US Provocation and North Korea: Pretext for War with China

By James Petras USS Carl Vinson Near Korean Peninsula Introduction US Empire building on a world-scale began during and shortly after WWII. Washington intervened directly in the Chinese civil war (providing arms to Chiang Kai Shek’s army while the Red Army battled the Japanese), backed France’s re-colonization war against the Viet Minh in Indo-China and…

Duterte for Dummies

True for Libya, as well as the Philippines: “Please do not pass judgments based only on what you read in your own language and especially in English, and from the sources that have been, on so many occasions, and so thoroughly discredited.” By Andre Vltchek Via Tortilla Con Sal When Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez ascended…

Latin America’s New Relationship with Asia and the US

Tortilla con Sal Last weekend’s Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation Summit in Peru’s capital, Lima, confirmed that Latin America’s international relations are in a phase of accelerating transition. Latin America is building a clear commercial, economic and diplomatic relationship with Asia independently of whether or how much President-elect Donald Trump follows through on his proposed protectionist…

The Two Koreas: Part I & II by Fidel Castro

The Two Koreas Part I By Fidel Castro Ruz The Korean nation, with its unique culture that differentiates it from its Chinese and Japanese neighbors, has existed for three thousand years. These characteristics are typical of societies in that Asian region, including those of China, Vietnam and others. There is nothing like it in Western…