Communist Party of China: State capitalist campaign for „common prosperity“

Communist Party of China: State capitalist campaign for „common prosperity“

In assessing the character of the CCP, whether it is a Confucian party or a Marxite-Leninite party, one should take into account Professor Van Ess‘ programmatic essay „How Confucian is China?“ In which he denies this, even though he thinks that the CCP was a Leninist party. Against this is the fact that the CPC no longer wants an international proletarian world revolution like Lenin, rejects class struggle, its membership structure would no longer be that of a workers‘ party…

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Many looming crisis: Chinese and US debt crisis, Evergrand, Taiwan and India

Many looming crisis: Chinese and US debt crisis, Evergrand, Taiwan and India

While the Taiwanese crisis is still looming and the effects of the Evergrand debt crisis still unclear, the mouthpiece ot the Communist Party of China, the Global Times points to the US debt crisis and tries to blame Western media for double standards as they were not reporting about the effects and the danger the overburdening US debts could cause internationally: “GT Voice: US looming debt crisis spells real trouble for world economy By Global Times Published: Oct 13, 2021…

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From skinhead to tie fascist – an obituary

From skinhead to tie fascist – an obituary

A typical cliché for a Nazi in the 90s was still the beer-drinking skinhead, who was screaming  Germany conquers the world, with combat boots and baseball bats. The Bone skins, different from the Red Skins. The skinhead movement originally came from the de-industrialized industrial areas of Great Britain, almost at the same time as the punk movement and the Sex Pistols. In the beginning, the skins were a lifestyle movement that gave their life’s sadness a celebrating framework and combative…

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Vom Skin zum Krawattenfaschist- ein Nachruf

Vom Skin zum Krawattenfaschist- ein Nachruf

Typisches Klischee für einen Nazi war noch in den 90er Jahren der biertrinkende, Deutschland über alles gröhlende  Skinhead mit Springerstiefeln und Baseballschläger. Die Skinheadbewegung kam ursprünglich aus den deindustrialiserten Industriegebieten Großbritanniens, fast zeitgliech mit der Punkbewegung und den Sex Pistols. Anfangs waren die Skins eine Lifestylebewegung, die ihrer Lebenstristesse einen feiernden Rahmen und kämpferischen Impetus einer vernachlässigten working class jugend gaben wie ihn schon die Who in in ihrem Quadrophenia als Kampf der Subkulturen Ted and Mots beschrieben und er…

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Iraq: Islamist Muktadar el-Sadr is winner of the election

Iraq: Islamist Muktadar el-Sadr is winner of the election

According to the first preliminary election results, it looks like the Shiite Islamist Muktadar El-Sadr has become the strongest force in the Iraqi elections, albeit with a election participation of only 41%.  “Preliminary results: Shiite cleric Al-Sadr probably election winner in Iraq Updated on October 12, 2021-08: 18 Muktada al-Sadr faces a clear election victory. His militia used to fight US troops, today he pretends to be a reformer. But many Iraqis do not believe him. The current of the…

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Irak: Islamist Muktadar el-Sadr Wahlsieger

Irak: Islamist Muktadar el-Sadr Wahlsieger

Nach den ersten vorläufigen Wahlergebnissen sieht es so aus, also ob der schiitische Islamist Muktadar El-Sadr stärkste Kraft bei den irakischen Wahlen geworden ist, wenngleich bei einer Wahlbeteiligung von nur 41% . „Vorläufige Ergebnisse : Schiitischer Geistlicher Al-Sadr wohl Wahlsieger im Irak Aktualisiert am 12.10.2021-08:18 Muktada al-Sadr steht vor einem klaren Wahlsieg. Früher bekämpfte seine Miliz US-Truppen, heute gibt er sich als Reformer. Das nehmen ihm viele Iraker aber nicht ab. Die Strömung des schiitischen Geistlichen Muktada al-Sadr steht bei…

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Surfing in the PR China- Hainan as the new Chinese Hawai

Surfing in the PR China- Hainan as the new Chinese Hawai

Interersting documentary on Phoenix TV. Surfing in China. Not internet surfing, but real surfing. There are now about 3000 surfers in the PR Chn, of which 1000 do it on a regular basis. You have to divide between former city dwellers and some rich people who droped out of urban city life and the potential future of a conservative,narrowminded boring and stressful life of traditional unhappy family father or mother with kids, Surfig teacher Darci Liu is such an example…

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The Algerian war, France and the postcolonial debate

The Algerian war, France and the postcolonial debate

Macron wants to come to terms with the French history and colonial past. Whether it was the investigation about the French role in the genocide in Ruanda, whether it was a national debate about the historical role of Napoleon or now the report about France´s role in the Algerian war which also produces heated debate on Al Jazzera and the Arab world. Especially also in Algeria. Relations between Algeria and France have hit rock bottom. Algeria called back its ambassador…

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Deescalation in the Sino-American relations and around Taiwan?

Deescalation in the Sino-American relations and around Taiwan?

While China is beating the war drums around Taiwan on National Day due to AUKUS, the coming Summit of the Democracies, the renaming of Tawainse Representative Offices , the USA seems to be willing to deescalate tensions by offering trade talks with China. As the Global Times reports: “’Frank conversations‘ sends positive signal for China-US trade relations: expert By Global Times Published: Oct 04, 2021 05:29 PM Updated: Oct 04, 2021 11:34 PM The US will hold „frank conversations“ with…

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Accesion for the West Balkan to the EU common market and infrastructure programs, but not a new EU membership

Accesion for the West Balkan to the EU common market and infrastructure programs, but not a new EU membership

We repost an article of the  ITIMES about the alleged discriminaition of the West Balkans and the ignorance of the EU in order to voice our own criticism on it. International Institute for Middle East and Balkan Studies (IFIMES)[1] from Ljubljana, Slovenia, has analyzed the current political situation in Western Balkans in the context of the upcoming EU-Western Balkans summit. We bring the most important and interesting excerpts from a comprehensive analysis titled “2021 EU – Western Balkans Summit: EU…

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China invades Taiwanese airspace- a clear warning to AUKUS, Taiwan and Japan

China invades Taiwanese airspace- a clear warning to AUKUS, Taiwan and Japan

On the Chinese National Day, Chinese fighter planes have now penetrated Taiwanese airspace. It’s a good question how to look at the entry  of PLAF fighter jets into Taiwanese identification zones. In its self-portrayal, the Global Times vacillates between routine maneuvers and then as an alleged reaction to the passage of two US aircraft carriers near the Taiwan Strait, definitely China wants to demonstrate Taiwanese impotence, because trying to push Chinese planes away would be ver risky and shooting them…

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Wie die Ukraine die Szenerie eines drohenden Kriegsausbruchs produziert und die Welt um eine neue Anklage gegen Russland bereichert

Wie die Ukraine die Szenerie eines drohenden Kriegsausbruchs produziert und die Welt um eine neue Anklage gegen Russland bereichert

Autor: Gegenstandpunkt 3-2021 Im Winter dieses Jahres beginnt die Ukraine mit umfassenden Kriegsvorbereitungen. Der ukrainische Armeechef Ruslan Chomtschak erklärt, auf dem Ausbildungsprogramm der gesamten ukrainischen Armee stünden in diesem Frühjahr Straßen- und Häuserkämpfe in städtischer Umgebung (junge Welt, 3.3.21). Verletzungen der Waffenstillstandsabkommen an der Demarkationslinie finden ohnehin regelmäßig statt, dazu kommt laut einer Meldung der OSZE die zunehmende Vorverlegung schwerer Waffen, die gemäß einer Einigung im Minsk-Format zurückverlegt worden waren. Gleichzeitig verbreitet die ukrainische Seite offenbar gezielt Indiskretionen, die auch…

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Ukraine´s winter offensive, Belarus and Zapad 2021 and the third front in Georgia

Ukraine´s winter offensive, Belarus and Zapad 2021 and the third front in Georgia

In the winter of this year, Ukraine will begin extensive war preparations. The Ukrainian army chief Ruslan Khomchak explains that street and house-to-house fights in urban surroundings are part of the training program of the entire Ukrainian army this spring (Junge Welt, 3/3/21). Violations of the ceasefire agreements on the demarcation line occur regularly anyway, and according to an OSCE report, there is also the increasing forward deployment of heavy weapons, which had been moved back in accordance with an…

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DGAP: Recommendations and action plans for a new German foreign policy: „Smart sovereignity“-its realities and narratives

DGAP: Recommendations and action plans for a new German foreign policy: „Smart sovereignity“-its realities and narratives

The German Society for Foreign Policy/Gesellschaft für Deutsche Außenpolitik (DGAP), in addition to the Foundation for Science and Politics/Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik (SWP) , the largest and most influential German think tank for foreign and security policy, has published a strategy paper that has formulated recommendations for action for the coming German government. The next federal government should initiate a turn to a more offensive, risk-taking foreign policy and create “social acceptance” for it. This is what a group of…

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Council on Geostrategy: Global Britain´s leadership for „active deterrence“in the coming Sino-American“kinetic conflict“ and the narratives

Council on Geostrategy: Global Britain´s leadership for „active deterrence“in the coming Sino-American“kinetic conflict“ and the narratives

In the run-up to the next NATO meeting , security experts are considering new strategic approaches for their countries and the alliance, which should lead to a NATO 2030 strategy and new cohesion. While the largest think tank in Germany, the German Society for Foreign Policy/Deutsche Gesellschaft für Außenpolitik (DGAP), has already published a strategy paper with 10 recommendations for action for a new German federal government, a new think tank has now been founded in Brexit-Global Britain, the Council…

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DGAP- Handlungsempfehlungen für die kommende deutsche Regierung: Smarte Souveränität

DGAP- Handlungsempfehlungen für die kommende deutsche Regierung: Smarte Souveränität

Die Deutsche Gesellschaft für Außenpolitik(DGAP) , neben der Stiftung für Wissenschaft und Politik, der größte und einflussreichste deutsche Think Tank für Außen- und Sicherheitspolitik hat ein Strategiepapier herausgegeben, das Handlungsempfehlungen für die kommende deutsche Regierung formuliert hat. Die Webseite German Foreign Policy fasst dies derfolgt zusammen: „Handlungsempfehlungen an die nächste Bundesregierung (I) Berliner Denkfabrik fordert offensivere, risikobereitere Außenpolitik: „Die Grenzen zwischen Krieg und Frieden verwischen.“ BERLIN (Eigener Bericht) – Die nächste Bundesregierung soll eine Wende zu einer offensiveren, risikobereiten Außenpolitik…

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The looming Balkan crisis and the relations between Serbia, Russia and the EU

The looming Balkan crisis and the relations between Serbia, Russia and the EU

At the moment there are no breaking news about the latest developments of the Kosovo crisis. However it is an outstanding event that Serbia issued a 24 hour ultimatum to NATO. Alreaady in May many Balkanese intellectuals and politicians wrote a joint letter addressing a looming and coming crisis on the Balkans, even warning of the possibility of border revisions and new armed conflicts. On June 24, Belgrade hosted the Russian-Serbian conference of the Valdai Discussion Club, organised in partnership with the office of Rossotrudnichestvo…

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German election, US shutdown, France´s European sovereignity and the new Kosovo crisis

German election, US shutdown, France´s European sovereignity and the new Kosovo crisis

After the federal election in Germany in September 2021, all politicians emphasize that they want to have a new government by Christmas, Habeck, that „failure is not an option“, the FDP can no longer afford to play the denier again, DGB and BDI are also putting pressure on ensuring that no paralyzing game comes out, whether Jamaica or Ampel/Traffic light coalition. Macron also hopes in France that this will be decided by December. Since France takes over the EU Council…

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