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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”.
“There is something deeply wrong with having our news brought to us by the same corporations that bring us our killing.”
The Trump Presidency: Or How to Further Enrich “The Masters of the Universe”
The pith helmets may have long gone, but the blood has never dried. A nineteenth century contempt for countries and peoples, depending on their degree of colonial usefulness, remains a centrepiece of modern “globalisation”, with its perverse socialism for the rich and capitalism for the poor–
On the economy in Britain, European austerity, middle class and working class Britons who voted for Brexit, against neoliberalism.
The whistleblowing website went on to note that the proposals and language contained in the text promotes what it described as “the corporatization of public services.”
Op Ed: We fear that opposing arguments in favor of national sovereignty will probably not be discussed much during this conference. And yet, the European Union has served as an experimental laboratory testing what happens when a large and growing number (now 28) of sovereign states turns over a major part of their rights to supranational governance.
From the article: This imagery actually serves to de-politize the political nature of tensions. It sanitizes the actions of empire, from coercive diplomacy with Iran and support for regime change in Syria to the invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq and US military intervention in Somalia, Yemen, and Libya.
In its dealings with the European Union, Ukraine could not even get concessions for its citizens to find work throughout Europe. The West does not care about Ukraine, or its people, except for using them to seize a strategic advantage against Russia in the geopolitical game of nations. By Dennis Kucinich truthdig.com December 16, 2014 […]
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 […]
To claim that racist parties are democratic is based on a dangerous and ahistorical view of ideology, says Henrik Arnstad. Here are the notes preceeding the posting of the article below. ”Den [mellankrigstida] fascismen ansåg krossandet av demokratin vara ett villkor för ultranationalismens triumf. Men den nutida extremhögern vill göra demokratin etniskt homogen och reservera […]
U.S. government hypocrisy toward the Ukraine crisis has been breathtaking, as has the U.S. press corps’ stubborn refusal to see the hypocrisy (i.e. the Iraq War and many other U.S. interventions). William Blum looks at the reasons behind the double standards. By William Blum ConsortiumNews.com March 8, 2014 When it gets complicated and confusing, when you’re […]
In retrospect, Russia-bashing was the main media event of the Sochi Olympics since the U.S. “lost” in the medal count. The Ukraine crisis has put the Olympics in the past tense and presented an opportunity for the old Cold War team to field a new crisis. Pres. Obama is following the Clinton policy of pushing […]
BY AGUESTCONTRIBUTOR on 11/02/2014 • Drone Wars UK Guest post by Ben Hayes and Chris Jones. February 11, 2014 Today the Transnational Institute and Statewatch are jointly publishing a new report on the European Union and drones, entitled Eurodrones Inc. Our report examines the considerable economic and political support given to the drone industry by the European Union, which has now reached a level at […]
Why Washington’s Iran Policy Could Lead to Global Disaster What History Should Teach Us About Blockading Iran By Juan Cole April 12, 2012 TomDispatch It’s a policy fierce enough to cause great suffering among Iranians — and possibly in the long run among Americans, too. It might, in the end, even deeply harm […]