The Banality of Empire

by Kenn Orphan Feb 22, 2019 https://youtu.be/InGCmxCjaWE This month freshman Rep. Ilhan Omar questioned Trump’s nominee for envoy to Venezuela, Elliot Abrams. While her interrogation was somewhat tepid in regard to American imperialism (see 3:49 she agrees with his statement “no one disputes” the US goal has always been to support democracy and defend human rights), she did bring … Continue reading The Banality of Empire

What is Universal Health Care?

Universal Health Care in Different Countries, Pros and Cons of Each or Why America Is the Only Rich Country Without Universal Health Care by KIMBERLY AMADEO Balance December 24, 2018 Universal health care is a system that provides quality medical services to all citizens. The federal government offers it to everyone regardless of their ability to pay, which … Continue reading What is Universal Health Care?

Is Tulsi Gabbard for Real? America Is Ready for a Genuine Peace Candidate

by Philip Giraldi  Strategic Culture Feb 14, 2019   The lineup of Democrats already declared as candidates for their party’s presidential nomination in 2020 is remarkable, if only because so many wannabes have thrown their hats in the ring so early in the process. In terms of electability, however, one might well call the seekers … Continue reading Is Tulsi Gabbard for Real? America Is Ready for a Genuine Peace Candidate

Time for Peace in Afghanistan and an End to the Lies

by Matthew Hoh CounterPunch Feb 15, It has been more than nine years since I resigned in protest over the escalation of the Afghan War from my position as a Political Officer with the US State Department in Afghanistan. It had been my third time to war, along with several years of working in positions … Continue reading Time for Peace in Afghanistan and an End to the Lies

The Real Motive Behind the FBI Plan to Investigate Trump as a Russian Agent

by Gareth Porter  Consortium News Feb 13, 2019 The New York Times and CNN led media coverage last month of discussions among senior FBI officials in May 2017 of a possible national security investigation of President Donald Trump himself, on the premise that he may have acted as an agent of Russia. The episode has potentially profound political fallout, because … Continue reading The Real Motive Behind the FBI Plan to Investigate Trump as a Russian Agent

Leaked Wikileaks US Military Coup Manual Reveals Use of IMF & World Bank as “Unconventional” Weapons

View or Download Army Special Operations Forces Unconventional Warfare FM 3-05.130 as PDF here This “U.S. coup manual,” recently highlighted by WikiLeaks, serves as a reminder  the so-called “independence” of such financial institutions as The World Bank and IMF is an illusion and they are among the many “financial weapons” regularly used by the U.S. government to bend … Continue reading Leaked Wikileaks US Military Coup Manual Reveals Use of IMF & World Bank as “Unconventional” Weapons

Trump’s Coup in Venezuela: The Full Story

by ERIC DRAITSER CounterPunch Jan 30, 2019 The US-sponsored coup in Venezuela, still ongoing as I write, is the latest chapter in the long and bloody history of US imperialism in Latin America. This basic fact, understood by most across the left of the political spectrum – including even the chattering liberal class which acknowledges this … Continue reading Trump’s Coup in Venezuela: The Full Story