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 […]

Fact: Russia Pitched the Idea of Joining NATO in 1954

Fact: Russia Pitched the Idea of Joining NATO in 1954

Image Credit: Creative Commons. Dave Majumdar March 18, 2022 The ultimate what-if? As strange as it seems, in 1954 when the United States and the Soviet Union were settling into a pattern of Cold War hostilities, the Kremlin actually proposed to join the NATO alliance on March 31 of that year.  The Soviets made the […]

Aron Maté: By using Ukraine to fight Russia, the US provoked Putin’s war

Aron Maté: By using Ukraine to fight Russia, the US provoked Putin’s war

Aaron Maté March 18, 2022 After backing a far-right coup in 2014, the US has fueled a proxy war in Eastern Ukraine that has left 14,000 dead. Russia’s invasion is an illegal and catastrophic response. “The United States aids Ukraine and her people,” Adam Schiff declared in January 2020, “so that we can fight Russia over […]

Robert Wright: In Defense of Whataboutism

Robert Wright: In Defense of Whataboutism

Even during wartime – maybe especially during wartime – you should be allowed to ask uncomfortable questions Robert Wright at Nonzero Newsletter March 7, 2022 Twice over the past two decades I’ve felt outraged by a massive invasion that violated international law. One time was last week, when Russia invaded Ukraine. The other time was […]

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