Zaporizhzhia plant down to diesel generators as shelling cuts power essential for cooling | Reuters

Overnight shelling cut power to Ukraine’s Russian-occupied Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant, which needs cooling to avoid a meltdown, forcing it to switch to emergency generators, Ukraine’s state nuclear company and the U.N. atomic watchdog said on Saturday.

Source: Zaporizhzhia plant down to diesel generators as shelling cuts power essential for cooling | Reuters

Russian Protest and Exodus | Portside

Vladimir Putin, by declaring a “partial” mobilization in Russia, achieved at least one thing: society finally realized that it was in a state of war. In fact, in a few minutes, the president not only destroyed the social contract that had been functioning in the country for the more than two decades of his rule, but also nullified all the work of his own propaganda during the previous 7 months of the conflict with Ukraine.

Source: Russian Protest and Exodus | Portside

  The Holodomor: The History and Legacy of the Ukrainian Famine Engineered by the Soviet Union 

Like it or not the truly horrific legacy of Marxism as Bolshevik Stalinism wrecked the reputation of the left. This gruesome portrait of an empowered psychopath in the name of ‘communism’ is sobering…A complete break with the Marxist junk canon is essential… A real social vehicle as neo-communism can resolve the issues behind the incompetence generated by Marxism…

Russia’s Underperforming Military (and Our Own)

When the U.S. military fails to meet expectations, there are always some who will hasten to point the finger at civilian leaders for screwing up. Certainly, this was the case with the chaotic U.S. military withdrawal from Afghanistan in August 2021. Critics were quick to pin the blame on President Biden for that debacle, while the commanders who had presided over the war there for those 20 years escaped largely unscathed. Indeed, some of those former commanders like retired general and ex-CIA Director David Petraeus, aka “King David,” were eagerly sought after by the media as Kabul fell.

Source: Russia’s Underperforming Military (and Our Own) – CounterPunch.org