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“[Johnstone] recounts in detail how the Western left betrayed its historical principles of social justice and peace and let itself be lured into approval of aggressive U.S.-NATO wars on the fallacious grounds of “human rights”.
It’s a weaving together rather than domination of one over the other. A lesson for all.
The oil monarchies have thus used their petro-wealth to create a pro-war consensus in Washington that is nearly 100-percent complete. Needless to say, this will not benefit the mass of ordinary Americans, the people who will have to fight and die in such conflicts and whose taxes will pay for them.
How has information been suppressed so that many Americans have failed to grasp their true history? We know that corporate owned mass media reflects the power structure of our times. But education is also an issue. By Don Irish WAMM Newsletter Fall I 2015 Published under the title, “Hypocrisy.” Mary Beaudoin and Tom Dooley […]
Tightening the U.S. Grip on Western Europe by DIANA JOHNSTONE Counterpunch.org Weekend Edition June 6-8, 2014 NATO leaders are currently a cting out a deliberate charade in Europe, designed to reconstruct an Iron Curtain between Russia and the West. With astonishing unanimity, NATO leaders feign surprise at events they planned months in advance. Events that […]
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Bruce Gagnon Organizing Notes May 9, 2014 New poll by Zogby Analytics (893 likely voters, May 2-3) provides the latest war temperature test. “Do you agree or disagree that the United States should use whatever means it can to prevent Russia from establishing control over eastern Ukraine?”Agree – 29%Disagree – 36%Not Sure – 35%The American people might […]
That’s the Question… By DIANA JOHNSTONE Counterpunch.org May 8, 2014 Paris. In Germany these days, very many citizens object to the endless Russia-bashing of the NATO-oriented mainstream media. They may point out that the U.S.-backed regime change in Kiev, putting in power an ultra-right transitional government eager to join NATO, posed an urgent threat to preservation […]
“The Russians are coming … again … and they’re still ten feet tall!” By William Blum May 9th, 2014 The Anti-Empire Report #128 Official website of the author, historian, and U.S. foreign policy critic. So, what do we have here? In Libya, in Syria, and elsewhere the United States has been on the same […]
Sunday Song, Bruce Gagnon’s Organizing Notes May 11, 2014 Published on Dec 29, 2012 Dick Gaughan – Think Again, from the album A Different Kind Of Love Song. Subscribe or “Follow” us on RiseUpTimes.org. Rise Up Times is also on Facebook! Check the Rise Up Times page for posts from this blog and more! “Like” our […]
So it may be controversial for far-right parties to join governments in the West, but it is permissible in the East if they are mainly opposing Russia. The next time you’re influenced by a facebook meme or a heart-wrenching youtube video about human rights violations by an “enemy” of the West, think about the atrocities […]
Published on Apr 28, 2014 The crisis in Ukraine and the steadily dropping temperature in relations between Moscow and Washington made many talk about a new Cold War; and many others are worried it may turn ‘hot’. But there’s another war going on right now: the information war. US Secretary of State Kerry has already attacked […]
…the United States must “maintain its predominance,” because “it is U.S. hegemony that has upheld regional peace and stability”—the latter a term of art referring to subordination to U.S. demands. As it happens, the world thinks differently and regards the United States as a “pariah state” and “the greatest threat to world peace,” with no […]
Translation of video title: New Military equipment Kramators’k Ostrovsky street 16.04.2014 Bruce Gagnon April 16, 2014 Organizing Notes Kiev’s military faced off with protesters in east Ukraine on Wednesday to sort out their differences…and found none. Soldiers appeared reluctant to go into battle against anti-government activists. When Ukrainian Armored Personnel Carriers (APCs) entered downtown Kramatorsk […]
“Do we really believe that the U.S. wants democracy for Ukraine, or was this about encircling Russia, increasing Western profits, and attempting to expand NATO?” By Mary Beaudoin WomenAgainstMilitaryMadnessNewsletter March/April 2014 It’s probably safe to say that most Americans wouldn’t really be very receptive to the idea of using their tax money to increase profits […]
Was the referendum on Crimea’s independence legitimate? Does Catalonia have a right to secede from Spain? Scotland from Britain? Texas from Mexico? By Ed Felien | The Rag Blog | March 17, 2014 Posted on March 17, 2014 by Thorne Dreyer Crimea is a dangling appendix to the Ukraine. It is connected by a narrow patch of land barely 10 miles […]
“I sometimes get the feeling that somewhere across that huge puddle, in America, people sit in a lab and conduct experiments, as if with rats, without actually understanding the consequences of what they are doing.” – Vladimir Putin, 4 March 2014 Vladimir Putin (en.wikipedia.org) Diana Johnstone March 21, 2014 Paris. Five years ago, I wrote a […]
With Russia in chaos, it does sound a bit far-fetched to see her as an aggressor. Paul Craig Roberts GreanvillePost.com March 15, 2014 Dear readers: I recalled correctly from my Russian studies a half century ago that Soviet leaders had stuck Russian territories into Ukraine, but I mistakenly attributed all of the transfers to Khrushchev. […]