Can COVID-19 Take Down NATO?

Ann Garrison The Pentagon insisted on going ahead with provocative NATO war games near Russia’s borders, despite the coronavirus epidemic, but Germany pulled its forces out and closed its roads to troop movements. “The virus will spread on the more than 800 US bases strategically scattered around the globe, causing worry and fear in the…

NATO for Global Health. The Bland and Surreal Secretary Stoltenberg

Marinella Correggia Could NATO have missed it? No. Missiles, bombs, tanks and fighter bombers are known to be the most effective remedy against viruses. Much better than the Cuban doctors who arrived in Lombardy on March 22. The interview with the Secretary General of the Atlantic Alliance, Jens Stoltenberg, with the Italian newspaper Republica, evokes…

A 70-Year War on ‘Propaganda’ Built by the CIA

Cynthia Chung “Hell is empty and all the devils are here” – William Shakespeare (The Tempest Act 1 Scene 2) War has always depended on a reliable system to spread its propaganda. The Arthashastra written by Chankya (350-283 BCE) who was chief advisor to the Emperor Chandragupta (the first ruler of the Mauryan Empire) discusses…

While Millions Here Lack Health Care, U.S. Bombs Iraq and Invades Yemen

Bill Dores The coronavirus stalks the land. Millions in the United States are without health insurance or paid sick leave. The White House has cut funds to the Centers for Disease Control. It’s also cutting food stamps. People are not getting tested for the virus because there are not enough kits.  But the Trump regime…

Mystified Consciousness

Andy Merrifield Like in the 1930s, whiffs of fascism are in the air. Demagogic chauvinism is thriving across the globe and tolerance has undergone core meltdown. Nationalism is alive and apparently well. Borders are getting staked out, walls erected, and mass media—especially social media—saturate us with misinformation morning, noon, night, and much of the time…

The CIA and the Media

Carl Bernstein Global Research, February 18, 2020 After leaving The Washington Post in 1977, Carl Bernstein spent six months looking at the relationship of the CIA and the press during the Cold War years. His 25,000-word cover story, published in Rolling Stone on October 20, 1977, is reprinted below. In 1953, Joseph Alsop, then one…

Operation Barbarossa II: Setting The Stage For War

Christopher Black I have written several times about the continuing NATO preparations for an attack on Russia, a second Operation Barbarossa, the code name for the Nazi invasion of the USSR in 1941. Circumstances prompt me to write about it again, for as of the last week in January the Americans and their gang of…

Beating the Western Media Blockade: Ideas, Infrastructure, Solidarity

Jorge Capelán and Stephen Sefton So much confusion and bad faith prevails in the current global information chaos that getting back to basics sometimes seems impossible. But fundamentals never change and merit constant repetition. Above all, anti-imperialist defense of majority world peoples’ right to development against the fascist onslaught of the corporate and political power…

Workers Party: “We Want Belgium Out of NATO and NATO Out of Belgium”

Muhammed Shabeer A rally by the Workers’ Party of Belgium and its various affiliated organizations against Donald Trump. In the second part of an interview with Peoples Dispatch, Bert De Belder of the Workers’ Party of Belgium (PTB/PVDA) talks about the rise of the far-right and fascists in the country and Europe. He also talks…

The Slow Death of Investigative Journalism

John PerryThe title of Seymour Hersh’s memoir is simply Reporter. It’s what he did and what he does: dig out and report important facts that need to be seen in the daylight, no matter how much the CIA, a US vice-president or secretary of state, or a mafia boss, may want to keep them hidden….