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Marxist writer. I make films and stuff through @ProlekultFilms ( #SocialismorExtinction
Oct 5, 2018 9 tweets 3 min read
This is enormous. Following yesterday's hacking accusations against Russia, Juncker has taken the opportunity to attempt to detach the EU imperialist bloc from the war-drive.… This speaks to both splits between US imperialism and the EU imperialist bloc, and splits within the EU itself. Juncker's framing here links his attempts to secure a detente between Russia and the EU very directly with the Iran deal.
Sep 26, 2018 9 tweets 3 min read
This is truly astonishing. The "special purpose vehicle" which will be created by Britain, France and Germany in order to maintain trade with Iran is likely to resemble a form of bartering trade.… The intent of this vehicle is something that I've covered before. Rather than risking sanctions upon its central banks, Europe intends to bypass these sanctions with a company designed not to trade with the US.
Sep 25, 2018 26 tweets 7 min read
Prior to Trump's speech at the #UNGA, White House officials told the press that his speech would focus on US national security interests. He did not disappoint, with his speech delivering threat after threat to nations across the globe. Video here:… The most immediate threat delivered by Trump was addressed to Iran. After ludicrously arguing that Iran is responsible for funding all terrorism across the globe, including in Syria (where it has been fighting US-backed terrorists), Trump stated his intent for further aggression.