Articles by: Andre Damon

Sending cluster bombs to Ukraine, Washington makes clear it will stop at nothing

Sending cluster bombs to Ukraine, Washington makes clear it will stop at nothing

On Friday, the Biden administration said it would send cluster munitions—weapons that scatter unexploded bomblets across a wide area, killing and maiming civilians for decades—to Ukraine. Facing the failure of Kiev’s military offensive, the United States is desperately seeking to use the provision of ever more destructive and indiscriminate weapons to reverse its setbacks on the battlefield. Critically, the announcement[Read More…]

by 09/07/2023 Comments are Disabled World
USS Ronald Reagan leads the Ronald Reagan Strike group during a photo exercise for Valiant Shield 2018. [Photo: U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Erwin Miciano]

Targeting China, US Navy to purchase 100 new ships

Speaking at a hearing of the Senate Appropriations defense subcommittee Tuesday, the US Navy’s operations chief said the United States Navy is currently building 56 new warships and has contracted the building of 76 more, as part of a massive military buildup in preparation for conflict with China. “We have 56 ships under construction and another 76 that are under contract,”[Read More…]

by 30/03/2023 Comments are Disabled World
President Joe Biden walks with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky in front of St. Michael’s Golden-Domed Cathedral on a surprise visit to Kiev on Monday, February 20, 2023. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Biden’s Kiev visit threatens direct US war with Russia

On Monday, US President Joe Biden arrived in Kiev, the capital of Ukraine, pledging the United States’ commitment to the war with Russia for “as long as it takes.” The visit by the “commander in chief” to the front solidifies the conflict not only as an American war but as the defining and preeminent focus of the Biden administration. Coming[Read More…]

by 21/02/2023 Comments are Disabled World
A graphic created by NATO showing the military alliance’s “eastern flank.” [Photo: NATO]

NATO summit vows to continue troop surge to Russia’s borders

NATO foreign ministers met in Bucharest, Romania, on Tuesday, along with representatives of the prospective NATO members Ukraine, Finland, and Sweden to discuss a further expansion of the NATO war with Russia in Ukraine and the stationing of more troops on Russia’s Western borders. “In response to Russia’s full-fledged invasion of Ukraine, we are raising the readiness of our troops,”[Read More…]

by 30/11/2022 Comments are Disabled World
Patriot missles are seen at the Rzeszow-Jasionka Airport, Friday, March 25, 2022,(AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

After Ukrainian missile strike on Poland, NATO surges weapons to Eastern Europe

Last week, Ukraine fired at least one missile into Poland, killing two Polish civilians, with the aim of blaming Moscow and drawing NATO directly into war with Russia. While the US and other NATO members rejected the claim by Ukraine that the missile strike was launched by Russia, the European countries have significantly increased their involvement in the conflict over the[Read More…]

by 24/11/2022 Comments are Disabled World
Russia evacuates tens of thousands from Kherson ahead of Ukrainian offensive

Russia evacuates tens of thousands from Kherson ahead of Ukrainian offensive

Russian officials in Kherson, the port city at the mouth of the Dnieper River, announced plans Tuesday to evacuate civilians ahead of an expected Ukrainian offensive to recapture the city. Officials from Kherson, which Russia seized during its offensive earlier in the year, said the evacuations were “to avoid casualties among the civilian population.” Parts of the city are just[Read More…]

by 21/10/2022 Comments are Disabled World
US-NATO escalation in Ukraine risks nuclear war

US-NATO escalation in Ukraine risks nuclear war

by Andre Damon & Joseph Kishore A staggering recklessness has overtaken the American ruling class. It is treating the prospect of nuclear war, which would mean the deaths of millions and the potential annihilation of life on the planet, as a real possibility that must not be allowed to deter its geopolitical objectives in waging war against Russia over Ukraine.[Read More…]

by 19/09/2022 Comments are Disabled World
US will send warships through Taiwan Strait “in the coming days,” US Naval Institute reports

US will send warships through Taiwan Strait “in the coming days,” US Naval Institute reports

Amid the military standoff in the Taiwan Strait triggered by the visit of US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to Taiwan last week, the US is planning to send warships through the Taiwan Strait “in the coming days,” the publication of the United States Naval Institute reported Tuesday. On Monday, the Pentagon confirmed earlier statements by the White House that the[Read More…]

by 10/08/2022 Comments are Disabled World
U.S. F-16s at Incirlik    Photo credit: U.S. government

White House confirms plans to send US-NATO jets to fight Russia

In what may be the most provocative escalation of the US-NATO war against Russia to date, the White House has confirmed that the US is planning to send NATO-made fighter jets to Ukraine. John Kirby, the National Security Council coordinator for strategic communications, confirmed that the Pentagon is discussing “providing fighter aircraft to the Ukrainians.” Kirby’s statement marks a rejection[Read More…]

by 23/07/2022 Comments are Disabled World
The NATO Summit in Madrid. (Jonathan Ernst/Pool Photo via AP)

NATO prepares for “warfighting against nuclear-armed peer-competitors”

At the conclusion of this week’s NATO summit in Madrid, Spain, the members of NATO, including most European states as well as the United States and Canada, adopted a strategy document outlining plans to militarize the European continent, massively escalate the war with Russia, and prepare for war with China. The document pledges to “deliver the full range of forces” needed “for[Read More…]

by 01/07/2022 Comments are Disabled World
US announces plans to flood Europe with troops and weapons

US announces plans to flood Europe with troops and weapons

In remarks at the NATO Summit in Madrid, Spain, US President Joe Biden announced a sweeping increase in US troop deployments to Europe as part of a plan by NATO to militarize the continent for its ongoing war with Russia and escalating conflict with China. The NATO summit formally invited Sweden and Finland to join the alliance, effectively doubling NATO’s[Read More…]

by 30/06/2022 Comments are Disabled World
Ships participating in exercise BALTOPS22 prepare to depart Stockholm, June 5, 2022. (Credit: US Navy)

NATO opens Northern front in war against Russia

On May 16, Sweden and Finland announced an end to decades of neutrality, proclaiming their intention to join the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) and its escalating conflict with Russia. Less than three weeks later, Stockholm, Sweden’s capital, has been turned into a naval garrison with the arrival of a US amphibious assault battle group, consisting of the assault ship[Read More…]

by 06/06/2022 2 comments World
Ukrainian tanks move down a street in Irpin, on the outskirts of Kyiv, Ukraine, Monday, April 11, 2022. (AP Photo/Evgeniy Maloletka)

NATO Secretary-general calls for “transformation” of NATO into a fighting force against Russia and China

As the United States, the UK and other NATO powers surge weapons into Ukraine, the NATO alliance is being transformed into a fighting force capable of directly waging wars with Russia and China. Using the war between Russia and Ukraine as a pretext, NATO has already mobilized its 40,000-strong rapid response force against Russia. But this is only the beginning[Read More…]

by 13/04/2022 2 comments World
President Joe Biden speaks about Ukraine in the East Room of the White House, Tuesday, February 15, 2022, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Biden’s Russia speech: Hypocrisy, lies and warmongering

On Tuesday, the day before the United States had previously claimed Russia would launch a full-scale invasion of Ukraine, US President Joe Biden gave a speech in which he doubled down on his threats of a “bloody, destructive war” even though no Russian invasion was forthcoming. Earlier in the day, the Russian government, which has insisted that it has no[Read More…]

by 16/02/2022 1 comment World
A woman passes a fence outside Brooklyn's Green-Wood Cemetery adorned with tributes to victims of COVID-19. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

US death toll from COVID-19 heading toward 1 million

Today at 5:00 p.m., the US National Cathedral’s bell will ring 900 times, to mark 900,000 American dead from COVID-19. It has been just 55 days—less than two months—since the bells of the cathedral rang to commemorate 800,000 deaths. And, at the present daily death rate of 2,700, it will take just 37 more days for the United States to[Read More…]

by 07/02/2022 Comments are Disabled World
Facebook carries out massive purge of oppositional pages

Facebook carries out massive purge of oppositional pages

On Thursday, Facebook removed some of the most popular oppositional pages and accounts on the world’s largest social media network in a massive and unconstitutional assault on the freedom of expression. With no public notice or accounting, over 800 pages and accounts have been summarily removed from the Internet. The removed pages include Police the Police, with a following of[Read More…]

by 12/10/2018 1 comment India
Facebook censors anti-fascist rally in Washington

Facebook censors anti-fascist rally in Washington

The social media giant Facebook carried out a major escalation in the campaign to censor the Internet Monday, deleting the official event page for an anti-fascist rally scheduled for August 12 in Washington, D.C. on the grounds that it was engaged in “coordinated inauthentic behavior.” The event, entitled “No Unite the Right 2 – DC,” was scheduled as a counter-protest[Read More…]

by 02/08/2018 2 comments World
Academics protest Google’s role in drone murder

Academics protest Google’s role in drone murder

Three prominent technology scholars published an open letter Monday, which has now received over 900 signatures, condemning Google’s collaboration with the Pentagon’s illegal “targeted killing” program. The academics published their letter in support of over 3,100 Google employees who issued their own open letter last month protesting the company’s participation in a Pentagon program called Project Maven, designed to leverage[Read More…]

by 19/05/2018 2 comments World
Facebook Codifies Its Censorship Regime

Facebook Codifies Its Censorship Regime

Facebook, the world’s largest social media company, spelled out for the first time the criteria it uses to censor speech on its platform, purely at its own discretion, and with no legal oversight or recourse. Its “community guidelines” are so sweeping and broad that effectively any statement expressing any critical political view can be constrained as violent, defamatory, “extremist,” “bullying”[Read More…]

by 25/04/2018 Comments are Disabled World
Google Workers Demand End To Company’s Involvement In Drone Murder

Google Workers Demand End To Company’s Involvement In Drone Murder

Revelations last month that Google was designing software for the US military’s illegal drone warfare program have sparked outrage among employees. More than 3,000 Google workers have signed a letter to executives demanding that it end its involvement with the Pentagon. The program, known as “Project Maven,” involves the use of artificial intelligence systems to analyze drone footage, potentially assisting[Read More…]

by 05/04/2018 4 comments World
Google sets up “news initiative” to censor political opposition and promote mainstream media

Google sets up “news initiative” to censor political opposition and promote mainstream media

Google announced Wednesday that it is partnering with the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Financial Times and other major news outlets to reinforce their monopoly over news coverage by blocking independent news organizations. The New York Times, whose stock price soared after the announcement, said Google’s initiative was aimed at combatting “the epidemic of false and unreliable information on the internet,” by “pledging[Read More…]

by 22/03/2018 1 comment World
Google Admits Collaboration With Illegal US Drone Murder Program

Google Admits Collaboration With Illegal US Drone Murder Program

In another milestone in the growing integration between the military-intelligence complex and Silicon Valley, Google’s parent company Alphabet has confirmed that it has provided software to identify targets used in the illegal US government drone murder program. Since initiating its drone assassination program in 2009, the United States claims to have killed close to 3,000 “combatants” in drone strikes. Internal[Read More…]

by 08/03/2018 Comments are Disabled Imperialism
Trump’s Speech Outlines Plans For Class War At Home And War Abroad

Trump’s Speech Outlines Plans For Class War At Home And War Abroad

Speaking before a joint session of Congress on Tuesday, US President Donald Trump reaffirmed the core pillars of his presidency: vastly expanding military spending, slashing taxes on corporations, scapegoating immigrants for the crisis of American capitalism, and promoting economic nationalist trade policies. In contrast to his inaugural speech, Trump couched his extreme right-wing policies in the traditional conventions of American[Read More…]

by 01/03/2017 1 comment World
First Permanent Deployment Of US Troops On Russian Border Since Cold War

First Permanent Deployment Of US Troops On Russian Border Since Cold War

Some 4,000 US troops, together with tanks, artillery and armored vehicles, arrived in Poland over the weekend, further escalating tensions with Russia ahead of the January 20 inauguration of US President-elect Donald Trump. It is the largest US troop deployment in Europe since the Cold War. The troops will be dispersed over seven Eastern European countries, including the Baltic states[Read More…]

by 16/01/2017 3 comments Imperialism
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