Global Capitalism, “World Government” and the Corona Crisis
Opinion

Global Capitalism, “World Government” and the Corona Crisis

In the councils of government, we must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the military-industrial complex. The potential for the disastrous rise of misplaced power exists, and will persist. (President Dwight D. Eisenhower, January 17, 1961) *** The World is being misled concerning the causes and consequences of the corona…

In Syria, Washington Moves to Vietnam-Style “Scorched Earth” Policy
Opinion

In Syria, Washington Moves to Vietnam-Style “Scorched Earth” Policy

It is now clear, not only in the USA but also beyond its borders, that US efforts to quietly oust the Assad regime in Syria have failed. Washington’s original mission of “protecting the civilian population” in Syria quickly turned into “fighting terrorism,” but this, of course, primarily meant engagement with the very same jihadists from…

An Arrested Middle East – The ‘New Strategy for Securing the Realm’ Dissipates
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An Arrested Middle East – The ‘New Strategy for Securing the Realm’ Dissipates

Some eight years ago, I wrote about the outbreak of popular stirring in the Middle East, then labelled the ‘Arab Awakening’. Multiple popular discontents were welling: demands for radical change proliferated, but above all, there was anger – anger at mountainous inequalities in wealth; blatant injustices and political marginalisation; and at a corrupt and rapacious…

Lee Camp: 19 Facts About American Policing That Will Blow Your Mind
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Lee Camp: 19 Facts About American Policing That Will Blow Your Mind

With all the protests and anger and violence across the country, a justified discussion about policing has begun on our corporate media airwaves. (I would say the discussion is overdue, but in fact, we’ve had it roughly every three years for the past 40 years.) However, despite all the coverage, a deeper debate sits ignored…