The Truth about Venzuela: Isn’t it Always about the Oil?

Saker interview with Michael Hudson on Venezuela, February 7, 2019 Introduction: There is a great deal of controversy about the true shape of the Venezuelan economy and whether Hugo Chavez’ and Nicholas Maduro’s reform and policies were crucial for the people of Venezuela or whether they were completely misguided and precipitated the current crises.  Anybody … Continue reading The Truth about Venzuela: Isn’t it Always about the Oil?

Democrats Need to Rein In Our Out-of-Control Military Spending

The eight-year U.S. occupation of Iraq cost more than $2 trillion and caused incalculable harm. Democrats must challenge unnecessary spending and interventions—beginning with the war in Yemen. by Bernie Sanders In These Times Jan 14, 2019 On domestic policy—taxation, healthcare, the environment, education, criminal justice, immigration and so forth—there are major differences between the Democratic … Continue reading Democrats Need to Rein In Our Out-of-Control Military Spending

A Memo Helped Kill a Half Million People in Syria

The memo shows advice Hillary Clinton recommending she plunge the U.S. deeper into the Syrian war. As Trump talks of extricating the U.S. from Syria, the memo is more relevant than ever. by Daniel Lazare Consortium News Jan 13, 2019 A memo by James Rubin sent to Hillary Clinton, which  WikiLeaks made public in 2016, has not … Continue reading A Memo Helped Kill a Half Million People in Syria

Five Reasons I’m Excited About Tulsi Gabbard’s Candidacy

by Caitlin Johnstone Jan 14, 2019   Hawaii Representative Tulsi Gabbard has announced her intent to campaign for President of the United States, and the entire political spectrum is shitting bricks about it. Mainstream liberals and neocons are calling her a Putin puppet and Assad’s BFF, leftists and progressives are criticizing her associations with right-wing … Continue reading Five Reasons I’m Excited About Tulsi Gabbard’s Candidacy

Brzezinski’S Mad Imperial Strategy

By Natylie Baldwin “I once asked my colleague, Zbigniew Brzezinski, that if everyone was allied with us, who were we organized against? My question surprised him, because I think that Brzezinski remains caught up in Cold War strategy even after the demise of the Soviet Union. In Cold War thinking it was important to have the … Continue reading Brzezinski’S Mad Imperial Strategy

The Hypocrisy of the ‘Liberal’ Foreign Policy Establishment Knows No Bounds

Donald Trump says he will bring the troops home from Syria and Afghanistan. Now, because of their pathological hatred of Trump, mainstream Democrats are hysterical in their opposition. by Maj. Danny Sjursen AntiWar Jan 8, 2019 If anyone else were president, the "liberals" would be celebrating. After all, pulling American soldiers out of a couple of … Continue reading The Hypocrisy of the ‘Liberal’ Foreign Policy Establishment Knows No Bounds

US Withdrawal from Syria: Postponing the Inevitable

by Peter Ford Jan 7, 2018 Peter Ford, former British Ambassador to Bahrain (1999–2003) and Syria (2003–2006), offers the following assessment. At the start of the year the horizon seems to be dominated by the issue of the possible withdrawal of US troops. In reality however the more important action is elsewhere. US withdrawal: on … Continue reading US Withdrawal from Syria: Postponing the Inevitable