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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”.
My answer to the first part of the question is that “voting for Hillary because she is a woman” makes no sense to me at all. Yes, women should get together for causes that affect women in general…But Hillary Clinton is an individual, she is not women in general. Women together might fight for women’s right to be elected President, but that right exists. It cannot be reduced to one particular woman’s right to be President.
Now Available in Paperback! Photo: Counterpunch Click here to listen. Diana Johnstone is a writer based in Paris, France. Her past books include Fools’ Crusade: Yugoslavia, Nato, and Western Delusions. Her new book, which we discuss, is Queen of Chaos: The Misadventures of Hillary Clinton. Media for the people! Click here to help Rise Up Times continue […]
Diana Johnstone’s many articles, including the recent, “France Under the Influence: The ambiguity of Charlie Hebdo,” have been featured in numerous international magazines and on news sites. A distinguished researcher and commentator on global politics, Diana holds a PhD from the University of Minnesota and was active in the movement against the Vietnam War, organizing the first international contacts between American citizens and Vietnamese representatives. She is a member of Women Against Military Madness (WAMM).
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 […]
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 Smoking Pop-Gun by DIANA JOHNSTONE April 21, 2014 Counterpunch.org On Friday, April 18, President Obama voiced his righteous indignation over anti-Semitic fliers pasted on synagogue walls in the pro-Russian eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk. The fliers, calling on all Jews to register or face expulsion, had appeared the day before and were instantly denounced […]
“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 […]
Justifying the Unjustifiable by DIANA JOHNSTONE August 26, 2013 counterpunch.org Paris. The liberal warhawks are groping around for a pretext they can call “legal” for waging war against Syria, and have come up with the 1999 “Kosovo war”. This is not surprising insofar as a primary purpose of that US/NATO 78-day bombing spree was always […]
The Snowden Affair and the Destruction of Effective Democracy in Europe by DIANA JOHNSTONE July 5-7, 2013 Counterpunch.org Paris, France. The Snowden affair has revealed even more about Europe than about the United States. Certainly, the facts of NSA spying are significant. But many people suspected that something of the sort was going on. The […]
“The obsession with ‘genocide’ as the primary humanitarian issue in the world today relativizes war. It reverses the final judgment of the Nuremberg Trials that: ‘War is essentially an evil thing.’” by Diana Johnstone April 2, 2013 PhilosophyforChange.org Opposing genocide has become a sort of cottage industry in the United States. Everywhere, “genocide studies” are cropping […]
The Good Intentions That Pave the Road to War R2P and Genocide Prevention by DIANA JOHNSTONE Counterpunch WEEKEND EDITION FEBRUARY 1-3, 2013 Paris. Opposing genocide has become a sort of cottage industry in the United States. Everywhere, “genocide studies” are cropping up in universities. Five years ago, an unlikely “Genocide Prevention Task Force” was set […]
Sanctions are a form of warfare used by the U.S. and allies The Franco-American journalist Diana Johnstone muses over the evolution of Western policy. The ideals of the French Revolution were slowly replaced by a moral humanitarianism that makes it possible to switch from the defense of oppressed peoples to the apologia for colonization. At […]
The Decline of Political Protest> Pussy Riot and Amnesty International What is most notable about this attention, and the attention of the Western media in general, is its tone. The tone is by no means a diplomatic appeal intended to persuade authorities to free the women in question. Rather, it is a tone of provocation. by DIANA […]
“Western politicians and media are not yet fighting World War III, but they are talking themselves into it.” Road to Damascus… and on to Armageddon? by DIANA JOHNSTONE FEBRUARY 13, 2012 Counterpunch Paris What if pollsters put this question to citizens of the United States and the European Union : “Which is more important, ensuring […]
On Libya: What Washington Wants, Washington Gets By Polly Mann WAMM Newsletter August ◊ September 2011 Several years ago I met Diana Johnstone at a Women Against Military Madness (WAMM) conference where she was the keynote speaker. She is a graduate and former professor of the University of Minnesota, former European editor of the weekly […]