‘Imperialism in the Twenty-First Century’ – A Review

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Countercurrents.org | October 10, 2018

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 »

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Nato’s Stoltenberg brags of sabre-rattling in eastern Europe

by Ceren Sagir

Morning Star | June 22, 2018

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 »

Coalition Ignores Famine Warnings and Continues Assault on Yemen as Critics Question US Complicity

Yemeni women and girls
Women and girls line up to receive food aid on June 10, 2018 in Sana’a, the rebel-held captial of Yemen. About 70 percent of humanitarian assistance reaches Yemenis through Hodeida, a port city currently under seige by Saudi-led coalition forces. (Photo: Mohammed Hamoud/Getty Images)

Ignoring international aid groups’ warnings that an attack on the Yemeni city of Hodeida, which is held by Houthi rebels, could exacerbate hunger in an impoverished and war-torn nation already on the brink of famine, Saudi-led U.S.-backed coalition forces continued a sweeping assault on the Red Sea port city Saturday, reportedlyseizing control of an airport.

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De-Briefing Academics: Unpaid Intelligence Informants

by James Petras

The Greanville Post | June 09, 2018

Introduction

Over the past half-century, I have been engaged in research, lectured and worked with social movements and leftist governments in Latin America. I interviewed US officials and think tanks in Washington and New York. I have written scores of books, hundreds of professional articles and presented numerous papers at professional meetings.

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West accused of supporting jihadist forces in Syrian conflict

Morning Star | June 11, 2018

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 »

Luis Posada Carriles, Hemisphere’s Most Wanted Terrorist, Dies Free in Miami at Age 90

by Brett Wilkins

The Greanville Post | May 28, 2018

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 »