The West Marches East, Part 1: The U.S.-NATO Strategy to Isolate Russia By: Andrew Gavin Marshall

17 April 2014 — Andrew Gavin MarshallThe Hampton Institute

In early March of 2014, following Russia’s invasion of Crimea in Ukraine, the New York Times editorial board declared that Russian President Vladimir Putin had “stepped far outside the bounds of civilized behavior,” suggesting that Russia should be isolated politically and economically in the face of “continued aggression.”

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Category: Empire, Russia, USA

Syria like it really is

17 April 2014 — The Daily Telegraph

[It may not be front page news but when a avowedly right-wing newspaper like the Telegraph runs a piece like this, and by a relatively high profile journalist, Peter Oborne, you know that things on the ground for the Western-backed ‘rebels’ can’t be going too well. WB.]

Syria: As the bombs fall, the people of Damascus rally round Bashar al-Assad By Peter Oborne

The West may oppose Assad’s regime, but on the streets of the capital the people fear a greater evil

Category: Media, Syria

Russia and the Ukraine crisis By Samir Amin

17 April 2014 — Pambazuka News

The Euro-Asian project in conflict with the Triad imperialist policies

Russia’s policy to resist the project of colonisation of Ukraine by western powers should be supported. The target of constructing a Euro-Asian community, independent of the Triad and its European subordinate partners, is a positive initiative

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Category: NATO, Russia, Ukraine, USA

Update on the site

17 April 2014

Ok, update to the update. I have no idea what caused the problems or how it got fixed even, but it seems most of the functions are now working once more.

Category: William Bowles

Black Agenda Report for April 16, 2014: Black Success Stories Holding Us Back, Black Parents, NYPD Victims, Civil Rights Orgs Conceal Donors

16 April 2014 — Black Agenda Report

This week in Black Agenda Report

Are Black “Success Stories” Really Holding Us Back?

By BAR managing editor Bruce A. Dixon

Is it time to critically interrogate the black “success stories” of pro atheletes and near-billionaires? Should we be identifying with the Junior Bridgemans and Magic Johnsons or with their thousands of underpaid and cheated workers? And what would a more reproducible black “success story” really look like?

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As the tanks roll in, the USA/EU/NATO imperialist axis that has almost destroyed the Ukraine plans ever closer co-operation

16 April 2014 — Dispatches from the Empire

On Sunday John Brennan, the CIA Director, paid a secret visit to the Ukraine. Within 48 hours, Ukrainian armed services launched a controlled assault against rebel positions in the Eastern Ukraine. Repeated claims by the Ukrainian regime and its sponsors in Brussels and Washington that this is an anti-terrorist operation are distortions of reality. The rebellion in the East has genuine popular support, but the mainstream media, the USA/EU/NATO axis, and its puppet regime in the Ukraine cannot allow this fact to become widely known and understood because then people might start to ask questions, like:

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Category: NATO, Russia, Ukraine, USA

Yet more problems with the site

15 April 2014

It seems that there are yet more problems with the site that may or may not be related to how long it takes to load a page. I’m trying to figure out what’s going on, but so far no luck. Will keep you posted on this.

Category: William Bowles

China and the multipolar world By Roman Pogorelov

8 April 2014 — New Eastern Outlook 

NEO 25There is every reason to believe that the growing confrontation between the West and Russia, which resulted in a conflict around Ukraine and Crimea, is an important milestone, marking a new stage in the struggle for the future world order. Moreover, the way the future will look, largely depends on China’s position in the international arena.

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Category: China, Russia, USA