What kind of ‘democracy’ is this?

Americans Need a Say in How Far the US is Going to Go in Backing Ukraine!

  Russian president Vladimir Putin is playing a dangerous game by making threats to use ‘small’ so-called theater nuclear weapons with explosive power this fraction of the power of the city-busting bombs the US used on Japan in August 1945.   But so is the White House and the Pentagon playing a dangerous game in …

A US president accusing Russia of violating the UN Charter's like Trump accusing Biden of watching porn

US Hypocrisy Knows No Limits

President Biden’s condemnation of Russia at the UN on Wednesday, where he claimed Russia had violated the UN Charter by invading Ukraine, a country he ludicrously insisted posed  “no threat” to its larger neighbor, is epic hypocrisy coming from the leader of a country that not long ago invaded and destroyed Iraq based on a …

$17 billion could buy a lot of food aid:

What’s in the Massive US Military Aid Package to Ukraine?

This article was written for The Edge, a publication of the Ithaca College Park Center for Independent Media The first point that needs to be made in addressing the colossal $40 billion Ukraine arms aid package passed by Congress and rushed by plane to Asia for President Joe Biden’s signature is that it’s not all …

Putin’s threat to turn to nuclear weapons is nothing new:

The US Nuked Two Cities in WWII and Has Threatened to Use Them Often Since Then

  During this war in Ukraine, much had been written about how Russia and President Vladimir Putin have “broken the nuclear taboo” or “could break the nuclear taboo” by threatening or actually using “small” tactical nuclear weapons in Ukraine.  The threats have indeed been made, and they could potentially be more than bluffs.   But …

'We want to see Russia weakened':

War Secretary Austin Comes Clean: US Wants a Long War in Ukraine, Not a Quick Peace

  We’ve moved into crazy town, with President Biden, who cannot get Congress or even his own Democratic Congressional caucus to back continued aid to families with children through the expanded child tax credit, now asking Congress to provide another $20 billion in military aid to Ukraine (part of a $33-(billion aid package to the …

Preenting the looming right-wing takeover of America

Time for Democrats to Stand and Deliver or Admit They Want to Lose Power

The outlook for Democrats in Washington and in statehouses across the country in 2022 and in the next presidential election in 2024 range between  dismal and disastrous. The party, infested by neo-liberals who want more military spending, more wars, less regulation,  “market solutions” to problems like health care and a  decent, secure retirement for all …

Important history lesson:

NATO is Not a Defensive International Organization But Was Founded to Threaten the USSR

  Reading US reports on the deadly Russian rocket attack on the so-called International Peacekeeping and Security Center in western Ukraine, one could be excused for thinking that the Russians might have been destroying some UN peacekeeping base. In fact, the deceptively named target, as a few US news reports on the attack did note, …

Berlin should step up and end the war in Ukraine:

Germany Deserves a Big Share of the Blame for the Disaster in Ukraine

  Nobody is talking about the blame that must be shouldered by the German government for the crisis and humanitarian disaster in Ukraine. Sure Russia is guilty of a huge war crime in invading Ukraine,  Surely too, the US must  be blamed for creating the situation which led Russia and its autocratic leader Vladimir Putin …