The City in a Time of Plague By PEPE ESCOBAR

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Ambrogio Lorenzetti ‘s Allegory of Bad Government (1338), fresco in the town hall of Siena, Italy. Photo public domain History teaches us that epidemics are more like revelatory moments than social transformers APRIL 17, 2020 The plague-stricken town, traversed throughout with hierarchy, surveillance, observation, writing; the town immobilized by the functioning of an extensive power …

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Pepe Escobar “What Did U.S. Intel Really Know About the ‘Chinese’ Virus?

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April 21, 2020 © Photo: REUTERS/Tom Brenner https://www.strategic-culture.org/news/2020/04/21/what-did-us-intel-really-know-about-chinese-virus/ Hybrid War 2.0 on China, a bipartisan U.S. operation, is already reaching fever pitch. Its 24/7 full spectrum infowar arm blames China for everything coronavirus-related – doubling as a diversionist tactic against any informed criticism of woeful American unpreparedness. Hysteria predictably reigns. And this is just the beginning. A …

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P. Escobar: Heraclitus May Teach Us To Fight Covid 19

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Heraclitus, Hendrick ter Brugghen, 1628. Photo: AFP ‘It is disease that makes health sweet and good’ 3035 ViewsApril 06, 2020 24 Comments by Pepe Escobar  How Heraclitus, the Riddler, may teach us to fight Covid-19 He was known as “the Riddler.” Even “the Dark.”  Heraclitus of Ephesus was one of a kind. In his heart of hearts …

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Shanghai Cooperation Organisation To Introduce ‘Mutual Settlement In National Currencies’ And Ditch US Dollar

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 March 18, 2020Posted by Silk Road Briefing The eight-member countries of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO), including China, Russia, and India, have made the decision to conduct bilateral trade and investment and issue bonds in local and national currencies instead of US dollars. Details, a road map will be finalized and signed at SCO’s Finance Ministers’ …

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Ground-Control-Planet-Lockdown-Only-Test by Pepe Escobar

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Ground Control (to Major Tom)* April 2, 2020 © Photo: Pixabay.com As much as Covid-19 is a circuit breaker, a time bomb and an actual weapon of mass destruction (WMD), a fierce debate is raging worldwide on the wisdom of mass quarantine applied to entire cities, states and nations. Those against it argue Planet Lockdown …

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