Peace Forces Mobilize as NATO Summit in Madrid Plans for War / by W.T Whitney Jr.

‘Yes to peace, No to NATO’: Anti-imperialist activists organized by the World Federation of Democratic Youth march against the NATO Summit that opens in Madrid on June 29. | via WFDY The NATO Summit taking place in Madridon June 29-30 “will be transformative,”  asserted NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg; it will project “a new Strategic Concept for a new security reality.” AtContinue reading “Peace Forces Mobilize as NATO Summit in Madrid Plans for War / by W.T Whitney Jr.”

‘Not a Justification but a Provocation’: Chomsky on the Root Causes of the Russia Ukraine War / by Ramzy Baroud

Photograph Source: Cityswift – CC BY 2.0 One of the reasons that Russian media has been completely blocked in the West, along with the unprecedented control and censorship over the Ukraine war narrative, is the fact that western governments simply do not want their public to know that the world is vastly changing. Ignorance might beContinue reading “‘Not a Justification but a Provocation’: Chomsky on the Root Causes of the Russia Ukraine War / by Ramzy Baroud”

Stop the spiral of death and destruction / by Greg Godels

An explosion is seen in an apartment building after a Russian army tank fired in Mariupol, Ukraine, on Friday.Evgeniy Maloletka/AP Everything happening today in Ukraine must be weighed on the scales of history, understood in terms of precedents that attach meaning and clarity to today’s events. Over a hundred years ago, elites and their scribesContinue reading “Stop the spiral of death and destruction / by Greg Godels”

Ukrainian communist journalist: ‘This war started eight years ago’ / by Vijay Prashad

Ukrainian troops from the fascist Azov Battalion guard men detained at a site of battle with pro-Russian fighters in Mariupol, eastern Ukraine, June 13, 2014. Ukrainian troops attacked pro-Russia separatists that day, driving them out of buildings they had occupied in the city. About 100 soldiers emerged triumphant from the previously rebel-occupied buildings, shouting theContinue reading “Ukrainian communist journalist: ‘This war started eight years ago’ / by Vijay Prashad”

A criminal war ushers in the worst of times in Ukraine, Russia, and Europe / by Victor Grossman

Stop War Everywhere: Berlin-based Colombian street artist Arte Vilu works on a mural featuring a Ukrainian woman in traditional dress in Berlin, Germany, Feb. 28, 2022. | Hannibal Hanschke / AP BERLIN—These are terrible, terrible days. A young Ukrainian woman described to me, with tears in her eyes, the conditions for her bed-ridden grandmother, forContinue reading “A criminal war ushers in the worst of times in Ukraine, Russia, and Europe / by Victor Grossman”

Ukraine as the ‘Geopolitical Pivot’: The U.S. Grand Strategy, 1991-2022 / by The Editors of Monthly Review

The War in Eurasia. Image credit: Dossier 36, The Tricontinental, January 4, 2021 As we write these notes at the beginning of March 2022, the eight-year limited civil war in Ukraine has turned into a full-scale war. This represents a turning point in the New Cold War and a great human tragedy. By threatening globalContinue reading “Ukraine as the ‘Geopolitical Pivot’: The U.S. Grand Strategy, 1991-2022 / by The Editors of Monthly Review”

The Orwellian Attacks on Critics of NATO Policy Must Stop / by Branko Marcetic

US Army vehicles at Grafenwoehr Training Area, the largest NATO training facility in Europe, 02.09.22 | (Armin Weigel – Picture Alliance via Getty Images) Rampant militarism in the wake of 9/11 did not tolerate dissent. A similar jingoistic fervor today insists that criticism of Western foreign policy and calls for diplomacy are tantamount to treason.Continue reading “The Orwellian Attacks on Critics of NATO Policy Must Stop / by Branko Marcetic”

Racism, hypocrisy, and lies: What to watch out for in Western media coverage of Ukraine / by Natalia Marques

Can English-language news outlets change largely anti-war public opinion by beating the drums of war between two nuclear powers? Before the Russian military escalation in Ukraine, the people of NATO countries felt apprehensive at best about the possibility of military involvement of their own governments in the conflict. Only a quarter of the people of the UnitedContinue reading “Racism, hypocrisy, and lies: What to watch out for in Western media coverage of Ukraine / by Natalia Marques”

Understanding Ukrainian Nazism / by Lucas Leiroz

Photo: Solidarity rally in Galicia, Spain in 2014 In the West, media outlets are claiming that Russia’s agenda to “denazify” Ukraine is unfounded. At the same time, public opinion in Western countries is totally alienated from the Ukrainian reality, tending to believe only what is reported by the hegemonic media. The result of this isContinue reading “Understanding Ukrainian Nazism / by Lucas Leiroz”

‘For peace and a just solution to the conflict in Ukraine’

The Communist Party of Ireland, the Communist Party of Britain and the Tudeh Party of Iran have produced a joint declaration outlining what Russia, the EU, Nato and the United States must do to end the war in Ukraine. We the undersigned political parties welcome the statement of the World Peace Council of February 25Continue reading “‘For peace and a just solution to the conflict in Ukraine’”