Tag Archives: Ukraine

Chris Hedges: A Nation of Snitches

Hedges: Just as infected as the prisons and the courts are poor neighborhoods, which abound with snitches, many of them low-level drug dealers allowed to sell on the streets in exchange for information. And from there our culture of snitches spirals upward into the headquarters of the National Security Agency, Homeland Security and the FBI.

Interview with Diana Johnstone, Paris-based American Journalist

Diana Johnstone’s many articles, including the recent, “France Under the Influence: The ambiguity of Charlie Hebdo,” have been featured in numerous international magazines and on news sites. A distinguished researcher and commentator on global politics, Diana holds a PhD from the University of Minnesota and was active in the movement against the Vietnam War, organizing the first international contacts between American citizens and Vietnamese representatives. She is a member of Women Against Military Madness (WAMM).

Robert Perry: Nearing Catastrophe on Iran and Russia

Parry: What is particularly striking about this current moment is how the madness that permeates the U.S. government equally pervades the mainstream U.S. media, which is now incapable of covering major international events except through the lens of State Department propaganda, a situation that has reached extreme levels in the reporting on the Ukraine crisis.

John Pilger: Why the Rise of Fascism Is Again the Issue

From the article: Above all, they want Ukraine’s mighty neighbour, Russia. They want to Balkanise or dismember Russia and exploit the greatest source of natural gas on earth. As the Arctic ice melts, they want control of the Arctic Ocean and its energy riches, and Russia’s long Arctic land border. Their man in Moscow used to be Boris Yeltsin, a drunk, who handed his country’s economy to the West. His successor, Putin, has re-established Russia as a sovereign nation; that is his crime.

Robert Parry: ‘Realists’ Warn Against Ukraine Escalation

Exclusive: The neocons’ war-and-more-war bandwagon is loaded up again and rolling downhill as “everyone who matters” in Washington is talking up sending sophisticated weapons to Kiev to escalate Ukraine’s civil war, but some “realists,” an endangered species in U.S. foreign policy, dissent, notes Robert Parry. By Robert Parry  ConsortiumNews.com  February 10, 2015 In recent years, Official Washington – the politicians, […]

▶ Two on the Ukraine: Merkel and NATO’s Jen Stoltenberg

Merkel, speaking at the Munich security conference Saturday, said she wanted peace in Europe with Russia.

Robert Parry: ‘Group-Thinking’ the World into a New War

Exclusive: The armchair warriors of Official Washington are eager for a new war, this time with Russia over Ukraine, and they are operating from the same sort of mindless “group think” and hostility to dissent that proved so disastrous in Iraq, reports Robert Parry. By Robert Parry  ConsortiumNews.org  January 30, 2015 If you wonder how the […]

Ukraine Agreed to a Monsanto “Land Grab” to Get a $17 Billion Loan from the International Monetary Fund (IMF)

Corporate globalization and control. Note that Chevron is also deeply involved in the Ukraine.

Former Pro-GMO Biotech Scientist Admits GMOs are NOT Safe

Wired: 2014 Kinda Sucked: A Look at Our Slow Descent Into Dystopia

Mirror, mirror on the wall, what’s the most dystopian image of them all…read to the end for the MOA #blacklivesmatterminneapolis protest to see the image and story.

John Lennon — Happy Xmas (War Is Over)

John Lennon – Happy Xmas (War Is Over)  The official video for John Lennon ‘Merry Xmas (War Is Over)’   Only about 12 million views. (Not enough.) RiseUpTimes.org is a purely volunteer effort to counter mainstream corporate media that beat the drums of war. Rise Up Times covers other justice and peace issues as well, and there are […]

RT interview: Bagram, Gitmo victim: ‘Ticking time bomb intel is falsity, people say anything to stop torture’

Former Bagram and Guantanamo detainee Moazzam Begg, who was subject to abuse and mentioned in the Senate committee report, dismissed claims that CIA torture could be justified, sharing his own experience with RT. He once made up facts to end the torture. RT.com  December 13, 2014 Click here to view the video READ MORE: 10 […]

John Pilger: War by Media and the Triumph of Propaganda

 Secrecy, Surveillance and Censorship The information age is actually a media age. We have war by media; censorship by media; demonology by media; retribution by media; diversion by media – a surreal assembly line of obedient clichés and false assumptions. By JOHN PILGER  Counterpunch  Weekend Edition, Dec. 5-7, 2014 Why has so much journalism succumbed […]

Kucinich: Three Members of Congress Just Reignited the Cold War While No One Was Looking

 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 […]

Propaganda? What Propaganda? Western Media Monopoly vs Alternative and Non-Western Media

 I believe it important to understand how western media beat the drum of war on behalf of George W. Bush. The echo chamber demonstrated it could be counted on to back acts of aggression around the world with impunity. By Peter Lavelle   Global Research  November 18, 2014   Sputnik  17 November 2014 Region: Russia and FSU   Theme: Media Disinformation We have recently been hearing a […]

Mairead Maguire: Unmaking the Agenda of War

Unmaking this agenda of war and demanding the implementation of justice, human rights and international law is the work of the peace movement. We can turn around our current path of destruction by spelling out a clear vision of what kind of a world we want to live in demanding an end to [the military/industrial] […]

Robert Parry: Ukraine’s Neo-Nazis Demand Respect

Exclusive: Thousands of Ukraine’s neo-Nazis surrounded the parliament in Kiev demanding that the government honor Ukrainian paramilitary forces who fought for Adolf Hitler in World War II, another embarrassing reminder of the extremism unleashed by last February’s U.S.-backed coup, says Robert Parry. By Robert Parry   ConsortiumNews.com   October 15, 2014 For months, the New York Times […]

C.J. Polychroniou Interviews Noam Chomsky: Can Civilization Survive “Really Existing Capitalism”?

 One of the most respected mainstream US Middle East analysts, former CIA operative Graham Fuller, recently wrote that “I think the United States is one of the key creators of [ISIS]. The United States did not plan the formation of ISIS, but its destructive interventions in the Middle East and the war in Iraq were […]

▶ John Rees: The True Purpose of NATO

Stopping Nato and the spread of war in Ukraine and beyond    Stop the War’s John Rees on why Nato — on the coat tails of the United States — is such a threat to peace and how we can mobilise to stop the relentless drive for more war in Ukraine, the Middle East and […]

▶ The Ukrainian conflict explained in historical context: Interview with Sergei Glaziev, advisor to President Putin

 A Russian economist analyzes the state of geopolitics between Russia and the U.S. and in a world context.  The Saker  The Vineyard of the Saker  scott.net  19 Aug 2014 Thanks to the superb work of the Russian Team, it is my huge pleasure to present you with one of the most interesting interviews about the war […]

John Pilger: In Ukraine, the US is dragging us towards war with Russia

Washington’s role in Ukraine, and its backing for the regime’s neo-Nazis, has huge implications for the rest of the world John Pilger  The Guardian  13 May 2014 A pro-Russian activist with a shell casing and a US-made meal pack that fell from a Ukrainian army APC in an attack on a roadblock on 3 May in Andreevka, […]