Monthly Archives: April 2018

Russisch für Anfänger

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Capitalism, Hegemony and Violence in the Age of Drones

Counterpunch: In other words, the state wishing to redefine an element of law violates existing law repeatedly until new parameters are set. This repetition eventually makes what was once illegal under international law newly legal. Arguably, even if the US … Continue reading

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Peenemünde

This is the blockhouse from which missile launches were controlled. The walls are several meters thick, penetrated by shuttered observation ports.

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Ravensbrück

In the center of the photo across the Schwedtsee is the Fürstenberg marina. The building on the right is the Ravensbrück crematorium.

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Drögen

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Teufelsberg

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Language

Guardian: Sarah Sanders, the White House press secretary, tweeted: “Great to have Secretary Pompeo confirmed. He will do an excellent job helping @POTUS lead our efforts to denuclearize the Korean peninsula.” Trump earlier described the pictures of Pompeo and Kim’s … Continue reading

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EX-CIA chief Mike Pompeo confirmed as secretary of state

BBC: On Tuesday, Mr Trump described the North Korean ruler as “very honourable”, after months of deriding him as “Little Rocket Man”. US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley also congratulated Mr Pompeo following the confirmation vote. Theodor Adorno … Continue reading

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AUMF 2018

The Intercept_: On Monday, three Republican and three Democratic senators, led by Sens. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., and Tim Kaine, D-Va., released a draft of a new “authorization for use of military force,” or AUMF. … This would essentially give the executive branch … Continue reading

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In Middle East Wars It Pays to be Skeptical

Counterpunch: There is much tut-tutting in Britain by the commentariat about the spread of authoritarianism in the Middle East and Eastern Europe, but less so about the growing limitation on what can be freely expressed at home. Increasingly, anything less … Continue reading

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