Ukraine: No to U.S. Orchestrated War and Fascist Coup

by Jeff Mackler, published on Socialist Action, July 24, 2022 We begin with some hard facts and context that are today tragically absent from the assessments of large sectors of the left and antiwar movements in the U.S. and worldwide. 2014 Maidan Square fascist rooftop snipers  The Ukraine tragedy began in February 2014 when rooftop fascist snipers opened fire on[…]

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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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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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War Propaganda About Ukraine Becoming More Militaristic, Authoritarian, and Reckless

by Glenn Greenwald, published on Glen’s Substack, February 27, 2022 In the weeks leading up to the Russian invasion of Ukraine, those warning of the possible dangers of U.S. involvement were assured that such concerns were baseless. The prevailing line insisted that nobody in Washington is even considering let alone advocating that the U.S. become militarily involved in a conflict[…]

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Why the Russian Federation Recognized the Independence Movements in Donbas

by Ajamu Baraka, published on Black Agenda Report, February 23, 2022 Recognition of the Donetsk and Luhansk People’s Republics is a direct result of U.S. efforts to contain Russian economically and militarily. “Minsk, Minsk, Minsk,” they cried after Russia recognized Donetsk and Luhansk. But those Western diplomats and pundits did not hear those of us in the anti-war, pro-peace and[…]

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Demand that the U.S. and NATO Pull Back Their Forces from Russia’s Borders

 Statement by the Chicago Anti-War Coalition (CAWC), January 27, 2022 The U.S. and Britain have in recent days sent at least 90 tons of military  equipment to the government of  Ukraine. This is in addition to placing thousands of troops currently stationed in the U.S. on high alert. Whether those measures are serious harbingers of a U.S./NATO war with Russia[…]

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Russia’s Demands Challenge NATO’s Threats

by Sara Flounders, published on International Action Center, January 5, 2022 Russian President Vladimir Putin at his End of the Year Press Conference, Dec. 23, 2021, speaking to 500 domestic and international journalists, said the following: “We have made it clear that any further movement of NATO to the East is unacceptable. Is there anything unclear about this? Are we[…]

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A Tale of Two Summits

“No one should be concerned because Trump ruined the party held by the biggest thieves.” There were two summits of world leaders held very recently. The one which got Americans’ attention was the Group of Seven (G7), comprised of Canada, the United States, United Kingdom, France, Italy, Japan, and Germany. The meeting, held in Quebec, proved that Donald Trump means[…]

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The Russians are Coming?

Kevin Zeese of Popular Resistance circulated the following article by Mike Whitney in their daily newsletter about a week ago with the personal note below.   I thought about replacing the note with one of our own, but but what Kevin has to say is important and I can’t say it better.   But I do want to add a brief comment[…]

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