The Sydney Morning Herald and The Age just produced an immense example of conflict-of-interest journalism. A former prime minister called it “the most egregious and provocative news presentation” he had ever witnessed in over 50 years of public life.
Caitlin Johnstone: US Scrawls ‘Red Lines’ Over Globe
Washington views this entire planet as its territory. It believes it has a divinely bestowed right to issue decrees about what may and may not be done anywhere in the world.
Filipinos Protest US Military Deal Eying China
The decision to grant the U.S. access to more bases — announced during the U.S. defense secretary’s visit — was decried by peace advocates as part of the Pentagon’s push into the Indo-Pacific, with an intent to encircle China.
Japan Reenlists as Washington’s Spear-Carrier
Patrick Lawrence reflects on Prime Minister Kishida’s radical turn toward the militarism his country’s pacifist constitution forbids.
Caitlin Johnstone: US Constantly Provoking China
The way the U.S. has been positioning its war machinery around China would have sparked a third world war had the roles been reversed. Nonetheless, talk inside the U.S. empire is all about Chinese “aggression.”
The Pentagon’s Massive Intelligence Failure on China
Michael T. Klare says China’s CO2 emissions is the real threat to U.S. security, a point absent from the latest Pentagon report.
PATRICK LAWRENCE: More Futile Pacific Overtures
Nearly halfway through Biden’s term in office he finally met the Chinese president to discuss the single most important relationship between any two nations anywhere in the world.
SCOTT RITTER: A ‘Dangerous, Bloody & Dirty Game’
Vladimir Putin’s address at the Valdai Club last week, coming on the heels of the Biden administration’s release of its National Security Strategy, shows how the battle lines have been drawn.
‘Military Madness:’ US Deploys Nuclear-Capable B-52s to Australia
This escalation of U.S. hostility comes just days after the Biden administration released a Nuclear Posture Review that nonproliferation advocates said makes catastrophe more, rather than less, likely.
All at Once Mainstream Pundits Push for WW III
Caitlin Johnstone says it should disturb everyone in the nuclear age that writers at influential publications frame the rise of a multipolar world as something that must inevitably bring on unspeakable violence and human suffering.