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, […]

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 […]

Bryce Greene: Calling Russia’s attack ‘unprovoked’ lets the US off the hook

Bryce Greene: Calling Russia’s attack ‘unprovoked’ lets the US off the hook

Wikimedia map of NATO expansion since 1949 created by Patrickneil.  Bryce Greene March 18, 2022 Originally posted on FAIR.org on March 4, 2022 Many governments and media figures are rightly condemning Russian President Vladimir Putin’s attack on Ukraine as an act of aggression and a violation of international law. But in his first speech about the invasion, […]

Gordon Hahn: “There is no threat of NATO expansion to Ukraine” and “NATO will not expand one inch beyond Eastern Germany”

Gordon Hahn: “There is no threat of NATO expansion to Ukraine” and “NATO will not expand one inch beyond Eastern Germany”

Gordon M Hahn March 9, 2022 One of the ideational-cultural causes of the NATO-Russian crisis is what one author has called American hubris. This is a neo-imperial attitude engendered in the U.S. as a result of America’s post-Cold War status, now waning, as the lone superpower. Originally posted on Gordon Hahn’s homepage on March 3rd, […]

Anatol Lieven: Ukraine – What Russia wants, what the West can do

Anatol Lieven: Ukraine – What Russia wants, what the West can do

Anatol Lieven March 7, 2022 For those who understand Moscow’s establishment and view of their country’s vital interests, none of this should be a surprise. The illegal Russian invasion of Ukraine has shocked the West and many ordinary Russians. But for those who understand the Russian establishment and its view of Russia’s vital interests, it […]

Branko Marcetic: The CIA may be breeding Nazi terror in Ukraine

Branko Marcetic: The CIA may be breeding Nazi terror in Ukraine

Members of the neo-Nazi Azov Regiment take part in a march to mark the anniversary of the founding of the Ukrainian Insurgent Army in Kyiv in 2020. (STR/NurPhoto via Getty Images) Branko Marcetic February 25 2022 The CIA has been secretly training anti-Russian groups in Ukraine since 2015. Everything we know points to the likelihood […]

Scott Ritter: The Ukraine Crisis – US ‘Toolboxes’ Are Empty

Scott Ritter: The Ukraine Crisis – US ‘Toolboxes’ Are Empty

Public opening session between Lavrov and Blinken on Friday. (Ruptly screenshot.) The toolbox is empty. Russia knows this. Biden knows this. Blinken knows this. CNN knows this. The only ones who aren’t aware of this are the American people, says Scott Ritter. Scott Ritter January 26, 2022 Originally published by Consortiumnews on January 22, 2022 U.S. Secretary […]

Ted Snider: Putin sets a new red line on NATO expansion

Ted Snider: Putin sets a new red line on NATO expansion

Ted Snider January 20, 2022 Since its assurances not to move “one inch” outside Germany, the alliance has moved 600 miles closer to Russia. Originally posted on Responsible Statecraft on December 4, 2021 It is possible to actually measure Washington’s dishonesty. How big is it? It’s about 600 miles. In 1990, according to declassified documents, Secretary […]