Post Tagged with: "Ukraine"

Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba, right, and EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs Josep Borrell attend their press conference during the informal EU Foreign Ministers meeting in Kyiv, Ukraine, October 2, 2023. [AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky]

European Union foreign ministers meet in Ukraine to escalate war with Russia

The foreign ministers of the European Union’s (EU) member countries met yesterday in Kiev for a summit to pledge continuing support to NATO’s war with Russia in Ukraine. Though the summit came after the bloody failure of Ukraine’s counteroffensive and amid mounting divisions in ruling circles over how to finance the war, leading EU governments signaled their intention to escalate[Read More…]

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Some Basic Remarks on the National Identities of the People Living in Ukraine with Short Historical Background

Some Basic Remarks on the National Identities of the People Living in Ukraine with Short Historical Background

Ukraine is an East European territory which was originally forming a western part of the Russian Empire in the mid-17th century. That is a present-day independent state and separate ethnolinguistic nation as a typical example of Benedict Anderson’s theory-model of the “imagined community” – a self-constructed idea of the artificial ethnic and linguistic-cultural identity. Before 2014 Ukraine was a home[Read More…]

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Flagging Support: Zelenskyy Loses Favour in Washington

Flagging Support: Zelenskyy Loses Favour in Washington

Things did not go so well this time around.  When the worn Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy turned up banging on the doors of Washington’s powerful on September 21, he found fewer open hearts and an increasingly large number of closed wallets.  The old ogre of national self-interest seemed to be presiding and was in no mood to look upon the[Read More…]

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Scandal of A Ukrainian Nazi Waffen SS Soldier Honored in Canada’s Parliament: Part Two

Scandal of A Ukrainian Nazi Waffen SS Soldier Honored in Canada’s Parliament: Part Two

The still unanswered question in the latest twist of the war in Ukraine is whether or not the recent international scandal of a former Ukrainian Nazi Waffen SS soldier honored in Canada’s Parliament was a simple, unfortunate political faux pas by one, lone individual, or a cunning political ploy by yet other  un-named political figures, that went awry? PM Trudeau[Read More…]

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The Army Tactical Missile System (ATACMS) [AP Photo/John Hamilton/U.S. Army ]

Ukraine: Peace Comes through Mutual Respect

While Europe and the world face one of the most serious threats of largescale war since World War II due to the armed conflict in Ukraine, our leaders in NATO Member States and indeed the NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg have often used and are still using vitriolic language to incite hatred and condemnation of Russia. This does not contribute[Read More…]

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Canada’s Proclivity To White Wash Its Nazi Citizenry & Nazi Affiliation Past

Canada’s Proclivity To White Wash Its Nazi Citizenry & Nazi Affiliation Past

This writer has spent the past year and a half, mostly on his own dime, ignored, ridiculed or dismissed by friends and colleagues alike, while nevertheless persisting to exhaustively-research any number of articles that sought to document the involvement of international neo-Nazi geo-political-military organizations involved in the war in Ukraine; the involvement of which possesses so many deeply-rooted, fascist/Neo-Nazi ties[Read More…]

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Global Leaders Plead for Peace in Ukraine at UN

Global Leaders Plead for Peace in Ukraine at UN

by Medea Benjamin and Nicolas J. S. Davies President Gustavo Petro Urrego of Colombia addresses the UN General Assembly/Photo credit: UN As it did last year, the 2023 United Nations General Assembly has been debating what role the United Nations and its members should play in the crisis in Ukraine. The United States and its allies still insist that the[Read More…]

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American Abrams tanks roll into Ukraine

American Abrams tanks roll into Ukraine

M1 Abrams tanks from the United States have arrived in Ukraine, the Pentagon confirmed Monday, in the latest escalation of US involvement in the war against Russia. The United States promised to send nearly three dozen Abrams tanks to Ukraine in January. At the time, delivery of the weapons was not expected until next year, but the Pentagon announced in[Read More…]

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The Army Tactical Missile System (ATACMS) [AP Photo/John Hamilton/U.S. Army ]

US to send long-range ATACMS missile to Ukraine

Over the weekend, multiple media outlets reported that President Joe Biden told Ukrainian officials that the United States would send long-range missiles capable of striking nearly 200 miles inside Russian territory. Amid almost daily Ukrainian strikes inside Russia, this move marks a significant escalation of direct US involvement in the Ukraine conflict, potentially setting the stage for the deployment of[Read More…]

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“Making a thriller from grain”

“Making a thriller from grain”

Grain is an old tool, weapon is the appropriate term, of imperialism. Once, the weapon was widely used by imperialism; and the weapon was used against countries in the Southern Hemisphere – to control, press and coerce the countries whenever the master of the world order desired. Use of the weapon created famines in countries – hundreds and thousands died.[Read More…]

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President Joe Biden meets with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky in the Oval Office of the White House, Thursday, September 21, 2023, in Washington. [AP Photo/Evan Vucci]

Ukrainian president holds crisis talks in Washington amid failure of “spring offensive”

Amid a deepening military crisis triggered by the collapse of Ukraine’s spring offensive, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky spent hours Thursday meeting behind closed doors at the Pentagon, as well as with US President Joe Biden, top Cabinet officials, the US Senate, and leading House lawmakers. The meetings followed saber-rattling speeches by Biden and Zelensky at the U.N. Security Council, where[Read More…]

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Zelensky Faces Difficult Time In Washington D.C.

Zelensky Faces Difficult Time In Washington D.C.

Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky had to face a time in Washington D.C. that may be told as difficult as the political situation in the U.S. Capitol Hill is different than his first visit to the Capitol. A CNN report (Zelensky faces a more splintered GOP as he returns to Capitol Hill looking for aid, Sept. 21, 2023) said: Ukraine President[Read More…]

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Ukraine Peace Activists Protest During Zelensky White House Visit

Ukraine Peace Activists Protest During Zelensky White House Visit

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky’s visit September 21 with President Biden at the White House today, on this International Day of Peace, was greeted by activists from World Beyond War along with nine other peace groups who protested the visit by calling for the dropping of all charges against Ukrainian peace activist Yurii Sheliazhenko. Earlier in the week, the group delivered[Read More…]

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How Chances of Direct War between the USA and Russia Are Increasing

How Chances of Direct War between the USA and Russia Are Increasing

The people of the USA don’t want this. The people of Russia don’t want this. The people of the entire world don’t want this. Nevertheless, USA and Russia have been moving closer to the possibility of a direct conflict. This most dangerous trend not desired by people anywhere has been happening due to the manipulations, extremely narrow vision, inflated aggression[Read More…]

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U.S. allies in Ukraine, with NATO, Azov Battalion and neo-Nazi flags. Photo by russia-insider.com

Ukraine’s problem with Neo-Nazism

After the start of the Special Military Operation, many were indignant: how can there be a war in the highly advanced and civilized 21st century? On the face of it, the question looks quite reasonable, but only to those whose well-fed and beautiful Instagram life does not include another, less pleasant, thing – the life of the people of Donbass.[Read More…]

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Ukraine’s Bandera Itch

Ukraine’s Bandera Itch

The Russian invasion of Ukraine on February 24, 2022 has been justified by Russian President Vladimir Putin as a “special military operation” with a few barbed purposes, among them cleaning the country’s stables of Nazis.  As with so many instances of history, it was not entirely untrue, though particularly convenient for Moscow.  At the core of many a nationalist movement[Read More…]

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A Major Diplomatic Triumph, Yes, but has the G-20 Summit Brought Ukraine Nearer to Peace?

A Major Diplomatic Triumph, Yes, but has the G-20 Summit Brought Ukraine Nearer to Peace?

There is no doubt that the G-20 declaration is a major diplomatic triumph for Indian negotiators. The contribution of others, like those from Brazil, who helped in securing consensus agreement on this must also be acknowledged. At a time when the world is so divided particularly on the Ukraine conflict, to secure a consensus declaration was no easy matter, and[Read More…]

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“A Good Investment”: The Ukraine War and the US Arms Racket

“A Good Investment”: The Ukraine War and the US Arms Racket

It all tallies.  War, investments and returns.  The dividends, solid, though the effort expended – at least by others – awful and bloody.  While a certain narrative in US politics continues in the vein of traditional cant and hustling ceremony regarding the Ukraine War – “noble freedom fighters, we salute you!” twinned with “Russian aggressors will be defeated” – there[Read More…]

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Ukraine Needs Diplomacy, Not Depleted Uranium

Ukraine Needs Diplomacy, Not Depleted Uranium

DU stays in the environment, and has been linked to huge rises in cancer and birth defects in the conflict zones. Freedom’s just another word for… blowing up your children? Giving them cancer? Militarism is obsolete, for God’s sake. Its technology is out of control. The latest shred of news that has left me stunned and terror-stricken is this, as[Read More…]

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Peace and War: Russia-Ukraine Conflict Urgently Needs a Dialogue for Peace

Peace and War: Russia-Ukraine Conflict Urgently Needs a Dialogue for Peace

Mankind is being Traumatized for its Hopes for Peace and Sustainable Future The trajectory of peace and war between Russia, Ukraine and the West unfolds the pursuit of unbridled ambitions and insane geopolitics at the height of cheap military triumphs and fame. The egoistic class of leaders operating global institutions claim “success” by rape of earth, destruction of human habitats[Read More…]

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Former Deputy Secretary of State William Burns in 2016. Photo credit: Columbia Journal of International Affairs

Is CIA Director Bill Burns a Biden Yes-Man, a Putin Apologist or a Peacemaker?

by Medea Benjamin and Nicolas J. S. Davies Lost in a chaotic hall of mirrors of its own creation, the CIA has generally failed in its one and only legitimate task, to provide U.S. policymakers with accurate intelligence about the world beyond the Washington echo-chamber to inform U.S. decision-making. If, unlike many of his predecessors, President Biden actually wanted to[Read More…]

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West Lied About Grain Deal And Deceived Russia, Says Putin

West Lied About Grain Deal And Deceived Russia, Says Putin

The Grain Deal made between Russia and Ukraine this year, and brokered by Turkiye and the UN is not working now. The collapse of the deal known as the Black Sea Grain Initiative is a threat to food security of developing countries and a pressure on the world grain market pushing food prices high, which is making life of the[Read More…]

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Strategy, Politics and Ethics of the Ukrainian Counteroffensive

Strategy, Politics and Ethics of the Ukrainian Counteroffensive

The Ukrainian counteroffensive of the past three months or so, starting on 4 June, has been widely discussed. In one of the most well-documented and thoughtful reviews of this counteroffensive titled ‘Bound to Lose— Ukraine’s 2023 Counteroffensive’ Prof. John J.  Mearsheimer, who is R.Wendell Harrison Distinguished Service Professor of Political Science at the University of Chicago, has raised several important[Read More…]

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Zelensky Felt Humiliated In The First Meeting With Biden

Zelensky Felt Humiliated In The First Meeting With Biden

The first meeting between U.S. President Joe Biden and his Ukrainian counterpart, Vladimir Zelensky was not good. The two leaders apparently got off on the wrong foot when they first met in the White House back in 2021, The Guardian reported on Wednesday, citing an upcoming book by journalist Franklin Foer. Citing ‘The Last Politician: Inside Joe Biden’s White House[Read More…]

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Ukraine Is Facing Shortage Of Manpower For War, Say Western Media

Ukraine Is Facing Shortage Of Manpower For War, Say Western Media

Ukraine is facing shortage of manpower for war, said Western media reports. An opinion piece in The Telegraph – Ukraine’s army is running out of men to recruit, and time to win (Robert Clark, August 22, 2023) – said: The war in Ukraine is now fought on terms that increasingly favour Moscow. A shortage of manpower – which Kiev is[Read More…]

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Ukraine’s Options Are Running Out, Says Washington Post

Ukraine’s Options Are Running Out, Says Washington Post

Ukraine is running out of options in its counteroffensive against Russian forces, as Kiev’s time-window to gain advances is closing, the Washington Post has reported. In an article on Sunday, the U.S. daily has claimed that Ukraine’s counteroffensive, which was launched in early June and was initially expected to see Kiev taking back significant territory, currently “shows signs of stalling.”[Read More…]

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Window For Peace In Ukraine Missed, U.S. Officials Admit, Says Politico

Window For Peace In Ukraine Missed, U.S. Officials Admit, Says Politico

A Politico report said: U.S. officials have told Politico that they may have “missed a window” to push for peace talks between Russia and Ukraine. “We may have missed a window to push for earlier talks,” a U.S. official told Politico on Friday, adding that U.S. Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff “Milley had a point.” Speaking anonymously, the U.S. officials[Read More…]

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Corrupt officials in Ukraine are stealing Western crypto aid 

Corrupt officials in Ukraine are stealing Western crypto aid 

The development of the cryptocurrency market and its relative anonymity has come as a boon for many representatives of both the  shady and completely legal business, providing them with the last  opportunity to hide their assets from the state. This prompted the adoption of numerous laws on state control over cryptocurrencies. However, for the corrupt “servants of the people” the[Read More…]

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President Biden speaks to General Mark Milley after his 2023 State of the Union speech. Photo credit: Francis Chung/Politico

U.S.-Backed Roll of the Dice Leaves Ukraine in Worse Crisis 

by Medea Benjamin and Nicolas J. S. Davies President Biden wrote in the New York Times in June 2022 that the United States was arming Ukraine to “fight on the battlefield and be in the strongest possible position at the negotiating table.” Ukraine’s fall 2022 counteroffensive left it in a stronger position, yet Biden and his NATO allies still chose[Read More…]

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Background of the War in Ukraine

Background of the War in Ukraine

Project for a New American Century The Project for a New American Century was a Washington-based “think tank” founded in 1997 by William Kristal and Robert Kagen. The basic idea behind the organization was the since the United States had emerged as the world’s sole surviving superpower, the country the country should increase its military spending and use its military[Read More…]

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A successful strategy of Sergei Shoigu 

A successful strategy of Sergei Shoigu 

After unsuccessful negotiations with Moscow in the spring of 2022, and after launching a counteroffensive that allowed Ukrainian forces to take back several districts of the Kharkiv region, in September of that same year, the Kyiv authorities started telling their allies that a Ukrainian victory was now a done deal. At the same time, in media all over the world[Read More…]

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CNN Tells About “a stalled Ukrainian offensive” Leading To “a huge political problem for Zelensky in the U.S.”

CNN Tells About “a stalled Ukrainian offensive” Leading To “a huge political problem for Zelensky in the U.S.”

CNN, in an analysis (Why a stalled Ukrainian offensive could represent a huge political problem for Zelensky in the U.S., August 9, 2023) by Stephen Collinson, said: One of Ukraine’s greatest tragedies as it pursues a critical offensive that has, so far, failed to meet its own and Western expectations is that it cannot, by itself, decide its destiny. The CNN analysis said: President[Read More…]

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Four Dimensions of A Proxy War

Four Dimensions of A Proxy War

There has been widespread recognition of the ongoing Ukraine war as a proxy war. It is a proxy war involving very high costs in terms of the loss, already, of several hundred thousand human lives as well as other extreme distress. Four dimensions of the high costs and losses suffered in the course of the nearly one and a half[Read More…]

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Ukraine’s Counteroffensive Is not Going According to Plan, Say U.S. Media

Ukraine’s Counteroffensive Is not Going According to Plan, Say U.S. Media

“The first several weeks of Ukraine’s long-awaited counteroffensive have not been kind to the Ukrainian troops who were trained and armed by the United States and its allies,” said a report by the New York Times. Other reports by the U.S. media concur the same. The New York Times report (Ukrainian Troops Trained by the West Stumble in Battle, August[Read More…]

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Russian President Vladimir Putin (R) met Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko, St. Petersburg, July 23, 2023

Glimpses of an endgame in Ukraine

The problem with the war in Ukraine is that it has been all smoke and mirrors. The Russian objectives of “demilitarisation” and “de-Nazification” of Ukraine wore a surreal look. The western narrative that the war is between Russia and Ukraine, where central issue is the Westphalian principle of national sovereignty, wore thin progressively leaving a void. There is a realisation[Read More…]

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Stop the War Coalition and CND march through London for peace in Ukraine. Photo credit: Stop the War Coalition

How It May Have Been Possible to Avoid Ukraine Invasion?

Several persons whose commitment to peace and justice is well-established have argued that while the USA and its western allies were obviously wrong in taking several provocative actions against Russia, nevertheless Russia should have avoided the invasion of Ukraine. These analysts agree that western steps such as constantly pushing NATO eastwards in breach of previous promises, assisting the 2014 coup[Read More…]

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World Hunger and the War in Ukraine

World Hunger and the War in Ukraine

On Monday, June 17, Dmitry Peskov, the spokesperson for Russia’s President Vladimir Putin, announced, “The Black Sea agreements are no longer in effect.” This was a blunt statement to suspend the Black Sea Grain Initiative that emerged out of intense negotiations in the hours after Russian forces entered Ukraine in February 2022. The Initiative went into effect on July 22, 2022,[Read More…]

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Stop the War Coalition and CND march through London for peace in Ukraine. Photo credit: Stop the War Coalition

Why and How Alternative Views on Future of Ukraine Should Emerge

The dominant view regarding what is desirable for a country, now and in future, is normally that of the internationally recognized government of the country. The present government of Ukraine not only has widespread international recognition, its President Zelenskyy is also widely promoted as a brave war hero by many rich and powerful countries, helped by the fact that he[Read More…]

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Volodymyr Zelenskiy, Rishi Sunak and Joe Biden at the Nato summit in Vilnius, Lithuania, on 12 July, 2023

Ukraine war takes its toll on UK politics

The NATO Summit in Vilnius on June 11-12 turned out to be an anti-climax with the fractured relationship between the regime in Kiev and the Western powers surging. What is happening is more of an implosion than a Russian conspiracy.  Certainly, the announcement by the UK Defence Secretary Ben Wallace that he will be leaving the cabinet and quitting politics is much[Read More…]

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NATO, Russia, the EU and Ukraine Urgently Need a Dialogue to End the War

NATO, Russia, the EU and Ukraine Urgently Need a Dialogue to End the War

The NATO summit at Vilnius, Lithuania ended without any tangible move for peacemaking. It was more a show of compelling solidarity to enlarge and sustain the conflicts between Russia, Ukraine and NATO professing to be peacemakers. Out of nowhere, the Wagner group offered some unexpected consolence to many Western protagonists of conflict but it dmeonstarted Russian leadership capacity to manage[Read More…]

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Why Use of Cluster Bombs for ‘Liberating’ Territory Implies Serious Self-Harm Too

Why Use of Cluster Bombs for ‘Liberating’ Territory Implies Serious Self-Harm Too

In the middle of an intensifying controversy over whether western countries should supply cluster bombs to Ukraine for use in the ongoing conflict, another issue that deserves serious attention is that if cluster bombs are to be used for ‘liberating’ its own territory by Ukraine, which is the stated aim for obtaining the supply of these deadly weapons by Ukraine[Read More…]

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Stop Biden from Sending Cluster Bombs to Ukraine

Stop Biden from Sending Cluster Bombs to Ukraine

by Medea Benjamin and Marcy Winograd President Biden may have crossed a new red line for the Democratic Party when he announced he would send banned cluster munitions to shore up Ukraine’s slow counter-offensive against Russian troops. On Friday, 19 House Democrats, led by Congressional Progressive Caucus Chair Pramila Jayapal (D-WA-7), signed a letter to Biden warning that his decision[Read More…]

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What After Banned Cluster Bombs to Ukraine?

What After Banned Cluster Bombs to Ukraine?

BERLIN 8 July 2023 (IDN) — “Have you noticed,” said John, “how countries call theirs ‘sovereign nuclear deterrents,’ but call the other countries’ ones ‘weapons of mass destruction’?” I am reminded of this quote from David Mitchell’s ‘Ghostwritten’ while reading how President Biden has defended his decision to provide Ukraine with banned cluster munitions, bypassing the US law and violating[Read More…]

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They Lied About Afghanistan. They Lied About Iraq. And They Are Lying About Ukraine

They Lied About Afghanistan. They Lied About Iraq. And They Are Lying About Ukraine

The playbook the pimps of war use to lure us into one military fiasco after another, including Vietnam, Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya, Syria and now Ukraine, does not change: Freedom and democracy are threatened. Evil must be vanquished. Human rights must be protected. The fate of Europe and NATO, along with a “rules based international order” is at stake. Victory is[Read More…]

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Those committed to helping Ukraine must first decide what constitutes real help for the country’s people

Those committed to helping Ukraine must first decide what constitutes real help for the country’s people

Ukraine is a country where millions of people are in deep distress. Several million people have been displaced or face serious disruption of life. Hence certainly the people of Ukraine need help. The desire of anyone to extend unselfish, unconditional help to them is a very noble desire. However all those persons in any part of the world who have[Read More…]

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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…]

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A Bankrupt Calculus: Sending Cluster Munitions to Ukraine

A Bankrupt Calculus: Sending Cluster Munitions to Ukraine

There is a certain desperation in the logic of those who argue that a depraved solution has merit because it’s only slightly less depraved than that of the opponent.  Torture is bad but should still be used because your adversary feels free to resort to it. Only do so, however, via judicial warrant.  Bombing hospitals is terrible, but when done,[Read More…]

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It Is Time To Rethink Neutrality, War & Mercenaryism in the World

It Is Time To Rethink Neutrality, War & Mercenaryism in the World

Russian mercenary leader Yevgeny Prigozhin, on June 22th 2023, in a voice note to his Telegram channel, declared, in a Reuters translation, ”We don’t want the country (Russia) to continue to live any longer in corruption, deceit and corruption.” Add to that the same wish of many others throughout the world who heard that Telegram, and especially, in America and[Read More…]

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CIA Has Boots In Ukraine, A Newsweek Disclosure

CIA Has Boots In Ukraine, A Newsweek Disclosure

The U.S. spy agency Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) has boots on the ground in Ukraine and operates a clandestine supply network to help the government in Kiev to fight Russia, leading U.S. weekly Newsweek reported on Wednesday, citing anonymous sources within the US government. “The CIA was central to the war even before it started,” claimed the article, written by William[Read More…]

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Confrontation With West To Last Decades, Ukraine Conflict Permanent, Says Russia’s Former President Medvedev

Confrontation With West To Last Decades, Ukraine Conflict Permanent, Says Russia’s Former President Medvedev

Dmitry Medvedev, Russia’s former president, has warned that Moscow’s confrontation with the West will last decades and that its conflict with Ukraine could become permanent. A Reuters report said: Medvedev, now deputy head of the Security Council, said in an article for the government’s Rossiiskaya Gazeta newspaper, tensions between Russia and the West were “much worse” than during the 1962[Read More…]

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Russian oligarch Yevgeny Prigozhin [centre] poses with two Wagner Group fighters, Bakhmut in Donetsk region, Ukraine, May 25, 2023

The Bizarre Episode of Yevgeny Prigozhin

More complete information is now available and reports of the event still do not “add up.” What we are told cannot be what exactly occurred. Coup is not thr correct word.  More complete information is now available and reports of the bizarre episode of Yevgeny Prigozhin still do not “add up.” What we are told cannot be what exactly occurred.[Read More…]

by 01/07/2023 Comments are Disabled World
Seymour Hersh, Forbes, Financial Times, Economist, CNN On War In Ukraine

Seymour Hersh, Forbes, Financial Times, Economist, CNN On War In Ukraine

Kiev’s inability to penetrate Russian defensive lines should serve as a “wake-up call” in Washington, veteran journalist Seymour Hersh warned on Thursday. Citing battlefield statistics obtained from an unnamed source, Hersh claimed that Ukrainian forces have only managed to capture two square miles of Russian-held land over the last ten days of fighting. In the two weeks beforehand, he continued, the Ukrainian military took[Read More…]

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Prigozhin goes into exile but left behind a can of worms

Prigozhin goes into exile but left behind a can of worms

On Monday night, Russian President Vladimir Putin addressed the nation for the second time with the intention to bring the curtain down on the coup attempt by Wagner “founder” Yevgeny Prigozhin on June 23-24. It was quintessentially a self-congratulatory speech — well-deserved, perhaps.   The speech had four principal elements. First, Putin took note right at the outset the “restraint, cohesion and patriotism” that[Read More…]

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Stop the War Coalition and CND march through London for peace in Ukraine. Photo credit: Stop the War Coalition

Is Ukraine being pushed towards long-term indebtedness and subservience?

Ukraine’s people desperately need a future based on welfare and peace, and this is what all of their sincere friends would desire, but in reality Ukraine is being driven towards the kind of huge indebtedness that leads to subservience and dominance by those countries (or institutions controlled by them) which own the loans, a condition that cannot bring peace and[Read More…]

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MEP Mick Wallace – ‘What are the working-class people of Ukraine dying for?’ 

MEP Mick Wallace – ‘What are the working-class people of Ukraine dying for?’ 

US neoconservatives like Victoria Nuland, Jake Sullivan and Tony Blinken are using Ukraine as the linchpin of their strategy to undermine and destabilise Russia. Since the start of the conflict in February 2022, billions of dollars’ worth of military hardware has been sent to Ukraine by the EU. By late February 2023, it had forwarded €3.6 billion worth of military assistance[Read More…]

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Hungary’s PM Calls for Ceasefire in the Ukraine Conflict

Hungary’s PM Calls for Ceasefire in the Ukraine Conflict

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban called for a ceasefire in the conflict between Moscow and Kiev as soon as possible. He warned  that  otherwise Ukraine will “lose a huge amount of wealth and many lives, and unimaginable destruction will happen. That is why peace is the only solution at this moment.” However, he said fighting would not stop until Kiev’s[Read More…]

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Babbling about Prigozhin

Babbling about Prigozhin

A lot of nonsense is being spouted by a bevy of spontaneous “Russian experts” in light of the Prigozhin spray, a mutiny (no one quite knows what to call it), stillborn in the Russian Federation.  It all fell to the theatrical sponsor, promoter and rabble rouser Yevgeny Prigozhin, a convict who rose through the ranks of the deceased Soviet state[Read More…]

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Increasing Urgency of Unconditional Ceasefire in Ukraine Conflict to Avoid Catastrophe

Increasing Urgency of Unconditional Ceasefire in Ukraine Conflict to Avoid Catastrophe

While the many-sided destruction that has taken place and is taking place in the Ukraine conflict is a matter of deep concern, there are two related matters which should cause even higher worry and concern. Firstly, it is deeply worrying that despite 16 months of conflict having passed, there appear to be no signs today of any breakthrough for bringing[Read More…]

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Ten factors which can lead to the Ukraine proxy conflict becoming a direct war between two big powers

Ten factors which can lead to the Ukraine proxy conflict becoming a direct war between two big powers

At what stage can a proxy war between two big powers become a direct war? This question has become very important in the context of the proxy war between the USA and Russia being fought through Ukraine, particularly as Russia and the USA are by far the two biggest nuclear weapon powers in the world, having about 90% of the[Read More…]

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Prigozhin’s Revolt Reveals Dangers and Flaws of Depending on Mercenaries

Prigozhin’s Revolt Reveals Dangers and Flaws of Depending on Mercenaries

Yevgeny Prigozhin may not have succeeded in realizing his ambitions, but his revolt had the unintended impact of focusing worldwide attention on the wider and serious problems involved in increasing dependence in many countries on mercenary fighting forces. Russia had used the soldiers of the Wagner PMC (private military company) in several military campaigns in recent times. While this may[Read More…]

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Russian oligarch Yevgeny Prigozhin [centre] poses with two Wagner Group fighters, Bakhmut in Donetsk region, Ukraine, May 25, 2023

The rise and fall of a Russian oligarch

The Kremlin leadership has acted decisively to meet the threat of an armed insurrection by the Russian oligarch and self-styled ‘founder’ of Wagner Group of military contractors, Yevgeny Prigozhin. In a series of videos released on Friday, Prigozhin alleged that the Russian government’s justifications for military intervention in Ukraine were based on lies. He accused the Russian Defence Ministry under minister[Read More…]

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Sordid Urkanian war of private military companies and multi-national corporations

Sordid Urkanian war of private military companies and multi-national corporations

War Investors known as Corporate Asset Investment Corporations and Private Military Companies Private Military Companies, Soldiers of Fortune, Multi-National Investment Corporations and the enterprise of Mercenarism go hand-in-hand back to the time of antiquity’ when armies were predominantly comprised of foreign soldiers of fortune, private investors, multi-national business corporations and mercenary groups and individuals who were either primarily or solely[Read More…]

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The Silent Slaughter of the Flower of Ukraine’s Youth

The Silent Slaughter of the Flower of Ukraine’s Youth

by Medea Benjamin and Nicolas J. S. Davies “Plans love silence. There’ll be no announcement of the start.” Photo credit: Ukraine Defense Ministry As Ukraine prepared to launch its much heralded but long delayed counteroffensive, the media published a photograph of a Ukrainian soldier with his finger on his lips, symbolizing the need for secrecy to retain some element of[Read More…]

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Why the supposed method in the madness of US foreign policy is still madness after all

Why the supposed method in the madness of US foreign policy is still madness after all

When judged from the perspective of world peace and safety (which surely is the best perspective), recent US foreign policy based on instigating an endless Russia-Ukraine proxy war and arranging massive supply of weapons and training for Ukraine appears to be entirely irrational. Several senior, highly respected diplomats and even security experts from within the USA have actually argued these[Read More…]

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Everyday Imperialism and Working Class Politics

Everyday Imperialism and Working Class Politics

Imperialism has entered a new phase of its expansion to everyday lives of people and the planet. In this new phase of its growth, the grandiose of imperialism permeates everyday lives of individuals living in far off places, including their livelihoods, economic relations, cultural interactions, and social dynamics. The imperial war and conflict in Ukraine are a classic example of[Read More…]

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Possibility of Dam Failures and Collapses Deserves More Attention to Avoid Huge Disasters

Possibility of Dam Failures and Collapses Deserves More Attention to Avoid Huge Disasters

The collapse of the Nova Kakhovka  dam on the Dnipro river is a matter of deep concern as it exposes a large number of people to severe dangers, hardships and hurried evacuation to escape from drowning houses and settlements, apart from the longer-term harm to farming and other related livelihoods. A large number of people can be exposed for some[Read More…]

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Peace for Ukraine Courtesy of China? Another Step in Beijing’s Rise to Global Power

Peace for Ukraine Courtesy of China? Another Step in Beijing’s Rise to Global Power

All wars do end, usually thanks to a negotiated peace agreement. Consider that a fundamental historical fact, even if it seems to have been forgotten in Brussels, Moscow, and above all, Washington, D.C. In recent months, among Russian President Vladimir Putin’s followers, there has been much talk of a “forever war” in Ukraine dragging on for years, if not decades.[Read More…]

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Ukraine–A Short History of  80 years

Ukraine–A Short History of  80 years

Ukraine is a strategically located country which is also well-endowed with natural resources in the form of vast stretches of fertile farmland and deposits of natural gas and lithium. It is a country with immense prospects for economic development and sustainability in meeting needs of its people particularly if its potential as the breadbasket of Europe is used in sustainable[Read More…]

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Vienna’s International Summit for Peace in Ukraine Issues a Global Call for Action

During the  weekend of June 10-11 in Vienna, Austria, over 300 people representing peace organizations from 32 countries came together for the first time since the Russian invasion of Ukraine to demand an end to the fighting. In a formal conference declaration, participants declared, “We are a broad and politically diverse coalition that represents peace movements and civil society. We[Read More…]

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Biden & Blinken “The Dr Strange Love Duo” of WWIII’s Nuclear Winter

Biden & Blinken “The Dr Strange Love Duo” of WWIII’s Nuclear Winter

Dr. Strange Love Biden & Dr. Strange Love Blinken, if true to form, will continue to misread the ideological state of today’s America’s Neo-Con, Neo-Fascist war in Ukraine, in the same way as their predecessors in an earlier century similarly misread their own neo-fascist nazi conditions at the time that ultimately led to World War One, World War Two, the[Read More…]

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The Compulsion to Intervene – Why Washington Underwrites Violence in Ukraine

The Compulsion to Intervene – Why Washington Underwrites Violence in Ukraine

Allow me to come clean: I worry every time Max Boot vents enthusiastically about a prospective military action. Whenever that Washington Post columnist professes optimism about some upcoming bloodletting, misfortune tends to follow. And as it happens, he’s positively bullish about the prospect of Ukraine handing Russia a decisive defeat in its upcoming, widely anticipated, sure-to-happen-any-day-now spring counteroffensive. In a recent column reported from[Read More…]

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The US Government Should At Least Listen to this Wisdom of its Top Experts on the Ukraine Crisis

The US Government Should At Least Listen to this Wisdom of its Top Experts on the Ukraine Crisis

The US government has repeatedly asserted that Russia, and Russia alone, is responsible for the Ukraine conflict in which several hundred thousand persons have been killed and seriously injured while millions have been displaced. However it should listen at least to the voices of its own security and foreign policy experts, former ambassadors and diplomats who have been saying clearly[Read More…]

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Stop the War Coalition and CND march through London for peace in Ukraine. Photo credit: Stop the War Coalition

When Will US Join Global Call to End Ukraine War?

by Medea Benjamin and Nicolas J. S. Davies When Japan invited the leaders of Brazil, India and Indonesia to attend the G7 summit in Hiroshima, there were glimmers of hope that it might be a forum for these rising economic powers from the Global South to discuss their advocacy for peace in Ukraine with the wealthy Western G7 countries that[Read More…]

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Shocking Lack of Concern for World’s Safety by War Mongering Elite

Shocking Lack of Concern for World’s Safety by War Mongering Elite

The very considerable support for continuing weapon supply to Ukraine by policy makers and supporting elites in most western countries is shocking. The decision of Britain to even supply depleted uranium shells with all their longer-term health and safety risks is shocking beyond words. What is the stated rationale behind this? The most common beliefs appear to be that these[Read More…]

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Both Blocs Behind Iron Curtain?

Both Blocs Behind Iron Curtain?

In the past, only the communist and socialist countries were pinpointed to be the countries under the “Iron Curtain.” But after the recent conflicts between the two blocs, it is now evident that even the USA, the leader of the so-called Free World, has gone under one kind of Iron Curtain. Though the term was occasionally used as a metaphor[Read More…]

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CODEPINK Condemns the Violent Protesters at Medea Benjamin’s Ukraine Book Tour Event in Minneapolis

CODEPINK Condemns the Violent Protesters at Medea Benjamin’s Ukraine Book Tour Event in Minneapolis

We strongly condemn the deplorable actions of some of the protesters at Medea Benjamin’s book tour event on Friday, May 19 in Minneapolis, an event cosponsored by the local Veterans for Peace and Women Against Military Madness (WAMM). We believe that there are very legitimate, divergent positions on the war in Ukraine, even among people in the U.S. who have[Read More…]

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President Zelenskyy meets Pope Francis at the Vatican on May 13, 2023. Photo credit: EFE

A Timely Call for Peace in Ukraine by U.S. National Security Experts

by Medea Benjamin and Nicolas J. S. Davies On May 16, 2023, The New York Times published a full-page advertisement signed by 15 U.S. national security experts about the war in Ukraine. It was headed “The U.S. Should Be a Force for Peace in the World,” and was drafted by the Eisenhower Media Network. While condemning Russia’s invasion, the statement[Read More…]

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The Economic Invasion of Ukraine which Started Much Before 2022

The Economic Invasion of Ukraine which Started Much Before 2022

Following the notorious coup in Ukraine in 2014, supported by the USA and some allies, which ousted a democratically elected government, a number of very important changes took places in policies. The political aspects of these policy changes have been better known even though largely ignored in the big media discourse. These include pressures from those who facilitated the coup[Read More…]

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Sowing Seeds of Plunder: A Lose-Lose Situation in Ukraine 

Sowing Seeds of Plunder: A Lose-Lose Situation in Ukraine 

It’s a lose-lose situation for Ukrainians. While they are dying to defend their land, financial institutions are insidiously supporting the consolidation of farmland by oligarchs and Western financial interests. So says Frédéric Mousseau, Policy Director of the Oakland Institute, an independent think tank. Depending on which sources to believe, between 100,000 and 300,000 Ukrainian soldiers (possibly more) have died during[Read More…]

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Ukraine Conflict: Chinese-proposed Peace Talks Could Begin By The End of 2023, Says Kissinger

Ukraine Conflict: Chinese-proposed Peace Talks Could Begin By The End of 2023, Says Kissinger

Former US Secretary of State Henry Kissinger has told CBS News that the conflict in Ukraine may be approaching a turning point, and that Chinese-brokered peace talks could begin by the end of 2023. “Now that China has entered the negotiation, it will come to a head, I think by the end of the year,” the 99-year-old diplomat told CBS[Read More…]

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Ukraine Needs Community-Based Rehabilitation and Reconstruction

Ukraine Needs Community-Based Rehabilitation and Reconstruction

What Ukraine needs today above all is a large-scale, sustained, community-based rehabilitation and reconstruction effort, with added emphasis on nutrition, health, care for the ill and the injured, and many more sustainable livelihoods. So all well-wishers, real and fake ones, please send Ukraine medicines and medical equipment, generous economic support and construction material they may lack, but please keep your[Read More…]

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Ukraine War Shifts to Economic Warfare

Ukraine War Shifts to Economic Warfare

Russian President, Vladimir Putin, realized early, in his country’s invasion of Ukraine, that adversaries do not always fight wars on a battlefield. The realization that Russian military superiority could not easily overcome Ukraine’s moral superiority and its defensive capabilities succeeded the recognition by Ukraine’s NATO allies that Russia could not be defeated militarily and might be defeated by imposing sanctions[Read More…]

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China’s President XI JinPing Takes Initiative to Make Peace between Russia and Ukraine

China’s President XI JinPing Takes Initiative to Make Peace between Russia and Ukraine

Towards understanding the Impulse of Time, Nature of Things, Peace and Conflict Resolution Are we witnessing a time when most exemplary vigilance is subject to unthinkable surprises? We, the People, We, the Humanity realize that horrors of wars, forced displacement of several millions of people and human sufferings and pains coming out of the raging war between Russia, Ukraine and[Read More…]

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Important Chinese Intervention In Ukraine Imbroglio

Important Chinese Intervention In Ukraine Imbroglio

Chinese President Xi Jinping and his Ukrainian counterpart, Vladimir Zelensky, have spoken over the phone, in their first official conversation since Moscow launched its military operation in Ukraine more than a year ago. Media reports said: Xi told Zelensky that “dialogue and negotiations are only viable way out.” “China will neither watch the fire from the other side, nor add[Read More…]

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Leaks Reveal Reality Behind U.S. Propaganda in Ukraine

Leaks Reveal Reality Behind U.S. Propaganda in Ukraine

by Medea Benjamin and Nicolas J. S. Davies Leaked document predicts a “protracted war beyond 2023.” Image credit: Newsweek The U.S. corporate media’s first response to the leaking of secret documents about the war in Ukraine was to throw some mud in the water, declare “nothing to see here,” and cover it as a depoliticized crime story about a 21-year-old[Read More…]

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Will the West Turn Ukraine into a Nuclear Battlefield? Why Depleted Uranium Should Have No Place There

Will the West Turn Ukraine into a Nuclear Battlefield? Why Depleted Uranium Should Have No Place There

It’s sure to be a blood-soaked spring in Ukraine. Russia’s winter offensive fell far short of Vladimir Putin’s objectives, leaving little doubt that the West’s conveyor belt of weaponry has aided Ukraine’s defenses. Cease-fire negotiations have never truly begun, while NATO has only strengthened its forces thanks to Finland’s new membership (with Sweden soon likely to follow). Still, tens of thousands of[Read More…]

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U.S. Must Stop Encouraging War In Ukraine, Says Lula

U.S. Must Stop Encouraging War In Ukraine, Says Lula

Brazilian President Lula da Silva said on Saturday: The U.S. and its allies should focus on promoting peace instead of fueling the Ukraine conflict by arming Kiev. Lula has concluded a state visit to China, his country’s primary trading partner. “The united States needs to stop encouraging war and start talking about peace,” Lula told reporters in Beijing. “The European Union needs[Read More…]

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Why Citizens and Friends of Ukraine Should Present an Alternative Policy Framework

Why Citizens and Friends of Ukraine Should Present an Alternative Policy Framework

All available evidence regarding the present situation in Ukraine appears to suggest that the best course of action here would be to have an unconditional ceasefire as early as possible, to be followed by an internationally supported, large-scale reconstruction and rehabilitation program as well as talks with Russia to settle all contentious issue and try to secure durable peace as[Read More…]

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Ukraine-Russia vs. Palestine-Israel: Exposing The Hypocrisy of the West

Ukraine-Russia vs. Palestine-Israel: Exposing The Hypocrisy of the West

As Russian troops continue their assault on Ukraine, Western countries persist in invoking international law, imposing crippling sanctions against Russian leaders and entities while publicly supporting Ukrainian armed resistance and opening their borders with open arms to refugees. However, we see such support utterly absent for people enduring Israel’s illegal occupation of the West Bank and East Jerusalem as well[Read More…]

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U.S. Top General On U.S. Ammunition Stockpile And Prospect Of Ukraine Winning The War

U.S. Top General On U.S. Ammunition Stockpile And Prospect Of Ukraine Winning The War

U.S. Army General Mark Milley, chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff, has commented on problems in stockpile of U.S. ammunitions and prospect of Ukraine winning the war this year. An AP report — Milley: US has long way to go to build munitions stockpile” (March 30, 2023) — said: The U.S. military “has a long ways to go”[Read More…]

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The War between Russia, Ukraine and the West Encroaching the Humanity towards Extinction

The War between Russia, Ukraine and the West Encroaching the Humanity towards Extinction

“The hell of human suffering, evil and oppression is paved with good intentions. The men who have most injured and oppressed humanity, who have most deeply sinned against it, were according to their standards and their conscience good men; what was bad in them, what wrought moral evil and cruelty, treason to truth and progress, was not at all in[Read More…]

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Why Ukraine Is Increasingly a Nuclear Headache for World Powers

Why Ukraine Is Increasingly a Nuclear Headache for World Powers

Concern over Russia’s potential use of nuclear weapons has been a constant feature of the Ukraine war. But Moscow has several ways to complicate Washington’s global nuclear outlook. On March 20, 2023, the British government confirmed it would supply Ukrainian forces with tank shells made with depleted uranium, which can “penetrate tanks and armor more easily due to its density and other physical properties.”[Read More…]

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What’s the Best Way Out from the War in Ukraine?

What’s the Best Way Out from the War in Ukraine?

In view of the recent geopolitical upheavals, and particularly the war in Ukraine, it does not make sense (and does not promise much success) to build a new global security architecture based on the logic of a bipolar confrontation for several reasons… Firstly, a principal prerequisite for success of a confrontational “conflict strategy”—a far-reaching identity of interests with politically aligned[Read More…]

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Xi’s ‘Chilling’ Remarks: A Multipolar World Offers Challenges and Opportunities to the Middle East and Africa

Xi’s ‘Chilling’ Remarks: A Multipolar World Offers Challenges and Opportunities to the Middle East and Africa

The final exchange, caught on camera between visiting Chinese President Xi Jinping and his Russian host and counterpart, Vladimir Putin, sums up the current geopolitical conflict, still in its nascent stages, between the United States and its Western allies on the one hand, and Russia, China and their allies, on the other. Xi was leaving the Kremlin following a three-day[Read More…]

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Ukraine War – US-China Relations And the Doomsday Clock

Ukraine War – US-China Relations And the Doomsday Clock

The “Doomsday” clock has been advanced further due to the ongoing Ukraine war, which in reality, is a war between Russia and the US-led West and their collaborators elsewhere. Ukraine has now been promised advanced warplanes by some of the NATO countries. If it escalates further the Russian threat of using strategic nuclear weapons might not be ruled out altogether.[Read More…]

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EU Warns After Russia Plans To Place Tactical Nuclear Weapon In Belarus

EU Warns After Russia Plans To Place Tactical Nuclear Weapon In Belarus

Nuclear stakes are rising around Ukraine. In response to UK’s plan to supply depleted uranium munitions to Ukraine, Putin has announced deploying of tactical nuclear weapons in Belarus. Moreover, the U.S. has already deployed nuclear weapons in NATO countries around Russia, Media reports said: The EU will respond with further sanctions if Belarus presses ahead with hosting Russian nuclear weapons[Read More…]

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A Hazardous Decision: Supplying Ukraine with Depleted Uranium Shells

A Hazardous Decision: Supplying Ukraine with Depleted Uranium Shells

Should they be taking them?  Ukraine is desperate for any bit of warring materiel its armed forces can lay their hands on, but depleted uranium shells would surely not be a model example of use.  And yet, the UK, in an act of killing with kindness, is happy to fork them out to aid the cause against the Russians, despite[Read More…]

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It Will Be Hard And Cost A Lot Of Blood For Ukraine To Kick Out Russians, Says Top U.S. General

It Will Be Hard And Cost A Lot Of Blood For Ukraine To Kick Out Russians, Says Top U.S. General

The Russia-Ukraine war is unlikely to end on the battlefield and will instead come to a conclusion at a negotiating table, predicts a top U.S. general. A Business Insider report — Top U.S. general says it will be really hard and cost a lot of ‘blood and treasure’ for Ukraine to ‘kick out every single Russian’ invader, March 21, 2023, https://www.businessinsider.com/costs-ukraine-blood-treasure-kick-russia-invaders-out-us-general-2023-3[Read More…]

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Future Scenarios in Ukraine

Future Scenarios in Ukraine

[The Russian invasion of Ukraine started in February 2022. With the aim of over-viewing what happened from the beginning of the war, to reflect on the role of NATO, and to consider possible future scenarios, Marcello Musto conducted a roundtable interview with three internationally well-known scholars from the Marxist tradition: Étienne Balibar, Anniversary Chair of Contemporary European Philosophy at Kingston[Read More…]

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West Sends Depleted Uranium Weapons to Ukraine: MEP to Warmongers – “You Make Me Sick!” 

West Sends Depleted Uranium Weapons to Ukraine: MEP to Warmongers – “You Make Me Sick!” 

Those who have been following events in Ukraine will know of the bloodshed and destruction taking place in that country, especially if they go beyond mainstream media reports. This is not to excuse Russia’s brutal military actions, but it was a wholly avoidable conflict that was largely engineered in Washington by a clique of neoconservatives who have been responsible for igniting situations[Read More…]

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The Arrest Warrant Against Putin and International Justice

The Arrest Warrant Against Putin and International Justice

A prosecutor has broad discretion in the exercise of her or his function. This is recognized in both common law countries in the principle of prosecutorial discretion and in civil law countries as the principle of opportunity. Indeed, even the European Court of Human Rights has acknowledged the principle of prosecutorial discretion in the case of Da Silva v the[Read More…]

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A Donbas Diary: Looking Back at the Early Stages of the Conflict in Ukraine

A Donbas Diary: Looking Back at the Early Stages of the Conflict in Ukraine

It is evening in Bucharest, the capital of Romania, one of NATO’s easternmost members. I am waiting at the edge of Izvor Park in the city center to meet with a young friend who has fled Ukraine. In the backdrop of the park is the Palace of the Parliament, the brutalist architectural crown jewel of the Ceaușescu era, and the[Read More…]

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U.S. soldiers breaking into a home in Baquba, Iraq, in 2008   Photo: Reuters

The Not-So-Winding Road from Iraq to Ukraine

by Medea Benjamin and Nicolas J. S. Davies March 19th marks the 20th anniversary of the U.S. and British invasion of Iraq. This seminal event in the short history of the 21st century not only continues to plague Iraqi society to this day, but it also looms large over the current crisis in Ukraine, making it impossible for most of[Read More…]

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People take part in an anti-governmental demonstration in Prague on March 11, 2023. Photograph:(AFP)

Thousands Of Czechs Protest Price Rises And Military Aid To Ukraine

In an anti-government demonstration on Saturday, thousands of Czechs joined protest march in Prague. Protesters decried falling living standards and rising prices, and their government’s continued military support of Ukraine. Media reports said: Organized by the right-wing Law, Respect, Expertise party (PRO), the rally saw demonstrators wave Czech flags and placards demanding the resignation of Prime Minister Petr Fiala’s government.[Read More…]

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Silent in Ukraine: Weapons Perpetuate, Do Not End Wars 

Silent in Ukraine: Weapons Perpetuate, Do Not End Wars 

As is the case of long wars, the warring parties and their affiliated media in the Russia-Ukraine conflict have painted each other using uncompromising language, making it nearly impossible to offer an unbiased view of the ongoing tragedy that has killed, wounded and expelled millions. While it is understandable that wars of such horror and near complete disregard of the[Read More…]

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Sorry to bother you but people are dying!

Sorry to bother you but people are dying!

Dear President Biden, My name is Olivia DiNucci and I am the anti-war activist who interrupted your dinner in DC the other night. You, the most powerful man in the world, were sitting right in front of me. Normal people like me don’t often have access to people like you and I couldn’t resist addressing you knowing we are in[Read More…]

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Why Biden Snubbed China’s Ukraine Peace Plan 

by Medea Benjamin, Marcy Winograd and Wei Yu There’s something irrational about President Biden’s knee-jerk dismissal of China’s 12-point peace proposal titled “China’s Position on the Political Settlement of the Ukraine Crisis.” “Not rational” is how Biden described the plan that calls for de-escalation toward a ceasefire, respect for national sovereignty, establishment of humanitarian corridors and resumption of peace talks.[Read More…]

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A Time of Unity for Peace Movements in Europe

A Time of Unity for Peace Movements in Europe

Europe is passing through critical times when a lot of caution as well determination is needed to avoid the possibility of large scale destruction. Hence this is a time for all those committed to a future of peace for Europe and for world to unite, setting aside all relatively less significant differences for the time being, to ensure that the[Read More…]

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Nuclear Armageddon Games in Ukraine

Nuclear Armageddon Games in Ukraine

In 1946, Albert Einstein shot off a telegram to several hundred American leaders and politicians warning that the “unleashed power of the atom has changed everything save our modes of thinking and we thus drift toward unparalleled catastrophe.” Einstein’s forecast remains prescient. Nuclear calamity still knocks. Even prior to Vladimir Putin’s bloody invasion of Ukraine, the threat of a nuclear[Read More…]

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Ukraine War and Its Place in History

When the history of these times is written, the last 15 months or so from November 2021 to January 2023 will form a very tragic part of its pages. This has been the time of the most irresponsible abandonment of their most crucial responsibilities by world leadership, leading to a sharp, perhaps unprecedented, escalation of dangers and risks for the[Read More…]

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Ukraine conflict, after a year

Ukraine conflict, after a year

Over the last few weeks, February 24, 2023 was the most observed day on geopolitical stage. The famous, and posing as dignified, MSM ceaselessly predicted and propagated: Russia is going to begin a new offensive on February 24, 2023 in Ukraine. But there was nothing like that. A year has passed since Russia began its Special Military Operation in Ukraine.[Read More…]

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Anti-NATO, Anti-EU, Anti-War, Protest Rallies Hit Germany, France, Italy

Anti-NATO, Anti-EU, Anti-War, Protest Rallies Hit Germany, France, Italy

Rallies against the U.S.-led NATO bloc, the EU, supply of weapons to Ukraine and anti-war have been held across France, and in Italy and Germany. At protest sites, demonstrators defaced and tore down NATO and EU flags. Berlin Tens of thousands of Germans braved the elements to attend the Uprising for Peace, a massive rally organized by Die Linke (Left[Read More…]

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The Global South Refuses Pressure to Side With the West on Russia

The Global South Refuses Pressure to Side With the West on Russia

At the G20 meeting in Bengaluru, India, the United States arrived with a simple brief. U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen said at the February 2023 summit that the G20 countries must condemn Russia for its invasion of Ukraine and they must adhere to U.S. sanctions against Russia. However, it became clear that India, the chair of the G20, was not willing to[Read More…]

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5 Reasons Why Much of the Global South Isn’t Automatically Supporting the West in Ukraine

5 Reasons Why Much of the Global South Isn’t Automatically Supporting the West in Ukraine

In October 2022, about eight months after the war in Ukraine started, the University of Cambridge in the UK harmonized surveys conducted in 137 countries about their attitudes towards the West and towards Russia and China. The findings in the study, while not free of a margin of error, are robust enough to take seriously. These are: For the 6.3 billion[Read More…]

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Will We Still Love?

Will We Still Love?

As the war in Ukraine completes a year, different scenarios are being painted by different media. There can be no denial about the large-scale destruction of life, resources and environment, despite pacifist movements, despite the reality of climate change, despite the huge suffering of people. There were those who tried to continue in Ukraine, not just as soldiers but as[Read More…]

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China’s 12-Point Proposal On Ukrainian Crisis Settlement

China’s 12-Point Proposal On Ukrainian Crisis Settlement

China’s foreign ministry has published its proposal for political settlement of the crisis in Ukraine on its website on Friday. Media reports said: China’s 12-point settlement plan includes a call for de-escalation and ceasefire. The document says: “All sides should show rationality and restraint, avoid fuelling tensions or taking steps to aggravate the conflict, avert further escalation and prevent the[Read More…]

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The Case for Diplomacy in Ukraine

The Case for Diplomacy in Ukraine

by Katrina vanden Heuvel and James W. Carden As 2023 unfolds, we fear that American policy will continue to be characterized by both mission creep and the absence of any sort of diplomatic engagement with Russia. Throughout the course of the war, the Biden administration has slowly, steadily, even stealthily increased America’s involvement. Calls from Kiev for more and more weapons[Read More…]

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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)

Ukraine-War: Tainted Lens Spells Only a Mirage! 

War of words and display of cosmetic diplomacy by either or both President Joe Biden and/or President Vladimir Putin is least likely to help either USA or Russia win the Ukraine-war which has formally lasted for around a year. Ukraine-war in the hope of ensuring surrender/defeat of Russia, at present, probably bears greater importance for Biden on his domestic turf.[Read More…]

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Russia suspends participation in New START nuclear arms control treaty as US prepares expansion of Ukraine war

Russia suspends participation in New START nuclear arms control treaty as US prepares expansion of Ukraine war

In an address to the Federal Assembly on February 21, Russian President Vladimir Putin announced that Russia would suspend its participation in the 2011 New START nuclear arms controls treaty. The treaty, which provided for a 50 percent reduction of the number of strategic nuclear missile launchers and a bilateral inspections regime, was the last remaining arms control treaty that[Read More…]

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The World Gone Wrong: The USA Proxy War Against Russia will Unleash Hell

“The United States will provide Ukraine with a new $500 million infusion of aid to help the government in Kyiv continue paying salaries, pensions and providing services, Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen said Thursday. Yellen detailed the assistance following her meeting Wednesday with Ukrainian Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal and Finance Minister Sergiy Marchenko, saying it was necessary to help their government[Read More…]

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Half a million tons of methane rise from the sabotaged Nord Stream pipeline. Photo: Swedish Coast Guard

Who’s winning and losing the economic war over Ukraine?

by Medea Benjamin and Nicolas J. S. Davies With the Ukraine war now reaching its one-year mark on February 24, the Russians have not achieved a military victory but neither has the West achieved its goals on the economic front. When Russia invaded Ukraine, the United States and its European allies vowed to impose crippling sanctions that would bring Russia[Read More…]

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Enabling the Warmaking of Empire- Part 1

Enabling the Warmaking of Empire- Part 1

It is understood by all that at least two sides are required in a war scenario. One side must be waging war on another side. It is not required that the aggressed side fight back. To surrender to a warmaker, however, means coming under the suzerainty of the warmaker. That is almost always anathema to a people since people cherish[Read More…]

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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…]

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March Against The War Machine: Hundreds Join Anti-War Rally In Washington DC

March Against The War Machine: Hundreds Join Anti-War Rally In Washington DC

Hundreds of protesters gathered in Washington, DC Sunday for the ‘March Against the War Machine’ rally, with a number of prominent speakers from across the political spectrum of U.S. calling on the U.S. government to end its military support of Ukraine in favor of diplomacy, and slashing the Pentagon budget to address numerous domestic issues. The anti-war event held at[Read More…]

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Anti-War Duck and Cover

Anti-War Duck and Cover

As the nuclear “Doomsday Clock” inches towards midnight, peace, anti-war and Climate Crisis activists took the streets today across the country to protest their “Rage against the War Machine” demanding substantive de-escalation of the Russian-Ukraine war and calling for “Not one penny for war in Ukraine” while emphatically calling for substantive changes to reverse the climate crisis. Participants in the[Read More…]

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NATO’s aggressive militarism

NATO’s aggressive militarism

The Illegality of NATO: Violation of the UN Charter and the Nuremberg Principles In recent years, participation in NATO has made European countries accomplices in US efforts to achieve global hegemony by means of military force, in violation of international law, and especially in violation of the UN Charter, the Nuremberg Principles. Former UN Assistant Secretary General Hans Christof von[Read More…]

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Active ‘Neutrality’: Why Is Israel Struggling to Maintain a Coherent Position in Russia, Ukraine? 

Active ‘Neutrality’: Why Is Israel Struggling to Maintain a Coherent Position in Russia, Ukraine? 

For a whole year, Israel has struggled in its attempts to articulate a clear and decisive position regarding the Russia-Ukraine war. The reason behind the seemingly confused Israeli position is that it stands to lose, regardless of the outcome. But is Israel a neutral party? Israel is home to a population of almost one million Russian-speaking citizens, one-third of them[Read More…]

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How Spin and Lies Fuel a Bloody War of Attrition in Ukraine 

How Spin and Lies Fuel a Bloody War of Attrition in Ukraine 

by Medea Benjamin and Nicolas J. S. Davies Fresh graves at a cemetery near Bakhmut, December 2022. – Photo credit: Reuters In a recent column, military analyst William Astore wrote, “[Congressman] George Santos is a symptom of a much larger disease: a lack of honor, a lack of shame, in America. Honor, truth, integrity, simply don’t seem to matter, or[Read More…]

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Stop Arming Ukraine, Calls Manifesto For Peace: Quarter Of A Million Sign Petition

Stop Arming Ukraine, Calls Manifesto For Peace: Quarter Of A Million Sign Petition

A quarter of a million people have signed an online petition urging German Chancellor Olaf Scholz to stop increasing the flow of weapons to Ukraine and to push for a peaceful resolution of the conflict instead. The petition, started on change.org by German politician Sahra Wagenknecht and journalist Alice Schwarzer, accrued over 250,000 signatures about two days since its creation. Ukraine Is[Read More…]

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What is the safest path ahead for the people of Ukraine?

What is the safest path ahead for the people of Ukraine?

The people of Ukraine have suffered enormous distress during the last one year. Clearly it is time to consider carefully the various options and select the safest one involving the least possibilities of further distress and risks. From all available evidence the safest possible path from the point of view of the people of Ukraine appears to be a three[Read More…]

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Why Europe Should be A Force for Peace, Not War

Why Europe Should be A Force for Peace, Not War

As the prospects of world peace worsen and those of a war much beyond Ukraine increase, the role of Europe becomes increasingly important. Europe was at the center of the enormous destruction caused by both the world wars. As the possibilities of a third one increase, can Europe compensate by being the peacemaker this time? Certainly Europe, with all its[Read More…]

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Ukrainian refugees are becoming a burden to the Baltic states

Ukrainian refugees are becoming a burden to the Baltic states

Every conflict, including this one in Ukraine, always leads to refugees. Considering the size of Ukraine, it is not surprising that a large number of Ukrainian refugees are in Russia and in Europe. Ukrainian refugees were the topic of an interesting online conference, where you could hear very interesting information from experts about Ukrainian refugees in the Baltics. The name[Read More…]

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Ukrainian Army Injured Ukrainian Civilians With Illegal Mines: Human Rights Watch 

Ukrainian Army Injured Ukrainian Civilians With Illegal Mines: Human Rights Watch 

Remnants of KPFM-1S-SK cassettes manufactured in 1988 that Human Rights Watch researchers found in Izium in October 2022. These cassettes are used for the delivery of PFM mines by the 9M27K3 Uragan mine-laying rocket. The cassette opens in flight using a small explosive charge to separate it from the rocket motor section of the weapon and scatters 312 PFM mines[Read More…]

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A War Where Even Victory May Come in the Form of An Unprecedented Calamity

A War Where Even Victory May Come in the Form of An Unprecedented Calamity

It has been customary to discuss war in terms of victory or defeat of the two sides. So it is hardly surprising that the ongoing Ukraine war too has often been discussed in these terms. However there are important reasons why such discussion is increasingly irrelevant, the most important being that even a victory by any one side in the[Read More…]

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Diplomatic Cables Prove Top U.S. Officials Knew They Were Crossing Russia’s Red Lines on NATO Expansion

Diplomatic Cables Prove Top U.S. Officials Knew They Were Crossing Russia’s Red Lines on NATO Expansion

Nearly a year in, the war in Ukraine has cost hundreds of thousands of lives and brought the world to the brink of, in President Joe Biden’s own words, “Armageddon.” Alongside the literal battlefield, there has been a similarly bitter intellectual battle over the war’s causes. Commentators have rushed to declare the long-criticized policy of NATO expansion as irrelevant to the war’s[Read More…]

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Ukraine’s Tank Problem

Ukraine’s Tank Problem

It seems to be a case of little provision for so much supposed effect.  The debates, the squabbles, the to-and-fro about supplying Ukraine with tanks from Western arsenals has served to confirm one thing: this is an ever-broadening war between the West against Russia with Ukraine an experimental proxy convinced it will win through.  Efforts to limit the deepening conflict[Read More…]

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US And NATO Battle Tanks Enter Ukraine War Zone

US And NATO Battle Tanks Enter Ukraine War Zone

 U.S. & NATO Battle Tanks sent to Escalate War Against Russia in Ukraine This article was inspired by Michael Brenner, a wise man beyond his years, who is a Professor Emeritus of International Affairs at the University of Pittsburgh; a Senior Fellow at the Center for Trans-Atlantic Relations, SAIS-John Hopkins (Washington D.C.) and; the author of numerous books and contributor[Read More…]

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Ukraine president Zelensky gave a video address after midnight on February 25, 2022 disclosing a Russian offer of talks

Tempting the Banksters: Zelensky Courts US Companies

The transformation of Ukraine into untarnished, saintly victim, symbol of democracy and civil society savaged by brutish Russia, has been nothing less than remarkable.  The endemic corruption of a state captured by oligarchic tendencies and its own breed of kleptocrats has somehow gone by the wayside, only interrupted by the occasional symbolic purge by the Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky. Lo,[Read More…]

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War And No War Against Russia: Contradictory Statements By European Leaders

War And No War Against Russia: Contradictory Statements By European Leaders

Contradictory statements on war with Russia are coming. U.S. and EU officials have previously gone out of their way to claim they were not a party to the conflict in Ukraine. Arguing in favor of sending tanks to Kiev, German Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock said EU countries were fighting a war against Russia. “Arguing therefore I have said already in[Read More…]

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Considering the Invasions of Panama and Ukraine

Considering the Invasions of Panama and Ukraine

The 26 January JTA Daily Briefing arrived in my mailbox with the subject: “Major Israeli Raid in Jenin Kills 9 Palestinians.” I was sadly dumbfounded by the imparted insensitivity and inhumanity. Would any humanity-loving organization blare such news about the killing of the Other? Supposedly, the Oslo accords were a movement toward peace, but Zionist Israel has continued to wreak[Read More…]

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The U.S. Foreign Policy Establishment Proves in Ukraine That It Forgot the Lessons of Vietnam

The U.S. Foreign Policy Establishment Proves in Ukraine That It Forgot the Lessons of Vietnam

Friday, January 27th, marks 50 years since the signing of the Paris Peace Accords by representatives from the United States, North and South Vietnam effectively ending American participation in the Vietnamese civil conflict. What the Georgetown University international relations scholar Charles Kuphan calls an “isolationist impulse” made a “significant comeback in response to the Vietnam War, which severely strained the[Read More…]

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Why a Small City in Ukraine Is a Focal Point in the War

Why a Small City in Ukraine Is a Focal Point in the War

The small Ukrainian city of Bakhmut has seemingly limited strategic significance. But coupled with its growing psychological value, Russia will continue attempting to take the city, despite high casualties, by whatever means necessary. Since the Ukrainian army’s counteroffensive started gaining momentum in September 2022, the Russian army has largely been on the defensive. Russian drone and missile strikes continue to target Ukraine’s major[Read More…]

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What Can the United States Bring to the Peace Table for Ukraine?

What Can the United States Bring to the Peace Table for Ukraine?

by Medea Benjamin and Nicolas J. S. Davies The 2023 Doomsday Clock statement – Image credit: the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists has just issued its 2023 Doomsday Clock statement, calling this “a time of unprecedented danger.” It has advanced the hands of the clock to 90 seconds to midnight, meaning that the world[Read More…]

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Ukraine War To Cost Germany 4.5% of GDP In 2024, Finds Study

Ukraine War To Cost Germany 4.5% of GDP In 2024, Finds Study

The war in Ukraine will cost Germany, Europe’s largest economy, €175 billion ($190 billion) this year, which equates to €2,000 per inhabitant, German media outlet Deutsche Welle reported on Monday, citing a report by the Institute of German Economics (IW). Authors of the study compared the current situation to an imaginary scenario in which there was no military operation in[Read More…]

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When Good Refugees Turn Bad

When Good Refugees Turn Bad

When the first Russian forces began entering Ukrainian territory in February 2022, the instant reaction from Europe, the UK, Canada and Australia, was one of open commitment to Ukraine’s refugees.  The relentless human trains heading westwards were initially embraced by Poles, whose history with Ukraine is, at best, tense and sketchy. Across Europe, walls came down in dispensation for this[Read More…]

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Hellish War, Slaughtered Humanity, Endless Biodiversity Extinction

Hellish War, Slaughtered Humanity, Endless Biodiversity Extinction

PORTENTS OF THINGS YET TO COME ENOUGH IS ENOUGH! It’s now going to take literally every citizen of the world to assume more personal responsibility to end: the hellish war in Ukraine; stop the wholesale slaughter of humanity, and the ever more rapid extinction of the earth’s biodiversity. The world’s politicians, militarists and international corporate CEOs, especially those who support[Read More…]

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World Peace and Conflict Resolution: Ukraine and Russia and We, the People – Voices of the Oppressed

World Peace and Conflict Resolution: Ukraine and Russia and We, the People – Voices of the Oppressed

Unthinkable as it may be, humanity, every last person, could someday be wiped from the face of the Earth…..A discussion about the future of humanity is about how the important fundamental features of the human condition may change or remain constant in the long run…. Extinction risks constitute an especially severe subset of what could go badly wrong for humanity…. The greatest[Read More…]

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How Many Ukrainian Refugees Will Return Home?

How Many Ukrainian Refugees Will Return Home?

 Millions of Ukrainians have fled the country since Russia’s invasion in February 2022. The longer the war continues, the less likely they are to return, with dire consequences for Ukraine. Russia’s February 2022 invasion of Ukraine has created the largest refugee crisis in Europe since World War II. While millions of Ukrainian refugees have since returned home, almost 2.9 million moved to Russia, according[Read More…]

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War and Left

War and Left

The division of Left political positions and ideological formulations over Russian invasion of Ukraine are disturbing. It sends a wrong message to the working-class politics across the globe. It is imperative for the Left to reflect on how its political confusions provide ideological justifications for different forms of wars and conflicts. None of the bourgeoisie wars and conflicts serve working[Read More…]

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The Ukraine War and a Way Forward

The Ukraine War and a Way Forward

There is no propaganda better than that which achieves totality. When worldviews coalesce into one small box that is crushed and cemented into the ground. It is this tightly framed ground that allows an internally uncontested, destructive US foreign policy to play another major role in famine and, also, in a country’s destruction. Pro-Saudi and the pro-Israel propaganda has had[Read More…]

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Ukraine Crisis – Must come out of the Impasse

Ukraine Crisis – Must come out of the Impasse

No end to the Ukraine War is in sight. Peace and solutions to the problems have been made conditional to too many big “ifs” and “when’s”. Wrong calculations from both sides have led to the present stalemate. And instead of looking for a reasonable and mutually acceptable way out, they are trying to achieve a unilateral victory that is not[Read More…]

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Can NATO and the Pentagon Find a Diplomatic Off-Ramp From the Ukraine War?

by Medea Benjamin and Nicolas J. S. Davies NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, known for his staunch support for Ukraine, recently revealed his greatest fear for this winter to a TV interviewer in his native Norway: that the fighting in Ukraine could spin out of control and become a major war between NATO and Russia. “If things go wrong,” he[Read More…]

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Ukraine: The Hardships Are Here To Stay

Ukraine: The Hardships Are Here To Stay

UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak shared his first in-office New Year message on Saturday, admitting that “it has been a very tough year for the UK” and that the country’s problems “would not go away” in 2023 either. The PM largely blamed Britain’s hardships on Russia and its conflict with Ukraine. “I am not going to pretend that all our[Read More…]

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A 5-Point Peace Proposal Based on Immediate Ceasefire and Relief to People of Ukraine

A 5-Point Peace Proposal Based on Immediate Ceasefire and Relief to People of Ukraine

While the most visible devastation of the Ukraine war can be seen in the enormous sufferings of the people of Ukraine, the implications of this war turning sooner or later into a much wider war, perhaps even a nuclear war and the third world war, are simply too horrible to contemplate. Hence immediate peace is needed, creating conditions also for[Read More…]

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 The Ukraine Crisis Is a Classic “Security Dilemma”

 The Ukraine Crisis Is a Classic “Security Dilemma”

by Medea Benjamin and Nicolas J. S. Davies Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) meets in Lodz, Poland, on December 1, 2022. Photo credit: OSCE On December 27 2022, both Russia and Ukraine issued calls for ending the war in Ukraine, but only on non-negotiable terms that they each know the other side will reject. Ukraine’s Foreign Minister[Read More…]

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Patriot missles are seen at the Rzeszow-Jasionka Airport, Friday, March 25, 2022,(AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Ukraine: A Pawn?

The fear of US aid to Ukraine being blocked has been averted with the roughly $1.65 trillion spending bill having been passed by the Senate and the House. The bill includes around $45 billion in aid to Ukraine’s war efforts and NATO allies. President Joe Biden was keen for its passage ahead of Christmas vacation while the Congress remains under[Read More…]

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Why Appeal of ‘Veterans for Peace’ Deserves Wide Attention and Support

Why Appeal of ‘Veterans for Peace’ Deserves Wide Attention and Support

Just before Christmas and holidays the Veterans for Peace organization has issued a call for ceasefire in the Ukraine conflict and at least a holiday truce which deserves wide attention. This statement has been signed by about 38 members, former or present office-bearers as well as a leading advisory board member. Veterans for Peace (VFP) is also an important constituent[Read More…]

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How Organized Crime Plays a Key Role in the Ukrainian Conflict

How Organized Crime Plays a Key Role in the Ukrainian Conflict

On November 1, the deputy director of Finland’s National Bureau of Investigation downplayed remarks made on October 30 by an agency official, who warned of Western weapons bound for Ukraine being smuggled into Finland, Sweden, Denmark, and the Netherlands. Nonetheless, the affair generated significant attention and reflected previous concerns expressed by European authorities over Ukraine’s vulnerability to organized crime and the repercussions for the[Read More…]

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Ukraine president Zelensky gave a video address after midnight on February 25, 2022 disclosing a Russian offer of talks

Ukraine Update: Only Ukraine Is Paying The Price Of The Conflict, Says Zelensky

Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky said in an interview published on Thursday: Ukraine has no choice but to fight for the 1991 borders, because the world failed to guarantee its security and Ukraine alone is paying the price of the conflict. The Economist spoke with Zelensky on December 8, but published an edited transcript only a week later. Just two days prior to[Read More…]

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Responding to 8 reasons for peace  of Medea Benjamin and Nick Davis

Responding to 8 reasons for peace  of Medea Benjamin and Nick Davis

As a careful observer of the Ukrainian-Russian-US/Nato war I was happy to see  Medea Benjamin and Nick Davis approaching that war in Dec.1’22 issue of Countercurrents. I noticed that the Codepink, the group led by Medea Benjamin was the first on the Left, which while acknowledging the responsibility of the US/NATO as many other leftist groups in the country for[Read More…]

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Ukraine-Crisis: Diplomatic Ethics Being Ignored! 

Ukraine-Crisis: Diplomatic Ethics Being Ignored! 

Ukraine-crisis may be viewed as another example of the degree to which United States can push diplomatic ethics to side-lines against priorities which define its own interests. Of the others, Washington’s approach towards Afghanistan is a fairly recent example and the most striking is probably the hype raised about democratic revolution in the name of “Arab Spring” which reduced to[Read More…]

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Sanctions Batter Russia as the Kremlin Attempts to Overcome Them

Sanctions Batter Russia as the Kremlin Attempts to Overcome Them

Western economic punishments on Russia continue to severely limit its economic prospects. But they also risk hastening the development of sanctions evasion techniques and rival economic mechanisms outside the control of Brussels and Washington. Immediately after the Russian invasion of Ukraine in February 2022, the U.S., the UK, and the EU placed major sanctions on Russia to constrict its economy and restrain[Read More…]

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German Police in The Ukraine

German police has a long history that reaches even into the Ukraine. Ever since Browning’s work on the Reserve Police Battalion 101, we have known that there were – unsurprisingly – plenty of police officers supporting the Nazis’ killing machine. These policemen were, more often than not, rather ordinary men. Yet, their past is catching up with them, even in[Read More…]

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British and German soldiers playing soccer in No-Man’s Land during the Christmas Truce in 1914. Photo Credit: Universal History Archive

Eight Reasons Why Now is a Good Time for a Ukraine Ceasefire and Peace Talks

by Medea Benjamin and Nicolas J. S. Davies As the war in Ukraine has dragged on for nine months and a cold winter is setting in, people all over the world are calling for a Christmas truce, harkening back to the inspirational Christmas Truce of 1914. In the midst of World War I, warring soldiers put down their guns and[Read More…]

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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…]

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Ukrainian war crimes become the burden for Europe

Ukrainian war crimes become the burden for Europe

The crimes of the Ukrainian army, which we can often see on social networks, horrify the entire civilized world. And if the West is the main financier and logistics provider for the Ukrainian army, the crimes committed by Ukrainian soldiers appalled even them. After the recent Ukrainian war crime in Makiivka, it was the Western media that put pressure to[Read More…]

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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…]

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Opening the debate on BREXIT

Ukraine Update: EU Has No Right To Ukraine Fatigue, Warns Kiev

The European Union must cast aside all doubts about new anti-Russia sanctions and double down on slapping Moscow with new restrictions that would curb its missile industry, Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmitry Kuleba said on Tuesday. Speaking at a regular briefing, Kuleba urged the EU to speed up the work on its ninth sanctions package, which he described as long overdue.[Read More…]

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Ukraine Update: Millions of Ukrainians May Have Life-threatening Experience This Winter, Says WHO

Ukraine Update: Millions of Ukrainians May Have Life-threatening Experience This Winter, Says WHO

The World Health Organization (WHO) has warned: This winter may be a “life-threatening” experience for “millions” of Ukrainians. Hans Kluge, the WHO regional director for Europe, has warned: Up to three million Ukrainians are expected to migrate “in search of warmth and safety.” Kluge made this warning on Monday during a press conference in Kiev. “We expect 2-3 million more people[Read More…]

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War  in  Ukraine  –  Shades  of  the  past  and  portents   of  things  to  come

War  in  Ukraine  –  Shades  of  the  past  and  portents   of  things  to  come

Latest  news  from  the  battlefields  of  Ukraine  indicate  that  the  war  game  is  moving  in  uncertain  and  unpredictable  directions, and  nothing  is  happening  in   terms  of  a  final  score  –  either  by  the  Russians  who  have  invaded  Ukraine  or  the  Ukrainians  who  are  defending  their  territory.  Russia’s  recent  decision   to  withdraw  its  foot  soldiers  from  Kharson  could  be  a  temporary [Read More…]

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Ukraine Update: Kiev Lied To NATO Over Missile Strike, Reports Financial Times

Ukraine Update: Kiev Lied To NATO Over Missile Strike, Reports Financial Times

Ukraine has been accused of “openly lying” about a missile that hit Poland killing two civilians, earlier this week, the Financial Times reported on Thursday citing an unnamed diplomat from a NATO country. Ukraine rushed to pin the blame on Moscow, while the Russian Ministry of Defense stated that footage from the site showed “elements of a missile from an S-300[Read More…]

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The Polish Missile Narrative

The Polish Missile Narrative

Wars tend to bury facts.  What comes out of them is often a furiously untidy mix of accounts that, when considered later, constitute wisps of fantasy and presumption.  Rarely accepted in the heat of battle is the concept of mistake: that a weapon was wrongly discharged or errantly hit an unintended target; a deployment that went awry; or that the[Read More…]

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Poland-Missile: Biden Believes Ukrainian Missile Landed In Poland, Reports Reuters

Poland-Missile: Biden Believes Ukrainian Missile Landed In Poland, Reports Reuters

U.S. President Joe Biden has said Tuesday’s blast on Polish territory, which killed two civilians, was caused by a Ukrainian air defense missile, Reuters has reported. The U.S. leader shared the information with his G7 and NATO partners, the news agency wrote on Wednesday, citing an anonymous NATO source. The incident in the village of Przewodow near the border with[Read More…]

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Missile Strikes Poland: What’s Next?

Missile Strikes Poland: What’s Next?

An alleged missile strike in Poland Tuesday has killed 2 people. The Polish military and prosecutors have arrived at the scene of the blast, Visegrad 24 reports. The incident has increased tension. The incident occurred amid a large-scale missile attack that Russia launched at Ukraine. The Ukrainian Energy Minister German Galushenko called it the “most massive shelling of Ukraine’s energy[Read More…]

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Congressional Amendment Opens Floodgates for War Profiteers and a Major Ground War on Russia

Congressional Amendment Opens Floodgates for War Profiteers and a Major Ground War on Russia

by Medea Benjamin and Nicolas J. S. Davies Senators Inhofe and Reed from the Senate Armed Services Committee     Photo credit: AP If the powerful leaders of the Senate Armed Services Committee, Senators Jack Reed (D) and Jim Inhofe (R), have their way, Congress will soon invoke wartime emergency powers to build up even greater stockpiles of Pentagon weapons.[Read More…]

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Covid Protections- Not War!

Covid Protections- Not War!

Presentation at the People’s Public Health Conference, November 4, 2022 Introduction: This talk will define imperialism and apply it to Russia and the US, identify the material and political causes of the war, depict the health and economic costs of this war, and recommend urgent strategies to end it. Imperialism Imperialism operates when industrialized countries must find new markets to[Read More…]

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Biden nods to compromise in Ukraine

Biden nods to compromise in Ukraine

The midterm elections in the US witnessed razor-thin races as Senate and House control hangs in the balance. But that didn’t discourage President Biden from holding a press conference on Wednesday to stake claim that the “giant red wave” didn’t happen.  Biden said: “Democrats had a strong night.  And we lost fewer seats in the House of Representatives than any Democratic President’s[Read More…]

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No end in view for Ukraine war

No end in view for Ukraine war

The US National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan’s meetings with Ukrainian leaders, including President Vladimir Zelensky, in Kiev has created a lot of confusion and misperceptions. One one side, the White House maintains that the trip aimed “to underscore the United States’ steadfast support to Ukraine and its people.” The readout stated that Sullivan also affirmed “the continued provision of economic and humanitarian[Read More…]

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Ukraine Update: Washington Privately Asks Kiev To Show Russia It Is Open To Talks

Ukraine Update: Washington Privately Asks Kiev To Show Russia It Is Open To Talks

The Biden administration is privately encouraging Ukraine’s leaders to signal an openness to negotiate with Russia and drop their public refusal to engage in peace talks unless Russia’s President Vladimir Putin is removed from power, the Washington Post reported on Saturday. The leading U.S. daily quoted unnamed people familiar with the discussions as saying that the request by U.S. officials[Read More…]

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A Short Overview of the 2014 Crimean Crisis

A Short Overview of the 2014 Crimean Crisis

The international crisis over the status of the Crimean Peninsula was in February-March 2014 when the peninsula became returned to the state’s territory of Russia from Ukraine. The Western Russophobic narrative immediately accused Russia of illegitimate annexation of the peninsula as well as of the occupation of the eastern Donbas region of Ukraine. However, the same narrative is not telling[Read More…]

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Ukraine and the Indian Left: A response to Sumanta Banerjee

Ukraine and the Indian Left: A response to Sumanta Banerjee

The illuminating article in Countercurrents (November 1, 2022) by Mr. Sumanta Banerjee, “Leftist  response  to  the  war  in  Ukraine”, deserves discussion as it focuses on (1) the most burning issue of the moment – the Ukraine War, (2) the Indian Left’s position on the issue, and (3) a few observations on Stalin and Mao. Mr. Banerjee begins with a question:[Read More…]

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Ukraine Update: U.S. Troops In Ukraine, Says U.S. Media

Ukraine Update: U.S. Troops In Ukraine, Says U.S. Media

U.S. troops are now on the ground in Ukraine, where they are monitoring NATO arms deliveries to the country, an anonymous Pentagon official told several U.S. media outlets on Monday. It is unclear how many personnel are involved, or where they are located. While Americans have fought and died in Ukraine of their own accord, Monday’s announcement marks the first[Read More…]

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Ukraine Update: Grain Corridor Is Closed, Announces Russian Military

Ukraine Update: Grain Corridor Is Closed, Announces Russian Military

The Russian military closed the so-called “grain corridor” used to ship Ukrainian agriculture products through the Black Sea on Monday. The move was provoked by the actions of Ukraine, which used the route to launch attacks on Russia, the Russian Defense Ministry said. “Any navigation through the security corridor designated under the Black Sea grain shipment initiative would be halted[Read More…]

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Why Support for Ukraine Could Dwindle in the Final Months of 2022

Why Support for Ukraine Could Dwindle in the Final Months of 2022

With the U.S. midterm elections looming and Europe’s economic situation deteriorating, the threat of reduced international support for Ukraine could limit Kyiv’s options heading into the new year. Since February 24, 2022, Ukraine’s armed forces have successfully defended much of their country. But without American assistance, the Ukrainian military campaign would have likely floundered months ago. Since the beginning of the Russian invasion of[Read More…]

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Leftist  response  to  the  war  in  Ukraine

Leftist  response  to  the  war  in  Ukraine

While  the  war  rages  on  in  Ukraine,  how  is  the  Left  facing  the  multi-dimensional  complex   challenges  thrown up  by  the   war   and  the  ravages  that  it  is  heaping  upon  its  people ?  The  writer  Arundhati  Roy,  in  a  lighter  vein  has  summed  up  the  Left’s  dilemma   as  “tortuous  yoga  asanas  –  some  pretty  drastic  seeing  and  unseeing –  depending  on [Read More…]

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The growing chorus for peace in Ukraine

The growing chorus for peace in Ukraine

by Medea Benjamin and Nicolas J. S. Davies Biden and Jayapal at a negotiating table in October 2021 – Photo credit: The White House Ukraine has been wracked by shocking destruction and deadly violence since Russia invaded the country in February. Estimates of the death toll range from a confirmed minimum of 27,577 people, including 6,374 civilians, to over 150,000.[Read More…]

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Tactical Nuclear Fantasists

Tactical Nuclear Fantasists

Bogeyman politics tends to be flatly unimaginative.  The image of the nuclear-mad Russian President, counting his diminishing options, has caught the imagination of press and propaganda outlets across the West.  Will Mad Vlad go the distance and deploy a nuclear weapon in Ukraine? Certainly, his rhetoric suggests the possibility.  Vladimir Putin has promised to “make use of all weapon systems[Read More…]

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Ukraine Update: U.S. Progressive Democrats Retract Letter To Biden Urging Diplomatic End To War In Ukraine

Ukraine Update: U.S. Progressive Democrats Retract Letter To Biden Urging Diplomatic End To War In Ukraine

The U.S. legislators group known as Congressional Progressive Caucus retracted a letter that was sent on Monday calling for U.S. President Biden to pursue a diplomatic end to Russia’s war on Ukraine, saying it was not properly vetted prior to its release. Thirty members of the roughly 100-member group of Democratic legislators signed it. Media reports said: “The letter was[Read More…]

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Ukraine must independently decide its future of peace and development

Ukraine must independently decide its future of peace and development

Sometimes this happens also in personal life—someone who insists he is helping you keeps pushing you in the direction of harm and even ruin. Something similar seems to have unfortunately been the fate of Ukraine in recent times—those who kept insisting about helping Ukraine have actually kept pushing it towards ruin. It was certainly possible for Ukraine to have a[Read More…]

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How Europe Has Navigated Its Energy Crises

How Europe Has Navigated Its Energy Crises

A multifaceted response from Europe has so far prevented its energy woes from creating widespread social and economic destabilization. But with winter approaching, the crisis is far from over and risks are getting worse. While European energy prices have eased slightly in recent months, stress continues to build across a continent that has long been dependent on access to cheap Russian[Read More…]

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Peace and diplomacy between USA and Russia or more NATO empire-building?

Peace and diplomacy between USA and Russia or more NATO empire-building?

The U.S. is Obsessed With Destroying Russia “To The Last Dead Ukrainian Soldier” FOREWORD The war in Ukraine continues to move ever closer to a nuclear confrontation between the United States and Russia as loggerhead tensions continue to mount between these two super powers with the U.S. resolutely declaring it will ultimately defeat Russia, while Russia resolutely declares it will[Read More…]

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The West Must Stop Blocking Negotiations Between Ukraine and Russia

The West Must Stop Blocking Negotiations Between Ukraine and Russia

Russia invaded Ukraine on February 24, 2022. This war has been horrendous, though it does not compare with the terrible destruction wrought by the U.S. bombardment of Iraq (“shock and awe”) in 2003. In the Gomel region of Belarus that borders Ukraine, Russian and Ukrainian diplomats met on February 28 to begin negotiations toward a ceasefire. These talks fell apart. Then, in early March, the two[Read More…]

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Reps. Pramila Jayapal and other members of the Congressional Progressive Caucus at a recent news conference outside the U.S. Capitol. (Credit: The Washington Post)

Thirty Progressive Democrats Break Rank, Calling for a Ceasefire in Ukraine

by Medea Benjamin and Marcy Winograd In a dramatic break with the Biden administration on the eve of the midterm elections, 30 House Democrats sent a letter to President Biden urging him to engage in direct talks with Russian President Vladmir Putin to end the war in Ukraine. In addition to bilateral talks, signatories to the letter, initiated by Progressive[Read More…]

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Ukraine Update: Kiev Preparing Provocation With Radioactive Device, Warns Russia 

Ukraine Update: Kiev Preparing Provocation With Radioactive Device, Warns Russia 

Russia’s defense chief warned Sunday: Ukraine was preparing a provocation involving a radioactive device. An AP report said: Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu made the allegations in phone calls with his counterparts from the U.S., Britain, France and Turkey. Shoigu voiced concern about “possible Ukrainian provocations involving a ‘dirty bomb,’” a device that uses explosives to scatter radioactive waste. It[Read More…]

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Ukraine Proper

Ukraine Proper

The statehood of Ukraine like Ukrainian ethnolinguistic identity is one of the most problematic research topics. Ukraine herself has, in addition, extremely artificial state borders from very historical and political points of view. Even the name of the country and nation is very unusual and even unnatural as the Slavonic term “Ukraine” means in English “borderland” while “Ukrainians” are simply[Read More…]

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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…]

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Over 100 Peace Organizations in USA Call Upon their Government to De-escalate Tensions with Russia

Over 100 Peace Organizations in USA Call Upon their Government to De-escalate Tensions with Russia

On October 11 over 100 leading peace organizations of the USA released a joint statement calling upon President Biden to “end the US role in escalating the extremely dangerous tensions with Russia over Ukraine.” This statement has stated very clearly, “It is greatly irresponsible for a President to participate in brinkmanship between two nations that possess 90% of the world’s[Read More…]

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Russo-Ukrainian War: Blind Struggle In The Dark

Russo-Ukrainian War: Blind Struggle In The Dark

We in India have evry reason for concern as despite contradictory reports our economy already seems to be under severe stress,and the fortunes of this war are likely to have incalculable impact on world economy and trade.It is most necessary to have a fair idea of the way this war is going.True we made windfalls gains like cheap Russian crude[Read More…]

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Russian ICBM Credit: Wikimedia Commons

Nuclear Extortion? Abolish Nuclear Weapons

by Marcy Winograd and Medea Benjamin In a moment of candor, President Biden told Democratic Party contributors the risk of nuclear “Armageddon” is the highest since the 1962 Cuban Missile Crisis, when the Soviet Union installed nuclear missiles in Cuba, 90 miles from Florida. Referring to Russian President Putin’s veiled threats to use short-range nuclear weapons in Ukraine, the President[Read More…]

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 Ukraine-Crisis: Egos at Stake! 

 Ukraine-Crisis: Egos at Stake! 

Continuity of Ukraine-crisis may be viewed as harsh illustration of what display of extremism by leadership at certain levels can lead to. At the outset, refusal of Russian President Vladimir Putin to step back from continuing war-strikes against Ukraine stands out. It also marks failure of diplomatic strength of key powers as well as international organizations supposed to be keenly[Read More…]

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Attack on Kerch Strait Bridge linking Crimea and Russia                   Credit: Getty Images

Biden’s Broken Promise to Avoid War with Russia May Kill Us All

by Medea Benjamin and Nicolas J. S. Davies On March 11, 2022, President Biden reassured the American public and the world that the United States and its NATO allies were not at war with Russia. “We will not fight a war with Russia in Ukraine,” said Biden. “Direct conflict between NATO and Russia is World War III, something we must[Read More…]

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Russo-Ukraine War: How Gandhi can show the way!

Russo-Ukraine War: How Gandhi can show the way!

“…The greatest revolution of our time is, therefore, a procedural revolution, removal of injustice through a mode of action characterized by justice. The question here is not so much the contents of justice as the mode to achieve it. Constitutional and orderly processes are often not enough. They are then transgressed by the use of weapons. In order that it[Read More…]

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Biden warns: Prepare for nuclear Armageddon

Biden warns: Prepare for nuclear Armageddon

The New York Times reports that President Biden told a group of billionaires at a fundraising event Thursday night: “We have not faced the prospect of Armageddon since Kennedy and the Cuban Missile Crisis.” Biden continued: “We are trying to figure out: What is Putin’s off ramp? Where does he find a way out? Where does he find himself where he does[Read More…]

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Paradigm for peace applied to Russia, Ukraine, and the US –  Finale Part 6. Condensed summary and conclusion

Paradigm for peace applied to Russia, Ukraine, and the US –  Finale Part 6. Condensed summary and conclusion

NOTE: For these 6 Finale videos, there is no accompanying written essay that matches each video. The videos are each presentations given extemporaneously with charts. This concludes the series of essays and videos on the application of the Paradigm for Peace model to the Russia/US conflict in Ukraine and beyond. While I had intended to walk through each part of[Read More…]

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Paradigm for peace applied to Russia, Ukraine, and the US – Finale Part 5

Paradigm for peace applied to Russia, Ukraine, and the US – Finale Part 5

NOTE: For these 6 Finale videos, there is no accompanying written essay that matches each video, because the videos are each presentations given extemporaneously, with charts. The following text is an introduction to the video that does not include the bulk of the video’s material but that contains additional material not included in the video. While there seems to be[Read More…]

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 Paradigm for peace applied to Russia, Ukraine, and the US – Finale Part 4

 Paradigm for peace applied to Russia, Ukraine, and the US – Finale Part 4

NOTE: For these 6 Finale videos, there is no accompanying written essay that matches each video, because the videos are each presentations given extemporaneously, with charts. The following text is an introduction to the video that does not include the bulk of the video’s material but that contains additional material not included in the video. Once you’ve laid out and[Read More…]

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Ukraine’s European Lives Matter! Iraqi Vietnamese Asian MidEast African Latin Lives Didn’t!  An Element of Racism?

Ukraine’s European Lives Matter! Iraqi Vietnamese Asian MidEast African Latin Lives Didn’t!  An Element of Racism?

While it would be expected for Western media to report fully on civilian life taken in the Ukraine by the military of US designated enemy Russia, and for CIA managed Western media[1] to avoid reporting civilian loss of life caused by US/NATO military throughout the Third World, people in Asia, Africa, MiddleEast and Latin America are surly noticing an element of racism[Read More…]

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As US Foreign Policy Turns More Aggressive, Much Stronger Peace Movement Needed in West

As US Foreign Policy Turns More Aggressive, Much Stronger Peace Movement Needed in West

In the build-up to the Russian invasion of Ukraine, the USA was on the one hand provoking Russia in numerous ways to attack and on the other hand saying to its European allies and other countries—Look how dangerous is Putin’s Russia—attacking its weaker neighbor so aggressively. Unfortunate as such conduct was, it could be understood by those who had followed[Read More…]

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Can The Ukraine Conflict Become Much Wider?

Can The Ukraine Conflict Become Much Wider?

Seven months after the Russian invasion started, the Ukraine crisis has become the biggest flashpoint which can endanger world peace. From the point of view of those who cherish world peace, the situation is fast becoming more perplexing, difficult and dangerous than before. It may sound alarmist to ask whether we are moving closer to a world war type situation[Read More…]

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 Paradigm for peace applied to Russia, Ukraine, and the US –  Finale Part 3

 Paradigm for peace applied to Russia, Ukraine, and the US –  Finale Part 3

NOTE: For these 6 Finale videos, there is no accompanying written essay that matches each video, because the videos are each presentations given extemporaneously, with charts. The following text is a detailed synopsis of the video that doesn’t include all of the video’s material but that also contains much additional material not included in the video. While the first two[Read More…]

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 “End War in Ukraine” Say 66 Nations at UN General Assembly

 “End War in Ukraine” Say 66 Nations at UN General Assembly

by Medea Benjamin and Nicolas J.S. Davies Photo credit: UN We have spent the past week reading and listening to speeches by world leaders at the UN General Assembly in New York. Most of them condemned Russia’s invasion of Ukraine as a violation of the UN Charter and a serious setback for the peaceful world order that is the UN’s[Read More…]

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Paradigm for peace applied to Russia, Ukraine, and the US – Finale Part 2

Paradigm for peace applied to Russia, Ukraine, and the US – Finale Part 2

NOTE: For these 6 Finale videos, there is no accompanying written essay that matches each video, because the videos are each presentations given extemporaneously, with charts. The following text is a synopsis that also contains additional material not included in the video. The first of the four elements of the Paradigm for Peace model involves an examination of the Roots of[Read More…]

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Ukraine Update: Four Regions In Southern Ukraine Vote To Join Russia

Ukraine Update: Four Regions In Southern Ukraine Vote To Join Russia

In an important development with serious implication, the Donetsk and Lugansk People’s Republics (LPR and DPR) along with Kherson Region (87%) and part of Zaporozhye Region (93%) in southern Ukraine have voted to join Russia in referendums that were held between September 23 and 27. Media reports said: In Lugansk, more than 98.42% of voters have supported the idea to[Read More…]

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Paradigm for peace applied to Russia, Ukraine and the US –  Finale Part I

Paradigm for peace applied to Russia, Ukraine and the US – Finale Part I

Paradigm for Peace is a model that I created in the autumn of 2001, following 9/11. The model has four elements: The Defensive and Aggressive Roots of Violence The Mental, Legal, and Physical Escalators of Violence Three Facets of Solutions Cooperative Dialogue A major purpose of this model is to promote understanding, truth, and caring. In this video, I use[Read More…]

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A Peace Proposal that Can Give More Immediate Results in Ukraine

A Peace Proposal that Can Give More Immediate Results in Ukraine

With the passage of time, not only has distress and destruction associated with the Ukraine war increased, in addition the possibility of peace has become more distant and difficult. As in the case of many wars that drag on, more unfortunate incidents and statements become the cause of increasing bitterness on both sides and this itself then becomes the reason[Read More…]

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Thousands of demonstrators join Fridays for Future's global day of action to stand with Ukraine by walking down Willy-Brandt-Strasse, a main thoroughfare in Hamburg, Germany. (Photo: Daniel Reinhardt/dpa/picture alliance via Getty Images)

Europe’s Unquestioning Following of USA on Ukraine is as Harmful for its Own Interests as it is for World Peace

Europe could have criticized the Russian invasion as much as it wanted, it could have called Putin authoritarian as many times as it desired and of course it could (should) have provided even more humanitarian assistance to Ukraine refugees/displaced persons, but its more or less unquestioning acceptance of the role of the USA in Ukraine certainly raises several disturbing questions.[Read More…]

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Is the USA Scoring Self-Goals With Its Ukraine Policy?

Is the USA Scoring Self-Goals With Its Ukraine Policy?

There has already been significant criticism of the Ukraine policy of the USA government from a perspective of world peace. The base of US policy is the concept of a proxy war that can bleed and weaken Russia as much as possible (at great cost to the people of Ukraine as well as the peace and stability of the rest[Read More…]

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Who Scuttled the Ukraine Peace Process, and What Are the Future Prospects

Who Scuttled the Ukraine Peace Process, and What Are the Future Prospects

Soon after the Russian invasion of Ukraine started, in the very next month of March an important initiative was launched with the help of Turkish diplomats. Right through this month this initiative appears to have progressed well, and broad agreements for ceasefire were substantially reached, even though details remained to be worked out. Among other things, this is likely to[Read More…]

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Thousands of demonstrators join Fridays for Future's global day of action to stand with Ukraine by walking down Willy-Brandt-Strasse, a main thoroughfare in Hamburg, Germany. (Photo: Daniel Reinhardt/dpa/picture alliance via Getty Images)

Ukraine War: Still a Cuban Missile Crisis in Slow Motion

Russia’s use of tactical nuclear weapons could trigger a cataclysmic nuclear exchange. During the first days of the Ukraine war, former  Senator Sam Nunn warned that the Ukraine War was a Cuban Missile Crisis in slow motion. That warning was recently reiterated by  senior analysts in Moscow during an off the record conversation. The war is about Ukraine and much more:[Read More…]

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Ukraine Crisis Escalates Sharply With More Aggressive Statements, Higher Mobilization

Ukraine Crisis Escalates Sharply With More Aggressive Statements, Higher Mobilization

September 21 will be remembered in history as a day when the Ukraine crisis appeared to be escalating very sharply. Russian President Vladimir Putin called up 300,000 reservists to fight in Ukraine and backed a plan for territorial gains to make up for some recent reverses. In an address to his country he said, “If the territorial integrity of our[Read More…]

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Ukraine Update: Russia To Begin Partial Mobilization

Ukraine Update: Russia To Begin Partial Mobilization

Russia is going to make a partial mobilization of its reservists. It is a mobilization of 300,000 reservists. Russian President Vladimir Putin announced a partial military mobilization during an address to the nation on Wednesday morning. He said the Defense Ministry had recommended drawing military reservists into active service as the country faces a protracted conflict in Ukraine and Donbass.[Read More…]

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Paradigm for peace applied to Russia, Ukraine, and the US: Proposal for a peaceful pathway forward – Part 4S. Obtuse US and UK “experts” issue libelous statements re: Putin’s concept of unity

Paradigm for peace applied to Russia, Ukraine, and the US: Proposal for a peaceful pathway forward – Part 4S. Obtuse US and UK “experts” issue libelous statements re: Putin’s concept of unity

Part 4. Mental escalators of violence in US policy and media makers – Part 4S. Obtuse US and UK “experts” issue libelous statements re: Putin’s concept of unity  False Bias #19. When Putin Speaks of “Unity,” He Means That Ukrainians Aren’t Ukrainians but Russians and that Russia and Ukraine Should Merge into One Nation. Peter Dickinson, a member of the[Read More…]

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What Do Americans Care About? Not a Cold War With Russia and China

What Do Americans Care About? Not a Cold War With Russia and China

The Biden administration will soon release its National Security Strategy, which is being revised in the wake of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. The document will no doubt trigger a renewed debate about how the United States should gear up for a new Cold War against Russia and China. But before we plunge into a global great-power competition, it’s worth recalling President Biden’s[Read More…]

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US Peace Activists Try to Find A Way Out in the Complex Ukraine Crisis

US Peace Activists Try to Find A Way Out in the Complex Ukraine Crisis

Several peace activists in the USA recently observed a peace week during September 12-15 to mobilize more and more people for pressurizing US government policy towards peace-based solutions, instead of merely announcing weapon supply increases to an already deeply ravaged region. This effort was coordinated by Peace in Ukraine Coalition (PIUC) and spread to several parts of USA including Washington,[Read More…]

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At What Stage will USA’s Increasing Military Assistance to Ukraine Become a Direct Conflict with Russia

At What Stage will USA’s Increasing Military Assistance to Ukraine Become a Direct Conflict with Russia

At what stage can the USA’s increasing military assistance to Ukraine become like a direct conflict-or war- with Russia? This is one of the most significant questions facing humanity today, with very dangerous implications not just for these three countries but the entire humanity. Reuters reported on August 2 ( see news report titled ‘Russia says United States is directly[Read More…]

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Paradigm for peace applied to Russia, Ukraine, and the US: Proposal for a peaceful pathway forward – Part 4R. The nature of a “US-led rules-based order”

Paradigm for peace applied to Russia, Ukraine, and the US: Proposal for a peaceful pathway forward – Part 4R. The nature of a “US-led rules-based order”

Part 4. Mental escalators of violence in US policy and media makers- Part 4R. The nature of a “US-led rules-based order” False Bias #18. Russia Is at Fault for Overturning the “US-Led Rules-Based Order,” Which Is a Benign, Just, Egalitarian, Democratic, Cooperative, and Peaceful Order to Spread Positive Political, Economic, and Cultural Values. The previous essay referred to the January[Read More…]

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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…]

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‘Leading from Behind’: Is Washington at War with Moscow? 

‘Leading from Behind’: Is Washington at War with Moscow? 

Though Washington insists that it is not interested in a direct military conflict with Moscow, the latter claims that the US is, in fact, directly involved. But who is telling the truth? On September 8, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken, appeared in Kyiv on an unannounced visit. He carried with him pledges of yet another military and financial package[Read More…]

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The Russia – Ukraine crisis: the Global South perspective

The Russia – Ukraine crisis: the Global South perspective

 by Yevgeny Ivanov & Ashish Singh   The conflict between Russia and Ukraine has seriously affected Europe. In August 2022, annual inflation in the EU exceeded 10%[1]. Political leaders are looking for solutions to the looming energy crisis[2]. However, the consequences of events in Ukraine affect other parts of the world too. African countries depend heavily on Russian and Ukrainian[Read More…]

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Why This Letter on Ukraine Crisis by a Veteran of Peace is So Important

Why This Letter on Ukraine Crisis by a Veteran of Peace is So Important

US Policy Makers Must Listen to Gerry Condon Gerry Condon, former President of Veterans of Peace, a USA-based global organization of Military Veterans and allies with 140 chapters worldwide whose collective efforts are to build a culture for peace and end all wars, has very recently written a letter to President Biden which needs to be widely read by all[Read More…]

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Paradigm for peace applied to Russia, Ukraine, and the US: Proposal for a peaceful pathway forward – Part 4. Mental escalators of violence in US policy and media makers – Part 4Q

Paradigm for peace applied to Russia, Ukraine, and the US: Proposal for a peaceful pathway forward – Part 4. Mental escalators of violence in US policy and media makers – Part 4Q

Part 4q. US and NATO policymakers blame Putin, and not themselves, for violating the post-cold war settlement   False Bias #17. This Confrontation Is Not America’s or NATO’s Fault. Russia Is to Blame for “Rolling Back” the Post-Cold War Settlement. In his January 29, 2019 testimony to the Senate Armed Services Committee for the Senate Hearing of the National Defense[Read More…]

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Europe Struggles With Energy Crisis

Europe Struggles With Energy Crisis

Europe is struggling with energy crisis. Reports by media including AP and ABC News said: Europe is struggling to contain an energy crisis that could lead to rolling blackouts, shuttered factories and a deep recession. The primary cause: Russia has choked off the supplies of cheap natural gas that the continent depended on for years to run factories, generate electricity[Read More…]

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Paradigm for peace applied to Russia, Ukraine, and the US: Proposal for a peaceful pathway forward – Part 4. Mental escalators of violence in US policy and media makers – Part 4P

Paradigm for peace applied to Russia, Ukraine, and the US: Proposal for a peaceful pathway forward – Part 4. Mental escalators of violence in US policy and media makers – Part 4P

Part 4P. Proxy wars for fur and fossil fuels: Obsessions for resources are the cause and effect of mental, spiritual, physical, economic, and environmental imbalance False Bias #16. Oil Is a Vital Resource, and US Policymakers Are Smart and Psychologically Balanced in Their Pursuit of Fossil Fuels. The night of February 8, 1690, some 200 French troops with their Native[Read More…]

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An open letter to Biden, Putin, and Zelensky

An open letter to Biden, Putin, and Zelensky

I am in a dilemma about how to address you. We may leave it behind. You all three are quite aware that the world is now going through the most dangerous crisis since the end of World War 11 mainly because of you. A single misstep can ignite apocalyptical consequences. That may lead the planet to the threshold of an[Read More…]

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Peace talks in Turkey, March 2022. Photo credit: Murat Cetin Muhurdar / Turkish Presidential Press Service / AFP

 Peace Talks Essential as War Rages on in Ukraine 

by Medea Benjamin and Nicolas J.S. Davies Six months ago, Russia invaded Ukraine. The United States, NATO and the European Union (EU) wrapped themselves in the Ukrainian flag, shelled out billions for arms shipments, and imposed draconian sanctions intended to severely punish Russia for its aggression. Since then, the people of Ukraine have been paying a price for this war[Read More…]

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The Road to Fascism: How the War in Ukraine is Changing Europe 

The Road to Fascism: How the War in Ukraine is Changing Europe 

As soon as I landed in Rome, I discovered that I was no longer able to access any Russian media whatsoever. Unfortunately, threats by European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen, that Europe should sever all links with “Russia’s propaganda machine” were taken seriously by the Italian government. As a journalist, having access to only one side of the Russia-Ukraine[Read More…]

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Where Does Russia Receive Its Aid From?

Where Does Russia Receive Its Aid From?

While Ukraine has received enormous aid from around the world since the Russian invasion began in February, open support for Russia should not be dismissed. On August 24, Ukraine’s independence day, the U.S. provided a $3 billion military aid package to the country. The additional assistance adds to more than $80 billion worth of support that Kyiv has already received between January[Read More…]

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Ukraine Update: U.S. Prepared Ukraine For Counteroffensive, Reports CNN

Ukraine Update: U.S. Prepared Ukraine For Counteroffensive, Reports CNN

Citing anonymous sources CNN claimed on Thursday, U.S. officials helped prepare the Ukrainian military for its counteroffensive against Russian forces in the south of the country. In its article, CNN, one of largest US news organizations, alleged that this assistance included joint “war gaming” analytical exercises designed to help the Ukrainians get a clear picture of how much personnel and[Read More…]

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The UN Proved Its Usefulness in Crafting Ukraine Grain Deal

The UN Proved Its Usefulness in Crafting Ukraine Grain Deal

The United Nations helps design a deal to ship foodstuffs blocked in Ukraine ports. The United Nations has some bragging rights in Ukraine after months of criticism it could not stop the disastrous war, devising a deal with Turkey, Ukraine and Russia that could deliver much-needed corn, grain and wheat. The landmark pact was announced on July 22 after two months of talks brokered[Read More…]

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

The New Schism: Will the Idea of the ‘West’ Survive the Scourge of the Russia-Ukraine War?

The ‘West’ is not just a term, but also a concept that acquires new meanings with time. To its advocates, it can be analogous to civilization and benevolent power; to its detractors, mostly in the ‘East’ and ‘South’, it is associated with colonialism, unhinged violence, and underserved wealth. The current, seismic shifts in world affairs, however – namely, the Russia-Ukraine[Read More…]

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US approves further attacks on Crimea, provides $775 million in weapons for Ukrainian offensive

US approves further attacks on Crimea, provides $775 million in weapons for Ukrainian offensive

Days after the latest major Ukrainian attack on a Russian military base on the Crimean peninsula in the Black Sea, the US is seeking to further escalate the war with Russia by providing $775 million in weapons and ammunition for Ukraine’s offensive. Speaking with POLITICO earlier this week, a senior Biden Administration openly endorsed the strikes and encouraged further attacks[Read More…]

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Paradigm for peace applied to Russia, Ukraine, and the US: Proposal for a peaceful pathway forward – Part 4O

Paradigm for peace applied to Russia, Ukraine, and the US: Proposal for a peaceful pathway forward – Part 4O

Part 4. Mental escalators of violence in US policy and media makers – Part 4O. Fossil fuels and rivalry: US policymakers’ addiction to the “Great Game” leads to violence, wastefulness, death, and destruction False Bias #15. US Policymakers Are Mentally Balanced, Spiritually Healthy, Intelligent Individuals Far Removed from Dishonesty, Greed, and the Coveting of Others’ Natural Resources, Who Really Care[Read More…]

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Paradigm for peace applied to Russia, Ukraine, and the US: Proposal for a peaceful pathway forward – Part 4N

Paradigm for peace applied to Russia, Ukraine, and the US: Proposal for a peaceful pathway forward – Part 4N

Part 4. Mental escalators of violence in US policy and media makers- Part 4N. US “experts” omit truth about Russia’s actions in Georgia to paint a good vs. evil scenario that ignores ethnic conflict, NATO, and fossil fuels False Bias #14. Russia’s Government and Military Actions Are Motivated by Desires for Conquest, Empire, and Status, But US Government and Military[Read More…]

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Dangers Of Ukraine War Turning Nuclear

Dangers Of Ukraine War Turning Nuclear

Citing the Russian Defense Ministry media reports said: Ukraine plans to carry out artillery strikes on the Russia-controlled Zaporozhye nuclear power plant on Friday, and then accuse Russia of causing a disaster at the site. The predicted attack will be timed to coincide with the ongoing visit to Ukraine by UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres. The Russian ministry said it[Read More…]

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Paradigm for peace applied to Russia, Ukraine, and the US: Proposal for a peaceful pathway forward- Part 4M

Paradigm for peace applied to Russia, Ukraine, and the US: Proposal for a peaceful pathway forward- Part 4M

Part 4. Mental escalators of violence in US policy and media makers – Part 4M. “Experts” who advocate the expansion of NATO and capitalist privatization dismiss Putin’s accusations and instead falsely claim that Putin craves empire and emulates Peter the Great False Bias #13. Putin Does Not Recognize Ukraine’s Borders or Sovereignty and He Longs to Be an Emperor, like[Read More…]

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Paradigm for peace applied to Russia, Ukraine, and the US: Proposal for a peaceful pathway forward – Part 4J

Paradigm for peace applied to Russia, Ukraine, and the US: Proposal for a peaceful pathway forward – Part 4J

Part 4. Mental escalators of violence in US policy and media makers – Part 4J. US “experts” falsely claim that a “pluralistic Ukraine” is supported by the US and opposed by Putin False Bias #10. Putin Feels Threatened by a “Pluralistic Ukraine.” Derek Mitchell, president of the National Democratic Institute, one of the four core institutes of the National Endowment[Read More…]

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Ukraine Is a Wake-Up Call for Europe

Ukraine Is a Wake-Up Call for Europe

It is becoming clear that U.S. neoconservatives have succeeded in creating a warmongering, anti-Russian mood in Europe through an unprecedented information war, the consequences of which will take some time to assess. It is, however, possible to identify the signs of what is to come. Losers: We do not yet know who will win this war (or if anyone will win[Read More…]

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Ukrainian army endangers civilians says Amnesty International

Ukrainian army endangers civilians says Amnesty International

Ukrainian forces have threatened civilians by setting up bases and operating weapons systems in populated areas, including schools and hospitals, as they battled the Russian intervention that began in February, Amnesty International said in a statement. “Such a tactic violates international humanitarian law and endangers civilians, as it turns civilian objects into military targets. The Russian strikes that followed in[Read More…]

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Russia and the European Union Continue Transition to Wartime Economies

Russia and the European Union Continue Transition to Wartime Economies

Russia and the West have signaled their intent to commit to a long-term confrontation over Ukraine. While Russia has clearly felt the effect of sanctions, the EU remains vulnerable to Russian attempts to use energy to divide member states. Having declared victory over the “economic blitzkrieg” of Western sanctions in March, Russian President Vladimir Putin must contend with continued Western[Read More…]

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As the War in Ukraine Devastates the Nation’s Ecosystems, the World Reaches Record-High Military Spending

As the War in Ukraine Devastates the Nation’s Ecosystems, the World Reaches Record-High Military Spending

Just one bomb releases a slew of toxic heavy metals into Ukraine’s soil and groundwater. Now multiply this by thousands. In the U.S., proponents supporting military expansion and increasing defense spending have prevailed despite the more pressing need to divert all available resources to fight the impending disaster being faced by humanity: climate change. While ignoring the climate disaster, the[Read More…]

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Ukraine Update: West Can Not Sustain Prolonged Conflict In Ukraine, Says Pentagon Supplier

Ukraine Update: West Can Not Sustain Prolonged Conflict In Ukraine, Says Pentagon Supplier

The West does not have the stockpiles of weapons needed to sustain a prolonged military campaign in Ukraine or elsewhere, the CEO of one of the Pentagon’s main defense contractors has warned. The military-industrial complex therefore needs a “clear demand signal” from Western governments on what exactly it should produce and whether it will be purchased, Kathy Warden told the[Read More…]

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Ukraine: End War, Lift Sanctions

Ukraine: End War, Lift Sanctions

The war in Ukraine is dragging on. Today, the 11th    of July 2022 is the 138th day of an armed conflict that began on the 24th of February when Russian president, Vladimir Putin, declared that his country is launching a special military operation in Ukraine. As one should expect, a few thousands have been killed so far on both sides.[Read More…]

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Paradigm for peace applied to Russia, Ukraine, and the US: Proposal for a peaceful pathway forward – Part 4L

Paradigm for peace applied to Russia, Ukraine, and the US: Proposal for a peaceful pathway forward – Part 4L

Mental escalators of violence in US policy and media makers – Part 4L. Without substance or proof, shallow US journalism condemns Putin’s alleged goals False Bias #12. Putin Bemoans the Fall of the Soviet Union Because He Is a Creep Who Loves Power, Status, Gulags, and Empires. In her article in The Atlantic, “Who Is Vladimir Putin’s Revisionist History For?”[Read More…]

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Paradigm for peace applied to Russia, Ukraine, and the US: Proposal for a peaceful pathway forward – Part 4K

Paradigm for peace applied to Russia, Ukraine, and the US: Proposal for a peaceful pathway forward – Part 4K

 Mental escalators of violence in US policy and media makers – Part 4K. US “experts” display skills in creative fiction, but they fail in history, research, reading comprehension, and truth False Bias #11: Putin Is a Deluded Man Seeking Empire Whose Interest in History Reveals His Ignorance, Backward Views, and Crazed Longing for a Mythological Past. We’ve been talking about[Read More…]

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Paradigm for peace applied to Russia, Ukraine, and the US: Proposal for a peaceful pathway forward – Part 4I

Paradigm for peace applied to Russia, Ukraine, and the US: Proposal for a peaceful pathway forward – Part 4I

Mental escalators of violence in US policy and media makers – Part 4I. US “experts” falsely claim that a “prosperous, democratic Ukraine” is supported by the US and opposed by Putin False Bias #9. Putin Feels Threatened by a “Prosperous, Democratic Ukraine.” Derek Mitchell is the President of the National Democratic Institute, one of the four core institutes of the[Read More…]

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Ukraine Update: Former U.S. Special-ops Soldiers Train Ukrainian Soldiers, Says New York Times

Ukraine Update: Former U.S. Special-ops Soldiers Train Ukrainian Soldiers, Says New York Times

A number of U.S. veterans are reportedly training Ukrainian soldiers near the frontlines of the Russia-Ukraine conflict, said the New York Times in an article — In Ukraine, U.S. Veterans Step In Where the Military Will Not — on July 3, 2022, Sunday (https://www.nytimes.com/2022/07/03/us/politics/american-combat-volunteers-ukraine.html). “Americans are in Ukraine,” states the New York Times, noting that the exact number of U.S. citizens[Read More…]

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Paradigm for peace applied to Russia, Ukraine, and the US:  Proposal for a peaceful pathway forward – Part 4H

Paradigm for peace applied to Russia, Ukraine, and the US:  Proposal for a peaceful pathway forward – Part 4H

Mental escalators of violence in US policy and media makers – Part 4H. To authoritarian US policymakers, those who prefer international law to the US-led unipolar world are dangerous, undemocratic, and aggressive False Bias #8: The Unipolar World Represents Democracy and the Free World, while Putin’s Disapproval of the Unipolar World Reveals His Dislike for Democracy and Freedom. We’ve been[Read More…]

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Paradigm for peace applied to Russia, Ukraine, and the US: Proposal for a peaceful pathway forward – Part 4G

Paradigm for peace applied to Russia, Ukraine, and the US: Proposal for a peaceful pathway forward – Part 4G

 Mental escalators of violence in US policy and media makers – Part 4G. Black-and-white thinking and needs for noble purpose bring the domino theory back to life False Bias #7. Putin Is Using Ukraine As a Testing Ground for His War against Democracy. One would imagine that Derek Mitchell, president of the National Democratic Institute, one of the four core[Read More…]

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Paradigm for peace applied to Russia, Ukraine, and the US: Proposal for a peaceful pathway forward – Part 4F

Paradigm for peace applied to Russia, Ukraine, and the US: Proposal for a peaceful pathway forward – Part 4F

Mental escalators of violence in US policy and media makers- Part 4F. US experts’ lack of empathy and lack of truthfulness cause them to twist Putin’s motives for military action in Ukraine False Bias #6. Putin Doesn’t Care about Ukrainians’ Lives or Sovereignty. Based on my reading of Putin’s 2007 Munich speech, July 2021 essay, and February 21 and 24,[Read More…]

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Paradigm for peace applied to Russia, Ukraine, and the US: Proposal for a peaceful pathway forward – Part 4E

Paradigm for peace applied to Russia, Ukraine, and the US: Proposal for a peaceful pathway forward – Part 4E

Part 4. Mental escalators of violence in US policy and media makers Part 4E. Psychological patterns of US policymakers  obstruct the creation of genuine democracy False Bias #5: The US Represents Democracy and the Free World, while Putin’s Russia Seeks to Destroy Democracy. We’ve been discussing how Mental Escalators, specifically US policy and media makers’ dysfunctional, skewed psychological patterns, falsehood,[Read More…]

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Paradigm for peace applied to Russia, Ukraine, and the US: Proposal for a peaceful pathway forward – Part 4D

Paradigm for peace applied to Russia, Ukraine, and the US: Proposal for a peaceful pathway forward – Part 4D

 Part 4. Mental escalators of violence in US policy and media makers- Part 4D. Who truly stands against corruption? Black-and-white thinking causes US experts to believe falsehood False Bias #4. The US Is Fighting Against Corruption. The previous essay about authoritarianism referred to the 2019 testimony to the Senate Armed Services Committee for the Senate Hearing of the National Defense[Read More…]

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Paradigm for peace applied to Russia, Ukraine, and the US: Proposal for a peaceful pathway forward – Part 4C

Paradigm for peace applied to Russia, Ukraine, and the US: Proposal for a peaceful pathway forward – Part 4C

 Mental escalators of violence in US policy and media makers – Part 4C. Who truly stands against authoritarianism? Black-and-white thinking causes US experts to believe falsehood False Bias #3. The US Is Fighting against Authoritarianism. In his 2019 testimony to the Senate Armed Services Committee for the Senate Hearing of the National Defense Strategy, Damon Wilson, President of the National[Read More…]

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Paradigm for peace applied to Russia, Ukraine, and the US: Proposal for a peaceful pathway forward – Part 4B

Paradigm for peace applied to Russia, Ukraine, and the US: Proposal for a peaceful pathway forward – Part 4B

Part 4. Mental escalators of violence in US policy and media makers. Part 4B. A competitive, threat-orientation towards international relations: Psychological patterns described by Lakoff, Spranger, and Allport False Bias #2. Life Is Competition; the Goal Is to Beat Adversaries and Stay on Top. Let’s take a look at actual, representative lines from Damon Wilson’s 2019 testimony, two years before[Read More…]

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Convenient Omissions: The Ukraine-EU Candidacy Show

Convenient Omissions: The Ukraine-EU Candidacy Show

Instances of sympathy are rarely excuses to throw out the rule book.  In the case of the European Union, throwing out the rule book about admission has tended to be a feature of enlargement.  Credentials of candidate states have been, when needed, boosted or cooked for the occasion.  Others, whatever the progress, have been ignored.  For a collective that really[Read More…]

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Paradigm for peace applied to Russia, Ukraine and the US: Proposal for a peaceful pathway forward – Part 4 A

Paradigm for peace applied to Russia, Ukraine and the US: Proposal for a peaceful pathway forward – Part 4 A

Part4 – Mental escalators of violence in US policy and media makers Part 4A. An Introduction to the Frame of Mind  of Those Forever Leading US Foreign Policy False Bias #1. We Can Understand and Judge Other People Without Meeting Them, Without Engaging in Cooperative Dialogue, and Without Hearing Their Side of the Story. In these latest group of essays,[Read More…]

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Remembering  Lenin  when  watching  Ukraine  today

Remembering  Lenin  when  watching Ukraine  today

 Russia’s  President Putin,  in  a  speech  on  February  21,  2022,  said:  “Modern  Ukraine  was  entirely created  by….Communist  Russia.  The  process  began  immediately after  the  revolution  of  1917.”  He  then  described  the  state  as  “Vladimir  Ilych  Lenin’s  Ukraine.”  Putin  was  harking  back  to  the  Romanov  empire  of  the  past,  when  Ukraine was  under  the  Tsarist  regime.  Putin  is  today  keen  on [Read More…]

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‘Not a Justification but a Provocation’: Chomsky on the Root Causes of the Russia Ukraine War

‘Not a Justification but a Provocation’: Chomsky on the Root Causes of the Russia Ukraine War

  One of the reasons that Russian media has been completely blocked in the West, along with the unprecedented control and censorship over the Ukraine war narrative, is the fact that western governments simply do not want their public to know that the world is vastly changing. Ignorance might be bliss, arguably in some situations, but not in this case.[Read More…]

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The Geopolitics of the New Cold War

From his first days in office, Joe Biden and his national security advisers seemed determined to revive America’s fading global leadership via the strategy they knew best — challenging the “revisionist powers” Russia and China with a Cold War-style aggressiveness. When it came to Beijing, the president combined the policy initiatives of his predecessors, pursuing Barack Obama’s “strategic pivot” from[Read More…]

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March in Brussels on June 20, 2022 protesting rising living cost and NATO’s war

Tens Of Thousands Of Workers March In Brussels Protesting Rising Living Cost And NATO’s War

Tens of thousands of workers demonstrated against the rising cost of living, with many linking the crisis to the NATO’s war and Russia policies. Many demonstrators condemned the US-led NATO alliance and its involvement in the Ukraine war. Many linked their dire economic straits to the EU’s sanctions regime on Russia and with the NATO’s rush to arm Ukraine. Protesters[Read More…]

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Global Conflict Management:  Why Russia, NATO, the EU and Ukraine Cannot Make Peace?

The global mankind witnessing a fearsome and ferocious flow of military actions and reactions causing tragic human causalities that could inundate all norms of morality and civilizations plunging us to timeless darkness.  Do the leaders know what they are doing or are they all delusional by Nature? When We, the People of knowledge speak truthfully of the creation of human[Read More…]

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Ukraine Update: Ukraine-fatigue Is Setting In Around The World, Says British PM

Ukraine Update: Ukraine-fatigue Is Setting In Around The World, Says British PM

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Saturday stressed that the public needs to keep up its support of Ukraine after nearly four months of war. Media reports said: “The worry that we have is that a bit of Ukraine-fatigue is starting to set in around the world,” Johnson told reporters on the back of a trip to Kyiv. “It is[Read More…]

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Chomsky and Barsamian, In Ukraine, Diplomacy Has Been Ruled Out

Chomsky and Barsamian, In Ukraine, Diplomacy Has Been Ruled Out

by Noam Chomsky and David Barsamian David Barsamian: Let’s head into the most obvious nightmare of this moment, the war in Ukraine and its effects globally. But first a little background. Let’s start with President George H.W. Bush’s assurance to then-Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev that NATO would not move “one inch to the east” — and that pledge has been[Read More…]

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Ukraine Update: Kiev’s Allies Divided

Ukraine Update: Kiev’s Allies Divided

Ukraine’s allies are in disagreement on the question of the war. On June 14, a New York Times report — A Link to Besieged Ukrainians Is Cut, as Allies Question Strategy — said: “The last bridge to the city of Sievierodonetsk fell as battles raged, and some Western officials questioned Ukraine’s ability to keep resisting Russia.” The report said: “Ukraine’s[Read More…]

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UN warns war in Ukraine could amplify cost-of-living crisis

The United Nations Global Crisis Response Group warned in a report Wednesday that the ripple effects of the US-NATO conflict with Russia over Ukraine could exacerbate the human suffering of millions around the globe by escalating food and energy prices amid a worsening “global cost-of-living crisis unseen in at least a generation.” According to the report, the war has the potential to[Read More…]

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Ukraine Update: Momentum Of War Favors Russia

Ukraine Update: Momentum Of War Favors Russia

Momentum in the Ukraine War has begun favoring Russia, and as a clear signal, the NATO Secretary-General has told Ukraine to decide how much territory it likes to concede in exchange of peace. A New York Times report — “Momentum in Ukraine Is Shifting in Russia’s Favor” (June 11, 2022) — said: Ukraine lacking the weaponry it needs, and Western[Read More…]

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Ukraine Update: Kiev Forces Facing Growing Desertion, Significant Losses And Depleting Ammunition

Ukraine Update: Kiev Forces Facing Growing Desertion, Significant Losses And Depleting Ammunition

   Cases of desertion are growing among Ukrainian force, which is suffering significant losses, says report. It is also almost out of ammunition. Media reports said: There has been a rise in desertion as morale declines, says an intelligence report seen by The Independent. Ukraine is now dependent on Western donations of supplies, Ukrainian officials say. Reports are emerging that the[Read More…]

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Ukraine Update: Kiev Admits It Is Losing In Artillery War To Russia 

Ukraine Update: Kiev Admits It Is Losing In Artillery War To Russia 

Ukraine acknowledges that it is losing artillery war to Russia. Ukraine forces are almost out of ammunition and can only rely on Western-supplied arms in the battle against Russia, a top Ukrainian intelligence official has said. “This is an artillery war now,” Vadim Skibitsky, the deputy head of Ukraine’s military intelligence, told The Guardian on Friday. Ranged combat is going to[Read More…]

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

Ukraine Update: U.S. In The Dark On Military Operations, Says New York Times

The U.S. government has better information on Russian troops in Ukraine than on Ukrainian forces, The New York Times reported on Wednesday, citing U.S. officials. Kiev is keeping its biggest military sponsor in the dark, possibly even misleading Washington to protect the generous flow of American military aid into the country, the newspaper claimed in a report (U.S. Lacks a[Read More…]

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Ukraine Update: LNG From U.S. To Reach Ukraine

Ukraine Update: LNG From U.S. To Reach Ukraine

Ukraine needs liquefied natural gas (LNG). The country is in discussions with the U.S. on purchasing and financing supplies of LNG instead of pipeline gas, which the country currently receives from EU states, Naftogaz CEO Yuriy Vitrenko said on Tuesday. Media reports said: Kiev is currently buying reverse gas supplies that those countries resell, after buying from Russia. The head of[Read More…]

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Ukraine president Zelensky gave a video address after midnight on February 25, 2022 disclosing a Russian offer of talks

Ukraine Update: ​​ Amid Fears Of Russian Breakthrough In Donbas Zelensky Appeals For More Weapons 

Ukraine President Zelensky appealed for more weapons to arrive faster, saying things could become very difficult for Ukraine if Russian forces broke through front lines in Donbas, the eastern region where Severodonetsk is the main city not in Russian hands. Media reports said: Britain has promised to send its first long-range missiles to Ukraine after a similar U.S. pledge which triggered Vladimir Putin[Read More…]

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Lula Slams U.S. For Arms And Billions Of Dollars For Ukraine

Lula Slams U.S. For Arms And Billions Of Dollars For Ukraine

Brazilian presidential candidate Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva called out U.S. President Joe Biden in two campaign speeches this week, citing the $40 billion in military aid Washington has pledged to Ukraine. “Biden, who has never made a speech to give $1 to those who are starving in Africa, announces $40 billion to help Ukraine buy weapons,” Lula said on Wednesday[Read More…]

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US, UK to deliver advanced longer-range missile systems to Ukraine

US, UK to deliver advanced longer-range missile systems to Ukraine

US President Joe Biden announced on Wednesday that Washington will deliver advanced longer-range missile systems HIMARS (High Mobility Artillery Rocket System) to the Ukrainian army, as part of yet another $700 million in military aid that the White House announced on May 31. This latest tranche brings the total direct military aid committed by the Biden administration since the beginning[Read More…]

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Geopolitical Update: Europe Closer To Energy Crisis

Geopolitical Update: Europe Closer To Energy Crisis

Europe lurched closer to an energy crisis on Tuesday after the Kremlin cut off gas supplies to major buyers including Shell. A Telegraph report said: Russia’s state-owned gas supplier, Gazprom, said supplies to Shell in Germany as well as to Ørsted in Denmark will be cut off on Wednesday after they refused to bow to Putin’s demands to pay in roubles. Gazprom[Read More…]

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Ukraine Update: The War Hikes Hunger In Africa With Increasing Food Price

Ukraine Update: The War Hikes Hunger In Africa With Increasing Food Price

The war in Ukraine is increasing food prices, which is increasing hunger in Africa. An AP report from Mogadishu, Somalia cited Ayan Hassan Abdirahman, who is now paying twice as much as she did just a few months ago to buy the wheat flour she uses to make breakfast each day for her 11 children in Somalia’s capital. Abdirahman has[Read More…]

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Anti-war protesters gather in front of the White House to demonstrate against escalating tensions between the United States and Russia over Ukraine on January 27, 2022, in Washington, D.C. (Photo: Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Why “Cancel” Russians?

There is a persistent belief in both Europe and the United States that the “Western” economies are the most developed around, just as the “Western” culture and democracy, with its culture of abolition and total tolerance, is the only correct and advanced system. Russia, which is a bridge connecting Europe with Asia since Tsar Peter, has apparently chosen the European[Read More…]

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Ukraine Update: Ukraine Must Give Russia Territory, Says Henry Kissinger

Ukraine Update: Ukraine Must Give Russia Territory, Says Henry Kissinger

Ukraine conflict has now entered in the area of intensive diplomacy. Davos, now the seat of the World Economic Forum (WEF), is rich with Ukraine debate. Media reports said: Veteran U.S. statesman Henry Kissinger has urged the West to stop trying to inflict a crushing defeat on Russian forces in Ukraine, warning that it would have disastrous consequences for the[Read More…]

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The Ukraine War’s Collateral Damage

The Ukraine War’s Collateral Damage

The war in Ukraine has already caused massive death and destruction, with more undoubtedly to come as the fighting intensifies in the country’s east and south. Many thousands of soldiers and civilians have already been killed or wounded, some 13 million Ukrainians have been forced from their homes, and an estimated one-third of the country’s infrastructure has been destroyed. Worse yet, that war’s brutal[Read More…]

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Ukraine-Crisis, At What Cost? 

Ukraine-Crisis, At What Cost? 

Ukraine is not Afghanistan. Ukraine-crisis is, however, likely to be prolonged with a similar objective responsible for Afghanistan-war lasting for years. Geographically, culturally, historically and at numerous other levels, there is no comparison between Afghanistan-wars fought at different periods by United States as well as former Soviet Union and the ongoing Ukraine-war. The only similarity is that people have suffered[Read More…]

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Global Wheat Prices Reach Record High

Global Wheat Prices Reach Record High

Wheat prices surged to a new record high on Monday after India decided to prohibit exports of the commodity as a heatwave hit production. The price climbed to $453 per ton as the European market opened. Soft red winter wheat for July delivery rose 4.2%. Media reports said: India, the world’s second-largest wheat producer, said this weekend it was curbing[Read More…]

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

The Empire’s Ukraine War

The Empire is currently fighting a war – a partly-proxy and partly direct war – in Ukraine. The war between capitalist interests whether identified as ‘bipartisan unity’ in a country or ‘oligarchs’, is basically with the same bourgeois interests. Ukraine, once a part of the Soviet Union, is now controlled by the US and Western European interests. While the hopes[Read More…]

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Ukraine Update: Russian-U.S. Defense Chiefs Talk Over Phone For First Time Since Start Of The Ukraine War

Ukraine Update: Russian-U.S. Defense Chiefs Talk Over Phone For First Time Since Start Of The Ukraine War

Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu and U.S. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin spoke over telephone on Friday, marking the first call between the two since Russia launched the special military operation in Ukraine. Pentagon Press Secretary John Kirby said in a brief statement following the call that Austin “urged an immediate ceasefire in Ukraine and emphasized the importance of maintaining lines[Read More…]

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Paradigm for peace applied to Russia, Ukraine and the US: Proposal for a peaceful pathway forward – Part II

Paradigm for peace applied to Russia, Ukraine and the US: Proposal for a peaceful pathway forward – Part II

 Part II. The Roots of violence: Needs for life and safety   In the Paradigm for Peace model, the Roots of Violence are divided into seven categories. While a few of the categories aren’t as easily divided into defensive and aggressive motivations, for the most part, we examine how each party to the conflict may be defensively motivated or aggressively[Read More…]

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Ending ‘West’s Neocolonial Oppression’: On the New Language and Superstructures

Ending ‘West’s Neocolonial Oppression’: On the New Language and Superstructures

The Russia-Ukraine war has quickly turned into a global conflict. One of the likely outcomes of this war is the very redefinition of the current world order, which has been in effect, at least since the collapse of the Soviet Union over three decades ago. Indeed, there is a growing sense that a new global agenda is forthcoming, one that[Read More…]

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Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky (R-C) meets US House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi (L-C) in the capital Kyiv, Ukraine on May 1, 2022. (Photo: Ukrainian Presidency/Handout/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)

$40 Billion War Fever Grips Congress as US Escalates Ukraine War

The House of Representatives May 10 approved $40 billion of aid to Ukraine 368-57. All Democratic representatives voted yes. Previously antiwar Democrats like Reps. Ayanna Pressley, Jim McGovern, Barbara Lee, and Pramila Jayapal, who should know better, have uncritically embraced the Administration’s escalating war against Russia to the tune of $40 billion. Russia’s invasion of Ukraine must be condemned. But the[Read More…]

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Pathway for peace applied to Russia, Ukraine and the US: Proposal for a peaceful pathway forward – Part I

Pathway for peace applied to Russia, Ukraine and the US: Proposal for a peaceful pathway forward – Part I

PART 1. INTRODUCTION US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin stated that Western nations will continue “moving Heaven and Earth” to send weapons to Ukraine in its war against Russia.[1] While they may be moving Earth, it’s doubtful they’re moving Heaven, which could very well be enraged at US policymakers’ habit of seizing for itself divine powers to inflict massive amounts of[Read More…]

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Jeffrey Sachs on NATO’s proxy war in Ukraine and attaining peace

Jeffrey Sachs on NATO’s proxy war in Ukraine and attaining peace

The Ukraine War is today’s most important geostrategic issue. Along with capital flow/investment, trade and profit, it’s impacting the global dominance map. At the end of the war, significant changes in geopolitics will appear. Different parts of world capital are behaving/moving in different ways; and a few parts are interacting with, pushing/pulling each other, at times, in antithetical ways. This[Read More…]

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Escalating the War in Ukraine Means a Global Race to Catastrophe

Escalating the War in Ukraine Means a Global Race to Catastrophe

“Ukrainians,” in the words of Ben Wallace, the British Defense Secretary, “are fighting for their very lives and they are fighting for our freedoms.” “Ukraine’s success,” the White House stated, “is central to the global struggle between democracy and autocracy.” The Russian invasion of Ukraine was “unprovoked” and proves that Putin is intent on brutally reconstructing the Russian empire. That[Read More…]

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Possibility Of Abrupt End To Russian Gas, Germany Prepares Crisis Plan

Possibility Of Abrupt End To Russian Gas, Germany Prepares Crisis Plan

German officials are quietly preparing for any sudden halt in Russian gas supplies with an emergency package that could include taking control of critical firms. An exclusive Reuters report said: The preparations being led by the Ministry for Economic Affairs show the heightened state of alert about supplies of the gas that powers Europe’s biggest economy and is critical for[Read More…]

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Ukraine Update: UN Reaches Consensus On Ukraine For The First Time

Ukraine Update: UN Reaches Consensus On Ukraine For The First Time

The UN Security Council unanimously adopted a statement on Friday supporting the secretary-general’s efforts to search for a peaceful solution to the conflict in Ukraine, in the first such display of unity since February 24. The entire meeting on Friday lasted only about a minute. Russia’s support for the statement, drafted by Mexico and Norway, shows Moscow’s readiness for diplomacy,[Read More…]

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Toward a Peoples Ukraine Wars Tribunal

Toward a Peoples Ukraine Wars Tribunal

The deepening current Ukraine Crisis is properly linked to the Russian aggression that commenced with a massive military attack against Ukraine on February 24, 2022, and has continued to ravage the country since, including inducing a refugee flow numbering several million. There is a broad consensus around the world that such aggression is a criminal violation of international law, and[Read More…]

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Ukraine Update: Attempts To Build Common European Home Failed, Says German President

Ukraine Update: Attempts To Build Common European Home Failed, Says German President

German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier admitted that attempts to build the Common European Home failed. He made this statement at a press conference after the talks with Romanian President Klaus Iohannis in Bucharest. The press conference was livestreamed on Iohannis’ website. Media reports said: The German President said: “We all supported the great concept, proposed by Mikhail Gorbachev in the 1980s[Read More…]

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Why Won’t Europe Call for an End to This War?

Why Won’t Europe Call for an End to This War?

The North Atlantic media is entangled in an unprecedented information war. It is characterized by a relentless erosion of the distinction between facts and the manipulation of emotions and perceptions, between conjectures and unassailable truths. I saw this kind of information war in the United States firsthand during the last years of the war on Vietnam and in the lead-up[Read More…]

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Western Leaders Witness Loss of Ukraine National Freedom and Russians are Coming and Coming!

Western Leaders Witness Loss of Ukraine National Freedom and Russians are Coming and Coming!

The paralyzing fear and distrust emerging from the horrors of war in Ukraine must make us conscious to record the truth of global leadership failure and truth must be written in the annals of history that we all failed to stop the tyranny of war by the people against the people and that we had no idea how we continued[Read More…]

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The Economic Consequences of the War

The Economic Consequences of the War

Why the Conflict in Ukraine Is a Disaster for the Poor of This Planet In 1919, the renowned British economist John Maynard Keynes wrote The Economic Consequences of the Peace, a book that would prove controversial indeed. In it, he warned that the draconian terms imposed on defeated Germany after what was then known as the Great War — which we[Read More…]

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

Scenarios of Russian war outcome

When the US became involved in both world wars in the 20th century, all sides knew the outcome would be in favor of US allies. However, they had no idea of the length nor could they guess that the terms of the Paris Peace Treaty of 1919 would be the first long-term cause of WWII, any more than anyone could[Read More…]

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Cost of the Ukraine War Felt in Africa, Global South 

Cost of the Ukraine War Felt in Africa, Global South 

While international news headlines remain largely focused on the war in Ukraine, little attention is given to the horrific consequences of the war which are felt in many regions around the world. Even when these repercussions are discussed, disproportionate coverage is allocated to European countries, like Germany and Austria, due to their heavy reliance on Russian energy sources. The horrific[Read More…]

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The Second Level Geopolitical War in Ukraine Takes Over

The Second Level Geopolitical War in Ukraine Takes Over

It has become increasingly clear to the world that there is not one, but two, actually three, distinct levels of conflict embedded in what the world’s media and political leadership deceptively insist of calling the ‘Ukraine War.’ The first level was clearly initiated on February 24, 2022 when Russia launched an aggressive war against Ukraine imperiling its sovereign rights and[Read More…]

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 Our deeply subconscious magical thinking

 Our deeply subconscious magical thinking

Last month our park system sponsored a lecture by a renowned ornithologist, describing the international attention our part of the Lake Erie shoreline gets during spring bird migration. One thing he explained was that large birds like ducks and eagles travel typically by day, navigating by land features, whereas songbirds and warblers fly at night and navigate off the stars.[Read More…]

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How Could the U.S. Help to Bring Peace to Ukraine?

On April 21st, President Biden announced new shipments of weapons to Ukraine, at a cost of $800 million to U.S. taxpayers. On April 25th, Secretaries Blinken and Austin announced over $300 million more military aid. The United States has now spent $3.7 billion on weapons for Ukraine since the Russian invasion, bringing total U.S. military aid to Ukraine since 2014[Read More…]

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Rouble Gains, Euro Falls  As Russia Cuts Gas Supplies To Bulgaria and Poland

Rouble Gains, Euro Falls  As Russia Cuts Gas Supplies To Bulgaria and Poland

The euro plummeted to a five-year low against the US dollar during Wednesday’s trading, amid heightened fears of a possible energy crisis and an economic slowdown in Europe. Media reports from Europe said: As of 11:01am GMT, the euro/dollar exchange rate was down to $1.061 from the previous closing level of $1.0636. Earlier in the day’s trading, the index fell[Read More…]

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Now, Let Us Talk Peace

Now, Let Us Talk Peace

With Russian shells raining down on Ukrainian cities, an uneasy ceasefire in Yemen, the attack on Palestinians at prayer in Jerusalem and many other conflicts around the world, it might seem to some to be inappropriate to talk about peace. When a war is going on, though, it is absolutely the time to talk about peace. How else can we[Read More…]

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Hatred, Greed, Hypocrisy, Fascism Feed The Madness In Ukraine

Hatred, Greed, Hypocrisy, Fascism Feed The Madness In Ukraine

PART ONE SOMETHING FUNDAMENTAL IN HUMANS DRIVES UKRAINIAN WAR FORWARD If World War III’s Nuclear holocaust begins in Ukraine it will because of the same madness caused by the same hatred, greed, hypocrisy and fascism driven by the same oligarch’s, plutocrat’s and militarists in the same empires of both the west and the east, who, especially in the past one[Read More…]

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A Duck-and-Cover World? Welcome to the Ukraine Moment

A Duck-and-Cover World? Welcome to the Ukraine Moment

Face it, we’re living in a world that, while anything but exceptional, is increasingly the exception to every rule.  Only the other day, 93-year-old Noam Chomsky had something to say about that. Mind you, he’s seen a bit of our world since, in 1939, he wrote his first article for his elementary school newspaper on the fall of the Spanish[Read More…]

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History Returns Again in Ukraine

History Returns Again in Ukraine

After the 2014 coup and eight years of fighting between the Ukrainian military and Russian-backed separatists, history has once again exploded and returned to the stage in Ukraine. As Westerners with governments who act blatantly hostile and belligerent to Russia, we should ask: was Russia provoked, and if so, how? It is important to question how and why this conflict[Read More…]

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“A cautionary tale” for the Ukraine war

“A cautionary tale” for the Ukraine war

There are some fascinating similarities between the Crimean War of the 1850s and the Ukraine War of 2022. According to Norman Rich, author of “The Crimean War” its main purpose was the containment of an expanding Russia as European powers had become fearful of Russia’s extension of power under Tsarist rule. One of the questions Rich addressed was why peace[Read More…]

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 Horrific Homicidal Ukraine Invasion Has Entrapped Russia in a Wider War Long Sought by USA Deep State

 Horrific Homicidal Ukraine Invasion Has Entrapped Russia in a Wider War Long Sought by USA Deep State

An Alert and Warning! NATO Secretary-general calls for “transformation” of NATO into a fighting force against Russia and China Noam Chomsky, 93, issues warning: ‘We’re approaching the most dangerous point in human history’ Let people throughout the world speak out now and organize against the posturing for, and promotion of a world war that could easily become a nuclear war that[Read More…]

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In Praise of Partition

In Praise of Partition

Sometimes a few words are worth a thousand pictures – at least when it comes to Ukraine. Here’s one of them: The Ukrainian leader said that his country hadn’t been willing to cede territory from the beginning. “Had we been willing to give up our territory, there would have been no war,” Zelensky said. So the question recurs. Why is it[Read More…]

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Now Is the Time for Nonalignment and Peace

Now Is the Time for Nonalignment and Peace

by Roger McKenzie and Vijay Prashad War is an ugly part of the human experience. Everything about it is hideous. War is most obviously the act of invasion and the brutality that goes along with its operations. No war is precise; every war hurts civilians. Each act of bombardment sends a neurological shudder through a society. World War II demonstrated[Read More…]

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11 Crucial Facts About the Ukraine War

The Ukraine War is one of the most significant and sad events of our times. In the middle of several conflicting claims and counter claims, 11 facts regarding this war stand out as the most crucial With thousands dead and over four million displaced within a few weeks, this war has very high humanitarian costs. With each passing day the[Read More…]

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Ukraine, Russia and the Easter of Insanity

Ukraine, Russia and the Easter of Insanity

Tyranny did not Pause even on the Easter Decades earlier recall what the US-Britain and NATO did in Iraq even on the Xmas Eve. Layla Anwar (“Come and see our overflowing morgues…..come and see the rubble of your surgical strikes”: An Arab Women Blues wrote in her website blog: “Everyday, under the pretext of either al-Qaida, insurgents, militants or whatever[Read More…]

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 Prospects of World Peace Damaged by Eastward Expansion of NATO

 Prospects of World Peace Damaged by Eastward Expansion of NATO

Western Diplomats and Experts Have Been Warning About US and NATO policies Escalating Ukraine Crisis  Much before the Ukraine war this year, several internationally renowned foreign policy experts, including retired senior officials and other persons close to the establishment in the USA and its western allies, have been warning that a policy of excessive hostility towards Russia, persistent interference in[Read More…]

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Cooperation, not competition, to avoid disaster

Cooperation, not competition, to avoid disaster

After the collapse of the Soviet Union, the US was unrivaled as a superpower. During the 1990s and, until about 2012, the US was relatively unconstrained in its use of military power in an attempt to get its way. However, often the use of military power was counterproductive. More importantly, the US frequently violated international law through its military interventions[Read More…]

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Biden, Russian War and Stagflation Economics

Biden, Russian War and Stagflation Economics

When Trump left office, he had a personal low public opinion poll of 34% amid the January 6th quasi-coup attempt, whereas Biden in a middle of an enemy that most Americans love to hate, and have done for more than century, has approval rating 1% lower than Trump when the latter left office in January 2020. The question is why[Read More…]

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 Why Biological Weapons Matter in Ukraine

 Why Biological Weapons Matter in Ukraine

One of the more serious allegations to emerge out of the Ukraine-Russian conflict is that the U.S. was cooperating with the Ukraine to develop biological weapons. While the evidence is circumstantial and strongly denied by the U.S. government, there is reason for concern and for optimism. Russian sources have claimed that there are US-funded biolabs in Ukraine that may be[Read More…]

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Bombed homes in Mosul  Credit: Amnesty International

From Mosul to Raqqa to Mariupol, Killing Civilians is a Crime

by Medea Benjamin and Nicolas J. S. Davies Americans have been shocked by the death and destruction of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, filling our screens with bombed buildings and dead bodies lying in the street. But the United States and its allies have waged war in country after country for decades, carving swathes of destruction through cities, towns and villages[Read More…]

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Ukraine Update: Sweden And Finland Set To Join NATO

Ukraine Update: Sweden And Finland Set To Join NATO

Finland and Sweden are set to join NATO as early as this summer, extending the organization’s borders alongside Russia by hundreds of miles, U.S. officials told the British newspaper the Times. Finland is expected to submit its application for membership in June, with Sweden to follow. During talks among the organization’s 30 member nations last week, U.S. officials said that NATO membership[Read More…]

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Russia, Ukraine and the United States: Trapped in a cultural script

Russia, Ukraine and the United States: Trapped in a cultural script

The Script: Evil Persecutor, Innocent Victim, Rescuing Hero Brzezinski’s Baiting of the USSR Cold War Truth and Propaganda Russian Fears US Greed and Biases of the Policymaker Breed Shallow Analysis Double Standards Consequences of Believing the Script Compassion for Ukrainians victimized by Russia’s violence demonstrates that human hearts care. However, beneath the visible current of compassion there’s an alarming, dangerous[Read More…]

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Why Ukraine?

Why Ukraine?

There is no doubt that atrocities have been committed in Ukraine, seemingly by Russian attacking forces, and in a perfect world those who so acted would be held responsible. But the world is highly imperfect when it comes to accountability for international crimes. When the International Criminal Court in 2020 found it had authority to investigate alleged crimes committed by Israel[Read More…]

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Ukraine–First Priority Should be to End War and All Round Suffering of People

Ukraine–First Priority Should be to End War and All Round Suffering of People

As each day of war increases sufferings of people of Ukraine and creates new possibilities of escalation of wider conflict, the first priority, the overwhelming priority should be to end the war as early as possible and secure immediate peace. However several forces and leaders which are in the forefront of the debate on this highly regrettable invasion do not[Read More…]

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Ukraine Update: Immediate Russian Oil, Gas Embargo Impossible, Says German Finance Minister

Ukraine Update: Immediate Russian Oil, Gas Embargo Impossible, Says German Finance Minister

An immediate ban on imports of Russian oil and gas into Germany is not feasible, Germany’s Finance Minister Christian Lindner said on Wednesday, although he added he was all in favor of an energy embargo. “If I could follow my heart,” there would be a ban on Russian oil and gas in Germany, Lindner said in an interview published by German weekly[Read More…]

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Ukraine in Perspective

Ukraine in Perspective

A Historical Feast of Death and Destruction from the Peloponnesian Wars to Late Tomorrow Night Excuse me if I wander a little today — and if it bothers you, don’t blame me, blame Vladimir Putin.  After all, I didn’t decide to invade Ukraine, the place my grandfather fled almost 140 years ago. I suspect, in fact, that I was an[Read More…]

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Ukraine Update: Enormous Economic Repercussions For The World, Warns U.S. Treasury Secretary

Ukraine Update: Enormous Economic Repercussions For The World, Warns U.S. Treasury Secretary

The Ukraine conflict will have “enormous economic repercussions in Ukraine and beyond.” This was warned by U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen in a House panel Wednesday. She added that the rising price of energy, metal, wheat and corn that Russia and Ukraine produce “is going to escalate inflationary pressures as well.” An AP report — Yellen: Russia’s invasion will have[Read More…]

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From Corona to Ukraine, the awakening of the non-Western world

From Corona to Ukraine, the awakening of the non-Western world

(The Corona war) revealed many things, first and foremost of the greed of Western countries, especially with regard to providing vaccines for poor countries in the third world. It also revealed that globalization which said to have made the world a small village has become questionable issue. The borders of countries were closed and each country had to rely on[Read More…]

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Is Europe Really More Civilized? Ukraine Conflict a Platform for Racism and Rewriting History

Is Europe Really More Civilized? Ukraine Conflict a Platform for Racism and Rewriting History

When a gruesome six-minute video of Ukrainian soldiers shooting and torturing handcuffed and tied up Russian soldiers circulated online, outraged people on social media and elsewhere compared this barbaric behavior to that of Daesh. In a rare admission of moral responsibility, Oleksiy Arestovych, an adviser to the Ukrainian President, quickly reminded Ukrainian fighters of their responsibility under international law. “I[Read More…]

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Diplomats Expulsions: European Powers In Action And Counter-action

Diplomats Expulsions: European Powers In Action And Counter-action

Major countries in Europe are now engaged with expulsion of diplomats. The move was initiated by NATO-camp countries. Russia has warned of’ symmetrical’ response to Western countries’ expulsion of Russian diplomats A Reuters report said: ‘Russia will respond proportionately to the expulsion of its diplomats from a number of Western countries, Russian ex-president and deputy head of Security Council Dmitry[Read More…]

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From Korea to Libya: On the Future of Ukraine and NATO’s Neverending Wars

From Korea to Libya: On the Future of Ukraine and NATO’s Neverending Wars

Much has been said and written about media bias and double standards in the West’s response to the Russia-Ukraine war, when compared with other wars and military conflicts across the world, especially in the Middle East and the Global South. Less obvious is how such hypocrisy is a reflection of a much larger phenomenon which governs the West’s relationship to[Read More…]

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Ukraine Update: The Crisis Could Wreak Global Economic Havoc For Decades, Warns China

Ukraine Update: The Crisis Could Wreak Global Economic Havoc For Decades, Warns China

Chinese leaders have brushed back pressure from the EU to take an anti-Russia stance in the Ukraine conflict, warning that cooperation between Beijing and Brussels is needed to prevent long-term damage to the global economy. Speaking by videoconference on Friday in a summit meeting with EU leaders, Chinese President Xi Jinping reportedly said it could take years or even decades[Read More…]

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How Corporate Media Has Put the American Public in a State of Ukraine-Russia Psychosis

How Corporate Media Has Put the American Public in a State of Ukraine-Russia Psychosis

There is a growing psychosis sweeping the U.S. around the Russian bombardment of Ukraine, and it is being triggered by the legacy news media. The steady stream of biased, often erroneous or incomplete information spewing from the establishment press is leading people to quickly choose sides in a complicated international conflict, waving flags in support of “their side,” fawning over global leaders, and[Read More…]

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Ukraine and the Global Economic War: Is This Barbarism or Civilization?

Ukraine and the Global Economic War: Is This Barbarism or Civilization?

The West’s actions against Russia since the war in Ukraine could signal an emerging new order that shuns the U.S. for weaponizing the dollar and Western control over the global financial system. Do the Ukraine war and the action of the United States, the EU and the UK spell the end of the dollar as the world’s reserve currency? Even with the[Read More…]

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Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelensky (en.kremlin.ru)

Ukraine: Democratic socialists challenge Zelensky’s attack on workers, political parties

Using the pretext of Russia’s invasion, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has banned several political parties and undermined labour and trade union rights. Ukrainian socialist group Sotsyalnyi Rukh (Social Movement) criticised the actions as undemocratic and warned they risk undermining popular resistance to the invasion. Zelensky “temporarily suspended the activities” of 11 parties with alleged links to Russia on March 19.[Read More…]

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Ukraine Updates: All Russia’s Big Exports Could Soon Be In Roubles, Signals Kremlin

Ukraine Updates: All Russia’s Big Exports Could Soon Be In Roubles, Signals Kremlin

The Kremlin indicated on Wednesday that all of Russia’s energy and commodity exports could be priced in roubles, toughening President Vladimir Putin’s attempt to make the West feel the pain of the sanctions it imposed for the invasion of Ukraine. In the strongest signal yet that Russia could be preparing an even tougher response to the West’s sanctions, Russia’s top[Read More…]

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The Ukraine war and the impending pandemic of hunger- Part Two

The Ukraine war and the impending pandemic of hunger- Part Two

For the world’s vulnerable populations already reeling from one of the worst economic shocks and an unprecedented hunger and livelihoods crisis resulting from the Covid-19 lockdowns, Russia’s war in Ukraine poses an existential threat. In this two part series researcher Sajai Jose looks at the way food production across the globe is set to fall due to supply chain disruptions[Read More…]

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The Russian-Ukrainian Conflict in its Historical Global Context

The Russian-Ukrainian Conflict in its Historical Global Context

Introduction Symptomatic of the intensification of the US-led Cold War in the first two decades of the 21st century, the Russian war in Ukraine was a point of contention for military integration of former Soviet republics by the US and its Western European allies which welcomed and encouraged the conflict in 2022 in part to test the Atlantic Alliance’s solidarity[Read More…]

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The Ukraine war and the impending pandemic of hunger-Part One

The Ukraine war and the impending pandemic of hunger-Part One

  For the world’s vulnerable populations already reeling from one of the worst economic shocks and an unprecedented hunger and livelihoods crisis resulting from the Covid-19 lockdowns, Russia’s war in Ukraine poses an existential threat. In this two part series researcher Sajai Jose looks at the way food production across the globe is set to fall due to supply chain[Read More…]

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Ukraine Update: Possibility Of Putin-Zelensky And Putin-Biden Meeting

Ukraine Update: Possibility Of Putin-Zelensky And Putin-Biden Meeting

Citing Russian presidential aide Vladimir Medinsky, who leads the Russian delegation to the talks with Ukraine, an Istanbul, March 29 datelined media report said: Russia has suggested a meeting between Russian and Ukrainian Presidents, Vladimir Putin and Vladimir Zelensky, be organized concurrently with the initialing of a bilateral treaty by the two countries’ foreign ministers. “After today’s meaningful conversation, we[Read More…]

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The Ukraine War: “Beyond the fight, lies the greater fight”

The Ukraine War: “Beyond the fight, lies the greater fight”

The “Unwinnable War” Last week, the UN secretary-general António Guterres said that the Ukraine war is “….unwinnable”  and this is true but sadly, there seems to be no letup in the war, not yet. In the meantime, Russia’s relentless bombing has reduced Ukraine into a pile of rubbles and turned Ukraine into a non-functioning state! On the other hand, Russia’s[Read More…]

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Ukraine Can’t Be a “Trump-Card” When Diplomacy Fails! 

Ukraine Can’t Be a “Trump-Card” When Diplomacy Fails! 

Despite being voiced aggressively, “Ukraine-Diplomacy” exercised by the so-called friends of this country has so far shown virtually no sign of ending sufferings of Ukrainians and of Ukraine-crisis. This certainly demands deliberation on nature of “diplomacy” at play and its apparent failure. True, innocent citizens must not suffer at the cost of what major powers desire. Violence of any nature[Read More…]

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The Costs of (Another) War, When We Could Be Fighting Climate Change

The Costs of (Another) War, When We Could Be Fighting Climate Change

What do a six-year-old in the United States and an 85-year-old in Russia have in common besides being on opposite sides of a war? They’re both feeling the strain of a warming planet. “Is the earth going to get so hot that we can’t survive?” my young son asked me last summer as we plodded through the woods behind our[Read More…]

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Russian war in Ukraine and the shifting global balance of power

Russian war in Ukraine and the shifting global balance of power

The shifting world order is a more realistic prospect after the Russian invasion of Ukraine than in the aftermath of the Great Recession of 2008 which destabilized the neoliberal globalization model and weakened the US as the unipolar hegemonic power. Although the convergence of long-term structural decline in the US as a core economy and simultaneous Chinese ascendancy has been[Read More…]

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 The MADness of the Resurgent U.S. Cold War With Russia

The war in Ukraine has placed U.S. and NATO policy toward Russia under a spotlight, highlighting how the United States and its allies have expanded NATO right up to Russia’s borders, backed a coup and now a proxy war in Ukraine, imposed waves of economic sanctions, and launched a debilitating trillion-dollar arms race. The explicit goal is to pressure, weaken[Read More…]

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Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelensky (en.kremlin.ru)

Ukraine Update: Zelenskyy’s Representative Blames U.S. And Budapest Memorandum Signatories For War

A representative of Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelenskyy described signatories to the Budapest Memorandum as a reason Ukraine is at war, citing their failure to hold up their end of the agreement. “They signed their obligation to protect Ukraine, to provide the security and safety,” Fedir Venislavsky, President Zelenskyy’s representative to Ukraine’s Constitutional Court, told Fox News. “Which means when Ukraine[Read More…]

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Time is Ticking: Israel’s Balancing Act in Ukraine is Likely to Backfire

Time is Ticking: Israel’s Balancing Act in Ukraine is Likely to Backfire

Israel’s balancing act in the Russia-Ukraine war is likely to falter soon, simply because the resulting NATO-Russia conflict is expected to last for years, not weeks or months. Eventually, Israel would have to make a choice. Alas, whatever that choice may be, Israel will stand to lose. From the first day of the war, Israel somehow became involved. Top Israeli[Read More…]

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Anti-war protesters gather in front of the White House to demonstrate against escalating tensions between the United States and Russia over Ukraine on January 27, 2022, in Washington, D.C. (Photo: Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Four theses on Russia-Ukraine situation

With a month long conflict between Russia and Ukraine, several theses have been proposed by authors, experts and scholars. Here, Dmitry Kochegurov presents four different ones adding to the ongoing discussions. Position №1. «Calm era of stability» The 2000s – early 2010s without exaggeration will be remembered by Russian Millennials as one of the most economically successful and attractive periods[Read More…]

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Bill McKibben:  Greenwashing U.S. Imperialism’s Russia Rivalry, War Moves in Ukraine …a Call for Debate

Bill McKibben:  Greenwashing U.S. Imperialism’s Russia Rivalry, War Moves in Ukraine …a Call for Debate

Since Russia carried out its brutal, unjust invasion of Ukraine, environmental writer and activist Bill McKibben has been pumping out rationales in op-ed pieces and media appearances for supporting the U.S. and its West European allies as they ramp up military assistance to Ukraine and their economic warfare and military preparations against Russia, in the name of going green –[Read More…]

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NATOstan: She’s looking at YOU

NATOstan: She’s looking at YOU

NATOstan: she’s looking at YOU. A Roma untermensch packaged by Ukrainian “democracy”. The above picture and text is from a tweet by Pepe Escobar. Is this what you are supporting? That’s great. I am not. I have never been to the territory of the Russian Federation nor of Ukraine; but; I don’t need to; because there is no way I[Read More…]

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Russian President Vladimir Putin gives his annual state of the nation address in Manezh, Moscow, Russia, Wednesday, April 21, 2021. (Mikhail Metzel, Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP)

If USA’s Russia policy is based on peace, this will be good for both countries and simply great for world  

At a time when the Russian invasion of Ukraine has faced a lot of well-justified criticism, a different yet related question also needs to be raised. Would Ukraine have become such a serious crisis point if the USA had sincerely adopted a policy of peace towards Russia during the last 35 years or so? Revisit Russia of three decades back.[Read More…]

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“Body Count. Global avoidable mortality since 1950”: Ukraine War & US Killing By War & Sanctions

“Body Count. Global avoidable mortality since 1950”: Ukraine War & US Killing By War & Sanctions

The Western world rightly deplores the war criminal Russian invasion of Ukraine but  simultaneously ignores the horrendous impact of (a) bloody US invasions of 52 countries since WW2,  and (b) the  US application of deadly sanctions against numerous countries. The most shocking victims today of this US-imposed mass murder are starving Afghanistan and starving Yemen, but the Developing World faces[Read More…]

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Hunger Stalks Central Asia as the Ukraine War Unfolds

Hunger Stalks Central Asia as the Ukraine War Unfolds

On March 16, 2022, Kazakhstan’s President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev delivered his State of the Nation address in Nur-Sultan. Most of Tokayev’s speech was about the political reforms in Kazakhstan he had either accomplished or planned to advance, after he had promised them as redress to January’s political unrest and protests against the Kazakh government. He also addressed the impact of the Russia-Ukraine war on Kazakhstan during his[Read More…]

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Ukraine Update: U.S. Sets Red Line For China

Ukraine Update: U.S. Sets Red Line For China

A Reuters report said: The Biden administration, seeking to deter China from aiding sanctions-hit Russia, on Wednesday warned Beijing not to take advantage of business opportunities created by sanctions, help Moscow evade export controls or process its banned financial transactions. White House national security adviser Jake Sullivan told reporters that G7 countries would soon announce a unified response to make[Read More…]

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War is still hell

War is still hell

 Around 2000 years ago Seneca the Younger said: “We are mad not only individually but nationally. We check manslaughter and isolated murders, but what of war and the much vaunted crime of slaughtering whole peoples?” In 1880, General William Tecumseh Sherman said: “There is many a boy here today who looks on war as all glory, but boys, it is[Read More…]

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MSM cover-up of neo-Nazis in Ukraine

MSM cover-up of neo-Nazis in Ukraine

War is never inevitable, despite what the masters of war say. But what is inevitable are the relentless propaganda, censorship and disinformation disseminated by the mainstream media, politicians and pundits in the ongoing coverage of the war in Ukraine. In the last few months, the corporate-owned MSM and social networks have been working overtime to spread Cold War propaganda against[Read More…]

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What Would a Potential CSTO Intervention in Ukraine Look Like?

What Would a Potential CSTO Intervention in Ukraine Look Like?

While Russia’s original and shifting objectives in Ukraine remain unclear, the Kremlin is increasingly wary of a publicized, drawn-out conflict. A potential intervention by its military alliance, the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO), could give Russia a diplomatic victory and an acceptable path to de-escalating its campaign if it can leverage its influence over member states effectively. Russia’s attempts to[Read More…]

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Police detain demonstrators during an action against Russia's attack on Ukraine in St. Petersburg, Russia, Tuesday, March. 1, 2022. Protests against the Russian invasion of Ukraine resumed on Tuesday, with people taking to the streets of Moscow and St. Petersburg and other Russian towns despite mass arrests. (AP Photo/Dmitri Lovetsky)

Russia’s Role in the Ukraine Conflict

On March 21, 2022, Gilbert Achcar – a Professor at SOAS University of London – published a note on the Russia-Ukraine conflict, openly wishing for a North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) victory. He enthusiastically expressed his support for Western arms deliveries to Ukraine and Western sanctions against Russia, which not only impact the well-being of the Russian people by blocking[Read More…]

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Ukraine Update: NATO Faces Splits On Russia Question

Ukraine Update: NATO Faces Splits On Russia Question

A Washington Post report (As allies meet, splits emerge in NATO about how to deter Russia) said: As President Biden landed in Brussels on Wednesday splits were emerging within NATO and in Washington about how to deter the Kremlin from further escalation. Allied leaders are discussing whether it is best to keep Russia guessing about what will trigger a bigger[Read More…]

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Bellinger is Wrong

Bellinger is Wrong

On 28 February 2022 former US government official John B. Bellinger III wrote an article for the US Council on Foreign Relations entitled “How Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine Violates International Law” (published online at https://www.cfr.org/article/how-russias-invasion-ukraine-violates-international-law). While John B. Bellinger III is correct to declare that Russia’s use of force against the territorial integrity or political independence of Ukraine is prima[Read More…]

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The West’s Fanaticism Over Blaming ‘Evil’ Putin Misses the Point—and an Opportunity for a Lasting Peace

The West’s Fanaticism Over Blaming ‘Evil’ Putin Misses the Point—and an Opportunity for a Lasting Peace

Pointing fingers won’t help—an attitude shift is what the world needs now. The old long war in Afghanistan has barely ended and already there is a new one, this time in Europe. Most governments, the media, and the United Nations General Assembly reached a consensus quickly: the contemptible aggressor is Vladimir Putin. Public opinion strongly supports Ukraine. Large demonstrations form[Read More…]

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Ukraine Being Destroyed by Proxy War, Not for Peace or Sustainable Future-Making

Ukraine Being Destroyed by Proxy War, Not for Peace or Sustainable Future-Making

Witness to Killing and Destruction – Ukraine fast becoming the Epic Centre of Cataclysm Cynicism about politics is endemic across all cultures. When intelligent people think and plan war, it negates the very human nature of reasoned mind at peace within its own consciousness and balanced tranquility. The earth trembles with continuous shelling and bombing, sirens sound alarms of coming[Read More…]

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Ukraine, Russia and the Sporting McCarthyites

Ukraine, Russia and the Sporting McCarthyites

The cultural vandals and iconoclasts have been busy of late, removing Russians from the stables at short notice and demanding what might be called a necessary affirmation of disloyalty.  It’s all good to talk about world peace and the resolution of disputes, but that will hardly do for the flag bearing choirs who have discovered their object of evil.  Do[Read More…]

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Ukraine Update: Vietnam And Malaysia Oppose Anti-Russian Sanctions

Ukraine Update: Vietnam And Malaysia Oppose Anti-Russian Sanctions

Vietnam and Malaysia did not support the anti-Russian sanctions and agreed to remain neutral towards the Ukraine crisis, Malaysian Prime Minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob told reporters Tuesday after his visit to Hanoi. “We discussed the Russian-Ukrainian conflict and agreed that Malaysia and Vietnam will remain neutral on this issue,” he said according to the Bernama news agency. “As for sanctions[Read More…]

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Washington Should Think Twice Before Launching a New Cold War

Washington Should Think Twice Before Launching a New Cold War

by William D. Hartung, Taylor Giorno and Nick Cleveland-Stout A growing chorus of pundits and policymakers has suggested that Russia’s invasion of Ukraine marks the beginning of a new Cold War. If so, that means trillions of additional dollars for the Pentagon in the years to come coupled with a more aggressive military posture in every corner of the world. Before this country succumbs to calls for[Read More…]

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World War III is here, but it’s not what we expected

World War III is here, but it’s not what we expected

Movies and books have often portrayed World War III as either the final chapter of the human epoch or as a new but primitive restart for those who survive the nuclear conflagration. We cannot know if such prophesies will ultimately come true. For now World War III appears to have started with Russia’s attack on Ukraine, but without nuclear missiles[Read More…]

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Troubled Ideas: A Nuremberg Tribunal for Putin

Troubled Ideas: A Nuremberg Tribunal for Putin

In a good number of Western states, the ruling classes, former and current, have lost their heads.  Bugbear and boogieman Vladimir Putin’s efforts in Ukraine have lent themselves to some rather extreme suggestions, ranging from assassination to potential war crimes trials.  This is not to say that the Russian leader has nothing to account for.  As ever, it all depends[Read More…]

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Ukraine Update: World Faces Food Crisis

Ukraine Update: World Faces Food Crisis

The war in Ukraine has delivered a shock to global energy markets. Now the planet is facing a deeper crisis: a shortage of food. A New York Times report (March 20, 2022) on global food crisis due to the Ukraine war said: ‘A crucial portion of the world’s wheat, corn and barley is trapped in Russia and Ukraine because of the[Read More…]

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Japan’s Concern for Ukraine: Crocodile Tears?

To watch Japanese television news, including numerous news specials, is to be reminded morning, noon and night of the war in the Ukraine and the suffering of the Ukrainian people. Needless to say, there is nothing wrong with this inasmuch as the suffering, death and destruction caused by the war is all too real and ought to be of concern[Read More…]

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Ukraine Update: Decrease Oil Consumption To Hurt Putin, Suggestion To Developed Countries

Ukraine Update: Decrease Oil Consumption To Hurt Putin, Suggestion To Developed Countries

Car-free Sundays in cities, working from home up to three days a week and using cost-efficient public transport – are just some of the recommendations made by the International Energy Agency (IEA) to the world. The 10-point action plan aims at cutting back on oil consumption “in the face of the emerging global energy crisis triggered by Russia’s invasion of[Read More…]

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Propaganda 101: Ukraine 2022  

Propaganda 101: Ukraine 2022  

During 2011, NATO bombed a path to Tripoli to help its proxy forces on the ground oust Gaddafi. Tens of thousands lost their lives and much of Libya’s social fabric and infrastructure lay in ruins. The 2016 article appearing in Foreign Policy Journal ‘Hillary Emails Reveal True Motive for Libyan Intervention’ exposed why Libya was targeted. Gaddafi was murdered and his plans[Read More…]

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Ukraine Update: Confusion In The West

Ukraine Update: Confusion In The West

Ukraine scene is confusing the West. Today’s Washington Post main headline said: Zelensky’s end game a mystery to the West Mixed signals about the status of a peace deal have heightened anxiety about the trajectory of the talks The Washington Post report said: ‘“There are people in Ukraine who say ‘we don’t want to hear about talks, we want to[Read More…]

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NATO plays Russian roulette with nuclear weapons

NATO plays Russian roulette with nuclear weapons

Three weeks into the Ukraine war, all of the sides involved are taking ever greater risks. The hitherto unthinkable, a nuclear exchange in Europe, is being openly considered and built up as a threat. Voices of caution, restraint and appeals to reason have largely fallen silent. Despite the looming catastrophe, NATO is not prepared to compromise. In a televised speech[Read More…]

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Ukraine Update: South Africa Blames NATO For War And Will Resist Call To Blame Russia

Ukraine Update: South Africa Blames NATO For War And Will Resist Call To Blame Russia

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa on Thursday blamed NATO for the war in Ukraine and said he would resist calls to condemn Russia, in comments that cast doubt over whether he would be accepted by Ukraine or the West as a mediator. “The war could have been avoided if NATO had heeded the warnings from amongst its own leaders and[Read More…]

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