The New Racist Consensus: Shootings In Buffalo Solidify The Consensus

by Ajamu Baraka, published on Black Agenda Report, May 18, 2022 The latest mass shooter in Buffalo, New York was clearly a racist, and identified with Ukrainian and other neo-Nazis. But white supremacy has a stronger hold on European and U.S. society than is commonly acknowledged. The avowed racist is not the only problem. The incidents of mindless, mass carnage[…]

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Russia-Ukraine War Began in 2014, not 2022

by Vijay Prashad, OpEd to Big News Network, published March 9, 2022 The war between Russia and Ukraine began much before February 24, 2022-the date provided by the Ukrainian government, NATO, and the United States for the beginning of the Russian invasion of Ukraine. According to Dmitry Kovalevich, a journalist and a member of a now-banned communist organization in Ukraine,[…]

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No Coup, No Nazis in Ukraine?

by Bruce Gagnon, published on Organizing Notes, March 6, 2022 Much to my astonishment I am getting emails from long respected ‘peaceniks’ passing on information that says there was no coup d’etat in 2014 (which was orchestrated by the Obama  administration). The emails often suggest that there are also no Nazis in Ukraine. How is this possible that otherwise experienced[…]

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What You Should Really Know About Ukraine

by Bryce Greene, published on FAIR (Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting), January 28, 2022 As tensions began to rise over Ukraine, US media produced a stream of articles attempting to explain the situation with headlines like “Ukraine Explained” (New York Times, 12/8/21) and “What You Need to Know About Tensions Between Ukraine and Russia” (Washington Post, 11/26/21). Sidebars would have[…]

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How the U.S. Started a Cold War with Russia and Left Ukraine to Fight It

by Medea Benjamin and Nicolas J. S. Davies, March 28, 2022 The defenders of Ukraine are bravely resisting Russian aggression, shaming the rest of the world and the UN Security Council for its failure to protect them. It is an encouraging sign that the Russians and Ukrainians are holding talks in Belarus that may lead to a ceasefire. All efforts[…]

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Blackwater Is In The Donbas With The Azov Battalion

by Manlio Dinucci, published on Popular Resistance, February 2, 2022 The phone call between President Biden and Ukrainian President Zelensky “did not go well“, CNN headlines: while “Biden warned that the Russian invasion in February is practically certain when the frozen ground makes it possible for tanks to pass through”, Zelensky “ asked Biden to tone down, arguing that the[…]

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Ukraine: What Does It Have To Do With Black Folks

by Ajamu Baraka, published on Black Agenda Report, Jan 5, 2022 “…it is imperative that everyone, in particular Black and working-class people, understand that not having an awareness of the interconnections of the “grind” (the struggle to survive in the U.S.) and U.S. white supremacist, imperialist policies, and not being prepared to commit to altering those power relations, ensures that[…]

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