How Spooks and Establishment Journalists are Circling the Wagons

JONATHAN COOK Earlier this month, Russia banned 29 British journalists, including several from the BBC and The Guardian, on the grounds that they were “associated with the defense complex”. That claim was not, at least in all cases, quite as preposterous as was widely assumed. In part one of this two-part series, we saw how the Guardian’s Luke Harding – one…

National Security State Censoring of Anti-Imperialist Voices the Latest Phase of Their Long-Term Strategy to Divide and Control the Left

Stansfield Smith The US rulers use many tools to disrupt and disorganize the anti-war and anti-imperialist left. Three discussed here include: one, corporate control of the news media gives them free reign to spread disinformation and fake news against foreign and domestic targets. Two, they use government and corporate foundation resources to fund and promote…

Calls by Western Socialists for a Russian Retreat from Ukraine Amount to De Facto Support for NATO Aggression

Roger Annis On May 11, the online news journal Mediapart in France interviewed Olivier Besancenot following his recent return from a fact-finding mission to Ukraine. The interview was translated into English and published in a French Trotskyist journal that publishes in English and French. Besancenot was the presidential candidate of France for the “New Anticapitalist Party” (NPA) in 2007, winning 1.5…

The Subtleties of Anti-Russia Leftist Rhetoric

Edward Curtin While the so-called liberal and conservative media – all stenographers for the intelligence agencies – pour forth the most blatant propaganda about Russia and Ukraine that is so conspicuous that it is comedic if it weren’t so dangerous, the self-depicted cognoscenti also ingest subtler messages, often from the alternative media. A woman I…

The Pseudo-Left, Defenders of NATO, and the Clarity of Indefinition

Oleg Yasinsky Thus, for about 30 years, a hologram of democracy was destroying our so imperfect, so bureaucratic and so human socialism. I believe that therein lies the main reason why our democratic anti-authoritarian left today is so undemocratic, so authoritarian and has so little left, left. Several militants of the contemporary Russian left have…

The Left and its Deplorable Role in Ukraine’s War

Juanlu González In 1964, Marcuse warned about the loss of revolutionary capacity in the West due to the triumph of repressive measures implemented by advanced industrial societies to silence any kind of intellectual dissent through the media, advertising, propaganda, and the most unbridled consumerism. At that time, it heralded the birth of the One-Dimensional Man,…

Putin’s Chess Tournament with Russia’s 5th Column and the WEF

My second conversation with author, historian and analyst, Matt Ehret – Editor in Chief of the Canadian Patriot Review, senior fellow at the American University in Moscow and co-founder of the Montreal-based Rising Tide Foundation. My first conversation can be found below – Breaking the Extinction Cycle, from Covid to Ukraine. In this episode I…

New McCarthyism Silences the Black and Other Radical Left

Erica Caines Socialists, anti-imperialists, anti-war activists, Black radicals, and other independent alternative voices who challenge mainstream media and its political culture are being explicitly targeted by Liberals and Big Tech in a censorship campaign akin to the McCarthy era. “I was a victim of the McCarthyite hysteria against independent political ideas in the USA— a…