“Mearsheimer: According to the established view in Western countries, this war was provoked by the imperialist ambitions of Vladimir Putin…. But there is no solid argument to support this thesis. On the other hand, there is no lack of evidence that what started this war was the West’s desire to make Ukraine a bulwark on the Russian border. Russia perceived this as an existential threat, which therefore had to be eliminated.
Update: On June 17, the British court ordered the extradition to the United States of Wikileaks publisher Julian Assange, who exposed war crimes. Assange is an Australian citizen. Take action.
The convergence of a looming economic crisis, fear by a bankrupt ruling class that they will soon be banished from power, the growing ecological catastrophe and the inability to thwart self-destructive military adventurism against Russia and China, have set the stage for an American implosion.
Chris Hedges on Jailed WikiLeaks Founder Julian Assange’s Wedding: He’s “Crumbling” in London Prison
Imprisoned WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is “crumbling” physically and psychologically, says journalist Chris Hedges, who last week attended Assange’s wedding to his longtime partner Stella Moris at London’s Belmarsh prison. https://youtu.be/PqNNlGBThCM Assange has been behind bars for nearly three years awaiting a possible extradition to the United States on espionage charges for publishing documents More
"it’s the same story as always, just like Glasgow. It’s those the voices in the street which can end this tragedy of the Assange torture and persecution, like everything else, like the civil rights movement, like the social democratic initiatives in the 1930s, the New Deal measures, like the antiwar movement, like the women’s movement, everything, always the same answer."
Thom Hartmann: The News Is Too Vital To Be Left to the “Free Market” and Must Again be Owned and Run by Actual Journalists
"Infotainment "news" media won't talk about many of the most vital issues of our day, and treats politics as if it were the NFL instead of the most vital tool for our democracy. We must reverse the past 40 years' destruction of our news ecosystem."
‘CIA Tried to Kill Assange;’ US: ‘He’s Only Moderately Depressed and Won’t Go to Isolation (Day Two)
“This is a case of credible evidence of U.S. plans to do serious harm to Assange, contemplating assassination, rendering, kidnapping and poisoning and it is worthy an investigation of these assurances that this same government asks us to believe.”