Posts Tagged ‘imperial’

Sodales Augustales: Rome’s Elite Imperial Cult Dedicated to the Emperor

The Sodales Augustales were a religious organization in ancient Rome dedicated to the worship of the emperor. Composed of prominent citizens, they served as ambassadors and reinforced the emperor’s divine status, contributing to the unity and stability of the empire.  Read more Section:  News History Ancient Traditions Read Later  Source

The Great Forbidden City: A Glimpse into China’s Imperial Past

The Forbidden City of China, a sprawling imperial palace that once housed the China’s powerful emperors, is a marvel of ancient architecture and Chinese history. Spanning an impressive 720,000 square meters, the UNESCO World Heritage listed site contains the largest collection of preserved ancient wooden structures in the world. With over 800 buildings and nearly […]

Imperial dominance disguised as democratic deterrence

The Pentagon’s national defense strategy drives record military spending. Source

Secrets of Imperial Japan; The Pacific “Theatre”

In a series of essays (1, 2, 3, 4a, 4b, 4c, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 and perhaps more to come) on the Pacific Theatre of World War II, a British contributor to the Miles Mathis website who goes by name “Lestrade” has done a driveby history of Imperial Japan, that in my […]

The Imperial State Crown’s Coffin Ride: History Completes a Chapter

The Crown Jewels of the United Kingdom are symbols of the British monarchy’s regalia and vestments, accumulated over 800 years of English and British history. Part of this collection is the Imperial State Crown, symbolizing the sovereignty of the monarch, and it’s been doing the rounds in the news again. In connection to the late […]

Coveted Imperial Titulature, Emperors and Empresses: Don’t Blame Queen Victoria

The title of “emperor” is commonly seen as superior to that of “king”.  But that has not always been the case.  Ironically, what is now translated as “emperor” started out not as a title at all but as an attempt to avoid a monarchical title altogether.  Read more Section:  News Premium Preview Read Later 

The US Transformed A Tiny African State Into A Hub Of Imperial Aggression

Above Photo: U.S. Army Mountain Warfare School instructors with the Vermont Army National Guard travelled to Djibouti to teach a five-day Joint Expeditionary Mountain Warfare Course to service members from France’s 5th Overseas Interarms Regiment (5e RIAOM) at the Arta Range Complex, Dec. 12-16, 2021. US Army photo. Using And Abusing Djibouti. From Djibouti, The […]

The Imperial Legacy Of Climate Change

Above Photo: The commitments made at COP were unserious and performative, constituting little more than corporate greenwashing. PA. Western countries aren’t just huge polluters, they also built their economies through destructive colonial practices. Any strategy to tackle climate change has to deal with that legacy. The student movement is no stranger to protests and direct […]

The imperial hubris of “the good war”

In his excellent new book Reign of Terror Spencer Ackerman reminds us that the Taliban offered the United States peace terms a few months after 9/11. The U.S. would have been negotiating at the height of its leverage, but Rumsfeld said no. I remember a Weekend Update joke on SNL at the time. Something like, […]

Obstacles to Emancipatory Transformations: The Imperial Mode of Living

by Ulrich Brand and Markus Wissen Many necessary everyday items that are produced as commodities are tied to a range of activities that are invisible during their purchase, consumption and use: the origin of raw materials used in household appliances, medical devices or transport; water and energy infrastructures; the working conditions under which materials are […]

Most US Wars Were Started for Resource Theft, Imperial Hubris And Racist Animus

Above Photo: When Will We Tear Down the Monuments that Glorify Them? In the past few years, liberal activists have initiated a campaign to remove monuments and other symbols of the Southern Confederacy that fought the U.S. Civil War to uphold slavery. Yet, this Memorial Day, many of these same liberals will actively celebrate […]

Livia Drusilla: Imperial Wife of Rome and Emperor Maker

Livia Drusilla was the third wife of Augustus, the first Roman emperor. Prior to her marriage to Augustus, she was married to a Roman politician by the name of Tiberius Claudius Nero. Through this first marriage, Livia had two sons, Tiberius, and Drusus. Whilst the former succeeded Augustus as emperor, the latter’s descendants also became […]

The Failure of Imperial College Modeling Is Far Worse than We Knew

A fascinating exchange played out in the UK’s House of Lords on June 2, 2020. Neil Ferguson, the physicist at Imperial College London who created the main epidemiology model behind the lockdowns, faced his first serious questioning about the predictive performance of his work. Ferguson predicted catastrophic death tolls back on March 16, 2020 unless […]

The end of the imperial governorship

And in Ohio, Republicans last month successfully overrode party-mate Gov. Mike DeWine’s veto of a bill that gave lawmakers say over numerous emergency and health orders. “We can’t leave it up to one person — no matter how much we like him or her — and everyone else who was elected has to sit on […]

Made in the USA, assisted by its imperial partners, hell exists in raped and destroyed nations by US-led aggression.

Hell on Earth Exists Stephen Lendman / Stephen Lendman Hell on Earth Exists by Stephen Lendman ( – Home – Stephen Lendman) Made in the USA, assisted by its imperial partners, hell exists in raped and destroyed nations by US-led aggression. It’s worst of all in ravaged Yemen since October 2001, a nation under attack […]

The Heian Era: Golden Age of Japan’s Imperial Court

The Heian period, which lasted from the 8 th to the 12 th centuries AD, is considered to be the last division of Japan’s classical era. This period began with the establishment of a new imperial capital at Heian-kyo (modern-day Kyoto), and ended with the founding of the Kamakura shogunate in 1185 AD.  Several new Buddhist sects […]

LaRouchePac’s Take On Coup Against Trump and British Zionist Imperial Interests Behind It. A Foreign Power Has Thrown This Election: British!

You can watch the impeachment proceedings on CSPAN. By Barbara Boyd James Carville, now shrunk to the angry mental sterility of his fellow aging boomers at their fantasized barricades, once had something meaningful to say. When Bill Clinton ran against George H.W. Bush, Carville called the issue, saying, “It’s the economy, stupid.” Carville said […]

Imperial Harem of the Ottoman Empire Served the Sultan in More Ways Than One

The imperial harem of the Ottoman era was the collection of wives, servants, and concubines of the Sultan, who sometimes numbered in the hundreds. Some were mere playthings or used for the production of heirs, while others rose to great power and influence. The term “harem” brings to mind an image of a room full […]

British Imperial Roots of ZIONISM

By Doug Miller “Oh the Protestants hate the Catholicsand the Catholics hate the Protestantsand the Hindus hate the Muslimsand everybody hates the Jews; But during National Brotherhood Week…” And for those who are not familiar with Dr. Lehrer’s sardonic satire, the full version of this song deriding one of the patronising habits of the LBJ-style […]

How ‘Office of the US President’ developed ‘Imperial Power’: TV Report

[embedded content] Video link: Description: Television report on the historical development of the US president’s powers, into what is now referred to by some as the ‘Imperial Presidency’. Source: Al Mayadeen TV (YouTube)Date: November 27, 2020(Important Note: Please help us keep producing independent translations for you by contributing as little as $1/month here: Transcript: TV Report: When the […]

US Imperial Audacity

By Stephen Lendman Source From long ago use of smallpox infected blankets against Native Americans to the present day, the US used and continues to use chemical, biological, radiological, and other banned weapons in all its preemptive wars against invented enemies. More on this below.  Ignoring how imperial USA operates today, Trump regime assistant secretary […]

Russia vs. US Imperial Aims in Syria

By Stephen Lendman Global Research, October 01, 2020 Former NATO commander General Wesley Clark earlier explained that the US underwent a post-9/11 transformation. A “policy coup” occurred.  With no public debate or acknowledgement, hardliners in Washington usurped power. Days after 9/11, Clark learned from Pentagon commanders that plans were made to “destroy the governments in seven countries.” Besides […]

Unipolar Spin: Why Imperial Leftists Vilify Russia’s Social Democracy

Source Joaquin Flores September 14, 2020 A lie told a thousand times becomes the truth. In reading countless articles from the Atlantic Council press outlets (NYT, WaPo, VICE News, et al), we take for granted that modern Russia is a right-wing regime controlled by an authoritarian personality bent on total domination. As a result, the […]

Imperial hubris takes its toll: US Navy finds most new officers struggle with handling ship collisions

     Nearly 85 percent of junior officers in the United States Navy present “some concern” or “significant concern” with regard to their ability to handle a crisis involving a collision with another ship, according to a recent internal assessment that reviewed 164 officers. Following the lethal collisions in 2017 between commercial ships and US naval […]

Geography Of Imperial Aggression

I recall walking the halls of the United Nations and being told by concerned diplomats from the Global South that the wrath of the United States was not going to be slaked in the battlefields of Afghanistan and Iraq. In 2002, US President George W. Bush announced that three countries belonged on his Axis of […]

Imperial Road To Conquest: Peace And Disarmament Agreements

Imperial Road To Conquest: Peace And Disarmament Agreements Above Photo: Alan Denney/Flickr May 01, 2018 “Information Clearing House” – In recent years US imperial strategy has sought to lessen the cost of defeating and overthrowing independent countries. The means and method are fairly straight forward. World-wide propaganda campaigns which demonize the adversary; the enlistment and collaboration of European […]

John Pilger On Mainstream Media And Imperial Power

John Pilger On Mainstream Media And Imperial Power Above Photo: John Pilger, Australian journalist and documentary maker, arrives to meet WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange at the Ecuadorian Embassy, in London, June 22, 2012. (AP/Lefteris Pitarakis) Emmy award-winning filmmaker John Pilger is among the most important political filmmakers of the 20th and 21st century. From Vietnam to Palestine […]

John Pilger on the Mainstream Media and Imperial Power

Emmy award-winning filmmaker John Pilger is among the most important political filmmakers of the 20th and 21st century. From Vietnam to Palestine to atomic war, Pilger’s work has been on the cutting edge, and his stinging critique of western media has always be revelatory. And, no doubt, his biting analysis is more relevant and important […]

Bolivian Military Officers Graduate From Anti-Imperial School

Bolivian Military Officers Graduate From Anti-Imperial School Above: More than 400 officers graduated from Bolivia’s military academy, the School of Anti-Imperialism, established in 2016. | Photo: ABI Bolivian President Evo Morales has attended the graduation of 407 military officers from the School of Anti-Imperialism in Bolivia, highlighting the importance of the Bolivian Armed Forces in defending sovereignty. […]

Washington’s new security strategy has ‘imperial nature’ – Kremlin

“Looking through [the strategy], particularly those parts concerning our country, one can see the imperial nature of the document, as well as persistent unwillingness to abandon the idea of a unipolar world and accept a multipolar world,” he said. Peskov stressed that Moscow strongly disagrees with Washington’s stance towards Russia expressed in the document, which […]

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