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Ukraine Part 3- Biden’s Armageddon and the Costs of Forever Wars

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As Congress has approved almost $70 billion now in Ukraine spending and a more-than $800 billion US military budget for 2023, we look at the costs of “Forever Wars” – the financial, political, and ecological costs. And we examine how global capitalism, as a political-economic system, is becoming more and more dependent upon war-making to sustain itself.

As the new Cold War rages on, and Ukraine becomes more and more of a permanent US proxy state, we look at Biden’s threats against China as a history of peaceful US-China relations is shattered.

We also look at Biden’s escalating rhetoric against Cuba, Venezuela and other “failed states” that have in some way resisted the forces of global capitalism. We look at all of these provocations through the lens of military industrial profits and a declining US empire trying desperately to maintain unipolar world dominance.

And as Biden ramps up his nuclear rhetoric, now warning of Armageddon with Russia, we finish our history lesson on US interventionism in Ukraine— this time, starting from 2019 and going to February 24, 2022— the day that US and Western Media claim that history started. 

Finally, given that war is one of the most carbon-intensive projects on the planet and the US cumulative emissions exceed those of any other country, we look at the environmental crisis as a crisis of military emissions— understanding that ending fossil-fuel-driven wars is absolutely essential if we are going to survive as a species in the midst of an ongoing ecological collapse.

The stakes are rising for all of us, and as socialists, we see a dire need for all of our movements to come together— international, working-class, anti-colonial, environmental, racial justice and anti-war movements. It’s all hands on deck now and perhaps our last hope for survival.

Noam Chomsky & Vijay Prashad on Ukraine, Why U.S. Must Negotiate with Russia & What Media Gets Wrong

Capitalism’s Structural Crisis and the Global Revolt- w/William I. Robinson

It’s Time to Call It What It Is—A Capitalism-Induced Ecological Crisis- Erin McCarley

Global Capitalism Has Become Dependent on War-Making to Sustain Itself

Who sabotaged Nord Stream pipelines? US boasts ‘tremendous opportunity’ to weaken Russia. CIA knew.

Jacque Baud’s US-Ukraine Timeline

Biden’s Threat of Armageddon

CBS censors its own report on Ukraine weapons corruption

ACTION ALERT: NYT Celebrates Neo-Nazi Azov Unit

Doves Die in Ukraine: When Did Liberals Turn On Peace? With Eugene Puryear

The Costs of War website- Neta Crawford

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