The West’s Blueprint for Goading China Was Laid Out in Ukraine

The West is writing a script about its relations with China as stuffed full of misdirection as an Agatha Christie novel. In recent months, US and European officials have scurried to Beijing for so-called talks, as if the year were 1972 and Richard Nixon were in the White House. But there will be no dramatic, … Continue reading “The West’s Blueprint for Goading China Was Laid Out in Ukraine”

NATO Isn’t Defending Ukraine. It’s Stabbing It in the Back

The NATO summit in Lithuania this week served only to underscore the utter hypocrisy of western leaders in pursuing their proxy war in Ukraine to “weaken” Russia and oust its president, Vladimir Putin. Both the US and Germany had made clear before the summit that they would block Ukraine’s admission to NATO while it was … Continue reading “NATO Isn’t Defending Ukraine. It’s Stabbing It in the Back”

Daniel Ellsberg Is Lauded in Death by the Same Media That Lets Assange Rot in Jail

Rightly, there’s been an outpouring of tributes to Daniel Ellsberg following the announcement of his death last Friday, aged 92. His leaking of the Pentagon Papers in 1971 revealed that Washington officials had systematically lied for decades about US military conduct in Vietnam. The disclosure of 7,000 pages of documents, and subsequent legal battles to … Continue reading “Daniel Ellsberg Is Lauded in Death by the Same Media That Lets Assange Rot in Jail”

Another Act of Terror. How the Media Do PR for Biden and Zelensky

The hypocrisy gets starker by the day. The same western media that strains to warn of the dangers of disinformation – at least when it comes to rivals on social media – barely bothers to conceal its own role in purveying disinformation in the Ukraine war. In fact, the propaganda peddled by the media grows … Continue reading “Another Act of Terror. How the Media Do PR for Biden and Zelensky”

British Warmongering Is Driving Europe Towards Catastrophe in Ukraine

Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelensky made an unexpected trip to Britain last week on a whistle-stop tour of European capitals, pleading for more powerful and longer-range weapons to use in his war against Russia.  What was hard to ignore once again was the extent to which the UK is playing an outsize role in Ukraine. Last … Continue reading “British Warmongering Is Driving Europe Towards Catastrophe in Ukraine”

Nakba at 75: Israel’s State-Building Project Is Unraveling – From Within

As Israel celebrates its 75th anniversary, the state-building project it cemented into place in 1948 by expelling 750,000 Palestinians from their homeland is showing the first signs of unraveling. The surprise is that Israel’s woes spring not, as generations of its leaders feared, from outside forces – a combined attack from Arab states or pressure … Continue reading “Nakba at 75: Israel’s State-Building Project Is Unraveling – From Within”

Will Crisis-Plagued Netanyahu Start a War To Save His Skin?

A favored tactic of Israeli prime ministers in trouble is to provoke a confrontation, or at least overreact to ensure one develops, and then send in the army. Wars can be expected to unite Israelis behind a failing government and silence the opposition while winning uncritical support from Jews overseas and knee-jerk sympathy from western … Continue reading “Will Crisis-Plagued Netanyahu Start a War To Save His Skin?”

Why the Media Don’t Want to Know the Truth About the Nord Stream Blasts

Reprinted from Mint Press News with the author’s permission. No one but the terminally naïve should be surprised that security services lie – and that they are all but certain to cover their tracks when they carry out operations that either violate domestic or international law or that would be near-universally rejected by their own … Continue reading “Why the Media Don’t Want to Know the Truth About the Nord Stream Blasts”

Al-Aqsa Raid: How BBC Coverage Is Enabling Israeli Violence

The late Archbishop Desmond Tutu, a Nobel laureate and tireless campaigner against South African apartheid, once observed: “If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor.” For decades, the BBC’s editorial policy in reporting on Israel and Palestine has consistently chosen the side of the oppressor – and … Continue reading “Al-Aqsa Raid: How BBC Coverage Is Enabling Israeli Violence”

Israel’s Long War Between the Generals and Extremists Is Not Going Away

Israel edged closer to civil war over the weekend than at any point in its history. By Monday night, in a bid to avert chaos, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu agreed to put a temporary halt to his plans to neuter the Israeli courts. By then, city centers had been brought to a standstill by angry … Continue reading “Israel’s Long War Between the Generals and Extremists Is Not Going Away”