Ukraine. Across its eastern border is Russia and to its west-Europe. For centuries, it has been at the center of a tug-of-war between powers seeking to control its rich lands and access to the Black Sea. 2014’s Maidan Massacre triggered a bloody uprising that ousted president Viktor Yanukovych and painted Russia as the perpetrator by Western media. But was it? “Ukraine on Fire” by Igor Lopatonok. Continue reading Ukraine on Fire: The Real Story→
WORTH THE PRICE? Joe Biden and the Launch of the Iraq War The Real News Network – February 21, 2020
WORTH THE PRICE? Joe Biden and the Launch of the Iraq War is a documentary short reviewing the role of then-Senator Joe Biden (D-DE) in leading the United States into the most devastating foreign policy blunder of the last twenty years. Continue reading Joe Biden and the Launch of the Iraq War→
The White House’s game-playing denials of bio labs in Ukraine March 11, 2022
We don’t know if biological weapons are in Ukraine. We do know there are dangerous “biological research facilities” there: which we know because Victoria Nuland, shocking Rubio, warned about. But the history of US programs gives the lie to WH denials about bioweapons in general.
Putin’s Invasion of Ukraine Salon | Ray McGovern, John Mearsheimer
March 06, 2022
Prof. John Mearsheimer and ex-C.I.A. Russia specialist Ray McGovern discuss the Ukraine conflict and U.S. policy towards Moscow, presented by the Committee for the Republic in Washington. Convened March 2nd 2022 by the Committee for the Republic Q&A host: Bruce Fein, constitutional lawyer Continue reading Mearsheimer and McGovern on Ukraine War→
Sometimes a conflict shapes our views of the world in ways that we never knew were possible. We think we have a good understanding of how the world works, and then we come up against a situation for which we do not have an accurate answer. Although some important thinkers saw the Ukrainian disaster coming, neither the US nor the European Union (EU) took the Russians seriously. Today, Ukraine is paying for it. Continue reading Putin’s crime; Europe’s shame→
Russia’s aggression against Ukraine entails a grave violation of the jus cogens rule stipulated in article 2, paragraph 4, of the UN Charter – the prohibition of the use of force without approval of the Security Council. Admittedly, Russia has invoked article 51 of the Charter, which recognizes the right of self-defence until the Security Council is seised of the matter. However, this provision only operates when there has been a prior military attack, which a state must repulse, because its very survival is at stake. This is not the case in the current conflict. Continue reading COUNTERPUNCH: PRECEDENTS OF PERMISSIBILITY→
The Brutal War on Yemen By Baher Kamal, March 21, 2022
Baher Kamal reports on U.N. agencies’ warnings of the catastrophic consequences of the Saudi Arabia/UAE coalition’s war on Yemen, which is being fueled by U.S. and European arms deals.
The people of YEMEN are literally being massacred RIGHT NOW by British and American weapons. Nobody in power or influence is doing a thing about it. No armbands. No MOTD. No scores of millions in a day raised. No lights. Nothing. What bloody hypocrites they are #Yemen
A War on Civilians:
Yemeni Suffering Intensifies Due to U.S., Saudi & Emirati Bombs and Blockade February 02, 2022
Professor Shireen Al-Adeimi, Yemeni-born anti-war activist & Assistant Professor at Michigan State University, joined Eugene Puryear and Rania Khalek on The Freedom Side to discuss the ongoing Saudi and Emirate destruction of Yemen and the role of the US and UK in making it possible. Continue reading Saudi-led war on Yemen→
Russia’s intervention in Ukraine is not ‘inter-imperialist war’ – imperialism is a system https://rokfin.com/post/78169/Russias-intervention-in-Ukraine-is-not-interimperialist-war–imperialism-is-a-system
An explanation of how Russia’s invasion of Ukraine is not an example of “inter-imperialist war.” Russia is not an imperialist power; imperialism is a global economic system, and Russia is part of the semi-periphery, not the core. Moreover, the US-led NATO imperialist bloc started this crisis in Ukraine by sponsoring a coup in 2014, fueling a civil war in the eastern Donbas region, encircling Russia with Western military bases, arming and training Nazis and other far-right extremists, and flooding Ukraine with billions of dollars of weapons. (This talk was part of an event held on March 6 by the International Manifesto Group.) Continue reading The West Provoked Ukraine War→
When Russian troops invaded Ukraine last week, it set in motion the possibility of another major transformation in the European political and economic order.
Russia launched its attack from Ukraine’s northern border with Belarus, across its eastern frontier with Russia, and in the south from Crimea, the Ukrainian peninsula that Russia annexed in 2014. Such a move suggests that more than the annexation of Ukraine is at stake. Continue reading Imperial power→