Vijay Prashad recalls the DDR’s efforts to create a humane and just health care system, with few resources available, in a country devastated by World War II.
Category: Soviet Union
PATRICK LAWRENCE: Totalized Censorship
Content warning, canceling, de-platforming, denying access: The fate of Sy Hersh’s Democracy Now! interview on YouTube is the latest indication of how much rougher press suppression is in this new media era.
Making Taiwan the Ukraine of the East
To understand the contemporary geopolitical significance of the Republic of China, Vijay Prashad says it is necessary to examine Cold War history.
US-Laid Trap for Russia Has Trapped West Instead
A month before the Feb. 24, 2022 Russian invasion, CN wrote that the U.S. was laying a trap to lure Russia into an economic, information and proxy war. All three have failed for the U.S.
SCOTT RITTER: Germany Risks Forgetting Its History
In deciding to supply Leopard battle tanks to Ukraine, Olaf Scholtz breaks the self-imposed constraints on the military’s role in German foreign policy that had been in place since the end of WWII.
Bolsonarism Without Bolsonaro
The World Bank has sounded the alarm, but the forces of “centrism” — beholden to billionaires and the politics of austerity — refuse to pivot away from the neoliberal catastrophe, writes Vijay Prashad.
JOHN KIRIAKOU: CIA Should Get Out of the Laboratory
The C.I.A. has long had labs, whether overt or covert, where terrible things happened.
Chris Hedges: Teaching ‘The Gulag Archipelago’ in Prison
There are many disturbing similarities between the brutality imposed on Stalin’s victims and the injustices endured by the incarcerated in U.S. federal and state prisons.
The Other Side of the Berlin Wall
On the 33rd anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall on Nov. 9, 1989, we look back on why the wall was built in this essay by the late William Blum, published on July 28, 2011 on Consortium News.
Text of Putin’s Speech Blasting ‘Neo-Colonial’ West
The Russian president on Friday slammed the West for a history of abuse against the rest of the world as he announced that four Ukrainian oblasts had joined the Russian Federation.