Category: Russia

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Don Fitz: Nuclear Disaster at Chernobyl: Reality and Unreality

With the escalating doom of climate change hovering over us, it is tempting to push nuclear horror to the back of our minds

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Paul Street: The Double Russia Conspiracy Trap

The RussiaGate conspiracy drama is a double-edged damned-if-you-do/damned-if-you-don’t trap for people on the portside. The perils of signing on to the storyline are clear as day to any self-respecting Leftist. Five come to mind off the top of my head: 1. Neo-McCarthyite distraction from numerous terrible things that the racist, nativist, sexist, white-nationalist, and eco-cidal, planet-cooking Read more…

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Carl Boggs: Russia and the War Party

Trump, it turns out, was guilty of the most grievous sin: he went so far as to mention the possibility of cooperative relations with Russia

Robert Mackey: Russia Has “Irrefutable Evidence” U.K. Staged Chemical Attack

Russian officials said on Friday that their government can prove beyond a shadow of a doubt that a suspected chemical attack on a rebel-held enclave in Syria last week was a hoax staged by British spies. The defense and foreign ministry officials declined, however, to say what the evidence was, or expose it to public Read more…

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Norman Solomon: Missile Attack on Syria Is a Salute to “Russiagate” Enthusiasts

Whether They Like It or Not

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Michael T. Klare: Could the Cold War Return With a Vengeance?

The Pentagon Plans for a Perpetual Three-Front “Long War” Against China and Russia

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Serge Halimi: Licence to kill

British police say their investigation into the poisoning of former Russian army colonel Sergei Skripal in Salisbury may take many months, yet prime minister Theresa May has already identified the guilty party, claiming the order came from the Kremlin. Foreign secretary Boris Johnson, sees the incident as ‘part of a pattern of reckless behaviour by Read more…

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Katha Pollitt: Let’s Get Real About Russiagate

Some on the left are still waving away the inconvenient facts that don’t fit with their politics

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Marjorie Cohn: US Refusal to Negotiate Increases Likelihood of Nuclear War

On March 1, 2018, in his annual state of the nation speech to the Russian Federal Assembly, President Vladimir Putin declared that his country has developed an “invincible” intercontinental cruise missile resistant to US missile defense systems. Putin claimed the new weapon can operate at very high speeds and has unlimited range. Although “some experts” Read more…

Theodore Postol: US Misses Putin’s Nuclear Message

Russian President Vladimir Putin sparked a wave of U.S. media panic with a speech announcing upgrades to his government’s nuclear arsenal. But the reaction missed the real story

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