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    Noam Chomsky: The Middle East Is on Fire, Thanks to U.S.
    May12

    Noam Chomsky: The Middle East Is on Fire, Thanks to U.S.

    The scholar speaks about America’s past foreign policy blunders and the failures of the mainstream media. This article was first published at Jacobin, a publication offering socialist perspectives on politics, economics, and culture. Subscriptions start at $19.Earlier this month, Dan Falcone and Saul Isaacson, both high school educators,...

    Kerry heads to Russia for first Putin meeting in two years
    May12

    Kerry heads to Russia for first Putin meeting in two years

    WASHINGTON — Secretary of State John Kerry headed Monday to Russia, intending to meet today with President Vladimir Putin for their first direct talks after two years filled with tension over Ukraine and other conflicts. …read more Source: Pittsburgh...

    Ukraine wineries struggle amid standoff with Russia over Crimean Peninsula
    May12

    Ukraine wineries struggle amid standoff with Russia over Crimean Peninsula

    ARTEMOVSK, Ukraine — The booms of artillery and the rumble of tanks never shake the rows of dusty wine bottles in a mine more than a hundred feet below the east-central Ukrainian town of Artemovsk. That suits those who work here just fine. “When you are here you are thinking … …read more Source: The Washington...

    Vladimir Putin’s imaginary wars
    May12

    Vladimir Putin’s imaginary wars

    President Vladimir Putin’s latest attempt to justify the infamous Molotov-Ribbentrop pact, which allowed Germany and the Soviet Union to divide up Poland in 1939, holds a clue to the Kremlin’s behaviour in the Ukraine crisis. Here’s what Putin said after meeting with German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Sunday: The Soviet Union...

    John Kerry to push Vladimir Putin for help in Syria
    May12

    John Kerry to push Vladimir Putin for help in Syria

    Secretary of State John F. Kerry hopes to focus ending Syria’s war when he meets Tuesday with Russian President Vladimir Putin, but will steer clear of trying to “normalize” U.S.-Russia relations in his first face-to-face meeting with the Russian leader since relations plummeted over the confrontation in Ukraine. State...

    Syria, Iran and Ukraine Top Agenda for Kerry’s Russian Meetings
    May12

    Syria, Iran and Ukraine Top Agenda for Kerry’s Russian Meetings

    The last time U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry met with Russian President Vladimir Putin, it was two years ago to announce an international conference aimed at stemming the spiraling bloodshed in Syria. Fast forward to Tuesday, when Kerry is scheduled to meet with Putin and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov to discuss Syria’s...

    Kerry meeting Putin to confer on conflicts in Ukraine and Syria
    May12

    Kerry meeting Putin to confer on conflicts in Ukraine and Syria

    WASHINGTON — Secretary of State John Kerry departed Monday for Russia to meet with President Vladimir Putin, on his first visit to the country since relations between Washington and Moscow plummeted to post-Cold War lows amid disagreements over Ukraine and Syria. “The Obama administration chose the path of scaling back bilateral relations,...

    How Putin Used VE Day to Equate the Victory Over Fascism With the Fight in Ukraine
    May12

    How Putin Used VE Day to Equate the Victory Over Fascism With the Fight in Ukraine

    MOSCOW — Victory Day celebrations were divided between official speeches steeped in falsehoods and insincerity and genuine sorrow for those who had fallen in the Great Patriotic War, as well as gratitude to them for saving the country. However, in the months leading up to the holiday, the country was plunged into an unprecedented display of...

    Noam Chomsky: We Caused the Chaos in the Middle East
    May12

    Noam Chomsky: We Caused the Chaos in the Middle East

    The scholar speaks about America’s past foreign policy blunders and the failures of the mainstream media. This article was first published at Jacobin, a publication offering socialist perspectives on politics, economics, and culture. Subscriptions start at $19.Earlier this month, Dan Falcone and Saul Isaacson, both high school educators,...

    Kerry heads to Russia with nations’ ties at post-Cold War lows
    May11

    Kerry heads to Russia with nations’ ties at post-Cold War lows

    Moscow cites need to “resolve the problems created by Washington” as top U.S. diplomat makes first visit since Ukraine crisis …read more Source:...