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    Alternet.org

  • Video'Essence of authoritarianism': Expert warns 'Project 2025' would create a Trump 'autocracy'
    The Heritage Foundation — a well-funded, influential far-right group in Washington, DC — has been quietly vetting tens of thousands of arch-conservative acolytes to staff up the federal government under the next Republican administration as part of its "Project 2025" presidential transition plan. One scholar of authoritarian movements around the... Read more »
  • 'Unethical, cynical and faithless behavior': Ex-US spies slam GOP over disgraced informant
    A number of former US intelligence officials are reportedly feeling vindicated after the indictment of former FBI informant Alexander Smirnov.NBC News reported that many former US spies who co-signed an open letter warning of potential foreign involvement in the Hunter Biden saga are having an I-told-you-so moment in the wake... Read more »
  • Trump can’t outrun the consequences of Roe’s fall
    The Trump campaign is reportedly angry, annoyed and scrambling for damage control after the Times ran a frontpage story about Donald Trump’s new position on abortion. Privately, he has said he “likes the idea of a 16-week national abortion ban with three exceptions, in cases of rape or incest, or... Read more »
  • 'Someone is writing a dissent': Ex-prosecutor says SCOTUS silence on immunity is bad for Trump
    It's been more than two weeks since a DC Circuit Court of Appeals panel rejected former President Donald Trump's claim of absolute broad immunity from criminal prosecution, yet the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) still hasn't said whether it would even consider taking up the case. One legal... Read more »
  • 'Useful idiots' are mainstreaming political poison into the bloodstream of democracy
    “Useful idiots” doesn’t begin to describe the treason weasel twins, Comer and Jordan, who are enthusiastically promoting zombie lies Russia came up with in 2016 to help Trump win the White House. They’re mainstreaming political poison directly into the bloodstream of our body politic. Purely for political profit. Vladimir Putin... Read more »
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    Antiwar.com

  • ‘Two-State Solution’ as a Distraction – The Problem Is Zionism
    The problem is not the absence of a Palestinian state, but Zionism itself. What is the use of a Palestinian state, if Zionism, as a racist, exclusivist ideology continues to define Israel, and impose that definition on the Palestinians? This ideology calls for racial purity of Jews in Palestine, of... Read more »
  • Selecting Syrsky: The Untold Half of the Zaluzhny Story
    There were probably many reasons why Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelensky fired Ukraine’s popular commander in chief of the armed forces, Valerii Zaluzhny, on February 8, but one of the biggest seems to have been a disagreement over how to go forward in a war that seemed to have overwhelmingly turned... Read more »
  • The Israeli State’s Assault on Gaza Must Stop
    Since the horrific atrocities perpetrated by Hamas against Israeli civilians on October 7, 2023, Israel has been engaged in a devastating military operation in the Gaza Strip. Over 25,000 Palestinians have been killed, 70% of whom have been women and children, and tens of thousands injured. About 85% of Gaza’s 2.2... Read more »
  • Refusing To Admit US Foreign Policy Blunders
    A recurring defect in US foreign policy is a refusal by elites to concede when they made a serious policy mistake.  This is not a new problem, but it has grown decidedly worse in the past few decades.  It characterized the intervention in Vietnam years after it should have become... Read more »
  • After Two Years of War in Ukraine, It’s Time for Peace
    As we mark two full years since Russia invaded Ukraine, Ukrainian government forces have withdrawn from Avdiivka, a town they first captured from the self-declared Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) in July 2014. Situated only 10 miles from Donetsk city, Avdiivka gave Ukrainian government forces a base from which their artillery... Read more »
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    Z Blogs Archive - ZNetwork

  • Imperial Nostalgia and Its Perils
    Although great empires rank among the most powerful engines of world history, they are also among the most dangerous, especially as they brood over their decline. The Russian empire provides a striking illustration of this phenomenon.  Traditionally referred to as the “prison of nations,” Russia, in its Czarist and Soviet... Read more »
  • Imperial Nostalgia and Its Perils
    Although great empires rank among the most powerful engines of world history, they are also among the most dangerous, especially as they brood over their decline. The Russian empire provides a striking illustration of this phenomenon.  Traditionally referred to as the “prison of nations,” Russia, in its Czarist and Soviet... Read more »
  • Military and Economic Power Once Again Fail to Produce Happiness
    Although the rulers of the world’s major military and economic powers have repeatedly claimed that they are making their nations great again, their policies have not resulted in widespread happiness among their citizens. That conclusion emerges from the recent World Happiness Report-2022, published by the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network. ... Read more »
  • Who Speaks for the World?
    Russia’s brutal war upon the nation of Ukraine should remind us that, for thousands of years, great powers have used their military might to launch military assaults upon smaller, weaker societies. Since World War II alone, these acts of aggression have included France’s colonial wars in Indochina and Algeria, Britain’s... Read more »
  • Peace in Ukraine through neutrality and peaceful EU membership, end the USA’s proxy war against Russia
    Ethnic division was used to consolidate control by the USA and Nationalists of Ukraine. They have signed Minsk Peace Accords to end the civil wars in Donbas region through referendums, signed since 2015, but they did not implement them, because maintaining an active civil war front psyche of ‘them and... Read more »