New Cold War was founded in 2014 to provide factual and insightful analysis, backed by accurate news and information, about the proliferating national and class conflicts that are radically and hectically changing our world, and which are not or inadequately covered by the established media and even many alternative media.
We focus on the multiplying fronts of western economic, financial and military aggression directed at China, Russia, and a host of countries from Syria to Venezuela, from Iran to Bolivia. which challenge western policies, practices and narratives. The challenges may be direct, when governments resist Western designs on them, their economies and the resources they command. Or they may be indirect, when governments pursue policies different from, or simply opposed to, Western neoliberal and financialised dogmas. China’s importance lies in threatening to become a competing model for the rest of the world, displacing the west’s two-century-long position as the world’s exemplar. This is the New Cold War.
Amid it, our initiative is important because, like in every war, the first casualty is truth – as western media tacitly acknowledge with their claim to be fighting an ‘information war’. However, the fog of war can be penetrated. We aim to make available the news and analysis that is being produced despite it, and which needs to be accessible if we are to have an informed citizenry. We aim to realise its right to information.
The site is managed by the Geopolitical Economy Research Group with the aid of a small volunteer editorial group. Until now, we have chiefly funnelled existing material but we both make and welcome original contributions. Your donations to and/or membership of, the society, and your direct help in providing or editing the site, will ensure we can fulfil our vital mission.
The New Cold War: Ukraine and beyond (New Cold War.org) was launched in November 2014 with the aim of providing accurate information about the Ukraine conflict and its rapidly-widening consequences. A non-profit source of public information, it relied on a network of correspondents independent of all states and associated propaganda machines.
As of August 1, 2017, the website will reduce, though not stop altogether, its publishing of news and analysis. It will continue to serve as an ongoing archive of vital information related to the conflict in Ukraine and the political and military offensive by the NATO powers against Russia. The website will cease until further notice the posting of email newsletters to subscibers until more volunteers join the work. Email subscribers will receive occasional updates of new material posted to the archives as well as any news of increasing the website’s daily publishing of news and analysis and emailing of bulletins to subscribers. Read more about this decision here.
A statement of the broad views of New Cold War.org is contained in the antiwar declaration approved at a conference in Yalta, Crimea on July 7, 2014. This conference brought together antiwar activists from Ukraine, Russia, western Europe and North America.
Great injustices continue to be committed by the government installed in Kyiv in February 2014. The new government made an austerity economic agreement with the European Union that has had devastating consequences for the Ukrainian people. Since April 2014, it has waged a war in southeast Ukraine to impose its economic and political will. The austerity program and the war are the sources of the political and humanitarian crisis in Ukraine as a whole. Against Crimea, it has erected a total commercial blockade, cut all electricity supply and reduced water supply. All of this is backed by the imperialist powers of NATO. They have mounted their own economic and political embargo against Crimea and are conducting reckless and dangerous sanctions against Russia. NATO’s military posturing against Russia threatens the entire world with escalating conflict, including nuclear threats.
In the fight against injustice, truth is the greatest weapon. To contact us: [email protected].
Harvard University hosts a project examining ‘fake news’. The project is titled ‘False, misleading, clickbait and satirical ‘news’ sources‘. The author name is not listed; he or she writes: “I am an assistant professor of communication & media, and this resource started as a tool for teaching my students about journalism/social media/media literacy.” The project has 1001 listings as of November 2017. It lists New Cold War.org as “political” and defines that as: “Sources that provide generally verifiable information in support of certain points of view or political orientations.” No mainstream news sources are listed, and very few well-known alternative news sources in the U.S.–such as The Nation, Truthout.org, The Real News, Democracy Now!, or Black Agenda Report–are listed. Consortium News and The Intercept are listed as “reliable”.
New website of Ukraine information and analysis is launched
November 26, 2014
Following several months of preparatory work, a new website providing information and analysis of the war and political crisis in Ukraine is now online. The website is titled The New Cold War: Ukraine and beyond (New Cold War.org). You can read it, subscribe to it and like it on Facebook at this weblink.
The New Cold War: Ukraine and beyond is a project of the international delegates who attended the antiwar, anti-fascist conference that took place in Yalta, Crimea on July 6 and 7, 2014. That conference adopted an antiwar declaration that serves as a guide to the information assembled and presented on the new website.
The website already contains a vast storehouse of information and analysis. The content is expanding daily. One feature designed to assist readers is ‘Editors’ picks’, a selection by our editors of the items posted to the website that are varied and that we consider particularly informative.
The information on the website is sorted by category for ease of access. There are 14 subject categories—from the obvious—‘Ukraine’, ‘Russia’, ‘News’, and’ Analysis’—to ‘Eastern Europe and Caucasus,’ and ‘Malaysian Airlines Crash’.
From the ‘About us’ section of the website:
We are open to reports from all sources, provided that they are relevant and contain verifiable factual claims, not unsupported opinion. To send reports, questions, or comments write to [email protected]. If you would like to contribute to our blog or become a regular author, please contact our editorial team.
Please inform your friends and associates of this new website. Please like us on Facebook. You can sign up to receive by email a Monday-to-Friday, newsletter notification of website postings each day.