Cold War

The Discovery That Should Have Changed the Cold War - Daniel Ellsberg on RAI (9/12)

Reality Asserts Itself - Daniel Ellsberg

November 19, 2018
In this series, Daniel Ellsberg and Paul Jay explore Ellsberg's latest book, The Doomsday Machine: Confessions of a Nuclear War Planner. In the introduction to the book, Ellsberg writes: “No policies in human history have more deserved to be recognized as immoral or insane. The story of how this calamitous predicament came about and how and why it has persisted over a half a century is a chronicle of human madness. Whether Americans, Russians, and other humans can rise to the challenge of reversing these policies and eliminating the danger of near-term extinction caused by their own inventions and proclivities remains to be seen. I choose to join with others in acting as if that is still possible.”

America’s Regime Change Toolbox

June 30, 2018

By Barbara Koeppel / Truthdig. Regime change here, regime change there. Officials argue for or against it and the press and media routinely report on it. There are good guys (the U.S. and its current allies) and bad ones. Although the list shifts—today North Korea is trustworthy, Canada is not—one thing is unchanged: Regime change…

Expressions of Afro-Asian Solidarity During the Cold War

March 16, 2018

Black American radical intellectuals such as Paul Robeson and W.E.B. Du Bois expressed their solidarity with Communist China to form a worldwide coalition against racial capitalism

Is Russia a Threat?

February 20, 2018

Alleged election-meddling aside, there is a great deal of exaggeration of Russia’s power and its threat to the U.S., says author and scholar Vijay Prashad

Undoing the New Deal

December 7, 2017
Historian Peter Kuznick says Truman bought into the Republican’s post-WWII campaign against Russia and used the hysteria to purge the Democratic Party and defeat former VP Henry Wallace in the ’48 Presidential election; with host Paul Jay

Trump’s New Cold War Hurts Ordinary Cubans

November 20, 2017

The State Department announced a tightening of the US economic embargo against Cuba, which hurts average Cubans and reverts to failed Cold War policies, explains Cuba specialist Professor Sujatha Fernandes

RT Crackdown Escalates New Cold War and Threatens Press Freedom

November 19, 2017

The U.S. government’s forced designation of RT America as a “foreign agent” is part of a dangerous effort to brand dissenting views as “Russian disinformation,” says The Nation’s Katrina vanden Heuvel

US-Cuba Relations Unravel as State Dept Alleges ‘Sonic Attack’

October 12, 2017

While the accusations against Cuba sound like ‘something out of a bad sci-fi film,’ the consequences of reducing diplomatic staff in Havana and Washington DC have serious consequences for relations between the two countries, explains Prof. Michael Bustamante

Historian: If Russia Meddled, It Was ‘Average’

July 23, 2017

Dov Levin of Carnegie Mellon University looked at U.S. and Russian interference in other countries’ elections since World War II and found that the U.S. was far in the lead, interfering over 80 times — and in far more impactful ways than alleged hacking and fake news