Italy, Greece and Ukraine

Italy, Greece and Ukraine  Italy and Greece, support for the Ukraine war, the least enthusiastic in Europe  YouGov-Cambridge has published the results of a survey of international opinion regarding the Ukraine war.  https://docs.cdn.yougov.com/0ma5boayqk/Globalism%202022%20-%20The%20info%20war%20for%20Ukraine%20-%20All%20markets.pdf Looking at the table of results (all on one page, magnifying glass required) Greece, Italy and Spain to a lesser extent give … Continue reading Italy, Greece and Ukraine

Editorial—The Fall of Johnson and The Energy Crunch

Why the political parties don’t want to tell the truth. Foreign and domestic policy are often related. Countries seek mutual benefit through trade and take measures to protect their own trading routes. They make long term arrangements for mutual exchange of products and services. In the contemporary world, the manufacture of a particular product often … Continue reading Editorial—The Fall of Johnson and The Energy Crunch

Ukraine—The August Counter-Offensive

Eamon Dyas— a Letter I find it quite astonishing the way in which the regular Ukrainian military defeats are counter-posed against Ukraine’s “initial military successes”. It is a constant mantra among western politicians and the media. But where were these “military successes”? Beyond a few battlefield skirmishes in the east and south anywhere that Ukraine … Continue reading Ukraine—The August Counter-Offensive

Newsnotes

Notes on the News By Gwydion M. Williams Did Russia Invade To Stop Kiev Overrunning the Donbass?The G7’s Proxy WarGeorgia Not Fighting to the Last GeorgianBritish Rail and the Imaginary MarketThe End of Thatcherism?China’s Mixed Economy Did Russia Invade To Stop Kiev Overrunning the Donbass? Western media speak of ‘Russian Disinformation’.  But not this particular Russian claim.  Which … Continue reading Newsnotes

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

Bevin and NATO

Ernest Bevin Founder of NATO By Brendan Clifford At Prime Minister’s Questions 9th March 2022 John Healey, Shadow Secretary of State for Defence, said: “It was Labour’s post-war Foreign Secretary, Ernest Bevin, who was the principal architect of NATO and in particular of its article 5 commitment to collective defence. Today is the anniversary of Bevin’s … Continue reading Bevin and NATO

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

Moscopoli — Moscowgate

Listening to Italy by Orecchiette MOSCOPOLI (or Moscow-gate) Marco Travaglio, Editor of Il  Fatto Quotidiano, a newspaper to the left of la Repubblica, commenced his editorial on Putin by taking a slogan from a pacifist demo that happened in March. “Né con Putin, Né con Nato” Not with Putin nor with NATO. “I have always condemned Vladimir Putin's regime, ever since Silvio Berlusconi … Continue reading Moscopoli — Moscowgate

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