Category: Opinions

In Ukraine, the US is dragging us towards war with Russia

In Ukraine, the US is dragging us towards war with Russia

Washington’s role in Ukraine, and its backing for the regime’s neo-Nazis, has huge implications for the rest of the world Why do we tolerate the threat of another world war in our name? Why do we allow lies that justify this risk? The scale of our indoctrination, wrote Harold Pinter, is a “brilliant, even witty, highly successful act of hypnosis”, […]

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Chomsky: The Internet is full of people who can’t read and want to talk about sandwiches

Chomsky: The Internet is full of people who can’t read and want to talk about sandwiches

In an interview uploaded to YouTube, Noam Chomsky answers the question “[d]oes the generative potential of the internet help to form new kinds of social or cultural associations” by saying that he knows of “actual cases” of “adolescents who think they have 500 friends, because they have 500 friends on Facebook, but these are the kinds of friends who, if […]

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Myths of American exceptionalism – by Howard Zinn

Myths of American exceptionalism – by Howard Zinn

Russian president Vladimir Putin wrote a column, published by the New York Times on Sept. 11, 2013. He criticized the Barack Obama’s notion of American exceptionalism. “It is extremely dangerous to encourage people to see themselves as exceptional, whatever the motivation”, he wrote. American exceptionalism is the theory that the United States is “qualitatively different” from other nations. Famous American historian Howard Zinn (1922-2010) […]

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Noam Chomsky: Syria strike would be war crime

Noam Chomsky: Syria strike would be war crime

WASHINGTON — A U.S.-led attack on Syria without United Nations support would be a war crime regardless of congressional approval, Noam Chomsky, the antiwar activist and author, said in response to President Barack Obama’s announcement that he would seek Hill approval. “As international support for Obama’s decision to attack Syria has collapsed, along with the credibility of government claims, the […]

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Syria ‒ Geopolitical Interests, Not Humanitarian Intervention

Syria ‒ Geopolitical Interests, Not Humanitarian Intervention

By Mate Kapović The official reason for the imminent Western attack on Syria is the use of chemical weapons by the Syrian government and the civilian casualties as its result. The controversial and still not completely clear question of who and why used the chemical weapons aside, it is clear that the official reason is obviously a false pretext. Civilians […]

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