Cold War

Ukraine Violence Could Throw Eastern Europe Into Permanent Civil War
The stakes in Ukraine couldn't be higher for world peace and also for humanity. But you won't hear that story from mainstream media. Read more...
President Obama’s announcement this past week in Berlin that he will pursue reductions in massive U.S.-Russian Cold War nuclear arsenals met with vigorous opposition from many in Congress. But a new video released today by Global Zero shows that most members of Congress cannot think of any situation in which the United States should actually use its nuclear weapons – nor do they even know how many nuclear weapons the United States has. Read more...
Chris Matthews goes after the GOP in his "let me finish" segment on Hardball for being willing to destabilize and undermine our United States' government if they don't like who the American voter has elected. Read more...
Fareed Zakaria read his recent article at Time Magazine during the opening of his show on CNN this Sunday and while I take issue with his idea of who the "experts" that Romney should be enlisting on foreign policy are, he's exactly right that Romney is doubling down on the very policies that have made President Obama unpopular -- our lopsided support for Israel and the use of drones to go after so-called terrorists. Read more...
June 21, 1955 - The UN Charter, Ten Years On.
June 21, 1955 - Celebrating the 10th Anniversary of the United Nations Charter. North Korean pilots defect to South Korea. Big Four Conference in Geneva scheduled for July greeted with enthusiastic anticipation. Winston Churchill welcomes softening of Cold War issues, but is still wary. CIO leader Walter Reuther rejects Auto industry plan for uniform negotiations. Eisenhower extends reciprocal trade agreements. Read more...

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Newstalgia Reference Room - Harry S. Truman At Little Rock - June 11, 1949
Newstalgia Reference Room - President Truman delivers a Foreign Policy Address at the Dedication of a War Memorial to his Military unit during World War 1. June 11, 1949. Read more...
Big money and big media have coupled to create a ‘Disney World’ of democracy in which TV shows, televised debates, even news coverage is being dumbed down, resulting in a public less informed than it should be, says Marty Kaplan, Read more...
Newstalgia Reference Room - JFK In Paris - June 2, 1961
Newstalgia Reference Room- President Kennedy Visits Paris. On his way to the Vienna Summit, President Kennedy pays a visit to Charles DeGaulle to discuss French support of U.S. foreign policy. Wrap-up of days activities for June 2, 1961. Read more...
Newstalgia Reference Room - May 31, 1957 - Commentary On Adenauer.
Newstalgia Reference Room - May 31, 1957 - Commentary from Cedric Foster on the visit of West German Chancellor Konrad Adenauer to Washington and relations between the two countries in the midst of the Cold War and upcoming German elections. Read more...
May 4, 1970 - Kent State.
May 4, 1970 - The National Guard and the killings at Kent State. Read more...