Russia, Ukraine and the chronicle of a war foretold / by Chris Hedges

I was in Eastern Europe in 1989, reporting on the revolutions that overthrew the ossified communist dictatorships that led to the collapse of the Soviet Union. It was a time of hope. NATO, with the breakup of the Soviet empire, became obsolete. President Mikhail Gorbachev reached out to Washington and Europe to build a newContinue reading “Russia, Ukraine and the chronicle of a war foretold / by Chris Hedges”

The West, not Russia, is responsible for the war danger in Ukraine / by John Wojcik

Ukrainian soldiers use a launcher with U.S. Javelin missiles during military exercises in Donetsk region, Ukraine, Jan. 12, 2022. The Western corporate media is ringing alarm bells about a ‘Russian invasion’ of Ukraine, but it is aggressive U.S. and NATO expansionism that has led to the current crisis. | Ukrainian Defense Ministry Press Service viaContinue reading “The West, not Russia, is responsible for the war danger in Ukraine / by John Wojcik”

Ban the bomb becomes law, by Henry Lowendorf

December 16, 2020 Arguably the first step in half a century to eliminate nuclear weapons, the Treaty for the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW) makes it internationally illegal to “develop, test, produce, manufacture, otherwise acquire, possess, or stockpile nuclear weapons or other nuclear explosive devices.” At the United Nations in 2017, 122 countries, none ofContinue reading “Ban the bomb becomes law, by Henry Lowendorf”