Washington Resurrected the Arms Race

by Paul Craig Roberts Feb 1, 2019 The meetings in Beijing during January 30-31 between Washington, Russia, China, France, and the UK apparently failed to preserve the commitment to prohibit intermediate range nuclear weapons. Washington stuck to its determination to withdraw from the historic agreement of Reagan and Gorbachev to destroy all land-based intermediate range … Continue reading Washington Resurrected the Arms Race

Trump’s Brilliant Strategy to Dismember U.S. Dollar Hegemony

by Michael Hudson Feb 1, 2019 The end of America’s unchallenged global economic dominance arrived sooner than expected, thanks to the very same Neoconservatives who gave the world Iraq, Syria, and the dirty wars in Latin America. Just as the Vietnam War drove the United States off gold by 1971, its sponsorship and funding of violent … Continue reading Trump’s Brilliant Strategy to Dismember U.S. Dollar Hegemony

Noam Chomsky: Ocasio-Cortez and Other Newcomers Are Rousing the Multitudes

C.J. Polychroniou interviews Noam Chomsky TruthOut Jan 30, 2019 A quick glance around the world today reveals that politics almost everywhere — from the federal government shutdown in the US to the power struggle in Venezuela and from Macron’s crisis in France and UK’s Brexit nightmare to the Israeli-Iranian rivalry – are engulfed in a … Continue reading Noam Chomsky: Ocasio-Cortez and Other Newcomers Are Rousing the Multitudes

Pentagon study declares American empire is ‘collapsing’

Report demands massive expansion of military-industrial complex to maintain global ‘access to resources’ by Nafeez Ahmed Insurge Intelligence July 17, 2017 In the first of a series, we report on stunning new evidence that the U.S. Department of Defense is waking up to the collapse of American primacy, and the rapid unraveling of the international order … Continue reading Pentagon study declares American empire is ‘collapsing’

Donald Trump Ends Government Shutdown As His Approval Ratings Go in the Toilet

by O Society Jan 26,2019 The longest government shutdown in US history is over. In an announcement made Friday after work and right before the weekend starts in earnest, to detract visibility from the statement, Trump ended his shutdown, giving up without funding for his "really great" wall. https://youtu.be/HDoX_mRe61Q?t=28s The handful of remaining White House … Continue reading Donald Trump Ends Government Shutdown As His Approval Ratings Go in the Toilet

The Border Wall was a Bipartisan Project Before Trump

by OLIVER ORTEGA CounterPunch Right-wing fantasies of a southern border wall are not new. Nor are they limited to Republicans or Trump supporters. When President Trump signed an executive order last week to complete a wall along the 2,000 mile border with Mexico, he was building on decades of bipartisan consensus among lawmakers. In fact, Congress … Continue reading The Border Wall was a Bipartisan Project Before Trump

Star Wars, The Empire, and Darth Trump’s Space Force

by KARL GROSSMAN CounterPunch Jan 22, 2019 https://youtu.be/KU_Jdts5rL0   Beginning to fill in his declaration of last year about turning space into a war zone and establishing a U.S. Space Force, President Trump was at the Pentagon last week promoting a plan titled “Missile Defense Review.” As The New York Times said in its headline on the scheme:: … Continue reading Star Wars, The Empire, and Darth Trump’s Space Force