U.S. War Machine

US and Europe Want to Make Africa a Cold War Battleground Against Russia and China, with Mikaela Nhondo Erskog

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The US and Europe have tried to make Africa a battleground in their Cold War against Russia and China. They‘ve even labeled Africa as NATO’s “Southern Neighborhood” and are using AFRICOM as a mechanism to control the continent under the guise of protecting it from malign Chinese and Russian influence....

US Sets Anti-China Trap for Europe — Will They Fall In? With Arnaud Bertrand

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The US is trying to reshape NATO into an anti-China alliance while demanding that the EU join in. So far the US has been somewhat immunized from the consequences of cutting economic ties with Russia. For Europe though, the outcome of sanctions has been much more dire as winter approaches. ...

Reviving the Left in the Post-9/11 Era: New Movements & Constant Turmoil with Brian Becker

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How did 9/11 change the direction of the US left? What about the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, the election of Obama and then Trump, the Arab Spring, Russiagate and now the war in Ukraine? How has the new Cold War against Russia and China created new lines of differentiation...

When Diplomacy Becomes Treason: Tepid Dissent on Ukraine Crushed in D.C. with Medea Benjamin

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30 House Democrats sent a letter to Biden urging him to seek peace talks to end the conflict in Ukraine. Less than 24 hours later, they retracted it under pressure. The letter, which called for the most basic diplomacy to avoid nuclear war, was met with extreme backlash and condemnation...

Ukraine War Widens: Crimea Attack, Pipeline Sabotage, Kiev Bombing & NATO’s Endless Weapons

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Russia has been hit by multiple major attacks, including sabotage in their Nordstream energy pipelines and the explosion on the Crimean Bridge. The bridge is a vital supply route to and from the peninsula with military supplies. Russia responded with missiles hitting Kiev. As NATO and Europe send further weapons...

251 Interventions in 30 Years: A System Addicted to War w/ Ben Norton

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The United States has acknowledged almost 500 military interventions, listed in detail in a report by congressional researchers. More than 200 were just in the last 31 years, since the fall of the Soviet Union, representing a significant increase over the hundreds of years prior. What does this explain about...

Ukraine War Escalates—And Nuclear War Threats Grow

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The Ukraine war is escalating—dramatically. Russian President Putin & U.S. President Biden both made major and dramatic speeches in the last day, after a successful and U.S.-backed Ukrainian counter-offensive earlier in the week. What did Putin and Biden reveal in their addresses and where is this headed? Brian is joined...

Vijay Prashad and Noam Chomsky on Afghanistan War & the Fragility of US Empire

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The U.S. government has destroyed cities, countries, and towns around the world, through bombs and air raids, military ground invasions, naval attacks, economic sanctions and strangulation, coups, and more. Some say U.S. force is never ending, others say it’s on a fast decline, almost gone forever. Vijay Prashad and Noam...

Israel vs Axis of Resistance: A New Era of Mutually-Assured Destruction, with Ali Abunimah

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The occupation of Palestine continues with no end in sight, and this remains the primary political struggle in the region as America’s client states normalize with Israel. But now there’s a new backdrop: the war in Ukraine exposing Western double standards alongside the US-China New Cold War.  Fundamental to US...

Ukraine: How the Corporate Media Censored Itself

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CBS released a documentary about the war in Ukraine, quoting the head of an NGO supplying weapons and military supplies as saying “like 30% of it reaches its final destination.” They then quickly took it down. Journalist and Multipolarista editor Ben Norton explains the effect of war propaganda on our...
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