Kharkov and Mobilization

Jacques Baud The recapture of the Kharkov region at the beginning of September appears to be a success for Ukrainian forces. Our media exulted and relayed Ukrainian propaganda to give us a picture that is not entirely accurate. A closer look at the operations might have prompted Ukraine to be more cautious. From a military…

Has Vladimir Putin Put the Fear of God into the “Satanic West”?

Gilbert Doctorow Image: “Putin Is Trying to Outcrazy the West“, NYT Three years ago, I published an essay under a ‘fake news’ heading urging Vladimir Putin to put aside ‘Mr. Nice Guy’ behavior and rhetoric with respect to Russia’s supposed ‘partners’ in the West and to slam his shoe on the table in the crude…

The Multipolar World Has No Room for Fascist Ukraine’s Ideology of War & Genocide

Rainer Shea Why is Russia determined to demilitarize Ukraine? Because since Obama’s team forced through the installation of an extreme right government in Kiev eight years ago, the country’s armed forces have been controlled by a ruling clique that’s driven by the most destructive ideology in existence. An ideology that rationalizes the persecution, murder, and…

Russia Puts an End to the Sovereignty of Westphalia

Franco Vielma Head of the Kherson Region Vladimir Saldo, Head of the Zaporozhye Region Evgeny Balitsky, Russian President Vladimir Putin, Head of the Donetsk People’s Republic Denis Pushilin and Head of the Lugansk People’s Republic Leonid Pasechnik | © Mikhail Metzel/TASS Through referendums held in recent days, the former Ukrainian regions of Lugansk, Donetsk, Zaporizhie…

The Real Babyn Yar

Lev Koufax On 29-30 September 1941, more than 30,000 Jews were killed in Babyn Yar, Ukraine, in what was one of the largest massacres to be perpetrated during the Holocaust. 81 years later, the Jewish community, and all those who would resist fascism, remember The U.S. and European political mainstream love to use the Holocaust….

A New War

Deborah L. Armstrong Scott Ritter Interview: How Donbass Joining Russia Just Turned the Tables on Ukraine For eight years, Ukrainian nationalists have been brutally hammering home a clear message to the people of Donbass: “Go home to Russia! We don’t want you here!” Every bomb dropped on Donetsk and Lugansk screamed, “Go to Russia or…

Ukraine: Cuban Missile Crisis 2.0?

Anatoly Antonov It is safe to assume that any use of nuclear weapons could quickly lead to an escalation of a local or regional conflict into a global one. As Henry Kissinger wrote in 2014, “The demonization of Vladimir Putin is not a policy; it is an alibi for the absence of one.” I have commenced my…

Who Profits from Pipeline Terror?

Pepe Escobar Secret talks between Russia and Germany to resolve their Nord Stream 1 and 2 issues had to be averted at any cost The War of Economic Corridors has entered incandescent, uncharted territory: Pipeline Terror. A sophisticated military operation – that required exhaustive planning, possibly involving several actors – blew up four separate sections of…

EU Parliamentarian Calls to Sanction All Observers of Donbass Referendums

Max Blumenthal, Anya Parampil MEP Nathalie Loiseau of France is lobbying for individual sanctions on all observers of the Russian-organized referendums in the Donbass region. She has singled out journalist Vanessa Beeley not only for her coverage of the vote, but for her reporting on the foreign-back war against Syria’s government. A French Member of…

DPR Civilians on Why They Wanted a Referendum to Join Russia

My overview of the DPR referendum to join Russia. It’s mainly the people themselves talking, over the course of 5 days, including door-to-door voting (no, not at gunpoint) and voting in voting stations on the 5th day. Western commentators would do well to listen to them (but we know they won’t). Summary: -they waited 8…

Western Sahara: Africa’s Last Colony

Meriem Naïli Meriem Naïli writes about the continuing struggle for the independence of Western Sahara. Occupied by Morocco since the 1970s, in contravention of the International Court of Justice and the UN. The internationally recognised liberation movement, POLISARIO, has fought and campaigned for independence since the early 1970s. Naïli explains what is going on, and…

Russia to Summon UN Security Council Over Pipeline Sabotage

Moscow wishes to call an emergency UN Security Council session over the “provocations” at the Nord Stream 1 and 2 pipelines, Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said on Wednesday in a Telegram post. Both pipelines were severely damaged earlier this week in what many suspect was a deliberate attack. Russia requested an urgent UN Security Council meeting on…

Attack on Nord Stream Kills Prospects for Dialogue in Ukraine

M. K. BHADRAKUMAR The three leaks that were discovered on Monday at the Nord Stream 1 and Nord Stream 2 gas pipelines connecting Russia with Germany — one after another within hours of each other in the exclusive economic zones of Sweden and Denmark — were caused by blasts. Swedish Foreign Minister Ann Linde tweeted that the…

Jacques Baud: US, UK, Sabotaged Ukraine Peace Deal

AARON MATÉ Former Swiss intelligence officer and NATO adviser Jacques Baud on the next phase of the Russia-Ukraine war and new allegations that the US and UK undermined a peace deal that could have ended it. The West’s aim “is not the victory of Ukraine, It’s the defeat of Russia,” Baud says. “The problem is…