By Vijay Prashad A new mood of defiance in the Global South has generated bewilderment in the capitals of the Triad (the United States, Europe, and Japan), where officials are struggling to answer why governments in the Global South have not accepted the Western view of the conflict in Ukraine or universally supported the North Atlantic Treaty … [Read more...] about The Emergence of a New Non-Alignment
By Vijay Prashad I have been a reporter for thirty years. During this period, I have been to many former war zones and to active war zones, including in Iraq, Libya, and Syria. I have seen things that I wish I had not seen and that I wish had not been seen by anyone, let alone experienced by anyone. The thing about war zones that is often not talked about is the noise: … [Read more...] about Can The Left Disagree Without Being Disagreeable?
Long-time Alliance member Dick Lane responds to 'The deafening silence of intellectuals in the face of growing global conflicts' from The Real News, which says 'intellectuals should… not shrink from denouncing what they see as destructive of culture, values, and truth, notably when such destruction claims to be carried out in the name of these “domains of spirit.” I'll add … [Read more...] about Emerging realities in Europe and here
LENNY FLANK The history of Russia clearly demonstrates the truth in the adage, “Governments come and go, but national interests remain the same.” At the end of the 8th century, a new scourge swept across Europe—raiders from Scandinavia, known to history as “Vikings”. Armed with a new type of sailing vessel called the “longship” which was fast, capable of long distances … [Read more...] about History, Geography, Russia, and Vladimir Putin
by Doug Heath American mass media and political discourse have been so relentless in blaming Russia alone for the prolonged escalating tension between our countries that most Americans probably cannot imagine how Russians could justify their behavior or criticize ours. This mindset is particularly dangerous now that the two governments are abandoning the 1987 … [Read more...] about US-Russia Relations: Marching Toward Disaster?