Proponents Of Forever War In Syria Can’t Answer One Question

By Dan DePetris, Responsible Statecraft. -

Before Robert Gates stepped down as secretary of defense after a five-year tenure, the veteran national security hand offered one more piece of wisdom to impart. Speaking to a roomful of Army [...]

The Nation’s New Crime Boss

By John Davis, Counterpunch. -

The current president has done nothing to correct this underlying criminality. Indeed, he has exacerbated it by his personal corruption, his fostering of the inhumane treatment of migrants at the [...]

The New US War On Western Sahara

By David Swanson, Let's Try Democracy. -

There is a new U.S. war in Western Sahara, being waged by Morocco with the support of the U.S. military. The U.S. military, unbeknownst to most people in the United States — it’s perfectly [...]

The task Of ‘Sleepy Joe’ Is To Put Liberal America Right Back To Sleep

By Jonathan Cook. -

At birth, all of us begin a journey that offers opportunities either to grow – not just physically, but mentally, emotionally and spiritually – or to stagnate. The journey we undertake lasts a [...]

America Has No Allies, Only Hostages

The new president-elect of Bolivia, Luis Arce, has told the Spanish international news agency EFE that he intends to restore the nation's relations with Cuba, Venezuela and Iran. This reverses [...]

Chris Hedges: The Politics Of Cultural Despair

By Chris Hedges, ScheerPost.com. -

The physical and moral decay of the United States and the malaise it has spawned have predictable results. We have seen in varying forms the consequences of social and political collapse during [...]

The “Non-Aligned” Nations Realign

By Wilmer J. Leon, III, Black Agenda Report. -

In 1955 the US and the Soviet Union were in the midst of the Cold War.  Both countries were pressuring Asian and African countries to align with them.  In April of 1955, twenty-nine of these [...]

The US Is On A Path To War With China

By K. J. Noh, Popular Resistance. -

It was gripping , stunning testimony.  Before congress, a 15 year old volunteer nurse, Nayirah, struggled to compose her trembling voice, barely holding back tears, as she testified that [...]

Trump’s Endless Wars

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

In the aftermath of the attacks on 9/11, the Bush Administration invaded Iraq and tortured prisoners of war and terrorism suspects, in flagrant violation of the U.N. Charter and the Geneva [...]

AFRICOM: Deadly Deception.

By Friends of Congo, Black Agenda Report. -

On October 1, 2007, the United States under the presidency of George W. Bush and the military leadership of the Secretary of Defense, Donald Rumsfeld, launched the Africa Command (AFRICOM). The [...]

China: US Is ‘Destroyer Of World Peace’

By Kyle Balluck, The Hill. -

A spokesman for China’s defense ministry said on Sunday that the U.S. is the “destroyer of world peace” while criticizing a Pentagon report on Beijing’s military goals. The Associated [...]

Report: So-Called US War On Terror Has Displaced As Many As 59 Million People

By Jake Johnson, Commondreams. -

The ongoing U.S. "war on terror" has forcibly displaced as many as 59 million people from just eight countries in the Middle East, Africa, and Asia since 2001, according to a new report published [...]

Richard Wolff: The Declining Empire With Chris Hedges

By Richard D. Wolff, Democracy at Work. -

On this week's Economic Update, Prof. Wolff discusses the following: Denmark's new taxes on banks and rich people to help workers doing dangerous jobs; West Virginia AG sues Walmart and CVS for [...]

The US Expeditionary Kleptocracy

By Danny Sjursen, AntiWar.com. -

Of course, a desperate US military – and its Washington masters – had an expedient solution for the ethno-sectarian strife they’d catalyzed: consider it the Lebanon formula. So [...]

US’ Anti-China Call To Arms Has Not Won Over All Of Europe

By Jiang Feng, South China Morning Post. -

There has also been a notable shift in German views about China. On August 17, Der Tagesspiegel published a column titled, “The West has to prove that it offers the better life”, which emphasized [...]