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Bruce Gagnon is coordinator of the Global Network Against Weapons & Nuclear Power in Space. He offers his own reflections on organizing and the state of America's declining empire....

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The collapsing US military & economic empire is making Washington & NATO even more dangerous. US could not beat the Taliban but thinks it can take on China-Russia-Iran...a sign of psychopathology for sure.

Saturday, February 26, 2022

Aaron Mate discusses Ukraine-Russia

 


 

The media description of the Russian attack on Ukraine has almost universally whitewashed the role played by the US and its NATO allies, including supporting a coup overthrowing the democratically elected president in 2014, refusing to support the Minsk Accords or refusing to engage in negotiations in the months leading up to the Russian invasion.

Read Aaron’'s work at The Grayzone here: http://mate.substack.com http://thegrayzone.com 

Follow Aaron on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AaronJMate 

Where were the cries & howls in 2014 as Nazis massacred poeple in Odessa?

 

 

I went to Odessa, Ukraine in 2016 for the May 2 memorial service organized by the Council of Mothers. 

I was with Regis Tremblay and Phil Wilayto from the US.  

When we returned we each did our best to get the peace movement to pay attention to what happened in Odessa. Largely to no avail.

The Nazis in Ukraine have flourished since then and today are inside some big cities of Ukraine holding their fellow citizens hostage as the Russian military closes in on them. 

Ever since the US orchestrated coup d'etat in 2014 I've almost daily studied and worked hard to bring these stories to the peace movement. Sadly few have been interested.

Since then I've traveled to Russia three times including a Global Network study tour in 2019 that visited Moscow, Crimea and St Petersburg. In 2019 I also went to the Donbass region of Ukraine and toured the embattled cities of Lugansk and Donetsk.

It is clear to me that the US-UK-NATO have constructed this entire episode in order to justify NATO expansion and military war games up to the Russian border. The real goal is regime change in Moscow.

How is Russia to respond - particularly considering that they lost 27 million people during the WW II Nazi invasion?

The latest news appears to be that Biden is sending $350 million in military hardware to Ukraine. Germany will delivery 1,000 anti-tank guided weapons and 500 anti-aircraft Stinger system. 

The US-UK-NATO got just what they planned for in Ukraine.

Bruce 

French film reviews the Ukraine Nazi's


 

Documentary Project "Ukraine: The masks of the revolution" broadcast on the French TV channel Canal +. 

Ukrainian Embassy in Paris asked for this documentary to be taken off air. What were the Ukrainian authorities so afraid of? Maybe the truth? 

Until now Europe does not know all of what actually happened and continues to happen in Kiev and across the country as a whole. 

This documentary film directed by Paul Moreira, tells the story of the tragic events that took place in Odessa: the fire in the House of Trade Unions and the burning of at least 48 people (according to official figures) and 300 (unofficial sources). 

Moreira said that his aim was to show the world the bloody history of Ukraine and Odessa in particular: "In the heart of Europe, people are burned alive and everyone is silent about that."

Friday, February 25, 2022

Link to Feb 22 anti-war webinar that drew 900

 


 

This is the video from the February 22 webinar organized by UNAC. 

According to the Zoom statistics, we had a total of 1,320 people register and a total of 906 unique viewers.  The vast majority were from the US but there were also 55 from Canada and some from 16 other countries.

The speakers included:

  • Leela Anand – ANSWER coalition
  • Ajamu Baraka – Black Alliance for Peace
  • Medea Benjamin – CodePink
  • Sara Flounders – International Action Center
  • Margaret Flowers – Popular Resistance
  • Bruce Gagnon – Global Network Against Weapons & Nuclear Power in Space
  • Margaret Kimberley – Black Agenda Report
  • Jeff Mackler – United National Antiwar Coalition
  • Nancy Price - Women's International League for Peace and Freedom (US)
  • Susan Schnall – Veterans For Peace
  • David Swanson – World Beyond War
  • Joe Lombardo will chair. Ajamu Baraka will give an opening statement

Important to understand the history & context

 


If you are truly interested in understanding the Ukraine-Russia story then I highly suggest this doc film by Oliver Stone ..... 

Pilger on western hypocrisy




Thursday, February 24, 2022

Sounds like British and American voices

 

 

Listen closely to the voices in this short video.

Are they British and American?

If so, are they well-paid (I heard $1,000 a day) mercenaries or are they active duty soldiers inside Ukraine?

Coming days should reveal just how many of these people were brought into Ukraine by the US-UK-NATO to support the Nazi-led Ukraine army. 

Pepe Escobar adds: '" 'Remnants' now include mostly surviving Azov batallion Nazis, mercenaries trained by the usual Blackwater/Academi suspects, and a bunch of Salafi-jihadis."

One more reason....


 

Clearly the US-NATO has been using Ukraine as a staging ground for endless aggression aimed at Russia - appears Russian bear's patience ran out.

Link to web site on US bio-labs around the globe here

 

Report: Aims of Russian Demilitarization and Denazification of Ukraine


Just one example of thousands of homes in the Donbass shelled by the Nazi-led Ukrainian army trained, armed and directed by the US-NATO war machine
 
 

The aim of Russian "special military operation" is to destroy Ukrainian war machine (demilitarization) that has killed 14000 civilians in Donbass, to enforce denazification of the Ukrainian society and to stage trial vs those who issued criminal orders for launching genocide in Donbass. The reference was to Article 51 of the UN Charter. It is self-defense versus multiple outside threats.

By now all Ukrainian AAD and military airfields have been destroyed.  Airstrips of two airports that accepted NATO military cargos send to kill more civilians have been destroyed too. War depots and warehouses have been blown up by hi-tech, high-precision strike weapons.

Moscow asked Ukrainian AF to lay down arms and to go home. Ukrainian border guards have not returned fire and surrendered.

Some key military command HQ have been destroyed as well.

Russia does not use arms against civilians and civilian infrastructure.

All urgent  info is at English websites of RT.com, TASS, Sputniknews.com.

Unfortunately, the US and NATO leaders call Zelensky to resist. So, once again they are acting like accomplices of a criminal gang - they created, nourished and canalized.

It is in vain. No chances.

[See Vladimir Putin's latest speech to the Russian people here]
 
Kind regards,

Vladimir Kozin
Corresponding Member,Russian Academy of Military Sciences
Corresponding Member, Russian Academy of Natural Sciences,
Winner of Colonel-General Varfolomei Korobushin Reward (Russian Strategic Missiles Forces) and Russian Academy of Natural Sciences Reward
Leading Expert, Center for Military-Political Studies, Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO)
Ph.D, Senior Researcher (Academic Rank)

Gagnon on the Russia-Ukraine situation

 


Bruce Gagnon talks with Regis Tremblay about a revitalized Peace Movement in the US and abroad condemning US provocations of Russia. 

We discuss many aspects of the current situation in Ukraine and the Donbass. The geopolitical ramifications of a Russia and China union. 

What does the future hold?

Americans don't want war

 


The Dems seem to want more than the Repubs - no surprise there

NATO lies, lies, lies.....

 


Uproar by the West about Russia 'violating' international agreements dominates the headlines, but Moscow has its own axe to grind, as it claims it was given a promise that NATO would not move an inch further eastward – and this promise was broken.

 

 

See National Security Archives

Declassified documents show security assurances against NATO expansion to Soviet leaders from Baker, Bush, Genscher, Kohl, Gates, Mitterrand, Thatcher, Hurd, Major, and Woerner 

Wednesday, February 23, 2022

Latest from Jeju Island

 


A military road is currently under construction in Gangjeong village, Jeju Island, South Korea.
 
This is the 500 year old fishing and farming village that is being torn apart as the US forced the construction of a naval base to port warships moving to the Asia-Pacific as part of Washington's 'pivot' to encircle China and Russia. 

Don't forget that Korea borders both Russia and China.

Photos: Moon-Hee, Um

German Greens take a dive

 

German Green Party Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock in action

 By Eugene Woloszyn

German Green Party Foreign Ministers promoted military action in Yugoslavia in 1999 are are doing so again today. How did this betrayal of Green Party founding principals and values come about?  How are Greens manipulated to convince the German public to support war and increased military budgets?

Annalena Baerbock is 41 years old. In fall 2021 elections, she received 15% of national vote for Chancellor and the Greens got 118 seats in Parliament. The Greens entered a coalition government of three parties and she was appointed Foreign Minister on 12-8-21.  

As a child, she joined her parents at numerous antiwar & anti-nuclear weapon demonstrations.  At age 16, she was an exchange student at Lake Highland prep school in Orlando, Florida.  She graduated from college while working as an intern and staff for Green Party elected officials.  She had been a member of parliament for eight years. Her husband is a political consultant & public relations manager.   

Baerbock urges a 'Post Pacifist' and stronger German Foreign Policy, especially against Russia & China.  She calls for a European Army under the supervision of the European Parliament.  Such an army would be two-steps away from the will of the German People. She supports NATO’s expansion eastward and continued close cooperation with the US. Following the vehement position of both Trump and Biden, she supports the [cancellation] of the completed Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline from Russia to Germany.  (Fossil fuel prices in Germany have increased 73% in the last year & Germany plans to eliminate all nuclear power plants.)

 


The US is constantly badgering NATO members to increase military spending to reach war budgets of 2% of each nation’s gross domestic product (GDP).  US officials want more German war expenditures for US weaponry, rather than the previous German Chancellor Merkel’s preference for soldier wages and benefits.  Merkel resisted these aggressive US policies, but Baerbock supports the U.S. position.  Is this in the interests of the German people, which historically have been ravished by the deranged plans of their leaders and generals? And is it in the interest of the Green Party of Germany and other global Green Parties, shackled by an image of war mongering by the highest Green official in the world?

In 2020-21, Baerbock participated in the DAVOS-based World Economic Forum’s “Young Global Leaders program”.  The World Economic Forum was founded and is led by Klaus Schwab, whose two books about 'The Great Reset' following Covid have shocked many with their manipulative, dystopian scenarios.  This leadership program has groomed other world leaders such as young female prime ministers of New Zealand and Finland. Another leadership program graduate was banker Emmanuel Macron, with no political background, who came out of the blue with influential media support, and became President of France.

The US has 34,500 Soldiers and nuclear weapons in Germany.  Germany also “hosts” US Africa Command, major military hospitals and training facilities that enable other U.S. military activities worldwide. 

The first NATO commander said the alliance purpose was to “Keep the Russians out, the US in, & the Germans down”.  77 years after the end of WWII, why have the German people allowed their nation to be so manipulated by the US?  

Is it in the interest of the American people to be constantly frightened by a US military industrial complex, which foments world tensions as rationale for constantly increasing war budgets? 

Tuesday, February 22, 2022

Who really occupies Ukraine?

 


Is Russia really “invading” Ukraine? 

Or is it finally reacting to an ongoing occupation or capture of Ukraine - a nation on its own borders after 8 years of patience?

The long suffering voices

 


As the Russian president announced Moscow’s recognition of the Donbass republics, Lugansk and Donetsk residents let their emotions flow. We hear from people on the streets about what they expect to happen next.

Now the real test is what will the US puppet regime in Kiev do next? Will it continue shelling the Donbass region (which would draw a firm Russian military response) or will they withdraw their forces?

What will happen with the several thousand head-chopping Jihadists (from Afghanistan, Syria and assorted failed states) and other mercenaries who have been brought to the line of contact by the US? 

Joined Friends of Crimea

 

 

Very happy to have joined Friends of Crimea.

They invited us to make short videos saying what we thought of our trips to Crimea and why we joined the club.

Thanks to friend Regis Tremblay for doing the organizing to make this happen .

Can't wait to visit Crimea again.

Bruce

Monday, February 21, 2022

Yes, it is true.

 

 

I wrote to Vladimir Kozin today to ask if a certain theory I've pieced together was on the right path.

He had sent an email around sharing the joy of Russians that their government had at long last recognized the two Donbass Republics - Lugansk and Donesk - as independent states.

    Great news Vladimir - congratulations

    I read today that Zelensky actually wanted this so that Ukraine would not have to implement Minsk agreements - plus all those votes in the Donbass would now be gone next presidential election time.

    Could this be true?

    Bruce

 

Vladimir responded:

Yes, it is true.

Kind regards,
Dr. Vladimir Kozin
 
Member, Russian Academy of Military Sciences
Member, Russian Academy of Natural Sciences,
Vice President, Russian National Institute for Global Security Research
Winner of Colonel-General Varfolomei Korobushin Reward (Russian Strategic Missiles Forces) and Russian Academy of Natural Sciences Reward
Leading Expert, Center for Military-Political Studies, Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO)
Ph.D, Senior Researcher (Academic Rank)

 

What Next?

So my theory is that all sides wanted out of this mess without losing face. The US wanted out of it - the Biden neo-cons (amateurs that they are) stumbled into a hornets nest but were able to use it to help distract the public from our collapsing economy at least until their next visit to the grocery check-out counter.

After Russia declared it will send a peace-keeping force to the Donbass all the EU, UK and US corporate agents had to scream and holler. More sanctions will be placed on Russia. But can Europe really afford to completely divorce themselves from doing business with Russia? 

France is in a tight spot because Macron is running for reelection but most of the country hates him. He needs a diplomatic win, plus Paris does understand that Russia, China, Iran and others are leading the new push to multi-polarism. France doesn't want to be left behind as the train leaves the station. But Macron has to play along for a while with the denouncing of Russia for recognizing the independence of the Donbass. What will Macron do now next to make himself 'indispensable'?

The US understands that it is fading but needs a big enemy due to the fact that it has an economy addicted to war. Thus, not being able to take down Russia as Washington hoped, they need another diversion (all addicts are like this) so China is now being aimed at through the Pentagon's gun-sights. 

(We've just learned that a 'missile defense' radar, set to be deployed in Hawaii, is now instead going into Guam. Even closer to China. Pentagon would call it a 'strategic shift'. Activists in Guam are already building resistance.)
 
Germany wants Nordstream 2 and needs a way out of this controversy since the Green Party partners in the new government have been fighting to kill the natural gas pipeline from Russia. For the time being Germany is saying that 'certification' of the pipeline will be put on hold - but I don't think it is dead yet. The German business community will likely be putting big pressure on the government to keep it alive. The Green Party takes orders from Washington which hates Nordstream 2 so they will keep trying to put a stake through the heart of the pipeline. Very sad how the Greens have sold out. Without the pipeline how will Germans heat their homes?

 


President Zelensky wanted an out too. He knows his army would be slaughtered if it attacked the Donbass in an all-out assault. Ukraine was never going to honor their signing of the Minks Agreements that called for a federated state where the Russian-ethnic citizens in the Donbass would be allowed to speak their own language and elect their own local leaders. The Nazis are adamantly opposed to the Minks Agreements.

So Zelensky really wants to cut Donbass loose - won't have to worry about those damn Minsk Agreements (that Kiev had agreed to honor but never did) and those couple million voters in the Donbass during the next election. Plus now that they temporarily moved the capital to Lvov (the Nazi stronghold in western Ukraine) they can seriously think about dumping the other parts of Ukraine that are Russian-ethnic and just create a 'pure Nazi state' near the Poland border. 

The US would like that and certainly the weapons industry would rush into that new market. A US-NATO military base would likely be built. This 'pure' Ukraine could then still help to internally destabilize the other parts of Ukraine not currently in the fascist grip by creating a festering sore along Russia's flank. The US loves to do that - just look at Afghanistan, Libya, the former Yugoslavia, Syria and Iraq. All examples of US-NATO efforts to create failed states.

The remaining question? Is this current situation going to drive Washington and Brussels to double-down and push their endless war machine ever closer to Russia's borders? If they do then fighting in  Ukraine could still happen. If the long and simmering war does escalate dramatically the question arises as to how far into Ukraine would Russia go? Moscow's primary goal would be to take out the military capability of Ukraine's Nazi-led army. They are not eager for war.

Putin does not want to have to rebuild that vast Ukrainian territory that has been wrecked by US-NATO. He's long said they need to fix it.

We should know soon, now that Russia has made its move on the chess board.

Russia recognizes the Independence of Donbass Republics

 


By Regis Tremblay (living in Yalta, Crimea, Russian Federation)

President Putin (urged on by the State Duma-parliament) declares the independence of the two Donbass Republics, Donetsk and Lugansk. 
 
There is now a mutual security agreement. Game changer.
 
What will Washington and NATO now do? 
 
 
 
I thought I heard that daddy Biden was tough on drug crimes - wants them in prison. 
 
Bruce

Very interesting .....

 

 

Over the weekend, when the Canadian government made their move to drive the trucker convoy out of Ottawa, folks in nearby North Bay discovered planes with markings from the UN were on the runway. I seriously doubt that UN planes land in North Bay, Canada very often.

 

 

The police in Ottawa generally were dressed like this photo below.

 


But then these strange looking uniformed units showed up to help push the trucker convoy out of Ottawa. Some of the protesters said they heard German being spoken by some of them. Does this mean that the UN is now being used to help particular nations to crack down on non-violent peaceful protests? These brown-shirted shock troops (with no Identification of name or nation) were in the video below that has been 'mysteriously' taken down.

If this is so then we have a big problem.

Please let me know if you have any information about this strange happening.

 


Flashback to 2014 in Ukraine - meet the Nazis

 


RT: The threat of neo-Nazi ideology is causing alarm in Ukraine. The country, home to over 13 ethnicities, is now rocked on a daily basis by shocking videos - uploaded to Youtube by some of those who came to power following the ousting of President Yanukovich. Maria Finoshina reports.

 

Not much has changed in Ukraine since 2014 when this above video was aired. 

After the Obama administration orchestrated coup in Kiev, the Nazis were sent around the country to harass, beat and kill anyone who stood in the way of this takeover of the nation. Especially in Russian-ethnic parts of the country - these Nazis were very active.

A couple years later the US-NATO established a military training base in western Ukraine (where the Nazis predominate). The Nazis were brought in, dressed up in new fancy uniforms that covered their Nazi tattoos, and then sent to eastern Ukraine to attack their fellow Ukrainian citizens whose only crime was they were Russian ethnic and lived near the Russian border.

Just like Jimmy Carter used the Taliban in Afghanistan to destabilize the former Soviet Union, the US today uses bullies like these Nazis to bust knee-caps for the corporate agenda.

Today the US-UK-NATO are arming the hell out of the Ukrainian Army aimed at Russia.

It's interesting that when the US recently moved its Ukrainian embassy out of Kiev, it was set up in Lvov which is the home city of the nationalist Nazi movement in Ukraine.

But who notices any of these details?

Every day I check all kinds of media outlets around the globe - including Russian. Why do I view Russian media? I've learned over many years that if I want to know what is going on in the Ukraine-Russia situation I won't find any non-CIA reporting in the west. Over time I find Russian media to be generally very accurate.

Bruce 

Sunday, February 20, 2022

Tell the truth....

 


By Edward Curtin (Seeking Truth in a Country of Lies)

Back in the 1960s, CIA official Cord Meyer said the agency needed to "court the compatible left." He knew that drawing liberals and leftists into the CIA's orbit was the key to efficient propaganda. Right-wing and left-wing collaborators were needed to create a powerful propaganda apparatus that would be capable of hypnotizing audiences into believing the myth of American exceptionalism and its divine right to rule the world. The CIA therefore secretly worked to influence American and world opinion through the literary and intellectual elites.

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