Notes on the News

By Gwydion M. Williams France’s Overlooked Left Vote Ukraine: Making Local Democracy Illegal Russia: A Fate Worse Than Putin? NATO: Elites Who Reluctantly Tolerate a Democratic Electorate Britons Vote Themselves Into Poverty Bears and Libertarians – Both Unbearable Covid Failures France’s Overlooked Left Vote Macron picked up another nine million votes: a bare majority of … Continue reading Notes on the News

A Unipolar World and Ukraine

ZBIGNIEW BRZEZINSKI ON the place of Ukraine in A UNIPOLAR WORLD Extracts from The Grand Chessboard: American Primacy And Its Geostrategic Imperatives Zbigniew Brzezinski, New York, Basic Books, 1997 After the fall of the Soviet Union, Americans started thinking about a unipolar world, a world organized around one pole, themselves.  Zbigniew Brzezinski, diplomat and adviser to presidents … Continue reading A Unipolar World and Ukraine

NATO, Ukraine and the Labour Party

Diary of an ex-Corbyn foot soldier (April, 2022)  Dictionary definition of “foot soldier”: “…a dedicated low level follower…”  Michael Murray: murraymicha@gmail.com; FaceBook: Michael Murray London (1) Introduction “Time to get your mind right on NATO, boy!” (2)   Stop The War fights back (3)  Jack F Matlock: “I was there: NATO and the origins of the Ukraine crisis” (4)  George … Continue reading NATO, Ukraine and the Labour Party

Newsnotes

Notes on the News By Gwydion M. Williams NATO as ‘They Who Must Be Obeyed’?MICE – a Team of RivalsDown and Out in the G7P&O: Britania Losing the WavesSlavery: a World HeritageIran and SubversionSnippetsHollywood as Foe?Alternative East AsiaThe World Burns? NATO as ‘They Who Must Be Obeyed’? We have just seen a naked display of … Continue reading Newsnotes

Pisa Airport Workers

Italian Airport Workers Stop Arms Shipment to Ukraine Under Guise of “Humanitarian Aid” Carry Out Protest We strongly denounce this genuine forgery, which cynically uses “humanitarian” cover to continue fueling the war in Ukraine Italian workers discovered that weapons were being shipped to Ukraine under the pretence of sending “humanitarian aid” and have refused to … Continue reading Pisa Airport Workers

OSCE and the Indivisibility of Security

OSCE and the Indivisibility of Security By David Morrison The Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) has 57 participating states in Europe, Asia and North America. At a conference in Istanbul in November 1999, the OSCE adopted a Charter for European Security, Paragraph 8 of which prescribed the basic principles on which security for participating states was to … Continue reading OSCE and the Indivisibility of Security

Ukraine and the OSCE

Ukraine: Where to find the Truth in enormous detail By Craig Murray https://www.craigmurray.org.uk/archives/2022/02/ukraine-where-to-find-the-truth-in-enormous-detail/ In the massive propaganda blitz over Ukraine, there is one place where you can find, in enormous detail, the truth about what is happening in the civil war conflict zone on a daily basis. That is in the daily reports of the Organisation for … Continue reading Ukraine and the OSCE

Putin/Scholz meeting

News conference following Russian-German talks 15 February 2022 Following Russian-German talks, Vladimir Putin and Federal Chancellor of Germany Olaf Scholz made statements for the press and answered journalists’ questions. The US and the UK must be very unhappy about the Putin/Scholz meeting, which was all about enhancing the well-developed economic relationship between Russia and Germany, including Russia's supply of energy … Continue reading Putin/Scholz meeting

Nordstream 2

Nordstream 2,  Germany and the US Jack Coldrick I’m increasingly getting the feeling that the current security crisis in Ukraine is being fuelled by this issue.  Ultimately, the final decision was in Germany’s hands and the agreement between Merkel and Biden was an acknowledgment of that fact. But the dynamics seem to have changed after the … Continue reading Nordstream 2