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…

When Daesh is Defeated: Who Will Fill the Intellectual Vacuum in the Arab World?

Editorial Comment: The suppression of academics is the first phase in the process of cultural genocide. Following empire’s implacable campaigns of assassination, political persecution and ideological cleansing, leading  intellectuals and visionaries in the MENA region have been marginalized and largely silenced. The result is tragic and immediate, but the negative repercussions will extend well into the…

Caribbean Reparations Movement Must Put Capitalism on Trial

The struggle for reparations in the Caribbean should become a site of the class struggle and organizing the people for socialism or communism. By Ajamu Nangwaya Why is the reparations movement in the Anglophone Caribbean not putting capitalism on trial in its campaign to force British imperialism to provide financial compensation for its industrial and…

Oil Flows Through Dakota Access Pipeline

Editorial Comment: To understand why the pipeline has gone forward, read these revealing articles: All Eyes On Dakota Access – All Eyes Off Bakken Genocide Standing Rock: Profusion, Collusion and Big Money Profits Addendum to Standing Rock:Profusion, Collusion & Big Money Profits After months of fierce opposition from Native Americans and environmentalists, the controversial Dakota…

Deep State in Haiti: Assassinations and the Quiet Genocide of the Poor

Editorial Comment: The original article published yesterday (and intact with links below) was in an email from Èzili Dantò. Today’s update is taken from her article which appears on her website at this link. Both will remain. A.V. The deep state creates a script for the unsuspecting public to play out. They rule through fear…

Ethiopia: Regime Repression the Modus Operandi Under its US Handlers

US lawmakers, scholars, and rights groups say it is time for a change in US Policy By Sophia Tesfamariam Ethiopia is once again in deep crisis, threatening to implode under the weight of the regime’s diplomatic, economic, political and military corruption. After nationwide protests that lasted over a year, the regime imposed a draconian State…