U.S. Wargames in Nordic Region Aimed at Moscow

by Agneta Norberg, published on Organizing Notes, July 3, 2021 Suddenly the Arctic Sea is a critical area of dispute.  U.S. forces are there to put in their marker because the arctic waters are no longer frozen for most of the year.  It used to be that only Russia, with a long arctic coastline, built ships to navigate the frozen[…]

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U.S., Britain, NATO threaten Russia in Black Sea

by John Catalinotto, published on Workers World, June 29, 2021 The Biden administration took extra steps to prove that President Joe Biden’s summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin included no concessions. In both words and deeds, last week’s events indicated a resumption of the Cold War — this time not against the Soviet Union but against capitalist Russia. First, the[…]

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Increasing Pressure On China: The Pacific is Crowded with Military Ships and War Planes

by Ann Wright, published on Popular Resistance, June 28, 2021 This is quite terrifying.  The United States wants a “free and open” Indo-Pacific sea where they call the shots and make the rules.  What would they think if China wanted a “free and open” Atlantic Ocean, Mediterranean sea or Gulf of Mexico where they call the shots.  Meanwhile these War[…]

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The Russia Question

by James W. Carden, Marshall Auerback & Patrick Lawrence, published on The Scrum, May 14, 2021  (republished with permission) U.S. President Biden will soon be meeting with Russian President Putin.  This article, now a month old, provides a timeline of the deterioration of U.S. – Russian relations, but also of U.S. internationalism, completely overcome now by the self-centered vision of[…]

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The Russia-China Alliance, More than a Bulwark Against Imperialism

by Danny Haiphong, published on Black Agenda Report, April 29, 2021 China’s communist party-led government and enormous non-white population strikes fear in the heart of the hegemon in ways that Russia alone simply cannot. “Growing ties between Russia and China present a new vision for global development which is not bound to the violent limitations of U.S. empire.” Whatever mass[…]

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Ukrainian President Zelensky calls on NATO as Russian Press Warns of War

by Clara Weiss, published on World Socialist Website, April 6, 2021 Seems like there is a dangerous situation brewing here.  NATO -under U.S. leadership- is encouraging, and maybe even planning to openly participate in a new war on Russia’s border, possibly on Russia (Crimea is now Russian Territory).  Talk about playing brinkmanship:This is insanity.  [JB] On Tuesday, Ukrainian President Volodymyr[…]

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The U.S. Did Not Defeat Fascism in WWII, It Discretely Internationalized It

By Gabriel Rockhill, published on Information Clearing House, October 19, 2020 “The U.S. has established itself as the mortal enemy of all people’s government, all scientific-socialist mobilization of consciousness everywhere on the globe, all anti-imperialist activity on earth.” – George Jackson One of the founding myths of the contemporary Western European and American world is thatfascism was defeated in WWII[…]

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Yalta Conference Notes

by Bruce Gagnon, published on Organizing Notes, November 9, 2019 The Fifth Anniversary International Conference: “Crimea in the Current International Context” began on November 7 inside the Livadia Palace, Yalta, Crimea.  In these same rooms Churchill, Roosevelt and Stalin met in 1945 to discuss the post-WW II architecture. More than 30 nations were represented (officially or unofficially) – I was[…]

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Trump Shifts from Ending “Forever Wars” to Sending Tanks into Syria’s Oil Fields

By Bill Van Auken , published on World Socialist Website, 26 October 2019 US Defense Secretary Mark Esper Friday confirmed that Washington would leave military forces in Syria to maintain control of the country’s principal oil and gas fields. The Pentagon is “considering how we might reposition forces in the area in order to make sure that we secure the[…]

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