Tag Archives: Empire

Evergreene Digest: |Uri Avnery, Who’s Afraid of the Big Bad Bomb? and Gareth Porter, The Good Adversary

Let’s assume that (Iran) did develop nuclear weapons, (Avnery) says, so what? It’s an important thought experiment. –Rabbi Michael Lerner America’s 30-year Cold War with Iran: Manufacturing A Good Adversary Uri Avnery, Network of Spiritual Progressives April 4, 2015 | I must start with a shocking confession: I am not afraid of the Iranian nuclear […]

Evergreene Digest: Venezuela and U.S. military intervenes in Latin America, Honduras, protests in Brazil

U.S. Meddling Escalates: Venezuela – A new crisis
A Public Forum, Minneapolis

On March 9, President Obama issued an executive order declaring that Venezuela is “an unusual and extraordinary threat to the national security” and ordered sanctions on seven Venezuelan state officials. The U.S. has maintained a hostile stance to Venezuela and it’s government, including CIA and other meddling and support for coup attempts.

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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

“Make A Ruckus”> Robert Reich Hails Occupy for Exposing Concentration of Wealth and Power

Make A Ruckus”>  Robert Reich Hails Occupy for Exposing Concentration of Wealth and Power  Amy Goodman> Democracy Now! Video Interview May 8, 2012    Nation of Change In his new book, “Beyond Outrage,” former Labor Secretary Robert Reich opens with a dedication to the Occupy Wall Street movement. He writes: “To the Occupiers, and all […]

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 Please note that by playing the above clips YouTube and Google will place a long term cookie on your computer. Yesterday advocates from all over the world met […]

Belgium> 500 activists close NATO

Belgium> 500 activists close NATO   [Editor’s Note: Below are articles from DeWereldMorgen and Le Monde and links to other articles. Note the translation is literal via Google Translate, and therefore a bit rough.] by Keltoum Belorf    1 april 2012    http://w ww.dewereldmorgen.be/ Today, about 500 peace activists from more than ten European countries  are taking part […]

Tomgram: Noam Chomsky, Hegemony and Its Dilemmas

Tomgram: Noam Chomsky, Hegemony and Its Dilemmas February 14, 2012   Tom Dispatch Back in May 2007, I stumbled across online sketches at the website of a Kansas architectural firm hired to build a monster U.S. embassy-cum-citadel-cum-Greater-Middle-Eastern command center on 104 acres in the middle of the Iraqi capital, Baghdad.  They offered an artist’s impressions of what […]

Rob Kall> Is The USA The Only Nation in the World With Corporate Personhood?

Is The USA The Only Nation in the World With Corporate Personhood? By Rob Kall   Posted: 02/ 8/2012    Huffington Post It’s not surprising to learn that no nation on earth enshrines in its constitution the right of corporate personhood. Mila Versteeg, associate law professor at the University of Virginia, is probably the only […]

MNASAP> Make Out, Not War, February 14, The People’s Plaza, Minneapolis

From the Land Down Under> George Ikner writes about GTMO from Australia

From the Land Down Under Posted on January 19, 2012 by comehomeamerica George Ikner writes about GTMO from Australia You may wonder just how obvious it has become that Guantanamo is set to be the place where those against the idea of endless war to support the monopoly capitalist democracy in the US can be sent. As the capitalist elites set […]

Which presidential candidates have earned the defense industry’s support?

President Obama is leading the pack in donations from the defense industry. Paul’s already received more donations from members of the military and DOD than Obama has: nearly $96,000 to Obama’s almost $76,000, as of third quarter 2011. Megan Carpentier, Raw Story Submitted by David Culver Though Americans far and away identify economic problems as […]

Glenn Greenwald> The evil of indefinite detention and those wanting to de-prioritize it

The evil of indefinite detention and those wanting to de-prioritize it BY GLENN GREENWALD    SUNDAY, JAN 8, 2012 5:18 AM CST    salon.com (updated below – Update II – Update III [Mon.]) This Wednesday will mark the ten-year anniversary of the opening of the Guantanamo prison camp. In The New York Times, one of the camp’s former prisoners, Lakhdar […]

Tomgram> Engelhardt, Restless Planet> The Four Occupations of Planet Earth> How the Occupied Became the Occupiers

Tomgram: Engelhardt, Restless Planet The Four Occupations of Planet Earth How the Occupied Became the Occupiers Tom Engelhardt December 18, 2011   TomDispatch On the streets of Moscow in the tens of thousands, the protesters chanted: “We exist!”  Taking into account the comments of statesmen, scientists, politicians, military officials, bankers, artists, all the important and attended to […]

A few “pre-revolutionary” thoughts I had> Arundhati Roy

A few “pre-revolutionary” thoughts I had By Arundhati Roy (about the author)  November 19, 2011  OpEdNews Text of a speech given by Arundhati Roy at the People’s University in Washington Square, NYC on November 16th, 2011.    screen grab from video below Tuesday morning, the police cleared Zuccotti Park, but today the people are back. The police should know […]

Afghans protest against long-term US pact> More than 1,000 students demonstrate

Afghans protest against long-term US pact  More than 1,000 students demonstrate against decision to back agreement that would allow US troops to remain after 2014. Last Modified: 20 Nov 2011 17:41  Al Jazeera English  The protesters blocked the road to the capital Kabul as they shouted ‘Death to America! Death to Karzai!’ [AFP] Hundreds of Afghan […]

Seymour Hersh> Propaganda Used Ahead of Iraq War Now Being Reused Over Iran’s Nuke Program

November 21, 2011    Democracy Now While the United States, Britain and Canada are planning to announce a coordinated set of sanctions against Iran’s oil and petrochemical industry today, longtime investigative journalist Seymour Hersh questions the growing consensus on Iran’s alleged nuclear weapons program. International pressure has been mounting on Iran since the U.N. International […]

Cornel West> Chris Hedges Arrested> Here’s What Happened Today When At Least 15 People Got Arrested Outside Of Goldman Sachs

Image: Julia La Roche for Business Insider Nov 03 11:00 PM   Julia La Roche    Business Insider The Occupy Wall Streeters turned their ire toward the “evil vampire squid” Goldman Sachs today. The Occupy Wall Streeters, joined by Princeton professor Dr. Cornel West and columnist Chris Hedges, convened at their Zuccotti Park headquarters for […]

Coalition Against NATO/G8 War & Poverty Agenda

Coalition Against NATO/G8 War & Poverty Agenda  By Meredith Aby   WAMM Newsletter   November 2011  Chicago will host the NATO/G8 summit from May 15-22, 2012. Simultaneously, the U.S.-financed 28-nation military alliance, NATO, is meeting with a summit of the G8 world powers, the main economic council of wealthy nations. The G8 includes the United Kingdom, France, […]