On the purpose of NATO: “To keep the Americans in, the Russians out, and the Germans down” — saying attributed to Lord Hastings Ismay, the secretary general of NATO 1952-1957.
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DIANA JOHNSTONE: Demonstrate Together
If the Feb. 19 rally to end the war in Ukraine fails it will not be a success for other antiwar organizations that disagree with the Libertarian Party. It will only show that internal divisions can unravel every hope.
Our Coverage of the Ukraine War
CN has been ahead of the news on Ukraine, from reporting the coup and warning of nuclear catastrophe as far back as 2015, to news of the current phase of the conflict. Help us to continue our coverage.
DIANA JOHNSTONE: Omerta in the Gangster War
The sabotage of the Nord Stream 2 pipeline has virtually announced that the war in Ukraine can only intensify with no end in sight.
DIANA JOHNSTONE: The Specter of Germany Is Rising
To meet the imaginary Russian threat to Western Europe, Germany will lead an expanded, militarized EU.
JOHN PILGER: Silencing the Lambs — How Propaganda Works
Leni Riefenstahl said her epic films glorifying the Nazis depended on a “submissive void” in the German public. This is how propaganda is done.
DIANA JOHNSTONE: France Stuck in the Extreme Center
After years of neoliberalism, French politics that venture outside the conformist center’s unshakable loyalty to the Atlantic Alliance are now dangerously “extreme.”
DIANA JOHNSTONE: For Washington, War Never Ends
The formation of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) and the rearmament of Germany confirmed that for the United States, the war in Europe was not entirely over. It still isn’t.
DIANA JOHNSTONE: US Foreign Policy Is a Cruel Sport
Bear baiting was long ago banned as inhumane. Yet today, a version is being practiced every day against whole nations on a gigantic international scale.
We Do A Lot More Than Our ‘Obsession’ With Assange
The Julian Assange story is not the only one being misreported. So is Russiagate, Ukraine, and the Middle East.