The American Emperor Has No Clothes

by Danny Sjursen AntiWar March 19, 2019 There are times when I wish that the United States would just drop the charade and declare itself a global empire. As a veteran of two imperial wars, a witness to the dark underside of America’s empire-denial, I’ve grown tired of the equivocation and denials from senior policymakers. The U.S. can’t be … Continue reading The American Emperor Has No Clothes

We Must Apply Our Universal Values to All Nations. Only Then Will We Achieve Peace.

by Ilhan Omar Washington Post March 18, 2019 ince I began my first term in Congress, I have sought to speak openly and honestly about the scale of the issues our country faces — whether it is ending the crippling burden of student debt, tackling the existential threat of climate change or making sure no one … Continue reading We Must Apply Our Universal Values to All Nations. Only Then Will We Achieve Peace.

The Decline of American Science

by Edward Dougherty   American Affairs Winter 2019 Imagine sitting in front of your television in 1969, watching the Apollo lunar landing, and noting the marvels of modern engineering. The person sitting next to you responds, “Oh yes, but this is a passing fad; soon we will return to premodern engineering. Groping in the dark requires … Continue reading The Decline of American Science

An Ocean of Lies: The Siege of Venezuela and The Travails of Empire

Abby Martin  & UN  on Venezuela: An Ocean of Lies https://youtu.be/ii5MlQgGXyk   by Jim Kavanagh Polemicist Feb 14, 2019 Not on CNN or MSNBC. Four of the huge pro-government rallies held throughout Venezuela on February 1st (Photo: PSUV) For you skim readers, here’s the bullet-point version: It’s imperialism. It’s American imperialism, a bipartisan national project. American imperialism is … Continue reading An Ocean of Lies: The Siege of Venezuela and The Travails of Empire

The War on Venezuela is Built on Lies

by John Pilger Consortium News Feb 22, 2019 Travelling with Hugo Chavez, I soon understood the threat of Venezuela.  At a farming co-operative in Lara state, people waited patiently and with good humor in the heat. Jugs of water and melon juice were passed around. A guitar was played; a woman, Katarina, stood and sang with a husky contralto. “What … Continue reading The War on Venezuela is Built on Lies

Ilhan Omar Speaks Truth to Empire

by Tim Duff Tonka Bay, Minnesota O Society Feb 21, 2019 The American people are very much like the children of a mafia boss, who don’t want to know what their father does for a living, but then wonder why the firebombs of injustice are being thrown through the window of their living-room. What a primitive … Continue reading Ilhan Omar Speaks Truth to Empire

Trump’s Demagoguery Goes Off the Rails

It may seem oxymoronic, but Donald Trump is living proof a lunatic can think big. by Finian Cunningham Strategic Culture Feb 20, 2019 Not content with “only” threatening regime change in Venezuela, the American "leader" is expanding his mission to rid the Western hemisphere of socialism, with Cuba and Nicaragua next in line for US … Continue reading Trump’s Demagoguery Goes Off the Rails