Granma | November 16, 2018
If all democratic forms of government have been subjected to the most challenging tests during these times, this has been seen nowhere more ferociously than in Our America, where they have been placed in serious danger. From south to north, military lodges, landholders, power brokers, uncouth oligarchies, and big business, in sinister complicity, with no holds placed by the UN or the OAS, have abolished fundamental human and civil freedoms. The cynical manipulation of popular will, and the violent removal of constitutionally elected governments by despots of a typical totalitarian cut, characterize this dramatic process that threatens the entire continent.Read More »
Granma | November 20, 2018
In 1933, Adolf Hitler came to power in Germany through the democratic vote. In 2018 – 85 years after the electoral victory of the Nazi leader – former army captain Jair Bolsonaro was elected President of Brazil with 57.5 million votes from an electorate of 147 million. His rival, professor Fernando Haddad, secured 47 million votes. There were 31.3 million abstentions, 8.6 million null votes, and 2.4 million blank ballots. Consequently, 89.3 million Brazilians did not vote for Bolsonaro.Read More »
Chinese president Xi Jinping meets Vladimir Putin in Moscow Chinese president Xi Jinping is in Moscow for talks with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin. IMAGES.
Chinese President Xi Jinping with Russian President Vladimir Putin after a recent meeting in Moscow
The US has a multitude of problems and issues that cry out for redress.
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It is not normal that all Americans can be programmed to speak with one voice about anything. Yet, the rote, knee-jerk ‘Thank you for your service’ response uttered to anyone saying he is/was a vet is our unusual collective experience.
To thank someone you imply you are grateful for what they have done for you. ‘Thank you for your service’ extends to vets of Vietnam, Iraq and Afghanistan. Let’s consider the Vietnam war where our ‘mostly’ men, were drafted or deceived into participation there by governmental warmongers into murdering three million innocent men, women and children within their own borders. These acts include hundreds of My Lai-type incidents according to the DoD. So, just what the hell are ‘you’ thinking these hapless, misguided and abused men were doing there on your behalf?Read More »
Photo of conference booklet by Ann Wright
I was in Pakistan 10 days ago speaking at the conference “The Geopolitics of Knowledge and Emerging World Order” organized by the Pakistani National Defense University. The symposium brought together scholars and journalists from six countries at the top military university in Pakistan. My contribution was “How Perceived Exceptionalism, Racism, Hatred, Bigotry and Rejection of the Rule of Law Can/Will Dethrone an Empire.”Read More »