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The Crisis of the Left and the Decline of Europe and the United States
The victory of the Conservative Party and the debacle of the Labour Party in the recent British general elections is yet another sign of the crisis facing left-wing forces today, leaving aside the question of how, under the British electoral system, the Labour Party actually increased the number of...
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Enforcing the Ukraine 'Group Think'
It may be fitting that the U.S.-funded Radio Liberty would be the latest media outlet to join in the bashing of an American academic who dares to disagree with U.S. policies on Ukraine, which have included supporting a 2014 coup that ousted the elected president and installing a new regime in which...
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Obama’s Petulant WWII Snub of Russia
President Barack Obama’s decision to join other Western leaders in snubbing Russia’s weekend celebration of the 70 th anniversary of Victory in Europe looks more like pouting than statesmanship, especially in the context of the U.S. mainstream media’s recent anti-historical effort to downplay...
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Iran Calls for Nuclear Disarmament by US, Israel, World
At a summit on Monday, Iranian foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif turned the tables on the countries demanding that Iran keep its nuclear program for solely civilian, electricity generation. Zarif called for all countries to give up nuclear weapons, including Israel and the US. Iran does not...
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U.S. and Russian Generals Call for Reducing the Risk of Inadvertent Nuclear War
In an important New York Times op-ed , retired U.S. and Russian Generals James Cartwright and Vladimir Dvorkin call for the two countries to take steps to reduce the risk of nuclear weapons being launched by mistake, particularly during a time of crisis. End Launch-on-Warning In particular, they...
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They Have ‘Propaganda,’ US Has ‘Public Diplomacy’–and a Servile Private Sector
The New York Times headline ( 4/15/15 ) paints a dire picture: Turmoil at Voice of America Is Seen as Hurting US Ability to Counter Propaganda But wait a second–isn’t Voice of America itself a propaganda outlet ? Not in the New York Times stylebook, apparently. The piece, by Ron Nixon, describes...
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Why We Must Return to the US-Russian Parity Principle
[Author's note: The text below is a somewhat expanded version of remarks I delivered at the annual US-Russia Forum in Washington, DC, held in the Hart Senate Office Building, on March 26.) When I spoke at this forum nine months ago, in June 2014, I warned that the Ukrainian crisis was the worst US-...
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In Final Interview, Günter Grass Warned Against 'War Everywhere'
Nobel-award winning author and social critic Günter Grass, who died this week at the age of 87, said in his final interview that he worried humanity—now 15 years into the 21st century—could be "sleepwalking" into another world war. "We have on the one side Ukraine, whose situation is not improving...
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Neocon ‘Chaos Promotion’ in the Mideast
Former Washington insider and four-star General Wesley Clark spilled the beans several years ago on how Paul Wolfowitz and his neoconservative co-conspirators implemented their sweeping plan to destabilize key Middle Eastern countries once it became clear that post-Soviet Russia “won’t stop us.” As...
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Nuclear Threat Escalating Beyond Political Rhetoric
As a new cold war between the United States and Russia picks up steam, the nuclear threat is in danger of escalating – perhaps far beyond political rhetoric. Randy Riddel, a former senior political affairs officer with the U.N. Office for Disarmament Affairs (UNODA) told IPS he pities the general...
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