Category Archives: Features

Mikael Skillt

Swede helps nationalists in Ukraine

Three weeks ago Mikael Skillt worked for a construction company in Stockholm, Sweden. Today, he is a volunteer in a nationalist organization in Kiev. In an interview with Fria Tider,…

The eyes are telling

A system that rewards confidence-gaming sociopaths

By Charles Hugh Smith. What is the shelf life of a system that rewards confidence-gaming sociopaths rather than competence? Let’s connect the dots of natural selection and the pathology of…

Condi Rice, a dark force

Ukraine, Chevron and Condi Rice… the broken record

High principles dominate the rhetoric on freedom-loving Ukraine, writes JP Sottile. But more mundane realities – like the interests of US oil corporations and Ukraine’s vast shale gas capacity –…

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Ukraine: The coup to install billionaires

By Dmitri Menin. It has long been known that revolutions are carried out by romantics, and their fruits harvested by cynics. But Ukraine has now put them all to shame…

Baroness Catherine Ashton

Will Baroness Ashton of Upholland lead the nuclear charge?

When Victoria Nuland rejected the EU solutions in Ukraine with her “Fuck the EU” comment, the EU went it alone. Germany’s Foreign Minister, Frank-Walter Steinmeier proposed that he and his…

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US violates Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty

U.S. military spending is not actually being cut at all, but increasing. Also going up: U.S. nuclear weapons spending. Some of the new nukes will violate treaties, but the entire…

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Vortex, war novel by Larry Bond and Patrick Larkin

The lengthy novel focuses on the U.S. deployment of force, and gives an excellent sense of the problems and limits of power projection in an underdeveloped theater, a type of…

Anthea Jeffrey

Zimbabwe arrives in SA: ANC’s plan for expropriation

Dr Anthea Jeffery, head of Special Research at the Institute of Race Relations, says the Investment Bill opens the door to expropriation without compensation and is a new Expropriation Bill by another…

Srdja Popovic

Who is behind regime change?

Serbia’s Srdja Popovic is known by many as a leading architect of regime changes in Eastern Europe and elsewhere since the late-1990s, and as one of the co-founders of Otpor!,…

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The math that predicted revolutions

It’s happening in Ukraine, Venezuela, Thailand, Bosnia, Syria, and beyond. Revolutions, unrest, and riots are sweeping the globe. The near-simultaneous eruption of violent protest can seem random and chaotic; inevitable…