By Caitlin Johnstone Listen to a reading of this article: There’s a lot going on in America and the people are very stressed out and frightened, but don’t worry, there’s nothing the US government won’t do to make sure more High Mobility Artillery Rocket systems get to Ukraine. […]
MADRID (Reuters) -Spain will urge fellow NATO allies to consider a bigger role for the alliance in North Africa and the Sahel at a summit in Madrid on Thursday, with Spain’s foreign minister saying an intervention in Mali should not be ruled out. NATO has little appetite for […]
By Caitlin Johnstone Former CIA director and secretary of state Mike Pompeo gave a speech at the Hudson Institute last week that’s probably worth taking a look at just because of how much it reveals about the nature of the US empire and the corrupt institutions which influence […]
Caleb Maupin is a widely acclaimed speaker, writer, journalist, and political analyst. He has traveled extensively in the Middle East and in Latin America. He was involved with the Occupy Wall Street movement from its early planning stages, and has been involved many struggles for social justice. He […]
by Peter Zeihan on June 29, 2022 US bond rating service Moody’s announced that Russia was in default of its foreign debt payments yesterday, a first for Moscow since 1918. Unlike most countries who go into default, Russia has the money to pay its debts. But the sanctions […]
By Caitlin Johnstone Listen to a reading of this article: ❖ Turkey’s President Erdoğan has officially withdrawn Ankara’s objection to the addition of Finland and Sweden to NATO membership, with the three countries signing a trilateral memorandum at a NATO summit in Madrid. The removal of Erdoğan’s objection […]
The hosts discuss different country’s views on a Ukranian peace deal with Russia, particularly those at the G-7 Summit in Germany.
Krystal and Saagar cover the battle updates from Ukraine’s fight against Russia in the Donbas region and the presence of CIA operatives alongside NATO troops in the capital city of Kyiv
Krystal and Saagar provide their commentary on British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s insistence to French President Macron that Europe not foster diplomatic negotiation between Russia and Ukraine
Here are my most recent articles for you Is a Middle Eastern Version of NATO Being Created? Jordanian King Abdullah II recently announced that he would support the creation of a Middle Eastern military alliance in the mold of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO). Abdullah said to […]
by Peter Zeihan on June 27, 2022 Many, many thanks to those of you who have helped make my new book, The End of the World is Just the Beginning, a New York Times best seller. As is typical with authors who make it onto the list, there […]
By Caitlin Johnstone The New York Times reports that Ukraine is crawling with special forces and spies from the US and its allies, which would seem to contradict earlier reports that the US intelligence cartel is having trouble getting intel about what’s happening on the ground in Ukraine. […]
Ryan Grim and Ken Klippenstein of The Intercept talk about possible downsides of Jared Kushner’s Abraham Accords agreement in the Middle East after a leaked intel report warned of violence
Staff writer at The Hill, Laura Kelly, discusses fears of Russian aggression in Georgia, which have been amplified by the Ukraine War.
By Caitlin Johnstone Listen to a reading of this article: ❖ “China is a strange, backwards nation ruled by tyrants,” said the nation founded by Puritans who used to execute women for witchcraft and just killed reproductive rights protections because they think Jesus told them to. The world […]
By Caitlin Johnstone Listen to a reading of this article: ❖ All of our world’s worst problems are created by the powerful. The powerful will keep creating those problems until ordinary people use their superior numbers to make them stop. Ordinary people don’t use their superior numbers to […]
The Grayzone spoke with leaders of Ecuador’s indigenous movements, now engaged in ferocious street protests against the privatization policies of President Guillermo Lasso, a billionaire banker. The activists addressed their demands and the repression they have witnessed, including arrests and alleged assassination attempts.
Historian and author Dr. Gerald Horne speaks live with The Grayzone’s Aaron Mate and Max Blumenthal, addressing the political and historical context behind the recent wave of mass shootings in the US, new revelations of the imperial plunder of Haiti, and Washington’s declining fortunes on the world stage.
Briahna Joy Gray breaks down inconsistencies in recent court rulings on free speech.
Incredibly, the Democrats are now more hawkish than Henry Kissinger on foreign policy. Neocon Fred Kaplan laments that folks are not war-hungry enough. It figures an article like this would be published in an uber-totalitarian humanist publication like Slate. The Dems have gone back to being who they […]
France and Germany and the EU generally need to take over the leadership of NATO and work on marginalizing US and UK influence in the alliance over time. A defensive alliance among the European countries would be legitimate because those are individually small countries, and Russia has a […]
Inveterate neoconservative and endlessly pro-war lunatic Max Boot appeared on MSNBC recently to insist that the United States get more involved in the Ukraine War, that we send Ukraine even more weapons and that Americans adopt this regional conflict as their own. Good luck hearing an anti-war voice […]
By Caitlin Johnstone The problem with anti-imperialists who spend all their time criticizing the evil US empire is that there aren’t nearly enough of them. People who respond to criticisms of the US by babbling about the misdeeds of other governments are just saying you should never criticize […]
Krystal and Saagar demonstrate how the media manufactures consent on wars with an eye on the differences in coverage between the Russian invasion of Ukraine and US invasion of Iraq
The first chapter of the book RADICAL PEACE: People Refusing War By William T. Hathaway RADICAL PEACE presents the experiences of war resisters, deserters, and peace activists who are working to change our warrior culture. This chapter describes helping a soldier to desert. “That must be them.” Petra […]
By Caitlin Johnstone Listen to a reading of this article: ❖ The Guardian has put out a smear piece on critics of the imperial Syria narrative that reads like propaganda made by seven year-olds without adult supervision. The article was initially released under the headline “Russia-backed network of […]
Score a point for our friend Banned Hipster on this one. Ryan Grim and Emily Jashinsky discusses late journalist Jamal Khashoggi’s fiance’s reaction to President Biden’s upcoming trip to Saudi Arabia.
By Jose Niño Geopolitics and Empire To say that the Organization of American States’ Summit of the Americas event held in Los Angeles from June 6 to June 10 was a debacle, would be an understatement. Initially, countries like Cuba, Venezuela, and Nicaragua were banned from attending the […]
One billion is being sent every month. We have been sending them arms, training, and billions since 2014.
Briahna Joy Gray and Robby Soave react to President Biden’s promise to provide over $1.2 billion in security and humanitarian aid to Ukraine.
Saagar examines how western wartime sanctions towards Russia have backfired because Putin is raking in oil profits and domestic populations are suffering from rampant inflation
Krystal and Saagar scrutinize the decision by Biden to send $1 billion more in military aid to Ukraine after repeated requests from Zelensky for immediate assistance with battling the Russians
By Caitlin Johnstone They’ve lied about every war, and they’ve openly acknowledged lying about this very war, but you’re a Kremlin agent if you say they’re lying to us about this war. The mainstream worldview is self-evidently bullshit. If our media and education systems were telling us the […]
Geopolitics and Empire Inderjeet Parmar: America on Brink of Abyss, Western Global Order Faces Deep Crisis Professor Inderjeet Parmar discusses U.S. Empire and how America is on the brink of a serious abyss, though it still remains very powerful. On one level there is a resurgent triumphalism in […]
Rania Khalek and her colleagues at Breakthrough News are vital sources of analysis and commentary, especially over the last few months, so it was very cool to have her on TRRS to talk about her appearance at the International Summit Against Fascism and her interaction with friend of […]
By Joseph Massad Middle East Eye Support for the racist march through occupied East Jerusalem extended to Jewish organisations in the US, where decades earlier, plans for a neo-Nazi rally spurred a landmark legal battle The Israeli government, which in the eyes of international law is illegally occupying […]
Abby Martin speaks at the 2022 People’s Summit for Democracy on the United States’ history of imperialism in Latin America, exploring how the Empire continues to impose its economic interests through unilateral sanctions, coercive debts, privatization, and economic warfare, all of which have resulted in mass suffering and […]
Bashar is proving to be the man his father didn’t know he could be. I honestly thought he was going to be done a long time ago but he’s not an easy meal. He was neither groomed to rule or expected to until his brother died, but he […]
Briahna Joy Gray and Robby Soave react to Lizzo’s decision to edit her new song after being criticized for using ‘ableist’ language.
Briahna Joy Gray criticizes President Biden’s normalization of relations with Saudi Arabia, and makes the case that foreign policy decisions are almost never morally motivated.
Briahna Joy Gray and Robby Soave discuss the impact of US sanctions against Russia on inflation, and react to the latest developments in the war in Ukraine.
The domestic US culture war is being exported to the rest of the world. I’ve been thinking for a while that the Red/Blue tribal civil war is eventually going to be a global conflict. It’s already taking root in a lot of places. By N.S. Lyons The New […]
Krystal and Saagar provide viewers an update about the Ukraine war against Russia in the Donbas region and how US intel has no idea what Ukraine is doing with American weapons and funding
By Caitlin Johnstone The White House has officially confirmed reports that President Biden will indeed be visiting Saudi Arabia in contradiction of his campaign vows to make the nation a “pariah” for its human rights violations, and everyone’s acting like visiting a murderous tyrant is somehow beneath the […]
This is a pretty balanced discussion. The core questions Lyons asks are good. This is similar to my own view of the international system. There is an overarching global ruling class that Hardt and Negri referred to as the “Empire.” The US is the senior partner in the […]
By Caitlin Johnstone White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre came very close to committing the cardinal sin of referring to a US-aligned nation as a “regime” on Monday. In the official White House transcript of Jean-Pierre’s interaction with a reporter inquiring about Biden’s upcoming meeting with Saudi Crown […]
By Caitlin Johnstone My enemies are not in Moscow or Beijing. My enemies are in Washington, Arlington, Langley, Wall Street, Silicon Valley, and Hollywood. And so are yours. The only question is whether or not you realize it yet. There’s a massive narrative management campaign geared toward convincing […]
It’s literally torturing and locking up someone for life slowly killing them for reporting a crime, its blocking up the guy who reported the murder not the murderer!
Can we send $40 billion to Syria to help them defend against the aggressors?
The United States pays for 20% of Israel’s military budget while Israel has a space program, universal health care, and still runs a budget surplus for six of the last ten years….