David Swanson: How to Oppose Both Sides of a War

David Swanson: How to Oppose Both Sides of a War

David Swanson TFF Associate September 6, 2022 It’s tricky to oppose both sides of a war, and rarer even than supporting both sides. The weapons dealers support both sides. In obedience to their televisions, people all over the world spend a great deal of time expressing the opinions dished out by those televisions regarding a […]

Tim Hayward: Propaganda in Academia

Tim Hayward: Propaganda in Academia

Tim Hayward – TFF Associate September 8, 2022 Introduction What does propaganda have to do with academic research and teaching? Citizens can reasonably expect the academic community to generate scholarly understanding and public awareness of what propaganda is and how propaganda operates. Academics should certainly aim to ensure their own research and teaching are not […]

Cameron Leckie: Ukraine – The demise of the West

Cameron Leckie: Ukraine – The demise of the West

Yet ‘experts’ still cling to the narrative that Ukraine can somehow ‘win.’ If Ukraine can hang on for just a few more months. Image: iStock Cameron Leckie August 24, 2022 The more events proved them to be wrong, the stronger their defences became against admitting this to be the case’ – Norman Dixon (On the […]

Kishore Mahbubani: The G-7, G-20 paradox

Kishore Mahbubani: The G-7, G-20 paradox

Image: Wikimedia Commons By P&I Guest Writers August 24, 2022 The G-7 countries are democratic domestically but are dictatorial globally. By contrast, the G-20 group, which has many autocratic regimes, represents a more democratic forum for governance. The G-7 is dictatorial, while the G-20 is democratic. This statement is obviously paradoxical. The G-7 countries are very […]

John Menadue: Our dangerous ally could drag us into war with China

John Menadue: Our dangerous ally could drag us into war with China

Image: Wikimedia Commons By John Menadue August 23, 2022 The most likely way we could get into a war with China is if we continue to act as a proxy or deputy sheriff for the US in the region. Nancy Pelosi is doing her best to provoke China. Malcolm Fraser was right about ‘our dangerous ally’. […]

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 […]