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Australia’s New South Wales declares ‘national emergency’ as state enters stricter lockdown following 136 new Covid cases

The Australian state of New South Wales (NSW) is headed for yet another week of lockdown, as it announced a “national emergency” on the heels of 136 new coronavirus infections – a daily record so far for 2021. … Read More >Australia’s New South Wales declares ‘national emergency’ as state enters stricter lockdown following 136 new Covid cases

Shashi Tharoor on India’s Pegasus spyware scandal and Modi’s coronavirus disaster

On this episode of Going Underground, we speak to Shashi Tharoor MP, one of India’s most renowned authors and a heavyweight of the Indian National Congress. He discusses the Pegasus spyware leaks that show 40 journalists, Indian National Congress leader Rahul Gandhi, and two serving union ministers were on a list of potential targets … Read More >Shashi Tharoor on India’s Pegasus spyware scandal and Modi’s coronavirus disaster

Bullhorns: Ideological instability

The Biden administration tells us the world faces the stark choice between democracy and authoritarianism. Does this make any sense? The balance of power in the world system is moving toward multi-polarity and is not defined by ideological preferences. Dangerously, Washington continues to claim it has the right to define what the legitimate world order should be. … Read More >Bullhorns: Ideological instability

Morocco SUING Amnesty International over claims it spied on French President Macron with Israeli malware

The Moroccan government is reportedly suing Amnesty International and a French NGO for defamation after the groups claimed Rabat’s agents used Israeli malware to spy on French politicians, including President Emmanuel Macron. … Read More >Morocco SUING Amnesty International over claims it spied on French President Macron with Israeli malware

Western campaign against Belarus runs risk of sparking ‘THIRD WORLD WAR’ says embattled leader Lukashenko, branding EU ‘crazy’

Sanctions & support for opposition movements from abroad is driving Europe down a dangerous path, Belarus’ long-time leader Alexander Lukashenko has claimed, in an explosive new broadside against the EU and its politicians. … Read More >Western campaign against Belarus runs risk of sparking ‘THIRD WORLD WAR’ says embattled leader Lukashenko, branding EU ‘crazy’

Russia files first ever ECHR complaint against Ukraine, over Maidan massacre, censorship, discrimination & Crimea water blockade

The Russian General Prosecutor’s Office has announced that it intends to bring a case against the Ukrainian government in Europe’s top rights court, over a range of issues stemming from the 2014 Maidan and the country’s civil war. … Read More >Russia files first ever ECHR complaint against Ukraine, over Maidan massacre, censorship, discrimination & Crimea water blockade

Russian tech billionaire Durov unsurprised to be listed in bombshell Pegasus data leak, says he already knew he was being targeted

Following revelations that Russian entrepreneur Pavel Durov was targeted by the notorious Pegasus spyware, the tech billionaire has revealed that he has known for years that he was a potential target of surveillance. … Read More >Russian tech billionaire Durov unsurprised to be listed in bombshell Pegasus data leak, says he already knew he was being targeted