Syria: Avaaz, Purpose & the Art of Selling Hate for Empire

By Cory Morningstar Wrong Kind of Green “The Ivy League bourgeoisie who sit at the helm of the non-profit industrial complex will one day be known simply as charismatic architects of death. Funded by the ruling class oligarchy, the role they serve for their funders is not unlike that of corporate media. Yet, it appears…

R2P: The Tables Turn on the West in Crimea

By Tony Cartalucci R2P, or the “responsibility to protect,” was a geopolitical tool used by the West after thoroughly destabilizing a nation through armed proxies to then intervene militarily, enact regime change, occupy, and reorder the nation both economically and sociopolitically. It has been used to devastating effect in Serbia in the carving out of…

Welcome to the Brave New World – Brought to You by Avaaz

By Cory Morningstar In the image above, Tom Perriello, an Avaaz co-founder, can be seen arranging Avaaz banners. On the Avaaz Flickr account one can find images with the credit as follows: “Tom Perriello, http://www.AVAAZ.org, The World in Action, tom@avaaz.org, (M) +1-434-825-0745 [Source][2007] Image: U.S. President Barack Obama with Avaaz co-founder and (former) U.S. Representative…

Snowden Revisited

UPDATE: Snowden’s disclosures are part of an imperial operation within the intelligence apparatus. By Jorge Capelán, RLP/TcS Three months after their publication, the revelations of US National Security Agency functionary Edward Snowden leave a series of unanswered questions. The version that presents Snowden as a solitary hero confronting the imperialist espionage apparatus needs to be…

The Unwitting Agents of the Imperial Order: “The Wishful Thinking Left”

By Jean Bricmont Libya 360° Syria 360° Once upon a time, in the early 1970′s, many people, including myself, thought that all the “struggles” of that period were linked: the Cultural Revolution in China, the guerrillas in Latin America, the Prague Spring and the East European “dissidents”, May 68, the civil rights movement, the opposition…

UN Special Forces Deployed in Congo’s Katanga Province

By Anne Garrison KPFA Evening News, 07.04.2013 KPFA spoke to Friends of the Congo Mining Researcher Kambale Musavuli about UN Special Forces moving into the Democratic Republic of the Congo’s Katanga Province. Transcript: KPFA Evening News Anchor Anthony Fest: For many months the most prominent news story about the Democratic Republic of the Congo has been…

UN panel reveals effects of imperialist exploitation of Africa

Report details plunder of resources and growing inequality By Bryan Ellis One in four gold miners in South Africa suffers from silicosis, a debilitating and incurable disease that can easily be prevented. Global capitalism’s exploitation of Africa has made a rare appearance in the dominant media. The glimpse of reality came about thanks to former…

Venezuela: Food Shortages Are Due to “Economic Warfare”

By Chris Carlson During a speech on Saturday, Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro blamed food shortages on an “economic war” from the Venezuelan private sector, and assured the government is taking measures to resolve the issue. Shortages of basic food items have been felt across the country in recent months, with Venezuela’s Central Bank reporting for…