Chris Hedges: NATO – The Most Dangerous Military Alliance on the Planet

Chris Hedges: NATO – The Most Dangerous Military Alliance on the Planet

Together We Are Wrong — by Mr Fish By Chris Hedges August 4, 2022 The massive expansion of NATO, not only in Eastern and Central Europe but the Middle East, Latin America, Africa and Asia, presages endless war and a potential nuclear holocaust. The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), and the arms industry that depends […]

Vijay Prashad: The World Does Not Want a Global NATO

Vijay Prashad: The World Does Not Want a Global NATO

Fuyuko Matsui, Japan, “Becoming Friends with All the Children of the World,” 2004. Vijay Prashad August 4, 2022 The fragility of Europe’s energy supply has once again been on display in recent months. Gas shipments through the Nord Stream 1 pipeline, which runs from Russia to Germany, were reduced to 40 per cent of capacity […]

Opposition to NATO Expansion – already in 1997

Opposition to NATO Expansion – already in 1997

Arms Control Today June 30, 2022 On June 26, 1997, a group of 50 prominent foreign policy experts that included former senators, retired military officers, diplomats and academicians, sent an open letter to President Clinton outlining their opposition to NATO expansion. Stanley Resor, chairman of the Board of Directors of the Arms Control Association, spoke […]

Meet NATO, the Dangerous “Defensive” Alliance Trying to Run the World

Meet NATO, the Dangerous “Defensive” Alliance Trying to Run the World

President Joe Biden speaks at the NATO summit at the group’s headquarters in Brussels on June 14, 2021. Photo: Francisco Seco/Pool/AFP via Getty Images Jon Schwarz June 30, 2022 NATO’s summit showed how the “North Atlantic” Treaty Organization has decided it has an extremely expansive global mission. IN A STOP last week on his way to Belgium […]

Syria’s Long History of U.S. Interference and Meddling Dating to the Late 1940s

Syria’s Long History of U.S. Interference and Meddling Dating to the Late 1940s

Quwatli declaring Syria’s independence from France, 17 April 1946 (Licensed under the public domain) Shane Quinn June 2, 2022 The United States, with occasional interruptions, has been interfering in the important Middle East nation of Syria for over 70 years, and today there are hundreds of American soldiers still present on Syrian soil. These realities […]

Ellen Taylor: War Crimes, From Nuremberg to Ukraine

Ellen Taylor: War Crimes, From Nuremberg to Ukraine

Telford Taylor giving his opening remarks at the judges trial, Nuremberg, 1947. Ellen Taylor June 12, 2022 I was in Nuremberg during the war crimes trials which followed WWII. My father, Brig. Gen. Telford Taylor, was Chief Prosecutor during the  second,  American phase.  The French, Russian and British staffs had gone home to  continue trials […]

Edward Curtin: Review of “A Quest for Wisdom – Inspiring Purpose on the Path of Life”

Edward Curtin: Review of “A Quest for Wisdom – Inspiring Purpose on the Path of Life”

Edward Curtin June 13, 2022 This is a fascinating and beautiful book, one of those gems you serendipitously discover and shake your head at your good fortune. Although it is new and I received it as a gift, it reminds me of a few books I have discovered over the years while rummaging through used bookstores […]

Jack Matlock: Ukraine Crisis Should Have Been Avoided

Jack Matlock: Ukraine Crisis Should Have Been Avoided

Jack F. Matlock, Jr. May 27, 2022 An avoidable crisis that was predictable, actually predicted, willfully precipitated, but easily resolved by the application of common sense, writes Jack Matlock, the last U.S. ambassador to the U.S.S.R. We are being told each day that war may be imminent in Ukraine. Russian troops, we are told, are […]

William Astore: The Last Good Guys? Five Reasons Why Washington Can’t Break Its War Addiction

William Astore: The Last Good Guys? Five Reasons Why Washington Can’t Break Its War Addiction

Photo by Mykola Makhlai on Unsplash William J. Astore May 27, 2022 Why has the United States already become so heavily invested in the Russia-Ukraine war? And why has it so regularly gotten involved, in some fashion, in so many other wars on this planet since it invaded Afghanistan in 2001? Those with long memories […]

Edward Curtin: It’s About Time

Edward Curtin: It’s About Time

Photo by Jiyeon Park on Unsplash Edward Curtin May 19, 2022 Isn’t it always? With the start of World War III by the United States “declaring” war against Russia by its actions in Ukraine, we have entered a time when the end of time has become very possible. I am speaking of nuclear annihilation. I look down […]

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