular press for good reason.   They are trained to think abstractly and use a priori deduction –

Sergey Lavrov: Presser following talks with Vladimir Makei, Belarus

Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s statement and answers to media questions at a joint news conference with Foreign Minister of Belarus Vladimir Makei following talks, Minsk, June 30, 2022 Esteemed Mr Makei, Ladies and gentlemen, As my colleague and friend has just said, our talks took place in a truly friendly atmosphere of trust and were very substantial, as they should be between allies and strategic partners. First, I would like

Putin: Address to participants of 10th St Petersburg International Legal Forum

Address to participants of 10th St Petersburg International Legal Forum Vladimir Putin gave a video address to greet the participants of a plenary session of the 10th St Petersburg International Legal Forum. This year’s plenary session was themed Law in a Multipolar World. The video address was recorded during the President’s recent visit to St Petersburg. President of Russia Vladimir Putin: Colleagues, I would like to welcome you to the 10th St Petersburg International Legal Forum, which, as always, has brought together leading jurists and practicing lawyers from many countries. I am

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