The Aimless Empire

By Patrick Lawrence, Consortium News. -

Bitter and frightening realities face us four months into Joe Biden’s presidency. On the domestic side it is a Potemkin village, behind the façades of which lies a slum of unfulfilled promises [...]

US Joins Past Empires In Afghan Graveyard

By Medea Benjamin and Nicolas J. S. Davies, The Progressive. -

An Afghan taxi-driver in Vancouver told one of us a decade ago that this day would come. “We defeated the Persian Empire in the eighteenth century, the British in the nineteenth, the Soviets in [...]

Chris Hedges: The Unraveling Of The American Empire

By Chris Hedges, ScheerPost.com. -

America’s defeat in Afghanistan is one in a string of catastrophic military blunders that herald the death of the American empire. With the exception of the first Gulf War, fought largely by [...]

Media Once Again Trolling US Withdrawal From Afghanistan

By Caitlin Johnstone. -

I don’t write much about the specific individuals who drive the oligarchic empire because individuals are not the problem, the system is. Right-wing conspiracy analysts prefer to focus on [...]

How Cutting Down Military Spending Could Bring About Peace

By Ron Forthfer, Palestine Chronicle. -

Since the end of WWII, especially since the breakup of the Soviet Union, it appears as if US political leaders feel they are trapped in a time warp and are unable to break free. They seem to [...]

Opposing All Governments Equally Is Supporting The Most Powerful Government

By Caitlin Johnstone. -

The US-centralized empire is waging nonstop wars that have killed millions of human beings just since the turn of this century, and people will still say things like "We've really got to do [...]

A Guide To US Empire In Africa

By Abby Martin, Empire Files. -

Abby Martin speaks to Eugene Puryear to discuss the big picture of US imperialism in Africa: From the Berlin Conference to the subversion of liberation movements to neocolonial puppets and the [...]

On Shedding An Obsolete Past

By Andrew Bacevich, Tom Dispatch. -

You may have noticed: the Blob is back. Beneath a veneer of gender and racial diversity, the Biden national security team consists of seasoned operatives who earned their spurs in Washington long [...]

Haiti’s Century Of US Coups, Invasions And Puppets

By Abby Martin, Empire Files. -

Major demonstrations continue to rock Haiti as protesters demand that US-backed President Jovenel Moise step down from office. On February 7th, his constitutional mandate to rule ended. But [...]

The Failure Of Trump’s ‘Coup’: A Victory For The US Empire

By Stansfield Smith, Popular Resistance. -

The Democrats’ second trial of Trump ends like the first: the outcome known in advance, the entire process designed to sell to the anti-Trump masses that the Democrats were leading some [...]

The Antiwar Movement Must Not Go Back To Sleep During The Biden Presidency

By Margaret Flowers, Popular Resistance. -

On Saturday, members of the administrative committee of the United National Antiwar Coalition (UNAC), on which I serve, spoke on a webinar about the importance of building and strengthening the [...]

The Decline And Fall Of The American Empire

By Medea Benjamin and Nicolas J. S. Davies, Popular Resistance. -

In 2004, journalist Ron Susskind quoted a Bush White House advisor, reportedly Karl Rove, as boasting, “We’re an empire now, and when we act, we create our own reality.” He dismissed Susskind’s [...]

Chris Hedges: Papering Over The Rot

By Chris Hedges, ScheerPost.com. -

The death spiral of the American Empire will not be halted with civility. It will not be halted with the 42 executive orders signed by Joe Biden, however welcome many are, especially since they [...]

Afghanistan War Exposed: An Imperial Conspiracy

By Abby Martin, Empire Files. -

The perpetual occupation of Afghanistan has become so normalized and mostly serves as background noise to Americans -it's even jokingly referred to as the "forever war" - accepted as just a [...]

While America Was Sleeping

By Alfred McCoy, Tom Dispatch. -

After four years of Donald Trump’s fitful tenure, America is awakening from a long, troubled sleep to discover, like the fictional character Rip Van Winkle, that the world it once knew has [...]