Tag Archives: Crimea

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..

Diana Johnstone talks about her new book, Circle in the Darkness

“[Johnstone] recounts in detail how the Western left betrayed its historical principles of social justice and peace and let itself be lured into approval of aggressive U.S.-NATO wars on the fallacious grounds of “human rights”.

Pick the forbidden fruit…Keep Space for Peace Visits Russia

It’s a weaving together rather than domination of one over the other. A lesson for all.

Ukraine on Fire | Full length video with Oliver Stone

UKRAINE ON FIRE: The Real Story. Full Documentary by Oliver Stone (Original English version)

Daniel Lazare | The Scandal Hidden Behind Russia-gate

The oil monarchies have thus used their petro-wealth to create a pro-war consensus in Washington that is nearly 100-percent complete. Needless to say, this will not benefit the mass of ordinary Americans, the people who will have to fight and die in such conflicts and whose taxes will pay for them.

U.S. Hypocrisy Around the World

How has information been suppressed so that many Americans have failed to grasp their true history? We know that corporate owned mass media reflects the power structure of our times. But education is also an issue.    By Don Irish  WAMM Newsletter  Fall I 2015 Published under the title, “Hypocrisy.” Mary Beaudoin and Tom Dooley […]

Diana Johnstone: Washington’s Iron Curtain in Ukraine

Tightening the U.S. Grip on Western Europe by DIANA JOHNSTONE  Counterpunch.org  Weekend Edition June 6-8, 2014 NATO leaders are currently a cting out a deliberate charade in Europe, designed to reconstruct an Iron Curtain between Russia and the West. With astonishing unanimity, NATO leaders feign surprise at events they planned months in advance. Events that […]

Cartoon: The U.S. Warns Russia (?)

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Cartoon: Tired of War

Bruce Gagnon  Organizing Notes  May 9, 2014 New poll by Zogby Analytics (893 likely voters, May 2-3) provides the latest war temperature test. “Do you agree or disagree that the United States should use whatever means it can to prevent Russia from establishing control over eastern Ukraine?”Agree – 29%Disagree – 36%Not Sure – 35%The American people might […]

Diana Johnstone: To Understand or Not to Understand Putin

That’s the Question… By DIANA JOHNSTONE  Counterpunch.org  May 8, 2014 Paris. In Germany these days, very many citizens object to the endless Russia-bashing of the NATO-oriented mainstream media.  They may point out that the U.S.-backed regime change in Kiev, putting in power an ultra-right transitional government eager to join NATO, posed an urgent threat to preservation […]

William Blum: The Ukraine and the myth of Soviet expansionism

“The Russians are coming … again … and they’re still ten feet tall!” By William Blum  May 9th, 2014 The Anti-Empire Report #128   Official website of the author, historian, and U.S. foreign policy critic. So, what do we have here? In Libya, in Syria, and elsewhere the United States has been on the same […]

▶ Dick Gaughan – Think Again, from A Different Kind of Love Song

Sunday Song, Bruce Gagnon’s Organizing Notes  May 11, 2014 Published on Dec 29, 2012 Dick Gaughan – Think Again, from the album A Different Kind Of Love Song.       Subscribe or “Follow” us on RiseUpTimes.org. Rise Up Times is also on Facebook!  Check the Rise Up Times page for posts from this blog and more! “Like” our […]

Zoltan Grossman: The Enemy of Your Enemy is Not Always Your Friend

So it may be controversial for far-right parties to join governments in the West, but it is permissible in the East if they are mainly opposing Russia.  The next time you’re influenced by a facebook meme or a heart-wrenching youtube video about human rights violations by an “enemy” of the West, think about the atrocities […]

▶ Chris Hedges: ‘Last thing US wants in the world is democracy. It wants control’

Published on Apr 28, 2014 The crisis in Ukraine and the steadily dropping temperature in relations between Moscow and Washington made many talk about a new Cold War; and many others are worried it may turn ‘hot’. But there’s another war going on right now: the information war. US Secretary of State Kerry has already attacked […]

Cartoon: Uncle Sam to the Russian Bear: What are you doing getting so close to your own border?

Noam Chomsky: The Politics of Red Lines

…the United States must “maintain its predominance,” because “it is U.S. hegemony that has upheld regional peace and stability”—the latter a term of art referring to subordination to U.S. demands. As it happens, the world thinks differently and regards the United States as a “pariah state” and “the greatest threat to world peace,” with no […]

▶ Bruce Gagnon − Ukraine: Switching Sides

Translation of video title: New Military equipment Kramators’k Ostrovsky street 16.04.2014 Bruce Gagnon  April 16, 2014  Organizing Notes Kiev’s military faced off with protesters in east Ukraine on Wednesday to sort out their differences…and found none. Soldiers appeared reluctant to go into battle against anti-government activists. When Ukrainian Armored Personnel Carriers (APCs) entered downtown Kramatorsk […]

Mary Beaudoin: Regime Change aka Coup d’état

“Do we really believe that the U.S. wants democracy for Ukraine, or was this about encircling Russia, increasing Western profits, and attempting to expand NATO?” By Mary Beaudoin  WomenAgainstMilitaryMadnessNewsletter March/April 2014 It’s probably safe to say that most Americans wouldn’t really be very receptive to the idea of using their tax money to increase profits […]

Ed Felien: Straight Talk About Crimea

Was the referendum on Crimea’s independence legitimate? Does Catalonia have a right to secede from Spain? Scotland from Britain? Texas from Mexico? By Ed Felien | The Rag Blog | March 17, 2014 Posted on March 17, 2014 by Thorne Dreyer Crimea is a dangling appendix to the Ukraine. It is connected by a narrow patch of land barely 10 miles […]

Diana Johnstone: Ukraine and Yugoslavia

“I sometimes get the feeling that somewhere across that huge puddle, in America, people sit in a lab and conduct experiments, as if with rats, without actually understanding the consequences of what they are doing.” – Vladimir Putin, 4 March 2014 Vladimir Putin (en.wikipedia.org) Diana Johnstone  March 21, 2014 Paris. Five years ago, I wrote a […]