Tag Archives: Russia
Overthrowing elected governments is the most extreme form of interference in election results. By Lamar W. Hankins | The Rag Blog | July 15, 2017 Hypocrisy seems to be as much a part of American life as apple pie or … finish reading :
Hypocrisy: Outrage over Russian meddling, but what about the U.S.’ global history?
An undercurrent in the 2016 election was growing opposition to an activist United States economic/political/military role in the world. By Harry Targ | The Rag Blog | January 11, 2017 An empire in decline United States global hegemony is coming … finish reading :
Foreign policy: The elephant in the room
is this another replay of the Vietnam and Iraq eras when our mass media merely echoed government spokespeople? By Murray Polner | The Rag Blog | September 9, 2014 Poor Katrina van den Heuvel and husband Stephen Cohen, she the … finish reading :
The Ukrainian mess: Where are the skeptics?
The poet Wilfred Owen had the courage to look reality in the face. What can he tell us? By Rick Ayers | The Rag Blog | April 16, 2014 It is fitting that President Obama should quote the poem “In … finish reading :
Crimea, Obama, and the nostalgia for World War I
After years of watching Washington and its NATO alliance entice and cajole traditionally Russian allies to join the western capitalist sphere, Moscow has recently begun fighting back. By Ron Jacobs | The Rag Blog | March 18, 2014 Recent events … finish reading :
The multi-pronged provocation of Crimea
Was the referendum on Crimea’s independence legitimate? Does Catalonia have a right to secede from Spain? Scotland from Britain? Texas from Mexico? By Ed Felien | The Rag Blog | March 17, 2014 Crimea is a dangling appendix to the … finish reading :
Straight talk about Crimea
From the residue of the old Soviet Union, a new nationalist, nuclear-armed, resource-rich Russia has risen to challenge Western claims of triumphalism. By Tom Hayden | The Rag Blog | March 5, 2014 Haven’t the Republicans, the neoconservatives, and the … finish reading :
Is a new Cold War upon us?
Members of the punk rock collective Pussy Riot were attacked by Cossacks and horsewhipped in the streets of Sochi. By Dave Zirin | The Rag Blog | February 19, 2014 In Cairo’s Tahrir Square, way back in 2011, there was … finish reading :
Sochi 2014: Where Pussy Riot gets whipped by Cossacks
To Russia with love:A Rag Blog interview with Steven Halliwell What Russia shows us is that there’s no easy fix. Getting to a common global discussion is the biggest challenge of the 21st century. By Jonah Raskin / The Rag … finish reading INTERVIEW / Jonah Raskin : Steven Halliwell, To Russia With Love
Political cartoon by Matson / Roll Call. UPDATE: December 22, 2010 — The New START arms control treaty with Russia was ratified by the Senate today by a 71-26 vote, with 13 Republicans crossing the aisle to support it. But … finish reading Ted McLaughlin : Republicans Play Political Football With START Treaty
This Greenland glacier split in two, sending a 100 sqare mile iceberg floating off into the Arctic Ocean. Image from Mirror, U.K.News at 11:How climate change affects you By Amy Goodman / August 13, 2010 Our daily weather reports, cheerfully … finish reading Amy Goodman : Climate Change is the Real Deal