Cameron Leckie: Ukraine – The ignominious unravelling of the West has begun

Cameron Leckie: Ukraine – The ignominious unravelling of the West has begun

Cameron Leckie January 29, 2023 Western powers appear to have no viable strategy to bring the Ukraine war to an end. The best they can do is keep Ukraine on life support. But, as Sun Tzu put it, tactics without strategy is the noise before defeat. Imagine if Ukraine had capitulated three days after the […]

Thalif Deen: US in Proxy War with Russia Doles out 100 Billion Dollars in Aid & Arms to Ukraine

Thalif Deen: US in Proxy War with Russia Doles out 100 Billion Dollars in Aid & Arms to Ukraine

President Volodymyr Zelenskyy (on screen) of Ukraine, addresses the Security Council meeting on the situation in Ukraine. “We are dealing with a State that is turning the veto of the United Nations Security Council into the right to die”, President Zelynskyy warned. If it continues, countries will rely not on international law or global institutions to ensure […]

Baher Kamal: US Installs New Nukes in Europe: As Destructive as 83 Hiroshima Bombs

Baher Kamal: US Installs New Nukes in Europe: As Destructive as 83 Hiroshima Bombs

Baher Kamal, Human Wrongs Watch January 23, 2023 Or the perversities of the nuclear age priorities. We could help hundreds of millions of children with a fraction of the money that goes into warfare and nukes As if the 100 billion dollars that the United States has so far provided to Ukraine in both weapons […]

Li Xing: Why the global democratic alliance is nothing more than a Western fantasy

Li Xing: Why the global democratic alliance is nothing more than a Western fantasy

Illustration: Craig Stephens Li Xing 19 January 2023 – The West likes to argue that market capitalism and political liberalism go hand in hand; in reality, the former has proved far more powerful than the latter – Having made countries around the world economically interdependent, the West should not expect them to jeopardise their global […]

Researchers Find Massive Anti-Russian ‘Bot Army’

Researchers Find Massive Anti-Russian ‘Bot Army’

Peter Cronau – Declassified Australia January 11, 2023 An Australian university has unearthed millions of Tweets by fake accounts pushing disinformation on the Ukraine war, Peter Cronau reports. The sample size dwarfs other studies of covert propaganda about the war on social media.  Originally published at Consortium News on November 6, 2022 A team of researchers at the University of […]

Glenn Diesen: OSCE and the collapse of pan-European security system

Glenn Diesen: OSCE and the collapse of pan-European security system

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov attending a meeting in Yerevan, Armenia, November 23, 2022. /CFP Glenn Diesen January 3, 2022 The 29th Ministerial Council of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) took place from December 1-2 in Poland. Established in 1994 to develop a common peace in an inclusive Europe, the OSCE has […]

Lying in Politics: Hannah Arendt on Deception, Self-Deception, and the Psychology of Defactualization

Lying in Politics: Hannah Arendt on Deception, Self-Deception, and the Psychology of Defactualization

Maria Popova December 20, 2022 “No matter how large the tissue of falsehood that an experienced liar has to offer, it will never be large enough … to cover the immensity of actuality.” The possibilities that exist between two people, or among a group of people,” Adrienne Rich wrote in her beautiful 1975 speech on lying and […]

Paul Krugman: Fall of the American Empire

Paul Krugman: Fall of the American Empire

Paul Krugman June 19, 2018 – published here on December 15, 2022 Committing atrocities at the border, attacking the domestic rule of law, insulting democratic leaders while praising thugs and breaking up trade agreements are all about turning our back on the ideals that made us different from other powerful nations. The U.S. government is, […]

John F. Copper: Why the US is provoking war with China in Taiwan

John F. Copper: Why the US is provoking war with China in Taiwan

John F. Copper December 15th, 2022 US intelligence agencies do not say China is preparing for an invasion of Taiwan. Why? Taiwan’s role as the ‘reverse great wall’ in US containment policy and Xi’s 2049 reunification deadline are missing from Western narratives. They explain why the US is provoking war with China in Taiwan and […]

Caitlin Johnstone: Ukraine as weapons testing site

Caitlin Johnstone: Ukraine as weapons testing site

U.S. Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin welcoming Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky to a meeting at the Pentagon, Aug. 31, 2021. (DoD, Jack Sanders) In addition to advancing longstanding U.S. geo-strategic aims, it seems the proxy war in Ukraine is also being used to sharpen the imperial war machine’s claws for a looming hot war with China […]

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