Western media has not much evolved from the era of the yellow peril in its routine China-bashing / by Felix Abt

[Source: yahoo.com] Originally published in CovertAction Magazine on November 27, 2022 It is common for Western media to automatically imply or label everything that happens in China as “evil.” The most recent case concerns the events surrounding former Communist Party Chairman Hu Jintao at the 20th National Congress of the Chinese Communist Party in Beijing. [Source: jpost.com]Continue reading “Western media has not much evolved from the era of the yellow peril in its routine China-bashing / by Felix Abt”

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”

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”

Uprising targets Canada’s man in Haiti / by Frantz Elbé, Jovenel Moïse, Mike Duheme, Sébastien Carrière

Sign reads: “Banks are not innocent in our misery.” Originally published in Canadian Dimension, 09.15.2022 A popular uprising has paralyzed life in much of Haiti. While police are violently suppressing protesters, don’t expect Canadian officials to criticize security forces they fund. Major centres across Haiti have been blocked for days. Protesters want foreign appointed leaderContinue reading “Uprising targets Canada’s man in Haiti / by Frantz Elbé, Jovenel Moïse, Mike Duheme, Sébastien Carrière”

Fidel’s guidance in all of Cuba’s struggles / by Alejandra Garcia

Originally published: Resumen English on August 11, 2022 These days Cuba is recovering from an unprecedented fire, which has kept Matanzas, the whole island, and especially rescuers, firefighters, and authorities on full alert since the night of August 5. The continuous explosions in one of the main oil storage facilities in the country left aContinue reading “Fidel’s guidance in all of Cuba’s struggles / by Alejandra Garcia”

Former CIA chief admits to U.S. meddling in foreign elections / by Morning Star Online

Former CIA director James Woolsey | Photo: Christopher Michel Creative Commons Originally published: Morning Star Online on July 26, 2022 Former CIA director James Woolsey has admitted that the U.S. “interferes” in elections in other countries to protect its interests. He made the candid remarks during an interview with Fox News presenter Laura Ingraham onContinue reading “Former CIA chief admits to U.S. meddling in foreign elections / by Morning Star Online”

“In Defense of Housing” / by Zachary White

Madden and Marcuse’s essential book on the political economy of housing shows how in an alienated capitalist society, affordable/free housing becomes an “underperforming asset” and gentrification and becomes a “business plan.” From the enclosure of the commons in early modern England to the 20th century trend of deregulation, class war dominates the social relations whichContinue reading ““In Defense of Housing” / by Zachary White”