Tag Archives: Vladimir Putin
Why Are Some on the Left Falling for Fake News on Syria? by Sonali Kolhatkar
If leftist and progressive calls to curb American imperialism are to be taken seriously, our analysis of international relations and foreign policy needs to be far more sophisticated.
Robert Parry | Russia-gate’s Totalitarian Style
…the point is that we don’t know the truth and neither does The New York Times
John Pilger | Palestine Remains ‘the Greatest Moral Issue of Our Time’
For Palestinians, these will be familiar stories. The question is: Why are they not familiar in London and Washington, Brussels and Sydney?
The Trump-Putin Meeting and the Fate of the Earth by Norman Solomon
“Recent scientific studies have found that a war fought with the deployed U.S. and Russian nuclear arsenals would leave Earth virtually uninhabitable,”
Norman Solomon | ‘Russiagate’: When Progressives Sound Like Demagogues
It’s sad to see so much eagerness to trust in the absolute credibility of institutions like the CIA and NSA—institutions that previously earned wise distrust.
Ajamu Baraka A Renewed Peace Movement Is the Antidote to Misguided Black Politicians
The corporate media perceive no Black peace opinion worth measuring.
Mike Madden | Challenging Klobuchar on Ukraine War
If Russia’s actions are to be considered “aggression” or an “invasion”, one must find a whole new word to describe what the United States did to Iraq in 2003.
Jeremy Scahill | Seymour Hersh Blasts Media for Uncritically Promoting Russian Hacking Story
Hersh denounced news organizations as “crazy town” for their uncritical promotion…
Scahill’s Intercepted | Trump’s Cabinet of Killers and Why Orange is the New Anti-Black
This week on Intercepted we sit down with intrepid investigative reporter Allan Nairn on Trump’s relationship with the CIA…
John Rachel | The Politics of Panic and Puerile Propaganda
…we are still looking at a total retreat from journalistic integrity, an abandonment of responsibility vital to our survival as a nation…
John Pilger | A Blow for Peace and Democracy: Why the British Said No to Europe
The pith helmets may have long gone, but the blood has never dried. A nineteenth century contempt for countries and peoples, depending on their degree of colonial usefulness, remains a centrepiece of modern “globalisation”, with its perverse socialism for the rich and capitalism for the poor–
David Swanson | Talking About Forgiveness
A U.S. Air Force officer recently said that a tool that would allow dropping food accurately to starving people in Syria would not be used for such a purely humanitarian operation because it costs $60,000. Yet the U.S. military is blowing through tens of billions of dollars on killing people there, and hundreds of billions of dollars every year on maintaining the ability to do the same all over the world.
▶ Two on the Ukraine: Merkel and NATO’s Jen Stoltenberg
Merkel, speaking at the Munich security conference Saturday, said she wanted peace in Europe with Russia.
William Blum on Edward Snowden
…I must make it clear that I have great admiration for the young Mr. Snowden, for what he did and for how he expresses himself. He may not be a radical, but he is a hero. His moral courage, nerve, composure, and technical genius are magnificent. The Anti-Empire Report #129 By William Blum WilliamBlum.org […]
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 […]
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 […]
Evergreene Digest: Why sanctions don’t work
False history leads to bad decisions How Much War Does Washington Want? Andrew Cockburn, Axis of Logic Wednesday, Mar 26, 2014 |In 1919, after allied sanctions on food shipments had starved the Kaiser’s Germany into submission, President Wilson endorsed the continued use of sanctions to settle international disputes as an “economic, peaceful, silent, deadly remedy.” […]