How the U.S. Has Empowered and Armed Neo-Nazis in Ukraine / by Medea Benjamin – Nicolas J.S. Davies

Photograph Source: Ivan Bandura – CC BY 2.0 Russian President Putin has claimed that he ordered the invasion of Ukraine to “denazify” its government, while Western officials, such as former U.S. Ambassador to Moscow Michael McFaul, have called this pure propaganda, insisting, “There are no Nazis in Ukraine.” In the context of the Russian invasion, the post-2014Continue reading “How the U.S. Has Empowered and Armed Neo-Nazis in Ukraine / by Medea Benjamin – Nicolas J.S. Davies”

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”

Japanese Communists say humanitarian relief needed in Ukraine war, not more weaponry / by Shimbun Akahata

People show posters that read, ‘Stop the war, No more Hiroshima, No more Nagasaki, No nukes, No war,’ during a protest against Russia’s invasion of Ukraine at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park in Hiroshima, Japan, Feb. 26, 2022. The city was the site of an atomic bomb attack carried out by the United States in AugustContinue reading “Japanese Communists say humanitarian relief needed in Ukraine war, not more weaponry / by Shimbun Akahata”

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”

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”

Putin, Lenin, Imperialism and the (Real) History of Ukraine / by Gary Leupp

Image Credit: Wikipedia The people of this country suffer, I’ve always thought, from a general ignorance of history. This is because with vast oceans for borders, and ever-friendly neighbors, and no experience of being invaded, living in a country that has always urged assimilation including the acceptance of “American exceptionalism,” schooled through an educational systemContinue reading “Putin, Lenin, Imperialism and the (Real) History of Ukraine / by Gary Leupp”

War in Ukraine, climate crisis show another world is necessary / by Morning Star

Ursula von der Leyen, the EU chief, applauds after Ukrainian President Zelensky speaks. She has spent years advocating for and placing German troops provocatively along the borders of Russia, including in Lithuania which was formerly a part of the Soviet Union. Her career as a warhawk has done little to help contribute to peace inContinue reading “War in Ukraine, climate crisis show another world is necessary / by Morning Star”

‘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’”

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”