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Chris Hedges: Monarchs Belong in the Dustbin of History

The point of social hierarchy and aristocracy is to sustain a class system that makes the rest of us feel inferior. Those at the top of the social hierarchy hand out tokens for loyal service, including the Order of the British Empire (OBE). The monarchy is the bedrock of hereditary rule and inherited wealth.

Rwanda and the New Scramble for Africa: From Tragedy to Useful Imperial Fiction

Philpot shows that U.S. and Western intervention  in Rwanda was crucial both in preparing the ground for the 1994 bloodbath  and in the failure to stop it after it was well underway.    Review by Edward S. Herman  January 2014   Z Magazine     By Robin Philpot  Baraka Books (MontrealCA), 273 pp Robin Philpot’s important new More

Tomgram: Engelhardt, The Cathedral of the Enemy> The Enemy-Industrial Complex

"And don’t forget a media that was ready to pound the drums of war and emphasize what dangerous enemies lurked in our world with remarkably few second thoughts."  Posted by Tom Engelhardt at 5:01pm, April 14, 2013. [Note for TomDispatch Readers: Today’s post is part one of a two-parter.  Part two will focus on the must-read new book More

Tomgram: Engelhardt, The Cathedral of the Enemy> The Enemy-Industrial Complex

"And don’t forget a media that was ready to pound the drums of war and emphasize what dangerous enemies lurked in our world with remarkably few second thoughts."  Posted by Tom Engelhardt at 5:01pm, April 14, 2013. [Note for TomDispatch Readers: Today’s post is part one of a two-parter.  Part two will focus on the must-read new book More

Jean Bricmont> Beware the Anti-Anti-War Left

Why Humanitarian Interventionism is a Dead End Beware the Anti-Anti-War Left by JEAN BRICMONT  DECEMBER 04, 2012  Counterpunch.org Louvain, Belgium. Ever since the 1990s, and especially since the Kosovo war in 1999, anyone who opposes armed interventions by Western powers and NATO has to confront what may be called an anti-anti-war left (including its far More

Jean Bricmont> Beware the Anti-Anti-War Left

Why Humanitarian Interventionism is a Dead End Beware the Anti-Anti-War Left by JEAN BRICMONT  DECEMBER 04, 2012  Counterpunch.org Louvain, Belgium. Ever since the 1990s, and especially since the Kosovo war in 1999, anyone who opposes armed interventions by Western powers and NATO has to confront what may be called an anti-anti-war left (including its far More

Video> Scahill: Obama still relying on the blank check the Bush administration gave him for endless war

Scahill: Obama still relying on the blank check the Bush administration gave him for endless war Submitted by sosadmin on Sun, 04/29/2012 - 12:50   Privacy SOS [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DMThvPamS8M&w=560&h=315] [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kR2cduG3LHA&w=560&h=315] [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VVRuXENENpg&w=560&h=315] [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VrycFgPuJd0&w=560&h=315] Please note that by playing the above clips YouTube and Google will place a long term cookie on your computer. More

Video> Scahill: Obama still relying on the blank check the Bush administration gave him for endless war

Scahill: Obama still relying on the blank check the Bush administration gave him for endless war Submitted by sosadmin on Sun, 04/29/2012 - 12:50   Privacy SOS [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DMThvPamS8M&w=560&h=315] [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kR2cduG3LHA&w=560&h=315] [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VVRuXENENpg&w=560&h=315] [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VrycFgPuJd0&w=560&h=315] Please note that by playing the above clips YouTube and Google will place a long term cookie on your computer. More

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