The Power Principle: Empire – Propaganda – Apocalypse (must-see)

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Dandelion Salad
Originally published May 27, 2012

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Bruce Gagnon and Rick Rozoff: US Plans ‘First Strike’ On Russia + Full Story of Nazi Attack on Odessa + Welcome to Nulandistan

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by Bruce Gagnon
Writer, Dandelion Salad
Organizing Notes
June 1, 2014

with Rick Rozoff
Writer, Dandelion Salad
Stop NATO
June 1, 2014

The Truthseeker production folks called last week and invited me to do an interview for this weekend’s edition of their show. The topic is US-NATO ‘Full Spectrum Dominance’. Continue reading

The New Cold War’s Ukraine Gambit by Michael Hudson + Rick Rozoff: CrossTalk: Nulandistan Update

Updated: May 16, 2014 Added video

Updated: May 14, 2014 Added video

by Michael Hudson
Writer, Dandelion Salad
michael-hudson.com
May 13, 2014

Michael Hudson[1]

The following article is from a new book, Flashpoint in Ukraine, edited by Stephen Lendman. It is currently available from Clarity Press as an e-book, and soon to be printed.

Finance in today’s world has become war by non-military means. Its object is the same as that of military conquest: appropriation of land and basic infrastructure, and the rents that can be extracted as tribute. In today’s world this is taken mainly in the form of debt service and privatization. That is how neoliberalism works, subduing economies by indebting their governments and using unpayably high debts as a lever to pry away the public domain at distress prices. It is what today’s New Cold War is all about. Backed by the IMF and European Central Bank (ECB) as knee-breakers in what has become in effect a financial extension of NATO, the aim is for U.S. and allied investors to appropriate the plums that kleptocrats have taken from the public domain of Russia, Ukraine and other post-Soviet economies in these countries, as well as whatever assets remain. Continue reading

NATO’s Incremental But Inexorable Absorption of Ukraine by Rick Rozoff

by Rick Rozoff
Writer, Dandelion Salad
Stop NATO
April 25, 2014

A version of this feature will appear in the forthcoming volume Flashpoint in Ukraine: US Drive for Hegemony Risks Global War, edited by Stephen Lendman and to be issued by Clarity Press. As more information becomes available it will be posted at Stephen Lendman’s website.

With almost 1,500 miles of land and sea connecting the two nations, the border with Ukraine is the longest along the western frontier of Russia, with that of Finland next in length.

Until the end of the Cold War only one member of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization directly adjoined Russia: Norway, and that for only 135 miles, land and sea. (Though Turkey bordered other Soviet republics.) Continue reading

USAID and “Democracy Promotion” in Ukraine by Rick Rozoff

by Rick Rozoff
Writer, Dandelion Salad
Stop NATO
April 25, 2014

If U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs Victoria Nuland recently reiterated that Washington has spent $5 billion on “democracy promotion” in Ukraine over the past 20 years, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) openly acknowledges that “Over the last 20 years USAID has provided $1.8 billion in critical development assistance in support of the Ukrainian people.” Continue reading

Rick Rozoff: NATO Includes All Former Fascist Powers in Europe

by Rick Rozoff
Writer, Dandelion Salad
Stop NATO
April 18, 2014

Ekaterina Kudashkina
Voice of Russia
April 18, 2014

NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen said NATO’s building up its presence along its eastern borders. The move was supported by the White House. According to an AP report, Rasmussen said the new NATO deployments are about “deterrence and de-escalation in the face of Russia’s aggressive behavior in Ukraine”, which is not a member of the 28-nation alliance. Continue reading

Rick Rozoff: NATO, Ukraine and U.S. Imperialism–Purpose is to Besiege Russia

Updated: May 11. 2014

by Rick Rozoff
Writer, Dandelion Salad
Stop NATO
April 15, 2014

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MiloWolf on Apr 15, 2014

Rick Rozoff, internationally recognized critic of NATO, spoke on April 12, 2014 at a Chicago teach-in titled “Stop U.S./NATO’s New Cold War Over Ukraine.”

He described the geo-political background to the current crisis resulting from the recent right-wing coup of the Kiev government in Ukraine and U.S./NATO saber-rattling. The key to understanding the present situation is to look at the historically aggressive objectives of NATO. Continue reading

Rick Rozoff: Increased Drug Production Sole Outcome of US-led Afghan War

by Rick Rozoff
Writer, Dandelion Salad
Stop NATO
April 8, 2014

Press TV
April 7, 2014

Press TV has interviewed Stop NATO International Network’s Rick Rozoff to discuss the recent presidential election in Afghanistan.

What follows is a rough transcript of the interview.

Press TV: Given the situation that Afghanistan has, is it a success simply that they can even hold a presidential election there?

Rozoff: That’s I think a realistic interpretation. It’s definitely a historic watershed in that, of course, this marks the smooth transition from the administration of Hamid Karzai, who has been head of Afghanistan in the entire post-Taliban, post-invasion period, to either Dr. [Abdullah] Abdullah or Dr. [Ashraf] Ghani [Ahmadzai]. It’s important I suppose in its own right, but as some of the lead-in into the story indicated, were still talking about a nation that has undergone 35 years of armed conflict, that is in tatters and that really needs international assistance of a civilian and an economic nature, rather than a military nature. Continue reading

Rick Rozoff: Ukrainian Crisis and NATO at age 65, interviewed by David Swanson

with Rick Rozoff
Writer, Dandelion Salad
Stop NATO
April 2, 2014

Stop NATO manifestation, Krakow

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Interviewed by David Swanson
Writer, Dandelion Salad
warisacrime.org
April 2, 2014

Rick Rozoff is the manager of Stop NATO. He discusses the Ukrainian crisis and the state of NATO at age 65.

Total run time: 29:00

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Rick Rozoff: Ukraine: A Nazi-like Victory of US/NATO Lawlessness + Kerry tells Russia ‘one doesn’t invade country on phony pretext’

by Rick Rozoff
Writer, Dandelion Salad
Stop NATO
March 2, 2014

John Robles
Voice of Russia
March 2, 2014
Recorded on February 24, 2014

The US/NATO takeover of Ukraine, thought out and planned by the Neo-Conservative geopolitical architects and Zbignew Brezhinsky acolytes in the United States who have been driving the US policy of aggressive war and the destruction of countries since the events of 9-11, is not exactly going according to their plan for attaining complete global domination, uni-polarity and American hegemony.

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Rick Rozoff: Former Soviet Republics, Current Russian Allies Are U.S./NATO Color Revolution Targets

by Rick Rozoff
Writer, Dandelion Salad
Stop NATO
February 23, 2014

John Robles
Voice of Russia
February 23, 2014
Recorded on February 18, 2014

Part I

It is unprecedented that simultaneously three countries that are allies of Russia are being threatened by color revolutions: Venezuela, the Bosnian Serb Republic (Republika Srpska) and Ukraine. These synthetic uprisings orchestrated by the US/NATO/EU would have been identified as the uprisings of fascistic guttersnipes 100 years ago, but in 2014 they are being portrayed as democracy or freedom movements, by the same people who are organizing them to destroy country after country. Continue reading

Rick Rozoff: Sick Fascist Filth, Gangland Violence As Political Opposition In Ukraine + Leaked Tape Suggests U.S. Was Plotting Coup

by Rick Rozoff
Writer, Dandelion Salad
Stop NATO
February 20, 2014

John Robles
Voice of Russia
February 20, 2014

With the release of a recent conversation between the US ambassador to Ukraine and Victoria Nuland plotting the downfall of the current legitimate elected government in Kiev, it is clear who is behind the attempted coup in Ukraine. US backed “activists” with sniper rifles and hand guns are openly firing on police something that would not be tolerated anywhere in the world but which is being portrayed by western leaders as being legitimate opposition protest behavior. However such cold-blooded murder would lead to brains being swept off the street in their cities. According to Voice of Russia regular Rick Rozoff, who spoke on these issues, what we are color revolution techniques in action and the western media is playing along as a propaganda tool for those behind the scenes.

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Rick Rozoff: Nuland Instructed U.S. Envoy On Ukrainian Government Makeup

by Rick Rozoff
Writer, Dandelion Salad
Stop NATO
February 9, 2014

John Robles
Voice of Russia
February 9, 2014

Last December Victoria Nuland returned to the US after handing out cookies and doughnuts to what can only be described as insurgents in Kiev’s Maidan Square and then returned to give a briefing in Washington to the US-Ukraine Foundation, during which she stated that the US has already “invested” $5 billion dollars in order to bring US “democracy” to Ukraine. Continue reading

Rick Rozoff: Ukraine: The Authorities vs Gangsters

by Rick Rozoff
Writer, Dandelion Salad
Stop NATO
January 27, 2014

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John Robles
Voice of Russia
January 27, 2014

The situation in Ukraine is a fluid one and changing by the hour. Although it had appeared that there was a resolution to the protests that had broken out after the government of Ukraine had made the sovereign decision of sticking with Russia and saying no to closer European Union integration, excessive violence from the western backed opposition has spread like a wave throughout the country. Continue reading