Daniel Ellsberg, a giant of American history for leaking the Pentagon Papers, wrote the following email to friends on Wednesday, including Consortium News, and has today decided to make it public.
Category: Nuclear Weapons
Why Putin Went to War — One Year Later
On Feb. 24, 2022 Vladimir Putin explained his country’s intentions in Ukraine in a televised speech. How has what he said then measured up to today? Joe Lauria reports.
SCOTT RITTER: Arms Control or Ukraine?
As Russia suspends New START, the sooner the Ukraine war ends, the sooner the U.S. and Russia can work to preserve arms control to avert the ultimate disaster.
Scott Ritter: The Best Speech I Never Gave
“I once was corrupted by the hatred that comes from fear generated by ignorance.” The author offers a text of a speech he wrote, but will not be giving at the Feb. 19 antiwar rally in Washington.
Chris Hedges: Ukraine — The War That Went Wrong
NATO support for a war designed to degrade the Russian military and drive Vladimir Putin from power is not going according to plan. The new sophisticated military hardware won’t help.
A World Without Nuclear Weapons
The U.N. treaty prohibiting nuclear weapons bolsters the hope that the nine nuclear powers will grow into pragmatic, if not ethical, adult governments, writes H. Patricia Hynes.
For a Different Angle on Ukraine
Starting with Robert Parry’s groundbreaking reporting on the 2014 Maidan coup, through the Russian intervention this year, Consortium News has been a leading source of analysis on Ukraine that defies the ‘psyopcracy.’
SCOTT RITTER: A Lexicon for Disaster
Russia seeks arms control agreements to prevent dangerous escalation. But the U.S. seeks only unilateral advantage. This risks all out conflict unless this changes.
Israel’s Nuclear Menacing of the Middle East
A country with such hyped sensitivity about imagined “existential threats” should not be allowed to acquire the kind of weapons that could destroy the entire region, several times over, writes Ramzy Baroud.
The Corporate Media Deference That Endangers Us All
A comment from an editor at the Associated Press epitomizes the danger mainstream media creates with its routine deference to intelligence sources, writes Caitlin Johnstone.