Cold War

Can we achieve nuclear adulthood?

““I’ll never tire of repeating: We need to demilitarize world affairs, international politics and political thinking.” What if a world leader — someone with extraordinary power, even, my God, control over nuclear weapons — were to talk this way?”

Robert C. Koehler
Published in: Common Dreams, Progressive Party, The Peace Worker, Tribune Content Agency, Transcend Media Service, The Russophile, Free Gilmer Free Press, LA Progressive
Date: May 9,11,2020

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Nukes: The unmentionable election issue (part 1)

“One of these days, national security policy will get a few minutes of campaign debate time. And when that day occurs, perhaps—just perhaps—attention will turn to a matter of some urgency: the continuing threat posed by nuclear weapons. As both the US and Russia pursue MADness (mutually assured destruction) with steep investments in nuclear weapons, they use the same distorted logic to justify them that has been used throughout the nuclear age…”

Mel Gurtov
Published in: Davis Enterprise, Emissourian, Z Net, LA Progressive, Counterpunch, Eagle Times,
Date: March 10,11,12,13,2020
674 Words

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Trump’s Crusade in Latin America

“What we are witnessing in Venezuela is a Latin America policy that draws from the Cold War and the era of US interventions, when regard for democracy and international law mattered little and anticommunism was the dominant motif…”

Mel Gurtov
Published in: Counterpunch, Sierra County Prospect, The Sunburg News, LA Progressive, Bainbridge Island Review, Mel Gurtov Blog, West Side Gazette, The Smirking Chimp, Gilmer Free Press
Date: January 28,30,31,2019
926 Words

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Break-In: The Kremlin-Trump Connection


“Richard Nixon had “The Plumbers.” Donald Trump, it seems, has the Russians—either the FSB (Federal Security Service, formerly the KGB), the GRU (military intelligence), or some pro-Moscow outside group. Nixon had to resort to a physical break-in…”

Mel Gurtov
Published in: The Durango Telegraph, The Free Weekly, Eureka Spring News, Grassroots Press, Mel Gurtov Blog, LA Progressive
Date: July 26,27,28,2016
513 Words

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Why go to Russia?


“Since 1983, Sharon Tennison has worked to develop ordinary citizens’ capacities to avert international crises, focusing on relations between the U.S. and Russia. Now, amid a rising crisis in relations between the U.S. and Russia…”

Kathy Kelly
Published in: Antiwar, Huffington Post, The Smirking Chimp, World Beyond War, Counterpunch, Voices for Creative Nonviolence, Consortium News, Gorilla Radio Blog, Transcend Media Service
Date: June 17,18,20,2016
991 Words

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