Chris Hedges and Lee Camp: Censorship in the Most Crucial Times

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with Chris Hedges and Lee Camp

“My show, dedicated primarily to authors and their books, should have been, if we had a functioning system of public broadcasting, on PBS or NPR. But public broadcasting is as captive to corporations and the wealthy as the commercial media, indeed PBS and NPR run commercials in the guise of sponsorship acknowledgements.” — Chris Hedges

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Russia’s Role in the Ukraine Conflict, by Yanis Iqbal

22-02-05 08 Say No War

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by Yanis Iqbal
Writer, Dandelion Salad
Aligarh, India
March 27, 2022

On March 21, 2022, Gilbert Achcar – a Professor at SOAS University of London – published a note on the Russia-Ukraine conflict, openly wishing for a North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) victory. He enthusiastically expressed his support for Western arms deliveries to Ukraine and Western sanctions against Russia, which not only impact the well-being of the Russian people by blocking access to imported items but also plunder economic resources via the seizure of assets belonging to the sanctioned country. Achcar explained his full-blown pro-NATO advocacy by making vague references to “Russian imperialism”, which he considers to be worse than Western imperialism. Again, this judgement, too, is left unexplained; it is only garnished with a useless analogy pompously proclaiming the West’s “vassalization” of Ukraine to be “incomparably preferable” to Russia’s “enserfment” of the country.

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Paul Street: A “No-Fly Zone” Would Lead to a Direct Military Engagement

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with Paul Street
Writer, Dandelion Salad
March 21, 2022

The Revcoms on Mar 17, 2022

Andy Zee interviews Paul Street on the “no fly zone” request to US/NATO from the Ukraine president, media and others… & the dangerous implications of this.

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Eugene Puryear and Brian Becker: Why a Ukraine “No-Fly Zone” is a One-Way Ticket to Nuclear War

22-02-05 No War with Russia Code Pink

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BreakThrough News on Mar 17, 2022

Ukrainian President Zelenskyy gave a high profile address to Congress calling for stepped up US involvement in the war — especially through the imposition of a “no-fly zone.” While this idea is presented as a humanitarian move, the reality is that such an action would mean that the two largest nuclear-armed powers would be in a state of war with each other.

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Demanding a “No Fly Zone” Over Ukraine is Insane, by Kenn Orphan + Anti-Russian Hysteria in the US: Who Does It Serve? by Natalia Marques


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by Kenn Orphan
Writer, Dandelion Salad
Halifax, Nova Scotia
March 12, 2022

I keep seeing the call for a “no fly zone” over Ukraine repeated online and in the media. At this moment in time, there is nothing that would likely assure the end of civilization and our biosphere than NATO implementing such a thing. If they did, then member countries in this military security pact would be obligated to fire upon not only Russian aircraft, but airfields. It would be an act of war. And Putin has already vowed to make those nations pay a high price, as he placed Russia’s nuclear arsenal on high alert.

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