natural gas pipelines under the Baltic Sea between Russia and Germany
Jubiläum! Wir feiern den Anbruch der 200er-Folgen mit einer doppelt so langen Episode. Gleich vier Themen diskutieren wir in den gut zwei Stunden. Vom politischen Umgang mit der Pandemie und der geplanten Klimaschutzrichtlinie der EU-Kommission, die Atom- und Kernenergie als "grün" einstufen soll, geht es über die Debatte um die Inbetriebnahme von Nord Stream 2 bis zu der Frage, ob es ethisch angemessen ist, Tiere für ihre Organe zu töten. Für einen besseren Überblick gibt es hier das Inhaltsverzeichnis: 00:00:00-00:07:55 – Intro 00:07:56-00:30:31 – Endemie 00:30:42-00:57:40 – EU-Klimaschutzrichtlinie 00:57:41-01:26:55 – Nordstream 2 01:26:56-02:04:02 – Tierorgantransplantationen 02:04:03-02:05:10 – Outro Hier kannst du die Episode kommentieren. Hier findest du unsere Beiträge samt Quellen zur aktuellen pandemischen Situation, zur kontroversen Klimaschutzrichtlinie der EU-Kommission, zur aktuellen Debatte um Nordstream 2 und zur Transplantation eines Schweinherzens in einen menschlichen Körper.
Pepe Escobar discusses the failure of the US-Russia talks in Geneva, NATO's refusal to make any diplomatic concessions, and if war could be on the horizon. We address the impact on Ukraine, Europe, Germany, and the Nord Stream 2 pipeline. PART 2 OF 2
Themen: Termine des Bundeskanzlers (Reise nach Madrid, Empfang des NATO-Generalsekretärs, virtueller Davos-Dialog des World Economic Forum, Empfang des norwegischen Ministerpräsidenten, Empfang des schweizerischen Bundespräsidenten, Klausurtagung des Bundeskabinetts), Reisen der Bundesaußenministerin nach Kiew und nach Moskau, deutsche G7-Präsidentschaft, Ukraine-Konflikt, Nord Stream 2, Reise von Staatsministerin Lührmann nach Albanien und Nordmazedonien, Agrarkongress 2022 des Bundesministeriums für Umwelt, Naturschutz, nukleare Sicherheit und Verbraucherschutz, Grundversorgungstarife für Neukunden von Energieversorgungsunternehmen, Berufung von Yusuf Yerkel zum Handelsattaché im türkischen Generalkonsulat in Frankfurt, COVID-19-Pandemie, Lage in Mali, Zukunft von Fahrzeugen mit Verbrennungsmotoren/Elektromobilität, Handelskonflikt zwischen China und Litauen Naive Fragen zu: - US-Sanktionen gegen Nord Stream 2 - Patentfreigabe Impfstoffe - Causa Djokovic - Malis Militärjunta - Ortskräfte in Mali - Zukunft des Verbrennermotors Bitte unterstützt unsere Arbeit finanziell: Konto: Jung & Naiv IBAN: DE854 3060 967 104 779 2900 GLS Gemeinschaftsbank PayPal ► http://www.paypal.me/JungNaiv Naive Fragen zu: Nord Stream 2/US-Sanktionen - Eine Frage zur Abstimmung im Kongress: Herr Burger, wurde von deutscher Seite in D. C. lobbyiert? War die deutsche Botschaft involviert? - Ist mit der US-Administration auch der Kongress, also das Parlament, gemeint? Patentfreigabe Impfstoffe - Ministerin Schulze (BMZ) hatte Ende des Jahres gesagt, der Herstellungsprozess moderner Impfstoffe sei technisch so anspruchsvoll und komplex, dass die Aussetzung gar nichts brächte. Mich würde interessieren, ob das BMZ und die Ministerin aktuelle Studien und Expertenevaluationen auf internationaler Ebene kennt, die aufgezeigt haben, dass es mindestens 120 verschiedene Hersteller in Afrika, Lateinamerika und Asien gibt, die die mRNA-Impfstoffe sofort herstellen könnten. Djokovic - Wie bewerten Sie eigentlich die Causa Djokovic? Heute gab es ja die Meldung, dass der australische Einwanderungsminister mit einer persönlichen Entscheidung das Visum für den Sportler zurückgenommen hat. - Aber beobachten Sie den Fall? Mali - Mich würde interessieren, wie die deutschen Soldaten es vor Ort einschätzen, dass sie jetzt offiziell Soldaten einer Militärjunta in Mali trainieren, also einer Militärjunta, gegen die es ja bald sogar EU-Sanktionen geben könnte. Können Sie uns auch sagen, wie viele Soldaten der malischen Militärjunta aktuell ausgebildet werden? - Aber Sie können uns doch sagen, wie viele Soldaten der Militärjunta aktuell von deutscher Seite ausgebildet werden und wie die Soldaten es an sich finden, so eine Putschistenclique auszubilden! Ist es überhaupt mit dem Auftrag einer Bundeswehr vereinbar, dass man eine Militärjunta ausbildet? - können Sie uns sagen, wie viele aktuell ausgebildet werden? Malische Ortskräfte - Wird [ein Ortskräfteverfahren] angestrebt? Zukunft der Verbrennerautos - da der Verkehrsminister vor dem Kauf von Verbrennerautos gewarnt hat, würde mich interessieren, ob er sich damit vom Koalitionsvertrag distanziert, in dem ja eine Passage zu finden ist, dass auch Autos mit Verbrennungsmotoren langfristig eine Zukunft haben, wenn sie mit E-Fuels betankt werden? - Sie haben jetzt aber keine große Rolle von E-Fuels bei privaten Pkw genannt, und darum geht es ja. Im Koalitionsvertrag steht, dass Autos mit Verbrennungsmotoren eine Zukunft haben, wenn sie mit E-Fuels betankt werden.
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Olaf Scholz will keine Gesetzesinitiative für die Impfpflicht, die alleine seine Regierung auf den Weg bringt - um Krach mit der FDP abzuwenden. Aber auch in anderen Fragen lässt die Ampel die Zügel schleifen, kommentiert Frank Capellan – ob bei Nordstream 2, der Zukunft der Atomkraft oder beim Irak-Einsatz. Ein Kommentar von Frank Capellanwww.deutschlandfunk.de, Kommentare und Themen der WocheDirekter Link zur Audiodatei
Jim & Greg welcome the return of in-person schooling to Chicago after a four-day hissy fit from the Chicago Teachers Union. They also sigh as President Biden reportedly makes no progress in trying to deter Russian military action in Ukraine. And the Biden administration gets caught flat-footed again as out supply chain problems grow.
Jim & Greg welcome the return of in-person schooling to Chicago after a four-day hissy fit from the Chicago Teachers Union. They also sigh as President Biden reportedly makes no progress in trying to deter Russian military action in Ukraine. And the Biden administration gets caught flat-footed again as out supply chain problems grow.Please visit our great sponsors:XChairhttps://xchairmartini.comSave up to $100 today only!My Pillow https://www.mypillow.comNo supply chain issues with My Pillow! Shop now with confidence. Use code MARTINI at check out.
On this episode, Managing Editor Mackenzie Weinger talks with Energy and Environment reporter Brian Dabbs on the looming deadline for voting rights legislation and Senate Democrats' attempt to meet the deadline and get Republicans on board with filibuster reform. Then Foreign Policy and Defense correspondent Cristina Maza joins the podcast to discuss the future of Senator Ted Cruz's bill on the Nord Stream 2 pipeline on Capitol Hill and to break down the widespread and deadly protests in Kazakhstan.
Former German Chancellor Angela Merkel said she was “helpless” to stop the Nord Stream 2 project because of pressure from German business leaders. It highlighted the role that business and industry play in German politics and its dark relationship with Russia. The common idea today is that we subtract the poison of a virus by adding the poison of an experimental vaccine. But when does one plus one actually equal zero? We talk about a much more logical math equation regarding our health. America's educational system is failing, government statistics show. High academic standards are being abandoned in favor of other priorities such as social justice—part of a deliberate effort to dumb down the next generation. And the congressional testimony of a guilty FBI agent teaches an important personal lesson about what to do when you're caught doing something wrong. Links [01:22] German-Russian Relationship (17 minutes) “Gazprom and Wintershall: Cooperation With Historical Precedent” “Why Is Germany So Invested in Russia?” VIDEO: “Germany Going Underground” [18:17] Health Logic (15 minutes) The Plain Truth About Healing [33:36] America's Failing Educational System (20 minutes) “What Is Your Child Learning in Public School?” [53:38] LAST WORD: Caught Doing Something Wrong? (7 minutes) “When You're Wrong, Admit It”
The four week claims average fell to its lowest level since 1969; Putin highlights Nord Stream 2, before talks with Biden; widespread flight cancellations continue; JetBlue cancels flights to mid-January
Marek Budzisz wypowiada się m.in. na temat impasu w sprawie aktywności gazociągu Nord Stream 2. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/radiownet/message
Thousands of flights across the world were canceled over the busy holiday weekend. Staffing shortages have hit the airline industry badly, and it is struggling to recover from the latest wave of Covid-19. Meanwhile, holiday shopping has soared to its highest level in nearly two decades, aided by online sales. We'll discuss how Inflation is playing a role. Elsewhere, with the energy crisis continuing across Europe, and prices expected to remain high, we'll take a look at how Russia's Nord Stream 2 pipeline could provide some much-needed relief and ponder why officials are saying it is still months away from being approved. Finally, as 2021 comes to a close, we take a look at the progress cryptocurrencies have made and the regulations we can expect to be imposed on the sector in the year ahead.
Jakub Wiech mówi o konieczności wyeliminowania monokultury węglowej z polskiego systemu elektroenergetycznego. Jak zwraca uwagę, nasze państwo jest importerem netto tego surowca. Zdaniem eksperta kryzys gazowy w Europie ma charakter przejściowy. Rozmówca Łukasza Jankowskiego krytykuje niemieckie dążenia do wyeliminowania energetyki jądrowej, podyktowane chęcią zaoferowania Europie gazu z Nord Stream 2. Jakub Wiech mówi ponadto o "imponującym" planie Chin, którego celem jest osiągnięcie neutralności klimatycznej do 2060 r. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/radiownet/message
[00:30] Why Our Lockdown Rules Make No Sense (17 minutes)A photo from May last year of Boris Johnson and members of Parliament has been making the rounds in Britain. It shows the prime minister and his associates enjoying what they have since referred to as a “work party.” Since the emergence of this photo, Britain's government has come under sharp criticism for breaking the social gathering rules it set out to enforce on its own citizens. [17:15] Is Russia About to Invade Ukraine? (37 minutes)Russia is building up its forces on Ukraine's borders and targeting the West in many other ways. Last week, Vladimir Putin demanded a new treaty with the United States and a separate multilateral agreement with the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. This treaty Putin proposed asks that there be no NATO military activity in Eastern Europe, Ukraine, the Caucus or Central Asia. Yesterday, Putin warned the West of a military response to Western “aggression.” CNN wrote that this is “checkmate”from Russia, and that “Putin has the West concerned.” With such strong rhetoric coming out of Russia, is Vladimir Putin about to invade Ukraine? Amid the tension at the Ukrainian border, Germany has been working with Russia on the Nord Stream 2 pipeline. Under pressure from German businessmen, Angela Merkel said she was “helpless” to stop the construction of Nord Stream 2, which would wreck NATO. History shows that when Germany and Russia enter into a deal like that of Nord Stream 2, it is a good sign of a bad sign for Europe.
China's Central Bank has confirmed it will cut its key lending rate for the first time in 20 months, amid continued supply-chain shortages and concerns surrounding global demand. We take a look at how markets are reacting. And energy prices are soaring in Europe, as temperatures continue to drop. We'll discuss the latest on the fate of the Nord Stream 2 pipeline, and whether it could face new sanctions from the US. Plus, the United Kingdom has inked a post-Brexit trade deal with Australia as it looks to build stronger ties with the nation – we'll bring you the latest.
This week on the show we welcome back Rich Gold, who is a Partner at Holland & Knight. Holland & Knight is one of the largest lobbying firms in D.C., and Rich serves as the leader of the firm's Public Policy and Regulation team. Rich provides some insights as to what Congress and the President will do next in the wake of Sen. Manchin's announcement yesterday that he will not support the "Build Back Better" proposal. We also discuss a number of other issues: Whether Sen. Manchin will remain in the Democratic Party, or if he'll end up becoming an Independent that caucuses with the Democrats; Senator Cruz's deal to get a vote on sanctions tied to the Nord Stream 2 pipeline in exchange for removing holds on numerous presidential nominees; The impacts of rate increases by the Fed; and, The impact of several changes in the auto industry to reduce carbon emissions. Help us grow! Leave us a rating and review - it's the best way to bring new listeners to the show. Don't forget to subscribe! Have a suggestion, or want to chat with Jim? Email him at Jim@ThePoliticalLife.net Follow The Political Life on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter for weekly updates.
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. 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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)
Tom welcomes Jaime Carrasco of Canaccord Genuity back to the show. Jaime discusses managing pensions for Microsoft Canada and learning a lot about individuals investing strategies. Attitudes change during major stock moves and people wish they hadn't paid off debt and instead invested. Gold is not going to stay down much longer due to inflationary pressures. All markets have been manipulated though money from the financial sector. Metals are not able to signal the inflationary alarm. The explorers are being hit hard right now but that's where the value is along with producers. This is an excellent entry point. At some point we will see a massive rise in precious metals just to keep up with the other commodities. He explains how they reduced their crypto positions during 2020. They reallocated into producers and he is awaiting the next move in crypto. The true value right now is in the gold and silver producers. The financial titantic is sinking and we've see Fed members quit so they can get out of the markets. Something big is coming and it's not just up to the United States. China is the one that is going to be pulling the strings. The manipulation of markets has pushed up stock markets while keeping other markets down. The longer the physical imbalance the bigger the eventual adjustment. China has obtained a lot of gold and much of it is with Chinese citizens. They have stated they will be creating a new Yuan which will be backed by something tangible. Russia has also bought a lot of gold because they also understand the play. The demand for copper from China continues to be huge and therefore prices will remain high. We're using 'new math' to calculate the CPI if you calculate it like in the 80s were around 15%. There are only so many lifeboats for investors to get into and after that it's over. Russia is the only country with no internal debt and this is a result of exporting energy. They are just a massive producer of food and energy. They are sort of the bouncer for China. The activity in Ukraine is largely noise and Russia has little interest in that region. The big play is Nordstream 2. Putin is the chessmaster of geopolitics. Once the ship sinks we will rebuild the system without the old players and that is where blockchain will help us rebuild. The internet is going to allow us to decentralize away from these centralized systems. Time Stamp References:0:00 - Introduction1:10 - Imbalances & Leverage7:30 - Gold & Silver11:03 - Crypto Weightings13:13 - China & Real Estate14:40 - Inflation Politics16:10 - US Dollar Outlook18:56 - This Time It's Different20:57 - China PPI & Defaults23:57 - Russia & Gold Purchases26:36 - Central Banks & Gold30:36 - Blockchains Role34:23 - Wrap Up Talking Points From This Episode People's attitudes in frenzied markets.Balancing your crypto portfolio into juniors.Outlook for the US Dollar and the politics of inflation.Russia, China, and Central Bank gold holdings. Guest Links:Twitter: https://twitter.com/IJCarrascoLinkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/carrasco1/Website: Canaccord Genuity https://www.canaccordgenuity.com/ Jaime Carrasco is portfolio manager at Canaccord Genuity Inc. in Toronto. From 2014-2018 he worked as Director of Wealth Management and Associate Portfolio Manager for ScotiaMcLeod. Before this, he worked for Macquarie Group, CIBC Wood Gundy, BMO Nesbitt Burns, Gordon Capital, and Merrill Lynch. Jaime is a leading Canadian investment professional with 25 years of experience providing wealth management and investment counsel to affluent families, businesses, and institutions. He has garnered a reputation for questioning and challenging the status quo and exploring the most innovative investment strategies. Jaime, whose mother tongue is Spanish, also speaks Italian and French. He completed a BA in political science and economics at the University of Toronto in 1988. While a student, he worked for CS Yacht,
Caleb Maupin, journalist and political analyst, joins us to wrap up the important stories for the week. In a display of arbitrary and capricious censorship, YouTube blocked RT's popular German-language TV channel on its first day of operation without an explanation. Also, Cuba hosts the 20th ALBA-TCP summit, China supports Russia against NATO aggression, and Russia is shocked by the conduct of the E-3 States during the Iran negotiations in Vienna.Gerald Horne, professor of history at the University of Houston, author, historian, and researcher, joins us to discuss this week's important stories. Barbados has declared its independence from the British empire. Also, Russia has published a detailed proposal for a new Russia-US-NATO security treaty, President Xi glows when discussing his country's partnership with Russia, the US announces a diplomatic boycott of the Winter Olympics, a South African court orders former president Jacob Zuma back to jail, and the Turkey-Africa summit takes ties to a new stage.Ray McGovern, former CIA analyst and co-founder of Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity, joins us to wrap up the important stories for the week. We discuss the meeting between Presidents Putin and Xi, the political instability of Ukraine, and the recent ruling that Julian Assange can be extradited to the United States. Ajamu Baraka, 2016 US vice presidential candidate for the Green Party, and Margaret Kimberley, editor and senior columnist at Black Agenda Report and author of "Prejudential: Black America and the Presidents," come together to discuss this week's stories. We discuss the need to support Julian Assange, the US Empire's shift to Africa, Central and South American countries pulling free of US domination, the Biden administration's dismal poll numbers, and Israel's murder and abuse of Palestinian civilians.Dan Lazare, investigative journalist and author of "America's Undeclared War," and Martin Sieff, senior fellow at the American University in Moscow, come together to talk politics. We discuss the disturbing US support of Nazis in Ukraine, the meeting between Presidents Putin and Xi, Germany's recent move to stall Nord Stream 2, and Joe Biden's disastrous drop in support.
Russia just released a set of demands of NATO that, if agreed to, would effectively destroy the trans-Atlantic alliance. It appears this is the endgame that Vladimir Putin has been preparing for many months, positioning troops in Ukraine and completing the Nord Stream 2 pipeline. Chinese Supreme Leader Xi Jinping said the relationship between Russia and China is better than an alliance. The two Asian giants are pulling ever closer together in response to pushback from other nations. A cluster of devastating tornadoes tore through six American states, adding misery to a number of curses many Americans are already suffering. We also talk about what we're learning from the criminal trial of Benjamin Netanyahu, the Israeli prime minister making his first visit to the United Arab Emirates, skyrocketing inflation in America, and Britain's government being battered by scandals. Links [00:37] Russia vs. NATO (13 minutes) KEY OF DAVID: “Germany Going Underground” “The Crimean Crisis Is Reshaping Europe” “Demise of the INF Puts Europe in the Nuclear Crosshairs” [14:04] Tornadoes Hit U.S. (6 minutes) “You Can Know Why 'Natural' Disasters” “Plague of Tornadoes Devastates America's Heartland” [20:08] Netanyahu Trial (7 minutes) “Are the Unlawful Roots of the Netanyahu Witch Hunt About to Be Exposed?” [27:45] Russia and China Draw Closer (6 minutes) TRENDS: “Why the Trumpet Watches Russia Allying With China” [33:33] Israel PM Visits U.A.E. (6 minutes) “Peace With the Arabs: Can It Happen?” [39:03] U.S. Inflation (8 minutes) “Inflation Hits Highest Level in 39 Years” [47:20] Britain's Government Scandals (7 minutes) “Why Your World Is Changing So Suddenly”
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A massive build-up of Russian troops and military infrastructure on the Ukrainian border has the US and Nato worried that President Vladimir Putin may be planning an imminent new invasion of the country. Jeremy Cliffe and Ido Vock in Berlin are joined by Emily Tamkin in Washington, DC to discuss the escalating crisis and the future of the Nord Stream 2 pipeline. Meanwhile, Chile's presidential election heads to a runoff. The tight race between far-right José Antonio Kast and left-wing Gabriel Boric has been characterised as a battle of two extremes. The team discuss the election and the polarised political landscape in Latin America. Then in You Ask Us, a listener asks whether the foreign or economic ministry is more valuable for the German Greens in their efforts to shape foreign policy. Further reading: Bruno Maçães on if Vladimir Putin is preparing for war. Ido Vock on how Russia's military build-up at the border with Ukraine is testing the West's resolve. Jeremy Cliffe on whether Covid-19 will mean another lost decade for Latin America. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
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Read a transcript of this episode on FT.comhttps://www.ft.com/content/6c90116a-d978-4b3c-9fba-0b57b2a42aecThe US Department of Labor is investigating Apple over claims that it retaliated against an employee who complained of workplace harassment and unsafe working conditions, European gas futures rose 10 per cent on Monday after German foreign minister Annalena Baerbock said the Nord Stream 2 pipeline could not be permitted in its current form because it did not comply with EU law; and a senior banker at JPMorgan Chase is battling the bank and her colleagues who she says have been trying to poach her billionaire and multimillionaire clients. Apple faces probe over whether it retaliated against whistleblowerhttps://www.ft.com/content/973aae8d-21d9-4e84-8912-ead071c7935dEuropean gas prices rise after German concerns over Nord Stream 2 - with Guy Chazan https://www.ft.com/content/15a057f2-7647-496d-bcc6-6c4bcb836db6A baseball star in the ‘shark tank': inside JPMorgan's client poaching row - with Joshua Franklinhttps://www.ft.com/content/3b7ae6dc-b213-4463-b980-3b0401087187Harley-Davidson to spin off electric motorcycle divisionhttps://www.ft.com/content/0d290d5d-2f71-4991-928c-cc4518466f66The FT News Briefing is produced by Fiona Symon and Marc Filippino. The show's editor is Jess Smith. Additional help by Peter Barber, Gavin Kallmann and Michael Bruning. The show's theme song is by Metaphor Music. The FT's global head of audio is Cheryl Brumley. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Ray McGovern, former CIA analyst and co-founder of Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity, joins us to discuss Julian Assange. The Julian Assange saga deepens as the beleaguered publisher is reported to have suffered a stroke at Belmarsh prison. Also, we discuss Assange's health and its relevance to the US-UK extradition procedures.Mark Sleboda, Moscow-based international relations security analyst, joins us to discuss the NATO crisis. Russian diplomats are demanding that NATO rescind its offer to Ukraine and Georgia that they may be considered for entrance into NATO after a decade. Also, the US and NATO are rapidly building up their military capabilities in Ukraine, effectively turning it into a giant military base. Also, the new Green government in Germany is putting a hold on the Nord Stream 2 pipeline project.Dr. Yolandra Hancock, board-certified pediatrician and obesity medicine specialist, joins us to discuss COVID-19. The omicron variant seems poised to replace the delta variant worldwide as it is considerably more contagious. Also, the US covid death toll has reached 800,000, and Dr. Fauci is saying that more boosters may be necessary. Teri Mattson, Latin American coordinator for CodePink, joins us to discuss the Global South. The landscape in South America is rapidly changing as many nations that have been victims of US-sponsored coups are using democratic means to throw off the yoke of imperialism.Laith Marouf, broadcaster and journalist based in Beirut, joins us to discuss the Middle East. Israeli leaders are again claiming that Iran is the biggest threat to world peace. Also, there are reports that a small contingent of special-ops soldiers in Syria was responsible for a massive amount of civilian deaths due to reckless targeting procedures. Yolian Ogbu, member of the Black Alliance for Peace and Horn of Africa Pan-Africans for Liberation and Solidarity, joins us to discuss Africa. The Biden administration is implying that they are considering military actions in Ethiopia as they have used the phrase "all options are on the table." Also, the US empire seems to be shifting its focus from the Middle East to Africa in a worldwide proxy war against China.Danny Shaw, author, activist, and professor of Latin American studies, joins us to discuss the US demonization of Vladimir Putin. Professor Shaw argues that the US military-industrial complex has used its typecast of Russian President Vladimir Putin as an "evil foreign enemy" as a means to justify massive war sales and subsequent profits. George Koo, journalist, social activist, and international business consultant, joins us to discuss China. The Presidents of Russia and China are scheduled to hold a virtual meeting on Wednesday. Also, China holds memorial services to remember the hundreds of thousands of lives lost during the Nanking massacre by imperial Japan.
After Putin-Biden call, Nord Stream 2 cancellation is once again focus of White House The Duran: Episode 1163 Nord Stream 2 cannot be certified – Berlin https://www.rt.com/russia/542998-nord-stream-germany-certification/ #Putin #Russia #Ukraine #TheDuran
Julian Assange at risk of extradition as judge sides with U.S. How the U.S. prosecutes whistleblowers under the pretext of national security.Nebiyu Asfaw, co-founder of the Ethiopian American Development Council, joins us to talk about the ongoing situation in the conflict in Ethiopia, as the Ethiopian National Defense forces have been able to make gains against the Tigray People's Liberation Front and have now recaptured Kombolcha and Dessie, along with a host of other towns across the Amhara state, including the UNESCO World Heritage Site called Lalibela. We talk about the work that the Ethiopian diaspora in the U.S. has done to reveal the truth about the conflict despite widespread media disinformation that has sided mostly with the TPLF narrative, the importance of independent voices to understand the situation on the ground, and what needs to be done to ensure that peace is achieved in this conflict. Peter Oliver, journalist and RT correspondent in Berlin, talks to us about inflammatory policy statements by the new German government about current tensions related to NATO, nuclear weapons, Russia, Ukraine, and China, with the incoming Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock stating that there would be a high price to pay for any invasion of Ukraine, that Germany was considering boycotting the Beijing Olympics, and contemplating a nuclear armed Germany in the future. We also talk about the certification of Nord Stream 2 under the new German government, and whether this project will languish in this new government, as well as Biden's phone call with President Putin and whether there is any real possibility of an invasion of Ukraine and a regional conflict. Kevin Gosztola, journalist, writer for Shadowproof.com and co-host of the podcast Unauthorized Disclosure, joins hosts Michelle Witte and Bob Schlehuber to discuss the case of Julian Assange, which now sees him closer to being extradited to the U.S. over hacking allegations and violations of the Espionage Act after a U.K. judge sided with the U.S. in an appeal over concerns of his mental health and potential imprisonment in the U.S., and how this is a reality check of the U.S. government's commitment to free speech and a free press as the Biden administration holds a democracy summit at the White House.
CNN Mundo #46 - 2ª temporada: Neste episódio do CNN Mundo, Lourival Sant'Anna apresenta os reflexos mundiais da circulação da nova variante Ômicron do coronavírus e a corrida que os laboratórios estão realizando para certificar que tanto suas vacinas como as doses de reforço protegem contra os casos graves da doença. Ao mesmo tempo, diversos países começaram a adotar medidas de restrição a turistas que não apresentam o "passaporte vacinal" – um certificado que comprove que a pessoa está protegida e não colocará em risco as pessoas ao redor. Na Alemanha, um novo governo assume o poder com dois desafios imediatos: o surto de Covid-19 e a concentração de tropas na fronteira entre Rússia e Ucrânia. O governo norte-americano quer que a Alemanha aborte a operação do gasoduto Nordstream 2. Outro destaque é o diálogo entre os presidentes dos EUA, Joe Biden, e da Rússia, Vladimir Putin, que conversaram durante duas horas sobre essa tensão militar e sobre a aproximação crescente entre a Ucrânia e a Otan. E o episódio também analisa a Cúpula da Democracia, evento promovido por Biden que reúne líderes de 111 países, incluindo o Brasil. Com apresentação de Lourival Sant'Anna, este podcast é produzido pela Maremoto para a CNN Brasil. Você também pode ouvir o CNN Mundo no site da CNN Brasil. E aproveite para conhecer os nossos outros programas em áudio. Acesse: cnnbrasil.com.br/podcasts.
Putin is once again attempting to restore the Soviet Union and, according to experts, could be poised to roll tanks into Ukraine as early as January. Senator Ted Cruz joins Michael Knowles and Liz Wheeler to illustrate how the Nord Stream 2 pipeline is a physical manifestation of Putin's imperial ambitions and break down the concrete measures Joe Biden could, but won't, take to prevent another American foreign policy disaster. Plus, in case you missed it, the Democratic plan to draft America's daughters is foiled once again, Jimmy Kimmel proves himself to be a sore loser (who's surprised?), and the January 6 commission is exposed as a kangaroo court. To get behind-the-scenes access and more exclusive content, become a Verdict+ subscriber for a special DISCOUNTED rate now through Christmas: https://verdictwithtedcruz.com/plus. Get 20% off ALL Verdict merch now through Christmas when you use promo code SANTA at checkout: https://verdictwithtedcruz.com/shop. -- Achieve gifting greatness with Omaha Steaks! Incredible flavor, incredible value and 100% guaranteed. Get 8 free steaks at https://omahasteaks.com keyword CACTUS. -- Skip the trip to the post office and use https://Stamps.com this holiday season. Claim your four-week trial today with the promo code: VERDICT. -- Diversify your savings and get up to $1,500 of free silver today with American Hartford Gold: text CACTUS to 6-5-5-3-2.
Biden Set To Effectively Surrender Ukraine To Russia, Admin Foreign Policy DESTROYS Biden Approval. The democrat's foreign policy failures have precipitated a collapsing approval rating. While it may be necessary to avoid ground conflict with Russia, considering Biden's past dealings with Ukraine its hard to believe these are noble decisions. Earlier in the year Biden waived sanctions on the Nordstream 2 pipeline. Many called this a major prize for Vladimir Putin. Media in the meantime is working overtime to cover up a failing economy, inflation, and Biden's sinking approval. #Ukraine #BIden #Russia Become A Member And Protect Our Work at http://www.timcast.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Kim and Producer Steve begin the show discussing government induced inflation, the silent thief very visible at the gas pump. Sunday's America's Veteran's Stories will feature Marine Veteran Marty Letellier who served in the Korean War and fought at the Battle of Chosin Reservoir, November 27-December 13, 1940. The show broadcasts Sunday at 3pm on KLZ 560 FM, KLZ 100.7 FM, the KLZ website, and the KLZ app. Sunday evening at 10pm will be a rebroadcast of Kim’s interview with Retired Army Major General John Raaen, a World War II veteran who was on Omaha Beach on D-Day. A third show is broadcast at 10pm on Saturday featuring Marine Vietnam War Veteran Bear Owen. Affordable, reliable, efficient and abundant energy empowers everyday Americans to thrive and prosper. PBIs, (Politicians, Bureaucrats and Interested Parties ) are manipulating and increasing the price of fuel through rules and regulations. The Clinton Foundation donations are reduced to a trickle as donors can no longer buy political influence. The 16th Amendment began taxing income in the United States. The right to deduct qualified expenses gives influence and power to wealthy individuals. Kim suggests a total tax (Federal, State, County, Municipal, Property, etc.) of 10% so that we will reclaim the power of the people to decide they spend their money instead of PBIs forcing higher taxes to fund federal agencies and bureaucrats. Kim and Producer Steve continue their review of current issues. Colorado Springs Districts 11 and 20 reverse mask mandates, one key issue they campaigned on. Biden's administration is dealt another blow as a judge blocks nationwide mandatory vaccinations for federal contractors. This is one of many examples where the American Idea and the judicial system are being tested. The World Health Organization states that there is no evidence that booster shots will give greater COVID protection to individuals. Xcel Energy used political influence (both sides of the aisle) to implement rules and regulations to shut down Colorado's coal industry. PBIs are using the same template to destroy Colorado's oil and gas industry. FDA says it will take 55 years to release the Pfizer COVID-19/Wuhan-China virus documents. A recent article examines the reality of mask mandates and the tyrannical use of power. Sen. Bennett receives a donation from a key influencer with ties to Russia and the pipeline Nord Stream 2. Is Bennett working for lobbyists or his constituents? Kim voices support for Adam Andrzeyewski with Open the Books. He has a petition that will require Congressional members to sign an affidavit that they have read a bill before voting on it. The state of Colorado reports they have about $73 million in fraudulent unemployment claims. Taxpayers' money is being used to for COVID-19 contact tracing.
Glenn discusses President Biden's call with Vladimir Putin and the actions Biden has taken, including allowing the production of the Nord Stream pipeline and the Afghanistan withdrawal, that allow Putin to gain the upper hand over Ukraine and possibly Taiwan. Pat Gray joins to discuss the latest civil asset forfeiture story. Glenn and Stu discuss the latest on ESG scores and how life will work under this new standard. Nathan Nipper joins to discuss his debut novel, "Life on Christmas Eve." Glenn and Stu discuss the ongoing inflation, and Stu brings up the antiwork movement happening in society. BlazeTV host Elijah Schaffer joins to discuss his interview with Kyle Rittenhouse and how social media crippled him from posting about Kyle. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Read a transcript of this episode on FT.comhttps://www.ft.com/content/4f159e0e-06fa-4610-8768-4807a47b6fbeChina is preparing a blacklist that could tightly restrict the main channel technology start-ups use to attract international capital, and the US is pressuring Germany to block Russia's Nord Stream 2 gas in the event that Vladimir Putin invades Ukraine. Plus, the FT's hedge fund correspondent, Laurence Fletcher, talks about Elliott Management, one of the most “fearsome” activist hedge funds. China to tighten rules for tech companies seeking foreign moneyhttps://www.ft.com/content/7689489c-cdad-4596-a7c6-0774ed68bf5aUS demands halt to Nord Stream 2 if Russia invades Ukraine -with Max Seddon https://www.ft.com/content/d1ed75b0-338f-42f8-836b-f94cb00670caActivist investor Elliott attacks SSE over renewable energy plans -with Laurence Fletcher https://www.ft.com/content/68faf5d2-ae6a-4391-aa64-3ca8ace45715Chinese marriages fall to 13-year low as demographic crisis brewshttps://www.ft.com/content/f0fe5b5e-6a0f-4b39-b457-db07294c696fThe FT News Briefing is produced by Fiona Symon and Marc Filippino. The show's editor is Jess Smith. Additional help by Peter Barber, Gavin Kallmann and Michael Bruning. The show's theme song is by Metaphor Music. The FT's global head of audio is Cheryl Brumley. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
When then-California Gov. Jerry Brown signed the nation's first law requiring women on boards of publicly traded companies. Three years later, a judge will begin hearing evidence in Los Angeles Superior Court that could undo the law credited with giving more women seats in boardrooms traditionally dominated by men. Sen. Joni Ernst, R-Iowa, said Sunday that she believes there are enough senators, both Democratic and Republican, who would be willing to override President Biden and sanction Russia's Nord Stream 2 pipeline. The owners of a San Francisco restaurant are now apologizing after denying service to three uniformed police officers who were on-duty. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/thatsall Russia is almost done building a pipeline connecting themselves and Germany. That may sound like a nonissue, but the pipeline would severely reduce Russia's dependence on Ukraine. This geopolitical shift is rebalancing the relationship between Europe, Ukraine, and Russia. Here is exactly what's happening.
Nowa koalicja w Niemczech zapowiada ambitną politykę klimatyczną, będzie dążyć do federalizacji Unii Europejskiej i czuwać nad przestrzeganiem prawa europejskiego przez członków wspólnoty. Czy nowy rząd Olafa Scholza będzie w stanie i czy będzie miał ochotę przeciwstawić się Moskwie w sprawie gazociągu Nord Stream 2? Gość - Anna Kwiatkowska
Can the ambitious renewable energy plans of the incoming government overcome domestic nimbyism and Russian gas politics? Ed Butler hears from one member of the new left-liberal-green coalition, Social Democrat MP Jens Zimmermann, about their plans to phase out coal entirely by 2030, and replace 80% of electricity generation with wind and solar. But building new wind turbines already faces substantial red tape and vociferous opposition from bird conservation groups, as industry man Steffen Lackmann explains. Meanwhile, how will the government tackle a more pressing matter - Russian President Vladimir Putin's alleged restriction of gas supplies to Europe this winter in order to force German approval for the new Nord Stream 2 pipeline. Ed speaks to Gustav Gressel, geopolitical analyst at the ECFR think tank, and to Melissa Eddy at the New York Times' Berlin bureau. Plus Yuri Vitrenko, head of Ukraine's gas pipeline company Naftogaz, explains why he fears approval of the pipeline could mean war in his country. (Picture: Leaders of the incoming German government, including Chancellor-elect Olaf Scholz (centre), inadvertently re-enact the opening scene from Reservoir Dogs; Credit: Odd Andersen/AFP via Getty Images)
Tommy and Ben cover the Omicron variant, a history making Prime Minister in Sweden, the Nordstream 2 pipeline and tensions in Ukraine, corruption and spies in international soccer, Jared Kushner goes hunting for gulf oil kickbacks, a historic election in Honduras, the Iran deal talks on life support, maple syrup cartels and Oasis. Then Tommy talks with Pashtana Durrani about her work educating women and girls in Afghanistan. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Dr. Gigi El-Bayoumi, professor of medicine at the George Washington University Hospital and founding director at the Rodham Institute at GWU, joins us to discuss covid. The omicron variant is causing great concern worldwide as its spread seems imminent and uncontrollable. Meanwhile, South African scientists claim that the newest variant may be following Theobald Smith's "law of diminishing virulence" as it has so far produced no hospitalizations and the symptoms are reported to be mild.Wyatt Reed, Sputnik News Analyst, joins us to discuss the elections in Honduras. The US Empire is suspected of foul play as their 2009 far-right-wing coup government has been ousted in a blowout by the people of the Central American nation. Sputnik Analyst Wyatt Reed is on the ground for a detailed report.Dan Lazare, author, investigative journalist and author of "America's Undeclared War," joins us to discuss the Solomon Islands. The US Empire's AUKUS coalition is suspected of orchestrating a coup in the Solomon Islands as the Beijing-friendly government sees Australian troops moving towards an illegal occupation.Mark Sleboda, Moscow-based international relations security analyst, joins us to discuss multiple problems in the EU. Germany has told the US empire that sanctions against the Nord Stream 2 project will cause problems between the two nations, but few expect the empire to accept the sovereignty of the Bavarian republic. Also, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov states that allegations that Russia plans to attack Ukraine are absurd.K.J. Noh, peace activist, writer, and teacher, joins us to discuss China. China's goal in the Taiwan standoff with the US Empire appears to be deterrence through military strength. International security analysts are now arguing that the US would likely lose a military confrontation if it chose to attempt to defend Taiwan from the People's Liberation Army of China.Laith Marouf, broadcaster and journalist based in Beirut, joins us to discuss Israel. A number of human rights groups in Europe are condemning Israel's most recent destruction of Palestinian homes. Also, hate crime attacks on Palestinian civilians by hostile Israeli settlers are on the rise.Yolian Ogdu, member of the Black Alliance for Peace and Horn of Africa Pan-Africans for Liberation and Solidarity, joins us to discuss Ethiopia. Recent information has come out that several Western diplomats are discussing their preference that the TPLF overthrow the democratically-elected government of Ethiopia. Also, the Ethiopian government is warning the US empire against spreading false information.Jim Kavanagh, writer at thepolemicist.net and CounterPunch and author of "Danger in Society: Against Vaccine Passports,” joins us to discuss Julian Assange. A Spanish judge is complaining that the US Empire is stonewalling attempts to look into a private security firm that allegedly spied on Julian Assange. Also, The Guardian stands accused of sitting on a bombshell story about the persecuted journalist in service to US intelligence interests.
Trainiere dein Hörverstehen mit den Nachrichten der Deutschen Welle von Dienstag – als Text und als verständlich gesprochene Audio-Datei.Weiteres Bund-Länder-Treffen zur Corona-Politik in Deutschland Die Spitzen von Bund und Ländern beraten an diesem Dienstag über das weitere Vorgehen in der Corona-Politik. Offizieller Anlass ist, dass die geschäftsführende Kanzlerin Angela Merkel und ihr designierter Nachfolger Olaf Scholz die 16 Ministerpräsidenten über die Einrichtung des Krisenstabes im Kanzleramt informieren wollen. Es wird allerdings erwartet, dass die Spitzenrunde nach dem Karlsruher Urteil zur Rechtmäßigkeit der Bundesnotbremse und angesichts der hohen Infektionszahlen auch über eine mögliche Korrektur der Corona-Politik reden dürfte. Das Bundesverfassungsgericht gibt seine Entscheidung dazu am Vormittag bekannt. Streit über Nord Stream blockiert US-Haushaltsentscheidung Ein innenpolitischer Streit über Sanktionen gegen die Ostsee-Pipeline Nord Stream 2 hat zur vorläufigen Blockade des Verteidigungshaushalts der USA für das kommende Jahr beigetragen. Die Republikaner im US-Senat verhinderten mithilfe von Verfahrensregeln eine Abstimmung über das Gesetzespaket zum Verteidigungsbudget. Der Minderheitsführer der Republikaner, Mitch McConnell, begründete den Schritt unter anderem damit, dass die Demokraten die Aufnahme einer Gesetzesänderung zu Nord Stream 2 in das Paket verweigerten. Mit dieser Änderung soll US-Präsident Joe Biden daran gehindert werden, etwa aus Gründen der nationalen Sicherheit Ausnahmen von US-Sanktionen wegen Nord Stream 2 zu verfügen. Missbrauchsprozess gegen Ghislaine Maxwell begonnen Mit der Verlesung der Anklage hat mehr als zwei Jahre nach dem Tod des US-Sexualstraftäters Jeffrey Epstein der Prozess gegen dessen langjährige Vertraute Ghislaine Maxwell begonnen. Die Staatsanwältin bezeichnete die 59-jährige Angeklagte vor einem Bundesgericht in New York als "gefährliche" Frau, die Epstein Minderjährige zum "sexuellen Missbrauch serviert" habe. Die US-Justiz wirft der Tochter des verstorbenen britischen Medienmoguls Robert Maxwell vor, über Jahre Minderjährige für Epstein rekrutiert zu haben, die dann von dem Finanzinvestor sexuell missbraucht wurden. Urteil in Kriegsverbrecherprozess um Tod kleiner Jesidin Im Prozess um den Tod eines jesidischen Mädchens wird an diesem Dienstag im Frankfurter Oberlandesgericht das Urteil verkündet. Die Anklage gegen den Iraker Taha Al-J. lautet auf Völkermord, Verbrechen gegen die Menschlichkeit und Kriegsverbrechen. Die Bundesanwaltschaft fordert für den mutmaßlichen IS-Terroristen lebenslange Haft. Er soll 2015 eine Jesidin und ihre kleine Tochter als Sklavinnen gehalten haben. Um die Fünfjährige zu bestrafen, soll er sie im irakischen Falludscha bei glühender Hitze an ein Fenstergitter gekettet haben, wo das Kind laut Anklage qualvoll verdurstete. Barbados löst sich von der britischen Krone Die Karibikinsel Barbados hat sich von der britischen Krone losgesagt und zur Republik erklärt. Die Generalgouverneurin und Richterin Sandra Mason wurde feierlich in der Hauptstadt Bridgetown als erste Präsidentin des Inselstaates vereidigt. Sie löste damit - am 55. Unabhängigkeitstag von Barbados und fast 400 Jahre nach der Ankunft der ersten englischen Siedler - die britische Monarchin Elizabeth II. als Staatsoberhaupt ab. Thronfolger Prinz Charles reiste im Namen der Queen nach Barbados, um an der Übergabezeremonie teilzunehmen. Die Karibikinsel bleibt allerdings Mitglied des Commonwealth. Lionel Messi erneut mit Ballon d'Or geehrt Nicht der favorisierte Torjäger des FC Bayern München, Robert Lewandowski, sondern der argentinische Superstar Lionel Messi wurde in Paris mit dem prestigeträchtigen Ballon d'Or für das Jahr 2021 ausgezeichnet. Der Bundesliga-Torschützenkönig musste sich bei der von der französischen Fachzeitung "France Football" durchgeführten Wahl mit dem zweiten Platz begnügen. Messi, der im Sommer Argentinien erstmals seit 28 Jahren zum Gewinn der Copa America geführt hatte, erhielt den Goldenen Ball bereits zum siebten Mal in seiner Karriere.
Mark Temnycky, a Ukrainian-American journalist, breaks down the Nord Stream 2 issue, its timeline, and its relation to the energy situation in Europe. He expounds on the Biden administration's reversal on its position concerning the pipeline, and explains the security concerns that a working Nord Stream 2 that bypasses Belarus and Ukraine creates for America, NATO, and Europe in general. Thanks for listening! ABOUT THE GUEST https://pbs.twimg.com/profile_images/1298811942015045632/s4KAE6n__400x400.jpg Mark Temnycky is an accredited freelance journalist covering Eastern Europe, and has been published widely. Mark also guest lectures on Eastern European affairs to various U.S. universities. He was a recipient of the Ukrainian World Congress' inaugural "Ukrainian Diaspora 30 Under 30" award. His full portfolio can be found on his website https://wakelet.com/@MTemnycky or Twitter page https://twitter.com/MTemnycky. Mark has a Master's Degree in Public Administration and a Master of Arts Degree in International Relations from the Maxwell School at Syracuse University. He earned a Bachelor of Arts in History, with Departmental Honors, from Le Moyne College. Mark works and resides in Washington, DC. PRODUCER'S NOTE: This episode was recorded on October 8th, 2021 via Zoom. To reach us via email, send a message to firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions, suggestions, or would like to be a guest on the show! CREDITS Co-Producer/Host: Lera Toropin (@earlportion) Assistant Producer/Host: Katherine Birch Associate Producer: Zach Johnson Assistant Producer: Sergio Glajar Assistant Producer: Misha Simanovskyy Associate Producer/Administrator: Kathryn Yegorov-Crate Executive Assistant: Katherine Birch Recording, Editing, and Sound Design: Michelle Daniel Music Producer: Charlie Harper (Connect: facebook.com/charlie.harper.1485 Instagram: @charlieharpermusic) www.charlieharpermusic.com (Main Theme by Charlie Harper and additional background music by Charlie Harper, Ketsa, Scott Holmes, Kevin MacLeod, Anthem of Rain) Executive Producer & Creator: Michelle Daniel (Connect: facebook.com/mdanielgeraci Instagram: @michelledaniel86) www.msdaniel.com DISCLAIMER: Texas Podcast Network is brought to you by The University of Texas at Austin. Podcasts are produced by faculty members and staffers at UT Austin who work with University Communications to craft content that adheres to journalistic best practices. The University of Texas at Austin offers these podcasts at no charge. Podcasts appearing on the network and this webpage represent the views of the hosts, not of The University of Texas at Austin. https://files.fireside.fm/file/fireside-uploads/images/9/9a59b135-7876-4254-b600-3839b3aa3ab1/P1EKcswq.png Special Guest: Mark Temnycky.