Dr. Strangelove is No Longer Satire appeared in Covert Action Magazine March 1, 2023. A leader of Germany’s Left Party explains how the escalations in Ukraine “entail the greatest security threat to face the German population since the Second World War.”
Articles and OpEd’s by author Dee Knight
‘With Us or Against Us’ Fails in Munich & Bangalore as US Tries ‘Offer They Can’t Refuse’
‘With Us or Against Us’ Fails appeared March 6 in Covert Action Magazine. It tells the story of intense, Mafia-style US pressure tactics at the recent Munich Security Conference and the G20 meetings in India. In both places leaders of the Global South held their...
Zero-Covid: ‘Breaking a Contract’ or Keeping a Promise?
Attacking China’s record on managing the Covid pandemic seems like a bad choice. While the recent protests do highlight people’s frustrations, the small size of the protests would suggest the general attitude of the majority has not changed much from a year ago: strong trust in their government.
Biden Travels East in Clouds of Mistrust
There’s a trust problem for the U.S. at all these global conferences. “Joe Biden comes to COP27 and makes new promises. He’s like a salesman selling goods with endless small print.” In Cambodia, “ASEAN leaders reiterated their strong ties with Beijing and issued a statement supporting One China, opposing independence for Taiwan.” And in Indonesia, the U.S. finds the G20 to be “a symbol of the transformation from the West having the only say to common governance across the globe…”
Opposition Grows to US Bases Poised Against China
Okinawans and US organizations urged members of Congress to support their demands to close these dangerous and destructive US military bases, which only serve the interests of war profiteers.
Why It’s So Hard to Stop the War Machine
I’ve just now published a “double review” of two important books: American Exceptionalism & American Innocence: A People’s History of Fake News, by Danny Haiphong and Robert Sirvent, and American Exceptionism: Empire & Deep State, by Aaron Good My review is...
My review(s) of ‘The Destiny of Civilization’
The US/NATO confrontation with Russia in Ukraine is achieving just the opposite of America’s aim of preventing China, Russia and their allies from acting independently of U.S. control over their trade and investment policy… the Biden Administration’s plan was to split Russia away from China and then cripple China’s own military and economic viability. But the effect of American diplomacy has been to drive Russia and China together, joining with Iran, India and other allies.
Anti-Russian Propaganda Limits Peace Prospects
Ukraine’s current leadership and its U.S./NATO backers would like to avoid a settlement that reflects the demographic and historical reality of the country. But this is precisely one key issue that should guide negotiations for a peace agreement. A peace agreement reflecting Russia’s legitimate concerns (voiced for many months and years) would establish a viable basis of cooperation by Russia with Ukraine and with Europe.
People’s Summit Surges While Official ‘Americas Summit’ Sags
As US State Department scrambles to avoid embarrassment at Summit for the Americas in LA, the People’s Summit for Democracy at same time and place has support of 200+ groups
Showdown At ‘Credibility Gulch’ In Ukraine & Washington
Newsletter: Setting the record straight on the proxy war in Ukraine seems crucial to me now.
Biden: “This battle will not be won in days or months”
Joe Biden “sparked a global uproar” on March 26, declaring Russian President Vladimir Putin “cannot remain in power.”
Shock & Awe, Then & Now
“Shock and awe” was George Bush’s name for his “Desert Storm” attack on Iraq in 1990-91. A UN report described it as “near apocalyptic.”
Stripping away the lies: US & Russian Threats Over Ukraine
Threats and counter-threats flying between Washington and Moscow over Ukraine have caused a flurry of fear and confusion.
“Summit for Democracy:” The Peak of Hypocrisy
President Biden’s December 9-10 “Summit for Democracy” has already stirred up a storm, predictably enough.
Summit: “Low Expectations” and “Lower Temperature,” But “No Illusions”
“Our responsibility… is to ensure that the competition between our countries does not veer into conflict, whether intended or unintended.”
Denouncing Sinophobia, the New Cold War, and Anti-Asian Hate
There have been more than 3,800 reported anti-Asian hate incidents in the US since the start of the pandemic, according to Stop AAPI Hate.
The Battle to Protect and Expand Democracy
The constant charges of “voter fraud” – really a campaign of attempted suppression of Black voters – hearken back to the Jim Crow era.
Up from the Ashes: New and Powerful Possibilities
The pandemic has changed everything … Solidarity is making a comeback. Some is real, and then there’s the congressional version.
Hit the Ground Running!
We live in unprecedented times, and the transition to a just society will not happen on November 4 … There is enormous potential.
Crash Course & Turn the Guns Around
I may write about many different books here, but the top two for now are Crash Course: from the Good War to the Forever War, by H. Bruce Franklin, and Turn the Guns Around: Mutinies, Soldier Revolts and Revolutions,?by my friend John Catalinotto, an organizer of the...