Posts Tagged ‘imperialism’

Quagmire of American Imperialism in Afghanistan and Beyond

Handover ceremony at Camp Anthonic, from US Army to Afghan Special Forces, Helmand province, Afghanistan, May 2, 2021. Many commentators from different ideological orientations provide a false equivalence of American withdrawal from Afghanistan with the fall of Saigon. It is false because American imperialism was thoroughly defeated by the revolutionary programmes and fighting spirit of […]

Will Afghanistan turn out to be US imperialism’s “Last Gleaming”?

August 26, 2021 The Saker [this analysis was written for the Unz Review] In October of last year I wrote a column entitled “When Exactly Did The AngloZionist Empire Collapse” in which I presented my thesis that the Empire died on 8 January 2020 when the Iranians attacked US bases with missiles and the US did absolutely […]

Afghanistan’s Promising Socialist Future Killed Off By US Imperialism

Above Photo: Women attend a rally in Kabul in the late 1970s. Pinterest. Since the horrific events of Sept. 11, much has been said about the desperate situation of the Afghani people now crushed under the heel of the theocratic, dictatorial Taliban, and about the role of the Northern Alliance and other Taliban opponents who […]

Success Without Imperialism – “What the US Cannot Understand?”

There is always a conflict between high principle and pragmatism. Embracing both is probably a wise strategy. But whether you can actually have anything both ways, or whether the outcome would mean anything if you did, remains to be seen. As Geoff Young, political pundit who has run for political office in the US State […]

Glen Ford’s Journalism Fought For Black Liberation And Against Imperialism

Above Photo: Veteran journalist and founder of Black Agenda Report Glen Ford. I had the honor of working with the late Glen Ford for nearly 20 years. His passing has created a huge void not just for Black Agenda Report (BAR), the site we co-founded with the late Bruce Dixon, but for all of Black politics and […]

The Great Contest Of Our Time Is between Humanity And Imperialism

Above Photo: Uttam Ghosh (India), Let Cuba Live, 2021. On 23 July 2021, a full-page appeal appeared in the New York Times calling on United States President Joe Biden to withdraw the vindictive US blockade against Cuba. As that appeal went to press, I spoke to Chinese journalist Lu Yuanzhi of Global Times (GT). The remainder of this newsletter carries the […]

Under Imperialism, Multiple Crises Deepen In Haiti

Haitian authorities have arrested Colombian mercenaries and Haitian-Americans and charged them with participating in the July 7 assassination of Haitian President Jovenel Moïse. But murky questions still remain: Who organized the attempted coup? Who paid the mercenaries? Who will benefit? Moïse was the only person killed in the attack, although his wife was shot and […]

Cuba’s Fight against Imperialism

Cuba has been witnessing anti-government protests since July 11, 2021. Several objective factors account for these demonstrations. Cuba is experiencing its greatest economic crisis in 30 years. The devastating knock-on effects of the Covid-19 pandemic on the country’s tourism-dependent economy, coupled with criminal sanctions and blockade, have caused real hardship to the Cuban people. The decline in foreign visitors caused […]

 CPC : Not the Party of Mao and Revolution… But of Counterrevolution and Capitalism-Imperialism

Official celebrations have been taking place throughout China to mark the 100th anniversary of the Communist Party of China (CPC). Xi Jinping and other leaders of the ruling CPC pretend that there is an unbroken chain from the founding congress of the party in July 1921 to the present-day CPC. Theirs is a story of […]

Only Anti-Imperialism Can Save Us From Climate Catastrophe

[embedded content] The Green New Deal has become a popular slogan among progressive Democrats in recent years. But we need to be wary of the capitalist class co-opting the energy around climate change to maintain the imperialist global order they benefit from. To discuss this and more, Rania Khalek is joined by Max Ajl, a […]

Watch: Students Sign ‘Cancel Memorial Day’ Petition; “It’s A Celebration Of U.S. Imperialism And Colonialism”

Members of the So Called ‘squad’ of extreme leftist Democrats spent thousands of dollars on hiring private security while simultaneously calling for defunding and even abolishing the police, a report highlights. According to Federal Election Commission (FEC) records, Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (New York), Ilhan Omar (Minnesota), Cori Bush (Missouri) and Ayanna Pressley (Massachusetts) privately built up their own protection forces, […]

Economics Of The New Cold War And US ‘Super Imperialism’

 The Grayzone’s Max Blumenthal and Ben Norton interview world-renowned economist Michael Hudson on his concept of American “super imperialism” and the economics of the new cold war on China and Russia. In this wide-ranging discussion on the Moderate Rebels podcast, Hudson addresses US sanctions on Venezuela and Iran, the policies of the Joe Biden administration, […]

Why Imperialism May Be In Its Most Dangerous Phase Now; Resistance Needs Peaceful Path of High Creativity

Silently and stealthily,  unannounced and unheralded, imperialism may have already entered its most dangerous phase. Ironically this dangerous phase may not necessarily be linked to any definite evidence of increasing strength of imperialism. In fact the forces of imperialism have become so dangerous precisely because these are increasingly weaker and vulnerable in some respects, yet […]

Vaccine imperialism, now led by Biden, the Democrat, And Vaccine compradors, now led by Modi of Swadeshi

“Our private sector has set an exemplary example of innovation and enterprise in developing COVID-19 vaccines,” said PM Modi: “We are lucky to have such a robust pharma sector that smoothly carries out production,” he said in his address to the country on 20 April 2021.     A notice about the shortage of Covishield vaccine […]

 Neo-Imperialism and Indigenous People

                “Suppose there are ten people in this room. Seven are starving, and one is winning medals, and two are doing OK. And I say, ‘Look at these seven people who are starving,’ and you say, ‘Oh, don’t be so negative, no, things are not so bad – look at the other three.’ Really?” Arundhati […]

 A Brief history of Neo-imperialism-History and Methods

(Photo: Mr. Fish / Truthdig) Till the 1960’s, Neoliberalism had the same status in economics as Wahhabism (a supremacist, fundamentalist and intolerant version of Islam) had in Islam. (1). How it became the guiding principle of Western countries is an interesting question. Neoliberalism claims that human beings are best served by liberating the entrepreneurial class through strong private  property […]

The Watchdogs of Imperialism and the Uyghur Genocide Slander

By Stephen Gowans Source On February 26 the Canadian Parliament passed a motion, by a vote of 226 to 0, expressing the opinion that “the People’s Republic of China has” implemented “measures intended to prevent” Uyghur and other Turkic Muslim births and that these measures are “consistent with” the United Nations Genocide Convention. The reality is […]

Vaccine Imperialism: China vs. The Western World

Above photo: Heng Sinith/AP. Vaccine Racism: How wealthy nations stockpile life-saving vaccines while poor countries and poor people within these countries are ignored. How western countries criticize China, despite China’s success in containing the virus and providing vaccines to the world. China and Russia are among the first countries in the world to vaccinate people, according to the […]

ACH (1438) Dr. Matthew Raphael Johnson – Alexei Navalny And American Imperialism

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General Soleimani led the Iranian nation in its struggle against U.S. Imperialism and Zionism

The imperious U.S. has never forgiven the Iranian nation and people for standing up to it. The 1953 CIA initiated coup that installed the hated Pahlavi regime was a dagger that pierced the heart of the Iranian people. Ever since the great Iranian Revolution of 1979, the U.S. has tried by hook or by crook […]

US Back to ‘Normal’ Imperialism

Sputnik By Finian Cunningham 13:09 GMT 24.11.2020 The next US administration is taking shape with President-elect Joe Biden naming his picks to top cabinet posts and national security. It heralds a return to “normal” US imperialism and militarism. That is something to dread not celebrate, as American and European media would have us believe. The […]

 Dispossession and Imperialism Repackaged as ‘Feeding the World’

The world is fast losing farms and farmers through the concentration of land into the hands of rich and powerful land speculators and agribusiness corporations. Smallholder farmers are being criminalised and even made to disappear when it comes to the struggle for land. They are constantly exposed to systematic expulsion. In 2014, the Oakland Institute […]

The China And Africa Connection US Imperialism Does Not Want You To Know About

The US sows hysteria about China because Washington can no longer dictate global affairs without any significant challenge. “AFRICOM’s growth is aligned with the ‘pivot to Asia’” The following remarks were given by this writer at a symposium organized by the Black Alliance for Peace on September 24th entitled “Full Spectrum Dominance: From AFRICOM to the […]

Beirut Explosion, Western Imperialism And Media Misinformation

On August 4, 2020, an explosion of tons of ammonium nitrate being stored at the port of Beirut Lebanon ripped through the city killing 0ver 170 people and injuring 6,000 people. This happened at a time when Beirut was already suffering an economic collapse and the COVID-19 pandemic. We speak with Rania Khalek, a Lebanese-American […]

Democracy Now’s “Alt Media” Platform for Humanitarian Imperialism in Syria

NEW YORK CITY — The dust had barely settled after last weekend’s U.S.-led bombing of Syria before a split in the political class developed. While some Beltway figures, media personalities and former officials hailed the bombings, others decried the “limited” nature of the airstrikes. At the grassroots level, a somewhat different debate gripped the left […]

The Stench of Imperialism in Theresa May’s statements

     On April 16 the British prime minister, Theresa May made a speech to parliament setting out the “justifications” for Britain’s participation on the aggression against Syria in the dead-of-night missile attack of April 14. Throughout her speech she dramatically referred to barrel bombs and the smell of gas in the air yet in the […]

Democracy Now’s “Alt Media” Platform for Humanitarian Imperialism

NEW YORK CITY — The dust had barely settled after last weekend’s U.S.-led bombing of Syria before a split in the political class developed. While some Beltway figures, media personalities and former officials hailed the bombings, others decried the “limited” nature of the airstrikes. At the grassroots level, a somewhat different debate gripped the left […]

WHERE DID ALL THIS IMPERIALISM WAR AND PROPAGANDA COME FROM?

WHERE DID ALL THIS IMPERIALISM WAR AND PROPAGANDA COME FROM? Early 1900s CE: A MAJOR DEBATE ABOUT IMPERIALISM TOOK PLACE: In this must read speech it show mostly a continuation of the British belief that they represent a “Superior Race” improving the lot of ignorant natives that could not manage their own affairs and needed […]

United States aggression in Syria: A blue print for Imperialism

     Syria’s prolonged conflict and misery going into its eighth year is no accident. It is by design. American imperialist design. First though, we note the increasing reprehensible absurdity in this conflict. Turkey, which invaded Syria nearly a month ago in violation of Syria’s sovereignty, this week accused Damascus of “terrorism” after the Syrian government […]

Flaunting British Neo-Imperialism in Asia-Pacific

By Joseph Thomas For over a century, the British Empire exerted control over Asia-Pacific, outright colonizing India, Burma, Malaysia, Hong Kong, Singapore and Australia while influencing and encroaching upon greater China, Siam and beyond. It exploited the people and natural resources of the region, fueled conflict as it waged war with rival European […]

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