From Ukraine’s independence in 1991 until the U.S.-backed overthrow of Ukraine’s elected government in 2014, Russia didn’t show any interest in taking Ukrainian territory.
New York Times editors changed a recent headline from “As Ukraine’s Fight Falters, It Gets Even Harder to Talk About Negotiations” to “As Ukraine’s Fight Grinds On, Talk of Negotiations Becomes Nearly Taboo”, apparently for no other reason than because “grinds on” advances the information interests of the US empire better than “falters”.
How can we countenance the decision by the U.S and its Western allies to block negotiations with Russia to end the war, despite Kyiv and Moscow apparently being on the verge of negotiating a peace treaty?
Greenwald: I want to ask...about the cost beyond just the financial cost, in particular the reaction of the rest of the world to America and what it is doing to American standing. John Mearsheimer On US Power & the Darkness Ahead for Ukraine Glenn Greenwald / System Update / July 1, 2023 https://youtu.be/rCLPxJ0wNhU Greenwald: More
Those in power must feel our wrath, which means constant acts of non-violence civil disobedience, social and political disruption. Organized power from below is the only power that can save us.
If we do not build left-right coalitions on issues such as militarism, health care, a living wage and union organizing, we will be impotent in the face of corporate power and the war machine.
“We need to act together as citizens to be that vital check on the military industrial congressional complex, which is why I think there are so many forces in our society today that are actually trying to keep us… asleep and isolated from the real impact of war,” Astore says.
We need to get all our leaders around the table and force them to say: “No more war!”. That would be the point where dialogue can start.
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.
Imagine then if you had a vantage point from outer space:You would see a massive dark cloud circling the tiny and fragile earth. No one would escape the effects.
Chomsky urges that the U.S. join the rest of the world in calling for negotiations, not because Putin can be trusted, but because negotiations are our best hope for averting disaster. There’s no certainty as to whether this process would result in peace, but as Chomsky says, “There is one and only one way to find out: Try.”