Recent Posts

A Russian Entrepreneur’s Perspective

A Russian Entrepreneur’s Perspective

By David Swanson I’ve been in Moscow some days now and have yet to meet an oligarch (although perhaps they don’t identify themselves). I have met an entrepreneur named Andrei Davidovich. He’s started several companies since his first in 1998, […]

Things Russians Can Teach Americans

Things Russians Can Teach Americans

By David Swanson I suppose the list is lengthy and includes dancing, comedy, karaoke singing, vodka drinking, monument building, diplomacy, novel writing, and thousands of other fields of human endeavor, in some of which Americans can teach Russians as well. […]

Gorbachev: It Was Worse Than This, and We Fixed It

Gorbachev: It Was Worse Than This, and We Fixed It

By Дэвид Суонсон (David Swanson) On Friday in Moscow I and a group from the United States met with former president of the Soviet Union Mikhail Gorbachev. He said the current relationship between Washington and Moscow alarmed him. But, he […]

The U.S. Behavior That Concerns Russia

The U.S. Behavior That Concerns Russia

By David Swanson, May 12, 2017, Let’s Try Democracy. I attended a meeting in Moscow on Friday with Vladimir Kozin, longtime member of Russia’s foreign service, advisor to the government, author, and advocate for arms reduction. He handed out the […]

Love From Russians

Love From Russians

By David Swanson, May 12, 2017, Let’s Try Democracy Now. On Wednesday, I flew out of a New York airport around which armed soldiers in camouflaged uniforms wandered — a New York area that had long ago hidden in the […]

Turkey condemns US move to arm Syrian Kurdish fighters

Turkey condemns US move to arm Syrian Kurdish fighters

Officials criticise Trump’s decision to arm YPG units in battle for Raqqa against ISIL as US tries to reassure Ankara. Media with Conscience. The Kurdish elements of the SDF are mostly from the YPG [Reuters] Turkey’s top officials have sharply […]

‘Classified’ America

‘Classified’ America

By Robert C. Koehler, Common Wonders. For a journalist — especially one covering government and politics — the most suspicious, least trustworthy word in the language ought to be: “classified.” As the drama continues to swirl around Russiagate, or whatever […]

The Silent Slaughter of the US Air War

The Silent Slaughter of the US Air War

The U.S. mainstream media voiced moral outrage when Russian warplanes killed civilians in Aleppo but has gone silent as U.S. warplanes slaughter innocents in Mosul and Raqqa, notes Nicolas J S Davies. By Nicolas J S Davies, Consortium News. April […]

War in Afghanistan has ‘no end in sight’ – journalist RT America

War in Afghanistan has ‘no end in sight’ – journalist RT America

Amid a new Taliban insurgency, the Pentagon will ask for an increase of 3,000 to 5,000 more soldiers to train and advise Afghan police, on top of the US troops already there. The Trump administration may also allow more direct […]

Talk Nation Radio: Hyun Lee on Prospects for Peace in Korea

Talk Nation Radio: Hyun Lee on Prospects for Peace in Korea

https://soundcloud.com/davidcnswanson/talk-nation-radio-hyun-lee-on-prospects-for-peace-in-korea. Hyun Lee is a New York City-based writer and activist. She is a member of the Solidarity Committee for Democracy and Peace in Korea. She is also a Korea Policy Institute fellow and a member of Nodutdol for Korean […]

Translate »