American Heavy Tanks to be Stored in Mountains of Norway – Reports

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M1A1 Abrams tank © Photo Joseph A. Lambach, U.S. Marine Corps/ Wikipedia

 

MOSCOW, August 5 (RIA Novosti) – US cargo ship USNS PFC Dewayne T. Williams is expected to arrive in the small Norwegian village of Namdalseid on August 10, bringing heavy tanks, armored personnel carriers and landing crafts, the local Adresseavisen newspaper reported on Tuesday.

The cargo will include third-generation main battle tanks of the M1A1 Abrams type. This new, heavier equipment will replace trucks and personnel carriers which were previously stored in the mountain bunkers of Central Norway.

Local defense sources, cited by the Norwegian Aftenposten newspaper, say that the US’ decision to change war equipment stored in Norway was made on the basis of experiences from Iraq and Afghanistan.

Researcher Brett Ulriksen from the Norwegian Institute of International Affairs believes this new arrival to be a sign of the US grim outlook on the future of Europe. “This may well be related to the Ukraine crisis”, he told Aftenposten.

The US has a total of six storage units located in the mountains of Norway’s central Trøndelag region. In addition to this, US war equipment is stored at two Norwegian Air Force stations in the area, one of them being co-located with Trondheim Airport Værnes, an international airport serving Trondheim, the country’s third-largest city.

The storage units were built during the Cold War and were the subjects of major controversy at that time. The first US ship containing military equipment arrived in the area in mid ‘80s and was met with demonstrations from local residents and harsh criticism from Soviet press, Adresseavisen writes. Now, however, there seems to be little controversy surrounding this issue, as even the NATO-opposing Socialist Left Party agreed to sign a renewal of the storage deal in 2006.

Fabricated “Russian Invasion”: Big Lies Risk Confrontation with Russia

By Stephen Lendman
Global Research, August 29, 2014
Region: Russia and FSU
 
Theme: Media Disinformation
In-depth Report: UKRAINE REPORT
 
 
MediaLiesTVClaims about Russia invading Ukraine are fabricated. Big Lies proliferate. On Thursday, State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki lied saying
 
“we’re seeing…a pattern of escalating aggression in Ukraine from the Russians and Russian-backed separatists.”
 
“And it’s clear that Russia has not only stepped up its presence in eastern Ukraine and intervened directly with combat forces – armored vehicles, artillery, and surface-to-air systems – and is actively fighting Ukrainian forces as well as playing a direct supporting role to the separatist proxies and mercenaries.”
 
The White House is considering a range of options, she said. “We have additional tools and sanctions that we could certainly choose to put in place.”
 
US ambassador to Ukraine, Geoffrey Pyatt, repeated the Big Lie. His Twitter messages falsely claim “an increasing number of Russian troops are intervening directly in fighting on Ukrainian territory.”
 
Russia sent its newest air defense systems, he claims. At an August 28 emergency Security Council meeting, US envoy Samantha Power lied saying:
 
“Instead of listening, instead of heeding the demands of the international community and the rules of the international order, at every step, Russia has come before this Council to say everything except the truth.”
 
“It has manipulated. It has obfuscated. It has outright lied. So we have learned to measure Russia by its actions and not by its words.”
 
On Friday, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov debunked spurious invasion claims,” saying:
 
“It’s not the first time we’ve heard wild guesses, though facts have never been presented so far.”
 
“There have been reports about satellite imagery exposing Russian troop movements.”
 
“They turned out to be images from video games. The latest accusations happen to be much the same quality.”
 
“We’ll react by remaining persistent in our policies to stay bloodshed and give a start to the nationwide dialogue and negotiations about the future of Ukraine, with participation of all Ukrainian regions and political forces, something that was agreed upon in Geneva back in April and in Berlin (in August), yet what is being so deliberately evaded by our Western partners now.”
 
On Friday, Vladimir Putin noted clear self-defense forces success against Kiev’s military.
 
At the same time, Donbass area fighting poses a “grave danger” to beleaguered residents, he said.
 
He and Lavrov deplore war. They’ve all-out for peaceful conflict resolution since fighting erupted in April.
 
“(O)nce again (he) call(ed) on the Ukrainian authorities to immediately stop military actions, cease fire, sit down at the negotiating table with Donbass representatives, and resolve all the accumulated problems exclusively via peaceful means.”
 
Moscow’s envoy Vitaly Churkin accused Kiev of waging war on its own people.
 
“Ukrainian forces in defiance of all norms of international humanitarian law and just moral principles are indiscriminately attacking cities, residential areas and infrastructures,” he explained.
 
His comments came on the same day Kiev forces attacked four buses of refugees seeking refuge in Russia. Its dirty war shows no mercy.
 
The New York Times is America’s lead source of media misinformation and propaganda.
 
On Thursday, it headlined “Ukraine Leader Says ‘Huge Loads of Arms’ Pour in From Russia,” saying:
 
“…Russian forces are on the move in Eastern Ukraine…” Its president, Petro Poroshenko, accused Russia “of an invasion to aid the separatists.”
 
“(H)is national security council ordered mandatory conscription to help counter what he called an ‘extremely difficult’ threat.”
 
Poroshenko lied claiming
 
“Columns of heavy artillery, huge loads of arms and regular Russian servicemen (invaded) Ukraine from Russia through the uncontrolled border area.”
 
“Mercenaries, along with regular servicemen, (are) trying to overrun positions held by the Ukrainian military.”
 
So-called NATO satellite images were cited as proof. Its web site claimed they show “Russian combat troops inside Ukraine.”
 
Comprehensive Crisis and Operations Management Centre director Brigadier General Nico Tak lied claiming:
 
“Over the past two weeks we have noted a significant escalation in both the level and sophistication of Russia’s military interference in Ukraine.”
 
“The satellite images released today provide additional evidence that Russian combat soldiers, equipped with sophisticated heavy weaponry, are operating inside Ukraine’s sovereign territory.”
 
Fact: No Russian invasion occurred.
 
Fact: Claims otherwise are fake.
 
Fact: MSM regurgitate official Big Lies.
 
Fact: Commercial satellite operator DigitalGlobe provided the satellite images.
 
Fact: Both sides use Russian weapons.
 
Fact: Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) Prime Minister Alexander Zakharchenko said around three to four thousand Russian volunteers are aiding self-defense forces.
 
Fact: Many are retired Russian servicemen, he said.
 
Fact: Others on active duty used leave time to help “us struggle for our freedom.”
 
Fact: Moscow didn’t send them.
 
Fact: Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) Ukrainian monitoring team and Russia’s representative said no Russian forces are present on Ukraine’s border.
 
Fact: Claims of a Russian invasion are false, they said.
 
Russia’s Defense Ministry exposed a Forgotten Regiment (FR) Russian veterans organization hoax about Russian units involved in Southeast Ukraine fighting.
 
According to Ministry spokesman General Igor Konashenkov, FR claims have “no relation to reality.”
 
“We have studied the contents of this hoax, and are obliged to disappoint its overseas authors and their few sympathizers in Russia, who have joined forces to publish their ‘revelation…’ ”
 
The “combat ready” infantry, artillery, paratrooper and reconnaissance exist. They’re engaged in routine training exercises in different parts of Russia.
 
They’re not involved in Southeastern Ukraine conflict. Claims otherwise are spurious.
 
According to Moscow’s permanent EU representative Vladimir Chizhov:
 
NATO, Washington and EU states presented no evidence of Russian military involvement in Ukraine.
 
Misinformation substitutes for hard truths. Often it’s disseminated ahead of important EU meetings.
 
This time it precedes an August 30 Brussels summit. Expect more sanctions to follow. Expect Russia to respond in kind.
 
Washington Post editors are militantly anti-Russian. On August 28, they headlined “The West must make Mr. Putin pay for his aggression.”
 
They lied claiming Putin
 
“sen(t) Russian forces openly into Ukraine in the past 48 hours.” They called doing so “a watershed…”
 
“If Mr. Putin does not pay a high price for this naked, if still cynically denied, attack on his neighbor, the precedent could sow instability (from) the Baltic Sea…to the South China Sea…, they said.”
 
Despite no evidence whatever of Russian revanchist aims, they accused Putin of wanting control over Southeastern Ukraine.
 
“(T)he United States and its allies cannot afford to let Mr. Putin break the rules. It is time to hit Russia with the full brunt of financial sanctions” and much more, they said.
 
They want Ukraine provided with arms and intelligence. They want military related sales to Russia halted. They want NATO strengthened.
 
They ludicrously claimed nations worldwide “rely on US leadership and its commitment to the rule of law…”
 
No country more systematically violates it. None more egregiously. None poses a greater threat to humanity.
 
Don’t expect WaPo editors to explain. Or their Wall Street Journal counterparts. On August 28, they headlined “Putin Marches Ahead.”
 
The joined with other MSM scoundrels claiming Russia invaded Ukraine. In February, they accused Moscow of “grabbing Crimea.”
 
They ignored near Crimean unanimity to join Russia. They now accused Russian forces of “firing artillery at Ukrainian positions from both (their own) territory and inside Ukraine.”
 
They claim Putin’s strategy is “to open a land bridge between Russia and Crimea.” He wants its economy “knit more closely to Russia’s,” they said.
 
“(E)scalation…open(ed) up another front for the Ukrainian military as it tries to regain control over the east.”
 
“Kiev forces will now have to fight on a third front against Russian soldiers and armor.”
 
Journal editors want a “serious response to this serious challenge to Europe’s political order…” They barely stopped short of urging Obama to declare war.
 
The risk of direct US-led NATO confrontation grows. Doing so belligerently is madness.
 
It risks the unthinkable. It risks potential global war. Deescalating crisis conditions matters most.
 
Washington’s imperial agenda undermines it. The worst of all possible outcomes may follow.
 
Stephen Lendman lives in Chicago. He can be reached at lendmanstephen@sbcglobal.net.
 
His new book as editor and contributor is titled “Flashpoint in Ukraine: US Drive for Hegemony Risks WW III.”
 
http://www.claritypress.com/LendmanIII.html
 
Visit his blog site at sjlendman.blogspot.com.
 
Listen to cutting-edge discussions with distinguished guests on the Progressive Radio News Hour on the Progressive Radio Network.
 
It airs three times weekly: live on Sundays at 1PM Central time plus two prerecorded archived programs.
 
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Kiev Forces Defeated in East Ukraine. Could Obama’s Legacy Be Destroyed by His Ukraine Policy?

 

 

By Eric Zuesse
Global Research, August 27, 2014
Region: Russia and FSU, USA
 
Theme: US NATO War Agenda
In-depth Report: UKRAINE REPORT
 
 
ukraine-linguistic-division1The Ukrainian Government that the Obama Administration installed after Obama’s successful coup d’etat in Ukraine is now crashing and burning in the process of the newly installed Government’s ethnic-cleansing program to get rid of the people in Ukraine’s southeast, the area of Ukraine that had voted overwhelmingly for the President whom the Obama Administration (the State Department and the CIA) had overthrown in February.\
 
The residents there rejected this new Government; this new Government is trying to exterminate them; and the local rebel-fighters against that are winning, and are decimating thousands of troops who were sent in to kill them and their families, and are shooting down many of the bombers that have been sent in to bomb them.
 
The Ukrainian Government prior to the coup had been economically sustained by borrowing both from Russia to the east, and also from the EU and U.S. to the west (with a substantial portion of the U.S. portion of that debt consisting of IMF loans — the U.S. Government is the major donor to the IMF). These loans were, ever since the collapse of the Soviet Union, largely being pocketed by the well-connected former communist nomenklatura or insiders who had been given formerly state-owned industries during the Harvard-designed privatization program throughout the former U.S.S.R.
 
These new oligarchs (such as the current Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko, who received the Leninska Kuznya shipyard and some state-owned chocolate factories, as well as a few other companies in retailing and news-media) got the benefits of those loans and socked away much of their consequent accumulating wealth in offshore tax-havens, so that the mounting sovereign debt of Ukraine is already crushing the Ukrainian population by severe cutbacks in Government expenditures for social services, road maintenance, and other government services, while those oligarchs have palatial residences in Western Europe.
 
The public, in other words, suffer the debts, while the “oligarchs” or aristocrats (the former communist insiders) are now multi-billionaires; and one of them, Ihor Kolomoysky, was assigned a crucial Governorship, from which post he has largely masterminded and overseen the ethnic-cleansing campaign, which is clearing away the local residents in the land-area of the gas-fields Furthermore, in order for Ukraine to pay its debts, it is selling off the assets that had formerly produced income for Ukraine (largely for Ukraine’s skimming oligarchs) such as selling off the gas pipelines that carry gas from Russia to Europe. The biggest portion of Ukraine’s income was the transit-fees from these pipelines, and now these fees will go to investors in Europe and America, instead of to Ukraine. But Ukraine needs this money desperately right now, because the EU won’t extend more credit, and the U.S. is already beginning to wake up to its disaster in Ukraine.
 
So: this costly war will leave behind a failed-state in northwestern Ukraine, and a separatist southeast, which will likely seek and receive membership in the Russian Federation. The perhaps more than a million refugees from Obama’s ethnic-cleansing program in the southeast will probably return to and rebuild their bombed-out land, and likely receive a kind of Russian Marshall Plan to assist in that effort.
 
Looking back, it won’t be any sort of feather in Obama’s cap, but instead a black mark that will be comparable to, and perhaps even bigger than, George W. Bush’s catastrophe in Iraq.
 
Already, Obama’s economic legacy is economic stagnation for all but America’s richest 1%, who gained in income 31.4% while the bottom 99% flatlined a mere 0.4% during the Obama Administration’s first three years. To call that flatlining for the bottom 99% an “economic recovery” is to lie, which is what Obama and professional economists routinely do. And, normally, in an economic recovery after a crash, the bottom 99% do far better than do the top 1%, not far worse. This was the direct result of Obama’s continuing Bush’s policies of a bailout for the banksters, and a failout for the borrowers and investors. Also, the peddle-to-the metal at the Fed was and is a huge upward redistribution of wealth. So, President Obama’s liberal rhetoric on his claimed concern about “equality in America” rings hollow, if not fraudulent.
 
A President like this will be rated at or near the bottom by historians. Perhaps he’s just a less honest version of George W. Bush, the latter having made no bones about his conservatism. At least Bush was honest about that. Obama has lied about the most basic things of all: what he believes, what he actually cares about, as shown by the decisions that he has made in office. His policies display him as being like George W. Bush but a better liar from the standpoint of liberals, who have been taken in by his lies.
 
The disaster of his Presidency is now likely to produce electoral losses for the Democratic Party in November, which result will then be a certain kind of poetic justice for a Party whose principles are so fraudulent that not even a single Democratic member of the U.S. House of Representatives has introduced a bill of impeachment to remove him from office. That failure is equivalent to the entire Democratic Party accepting the deep stain on the Democratic Party’s progressive brand, a stain that means: “We’re all fakes. Obama’s policies, his actual record, reflect our conservative values. He’s not a Republican-in-verbal-disguise. He really is one of us, even after his having been the first U.S. President to place outright nazis into control of a foreign government.”
 
The only thing that can significantly reduce the mounting cynicism in this country is for a House Democrat to introduce a bill of impeachment against perhaps the worst President in American history. It would be to say: “He’s not really a Democrat, at heart; he’s just a very effective liar.” If Democrats want to retain control of the Senate, they’ll need to disown and remove this stain upon it. For the 2014 elections, and the 2016 Presidential election, this will signal the end of the corrupt Clinton-Obama “Democratic” Party, and the rebirth of the FDR Democratic Party, a Party that truly was progressive and anti-fascist.
 
It would end the Clinton-Obama one-Party, conservative-Party, corporate-Party, U.S. political system. But without that change, the U.S. has no realistic hope. If Obama continues to be accepted as a Democrat, then the final two years of his Presidency will be spent signing into law numerous far-right bills that have passed both houses of Congress — a Republican House and a Republican Senate. He’ll have a field day signing so many fascist bills into law. It will be the most conservative Government in American history. The Democratic Party will be dead. And democracy in America will be just a nostalgic memory for Americans who are old enough to remember what it was like. What it was like was progress for and in America. What we will have ever afterwards is dictatorship for and in America. The choice is up to each and every current Democratic member of the U.S. House of Representatives.
 
Even before the Ukrainian junta-Government’s collapsing, Americans are more favorable toward impeachment of Barack Obama than they ever were toward impeachment of Bill Clinton, or even of George W. Bush – and no House Democrat even introduced a bill to impeach even him. (Does the Democratic Party not stand for anything at all?) The demand for Obama’s impeachment will only grow, if there turn out to be two Republican-controlled Houses of Congress – and, then, the bill to impeach will inevitably be a Republican one, with Republican (not Democratic) reasons. The only opportunity for the Democratic Party to restore itself and America, will have been missed.
 
Investigative historian Eric Zuesse is the author, most recently, of They’re Not Even Close: The Democratic vs. Republican Economic Records, 1910-2010, and of CHRIST’S VENTRILOQUISTS: The Event that Created Christianity.

‘Kiev, rise up!’ Protesters demand ouster of Ukrainian president, defense minister

 

RT –

Published time: August 28, 2014 12:50
Edited time: August 28, 2014 20:34

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Hundreds of people have gathered in front of the Ukrainian Defense Ministry in Kiev, demanding resignation of President Petro Poroshenko and the defense minister over the poor handling of the military operation in the southeast.

The demonstrators, many of whom were mothers and wives of the soldiers involved in the fighting in the Donetsk and Lugansk Regions, have blocked traffic at one of the capital’s arterial roads, the Vozdukhoflotsky Boulevard.

They called on the army to urgently send reinforcements, including tanks and other heavy military vehicles, to the city of Ilovaysk in the Donetsk Region.

This strategic town was retaken by the self-defense forces after several days of fighting on Wednesday, which led to the encirclement of a large group of Kiev’s troops.

The protesters also insisted on the resignation of defense minister Valery Geletey and all other top commanders of Kiev’s so-called “anti-terrorist operation” in southeast Ukraine.

A man holds a placard " General Staff save Ukraine but not your asses!" during the rally in front of the Ukrainian Defence Ministery in Kiev on August 28, 2014.(AFP Photo / Sergei Supinsky)

A man holds a placard ” General Staff save Ukraine but not your asses!” during the rally in front of the Ukrainian Defence Ministery in Kiev on August 28, 2014.(AFP Photo / Sergei Supinsky)

 

A group of youths tried to hustle away the soldiers guarding the entrance to the building and make their way into the Defense Ministry, RIA-Novosti news agency reports.

But they were asked to stand down by other rally participants, who didn’t want their action to be discredited.

The commander of the Donbass battalion, fighting against the militia in southeast Ukraine, Semyon Semyontchenko, has talked to the crowd via a bullhorn, asking the protesters to “show unity.”

After several hours outside the Defense Ministry, the demonstrators moved toward the presidential administration building.

A police officer tries to prevent activists and relatives of soldiers who say that the soldiers are surrounded by self-defense forces in eastern Ukraine, from getting into the defence ministry building during a protest in Kiev August 28, 2014.(Reuters / Valentyn Ogirenko)

A police officer tries to prevent activists and relatives of soldiers who say that the soldiers are surrounded by self-defense forces in eastern Ukraine, from getting into the defence ministry building during a protest in Kiev August 28, 2014.(Reuters / Valentyn Ogirenko)

 

The protesters said that they would remain on the streets until their demands were met by the authorities.

Several hours later, the traffic on the Ukrainian capital’s main street, Khreshchatyk, was also paralyzed by demonstrators chanting: “Kiev, rise up!”

According to the Itar-Tass news agency, they urged all Kiev residents to join their protest, including recently elected mayor and former boxing world champion Vitaly Klitschko.

The demands at Khreshchatyk were similar – to impeach President Poroshenko and calling for the resignation of the country’s top military officials.

The mothers and wives of Ukrainian soldiers also blocked an inter-city highway in the town of Krivoy Rog.

The women said they were in despair as the situation within the Ukrainian military units fighting in the southeast is critical, Channel One reports.

“There’s no food, no water, no weapons. There’s lack of personnel,”
said a female demonstrator, who was holding a banner that read, “Save our husbands!”

Ukraine has been engulfed in violent internal conflict since April, when Kiev’s military began its crackdown on southeastern regions of the country.

The Donetsk and Lugansk regions refused to recognize the new coup-imposed authorities and demanded federalization of the country.

According to United Nations’ estimates released Tuesday, over 2,249 people have so far been killed and over 6,033 wounded in the fighting in eastern Ukraine.

The number of internally displaced Ukrainians has reached 190,000, with another 207,000 finding refuge in Russia, the UN said.

Putin, Hollande Discuss Ways to Assist Political Settlement in Ukraine

Russian President Vladimir Putin

Russian President Vladimir Putin

© RIA Novosti. Aleksey Nikolsky

MOSCOW, August 29 (RIA Novosti) – The presidents of Russia and France discussed ways to assist peaceful settlement in Ukraine in a phone conversation in the run-up to the European Council meeting due Saturday, the Kremlin said Friday.

“Ways of possible assistance to political settlement of the internal Ukrainian conflict were discussed,” the Kremlin press service said in a statement. “Both sides stressed the need to end bloodshed, tackle the humanitarian catastrophe and solve the problems solely by peaceful political means.”

Vladimir Putin and Francois Hollande agreed to continue contacts in the bilateral and multilateral formats, according to the Kremlin.

Since mid-April, Kiev has been conducting a military operation against the southeastern regions of Ukraine that refused to recognize the legitimacy of the new government after a February coup.

Moscow has repeatedly condemned Kiev’s military campaign against independence supporters in the east of the country and urged for an immediate stop to the punitive operation, advocating a peaceful resolution to the crisis.

Over 2,500 people, including the victims of the Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 crash, have been killed and more than 6,000 injured since the start of Kiev’s military operation against the militias in eastern Ukraine in mid-April, according to the United Nations.

China, India to Replace Canada, Australia, US as Meat Suppliers to Russia

Sergei Dankvert, the head of Rosselkhoznadzor

Sergei Dankvert, the head of Rosselkhoznadzor

© RIA Novosti. Sergey Subbotin

19:43 20/08/2014

 

Topic: Russia Responds to Western Sanctions

MOSCOW, August 20 (RIA Novosti) – Chinese and Indian meat is to replace banned pork and beef exports from the West, which will not succeed in reclaiming its position on the Russian market if the embargo is lifted, Russia’s relevant authority said Wednesday.

“For example, Russia’s Far East used to be heavily reliant on meat supplies from the United States and Canada. Now that [we are] actively cooperating with China’s veterinary authorities on … pork supplies from certain highly-integrated Chinese enterprises, the US and Canadian suppliers will not be able to come back,” Sergei Dankvert, the head of Russia’s Federal Service for Veterinary and Phytosanitary Surveillance (Rosselkhoznadzor), said in a statement released on the agency’s website.

According to data from Russia’s Federal Customs Service, Moscow imported 619,200 tons of pork for $2.13 billion in 2013. Brazil, Denmark, Germany and Canada were the principal suppliers of the meat. Canada exported 79,300 tons of pork to Russia in 2013 for $246.3 million, while US pork exports had reached $19 million per year.

In 2013, Russia imported 658,400 tons of cooled and frozen meat, valued at $2.87 billion, with Belarus and Brazil among the top exporters.

On August 7, Moscow banned the importation of certain food and agricultural products from EU member states, the United States, Canada, Australia and Norway, all of which had previously imposed economic sanctions against Russia. The list includes beef, pork, fruit and vegetables, poultry, cheese and dairy products, and a number of other items.

The Netherlands’ economy will lose at least 300 million euros ($400 million) due to the Russian food embargo, Reuters reported Tuesday, citing statistics bureau Statistics Netherlands, RIA Novosti informed.

(RIA Novosti) Moscow will consider additional protective measures if the West continues its destructive sanction policy, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said Tuesday.

“Different variants are being developed. We have said several times that Russia is not a fan of speaking in terms of sanctions and has not been an initiator. But if our partners continue their non-constructive and even destructive practices, then additional measures will be developed,” Peskov said.

 

 

 

 

 

Kindness (Adam Bainbridge) – “Otherness” OCT 13 UK / ROW / OCT 14 N. AMERICA

Kindness - Otherness

Kindness – Otherness

 

Kindness is the solo project of British singer Adam Bainbridge. His debut album, World, You Need a Change of Mind, co-produced by Philippe Zdar was released on 16 March 2012.

In 2007, Adam Bainbridge was a recipient of the Eric James Johnson Memorial Fellowship, at The Philadelphia Institute for Advance Study.

Live in Philly was Adam Bainbridge’s contribution to the Eric James Johnson Memorial Fellowship program. It consists of an album recorded during his stay at the Institute in May 2007, and a small pamphlet illustrating the work, typeset by hand. Employing a variety of musicians from the Institute and the rest of Philadelphia, as well as sound sources and records found or recorded in the city, the Kindness album is a personal and welcome contribution to the Institute’s body of work.

—The Philadelphia Institute for Advance Study,

Live in Philly was released in 2007 as a free MP3 download and CDr, with no label.

In 2009, Moshi Moshi Records released Kindness debut single Swingin’ Party. Gee Up was included on the vinyl b-side and a VHS video directed by Jack Latham accompanied it.

In October 2011, Cyan was released as a limited edition 12″ vinyl through Kindness’s own record label Female Energy in the UK and Terrible Records in North America. The B-side contained 3 unnamed lock grooves.

Kindness’s debut album, World, You Need a Change of Mind, co-produced & mixed by Grammy Award-winning producer Philippe Zdar was released on 16 March 2012. Live sessions were recorded for Radio 1‘s Zane Lowe and Rob da Bank as well as 6Music’s Lauren Laverne, Live from Maida Vale.  Kindness also played the iTunes Festival 2012.

In 2013, Kindness contributed to production and instrumentation on Blood Orange’s Cupid Deluxe.

As a live band, Kindness has performed at a number of festivals and headline shows through the world including South by Southwest, Latitude Festival, Printemps De Bourge, Sydney Opera House, Primavera Festival, Field Day Festival, Eurockennes, Calvi on The Rocks, Oya Festival, Way Out West, Flow Festival, Summer Sonic, Bestival, We Love Green, Les in Rocks Festival, Midi Festival, and Soulwaxmas.

In May and June 2013, Kindness supported The xx as part of their Night and Day Festival in London and Berlin.

Adam Bainbridge has directed and co-directed a number of videos for his own Kindness project as well as for other artists, including Grizzly Bear, Blood Orange, and William Onyeabor:

 

Adam Brainbridge of Kindness

Adam Brainbridge of Kindness

 

Artist Song Director(s)
Grizzly Bear “Don’t Ask” (Final Fantasy Version) Adam Bainbridge
Kindness “Gee Up” Adam Bainbridge
Kindness “House” Adam Bainbridge & Dan Brereton
Kindness & Trouble Funk “That’s Alright” Adam Bainbridge
Kindness “36 Hours in the Go-Go Scene” Adam Bainbridge & Pauline Beaudemont
Blood Orange “Chamakay” Adam Bainbridge
William Onyeabor “Fantastic Man” Adam Bainbridge & Camilla Wasserman
Blood Orange “Uncle ACE” (Kindness remix) Adam Bainbridge

 

Discography

Studio albums

  • World, You Need a Change of Mind (16 March 2012)
  • Otherness (13 October 2014)

Singles

  • Swingin Party” (28 September 2009)
  • “Cyan” (26 October 2011)
  • “SEOD” (8 February 2012)
  • “Gee Up” (16 March 2012)
  • “House” (15 June 2012)
  • “That’s Alright” (21 September 2012)

Remixes

  • “Blood Orange – Uncle Ace” (Kindness remix feat. Robert Owens) (10 April 2014)
  • “Röyksopp & Robyn – Monument” (Kindness remix feat. Busiswa) (15 August 2014)

 

To pre-order the album:

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