Washington Post calls for censoring Chinese media, praises purge of Russian outlets / by Ben Norton

Since the election of Donald Trump as U.S. president, billionaire oligarch-owned newspaper the Washington Post has posted the slogan “Democracy Dies in Darkness” in the logo at the top of its website. The newspaper is now calling to accelerate the death of democracy and increase the shroud of darkness, by censoring alternative media outlets thatContinue reading “Washington Post calls for censoring Chinese media, praises purge of Russian outlets / by Ben Norton”

The Role of Capitalism in the War in Ukraine / by Richard Wolff

Photograph by Nathaniel St. Clair To the motives for war in human history, capitalism added another: profit. That motive drove technological advancement and created a genuine world economy. It also built new capitalist empires such as the Spanish, Dutch, British, French, Belgian, Russian, German, Japanese, and American empires. Each of these countries built its empireContinue reading “The Role of Capitalism in the War in Ukraine / by Richard Wolff”

Cancel Culture: Consequences of Western Russophobia / by Rebeca Monsalve

An Italian university decided to postpone a course on the great Russian novelist Fyodor Dostoyevsky for “political reasons” (Photo: EPA) It is a bit strange to come across a news headline that states there has been some kind of controversy between Russian President Vladimir Putin and British author JK Rowling. Even more so considering the current globalContinue reading “Cancel Culture: Consequences of Western Russophobia / by Rebeca Monsalve”

The U.S. proxy war in Ukraine / by John Bellamy Foster

Olga Chernysheva (Russia) Kind People, 2004. The following is the text of a presentation by John Bellamy Foster given on March 31, 2022 to the advisory board of Tricontinental: Institute for Social Research. —Eds Thanks for inviting me to make this presentation. In talking about the Ukraine war, the essential thing to recognize at the outsetContinue reading “The U.S. proxy war in Ukraine / by John Bellamy Foster”

This is not the age of certainty. We are in the time of contradictions / by Vijay Prashad

Henry Moore (Britain), Grey Tube Shelter, 1940. Dear friends, Greetings from the desk of the Tricontinental: Institute for Social Research. It is hard to fathom the depths of our time, the terrible wars, and the confounding information that whizzes by without much wisdom. Certainties that flood the airwaves and the internet are easy to come by,Continue reading “This is not the age of certainty. We are in the time of contradictions / by Vijay Prashad”

US Armament Spree in Ukraine is Last Ditch Effort to Preserve Washington’s Dominance, Scholar Says / Ekaterina Blinova

© AP Photo / Efrem Lukatsky The US has sent billions of dollars’ worth of weapons to Ukraine amid Russia’s special operation to demilitarise and de-Nazify the country. Switchblade killer drones are part of an additional $800 million military aid package announced by Washington on 16 March. Who is benefitting from the armament spree? “OneContinue reading “US Armament Spree in Ukraine is Last Ditch Effort to Preserve Washington’s Dominance, Scholar Says / Ekaterina Blinova”

“Is Russia an Imperialist Country?” – That’s Not the Right Question to Ask / by Greg Godels

V. I. Lenin’s pamphlet, Imperialism, remains the leading elaboration of the concept of imperialism for Marxists. It is the starting point for any discussion of the global dynamics of capitalism from the late- nineteenth century until today. While capitalism has taken twists, turns, and even detours since Lenin’s time, the destination remains the same– the exploitationContinue reading ““Is Russia an Imperialist Country?” – That’s Not the Right Question to Ask / by Greg Godels”

‘Gods of War’: How the U.S. weaponized Ukraine against Russia / by Taylor Cole

U.S. Maj. John Alan Gavrilov (right) trains commanders of the neo-Nazi Azov Battalion as part of a November 2017 foreign delegation. Since the U.S.-engineered 2013-14 coup in Ukraine, American forces have taught Ukrainians, including neo-Nazi units, how to fight in urban and other civilian areas. Weaponizing Ukraine is part of Washington’s quest for what theContinue reading “‘Gods of War’: How the U.S. weaponized Ukraine against Russia / by Taylor Cole”

The Left Has a Long, Proud Tradition of Opposing War / by Marcello Musto

While most parties of the Second International supported their countries’ drives to war in World War I, Rosa Luxemburg was among the socialist leaders who opposed the war. (Ashton Emanuel / Flickr) There’s a long and rich tradition of the Left’s opposition to militarism that dates back to the First International. It’s an excellent resourceContinue reading “The Left Has a Long, Proud Tradition of Opposing War / by Marcello Musto”

Reports of ‘mass grave’ in Ukraine reflect horrors of war / by John Wojcik

A woman cries while waiting along with others for distribution of food products in the village of Motyzhyn, Ukraine, which was until recently under the control of the Russian military, April 3, 2022. | Vadim Ghirda / AP There were reports in various media outlets Sunday that Ukrainian officials claimed to have found a graveContinue reading “Reports of ‘mass grave’ in Ukraine reflect horrors of war / by John Wojcik”