Imperialism in the Twenty-First Century by John Smith, Monthly Review Press, 2016.
Even in the days of Brexit and Donald Trump, the dominant theme of the corporate media remains that the rising tide of ‘globalisation’ will lift all boats. Some go so far as to claim that the UK and the US are not for globalisation because it favours the developing nations. Others do recognise the division between the exploited multitude and the exploiting elite, but they pose such divisions at a global level, independent of the division between developed and developing nations. Even those who discuss imperialism have focussed on the spheres of finance and/or the realm of extractive industries, and may ignore the sphere of manufacturing.Read More »
by Ceren Sagir
Master of War: Nato secretary-general Jens Stoltenberg boasted of deploying hundreds of thousands of soldiers to Afghanistan since 2001 in the military alliance’s endless war with the Taliban
ANTI-ARMS campaigners hit back at the Nato leader today after he called on Britain to continue spending on weapons.
Nato general secretary Jens Stoltenberg said during a speech in London that he expected Britain to continue playing a major international role after leaving the European Union.Read More »
SYRIAN President Bashar al-Assad accused the US, UK and France of supporting terrorism as he scotched claims he had attacked his own people.
Mr Assad said the Western narrative “doesn’t hold together,” pointing to the support of his people in the seven-year war against “terrorists” in Syria which would not be possible if he was carrying out chemical attacks against his own civilians.Read More »
by Niles Niemuth
Aftermath of a Coalition strike on Raqqa’s Malahi neighbourhood, which was reported to have killed up to 40 civilians, August 22nd 2017. Rubble and death is the signature of US empire’s meddling in the Middle East.Read More »
by Brett Wilkins
Posada Carriles—an unreconstructed criminal reactionary. Why he once opposed Batista will remain a mystery.
Luis Posada Carriles, the most notorious and wanted terrorist in the Western Hemisphere — but one few Americans have ever heard of — has died a free man in Miami at age 90.
The Miami Herald reports Posada Carriles died peacefully in his sleep in a Hollywood, Florida hospital early on May 23 following a lengthy battle with throat cancer.Read More »