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Ukraine: Viewpoints on the war

Scott Ritter, Andrew Bacevich, Caitlin Johnstore, John LaForge, Medea Benjanmin, Patrick Lawrence and Marcy Winograd talk about the war between Russia and Ukraine. Was it avoidable? Is it a proxy war? Will there be a winner? Is the nuclear threat real? and more.

Chris Hedges: The Puppets and the Puppet Masters

From its inception, the CIA carried out assassinations, coups, torture, and illegal spying and abuse, including that of U.S. citizens, activities exposed in 1975 by the Church Committee hearings in the Senate and the Pike Committee hearings in the House. All these crimes, especially after the attacks of 9/11, have returned with a vengeance.

Chris Hedges: The Return of Fascism

As in the past, these new fascist parties cater to emotional yearnings. They give vent to feelings of abandonment, worthlessness, despair and alienation. They promise unattainable miracles. We have seen this movie before.

Chris Hedges: Strike, Strike, Strike

At what point does a beleaguered population living near or below the poverty line rise in protest? This, if history is any guide, is unknown. But that the tinder is there is now undeniable, even to the ruling class.

Ukraine and the Triumph of Militarism, by Caitlin Johnstone

What makes Tierney’s triumphant militarist smut so annoying isn’t how he’s wrong, it’s how he’s right. You can take issue all you like with his use of the word “left” to describe liberal supporters of capitalism and empire who just want the empire to be a bit less embarrassing and maybe forgive their student loans, but that’s the fault of the generations of psyops that have gone into sabotaging the left and destroying its memory, not Tierney’s.

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