Tag Archives: Soviet Union

Redacting Democracy: What You Can’t See Can Hurt You, by Karen J. Greenberg

Now You See It, Now You Don’t. Democracy itself can,…be redacted if the culture of blacking-out key information becomes Washington’s accepted paradigm.

Nuclear Threat Grows as US Prepares to Withdraw From INF Treaty, by Jon Letman

“I think it’s very clear now that … the nuclear problem is coming back with a vengeance.”
Wellerstein pointed out that, owing in part to a decades-old aura of secrecy surrounding nuclear weapons, many people have a sense they aren’t well-informed on nuclear issues, with some Americans admitting they deliberately avoid nuclear weapons-related news.

Pro-War Press, Not Cambridge Analytica, Is the Real Scandal

Cambridge Analytica, in other words, was doing what campaigns have long done, which is to knock on doors and ask people what they think.

Ann Wright: Building Bridges of Peace instead of Fear — Citizen Diplomacy with Russia

Wright: With international tensions high, members of our delegation believe its time for the citizens of all nations to loudly declare that military confrontation and hot rhetoric are not the way to resolve international problems.

Counterpunch: Planned Chaos in the Middle East—and Beyond

An Unholy Alliance Between the Military-Security-Industrial Complex and the Israel Lobby By ISMAEL HOSSEIN-ZADEH   Counterpunch.org   Weekend Edition July 18-20, 2014 Geopolitical observers of the Middle East turbulence tend to blame the raging chaos in the area on the presumed failure of the “incoherent,” “illogical” or “contradictory” policies of the United States. Irrefutable evidence […]

Susu Jeffrey: Obama’s Neo-Cold War

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 […]

Naomi Maina: AFRICOM: Forging New Chains

Is it conceivable that a massive foreign military apparatus was created with intentions that were merely benign and solely in the interests of security for the African people? By Naomi Maina  Women Against Military Madness Newsletter  January/February 2014 January/February Index The U.S. has divided the entire world into military commands (1), providing its military with missions […]

William Hartung> Beyond Nuclear Denial> How a World-Ending Weapon Disappeared From Our Lives, But Not Our World

Beyond Nuclear Denial> How a World-Ending Weapon Disappeared From Our Lives, But Not Our World  By William D. Hartung    July 08, 2012    Tom Dispatch There was a time when nuclear weapons were a significant part of our national conversation.  Addressing the issue of potential atomic annihilation was once described by nuclear theorist Herman Kahn as “thinking about the […]