Imperialism

What Nationalism Really Is (and Why It Matters)

Nationalism is the second deadliest political ideology of the 20th century. Source: Foundation for Economic Education January 7, 2018 by  Alex Nowrasteh From President Donald Trump to the rise of new nationalist political parties in Europe to a general resurgence of the term in recent years, nationalism seems to be …

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 …

Imperialism

The Insidious ISIS-US Relationship. The West is Terrorizing and Destroying Countries

Source: Global Research October 1, 2017 By Mark Taliano ISIS/Daesh have always been place-setters[1] for the U.S Empire and its Coalition of regime-change criminal cohorts. Once Daesh is installed in an area, the area is destroyed and depopulated. Syrians flee from terrorist-held areas, to government -secured areas. Now that the …

Colonialism

Fanon’s Knife and Puerto Rico

Photo by Norman B. Leventhal Map | CC BY 2.0 Source: counterpunch September 29, 2017 by José Tirado Colonialism only loosens its hold when the knife is at its throat. –Frantz Fanon There are many reasons to oppose colonialism. And there are many images which seer into the mind the …

Imperialism

Behold a Pale Horse, and its Rider is Death

Source: The Daily Sheeple September 14, 2017 Paul Craig Roberts Two of America’s most populous states, Texas and Florida, are in hurricane ruins, and Washington is fomenting more wars. The US national debt is now over $20 trillion, and Washington is fomenting more wars. The entire world is helping Washington …

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What You Are Not Being Told About the Afghanistan War

Source: Corbett Report James Corbett 15 years after NATO’s invasion and occupation of Afghanistan, the 9/11 and Al Qaeda lies that were used to justify the war have disappeared. Now the truth about oil and gas, mineral wealth, opium and naked imperial ambition are all that remain. Related Posts:The Imperial …

Imperialism

The Imperial Collapse Clock Ticks Closer to Midnight

Source: Liberty Blitzkrieg Michael Krieger As I noted in last Friday’s piece, Donald Trump Finally Comes Out of the Closet, the firing of Steve Bannon represents the most significant event to occur during the Trump administration thus far. For the purposes of this piece, it’s important to review some of what …

Imperialism

US Sanctions Symptomatic of a Failing Empire

Source: New Eastern Outlook by James ONeill On 26 July 2017 the US Congress overwhelmingly approved a Bill providing for fresh sanctions against North Korea, Russia and Iran. The passage of this Bill , and its level of support in the US Congress, is instructive on a number of levels. …

Imperialism

The Terrorism of Moral Indignation

Source: counterpunch by Luciana Bohne To be sure, the whole of Western culture is complicit, but what astounds is the complicity of what defines itself as left.  Notably, the complicity of those among the left’s comfortable and intellectual “tendencies,” usually called “liberals.”  But in general, a whole language has vanished …

CIA

Creating a Crime: How the CIA Commandeered the DEA

Source: counterpunch by Douglas Valentine The outlawing of narcotic drugs at the start of the Twentieth Century, the turning of the matter from public health to social control, coincided with American’s imperial Open Door policy and the belief that the government had an obligation to American industrialists to create markets …