Lithuania’s Brinkmanship

Scott Ritter Lithuanian government building in Vilnius. (Pofka, CC BY-SA 4.0, Wikimedia Commons) The restoration of Russia’s rail connection with Kaliningrad is urgently needed to avoid a conflict in the Baltics that has worried NATO for a long time. On June 18 the government of Lithuania acted on a decision by the European Commission that goods…

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…

Erdogan Gains New Concessions by Ending Veto on Swedish and Finnish NATO Membership

Paul Antonopoulos Having initially opposed Finland and Sweden joining NATO, Turkey capitulated to significant pressure on June 28 and abandoned its position after coming to a compromise with the two Scandinavian countries. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan planned to use the NATO summit to end Scandinavian support for Kurdish groups in Syria and to lambast…

“Partnership in Blue Pacific” to Turn Pacific Islands into Anti-China War Zone

Brian Berletic In Washington’s ongoing efforts to confront and contain China’s rise on the global stage, it has announced yet another bloc, the “Partnership in Blue Pacific.” The Financial Times in a recent article titled, “US and allies launch initiative to help Pacific Island nations,” would claim, regarding the stated objective of the new bloc, that: The…

The United States Extends its Military Reach into Zambia

Vijay Prashad Dr Fred M’membe, President of Socialist Party Zambia. Photo: Socialist Party Zambia Vijay Prashad speaks with Dr. Fred M’membe of the Socialist Party about the reach and impact of the United States Africa Command in Zambia On April 26, 2022, the United States Africa Command (AFRICOM) announced that they had set up an office in…

EU ‘Playing a Dangerous Game’ in Ukraine

James Carden Clare Daly, Irish member of the European Parliament representing Dublin An interview with Irish member of the European Parliament Clare Daly This month, the European Parliament overwhelmingly voted to approve Ukraine’s candidacy for membership in the European Union. Only days before, the EU- and NATO- member state Lithuania enacted a blockade of Russia’s…

NATO Announces Plan for Massive European Land Army

Andre Damon In what NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg called the “biggest overhaul of our collective deterrence and defense since the Cold War,” the US-led NATO alliance has announced plans to build a massive standing land army in Europe, numbering in the hundreds of thousands. Stoltenberg said NATO would increase its “high readiness forces” sevenfold, from…

LCI Gives the Floor to French Neo-Nazi Mercenary Fighting for Ukraine

Christelle Néant On 24 June 2022, LCI published an interview with a French, Karel, who has signed up as a “volunteer” (a real mercenary) with the International Ukrainian Legion. Small problem: this French who fights for Ukraine is a neo-Nazi, already arrested in France and probably on the S list. In 2014,« Elle » magazine…

The West’s Plan B: Secure the Realm

Fadi Lama Having failed in preserving the unipolar order, the west will resort to Plan B – reviving a bipolar world based on the ‘civilized’ west and the ‘barbarian’ rest. Plan A: Global Hegemony By the late 1990s, it was clear that a China-led Asia would be the dominant economic, technological and military power of the…

Behind the Tin Curtain: BRICS+ vs NATO/G7

Pepe Escobar Once upon a time, there existed an Iron Curtain which divided the continent of Europe. Coined by former British Prime Minister Winston Churchill, the term was in reference to the then-Soviet Union’s efforts to create a physical and ideological boundary with the west. The latter, for its part, pursued a policy of containment against…

Europe Under Foreign Domination

Hugo Farías Moya It is curious what is happening in Europe today. The old continent, as some call it. The continent that spread around the world what some authors call: Western Christian culture. Today, for the first time in history, it is under the exclusive dominion, not of another continent, but of an imperial country…