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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A Cold War Re-Education in 8 Minutes

by David Swanson, published on Let’s Try Democracy, March 21, 2021        from Remarks by David Swanson at the Cold War Truth Commission The Cold War didn’t have a hard and fast beginning that transformed the world or that turned heroic anti-Nazi Soviets into Satanic Commies on a particular afternoon. The rise of Nazism had been facilitated in part by[…]

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Ukrainian Roulette: the ‘Ukrainegate’ Gamble

By Enzo Calandra, published on Black Agenda Report, December 4, 2019 Liberals have enlisted the CIA to repudiate a clearly obscene and grotesque president because they themselves are obscene and grotesque in many of the same ways. “Trump’s more serious violations are not pursued as crimes because they are common practice by both the liberal and conservative parties.” By allying[…]

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Sanders vs. the Endless Austerity Regime

by Glen Ford, published by Black Agenda Report, July 11, 2019 Bernie Sanders must very quickly get serious about building a grassroots movement-type politics on the ground that disrupts the corporate-managed pace, coverage and content of the primary season. “The corporate media have acted in near-unison to alternatively ignore or malign Sanders.” Corporate Democrats have had great success in smothering[…]

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Making the Worst Case Appear the Better

Editor’s Note: I haven’t been actively following Russiagate here because it has long been my assessment that there is ‘no there there’.   However, Ray has written a neat tie-up, and if it isn’t over now, I don’t know what it will take.   I will have to write a ‘killing the zombie’ piece myself. by Ray McGovern, published on Consortium News,[…]

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Austerity and Militarism

In the U.S. They are Never Called Human Rights Violations, but They Both Kill by Ajamu Baraka, June 19, 2019 Trump’s 2020 budget proposal reflects another significant increase in military spending along with corresponding cuts in spending by Federal agencies tasked with the responsibility for providing critical services and income support policies for working class and poor people. Trump’s call[…]

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