Richard Rubenstein: The New Turn in Ukraine. Putin’s War Becomes Biden’s War

Richard Rubenstein: The New Turn in Ukraine. Putin’s War Becomes Biden’s War

Richard E. Rubenstein May 17, 2022 Following the Russian invasion of Ukraine on February 24, it was fair to call the ensuing conflict “Putin’s war.” True, the U.S. and Europe could probably have avoided the invasion by calling a halt to NATO expansion and negotiating seriously with the Russians about key security issues. True, U.S. […]

The Sword & the Cross at Albright’s Funeral

The Sword & the Cross at Albright’s Funeral

Diplomatic Security Service conducts a training at the National Cathedral in Washington in 2020. (U.S. State Department) Sam Husseini May 2, 2022 The late U.S. secretary of state’s association with Biden and the Clintons can be seen as a war-making, mutually absolving clique, writes Sam Husseini. It’s fitting that U.S. President Joe Biden and Bill and former […]

Don’t Let War Hawks use Putin to Shift our Gaze from Our Huge Social Problems, from Racism to Climate

Don’t Let War Hawks use Putin to Shift our Gaze from Our Huge Social Problems, from Racism to Climate

May 3, 2022 Andrew J. Bacevich I recently participated in a commemoration of Martin Luther King’s address “Beyond Vietnam — A Time to Break Silence,” originally delivered on April 2, 1967, at New York City’s Riverside Church. King used the occasion to announce his opposition to the ongoing war in Vietnam. Although a long time […]

Whitewashing Nazis Doesn’t Help Ukraine

Whitewashing Nazis Doesn’t Help Ukraine

Members of Ukraine’s Azov Regiment march in Kyiv, Ukraine, in 2019. Their flags display the group’s Wolfsangel logo, a variant of that used by the Nazi SS. (Goo3 / Wikimedia Commons) Branko Marcetic April 29, 2022 The same Western media that once documented and decried Ukraine’s far right is now playing it down and even […]

Trita Parsi: Why non-Western countries tend to see Russia’s war very, very differently

Trita Parsi: Why non-Western countries tend to see Russia’s war very, very differently

Trita Parsi April 18, 2022 The West appears blind to its own hypocrisy and narrow interests in calling for a rules-based order. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has been nothing short of brilliant in his outreach to Western audiences. The overwhelming Western support for Ukraine is due not only to the brutality of Russia’s illegal invasion, but also to […]

Martin Jacques: India’s distancing from US over Ukraine crisis has deeper implications

Martin Jacques: India’s distancing from US over Ukraine crisis has deeper implications

Photo: GT Martin Jacques April 16, 2022 The overwhelming assumption in the West is that the world, with a few exceptions, is strongly opposed to Russia’s military actions in Ukraine. The West itself, including the great majority of Europe, seems to be of one voice in its condemnation. But worldwide the picture is rather more […]

John Pilger: War In Europe And The Rise Of Raw Propaganda

John Pilger: War In Europe And The Rise Of Raw Propaganda

John Pilger April 5, 2022 Marshall McLuhan’s prophecy that “the successor to politics will be propaganda” has happened. Raw propaganda is now the rule in Western democracies, especially the US and Britain. On matters of war and peace, ministerial deceit is reported as news. Inconvenient facts are censored, demons are nurtured. The model is corporate spin, […]

Edward Curtin Review: John F. Kennedy – Destiny Betrayed

Edward Curtin Review: John F. Kennedy – Destiny Betrayed

Edward Curtin April 5, 2022 Oliver Stone Documents the Past to Illuminate the Present The timing of the early March 2022 release of this digital streaming documentary could not be more auspicious.  For anyone wanting to understand how we arrived at a new Cold War with the second Irish-Catholic Democratic president in US history, Joseph […]

Julie Hollar: Ukraine – How Much Less Newsworthy Are Civilians in Other Conflicts?

Julie Hollar: Ukraine – How Much Less Newsworthy Are Civilians in Other Conflicts?

Julie Hollar March 29, 2022 A lot less, particularly when they’re victims of the US As US news media covered the first shocking weeks of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, some media observers—like FAIR founder Jeff Cohen (Common Dreams, 2/28/22)—have noted their impressions of how coverage differed from wars past, particularly in terms of a new […]

Bryce Greene: What You Should Really Know About Ukraine

Bryce Greene: What You Should Really Know About Ukraine

Maidan protests in 2014 in Kiev. GENYA SAVILOV / AFP – Getty Images Bryce Greene March 29, 2022 The history of U.S. involvement in Ukraine is rarely analyzed by corporate media. The desire to open Ukraine to finance capital, the 2014 U.S. backed coup, and the drive to expand NATO all played a role in creating […]

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