Haiti in the Caribbean: A political economy perspective on the urgent crisis of imperialism / by Tamanisha J. John

Hillary Clinton, Secretary of State, and former president Bill Clinton at opening of garment factory in Haiti on October 22, 2012 (Photo: Getty Pool) Originally published in Black Agenda Report on November 23, 2022 Often, when you mention Haiti in conversation and the anti-imperial struggle that has consistently been waged by the Haitian people againstContinue reading “Haiti in the Caribbean: A political economy perspective on the urgent crisis of imperialism / by Tamanisha J. John”

French ambassador: U.S. ‘rules-based order’ means Western domination, violating international law / by Ben Norton

France’s Ambassador to the US Gérard Araud with President Barack Obama in the White House in 2016 Originally published in Multipolarista on November 21, 2022 France’s former ambassador to the United States, Gérard Araud, has publicly criticized Washington, saying it frequently violates international law and that its so-called “rules-based order” is actually an unfair “WesternContinue reading “French ambassador: U.S. ‘rules-based order’ means Western domination, violating international law / by Ben Norton”

U.S. media searched for crisis at China Party Congress / by Eric Horowitz

The New York Times (10/27/22) invited readers to scrutinize video of a 79-year-old retiree being escorted from a meeting for signs that he was “purged”—a conjecture that the Times otherwise provides no evidence for. For the Western press, the 20th National Congress of the Chinese Communist Party offered a number of signals which—if read inContinue reading “U.S. media searched for crisis at China Party Congress / by Eric Horowitz”

No to U.S. intervention in Haiti! / by CPUSA Peace & Solidarity Commission

Image:  U.S. Marines patrol Port-au-Prince after 2004 coup, U.S. Airforce, Wikimedia Once again the major corporate media, including the New York Times and Washington Post, call for military intervention in Haiti. Yet one would have to search painstakingly to find when these bastions of the “free press” last opposed sending the U.S. war machine or its proxies intoContinue reading “No to U.S. intervention in Haiti! / by CPUSA Peace & Solidarity Commission”

A failure to review America’s nuclear posture / by Joe Cirincione

Originally published: Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists on October 28, 2022 President Joe Biden has passed on his best chance to operationalize his stated goal of reducing the role in U.S. security policy of America’s more than 5,400 nuclear weapons with the public release on October 27 of the Nuclear Posture Review (NPR). Biden is now the 14th president overContinue reading “A failure to review America’s nuclear posture / by Joe Cirincione”

In Today’s Election, the Survival of Brazil’s Democracy Is at Stake / An Interview With Vincent Bevins

Supporters of Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva wave flags during a campaign rally in a street in Brasília, on October 29, 2022. (Evaristo Sa / AFP via Getty Images) Originally published in Jacobin, on October 30, 2022 Today, Brazilian voters are not just choosing between Bolsonaro and Lula — the far right and the LeftContinue reading “In Today’s Election, the Survival of Brazil’s Democracy Is at Stake / An Interview With Vincent Bevins”

The American Empire Runs Through the Compact States / by Edward Hunt

Pohnpei International Airport. (Photo: Mike LaMonaca/Flickr) Originally published in Antiwar.com on October 24, 2022 U.S. officials are working to integrate the compact states more closely into the American empire in the Pacific Ocean. For the past year, U.S. diplomats and military leaders have been advising the leaders of Palau and the Federated States of MicronesiaContinue reading “The American Empire Runs Through the Compact States / by Edward Hunt”

U.S. eyes military intervention in Haiti, again / by W.T. Whitney Jr.

Protesters calling for the resignation of Haitian Prime Minister Ariel Henry run after police fired tear gas to disperse them in the Delmas area of Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Monday, Oct. 10, 2022. | Odelyn Joseph / AP The news story begins: “The Council of Ministers [on October 8 in Haiti] authorized the prime minister to seek the presenceContinue reading “U.S. eyes military intervention in Haiti, again / by W.T. Whitney Jr.”

Fake Ukraine referendums, pipeline sabotage raise danger of wider war / by C.J. Atkins

Voting at the point of a gun? A military vehicle drives along a street with a billboard that reads: ‘With Russia forever, September 27,’ prior to a referendum in the Luhansk People’s Republic controlled by Russia-backed separatists, eastern Ukraine, Sept. 22, 2022. | AP Russia now stands ready to annex the parts of eastern UkraineContinue reading “Fake Ukraine referendums, pipeline sabotage raise danger of wider war / by C.J. Atkins”

Pledging “pain,” Federal Reserve declares war on the working class / by Marcus Day

“Working Class Day of Action” Call for better living and working conditions (Photo: Elitsha) Originally published: World Socialist Web Site on August 27, 2022 In his speech Friday at the Federal Reserve’s annual summit in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell made one thing clear: America’s financial oligarchy is determined to make theContinue reading “Pledging “pain,” Federal Reserve declares war on the working class / by Marcus Day”