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World Business Report
Sri Lanka seeks China debt restructure

World Business Report

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 10, 2022 26:27


President Rajapaksa of Sri Lanka has asked China to restructure its debt repayments. Deshal de Mel is an economist at Verite Research, and tells us how Sri Lanka built up more than $5bn in loans from China for roads, ports and an airport over the past decade. Also in the programme, the Norwegian fertiliser giant Yara International will stop buying potash from Belarus by the end of April, due to the impact of international sanctions on the country. Hanna Liubakova is a Belarusian journalist currently in exile, and explains the significance of the potash industry to Belarus. The BBC's Laurence Knight explores the potential for psychedelic drugs in the treatment of mental health conditions. Plus, our regular workplace commentator Stephanie Hare considers the prospects for a "basic income for the arts" scheme being introduced in Ireland, which will involve a minimum income being paid to several thousand people working in the sector. Today's edition is presented by Rob Young, and produced by Joshua Thorpe and George Thomas.

PT Profit Podcast
Heart-Centered Coaching NBA Athletes with Mike Guevara

PT Profit Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 30, 2021 55:17


Coaches, it is my pleasure and my privilege to introduce you to the passionate and kind-hearted Mike Guevara. Coach Mike G serves the competitive playing field that is the NBA. During our conversation, he dives into his athletic background and experience moving into the world of professional sports. If I've got any aspiring pro basketball players listening, then this episode is definitely for you because Mike and I discuss the process of being drafted into the NBA. Coach Mike G exudes qualities that all great personal trainers should have: compassion, kindness, and overall caring nature. During our talk, he talks to me about client-trainer relationships and how things such as trust and compliance need to be earned. It is important to meet your clients where they are at when they are celebrating and in pain. We also went into early specialization and accessibility. We all know that not every one has access to high-level sports clubs and teams growing up. Mike and I talk about how someone can be resourceful getting their younger athletes beneficial training and inspire their kids to be the best athletes and people they can be. In this episode, Mike and I discuss:- How proper training makes a true impact...which includes properly preparing your own child in grade school sports.- Compliance, trust, and the importance of interpersonal communication.- Why you should not do personal training solely for money. Don't forget to sign up for my upcoming free live training: FitBiz Bootcamp. The training begins on January 3rd. Join me, and learn to master the same pillars of performance that have helped me and my clients generate consistent $10k-$40k months. Don't forget to leave us a review on Apple Podcasts. About Today's Guest Mike Guevara started coaching in the performance field in 2008. Upon graduating from Cal State Northridge with a B.S. in Exercise Science in 2010, he worked as a performance intern and ultimately a coach at The Factory Training for 5 years. He was then offered ownership and served as Director of Performance at The Factory Training where he oversaw and serviced multiple NFL, NBA, and MLB athletes along with youth, high school, and college athletes. In late 2011 to 2013, Mike received an opportunity to work and travel with Belarusian pro tennis player Victória Azárenka as her personal Performance Coach. After 2 1/2 years, Victória captured 51 weeks of a world #1 ranking and two Australian Open Titles among many other career accomplishments. He was asked to return to the team in Jan 2016 and helped her achieve the “Sunshine Double” which only two other woman in WTA histo

War & Peace
S3 Episode 8: What Does Belarus's President Lukashenka Want?

War & Peace

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 21, 2021 33:46


In 2020, Belarusian dictator Aleksandr Lukashenka cracked down on protesters challenging the results of an election in which he had claimed resounding victory, and on the opposition in general. The European Union (EU) refused to recognise Lukashenka's regime and imposed far-reaching sanctions. Relations between Belarus and its Western neighbours have since continued to spiral downward. In the summer of 2021, thousands of people, mainly from the Middle East, began gathering at the country's border with Poland and the Baltic states, hoping to enter the EU. Incensed governments accused Lukashenka of ‘weaponising' migrants by facilitating access to the border, and responded with a fifth round of sanctions. Lukashenka has so far refused to back down, turning ever more to Moscow for support, even as Russia's relations with the West continue their own rapid decline and Russian troops mass near Ukraine. This week on War & Peace, Olga Oliker and Hugh Pope are joined by Yauheni Preiherman, the Founder and Director of the Minsk Dialogue Council on International Relations. They discuss the realities of the border crisis and Lukashenka's motives in fomenting it, asking whether his gamble has backfired. They also review Belarus' foreign policy trajectory, its past overtures toward the West and its complicated relationship with Moscow. They talk about regional implications of the standoff with Europe and assess what Belarus tells us about how small states can and cannot navigate increasingly belligerent great power competition. For more of Crisis Group's analysis make sure to explore our Belarus page and check out our latest ‘Behind the Frictions at the Belarus-Poland Border'. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Congressional Dish
CD244: Keeping Ukraine

Congressional Dish

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 20, 2021 118:53


Since the beginning of December, news outlets around the world have been covering a possible Russian invasion of Ukraine. In this episode, get the full back story on the civil war that has been raging in Ukraine since 2014, learn what role our government has played in the conflict, and hear Victoria Nuland - one of the highest ranking officials in the Biden administration's State Department - testify to the Senate Foreign Affairs Committee about the Biden administration's plans if Russia decides to use its military to invade Ukraine. Please Support Congressional Dish – Quick Links Contribute monthly or a lump sum via PayPal Support Congressional Dish via Patreon (donations per episode) Send Zelle payments to: Donation@congressionaldish.com Send Venmo payments to: @Jennifer-Briney Send Cash App payments to: $CongressionalDish or Donation@congressionaldish.com Use your bank's online bill pay function to mail contributions to: 5753 Hwy 85 North, Number 4576, Crestview, FL 32536. Please make checks payable to Congressional Dish Thank you for supporting truly independent media! Background Sources Recommended Congressional Dish Episodes CD231: Lights Out: What Happened in Texas? CD229: Target Belarus CD206: Impeachment: The Evidence CD186: National Endowment for Democracy CD167: Combating Russia (NDAA 2018) LIVE CD156: Sanctions – Russia, North Korea & Iran CD068: Ukraine Aid Bill CD067: What Do We Want In Ukraine? CD024: Let's Gut the STOCK Act Articles, Documents, and Websites Conflicted Congress. Insider. TurkStream. “Project: The Turkstream Pipeline.” Western Balkans Investment Framework. “Ionian-Adriatic Pipeline (IAP) Project Financing.” Amber Infrastructure Group. “About Us: Our People.” Three Seas. “Three Seas Story.” Three Seas. “Priority Projects.” State Property Fund of Ukraine. “Large Privatization.” State Property Fund of Ukraine. “How to buy.” State Property Fund of Ukraine. “Ukrainian Government Assets for Sale.” Stephanie. December 14, 2021. “Kiev mayor Klitschko warns of Russian invasion.” News in 24. Kenny Stancil. December 13, 2021. “Groups Move to Uncover Why Biden Held Huge Drilling Sale That DOJ Said Was Not Required.” Common Dreams. The Kremlin. December 7, 2021. “Meeting with US President Joseph Biden.” Maxine Joselow and Alexandra Ellerbeck. December 6, 2021. “Biden is approving more oil and gas drilling permits on public lands than Trump, analysis finds.” The Washington Post. Medea Benjamin and Nicolas J. S. Davies. November 23, 2021. “The US-Russia Confrontation Over Ukraine.” Consortium News. International Monetary Fund (IMF). November 22, 2021. “IMF Executive Board Completes First Review Under Stand-By Arrangement for Ukraine, Approves Extension of the Arrangement, Press Release No. 21/342.” Nathan Rott. November 17, 2021. “The Biden administration sold oil and gas leases days after the climate summit.” NPR. Anatol Lieven. November 15, 2021. “Ukraine: The Most Dangerous Problem in the World.” The Nation. John Vandiver and Alison Bath. November 12, 2021. “US Actions in Ukraine Backfiring as Risk of Russian Invasion Grows, Analysts Say.” Military.com Andrew E. Kramer. November 3, 2021. “Weapons Tracing Study Implicates Russia in Ukraine Conflict.” The New York Times. Anton Troianovski and Julian E. Barnes. November 2, 2021. “U.S.-Russia Engagement Deepens as C.I.A. Head Travels to Moscow.” The New York Times. Anton Troianovski and David E. Sanger. October 31, 2021. “Rivals on World Stage, Russia and U.S. Quietly Seek Areas of Accord.” The New York Times. David E. Sanger. October 25, 2021. “Ignoring Sanctions, Russia Renews Broad Cybersurveillance Operation.” The New York Times. Artin DerSimonian. October 19, 2021. “Ice breaking? Russia waives ban on Victoria Nuland.” Responsible Statecraft. Andrew E. Kramer. October 18, 2021. “Russia Breaks Diplomatic Ties With NATO.” The New York Times. Mark Episkopos. October 16, 2021. “Victoria Nuland's Mission to Moscow.” The National Interest. Reuters. September 10, 2021. “Russia and Belarus launch 'hot phase' of huge war games.” Antony Blinken. August 20, 2021. “Imposition of Sanctions in Connection with Nord Stream 2.” U.S. Department of State.](https://www.state.gov/imposition-of-sanctions-in-connection-with-nord-stream-2/) Paul Belkin and Hibbah Kaileh. July 1, 2021. “In Focus: The European Deterrence Initiative: A Budgetary Overview, IF10946.” Congressional Research Service. Henrik B. L. Larsen. June 8, 2021. “Why NATO Should Not Offer Ukraine and Georgia Membership Action Plans. War on the Rocks. NATO. April 26, 2021. “Boosting NATO's presence in the east and southeast.” David E. Sanger and Andrew E. Kramer. April 15, 2021. “U.S. Imposes Stiff Sanctions on Russia, Blaming It for Major Hacking Operation.” The New York Times. The White House. April 15, 2021. “FACT SHEET: Imposing Costs for Harmful Foreign Activities by the Russian Government.” The White House. April 15, 2021. “Executive Order on Blocking Property with Respect to Specified Harmful Foreign Activities of the Government of the Russian Federation.” Reutuers. April 13, 2021. “NATO, not Russia, will decide if Ukraine joins, Stoltenberg says.” Vladimir Isachenkov. April 9, 2021. “Kremlin says it fears full-scale fighting in Ukraine's east.” AP News. Civil.ge. January 20, 2021. “Secretary-designate Blinken Says NATO Door Shall Remain Open to Georgia.” Hans M. Kristensen and Matt Korda. January 12, 2021. “Nuclear Notebook: United States nuclear weapons, 2021.” The Bulletin. Andrew Feinberg. January 9, 2021. “Two years after his infamous phone call with Trump, Zelensky comes to Washington.” The Independent. David E. Sanger, Nicole Perlroth and Julian E. Barnes. January 2, 2021. “As Understanding of Russian Hacking Grows, So Does Alarm.” The New York Times. David E. Sanger, Nicole Perlroth and Eric Schmitt. December 14, 2020. “Scope of Russian Hacking Becomes Clear: Multiple U.S. Agencies Were Hit”. The New York Times. Mark Episkopos. November 11, 2020. “Ukraine's Power Play on Minsk.” The National Interest. Government Accountability Office. October 21, 2020. “Crude Oil Markets: Effects of the Repeal of the Crude Oil Export Ban, GAO-21-118.” Anthony B. Cavender, Thomas A. Campbell, Dan LeFort, Paul S. Marston. December 23, 2015. “U.S. Repeals Longstanding Ban on Export of Crude Oil.” Pillsbury Law. Robert Parry. July 15, 2015. “The Ukraine Mess That Nuland Made.” Truthout. Robert Parry. March 19, 2015. “Ukraine's Poison Pill for Peace Talks.” Consortium News. “Full text of the Minsk agreement” February 12, 2015. Financial Times. NATO. May 8, 2014. “Article 23.” Bucharest Summit Declaration Seumas Milne. April 30, 2014. “It's not Russia that's pushed Ukraine to the brink of war.” The Guardian. David Morrison. Updated May 9, 2014. “How William Hague Deceived the House of Commons on Ukraine.” HuffPost. US Energy Information Administration. March 15, 2014. “16% of Natural Gas Consumed in Europe Flows Through Ukraine.” Energy Central. Robert Parry. February 27, 2014. “Cheering a ‘Democratic' Coup in Ukraine.” Common Dreams. “Ukraine crisis: Transcript of leaked Nuland-Pyatt call.” February 7, 2014. BBC News. Adam Taylor. December 16, 2013. “John McCain Went To Ukraine And Stood On Stage With A Man Accused Of Being An Anti-Semitic Neo-Nazi.” Insider. Brian Whelan. December 16, 2013. “Far-right group at heart of Ukraine protests meet US senator.” Channel 4 News. Guardian staff and agencies. December 15, 2013. “John McCain tells Ukraine protesters: 'We are here to support your just cause.'” The Guardian. International Monetary Fund (IMF). October 31, 2013. “Statement by IMF Mission to Ukraine, Press Release No. 13/419.” Carl Gershman. September 26, 2013. “Former Soviet States Stand Up to Russia. Will the U.S.?” The Washington Post. Amanda Winkler. November 14, 2011. “'60 Minutes' Exposes Congressional Insider Trading.” The Christian Post. Images USAID and Ukraine Privatization Fund Bills S.1605 - National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2022 Sponsor: Sen. Scott, Rick [R-FL] Audio Sources President Biden White House Departure December 8, 2021 President Biden briefly stopped and spoke with reporters as he departed the White House for an event in Kansas City, Missouri. He began by addressing the Omicron variant, saying that the Pfizer vaccine is showing encouraging results against the COVID-19 variant. When asked about Russian President Putin and Ukraine, President Biden said if Putin were to invade Ukraine, there “will be severe consequences.” He went on to say that putting U.S. troops on the ground in Ukraine is currently “not in the cards.” close Report Video Issue Clips Biden: We hope by Friday, we're going to be able to say and announce to you that we're having meetings at a higher level, not just with us, but with at least four of our major NATO allies and Russia to discuss the future of Russia's concerns relative to NATO writ large. And whether or not we can work out any accommodations as it relates to bringing down the temperature along the eastern front. Biden: We have a moral obligation and a legal obligation to our NATO allies if they were to attack under Article Five, it's a sacred obligation. That obligation does not extend to NATO, I mean to Ukraine, but it would depend upon what the rest of the NATO countries were willing to do as well. But the idea of the United States is going to unilaterally use force to confront Russia invading Ukraine is not in the cards right now. Biden: Meeting with Putin. I was very straightforward. There were no minced words. It was polite, but I made it very clear, if in fact, he invades Ukraine, there will be severe consequences, severe consequences. Economic consequences, like none he's ever seen or ever had been seen in terms of ease and flows. He knows his immediate response was he understood that and I indicated I knew he would respond. But beyond that, if in fact, we would probably also be required to reinforce our presence in NATO countries to reassure particularly those on the Eastern Front. In addition to that, I made it clear that we would provide the defensive capability to the Ukrainians as well. Hearing on U.S. Policy Toward Russia Senate Committee on Foreign Relations December 7, 2021 Victoria Nuland, the undersecretary of state for political affairs, testified at a Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing on U.S. policy toward Russia. She addressed President Biden's earlier call with Russian President Vladimir Putin and said that Russia would suffer severe consequences if it attacked Ukraine. Other topics included the use of sanctions if Russia invades Ukraine, the cooperation of NATO and U.S. allies, Russia's use of energy during conflict, and the Nord Stream 2 Pipeline 00:20 Sen. Bob Menendez (D-NJ): As we meet here today Russia is engaged in one of the most significant troop buildups that we have seen along Ukraine's border. To nyone paying attention, this looks like more than posturing, more than attention seeking. The Kremlin's actions clearly pose a real threat of war. 00:40 Sen. Bob Menendez (D-NJ): I want to be crystal clear to those listening to this hearing in Moscow, Kiev and other capitals around the world. A Russian invasion will trigger devastating economic sanctions the likes of which we have never seen before. 00:59 Sen. Bob Menendez (D-NJ): I proposed a suite of options last month in an amendment to the NDA. The Russian banking sector would be wiped out, sovereign debt would be blocked, Russia would be removed from the Swift payment system, sectoral sanctions would cripple the Russian economy. Putin himself as well as his inner circle would lose access to bank accounts in the West. Russia would effectively be cut off and isolated from the international economic system. Let me be clear, these are not run of the mill sanctions. What is being discussed is at the maximum end of the spectrum, or as I have called it the mother of all sanctions, and I hope that we can come together in a bipartisan way to find a legislative path forward soon, so that we can achieve that. 1:51 Sen. Bob Menendez (D-NJ): If Putin invades Ukraine the implications will be devastating for the Russian economy but also for the Russian people. 2:24 Sen. Bob Menendez (D-NJ): But is the Kremlin really ready to face a bloody, persistent and drawn out insurgency? How many body bags is Putin willing to accept? 6:03 Sen James Risch (R-ID): This is a clearly clearly bipartisan matter. 7:40 Victoria Nuland: First, let me review what we are seeing. Over the past six weeks, Russia has stepped up planning for potential further military action in Ukraine, positioning close to 100,000 troops around Ukraine's eastern and northern borders and from the south via the Crimean peninsula. Russian plans and positioning of assets also include the means to destabilize Ukraine from within, and an aggressive information operation and an attempt to undermine Ukrainian stability and social cohesion and to pin the blame for any potential escalation on Kiev, and on NATO nations including the United States. Russia's military and intelligence services are continuing to develop the capability to act decisively in Ukraine when ordered to do so, potentially in early 2022. The intended force, if fully mobilized, would be twice the size of what we saw last spring, including approximately 100 battalion tactical groups, or nearly all of Russia's ready ground forces based west of the Urals. We don't know whether President Putin has made a decision to attack Ukraine or to overthrow its government. But we do know he's building the capacity to do so. 10:42 Victoria Nuland: Since 2014 The United States has provided Ukraine with $2.4 billion in security assistance including $450 million this year alone 12:00 Victoria Nuland: Diplomacy remains the best route to settle the conflict in Donbas and address any other problems or grievances. The Minsk agreements offer the best basis for negotiations and the US is prepared to support a revived effort if the parties welcome that. 15:16 Victoria Nuland: You might have seen a press conference today that commission Chairwoman van der Laan gave in Brussels in which she made absolutely clear that the EU would also join in very consequential economic measures of the kind that they have not employed before. 23:26 Victoria Nuland: It's also important, I think, for President Putin to understand as the President conveyed to him today, that this will be different than it was in 2014. If he goes in you will recall then that our sanctions escalated somewhat gradually as he didn't stop moving. This time the intent is to make clear that the initial sanctions in response to any further aggressive moves in Ukraine will be extremely significant and isolating for Russia and for Russian business and for the Russian people. 24:51 Victoria Nuland: As you know, energy is the cash cow that enables these kinds of military deployments. So Putin needs the energy to flow as as much as the consumers need it. But more broadly, we have been counseling Europe for almost a decade now to reduce its dependence on Russian energy, including our opposition to Nord Stream 2 and our opposition to Nord Stream 1 and our opposition to to TurkStream and TurkStream 2 and to have come to find alternative sources of hydrocarbons but also to continue their efforts to go green and end their dependencies. 30:55 Sen. Todd Young (R-IN): President Putin and Foreign Minister Lavrov have repeatedly indicated that they seek to deny any potential path to NATO membership for Ukraine and other Eastern European countries. Does the administration view this demand is a valid issue for negotiation? Victoria Nuland: No we do not and President Biden made that point crystal clear to President Putin today that the issue of who joins NATO is an issue for NATO to decide it's an issue for applicant countries to decide that no other outside power will or may have a veto or a vote in those decisions. 32:22 Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH): Senator Portman and I offered an amendment to this year's NDAA in that vein to increase military assistance and raise the amount of assistance that could go to lethal weapons. 33:21 Victoria Nuland: But we will not be shy about coming to you as we as we need support and the bipartisan spirit here is really gratifying. 34:08 Victoria Nuland: At the NATO ministerial last week, there was a commitment among allies that we needed more advice and more options from our NATO military authorities with regard to the consequences of any move by Russia deeper into Ukraine and what that would mean for the eastern edge of the alliance and what it would mean about our need to be more forward deployed in the east. 34:44 Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH): Belarus now that it is seems to be totally within Russia's control also presents another front for the potential for Russia to invade Ukraine. Can you speak to whether we view what's happening in Belarus in that way? I know that Ukrainians view it that way because we heard that when we were in Halifax for the international security forum and met with some Ukrainian officials. Victoria Nuland: Well, as as you know, Senator, the situation in Belarus is just tragic and really concerning in many, many ways, which is why the administration along with the European Union in a multilateral way increased sanctions just last week, including blocking the sale to us or to Europe of one of the great sources of Lukashenko has money potash, etc, and sanction some dozens more Belarusians responsible for the violence and intimidation there and particularly now for the weaponization of migrants pushing you know, accepting them from third countries and then pushing them against the EU's border in a very cynical and dangerous way. But I think you're talking about the potential as Lukashenko becomes more and more dependent on the Kremlin and gives up more and more of Belarus is sovereignty, something that he told his people he would never do that Russia could actually use Belarusian territory to march on Ukraine and or mask, its forces as Belarusian forces. All of those -- Those are both things that that we are watching, and it was particularly concerning to see President Lukashenko would make a change in his own posture with regard to Crimea. He had long declined to recognize Russia Russia's claim on Crimea, but he changed tack a week ago which is concerning. 39:08 Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI): If there's one thing that Vladimir Putin aught to understand is how unified we are. I mean, there are many things that divide us politically in this country. But when it comes to pushing back on Russian aggression, supporting countries like Ukraine that are trying to develop their freedom, free themselves from their legacy of corruption from their former involvement with the Soviet Union, we are very strongly united. 39:56 Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI): What we impose on them and how and how harmful it would be to Russia, you know, unfortunately to Russian people. 40:36 Victoria Nuland: What we're talking about would amount to essentially isolating Russia completely from the global financial system with all of the fallout that that would entail for Russian business, for the Russian people, for their ability to, to work and travel and trade. 41:41 Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI): I can't think of a more powerful way to punish Russian aggression than by rolling back what progress has been made, and if at all possible, prevent the Nord Stream 2 from ever being completed. Is that something that is being discussed with allies is that something's being contemplated? Victoria Nuland: Absolutely. And as if, as you recall from the July U.S.-German statement that was very much in that statement that if that any moves, Russian aggression against Ukraine would have a direct impact on the pipeline, and that is our expectation and the conversation that we're having. Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI): So again, direct impact is one thing, but I'm literally talking about rolling back the pipeline. Loosely define that but I mean, taking action that will prevent it from ever becoming operational. Victoria Nuland: I think if President Putin moves on Ukraine, our expectation is that the pipeline will be suspended. Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI): Well, I certainly hope that the Senate Foreign Relations Committee would take up legislation to go beyond just suspending it but from ending it permanently. 44:28 Victoria Nuland: I think we can, and I know this is close to your heart as well, need to do better in our Global Engagement Center and in the way we speak to audiences around the world and particularly on these kinds of subjects. 55:04 Sen. Chris Murphy (D-CT): But something different has happened in that country since what has been referred to as the Revolution of Dignity. I got the chance to be there on the Maidan during the midst of that revolution with you and Senator McCain. 58:56 Sen. Chris Murphy (D-CT): The Three Seas Initiative is a really important initiative linking essentially the ring of countries that are either former republics or satellite states of the Soviet Union together. They're begging for US participation in their projects necessary to make them more energy independent of Russia. Isn't this an opportunity for the United States to step up and take some of these customers away from Russia's gas station? Victoria Nuland: Absolutely, as we have been doing with our support for more LNG terminals around Europe for many years, as we are doing now in our support for, you know, green alternatives, not just in the United States, but in Europe as well. And many, many US companies are involved with that. But that particular belt of three C's countries is absolutely crucial, as you've said. 1:11:19 Sen. Rob Portman (R-OH): I visited to Maidan in 2014. The tires were still smoldering and the Revolution of Dignity changed everything. You know, Ukraine decided to turn to us and to the West, and to freedom and democracy. And it was a momentous decision. They chose to stand with us. And now it's our turn to stand with them. And we've done that over the years. I mean, if you look at what happened with regard to the Ukraine security assistance initiative, which I co authored. Over the past six years, the United States has transferred defense articles, conducted training with Ukrainian military. We have been very engaged. 1:12:05 Sen. Rob Portman (R-OH): This week we have the NDAA likely to be voted on and likely it will include an increase in that lethal defensive funding. 1:12:14 Sen. Rob Portman (R-OH): What defensive weapons has Ukraine ask for and what is the State Department willing to provide them under an expedited process? 1:18:44 Sen. Tim Kaine (D-VA): My concern is this: if the United States and the West's response to a military invasion is sanctions, but no military response, obviously, we're providing military aid to Ukraine. And we've been generous in that way. But if we are not willing to help a Ukrainian military, that's 50,000 people matched up against Russia, I would think that China would conclude, boy, the West sure, I'm going to come to the aid of Taiwan, if we were to do something on Taiwan. Because China would conclude, we're much more militarily powerful than Russia is. And the status questions about Taiwan and sovereignty are a little bit murkier than those about Ukraine. And there's no NATO in the Indo Pacific, we have allies in the Indo Pacific but we don't have a NATO with a charter, with a self defense article. I think China would determine, if the West responds to a military invasion went as far as sanctions but no further, that the United States and other nations would be extremely unlikely to use military force to counter a military invasion of Taiwan. And I think Taiwan would likely conclude the same thing. So I'm very concerned about that. And I wonder, is that a fair concern that I have about how the Chinese and the Taiwanese would view the West's unwillingness to provide more significant military support to stop an invasion by Russia? Is my concern a fair one? Or is my concern overwrought? Victoria Nuland: Senator, in this setting, I would simply say that this is a moment of testing. And I believe that both autocrats around the world and our friends around the world will watch extremely carefully what we do, and it will have implications for generations. Sen. Tim Kaine (D-VA): And those and those implications could go far beyond Ukraine. Victoria Nuland: They could go well beyond Europe. Yes. 1:22:00 Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL): Then I would imagine that he's already been publicly messaging what his asks are. The first is that we would pull back NATO forces from anywhere near their western border. The second is to completely rule out the admission probably not just of Ukraine, but Georgia as a member of NATO. And the third is to stop arming Ukraine. Of those three conditions that he's publicly messaged already, would the United States agreed to any of those three? Victoria Nuland: All of those would be unacceptable. 1:41:11 Victoria Nuland: And in fact you could argue that in the Donbas he did take control of some 40% of Ukraine's coal reserves which were a major energy input 1:42:04 Sen. Bob Menendez (D-NJ): I hope the one thing that anyone in the world who is watching this hearing today takes away is that even on some of the most contentious issues of the day, on this one, there is overwhelming, broad, bipartisan support for Ukraine there is overwhelming bipartisan support for its territorial integrity, there is overwhelming bipartisan support for swift and robust action. And after conversations with some of the members of the committee, I look to galvanize that in some tangible way legislatively as we wait for the days ahead as to what may or may not happen. Ukrainian President Zelensky Meeting with Secretary Austin at the Pentagon August 31, 2021 Secretary Lloyd Austin: As you know sir, President Biden has approved a new $60 million security assistance package including Javelin anti-armor systems and more to enable Ukraine to better defend itself against Russian aggression. Secretary Lloyd Austin: Now this department is committed to strengthening our Strategic Defense Partnership. The US Ukraine strategic defense framework that Minister Tehran and I will sign today enhances our cooperation and advances our shared priorities, such as ensuring that our bilateral security cooperation continues to help Ukraine countering Russian aggression and implementing defense and defense industry reforms in support of Ukraine's NATO membership aspirations, and deepening our cooperation in such areas as Black Sea security, cyber defense and intel sharing. Russian President Putin Annual Call-In Program June 30, 2021 Russian President Vladimir Putin held his annual call-in question and answer session with citizens from around the country. During this 70-minute portion, he answered questions on relations with Ukraine, the European Union, and the United States, reiterating that whatever sanctions are imposed against Russia, his country's economy will prevail. Clips Putin: I have already said that it is impossible and it makes no sense to try to restore the Soviet Union by a number of reasons and looking at the demographic processes in a number of former Soviet republic, so it's unreasonable effort to do because we can face a lot of social problems that will be possible to resolve and some issues like the ethnic groups, in various regions, but what should we do about Russia itself without the geopolitical realities and about our internal development? Putin: Why is Ukraine not on the list of countries who are Russia's adversaries? Another question: are you going to meet with Zelensky? Well, why Ukriane is not on the list of adversaries? That's because I do not think that the Ukrainian people are our adversaries. I said it many times and I will say it again. The Ukrainians and Russians, that's one people, one nation. Putin: What I'm worried about is a fundamental thing. They are trying to open up military bases near or inside Ukraine. Making the territory of Ukraine, the territory that's close on the border with Russia a military platform for other countries is a threat to the security of Russia. And this is what worries us. This is what we have to think about. Discussion: Foreign Affairs Issue Launch with Former Vice President Joe Biden Council on Foreign Affairs January 23, 2018 Clips 00:06:15 Joe Biden: They cannot compete against a unified West. I think that is Putin's judgment. And so everything he can do to dismantle the post-World War II liberal world order, including NATO and the EU, I think, is viewed as in their immediate self-interest. 00:24:15 Haass: In the piece, the two of you say that there's no truth that the United States—unlike what Putin seems to believe or say, that the U.S. is seeking regime change in Russia. So the question I have is, should we be? And if not, if we shouldn't be seeking regime change, what should we be seeking in the way of political change inside Russia? What's an appropriate agenda for the United States vis-à-vis Russia, internally? 00:24:30 Biden: I'll give you one concrete example. I was—not I, but it just happened to be that was the assignment I got. I got all the good ones. And so I got Ukraine. And I remember going over, convincing our team, our leaders to—convincing that we should be providing for loan guarantees. And I went over, I guess, the 12th, 13th time to Kiev. And I was supposed to announce that there was another billion-dollar loan guarantee. And I had gotten a commitment from Poroshenko and from Yatsenyuk that they would take action against the state prosecutor. And they didn't. So they said they had—they were walking out to a press conference. I said, nah, I'm not going to—or, we're not going to give you the billion dollars. They said, you have no authority. You're not the president. The president said—I said, call him. (Laughter.) I said, I'm telling you, you're not getting the billion dollars. I said, you're not getting the billion. I'm going to be leaving here in, I think it was about six hours. I looked at them and said: I'm leaving in six hours. If the prosecutor is not fired, you're not getting the money. Well, son of a bitch. (Laughter.) He got fired. And they put in place someone who was solid at the time. Confirmation Hearing: Defense Secretary Confirmation Hearing Senate Armed Services Committee January 12, 2017 00:20:15 Sen. McCain: For seven decades, the United States has played a unique role in the world. We've not only put America first, but we've done so by maintaining and advancing a world order that has expanded security, prosperity, and freedom. This has required our alliances, our trade, our diplomacy, our values, but most of all, our military for when would-be aggressors aspire to threaten world order. It's the global striking power of America's armed forces that must deter or thwart their ambitions. Too many Americans, too many Americans seem to have forgotten this in recent years. Too many have forgotten that our world order is not self-sustaining. Too many have forgotten that while the threats we face may not have purely military solutions, they all have military dimensions. In short, too many have forgotten that hard power matters—having it, threatening it, leveraging it for diplomacy, and, at times, using it. Fairly or not, there is a perception around the world that America is weak and distracted, and that has only emboldened our adversaries to challenge the current world order. Daily Briefing: Nuland Tape Press Conference February 6, 2014. Jen Psaki, State Department Spokesperson 0:19 Reporter: Can you say whether you—if this call is a recording of an authentic conversation between Assistant Secretary Nuland and Ambassador Pyatt? Jen Psaki: Well, I'm not going to confirm or outline details. I understand there are a lot of reports out there, and there's a recording out there, but I'm not going to confirm a private diplomatic conversation. Reporter: So you are not saying that you believe this is a—you think this is not authentic? You think this is a— Psaki: It's not an accusation I'm making. I'm just not going to confirm the specifics of it. Reporter: Well, you can't even say whether there was a—that this call—you believe that this call, you believe that this recording is a recording of a real telephone call? Psaki: I didn't say it was inauthentic. I think we can leave it at that. Reporter: Okay, so, you're allowing the fact that it is authentic. Psaki: Yes. Reporter: “Yes,” okay. Psaki: Do you have a question about it? Phone Conversation: Nuland-Pyatt Leaked Phone Conversation February 4, 2014 Nuland: Good. So I don't think Klitsch [Vitali Klitschko] should go into the government. I don't think it's necessary, I don't think it's a good idea. Pyatt: Yeah, I mean I guess, in terms of him not going into the government, just sort of letting him stay out and do his political homework and stuff. I'm just thinking in terms of, sort of, the process moving ahead, we want to keep the moderate Democrats together. The problem is going to be Tyahnybok and his guys and I'm sure that's part of what Yanukovych is calculating on all this. Nuland: I think Yatz [Arseniy Yatsenyuk] is the guy with the economic experience, the governing experience. He's the guy. What he needs is Klitsch [Vitali Klitschko] And Tyahnybok On the outside, he needs to be talking to them four times a week. You know, I just think Klitsch [Vitali Klitschko] Going in he's going to be at that level working for Yatsenyuk it's just not gonna work. Pyatt: We want to get someone out here with and international personality to come out here and help to midwife this thing. And then the other issue is some kind of outreach to Yanukovych. We'll probably regroup on that tomorrow as we see how things fall into place. Nuland: So on that piece, Jeff, I wrote the note, Sullivan's come back to me saying “you need Biden,” and I said probably tomorrow for an attaboy and get the deeds to stick, Biden's willing. Pyatt Great. Press Conference: Senator John McCain on Ukraine at the Atlantic Council C-SPAN December 19, 2013. 00:16:45 McCain: If Ukraine's political crisis persists or deepens, which is a real possibility, we must support creative Ukrainian efforts to resolve it. Senator Murphy and I heard a few such ideas last weekend—from holding early elections, as the opposition is now demanding, to the institution of a technocratic government with a mandate to make the difficult reforms required for Ukraine's long-term economic health and sustainable development. Decisions such as these are for Ukrainians to make—no one else—and if they request our assistance, we should provide it where possible. Finally, we must encourage the European Union and the IMF to keep their doors open to Ukraine. Ultimately, the support of both institutions is indispensable for Ukraine's future. And eventually, a Ukrainian President, either this one or a future one, will be prepared to accept the fundamental choice facing the country, which is this: While there are real short-term costs to the political and economic reforms required for IMF assistance and EU integration, and while President Putin will likely add to these costs by retaliating against Ukraine's economy, the long-term benefits for Ukraine in taking these tough steps are far greater and almost limitless. This decision cannot be borne by one person alone in Ukraine. Nor should it be. It must be shared—both the risks and the rewards—by all Ukrainians, especially the opposition and business elite. It must also be shared by the EU, the IMF and the United States. All of us in the West should be prepared to help Ukraine, financially and otherwise, to overcome the short-term pain that reforms will require and Russia may inflict. Discussion: Beyond NAFTA and GATT C-SPAN April 20, 1994 Arthur Dunkel, Director General of the UN 26:00:00 Dunkel: If I look back at the last 25 years, what did we have? We had two worlds: The so-called Market Economy world and the centrally planned world; the centrally planned world disappeared. One of the main challenges of the Uruguay round has been to create a world wide system. I think we have to think of that. Secondly, why a world wide system? Because, basically, I consider that if governments cooperate in trade policy field, you reduce the risks of tension – political tension and even worse than that.” Cover Art Design by Only Child Imaginations Music Presented in This Episode Intro & Exit: Tired of Being Lied To by David Ippolito (found on Music Alley by mevio)

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Monocle 24: The Briefing
Wednesday 15 December

Monocle 24: The Briefing

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 15, 2021 30:00


Former White House staffer Linda Chavez assesses the effect of the Capitol Hill riot on the Republican Party. Plus: a Belarusian opposition leader is jailed for 18 years; why Boris Johnson's Conservative Party has turned on him; and Karen Krizanovich reviews the year in film.

SBS World News Radio
Anti-Lukashenko blogger jailed for 18 years in Belarus

SBS World News Radio

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 15, 2021 4:39


Siarhei Tsikhanouski, the husband of Belarusian opposition leader Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya, is charged with organising mass unrest and inciting hatred.

The NPR Politics Podcast
How One Authoritarian Used Migrants As A Political Tool, And Why It Worries Biden

The NPR Politics Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 13, 2021 14:39


U.S. officials have accused Belarusian strongman Alexander Lukashenko of being the latest to take advantage of desperate migrants. They say he helped bring migrants from war-torn nations to the Belarus border in order to create a humanitarian crisis and put political pressure on his European neighbors. Officials worry this type of strategy might be used again.This episode: White House correspondent Tamara Keith, White House correspondent Franco Ordoñez, and reporter Charles Maynes.Connect:Subscribe to the NPR Politics Podcast here.Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.orgJoin the NPR Politics Podcast Facebook Group.Listen to our playlist The NPR Politics Daily Workout.Subscribe to the NPR Politics Newsletter.Find and support your local public radio station.

The Ricochet Audio Network Superfeed
Heritage Events: Policy Pulse: A Conversation with U.S. Special Envoy Julie D. Fisher About the Crisis in Belarus

The Ricochet Audio Network Superfeed

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 10, 2021


In recent weeks, Belarus has been causing a mass migration crisis along the borders of Poland, Lithuania, and Latvia. It is one of the most severe security threats Europe has faced in a few years. Alyaksandr Lukashenka, the Belarusian president, is weaponizing immigration with Russia's support to retaliate against European Union sanctions imposed on Belarus […]

Heritage Events Podcast
Policy Pulse: A Conversation with U.S. Special Envoy Julie D. Fisher About the Crisis in Belarus

Heritage Events Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 10, 2021 28:39


In recent weeks, Belarus has been causing a mass migration crisis along the borders of Poland, Lithuania, and Latvia. It is one of the most severe security threats Europe has faced in a few years. Alyaksandr Lukashenka, the Belarusian president, is weaponizing immigration with Russia's support to retaliate against European Union sanctions imposed on Belarus this past year. Minsk is flying Arab migrants into Belarus and pushing them toward the borders of these NATO member nations, but these nations will not allow the migrants through. Besides the migration crisis, Belarus is growing ever so closer to Russia, posing a threat to the NATO alliance. How will these escalating issues affect European security and the NATO alliance in the weeks and months ahead?Policy professionals won't want to miss this 30-minute Policy Pulse for a discussion between a Heritage foreign policy expert and U.S. Special Envoy for Belarus Julie D. Fisher. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

The Critical Hour
Biden and Putin Talk Ukraine; CIA Chief Says No Evidence Iran Wants Nukes: Germany Forms Government

The Critical Hour

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 9, 2021 116:06


Mark Sleboda, Moscow-based international relations security analyst, joins us to discuss the virtual meeting between the respective presidents of the United States and the Russian Federation. Russian President Vladimir Putin reiterated his red lines in Ukraine, and President Biden pushed a strawman Russian invasion in Tuesday's virtual meeting.Dan Lazare, author, investigative journalist, and author of "America's Undeclared War," joins us to discuss Germany's new government. The Germans have announced the formation of their new coalition government. However, a few of the names indicate that a more neocon approach to international affairs may be in order.Laith Marouf, broadcaster and journalist based in Beirut, joins us to discuss the Middle East. William Burns, the head of the CIA, has stated that he has seen no evidence that Iran is seeking a nuclear weapon. Also, the US is imposing more sanctions on Iran, making it less likely that a JCPOA settlement will be reached.Caleb Maupin, journalist and political analyst, joins us to discuss Kamala Harris. Politico reports that Kamala Harris is seeking new methods of gaining support as her polling numbers remain in the basement. Harris' team thinks that gaining support from Black women is the key to moving her numbers in a positive direction.Medea Benjamin, co-founder of Code Pink, joins us to discuss Pentagon spending. Congress has passed a 768 billion dollar defense spending bill with little pushback from either party. The legislation does not include the controversial measure to include women in the draft.Professor Nicolai Petro, professor of political science at the University of Rhode Island specializing in Ukraine and Russia, joins us to discuss the influence of the Nazi ideology in Eastern Europe. Several Eastern European governments trace their legacy back to Nazi collaborating groups during World War II. The Ukrainian president recently praised the legacy of Nazi collaborators, and evidence has come out that Belarusian coup conspirator Roman Protasevich trained with the neo-Nazi "Azov" battalion in Ukraine.George Koo, journalist, social activist, and international business consultant, joins us to discuss President Biden's summit of democracy. Koo's article examines the state of democracy in the United States and how that relates to President Biden's claim that he is the leader of the free world and thereby granted the right to organize the world against non-democratic nations.Nick Davies, peace activist and author of "Blood on Our Hands: The American Invasion of Iraq," joins us to discuss the United States drone program. The US drone killing machine has been joined by non-government militias due to the easy access to inexpensive drone technology. Assassination attacks have become frequent and the Houthi rebels have inflicted significant damage on the Saudis, often using homemade or commercially available drones.

BACK STORY with DANA LEWIS
RUSSIA THREAT - UKRAINE

BACK STORY with DANA LEWIS

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 30, 2021 60:48


On this Back Story understanding the Russia conflict with Ukraine, as Russian troops appear ready to mount a large scale attack on Ukraine, again. Host Dana Lewis talks to International  Crisis Group's Program Director for Europe and Central Asia, Olga Oliker who says if the fighting starts NATO be drawn into a conflict with Russia as one or more of its members support Ukraine. Duncan Allan is director of Octant Research & Analysis  an independent consultancy, and has been based in the British Embassy in Kiev and Moscow.  Duncan explains the "Minsk Conundrum" as Russia and Ukrainians have very different views of the Minsk agreements to stop the shooting. And we hear from Konrad Muzyka who is the director of Rochan  Consulting, which provides open-source assessments of the Belarusian and Russian Armed Forces.  

World Today
China's new vaccine, investment, trade pledges to Africa

World Today

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 30, 2021 34:18


①President Xi Jinping has made new pledges to Africa in vaccine delivery, investment, financial support and trade. How much does this matter to the continent? ②Iran and the world powers party to the 2015 nuclear deal have begun talks to restore the pact. Is there room for optimism? ③Russian leader Vladimir Putin and Belarusian leader Alexander Lukashenko have had a phone call to discuss the migrant crisis along the Belarus-Poland border. Can there be a viable solution to the crisis?

每日一經濟學人 LEON x The Economist
*第五季*【EP. 264】#668 經濟學人導讀 feat. 國際時事 feat. 新聞評論【歐洲新冠疫情 > 2022年也砸了?;委內瑞拉 (終於) 辦選舉;哈馬斯 (Hamas) vs. 以色列;歐盟高峰會 feat. 白俄羅斯】

每日一經濟學人 LEON x The Economist

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 28, 2021 26:42


Daily News Brief by TRT World
November 24, 2021

Daily News Brief by TRT World

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 24, 2021 2:35


*) UN reducing footprint in Ethiopia amid growing alarm International alarm mounted over the escalating war in Ethiopia as Tigrayan rebels claimed to be edging closer to the capital Addis Ababa and more foreign citizens were told to leave. The United Nations said it had ordered the immediate evacuation of family members of international staff. France also advised its citizens to leave "without delay", following similar advisories by the US and the UK. *) Biden taps US gas reserves as energy costs soar US President Joe Biden is going to release emergency reserves of oil to address rising inflation in the world's largest economy. The US is releasing 50 million barrels of oil in coordination with other major consumers of crude. The unprecedented move should also help lower energy prices, which are up 250 percent since January. Washington has been calling on the international oil cartel OPEC and its allies to raise production, to meet growing demand. But those appeals have been ignored. *) 'Apple suing Israeli hacker-for-hire company NSO Group Tech giant Apple announced it is suing Israel's NSO Group, seeking to block the world's most infamous hacker-for-hire company from breaking into Apple products. Apple said NSO Group's spyware, called Pegasus, had been used to attack a small number of Apple customers worldwide. It's the latest blow to the hacking firm, which was recently blacklisted by the US Commerce Department and is currently being sued by social media giant Facebook. *) HRW: Belarus, Poland violating human rights at border The Human Rights Watch said both Poland and Belarus have committed "serious human rights violations” against migrants on their border. HRW researchers conducted in-depth interviews with 19 people, some of whom "had been pushed back, sometimes violently, by Polish border guards". In Belarus, they said that "violence, inhuman and degrading treatment and coercion" by Belarusian border guards were "commonplace". HRW added that this treatment "may in some cases constitute torture, in violation of Belarus's international legal obligations". And finally… *) NASA launches spacecraft to slam into and 'divert' asteroid A NASA mission to deliberately smash a spacecraft into an asteroid to see if its course can be altered has blasted off from California. The SpaceX rocket carrying the experiment lifted off early on Wednesday morning from Vandenberg Space Force Base, NASA TV's livestream showed. The Double Asteroid Redirection Test or DART is a test run should humanity ever need to stop a giant space rock from wiping out life on Earth.

SBS Polish - SBS po polsku
Belarus accused of orchestrating migrant crisis - Atak hybrydowy Białorusi na Unię Europejską

SBS Polish - SBS po polsku

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 24, 2021 6:26


The European Union has accused Belarusian President Lukashenko's government of orchestrating a migration surge on its eastern flank as a “hybrid attack” in retaliation for EU sanctions over the crackdown by Belarusian authorities on domestic protests. - Unia Europejska oskarżyła rząd Białorusi prezydenta Alexandra Łukaszenki o celowe organizowanie i kierowanie fali migrantów na jej wschodnią flankę. Unia zarzuca Łukaszence „atak hybrydowy” w odwecie za unijne sankcje nałożone na Białoruś za stłumienie przez władze białoruskie protestów obywateli tego kraju.

SBS Japanese - SBSの日本語放送
Belarus accused of orchestrating migrant crisis - EU、移民危機を作り出しているとベラルーシを非難

SBS Japanese - SBSの日本語放送

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 23, 2021 6:24


The European Union has accused Belarusian President Lukashenko's government of orchestrating a migration surge on its eastern flank as a “hybrid attack” in retaliation for EU sanctions over the crackdown by Belarusian authorities on domestic protests. Belarus denies the charge. - EU、ヨーロッパ連合はベラルーシのルカシェンコ大統領の政権がベラルーシ国内での当局の抗議デモの取締に対するEUの制裁措置への報復として、混合攻撃の形で東側で移民の急増をオーガナイズしていると非難しました。しかし、ベラルーシはこの訴えを否定しています。

Daily News Brief by TRT World
November 23, 2021

Daily News Brief by TRT World

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 23, 2021 2:27


*) Ethiopia PM Abiy Ahmed vows to lead army 'from the battlefront' The Ethiopian prime minister Abiy Ahmed has announced he will lead his army from the battlefront against advancing rebel forces, in a statement on social media. His remarks come as rival Tigray forces close in on the capital Addis Ababa, prompting the government to declare a state of emergency earlier this month. Thousands of people have already been killed in the war between government forces, and fighters from the northern Tigray region. *) Several killed in bus crash in Bulgaria At least 45 people have been killed in western Bulgaria when a bus with North Macedonian plates caught fire on a highway, officials said. There were children among the victims, and seven people with burns were rushed to hospital in the capital Sofia, local news reported. The cause of the accident has yet to be determined. *) Wisconsin driver to face homicide charges for Christmas parade deaths The driver of the car that ploughed into a Christmas parade in the US state of Wisconsin will be charged with multiple counts of intentional homicide. Five people were killed and 48 injured when the suspect drove an SUV into the crowd in Waukesha. Police say he had left the scene of a domestic dispute minutes before, and that there is no evidence the incident was a terrorist attack. *) Belarusian president calls for European powers to work with Minsk Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko says he does not want confrontation with Poland, but he says if the situation at the border remains the same, war will be “unavoidable.” Lukashenko has called on European leaders to work with Minsk to solve the migrant crisis. He proposed Germany take in two thousand migrants, and that the remaining five thousand be repatriated - a request Berlin has rejected. Poland and its Western allies have accused Minsk of instigating the crisis. And finally… *) Kevin Spacey ordered to pay $31M for ‘House of Cards' losses Kevin Spacey and his production companies must pay the studio behind “House of Cards” more than $30 million because of losses brought on by his firing for sexual misconduct. A document filed in Los Angeles Superior Court requesting a judge's approval of the ruling says that arbitrators found that Spacey violated his contract's demands for professional behavior. MRC, the studio behind “House of Cards,” had to fire Spacey, halt production of the show's sixth season, rewrite it to remove Spacey's central character, and shorten it from 13 to eight episodes to meet deadlines. The 62-year-old Oscar winner's career came to an abrupt halt late in 2017 as the #MeToo movement gained momentum.

The Final Straw Radio
Eric Stanley on "Structuring Antagonism and the Trans/Queer Ungovernable"

The Final Straw Radio

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 21, 2021 75:19


This week, Scott spoke with Eric A Stanley about their new book, Atmospheres of Violence: Structuring Antagonism and the Trans/Queer Ungovernable, which was just published by Duke University Press. Eric A. Stanley is an associate professor in the Department of Gender and Women's Studies at the University of California, Berkeley. In collaboration with Chris Vargas, they directed the films Homotopia (2006) and Criminal Queers (2019). Eric is also an editor, along with Tourmaline and Johanna Burton, of Trap Door: Trans Cultural Production and the Politics of Visibility (MIT Press 2017) and with Nat Smith, Captive Genders: Trans Embodiment and the Prison Industrial Complex (AK Press, 2015/11). In this chat, they talk about racialized violence against trans/queer people as a foundational part of the modern US state; trace this in the formation of the US settler state and how it persists today. They also discuss the improvised ways trans and queer people learn and share survival tactics and thrive under these condition in order to envision a new world. Announcements Dan Baker Has Been Transferred Anarchist and antifascist prisoner, Daniel Baker, who was convicted of transmitting threats while calling for anti-racists to show up in Tallahassee and stop a possible Trumpist coup received 44 months in prison and 3 years of probation. His legal defense is appealing and we'll be re-airing an interview with his support crew soon. Meanwhile, there's a great article by Natasha Leonard in The Intercept on the outcome of the case and we wanted to let you know that Dan has been transferred to FCI Memphis. You can write him and send him books at: Daniel Baker #25765-509 FCI Memphis P.O, Box 34550 Memphis, TN 38184 United States Note that he cannot receive photos or colored envelopes. You can find his book list plus a bunch of other info by visiting PrisonerSolidarity.Com and searching his name, alongside a bunch of other political prisoners of the so-called US & elsewhere. Blue Ridge ABC Letter Writing If you're in the asheville area, just a reminder that Blue Ridge ABC will be hosting a letter writing at West Asheville Park on the 1st Sunday of December, only THIS time it's from 3-5pm to handle the available natural light.   B(A)D News Episode 50 If you're looking for more anarchist perspectives, check out episode 50 of the A-Radio Network's BAD News: Angry Voices From Around The World. This November 2021 episode of our monthly offering features a shortened version of our talk with ASP, updates from Frequenz-A in northern Germany about the situation on the Belarusian and Polish border, Elephant In The Room from Dresden with updates on repression and resistance in Belarus, A-Radio Berlin sharing on the racist police killing of the migrant Giorgos Zantiotis in a Wuppertal jail cell and resulting protests and Crna Luknja from Lubjlana talking about the refugee situation in the Western Balkans. . ... . .. Featured Tracks: Dicks Hate The Police by Dicks from Kill From The Heart Riot (prod by Gobby) by Mykki Blanco from Cosmic Angel: The Illuminati Prince/ss

Strait Talk
Migrant Crisis on Poland-Belarus Border Shows No Signs of Easing

Strait Talk

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 19, 2021 14:09


The migrant crisis on the border of Poland and Belarus is showing no signs of easing, where thousands of asylum seekers are trapped. Facing harsh weather conditions and border police, every day is becoming a struggle. Tensions have been simmering for weeks but the standoff has now turned into a political crisis with Polish and Belarusian officials refusing to take a step back. Guests: Basak Yavcan Migration Policy Researcher at the Hugo Observatory Philippe Dam HRW Advocacy Director for Europe and Central Asia

The Daily
How Belarus Manufactured a Border Crisis

The Daily

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 19, 2021 27:52


For three decades, President Aleksandr Lukashenko of Belarus, a former Soviet nation in Eastern Europe, ruled with an iron fist. But pressure has mounted on him in the past year and a half. After a contested election in 2020, the European Union enacted sanctions and refused to recognize his leadership.In the hopes of bringing the bloc to the negotiating table, Mr. Lukashenko has engineered a migrant crisis on the Poland-Belarus border, where thousands from the Middle East, Africa and Asia have converged.What are the conditions like for those at the border, and will Mr. Lukashenko's political gamble reap his desired results? Guests: Monika Pronczuk, a reporter covering the European Union for The New York Times; and Anton Troianovski, the Moscow bureau chief for The New York Times. Sign up here to get The Daily in your inbox each morning. And for an exclusive look at how the biggest stories on our show come together, subscribe to our newsletter. Background reading: Poland massed thousands of troops on its border with Belarus to keep out Middle Eastern migrants who have set up camp there, as Western officials accuse Belarus's leader of intentionally trying to create a new migrant crisis in Europe.Belarusian authorities on Thursday cleared the encampments at the main border crossing into Poland, removing for the moment a major flashpoint that has raised tensions across the continent.For more information on today's episode, visit nytimes.com/thedaily. Transcripts of each episode will be made available by the next workday. 

Finding Frequency
#617 Changing lives

Finding Frequency

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 18, 2021 10:58


#617 Changing lives and buying oil for our estate. You can find me, Werner Puchert, on LinkedIn and Twitter.

Newshour
Movement in Belarus-EU migrant crisis

Newshour

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 18, 2021 48:24


The Polish authorities say a large group of migrants in a makeshift camp on the Belarusian side of their border have been moved back from the frontier to a nearby warehouse. Meanwhile, hundreds of other migrants in Belarus have been repatriated to Iraq. We hear from Poland's deputy foreign minister, a reporter who has spent the last few days talking to people on the border and an Iraqi Kurdish man whose future remains unclear. Also on the programme: the mystery deepens over the missing Chinese tennis star Peng Shuai; and a New York judge quashes the convictions of two men for the murder of Malcolm X. (Photo: An Iraqi migrant arrives at Baghdad International Airport in Iraq on 18th November 2021 Credit:EPA/AHMED JALIL)

Consider This from NPR
How A Dictator Engineered A Migration Crisis At The Belarus-Poland Border

Consider This from NPR

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 18, 2021 14:52


Migrants from faraway countries are stuck in Belarus, just across its border with Poland. They've traveled there to seek asylum in the EU. But Poland has refused to accept them. How did they get there? They were invited — and in some cases, their travel facilitated — by the regime of Belarusian dictator Alexander Lukashenko. EU leaders say Lukashenko and his backers in Russia are 'weaponizing' migration in retaliation for sanctions placed on Belarus last year. Those sanctions came after the EU accused Lukashenko of rigging his most recent election. Now, many hundreds of migrants are stuck on the Belarus side of the border. There have been at least nine recorded deaths, but observers think there have been many more. Migrants were reportedly moved from makeshift camps outdoors to a government-run shelter on Thursday, though it's unclear what Belarus plans to do with them next. NPR international correspondent Rob Schmitz has seen the crisis up close. This episode is a collection of his reporting. Find more of it here, and see photos from the border on NPR's Picture Show. In participating regions, you'll also hear a local news segment that will help you make sense of what's going on in your community.Email us at considerthis@npr.org.

Overwatch
E59: Belarusian President Escalates Ongoing Migrant Crisis on Polish Border to Undermine the European Union

Overwatch

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 18, 2021 15:35


Thousands of migrants from the Middle East have become stranded on the border between Belarus and Poland, creating a dangerous stand-off between the two countries. With the European Union behind Poland and Russia supporting Belarus's authoritarian president, Alexander Lukashenko, the situation has ramifications for stability far beyond the frigid forests of this Eastern European border region. On this episode of Overwatch, ISW Lead Russia Analyst Mason Clark discusses the origins of this crisis and its ramifications for the European Union, Russia, and beyond.

Ep.152 - Political Corruption & COP26

"What's Good?" W/ Charlie Taylor

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 18, 2021 70:47


In a week where: F.W. de Klerk, the last President of Apartheid South Africa, dies aged 85. Belarusian & Polish tensions rise as migrants continue to wait at the border. COP26 goes into overtime as negotiations over 1.5° and other issues continue. Remembrance Sunday comes & goes. A taxi explodes outside a Liverpool hospital, killing one man and considered a terrorist incident. In the 1st of two Life segments: (5:20) The UK Government have been doing more corruption than usual recently, so let's dig into how the UK Government do corruption.In Music: (23:52) Not sure if you heard but Adele has an album coming. And the entire vinyl sector is at a choke point. But can Adele be blamed for the delay in the supply chain?In Film/TV: (37:01) Disney is continuing in their attempts to rule us all. This time, being one of many names recently putting thought into the new metaverse frontier.And in the 2nd Life segment: (47:47) COP26 has officially come to a close after going into overtime for final documentation. So was it a success overall or a disappointment?Thank you for listening! If you want to contribute to the show, whether it be sending me questions or voicing your opinion in any way, peep the contact links below and I'll respond accordingly. Let me know "What's Good?"Rate & ReviewE-Mail: the5thelelmentpub@gmail.comTwitter & IG: @5thElement_UK5E Community DiscordWebsite: www.the5thelement.org.uk/5epnIntro Music - "Too Much" By VanillaInterlude - "Charismatic" By NappyHighChillHop MusicOther Podcasts Under The 5EPN:Diggin' In The Digits5EPN RadioBlack Women Watch...In Search of SauceThe Beauty Of Independence

The CyberWire
CISA and its partners warn of Iranian cyber ops. Cyberespionage in the Middle East with Candiru tools. Belarus connected to Ghostwriter. Facebook boots SideCopy. RAMP recruits members.

The CyberWire

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 17, 2021 23:30


CISA, the FBI, the ACSC, and the NCSC issue a joint advisory warning of an Iranian cyber campaign exploiting known vulnerabilities in Fortinet and Microsoft Exchange. A Belarusian connection to Ghostwriter. Candiru tools reported in watering holes. SideCopy's interest in Afghanistan. RAMP shows an interest in attracting Chinese operators. Josh Ray from Accenture Security digs into the CONTI playbook leak. Our guest is Matt Keeley from Bishop Fox on fuzzing. And Pompompurin wants to sell you leaked Robinhood data. For links to all of today's stories check out our CyberWire daily news briefing: https://www.thecyberwire.com/newsletters/daily-briefing/10/221

Monocle 24: The Foreign Desk
Lukashenko's migrant warfare

Monocle 24: The Foreign Desk

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 17, 2021 7:26


Migrants hoping for a new life in Europe have been trapped at the Belarusian border for weeks, clashing with the authorities of countries such as Poland. Andrew Mueller explains what Belarusian president Alexander Lukashenko, who promised them easy access to the EU, stands to gain. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Daily News Brief by TRT World
November 17, 2021

Daily News Brief by TRT World

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 17, 2021 2:27


*) Poles fire tear gas, water cannon at migrants on Belarus border Polish forces have fired tear gas and water cannon at refugees at the Belarusian border, sparking accusations from Belarus that Poland was trying to escalate the crisis. Up to 4,000 refugees and migrants are camped out on the frontier between Poland and Belarus in increasingly dire conditions and freezing temperatures. The European Union accuses Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko of orchestrating the crisis by luring people to the border to retaliate against the bloc's sanctions. *)Tensions stabilised at Azerbaijan, Armenia border Clashes on the Azerbaijan-Armenia border have ceased after both countries took steps to stabilise the situation. A statement from the Russian Defence Ministry said the border is currently back to normal. Azerbaijan had earlier said that the Armenian forces carried out “large-scale provocations” against the combat posts of the Azerbaijani army, injuring at least two soldiers. *) Saudi-led coalition in Yemen kills scores of Houthis The Saudi-led coalition in Yemen has claimed that it killed 130 Houthi rebels in military operations in the past 24 hours. It also destroyed 16 military vehicles, the coalition said. But the Houthi rebel group maintains only 12 of its fighters were killed. *) UN Palestinian refugee agency faces 'existential threat' The UN agency for Palestinian refugees has fallen well short of its target to plug a 100 million dollar gap this year and secure long-term funding despite fresh pledges from donors. UNRWA warned it was facing an "existential" threat as it urged the international community to commit to more stable financing at a conference in Brussels on Tuesday. It said donors committed an extra $38 million for this year, leaving the agency some $60 million short. The UN agency needs to find $800 million a year going forward. And finally... *) 'Harry Potter' stars, excluding J.K. Rowling, to reunite for TV special "Harry Potter" stars Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson and Rupert Grint are reuniting with other cast members for a special 20th anniversary TV retrospective. But "Harry Potter" author JK Rowling will not be among those making a personal appearance on the show. The special will be broadcast on January 1st on the streaming platform HBO Max.

Business Matters
European pipeline beset by new delays

Business Matters

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 17, 2021 53:24


Europe's eastern borders are convulsing under the pressure of gas, military aggression and human migration. Germany suspends its approval of the long controversial Nord Stream 2 pipeline, Polish forces use tear gas on migrants attempting to cross the Belarusian frontier into the country, while Ukraine worries Russian troops on its border threatens its own pipelines. We speak to Professor Sergey Radchenko from Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies to pull the threads together. Further west Germany, Austria, the Netherlands and Ireland have all imposed strict curfews to mitigate against rises in Covid infections; we hear from the BBC's Bethany Bell in Vienna. The Global Prosperity Index is published, we look at how different parts of the world have recovered, or not, from the Covid-19 pandemic by talking to Alastair Masser at the Legatum Institute. Throughout the programme we're joined by APM's Marketplace presenter Andy Uhler in Louisiana, and Simon Littlewood - author broadcaster and consultant in Singapore. Picture: A gas pipe line Credit: Reuters

SBS Russian - SBS на русском языке
Polish forces fired tear gas and water cannons at Belarus border - Водометы, слезоточивый газ и заявление о гибридной войне: кризис на границе Польши и Беларуси (подкаст)

SBS Russian - SBS на русском языке

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 16, 2021 4:17


Polish forces fired tear gas and water cannons on Tuesday at stone-throwing migrants trying to cross the Belarusian border. - Польские силы применили слезоточивый газ и водометы по бросающим камни мигрантам и говорят, что Беларусь выдает мигрантам шумовые гранаты.

WSJ What’s News
Thousands of Migrants Trapped in Belarus Border Standoff

WSJ What’s News

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 16, 2021 14:29


A.M. Edition for Nov. 16. EU foreign ministers have agreed to impose fresh sanctions on officials and companies in Belarus, brushing off threats by President Alexander Lukashenko to cut gas flows to the continent. WSJ's Dan Michaels gives us the latest update amid reports of shots fired along the Belarusian border and explains how thousands of people from the Middle East have become stranded there. Peter Granitz hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Sensemaker
Ep 218: A deadly crisis in Kuznica

Sensemaker

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 16, 2021 5:52


Trapped between Polish guards on one side and Belarusian guards on the other, migrants trapped on Europe's frontier find themselves caught in a lethal geopolitical game. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

The Critical Hour
Inflation Up and Biden's Approval Ratings Down; Russia Ready to Help Resolve Belarus Border Crisis

The Critical Hour

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 16, 2021 114:08


Dr. Linwood Tauheed, associate professor of economics at the University of Missouri- Kansas City, joins us to discuss domestic politics. A record 4.4 million Americans quit their jobs in September as inflation skyrockets and investors turn to gold. Also, some businesses are taking advantage of inflation to increase profits.Mark Sleboda, Moscow-based international relations security analyst, joins us to discuss Eastern Europe. Despite absurd accusations of fueling the Belarusian border crisis, the Russian government is working to help resolve the issue. Also, NATO's aggressive military actions near Russia's border are fueling a potential crisis with the US client state of Ukraine. Finian Cunningham has written a piece in which he outlines a number of non-military options that the Eurasian power could choose to retaliate.Yolian Ogdu, member of the Black Alliance for Peace and Horn of Africa Pan-Africans for Liberation and Solidarity, joins us to discuss Ethiopia. There is significant speculation that the US empire pushed the TPLF to launch their latest attack in Ethiopia. It is believed that US/EU operatives are pushing this war to overthrow the democratically elected government of Abiy Ahmed.Dan Lazare, author and investigative journalist and author of "America's Undeclared War," joins us to discuss President Biden and Vice President Harris's polling data. President Biden's infrastructure bill success seems to have done little to counteract the inflation crisis as his approval ratings continue on a swift downward trajectory. Also, Vice President Kamala Harris continues to burden the administration with historically low approval ratings.Laith Marouf, broadcaster and journalist based in Beirut, joins us to discuss the Middle East. A US airstrike in Syria is creating a considerable buzz as information surfaces that the military worked to cover up the deaths of over 60 women and children at their hands. Also, Houthi fighters are enjoying more success as the critical port city of Hodeida falls under their control. John Burris, civil rights attorney, joins us to discuss the Kyle Rittenhouse trial. Nerves are on edge, and the National Guard stands by for possible unrest in Minnesota as closing arguments of the case are made.K. J. Noh, peace activist, writer, and teacher, joins us to discuss China. US Secretary of State Antony Blinken recently spoke with Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi in anticipation of a scheduled virtual meeting between the leaders of the two world powers. Also, China has some interesting options for addressing climate change that may be valuable for Western powers to consider joining or imitating.Margaret Kimberly, editor and senior columnist at Black Agenda Report, joins us to discuss Cuba. The latest ham-handed US regime change plan for Cuba is scheduled to commence today, as CIA-sponsored protests have been pushed by deep state operatives in the tech giants of social media.

Fault Lines
Wisconsin Braces for Rittenhouse Verdict, National Guard on Standby

Fault Lines

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 15, 2021 168:56


On this episode of Fault Lines, hosts Jamarl Thomas and Shane Stranahan talk about the conflict between Belarus and Poland as the EU steps in, the Kyle Rittenhouse case, and Biden and Xi's virtual meeting tonight.Guests:Peter Oliver - RT Correspondent | Belarus Raises Stakes in Border StandoffMark Sleboda - Security Analyst | Biden and Xi to Meet to Avoid 'Unintended Clashes'In the first hour Peter Oliver joined the show to talk about the escalating crisis on the border of Belarus and Poland as Belarusian leader Lukashenko threatens to cut off gas to the EU.In the second hour we talked about the Kyle Rittenhouse case and took your calls on how a jury will view Rittenhouse's actions as a verdict is expected later this week.In the third hour Mark Sleboda joined the conversation to talk about the virtual summit between Biden and Xi, where the focus will likely be on global supply chain issues as well as China's repeated military exercises near Taiwan.

Latvia Weekly
LW #146: Border Solidarity, Life After Lockdown, and News From November 6th - 13th, 2021

Latvia Weekly

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 15, 2021 59:59


With Latvia's lockdown lifter and things returning to the way they were before the strict three-week measures, Otto joins Joe back in person in the studio to discuss the deepening crisis at the Belarusian border, the banning of St. George's ribbon at public events, a new potential future for Congress Hall, and much more! Theme song "Mēs esam ārzemnieki" by Aarzemnieki, used with permission Closing theme song: Think Tank by Audionautix audionautix.com​ Creative Commons — Attribution 3.0 Unported — CC BY 3.0 Free Download / Stream: bit.ly/_think-tank​ Music promoted by Audio Library youtu.be/mbV9t1Z0rA8

RN Drive - Separate stories podcast
Lukashenko described as "mad man" over Belarusian border crisis

RN Drive - Separate stories podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 15, 2021 7:38


Thousand of people are currently stranded and enduring freezing conditions at the Belarusian border, hoping to cross into Europe.

RN Drive - Separate stories podcast
The stand-off at the Belarusian border continues, as the EU prepares to hit Minsk with fresh sanctions

RN Drive - Separate stories podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 11, 2021 7:28


EU is accusing Minsk of state-sponsored trafficking, luring migrants from the Middle-East to the E-U border.

RTÉ - Morning Ireland
Migrant crisis deepens at Belarusian border

RTÉ - Morning Ireland

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 10, 2021 4:27


Paraic O'Brien, correspondent with Channel 4 News, reports from the Belarus/Poland border as thousands of migrants gather there.

Economist Radio
Trouble at the border: Belarus and the EU

Economist Radio

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 10, 2021 21:21


Around 2,000 people from the Middle East are at the European Union's eastern frontier. Alexander Lukashenko, the autocratic Belarusian president, promised them passage to the EU. They are pawns in a long dispute and their plight is bleak. Tension is mounting in north Africa, between Algeria and Morocco. And who said words were cheap? The cost of newsprint is soaring. For full access to print, digital and audio editions of The Economist, subscribe here www.economist.com/intelligenceoffer See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

The Intelligence
Trouble at the border: Belarus and the EU

The Intelligence

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 10, 2021 21:21


Around 2,000 people from the Middle East are at the European Union's eastern frontier. Alexander Lukashenko, the autocratic Belarusian president, promised them passage to the EU. They are pawns in a long dispute and their plight is bleak. Tension is mounting in north Africa, between Algeria and Morocco. And who said words were cheap? The cost of newsprint is soaring. For full access to print, digital and audio editions of The Economist, subscribe here www.economist.com/intelligenceoffer See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

RN Drive - Separate stories podcast
Doctors Without Borders says violence at the Belarusian border "is completely unacceptable and it must end now"

RN Drive - Separate stories podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 10, 2021 7:41


More than 1,000 people at the Belarusian border, shivering through freezing temperatures in the hope that they might be able to cross into Europe.

Finding Frequency
#611 No need for hearts to be cold

Finding Frequency

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 9, 2021 11:50


#611 No need for hearts to be cold. Hard borders put people's lives at risk.You can find me, Werner Puchert, on LinkedIn and Twitter.

Data Cult Audio
DATA CULT AUDIO 0239 - Lina Filipovich

Data Cult Audio

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 6, 2021 32:14


About: Lina Filipovich is a Belarusian artist and musician based in Paris. Her works explore the relationship between audio and visuals and span a variety of media, including found footage films, experimental electronic music, painting, silkscreening and performance. Working with samples and loops, Lina Filipovich uses techniques of sound collage, musical montage, cut-up and appropriation. Links: Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/467gxnxunzZ4c2vptKDr6r iTunes: https://music.apple.com/fr/album/magnificat/1579993913 Bandcamp: https://linafilipovich.bandcamp.com/releases Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/user-12021770 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/linafilipovich/

Mad at the Internet
Belarusian Fries

Mad at the Internet

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 5, 2021 84:42


We love our judges, reddit doesn't love me, Twitter doesn't love Jim Sterling, Baked doesn't love cardboard, Ralph really doesn't love me, sometimes random people don't love you, and Jim (not that one) loves Ralph.

SBS Russian - SBS на русском языке
'Belarusians are rapidly losing Belarus': Art Ledovsky about the World Belarus Congress 2021 - "Белорусы стремительно теряют Беларусь". Артем Ледовский о Всемирном конгресcе 2021

SBS Russian - SBS на русском языке

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 29, 2021 10:31


World Belarus Congress 2.0 will take place on October 30, 2021. On the eve of the event, we talked with one of the leaders of the Belarusian movement in Australia, Artem Ledovsky. - 30 октября 2021 пройдет второй "Всемирный конгресc беларусов 2021". Накануне мероприятия мы пообщались с одним из лидеров белорусского движения в Австралии Артемом Ледовским.

The Nomad Capitalist Audio Experience
Passports with Visa-Free Access to Russia

The Nomad Capitalist Audio Experience

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 13, 2021 8:04


Are you a Western passport holder who has connections in Russia and is looking to travel there without a lengthy visa process? Second citizenship might be the solution for you. In this video, Andrew shares details on second passports with visa-free access to Russia. 00:00 Start 1:23 Belarusian passport 2:31 Grenada passport 2:38 Vanuatu passport 2:51 Armenian passport 3:31 Brazilian passport 3:33 Chilean passport 3:42 Colombian passport 3:46 Costa Rican passport 3:47 Ecuadorian passport 3:48 Salvadoran passport 3:50 Uruguayan passport 4:08 Investor visa program 4:41 Nicaraguan passport 5:06 Cape Verdean passport 5:22 Dominican republic 5:45 Mauritian passport 6:08 Republic of Korea passport 6:39 Serbian passport 6:43 Montenegrin passport 6:48 North Macedonian passport https://nomadcapitalist.com/ Andrew Henderson and the Nomad Capitalist team are the world's most sought-after experts on legal offshore tax strategies, investment immigration, and global citizenship. We work exclusively with seven- and eight-figure entrepreneurs and investors who want to "go where they're treated best". Work with Andrew: https://nomadcapitalist.com/apply/ Andrew has started offshore companies, opened dozens of offshore bank accounts, obtained multiple second passports, and purchased real estate on four continents. He has spent the last 12 years studying and personally implementing the Nomad Capitalist lifestyle. Our growing team of researchers, strategies, and implementers add to our ever-growing knowledge base of the best options available. In addition, we've spent years studying the behavior of hundreds of clients in order to help people get the results they want faster and with less effort. About Andrew: https://nomadcapitalist.com/about/ Our Website: http://www.nomadcapitalist.com Subscribe: https://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=nomadcapitalist Buy Andrew's Book: https://amzn.to/2QKQqR0 DISCLAIMER: The information in this video should not be considered tax, financial, investment, or any kind of professional advice. Only a professional diagnosis of your specific situation can determine which strategies are appropriate for your needs. Nomad Capitalist can and does not provide advice unless/until engaged by you.

The Final Straw Radio
Belarusian Uprising Revisited

The Final Straw Radio

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 3, 2021 88:43


This week on The Final Straw, we spoke with Vasili and Maria, two Belarusian anarchists living abroad about the aftermath of the 2020 Uprising in their country of birth, lessons learned, the current political prisoners and the Lukashenko regime's attempts to attack dissidents abroad. Maria is also a member of Belarus Anarchist Black Cross, which does anti-repression education and prisoner and legal support for anarchists in or from that country. More on that group and these topics can be found at ABC-Belarus.Org, including a form to send letters to prisoners in Belarus from the website and a link to a brand new fundraising campaign to help BABC to support their anti-repression efforts You can find links to our social media at TFSR.WTF/links. You can find a transcript of this conversation online in about a week at TFSR.WTF/Zines. Belarus-ABC can be followed via their: Mastadon Twitter Instagram Facebook Telegram Announcements Eric King Trial Antifascist and anarchist prisoner, Eric King, has had his trial pushed back to October 14th at 9:30am. If you can show up to court with an ID and your dapper court wear, you can show up to the Alfred A. Arraj Federal Courthouse in Denver to show Eric some support and that he's not alone. For a good read, check out the recent article by Vice about the allegations from Eric's legal team that the BOP deleted video of the incident in question in order to cover up his setup and torture. Protest AmRen The annual American Renaissance conference, or AmRen, a gathering of vile ethno-nationalist hucksters is slated to occur in Montgomery Bell Park at the Inn and Conference Center, outside of Burns, TN, from Friday, November 12th to the 14th. Opposition is being organized from all over and you can participate with your crew. For a good intro to what's expected this year, visit the calendar at OnePeoplesProject.Com. . ... . .. Featured Track: Johnny Ryall (instrumental) by Beastie Boys from Dub The Boutique

Newshour
Young activists lobby on climate change

Newshour

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 30, 2021 48:34


World leaders at a key climate meeting in Italy have praised young activists, despite being repeatedly criticised by them for inaction. Italy's international climate negotiator Federica Fricano tells us what she hopes will come out of today's talks in Milan. We also hear from Kenya's representative at the Youth Summit. Also on the programme: jailed Belarusian opposition activist Maria Kolesnikova tells our correspondent she has no regrets; and Ecuador's president promises action after more than a hundred inmates are killed in a prison riot. (Photo: Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi fist-bumps Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg; Credit: Filippo Attili/Palazzo Chigi Press Office/Handout via REUTERS)

Awakening
#108 Fence along entire length of Polish-Belarusian Border - Mindwars meets Awakening

Awakening

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 26, 2021 32:54


Another collaboration this week between Mindwars and Awakening podcast. Sponsor: www.coolabulla.com Discount Code : Awakening for 10% Discount Topics covered - No entry to Vatican without your papers - https://www.disclose.tv/vatican-allows-access-only-with-a-green-pass-from-october-1st/ - Doctor in France arrested for giving out ivermectin - https://theexpose.uk/2021/09/22/dr-jean-paul-theron-arrested-by-military-police-in-france-for-prescribing-ivermectin-to-covid-19-patients/?fbclid=IwAR08yPy3VvbfVAN8v-FVQGouWKS17_osLF0iJrYSpu6b5xZyURcc1uG4xA0 - Doctors and nurses encouraged to promote the climate change scam - https://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-10013287/Doctors-nurses-tell-patients-need-act-fight-climate-change.html?fbclid=IwAR1qXxzVygOAaKAT7KQ2YuT9WIkaeSC_nDssY6V5LKWXXEu6d8yYo_nOW1o - Fence along polish/Belarus border - https://polandin.com/55907680/fence-along-entire-length-of-polishbelarusian-border-finished - Menstrual changes - https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-58573593 - Denmark concert - https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2021/9/17/denmark-returns-to-pre-pandemic-life-with-a-huge-pop- concert - Strictly come dancing - https://www.standard.co.uk/news/uk/strictly-come-dancing-vaccine-covid-b956051.html - Anti vaxxers are dangerous coming from Matt Hancock :) - https://www.dailymail.co.uk/debate/article-10004495/MATT-HANCOCK-time-never-come-group-dangerous-anti-vaxxers.html?ito=native_share_article-top -- Connect with Roy: All Episodes can be found at www.awakeningpodcast.org To Subscribe or find our videos https://linktr.ee/awakeningpodcast All other Podcasts + Donation https://bio.link/podcaster Video Can be see at https://www.bitchute.com/channel/y2XWI0VCPVqX/ Connect with Chris: -- - All episodes of Mindwars can be found at https://anchor.fm/mindwars Mindwars Bitchute channel https://www.bitchute.com/channel/Gt4uHP3cjoCt/ www.mindwars.uk All Episode can be found at www.freedombroadcasters.com Please like, share and subscribe to our channels as it really helps getting the message out their and keeping people awake!

Pod Save the World
Tucker Carlson makes a fascist friend

Pod Save the World

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 4, 2021 77:13


Tommy and Ben discuss the latest news from Afghanistan, Tucker Carlson's adventures with fascists in Hungary, the state of US-Iran relations, the shortcomings of the global coronavirus vaccination campaign, updates from Myanmar, the defection of a Belarusian sprinter at the Tokyo Olympics and more. Then Ben talks to German climate activist Luisa Neubauer about how Germany's summer of intense weather has impacted the politics of climate action there. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices