Category U.S. Empire
US imperialism has become a single issue, with many leftists choosing to express solidarity with Palestinians but not for Syrians, Iranians, or Iraqis.
“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.”
Nuclear arsenals are part of broader systems of patriarchy, racism, militarism, and capitalism.
“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.”
It actively picks private sector winners by targeting billions of dollars to an elite group of profit-seeking contractors.
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.
Contains valuable information and links to information about organizing in these Trumpian times.
Racism deconstructed in 10 minutes: recommended
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.
Societies in decline enthusiastically embrace the death instinct, as Freud observed in “Civilization and Its Discontents,” written on the eve of the rise of European fascism and World War II.
The Obama administration argued that it shouldn’t be required to explain, to account for its actions to any court.
The greatest build-up of American-led military forces since the Second World War is well under way.
The truth is we are stumbling badly in large part because we are just beginning to learn to walk.