Diana Johnstone

Diana Johnstone (born 1934) is a political writer, focusing primarily on European politics and Western foreign policy. Johnstone received a Ph.D. at the University of Minnesota and was active in the movement against the Vietnam War.

Johnstone was European editor of the U.S. weekly In These Times from 1979 to 1990, and continues to be a correspondent for the publication. She was press officer of the Green group in the European Parliament from 1990 to 1996. Johnstone is also published frequently in the CounterPunch online magazine.


Diana Johnstone, Circle in the Darkness: Memoir of a World Watcher. Clarity Press, Inc. 2020.

Diana Johnstone, Queen of Chaos: The Misadventures of Hillary Clinton. CounterPunch Books 2016. (In Finnish/suomeksi)

Diana Johnstone, Fools' Crusade: Yugoslavia, NATO and Western Delusions. Pluto Press 2002.


Diana Johnstonen havaintoja Olof Palmen murhasta, 17.6.2020

Diana Johnstone muistelee, TL:n muistoja, 18.4.2020

Ukraina, Putin, Facebook ja minä, 14.3.2015

Ukraina, Krim ja geopoliittisen pelin vaarat, 10.5.2014 (Diana Johnstone)


Demonstrate Together, Consortium News, 14 February 2023

Omerta in the Gangster War, Consortium News, 28 September 2022

The Specter of Germany is Rising, Consortium News, 12 September 2022

France Stuck in the Extreme Center, Consortium News, 27 April 2022

For Washington, War Never Ends, Consortium News, 16 March 2022

US Foreign Policy Is a Cruel Sport, Consortium News, 23 February 2022

The Growing Franco-German Estrangement, Consortium ews, 13 December 2021

German Politics: Confused, But Self-Righteous, Consortium News, 5 October 2021

Consortium News Adds New Board Members, Consortium News, 9 June 2021

German Greens crusade for U.S./NATO wars by Diana Johnstone and Ann Garrison, MR Online, 13 May 2021

Washington's Green Branches in Europe, Consortium News, 3 May 2021

The Imperialism of Foolery, Consortium News, 7 April 2021

Biden Exploits His Capitol Gains, Consortium News, 11 January 2021

On Contact: Wrecking the left by Diana Johnstone and Chris Hedges, RT, 13 December 2020 (video and transcript)

The Great Pretext … for Dystopia, Consortium News, 24 November 2020

A Circle in the Darkness: Post-War Europe by Diana Johnstone and Patrick Lawrence, Defend Democracy Press, 23 November 2020

ELECTION 2020: Bourgeois Democracy Meets Global Governance, Consortium News, 28 August 2020

A Fifty-Year journey for truth and justice (Diana Johnstone) by John Marciano,, MR Online, 31 July 2020

EU Reluctantly Aids Southern Europe—With Strings Attached, Consortium News, 27 July 2020

The Return of the Anti-Antiwar Left by James W. Carden, CounterPunch, 1 July 2020

A Circle in the Darkness: Post-War Europe by Diana Johnstone and Patrick Lawrence, Consoirtium News, 17 May 2020

Coronavirus and Civilization, Consortium News, 10 April 2020

A light in the Darkness by Paul Craig Roberts, Information Clearing House, 1 April 2020

Johnstone brings her moral compass to our Dantesque world by Eric Wallberg, MR Online, 9 March 2020

The West Displays Its Insecurity Complex, Consortium News, 19 February 2020

UK Came & Went, Leaving Europe in a Mess, Consortium News, 30 January 2020

French Popular Uprising: Revolution or Frozen Conflict? Consortium News, 17 January 2020

Appeal to Archbishop of Canterbury to Support Release of Julian Assange by Tariq Ali, Jean Bricmont, Noam Chomsky, Diana Johnstone and others, Consortium News, 1 December 2019

The Lynching of the Charismatic Geek, Antiwar.com, 2 November 2019

Yellow Vests Rise Against Neo-Liberal ‘King’ Macron, Consortium News, 5 December 2018

The New York Times as Iago, The Unz Review, 7 September 2018

The Real Russian Interference in US Politics, Consortiumnews.com, 27 August 2018

Mass Dementia in the Western Establishment, The Unz Review, 20 July 2018

Immigration Divides Europe and the German Left, Consortiumnews.com, 19 June 2018

Italy: The Center Cannot Hold, Consortiumnews.com, 3 June 2018

50th Anniversary of May 1968, Paris: Memories of an Illusory Revolution, Consortiumnews.com, 29 May 2018

Antifa or Antiwar: Leftist Exclusionism Against the Quest for Peace, Consortiumnews.com, 21 May 2018

Delusions and Genocide: A Reply to Diana Johnstone by Tony McKenna, Consortiumnews.com, 21 May 2018

Trotskyist Delusions: Obsessed with Stalin, They See Betrayed Revolutions Everywhere, Consortiumnews.com, 4 May 2018


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