Peace Talks Essential as War Rages on in Ukraine

by Medea Benjamin and Nicolas J. S. Davies, September 5, 2022 Six months ago, Russia invaded Ukraine. The United States, NATO and the European Union (EU) wrapped themselves in the Ukrainian flag, shelled out billions for arms shipments, and imposed draconian sanctions intended to severely punish Russia for its aggression. Since then, the people of Ukraine have been paying a[…]

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Nicaragua… “Still, it moves…”

by Stephen Sefton, published on Tortilla Con Sal, July 18, 2022 Galileo may or may not truly have said “Still, it moves…” on escaping condemnation by the Holy Inquisition for asserting that the Earth moves around the Sun. But the saying certainly applies in the case of Nicaragua’s persecution by the sadistic neoliberal Inquisition of Western countries whose oligarchs, corporate[…]

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New Revelations of Former US Secretary of Defense Confirm Illegality of the Extradition and Arrest of Venezuelan Diplomat Alex Saab

by Dan Kovalik, published on Global Research, June 10, 2022 In his new memoir, Sacred Oath, former US Defense Secretary, Mark Esper, who served under President Donald Trump at the time of the arrest of Alex Saab in Cape Verde, effectively admits that the White House was quite aware of the fact that Saab was a diplomat at the time[…]

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Ukraine Crisis Risks Escalating Amid Stalled Talks, Rising Hostility

by Yang Sheng and Xu Yelu, published on Global Times, April 13, 2022 The Chinese draw attention to an inherent schism in the understanding of the two forces in Ukraine, a dangerous misunderstanding that prevents successful negotiation. [jb] Russian President Vladimir Putin called the situation in Ukraine “a tragedy” and peace talks had reached a “dead end” in his meeting[…]

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U.S. Leaders Claim to Care About Ukrainians, But Will They Step Up and Make the Compromises Necessary to End the War?

by Jack Gilroy, published on Covert Action Magazine, April 8, 2022 The U.S. media have been saturated by reports of Ukrainian suffering since the Russian invasion of February 24, 2022, and of heroic Ukrainian resistance. Even progressive media outlets and politicians have favored more arms supplies to Ukraine in this climate. When Congress passed a massive $13.6 billion aid package[…]

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“Let Them Kill as Many as Possible”- United States Policy Toward Russia and its Neighbors

by Brian Terrell, published on PinkTank, March 3, 2021 In April 1941, four years before he was to become President and eight months before the United States entered World War II, Senator Harry Truman of Missouri reacted to the news that Germany had invaded the Soviet Union: “If we see that Germany is winning the war, we ought to help[…]

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Biden Warns of “World War” While Truss Says Rostov and Voronezh are not Russian

by Paul Antinopoulos, published on InfoBRICS, February 11, 2022 Normally I might not publish something like this but I think we all should consider just how incompetent our leaders and their ‘diplomats’ really are.  [jb] President Joe Biden called for American citizens in Ukraine to leave the country as soon as possible after revealing the potential for a “world war”[…]

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China Gives Oomph to Russia’s ‘Nyet’ on NATO

by Ray McGovern, published on Antiwar.com,  February 1, 2022 Fourteen years ago today, when then-ambassador to Russia William Burns, in an IMMEDIATE cable titled “Nyet Means Nyet: Russia’s NATO Enlargement Redlines,” reported Moscow’s warning that NATO membership for Ukraine would cross a red line, the Russians could do little more than grouse. Enter from left stage Chinese President Xi Jinping[…]

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Israel Is Hell-Bent on Sabotaging US Nuclear Negotiations With Iran

by Ariel Gold and Medea Benjamin, December 12, 2021 We should not forget that Iran has long advocated for a ‘nuclear free’ Middle East.   However, barring that, they have no choice but to protect themselves from what is clearly an open and aggressive attack by Israel. [jb] After a 5-month hiatus, indirect negotiations between the U.S. and Iran resumed last[…]

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