http://youtu.be/8Q7QmSg15bcEric Draitser of StopImperialism.org appears on RT (Friday May 23, 2014) to discuss the elections in Ukraine. He notes that the elections in Ukraine are being contested by entirely unpopular candidates who have not shown any willingeness to engage in serious negotiations with the people of Donbas and Lugansk. He explains that, unless the newly elected government is able to bring the issue to the negotiating table, the horrific attacks on the East will continue.
http://youtu.be/NNUgA98hIU4Eric Draitser of StopImperialism.org provides his analysis of the impact of the recent energy deal signed between Russia and China. He notes that the deal can, at least in part, be seen as a counter-measure to US attempts to isolate Russia following the incorporation of Crimea into the Russian Federation. However, he also points the fact that the talking points coming from the US regarding increasing gas exports to Europe to reduce the EU’s dependence on Russian energy are repeated mostly for demagogic reasons. Draitser explains that the global shift to a multi-polar world is happening more rapidly than anyone imagined, precisely due to the arrogance and hubris of Washington and the West.
This week’s indictment by a US grand jury of five Chinese military officials on charges of cyber espionage is both revealing and hypocritical. After all, the US, along Israel, is the world’s leading purveyor of cyber espionage, warfare and subversion.
Moreover, these latest charges should be understood against the broader backdrop of Washington’s‘pivot to Asia’, including the much-touted corporate monopoly ‘free trade’ of the Trans-Pacific Partnership.
Seen in this context, the charges brought against Chinese military officials are more about protecting corporate interests and US hegemony than about protecting national security.
http://youtu.be/reISFDSoU8wEric Draitser of StopImperialism.org appears on Press TV’s “The Debate” to provide his analysis of the current political and geopolitical situation in Syria. Draitser gives his perspective on Iran and Russia brokering a deal in Homs, the nature of the regime change operation against Assad, and the maneuvers by the Obama administration and its allies to save face in what can only be described as a humiliating defeat. He also calls out the hypocrisy of Western governments and their apologists and propagandists.