United States Foreign Policy: Yesterday, Today, And Tomorrow

By Harry Targ, Heartlandradical.blogspot.com -

Just before the Korean War started in 1950, key foreign policy advisers to President Truman threw their support behind recommendations made in a classified document, National Security Council [...]

How Democracies Die

By Chris Hedges, Truthdig.com -

Leo Tolstoy wrote that happy families are all alike, but every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way. So too with failed democracies. There is no one route to the dissolution of the open [...]

History Of Major Wars Show They Can Explode Quickly And Disastrously

By Bear F. Braumoeller, Theconversation.com -

Despite the claims of optimists, the odds that an international conflict will snowball into a bloody war haven’t gone down significantly since the end of World War II. Trump administration [...]

A Report Card On The American Project

By Andrew Bacevich, Tomdispatch.com -

Thirty years ago this month, President George H.W. Bush appeared before a joint session of Congress to deliver his first State of the Union Address, the first post-Cold War observance of this [...]

The West’s Present Misconduct Has A Long History

By James ONeill, Journal-neo.org -

One of the persistent themes of western political leaders is that they support the notion of “the rule of law”. By this they generally mean the system of law as developed by western nations, and [...]

Strategy, Tactics, And Organizing

By Glen Perusek, Stansburyforum.com -

My friend and comrade Glenn Perusek enlisted me in 2016 to co-teach courses in the Building Trade Academy (BTA). The BTA is housed at Michigan State University; it serves the affiliates of the [...]

Practicing 20/20 Vision – Learning From The Past To Gain Clarity On The Future

By Ananda Lee Tan, Risingtidenorthamerica.org -

This is a fine week to start working on ways to dismantle the systems of those who wish to be Masters of the Universe. Over this past year, they have caused much pain, much struggle, much [...]

The Scourge Of Neoliberalism: US Economic Policy From Reagan To Trump’

By Staff, Jackrasmus.com -

At 272 pages, Dr, Jack Rasmus’s new book “The Scourge of Neoliberalism: US Economic Policy From Reagan to Trump” is a big little book. To understand its importance a comparison to another big [...]

The West’s Present Misconduct Has A Long History

By James ONeill, Journal-neo.org -

One of the persistent themes of western political leaders is that they support the notion of “the rule of law”. By this they generally mean the system of law as developed by western nations, and [...]

Wars, Secrecy, And Lies

By W.J. Astore, Bracingviews.com -

This is nothing new, of course.  Perhaps the best book I read in 2019 is H. Bruce Franklin’s Crash Course: From the Good War to the Forever War.  Franklin, who served in the U.S. Air Force in the [...]

The Thick Blue Line: How The United States Became The World’s Police Force

By Patrick Blanchfield, Blackagendareport.com -

The first test call using America’s 911 emergency system was placed on February 16, 1968. To fanfare in the press, a state legislator sitting in the City Hall of the small Alabama town of [...]

The Centrist Delusion: ‘Middle Ground’ Politics Aren’t Moderate, They’re Dangerous

By Raoul Martinez, Novaramedia.com -

In eighteenth century Britain, centrists endorsed slavery, reformists called for improved working conditions for slaves and radicals demanded the abolition of the entire institution. As historian [...]

How 2,000 People Of Darker Skin Were Used As Barriers At Gunpoint During The Great Mississippi Flood Of 1927

By Michael Eli Dokosi, Face2faceafrica.com -

When Hurricane Katrina pounded the southeast of New Orleans on August 29, 2005, the resultant flooding affected Greater New Orleans and claimed some 1,464 lives leaving damage worth $70 billion. [...]

Operation Condor 2.0 – “Expanded”

By Peter Koenig, Informationclearinghouse.info -

From what we are seeing this “legitimization” may be expanded to rest of the world. Because Washington instigated destabilizing unrest goes on throughout the world. We may as well call it [...]

The Capitalist Crisis Has Made The U.S. A Pariah State

By Danny Haiphong, Blackagendareport.com -

Capitalism, even of the U.S.’ so-called “exceptional” variety, is characterized by cyclical crises that occur every ten or so years. Marxist theorists attribute the emergence of capitalist crises [...]