War

Right & Left to Join in D.C. Protest: “Not one more penny for war in Ukraine.”

February 19, New Anti-Interventionist Coalition To March To White House from Lincoln Memorial. By John V. Walsh On February 19, Washington, DC, will witness a protest against the war in Ukraine that marks a sharp departure from past demonstrations. The…

Sergey Poletaev: Russia, Ukraine, the EU and the US have something in common – their illusions were shattered in 2022

All the key players in the current conflict spent years kidding themselves, and peace will only come when they accept reality By Sergey Poletaev The Russian military offensive in Ukraine has set in motion a chain of events that has…

They want to lead us into war – interview with historic African leader from Mali

This interview with Aminata Dramane Traoré was first published Nov. 30 in the German newspaper junge Welt (jW). Traoré is an author, human rights activist and former Minister of Culture in Mali. She discusses the chaos caused by Western states…

There is no point in continuing to call for peace! It can only be the result of a revolt from within the system

We see it every day: the current leaders (political, economic or socio-technocratic…) seem mentally and emotionally incapable of wanting to change “their” power system. Their motivations? The perpetuation and expansion of their security, of their domination. This is why even…

Moscow’s Leverage in the Balkans

Since September, Kosovo’s fragile stability that has endured since 1999, following intervention by the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), has grown progressively precarious. Clashes between ethnic Serbians and Kosovo security forces saw Serbia’s military placed on high alert in November. Several high-profile Serbian officials, including President Aleksandar Vučić,…

Sanctions Batter Russia as the Kremlin Attempts to Overcome Them

Western economic punishments on Russia continue to severely limit its economic prospects. But they also risk hastening the development of sanctions evasion techniques and rival economic mechanisms outside the control of Brussels and Washington. By John P. Ruehl mmediately after…

Peace in Ukraine Coalition: Letter to the Left on Ukraine

To end the war in Ukraine, peace champions must win the war of ideas. This requires tackling two often-repeated claims that serve as obstacles to a diplomatic agreement between Ukraine and Russia. The first problematic claim is that the war…

Next to starting a war the worst thing is to keep it going with no hope the war can change the outcome

The Left must demand an immediate Cease-Fire and a return to the Negotiating Table By David Mandel The complex nature of the war in Ukraine and especially of the question of the relative responsibility of the different parties has made…

The Waters Are Running Red in Africa’s Great Lakes Region—A War Is Raging We Can’t Ignore Any Longer

In early November, foreign ministers from the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Christophe Lutundula Apala Pen’Apala, and Rwanda, Vicent Biruta met in Luanda, Angola, to find a political solution to a conflict that has been ongoing in eastern DRC for…

What Was Humanity’s First Cultural Revolution?

We live in a fast-moving, technology-dominated era. Happiness is fleeting, and everything is replaceable or disposable. It is understandable that people are drawn to a utopian vision. Many find refuge in the concept of a “return” to an idealized past—one…

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