Category U.S. Empire

Welcome to the Jungle, by Pepe Escobar

The record reveals Bolsonaro as a racist, misogynist, homophobic, weaponizing thug, favoring a white, patriarchal, hierarchical, hetero-normative and “homogenous” Brazil. …A record 31 million votes were ruled absent or null and void. No less than 46 million Brazilians voted for the Workers’ Party’s candidate, Fernando Haddad.

US Government Admits It’s Making Fake Social Media Accounts to Spread Propaganda in Cuba, by Ben Norton

The US Office of Cuba Broadcasting is secretly creating fake social media accounts to inspire dissent and to spread right-wing pro-US, pro-capitalist propaganda in Cuba.

Polly Mann: Who is Biased?

The Gaza Ministry of Health reported 12,844 Gazan casualties, victims of live fire or tear-gas inhalation.

How the Empire Gets Away With Expanding (Some Observations)

Americans who dissent – that is, who are opposed to war – are branded supporters of the targeted government’s legitimate leadership.

The Empire Strikes! Regime Changes and Coups d’état

U.S. coups d’é·tat. US interventions

The Resurgence of Political Authoritarianism: An Interview With Noam Chomsky

…the furor about alleged Russian interference with our pristine democratic process reveals profound indoctrination — in capitalist, not democratic, values.

The Defeat of US Imperialism is a Strategic Necessity, not a Single Issue by Danny Haiphong

US imperialism has become a single issue, with many leftists choosing to express solidarity with Palestinians but not for Syrians, Iranians, or Iraqis.

Chaco Canyon, Chaco Earth, by Chris Hedges

“Violence was public, intended to appall and subdue the populace. Chacoan death squads (my term, not LeBlanc’s) executed and mutilated those judged to be threats to Chacoan power, those who broke the rules.”

Daniel Ellsberg and Noam Chomsky Discuss Nuclear War

Chomsky: Page after page of the book contains graphic examples of –you can only call it–this kind of insanity and at one point describes the book as a chronicle of human madness, which captures the character of the era we have been living in very accurately. And we should bear in mind that this is only one of two existential threats, the other…is another dramatic illustration of human madness, the threat of global warming…

Resisting Nuclear Weapons Means Resisting Injustice and Oppression

Nuclear arsenals are part of broader systems of patriarchy, racism, militarism, and capitalism.

No foreign bases: Challenging the footprint of US Empire

“95% of all foreign military bases in the world are US bases. In addition, [there are] 19 Naval air carriers (and 15 more planned), each as part of a Carrier Strike Group, composed of roughly 7,500 personnel, and a carrier air wing of 65 to 70 aircraft — each of which can be considered a floating military base.”

The US Military Is the Biggest “Big Government” Entitlement Program on the Planet

It actively picks private sector winners by targeting billions of dollars to an elite group of profit-seeking contractors.

Chris Hedges | On Contact: Decline of the American empire with Alfred McCoy

How the Chinese empire will soon overtake the U.S. empire. History, background, and current status.

Ray McGovern, David Swanson, and Daniel Ellsberg discuss Stone’s “Johnson, Nixon & Vietnam: Reversal of Fortune”

Includes references to the current Novick/Burns series on Vietnam.   

The Empire’s Hustle: Why Anti-Trumpism Doesn’t Include Anti-War

Nothing rehabilitates an unpopular president in capitalist “America” like war.

George Lakey | A Manual for a New Era of Direct Action

Contains valuable information and links to information about organizing in these Trumpian times.

http://www.october22.org/

Racism and Colonization with Meleiza Figueroa at the Democracy Convention (Video)

Racism deconstructed in 10 minutes: recommended

Sanctions Are Crimes, Not Law Enforcement by David Swanson

Why do I call the crimes being punished imaginary?

Forty-Five Blows Against Democracy: How US Military Bases Back Dictators, Autocrats and Military Regimes by David Vine

This pattern of daily support for dictatorship and repression around the world should be a national scandal in a country supposedly committed to democracy.