Tag Archives: cold 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.”
William Astore: Is Democracy Going Down?
“Pentagon spending is expected to exceed $7.3 trillion over the next decade. Never in the field of human conflict has so much money been gobbled up by so few at the expense of so many.”
Andrew Bacevich, A Very Long War: From Vietnam to Afghanistan with Detours Along the Way
Why Washington Can’t Learn.
Why did the United States fail so ignominiously in Vietnam? Why did it fail again in Afghanistan? The answers to these two questions turn out to be similar.
Media Applaud the New Cold Wars—but Could US Be More Aggressive, Please? by Gregory Shupak
“US media are fixin’ for a fight with China, Russia—or both.”
What Cold War? A Truth Commission Clip
War. Who profits? (Who dies?)
Inside and Outside the Military Industrial Complex with Ann Wright
Ann Wright talks about discrimination against Asians and the new Cold War against Russia.
The Nuclear Question: Violence Begats Violence, by Alicia Sanders-Zakre and Dorothy VanSoest talks about “Nuclear Option””
“The cost of building and maintaining the Ground-Based Strategic Deterrent, or GBSD, as it’s known, could swell to $264 billion over the coming decades, with much of the money going to military contractors, including Northrop Grumman, Lockheed Martin and General Dynamics.”
The Cold War Truth Commission, full video and resources
Join Us in putting “THE COLD WAR ON TRIAL”
NATO Should Be Dissolved, by Medea Benjamin
“In an age where people around the world want to avoid war and to focus instead on the climate chaos that threatens future life on earth, NATO is an anachronism.”
Interview with legendary whistleblower Daniel Ellsberg following his 89th arrest for resisting nuclear weapons, nuclear war and government secrecy
Still today, hardly any people know just how much falsehood was fed to them to justify what we did. By Dennis Bernstein Covert Action Magazine September 24, 2019 The Lawrence Livermore Laboratory in Livermore, California, designs new nuclear weapons and conducts plutonium research. [Credit: worldatlas.com] [Daniel Ellsberg, a consultant to the White House in 1961, drafted […]
The Arms Trade Is Intensifying Under Trump, by Peter Castagno
The global arms trade is experiencing its greatest boom since the Cold War, fueled by horrific wars in the Middle East and revitalized power rivalries among China, Russia and the United States.
Top 10 Reasons Not to Love NATO, by David Swanson
The New York Times loves NATO, but should you?
An American Century of Carnage: Measuring Violence in a Single Superpower World
Creating a capacity for violence greater than the world has ever seen is costly — and remunerative.
Robert Parry | The Missing Logic of Russia-gate
… logical thinking no longer applies to what’s going on in Washington.
Evergreene Digest |Here is a rundown of U.S. foreign policy in 2016.
Here is a rundown of U.S. foreign policy in 2016. Marjorie Cohn, Huffington Post 12/30/2016 | One of the most alarming developments in U.S. foreign policy in 2016 was the ratcheting up of the new iteration of the Cold War. Looking back at U.S. foreign policy in this last year of Barack Obama’s presidential tenure, […]
Bruce Gagnon | U.S./NATO: Surrounding Russia and China with First Strike Missiles. Could This Provoke a Global War?
Nuclear disarmament negotiations have ground to a halt due to these U.S. missile defense deployments.
US Blockade on Cuba Is ‘Genocidal’
“The blockade not only violates the human rights of the Cuban people, but also the sovereign right of all countries of the world to have relations with Cuba without fear of reprisals…”