Westphalian Logic and Geopolitical Prudence in the Nuclear Age

By Richard Falk, published on Counterpunch, May 20, 2022 Interesting analysis of the realities of international politics.  Interests, boundaries and relative strength are highly relevant to  international negotiations.  The structure of the United Nations is as significant as the rules.  Westphalian refers to a treaty from 1649 that secured the peace through recognition of national boundaries.  Interestingly, I found a[…]

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The 16 Biggest Lies the U.S. Government Tells America About the Ukraine War

by Richard Ochs, published on Covert Action Magazine, May 18, 2022 In any war, the first casualty is truth. Here are the biggest lies: 1. “Ukraine is a democracy” Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky banned all opposition parties and banned the use of Russian as a second state language. Why did he violate his 2019 campaign promise to stop the genocidal[…]

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Israel Refuses to Probe Soldiers Who Killed Shireen Abu Akleh

by Maureen Clare Murphy, published on Electronic Intifada, May 20, 2022 Israel announced that it was not going to launch a criminal investigation into the death of journalist Shireen Abu Akleh, despite all but admitting that a soldier shot and killed her. On Thursday, the Israeli military said it had “identified a soldier’s rifle that may have killed” the iconic[…]

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U.S. Corporate Media Watch: An Interview With Richard Medhurst

by Richard Medhurst and Roberto Sirvent, published on Black Agenda Report, May 4 2022 Richard and Roberto would like to dedicate this feature to Glen Ford, one of the fiercest critics of U.S. corporate media the country has ever known. May we all find creative and courageous ways to honor his memory by speaking out against Wall Street, white supremacy,[…]

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Intel Vets: Nuclear Weapons Cannot Be Un-Invented

Statement from Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Peace, published on Antiwar.com, May 1, 2022 MEMORANDUM FOR: The President FROM: Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity (VIPS) SUBJECT: Nuclear Weapons Cannot Be Un-invented, Thus … PRECEDENCE: IMMEDIATE REF: Our Memo of 12/20/20, “Don’t Be Suckered on Russia” May 1, 2022 Mr. President: Mainstream media have marinated the minds of most Americans in a[…]

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Israeli High Court Greenlights Forcible Expulsion of More than 1,000 Palestinians in Masafer Yatta

by Yumna Patel, published on Mondoweiss, May 6, 2022 This issue is getting a lot of interest but we cannot forget that Palestinians lost more than 50% of their original country at the time of the Nakba due to Israeli aggression; Palestinians are losing their homes all over the west bank so settlers can occupy areas they want; Palestinians in[…]

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The Poor People’s Campaign Dishoners Martin Luther King

by Margaret Kimberley, published on Black Agenda Report, May 4, 2022 It is disheartening to hear movement leaders say they are inspired by Martin Luther King while also supporting the U.S. proxy war against Russia. Like all wars it endangers the lives of civilian populations, enriches the military industrial complex, and robs Americans of public resources. Once King chose an[…]

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Curfew for Anniversary of Odessa Massacre That Sparked Rebellion

by Joe Lauria, published on Consortium News, April 30, 2022 Authorities in the Ukrainian port city of Odessa have set a 24-hour curfew from May 1-3 to prevent protests commemorating the burning alive on May 2, 2014 of 48 people who had rejected the U.S.-backed coup in Kiev earlier that year. The city, which is  “(under the control of Ukrainian[…]

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