Ukraine’s Propaganda War: International PR Firms, DC Lobbyists and CIA Cutouts, by Dan Cohen
Washington DC lobbyists wag the dog: While public relations firms and intelligence-linked propaganda operations target the public, Washington DC lobbyists are agitating in Congress to extend the war in Ukraine.
The battle for Ukraine, with ex-UN weapons inspector Scott Ritter
What Russia has maintained and what was pretty apparent was that this [Donbass] was a de facto NATO base inside Ukraine, which is technically not a member of NATO, so you’re talking about de facto NATOization being the main factor in this war,,,I mean for Russia. This war was predicated by NATO’s appetite for eastern expansion of the expansion eastward to include Ukraine..
Hedges: The Lie of American Innocence
“Industrial war destroys existing value systems that protect and nurture life, replacing them with fear, hatred, and a dehumanization of those who we are made to believe deserve to be exterminated. It is driven by emotions, not truth or fact. It obliterates nuance, replacing it with an infantile binary universe of us and them.”
A Tale of Two Wars: Biden Decries Russian Atrocities in Ukraine While Backing Saudi/UAE War in Yemen
CodePink. “Why is there such a disparity between coverage of the war on Ukraine vs. the war on Yemen? Coverage of Yemen reveals the US and UK’s complicity in creating the humanitarian crisis. Coverage of Ukraine constructs the US, the UK, & their allies as the ‘saviors of democracy.’” [as quoted on Democracy Now!]
Media news and analyses the mainstream corporate media doesn’t deliver: Rise Up Times, Media for Justice and Peace
Russia-Ukraine War: Mairead McGuire, Hedges, Glenn Greenwald, John Pilger, UNAC, Diana Johnstone; Palast: Voter Rights; Taibbi: Orwell Was Right; Bill McKibben: Climate Crisis; Away with Borders!; Dred Scott, George Floyd; MAUS; and more…
It’s Different, They’re White: Media Ignore Conflicts Around the World to Focus on Ukraine
“Who is the perpetrator
Who is the victim
If the perpetrator is our enemy, and there is political capital to be made from highlighting their crime, then the media will deem the victim “worthy” — especially if the victim is a pro-U.S. figure. If, however, you die at the hands of the U.S. or its allies, you can expect little sympathy or coverage from the media, especially if you are a Communist, Muslim, or any other designation that renders you unworthy of media attention.”
VIDEO: Former top Pentagon advisor Col. Doug Macgregor on Russia-Ukraine war
Macgregor blasted the “uniparty” that drove the war from Washington and heaped criticism on NATO.
The Russia-Ukraine War and the Imperative of Organizing for Peace
Organizing to end the Russia-Ukraine War
Hedges: Waltzing Toward Armageddon with the Merchants of Death
“The Ukrainian war has silenced the last vestiges of the Left. Nearly everyone has giddily signed on for the great crusade against the latest embodiment of evil, Vladimir Putin, who, like all our enemies, has become the new Hitler. The United States will give $13.6 billion in military and humanitarian assistance to Ukraine, with the Biden administration authorizing on Saturday an additional $200 million in military assistance.”
Matt Taibbi: Orwell Was Right
The U.S. is censoring media, which affects our access to information. This outright censorship is a slippery slope could too easily lead directly to state censorship of media in the U.S. and is frightening in relation to freedom of the press/media/speech, the cornerstone of American democracy.
Chris Hedges: Chronicle of a War Foretold
“The war industry did not intend to shrink its power or its profits. It set out almost immediately to recruit the former Communist Bloc countries into the European Union and NATO. Countries that joined NATO, which now include Poland, Hungary, the Czech Republic, Bulgaria, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Albania, Croatia, Montenegro, and North Macedonia were forced to reconfigure their militaries, often through hefty loans, to become compatible with NATO military hardware.”
UKRAINE: Articles of Interest
Chris Hedges, Veterans for Peace, Abby Martin with Brian Becker, Robert Parry on Nuland, Ralph Nader, Jeff Cohen, Medea Benjamin
Diana Johnstone: US foreign policy is a cruel sport
What is truly diabolical is that, while constantly accusing the Russian bear of plotting to expand, the whole policy is directed at goading it into expanding! Because then we can issue punishing sanctions, raise the Pentagon budget a few notches higher and tighten the NATO Protection Racket noose tighter around our precious European “allies.”
The U.S. Role in the Saudi-Led War in Yemen, WAMM Video Discussion
“The U.S. continues to fuel the Saudis War on Yemen. Join us to understand this conflict and ways to end U.S. involvement with two knowledgeable and committed activists.”
Hedges: The Greatest Evil Is War
The merchants of death are Satanic.
40 Years of WAMM: Reflections on Then, Action Now! with an Update from Polly Mann
WAMM has a proud history of saying “never a U.S. military intervention or war without an opposition.” By Kristin Dooley, WAMM Director Women Against Military Madness (WAMM) was founded on January 16, 1982 at a conference at the Newman Center, which once stood on the East Bank Campus of the University of Minnesota (UMN) in […]
Video: Ukraine on Fire
“Ukraine on Fire” by Igor Lopatonok provides a historical perspective for the deep divisions in the region which lead to the 2004 Orange Revolution, 2014 uprisings, and the violent overthrow of democratically elected Yanukovych. Covered by Western media as a people’s revolution, it was in fact a coup d’état scripted and staged by nationalist groups […]