Chris Hedges and Lee Camp: Shutting Down RT, Sanctions and Ukraine Crisis

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with Chris Hedges and Lee Camp

“Because we’re calling out these elites for their hypocrisy, their cynicism, their mendacity, their corruption, that’s why. So this gave the deep state the excuse to shut it down. It’s kind of ridiculous because RT had a very tiny media footprint, it’s not like we were reaching particularly large numbers of the American public.” — Chris Hedges

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Eugene Puryear and Brian Becker: Ukraine War: Who’s to Blame and What’s the Solution? A Socialist View

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BreakThrough News on Mar 3, 2022

Intense bombing and fighting continues throughout Ukraine as Russia’s war enters its second week. Western countries have imposed a sanctions regime on Russia that is battering the economy and hitting workers the hardest.

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Ali Abunimah and Rania Khalek: Ukraine War Exposes US Hypocrisy, Double Standards and Racism

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BreakThrough News on Mar 1, 2022

It’s not for nothing that the US has been called the “United States of Amnesia.” The same leaders who invaded Iraq and killed a million people, who are starving Yemenis and Afghans, who label Palestinians “terrorists” for throwing rocks, and who took every opportunity to escalate rather than de-escalate the conflict in Ukraine since 2014, have suddenly dusted off their international law books with regard to Russia and are celebrating and promising to arm the Ukranian resistance.

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America Defeats Germany for the Third Time in a Century, by Michael Hudson

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by Michael Hudson
Writer, Dandelion Salad
February 28, 2022

The MIC, OGAM and FIRE Sectors Conquer NATO

My old boss Herman Kahn, with whom I worked at the Hudson Institute in the 1970s, had a set speech that he would give at public meetings. He said that back in high school in Los Angeles, his teachers would say what most liberals were saying in the 1940s and 50s: “Wars never solved anything.” It was as if they never changed anything – and therefore shouldn’t be fought.

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Abby Martin and Brian Becker: Questions for the US Anti-War Movement

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Empire Files on Feb 26, 2022

Abby Martin and Brian Becker discuss the Ukraine war and what it means for the anti-war movement.

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War in Europe and the Rise of Raw Propaganda, by John Pilger + John Pilger: An Enemy is Essential for US and Its Vassals

22-02-05 No War with Russia Code Pink

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by John Pilger
John Pilger, Feb. 17, 2022
February 18, 2022

Marshall McLuhan’s prophecy that “the successor to politics will be propaganda” has happened. Raw propaganda is now the rule in Western democracies, especially the US and Britain.

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Melinda Butterfield: No War! U.S./NATO hands off Russia and Donbass

No New Wars No to NATO - August 30, 2014

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with Melinda Butterfield

Struggle – La Lucha for Socialism por el Socialismo on Jan 29, 2022

Special Briefing from www.Struggle-La-Lucha.org

Tell Biden: No war! U.S./NATO hands off Russia and Donbass!

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Introduction to Gaither Stewart’s Trails of Memory: A Century of Nazism, by Rowan Wolf

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by Rowan Wolf
November 30, 2021

I did not realize until I read Trails of Memory – A Century of Nazism how much that time and political movement has harmonics in this time. I am in the U.S., where decades of effort on the part of one of the major political parties – Republicans – moved them, and perhaps the nation, deeper and deeper to the right. At the same time, the efforts of capitalists continued to break the bonds of community and the treads of continuity, while the broader efforts of Republicans created a more jaded and less informed public. I did know from my studies of white nationalism that it was an ideology that actively spanned continents and was not just contained to North America. Likewise, this movement towards right-wing populism is not confined to the United States, and it is not the only nation experiencing the awful allure of strongman leaders with dreams of dictatorial rule.

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The 2010s: America’s Self-Delusional Decade of Imperial Collapse by Rainer Shea

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by Rainer Shea
Writer, Dandelion Salad
Rainer Shea: Anti-Imperialist Journalist, Dec. 28, 2019
December 31, 2019

Ten years ago, Americans were beginning to confront the reality that their nation was irrevocably in decline. The economy had entered into a downward spiral, the country had been in a nine-years-long war, and democratic rights were disappearing. Given the history of collapsing empires, it’s unsurprising that all of these trends have continued since then. And the geopolitical and cultural dynamics that have developed throughout the 2010s aren’t surprising either.

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Bruce Gagnon and Will Griffin: Crisis in Ukraine Explained

Protests January 25, 2014 in Kiev, Ukraine

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by Bruce Gagnon and Will Griffin
Writers, Dandelion Salad
Organizing Notes
August 21, 2019

Global Network board members Bruce Gagnon and Will Griffin discuss the current crisis in Ukraine: how fascists are killing thousands of people, support from the right-wing authoritarian government, and how the US supports and trains the fascists.

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Ukraine is a Trigger for World War III by Bruce Gagnon

World War 3 - XV

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by Bruce Gagnon
Writer, Dandelion Salad
Organizing Notes
July 12, 2019

I am like a man possessed when it comes to the Ukraine story. Not only do I suffer while watching the daily genocidal shelling by the US-backed government in Kiev of people living in the Donbass (eastern Ukraine near the Russian border). But I’ve also put my ear to the railroad tracks and hear the train coming.

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Drawing Links Between US Militarism Abroad and Gun Violence at Home + Militarizing US Schools and Society Only Creates More Gun Violence and Police Brutality

"Am I next?" - Justice for Philando Castile

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TheRealNews on Jun 18, 2018

Boston teacher Nino Brown, of the ANSWER Coalition, speaks with TRNN’s Ben Norton about the links between US militarism, gun violence, and police brutality. He connects the epidemic of school shootings domestically to the endless wars internationally.

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All Fire and Fury in Ukraine by Greg Maybury

Protests January 25, 2014 in Kiev, Ukraine

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by Greg Maybury
Writer, Dandelion Salad
Pox Amerikana
Crossposted from Consortium News, Mar. 3, 2018
March 6, 2018

The still decidedly volatile situation in Ukraine – resulting from another in that long line of US inspired regime changes that have done so much to destabilize the geopolitical landscape over the past few decades – is worth revisiting for a number of reasons. With the fourth anniversary of the coup just gone, the sudden, shock passing of veteran investigative journalist Robert Parry and Consortium News founder/editor also affords even greater impetus for doing so. This is especially given his incisive body of reportage on the crisis since 2014; the larger issue of America’s worsening relationship with Russia; and the geopolitical implications going forward of these developments. Australian writer/blogger Greg Maybury reports.

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Max Blumenthal: US is Arming Neo-Nazis in Ukraine

Max Blumenthal: US is Arming Neo-Nazis in Ukraine

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TheRealNews on Feb 4, 2018

Max Blumenthal reports that the US has provided military assistance to the Azov Battalion, known as a bastion of neo-Nazism within the Ukrainian armed forces. He also discusses US and Israeli ties to the far-right government in Poland, where neo-Nazism is on the rise.

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