Imperialism

Dismantling A Society: How Empires Feed Off the Republic

Source: counterpunch June 28, 2018 by RS Ahthion “It is patently ridiculous for the United Nations to examine poverty in America.” -Nikki Haley (1) Nikki Haley released a ferocious rebuke of a UN report detailing poverty in the United States. As if she could will away or dismiss its findings …

Empire

The Friendly Mask Of The Orwellian Oligarchy Is Slipping Off

Source: Caitlin Johnstone Rogue Journalist May 19, 2018 Caitlin Johnstone Gina Haspel has been confirmed as America’s new CIA Director, fulfilling her predecessor Mike Pompeo’s pledge to turn the CIA into “a much more vicious agency”. “Bloody Gina” has reportedly been directly involved in both torturing people and destroying evidence …

Empire

Just Another Day in a Collapsing Empire

Source: counterpunch May 17, 2018 by Jason Holland May 14th was quite a day for the empire, the shit show on full display exhibiting lots of swagger in its death throes. The people on the inside are the last to know. They don’t see it but everyone else does. The …

Interventionism

The Empire Turns Its Sights on Nicaragua – Again!

Photo by Jakob Christensen | CC BY 2.0 Source: counterpunch April 25, 2018 by Dan Kovalik It was only a matter of time before the US government and its compliant media would once again put Nicaragua in their sights. And, that time has indeed come. Last year, the US House of …

Cost of War

The Military Industrial Complex Strikes Again: War Spending Will Bankrupt America

Source: The Rutherford Institute February 12, 2018 By John W. Whitehead “Why throw money at defense when everything is falling down around us? Do we need to spend more money on our military (about $600 billion this year) than the next seven countries combined? Do we need 1.4 million active …

Empire

The U.S. is Not a Democracy, It Never Was

Photo by Daniel Huizinga | CC BY 2.0 Source: counterpunch December 13, 2017 by Gabriel Rockhill One of the most steadfast beliefs regarding the United States is that it is a democracy. Whenever this conviction waivers slightly, it is almost always to point out detrimental exceptions to core American values …

Economics

Demise Of The Petrodollar Has The Potential To Reshape The Geopolitical World

Source: New Eastern Outlook November 23, 2017 James ONeill In the early 1970s President Richard Nixon instigated two changes that had profound effects. The first of these was taking United States off the gold standard; i.e. henceforth US dollars would no longer be convertible to Gold. Ordinarily this might have …

Imperialism

USAID and Wall Street: Conflicts, Coups, and Conquest

Source: New Eastern Outlook November 16, 2017 By Tony Cartalucci In 1928 when the US-based United Fruit Company – now known as Chiquita Brands International – faced labor issues in Columbia, it had at its disposal Colombian troops which gunned down hundreds of strikers to maintain production and profits. Ensuring that …

Empire

War Without War Powers (the Not-So-New American Way)

Source: counterpunch November 8, 2017 by Danny Sjursen On September 1, 1970, soon after President Nixon expanded the Vietnam War by invading neighboring Cambodia, Democratic Senator George McGovern, a decorated World War II veteran and future presidential candidate, took to the floor of the Senate and said, “Every Senator [here] …

Imperialism

Socrates discusses death of democracy, hubris of empire, devolution to civil war. ‘We the People’ of the US’ choice: follow that path OR demand .01% arrests for OBVIOUS crimes of war, looting, lying

Source: Washington’s Blog by Carl Herman “The strong do what power allows. The weak accept what they must.”  – Athenian 415 BC envoy to the small government of Melos, with the offer to either join Athens’ empire with paying them tribute, or have all men executed, and everyone else sold …